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Ep. 190: Ross Chastain

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Ep. 190: Ross Chastain

"How did a man with thirteen alibi? Witnesses get convicted of murder. I still don't understand what I'm doing prison a new dateline. Original podcast series thirteen allies. Listen now on apple podcasts. Welcome to the aspirin, Casey podcast. I'm your host Nate Ryan. My guest for this episode is Ross Chastain, who sat down with us during a very interesting time for those who have followed Justin's NASCAR career, you'll know that things are nearly always interesting for him. It's been quite an up and down ride over the past year for the driver whose family is in the watermelon farming business this conversation with Ross happened Tuesday, June eighteenth, which was two days after his winning truck. It Iowa speedway was disqualified for a post race inspection failure in addition to losing fifty five points and having a playoff eligible winds stripped, Chastain underfunded. Team also lost a fifty thousand dollar bonus. Now there was redemption this past Saturday at worldwide technology raceway at gateway as Chastain one again. But this time got to keep the fifty thousand dollar bonus and the playoff eligibility, and he now will make the playoffs provided he. He can climb into the top twenty points over the next five races. I have no doubt that he can do that, nor should you. There are few NASCAR drivers who have overcome adversity as Chastain has you'll hear some of that in this podcast as we touch on his worlwide and two thousand nineteen across Cup expanding, and the gander outdoors truck series Chastain started the first thirty seven races of two thousand nineteen in those three national circuits running for j Robinson's premium motorsports in Cup call a gracing. And Johnny Davis, J D motor sports and expanding and niece motorsports in trucks, Ross senses elected to focus fulltime on running the truck series while still continuing to run Cup and expanding when he can he flew directly from his gateway win late Saturday night to cinema early Sunday morning to run a Cup race on a track. He'd never seen before on about three hours. Sleep. This is a fairly remarkable story for NASCAR and Chastain is quite the character even though this podcast was taped four days ahead of the gateway victory, you will hear Ross call his shot multiple times in predicting. He would win the race at gateway. So let's pick up our conversation with Chastain. This is Ross explaining, what the mood was like, for the niece motor sports team at shop the day after the disqualification at Iowa talked to the Cody Fowler general manager, Al flu, and he wasn't at Iowa your owner team around niece, so he flew in yesterday. Just come the shop and, and, you know, it's been some very, very upset people involved in Allen -cluded, and obviously all of us for the way a lot of things were handled in the way that some people acted that we thought were a little better than that. So definitely not gonna get into naming names, but there was some things handled it. Not how you handle things. So a lot of us were upset. I was more upset about the people side, not even the call or the d q what how it works out. I'll be fine with. I know that we want straight up and because dynamic ride height is on the ground. You're you're on the race track scraping, the ground all the way around and everybody is, and then you have to get it back up. And ours, didn't come up. That's, that's why it didn't come out. I don't know. They're still trying to figure that out. But I'm good with the fact that, that we have race-winning trucks, and we can go out and win a bunch of races. We're going. We're going to go for our third one of the year at gateway. I mean we gave them eight race headstart. What's one more race? I mean how they had these guys need points. So no issues on my in one hundred percent confidence don't want to sound cocky, but I am confident because I know what it's like to not have speed and you're struggling, and you don't have the resources. And we have the resources. Now we don't have all the funding, but it was it was it was very big swing this week not winning. Money. Once we thought we did, even though we didn't go there what they're preparing to win it, but you don't put that into the budget, but it definitely would have filled some holes that we have. So we just gotta find another way to do that. And that's we're busy plugging away, trying to with our existing partners. And trying to bring on new ones, just like everybody in the sport is so that was a fifty thousand dollar bonus that unfortunately got also snatched away by this NASCAR call. It is a little salty like I'll be honest. Right. So we're a little a little wide right now because we are the first ones to have a wind taken away, and, and just the trickle down and the repercussions of that will will be falling out, there will be fallout from this for us for a long time. And I mean it shook out east in all of us to our cores on on. What are we doing? Why are we doing this als prepared for years to win races with his race team? This is year three or four in the amount of investment and infrastructure. He's put up to put into this race team. And, and to get your second wind and they take it away. I think it really made them think. About why are we? Why is he doing this? And is this worth doing? I mean it it did. And he's a guy that wears his emotion on his sleeve just like I do. And, and he's honest and he came in the shop yesterday and had some for me, very bone jarring words that was like holy cow. This could have a really bad effect on, on my on all of our futures. His included in NASCAR and mine with his truck team. And I feel like I'm he's been a springboard for me to compete for wins this year, so far on top of having chances in the ten car with colleague nutrient egg solution. So it's, it's scary stuff right now, and it's that's why we just needed. We, we will we will we will go in this weekend. And we will keep winning. So you're team owner, Al knees came into NASCAR in two thousand sixteen very recently committed to running this series fulltime. And it sounds as if he's, he's add, maybe second thoughts about. I mean he's committed to this year. But on that is this kind of jarred me a little bit and said, is it worth it? I mean how in the world when you feel like you're everybody's against you and you already got one hand tied. Behind your back when you walk in the door, and they got should strapped down. So it's I mean I, I know I'm very biased right now. The punishment of taking that went away for, for tech ride height rules when that rule will go away. I it's already it's already gone from Cup. It's gonna keep trickling down and go away. They won't admit that until it happens in right? You can't I mean until they put it in place, for whatever the future date is. But, but that's that's rules. That's it that those same rules richer, local short-track and, and that's we I had growing up at punk Goto speedway. You had to meet your minimum ride height rules it was four inches for the body and six inches for the frame, and our fast trucks. And if that old metal square tubing didn't fit underneath the body at four inches. If it rubbed anywhere you got thrown out, granted, we were running big thousand pounds springs and nothing else back then. So now with, with, with pigtails springs and everything you do to, to make these trucks, lower to the ground and scrub the racetrack. 'cause lowers better and it's, it's just a it's an. Inexact science sometimes. And but the right rule will go away. And but that's that wasn't the case this weekend in Iowa. And, and we just have to live with it for now. It is the rule brackets Laskey has suggested NASCAR might want to consider taking its rulebook and taking out every other page just indiscriminately just rip them out. One by one is that something you being favor is sounds like there's too many rules right now across the board. There's a rule because someone pushed the, the gray area. And then they had to write it down. You know, they had to put it in writing and today's world you have to put everything in writing. So it's not that simple. It sounds great a no. It's not that simple. But man, if they would just look at it as a as are the boss like quit listening to everybody. I don't care what anybody says on the podcast like no fence to any of us, but our my vote shouldn't count, and neither should the media. Neither should the team owners like it should be like it's their sandbox. And they're like they jumped back and forth like no. This is ours L, but will listen to you, and then we'll know we're going to go this. It's like more iron ship up, run this thing. Thing and be transparent and be but understand what you're talking about and just make the call. And I think that if that would have been the case with, you know, you look at somebody like way not. And he's been my series director since I came in the truck series and we both kind of moved to these fifty series, about the same time and he's somebody in him BUSTER, and, like they they're real people, and they understand what's cheating. And what's not I know that they've put out this new rule. And it just covers all failures after the race. So it didn't matter if we had if we had a hundred motor with one hundred extra horsepower. We put a big space on it, you know, where we could get more power, or we were a little bit low on our front splitter. It's the same penalty. How do you have so many rules? And then you have one that just covers it all. And they say all our hands are tied. That's the rule. Well, first of all, they wouldn't even tell me what was going on. Nascar wouldn't talk to me after the race. So that's sort of what your disgruntled about is. You don't feel like it was handled with interacted with you on the competition side and the the NASCAR. Yeah. There's there's lots of things to be upset about I said already very biased right now. And I'm still upset. You know, and I will be for a long time, but it just feels the need to go and stop them in the dirt again. Man, even though there, ain't no dirt, and at gateway on the on the racing in within the walls, but I'll I'll have done a start and park there. We'll just go beat him again. Well, unfortunately, or maybe fortunately, Ross, we've had a lot of experience with this, overcoming adversity. I mean let's go back and look at the last year and you get the expanding opportunity last year were Chip Ganassi racing. Then you're raising for a win before the crash with Kevin Harvick and your debut in that car. Then he comes out and obviously has some unkind things to say toward you. And then two weeks later though you win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The first time in the expanding series, you get announces the fulltime expanding driver can ASI racing's several weeks later. And then a month after that the ride goes away because the sponsorship disappear. So now you win a race and not even our later. It it's gone. You look at this. Like if you found yourself wondering, you know, why do these things always happen to me, this good bad good bad dynamic. Or is it just another opportunity of is the way I roll? Yeah, it's definitely not. Way, I would have written it. I don't think that they would ever even make a movie about this. You know, write a book at the fictional book, but believe it. But Rangers in fiction. Yeah. So it's I truly do believe in through my faith, and I don't like to talk about that much. But it's I believe there's like I'm there's a plan there's playing for everybody. There's playing for me. And I'm good with his plan for me. So that's this is part of it. And for some reason, I'm going to I get to go through this, you know, and, and he's not the way I choose to do it. I don't want them to take the win away, but thinking back to the range of motions after the race of the highest of highs again and then to the moments leading up the phone call when I was changing I was still in my race suit after the race and was changing and I get a call that over in tech and it's not looking good, and, and I walk over there. Nobody will talk to you. So just there's, there's a reason this is all happening, and I'm good with it because I believe I believe it's gonna work out and I see the light for my career in NASCAR. And I wouldn't keep doing it if I didn't. But I have have enough people on my side that I feel like it's gonna work out. So definitely not able to join it up. I mean I'm still great with everybody. See, GR and working with those guys to just try to be the best racecar driver, I can be and let them teach me, you know, all their different philosophies of things, and same goes with colleague and premium and, and these motor sports, and then a few races at JD left. So as part of it, I don't know how you take, what's right and wrong, it's just you get up and fight every day. And that's all I do. We'll Jeff Burton sat right here on Mondays NASCAR America and said that he believes you're gonna make the playoffs you're gonna win again and make the top twenty points. And he said, it's because he's seen it he's seen you go through these challenges this adversity. And you always come out stronger. You're tough you have that ability when you go through something like what happened at Iowa Rosty, do you think back on all the ups and downs of the last year, and lean on that to help you get through the current versity or? It's kind of palate, spin. So what, what's any different like this is okay? Why I should probably should have expected something like this to happen. But, but yeah. No, it's just part of it. And I, I know we won that race. And that's what I say. We're going for a third one of the season, and that's a dream come true to be saying that, like, two, two years ago, I would I would have given my left arm to come and talk to you on a podcast and have won an expanded race. And then, you know, last time we talked we were talking about what it was going to be like going into the twenty nineteen season with the car. And then, and then now we're like you still invited me back after all that was gone. So it's like, oh well you're a good guest overseas. We landed on our feet and, and we keep fighting. And so we'll just keep fighting like they're going to hit us over the head. And then we'll punch right back. It doesn't matter. So as you mentioned Ross, you're going for your third win you had a win last month at Kansas speedway and appraise poured in on Twitter afterward. I saw Eric Jones Daniel Henrik Kyle Larson chase Elliott. Some really big names from the Cup series. Congratulate you. And I'm very happy. I'm sure that's partly because of your story, you have great story. No. You don't wanna be called the underdog, and I totally appreciate that. I think be nice if we could refer to you, as Ross Chastain fulltime high profile established ride Cup driver, your story is great. But I think also it speaks to your character that you had all those drivers come in say these positive things about you after the Kansas win. But it took me back to when we were talking here a few months ago at can Asiya on the podcast. You had had some run ins with guys Brennan gone. Joey gays Jimmy Clements. Kevin Harvick cook. I mean there've been some instances where you have not made friends on the racetrack and have not apologized for it. Because as you said, I bring my friends when you get those responses from Eric Jones, or collars, and chase Elliott Daniel homework. Have you gotten to know those guys well from racing against them? Or did it come as a surprise to have that kind of support? I haven't seen. I've got. No, Eric pretty well. There was a time where it's, it's all circumstances, but I was just I was always fighting to stay on the lead lap, and he was in Gibbs Finnity card putting us all that. On lap twenty and you know, I was kind of the first guy I feel like in the field each week. Everybody behind me would just kind of let them go. And I wouldn't. So I, I understand why he was upset because second-place catch up and I was doing things. It was even probably slow me down. And but as long as I keep him behind me and a couple of times we call the caution, and it paid off. And we kept our laps. So I and I never. I told Eric once we got. No, I'm not a policy racing you hard. You know. I mean we race each other and trucks in two thousand thirteen and he'd beat me at at Phoenix for his first win and denied me. My first win when we lead gushing, like most of the race and they got really good right in the race and came and beat us and, and he went on and took off with his career in mind kind of spiraled downhill for a little while. So we're back now and, and a lot of those guys, I it all started with kind of racing heart and then usually once after you get done racing them hard. And then if your career's kind of go into separate series, we can kind of be friends, but. Usually the ones I'm racing with were not friendly. And I don't I mean wrong with not like me. Right. It's not like I come out, and I'm just like I am. I'm a jerk, you know, and I don't care what you think. It's like no, I want people to like me to be around me and stuff. But part of the reason that it stinks so bad this weekend, is it Brett one and, and I don't apologize for this at all. But we've been racing against each other all year. And I've came out on the good end of a lot of our battles. But I've been really aggressive with him. And he's been mad and he's said things to the media. But when he sees me in person he won't say anything, and I'm like, like we ride bikes together with Josh wise and it's like and like all, buddy buddy with me, and then get out after I awoke, and he's telling how he could erect me if he wanted to, like couldn't have you got to me one time. Why are you saying that stuff? So that's what made it even worse, is that, that they won, you know, Jerry, Baxter's, great guy like a lot of guys on their team. But just some of the ways Tim. Stuff has been handled is like, we, we all work together. GM S three buyer chassis. And that's where niece has always gotten their, their start from. And we still do we have orders in now for stuff for bodies and jesse's and stuff. And some sure it's hard for all of us to it is hard for all of us to balance being competitors. If you find some, you know, something that's gonna make your car tenth faster. How you gonna tell your competitor that you already attempts behind, and you're going to get him faster with you, like so there's just we all feel like we're not getting the good end. So it's just this constant struggle with all of us, and maybe I shouldn't be talking about it, but I'm pretty open. I think one day Brett and I will probably work through all that. And I don't want people to be mad at me and I get it like Texas. I cleared myself up on the backstretch and got into Brett's left front and affected his race. So I, I hate that I don't I don't like that. But I do drive aggressive. I'd try to not come out on the bad end of things when that stuff happens. So it's yeah, bring my friends with me in one day. I wonder I'm sure Britain, I'll sit around and have a beer together, maybe or something it'll just somewhere closed environment. And we can we can just be friendly to each other, but it's definitely not happened today. So even though you have drivers congratulate you on Twitter, what you said in December when you got announced, as the niece motorsports driver, you said, I don't get along with many drivers like that's still true even though chase Elliott collars or genzer saying, good job. But you gotta think about it. I'm not racing against him yet. I'm in the Cup race but definitely not racism and I and I'm not holding them up. Yeah. When they let me it's all circumstances. I feel like so maybe when you start raising this goes full-time changes, they'll do chase one spun out at martinsville and a truck race years go and, and we were in position to run pretty good there. And he just dumped us. So it's okay though, so tickets through the decision to run fulltime in the truck series Ross for niece, you know, went into the season, in and everything that happened to see GR kept fluctuating on how many races, I was going to be able to run and virtually it was going to be five races at Nason and once everything happened at it opened up to run as many as we could. And Al kept me in the truck at Vegas in a couple places where we were originally scheduled to. And it just happened to work out that way. Glad it did because to be points. Eligible you had to have run every race. You know, even they don't give you anything. That's a stipulation all their safeguards, I think, into preventing something like this happening was in place, but we just by chance fell into all the right categories and checked all the right boxes. And then some. Happen behind the scenes that my hand kind of got forced. And when we made the decision it was going into the Texas race, you know, for the first triple truck challenge where we would have missed the race because of the rules, so it all just kind of happened. And that's why go back to like whatever my plan is I'm good with just to get in this position to be able to race the truck race at Iowa. What all had to happen outside of any of our control for that to, to come into play was was incredible. And something I don't take for granted. So it was a blessing really, to even be in the race and then to dominate and win. And I'm I'm good with how it's all working out did this team surprise. You know, they were going to be this good. When you got there, I mean, I saw the potential last year and but we didn't ever really raced great we'd qualify. Good, but not race as good as I thought we should be. But all the pieces were there and then Phil Gould, Cody Fayza general manager. He was my crew chief last year. And then Iowa was actually the first time ever. Drove in these struck in practice. A asked me to jump in. I barely knew him just help Justin Fontaine kind of get a handle on what, what was going on with the truck and. And it really had one of his best runs of the year that night at Iowa. So that was a good good big step for him as a driver and from there. We just kept talking. And then Phil Gould comes in Lonnie rush with Chevrolet and a bunch of misfits, kind of from other teams in different crew guys. And, and we all just kind of felt like we got pushed out of our previous roles. And so why not go prove the world wrong and show them all just beat everybody and Atlanta was good. Martinsville was really good. Martinsville was the same truck we just race at Iowa. So we had a fourth and a first with that truck, but we also ran tenth and almost crashed at Dover with a big slide and ran terrible ran like fourteenth all day and finished tenth, you feel good about a race car. You feel bad about one. If you think it doesn't just doesn't handle good. And after Dover I was pretty much ready to throw that truck away. We bring it back to Iowa dominate so it's all about the package. You put in it. So just goes back to the team of building these packages and building these, these setups into these trucks that are capable of dominating races. What can you tell us about the team, owner L knees? He is. A businessman from Texas. He's in the fuel truck and water truck business. So all your construction tights and minds slot of where his businesses seventy seven there's water trucks to whether they're wetting, the, the road, right before they pave it or, you know, have to keep so much moisture in the ground before they put the hot mix down, or keeping the, the gravel roads in a mine, or a pit what it down. You know that's his stuff. And then he he builds the trucks themselves buys the frame, and the drive line from somebody like Ford or whoever. And then he builds the rest of it rolls his own steel for his for his tanks on the fuel trucks, he puts, you can put a thousand gallon tank of diesel on there and all your oils and greases that you need to service. You know, a big track o- or something in a mine, or a dozer. Whatever you need. That's what he does. He's got different plants across the country and, and cells all over the place. So he's going to start a little little line here out of states, fill up there by the race shop. So he is investing into his own business, and using this, this race team as kind of a new. Well, new means to, to sell water trucks. And so there's gonna be some water trucks that will go out into this market in the greater Carolina area, but he's a marine vet and he he used to race sprint cars way back in the day. He really started this truck team because he wanted to drive. He saw other drivers that were later in life and older in age and larger in life. You know what he always thought he liked it and like racing sprint cars and just passionately love racing. And I think that's what's so bad about this past weekend. Is that that's kind of taking some of that passion out? And I know that comes with rules, infractions and stuff, people get upset, but it really for all of us, it's kind of, like, man, what are we, what are we fighting for here with what will happen? So he's a sprint car. Driver that wanted to go truck racing and then realize pretty quick that he better find him a driver and TJ bell came along pretty quick, and really help build the program TJ's, awesome guy, awesome spot, or now, so racism, whenever there's veil ability, kind of guy that feel like never really got the right opportunity. The right time. But really good race. Car driver helps me every week, we go over stuff and, and he's just like a good guy, you know and just loves racing. So from there, I came in last year to help the team, a little bit in a practice session at Iowa and then outside. He wanted me to race at Bristol. Which is actually now that I think about it the same truck, we just one with that was our short-track truck. We ran at Bristol. See it all just kind of snowballed in a good way and other things happened that were bad with CG are that opened up my opportunity to run the truck series. You made that full-time commitment to knees motor sports. And how has that impacted your other rides rows because obviously you've been racing everywhere every series a Cup expanding truck you're still racing inexpensive for colleague racing. I believe you have four more racist Chicago land. Kansas Daytona Texas still coming up. They're still working through all that we know nutri next lesions will be on it Chicago, Kansas and Texas. So and are you still racing for Johnny Davis as well? Yeah. Yeah. I mean, and and there's some it was definitely some sloppy stuff there that it's went on just being one hundred. Cent honest. That's kind of it was some stuff that force my hand. The cotton. We, we swapped over to the Trump not something we planned out to do not something we saw coming until it was just thrown at us. And you're just juggling everything and trying to keep everything going, and I've said it I feel like running as much as I have there's a reason we set a record because it's so hard to do to run for four team owners to annex Finnity one in truck and wanted Cup and try to keep everybody happy and fulfil all your obligations just for the performance, I little on the business side and all the sponsors. I go weeks at a time and never come back to the Carolinas and just fly from one place in the next and straight to the racetrack. And then straight from their back out to another place. So I felt it was a while there were every race team. I drove us mad at me. I mean, there was a couple of weeks or is like everybody had read, and they really had a reason it was my own fault. I was overextended and, you know, it's sort of self out where I was actually happy that I didn't run the Cup race at Michigan one because of the rain delay Garrett Smith league got to drive in and he's a guy that's came along with me, JD and came in a year after me. And we've kind of progressed to. Together in a lot of ways, and I feel like the you know how I got my chance at premium when Reed Sorenson was driving, and Reed helped me now read, and I can help Garrett and it's, it's just kind of how it how it happens. That's, that's the way it goes at premium. You know, somebody comes with a sponsor. That's, that's why I was able to get in like there's no hiding it. I I don't back away from it. That's fine. It ultimately led to me running all, but two races last year. And then Jay Remy in the Daytona five hundred this year and started the year full-bore happens when he finished tenth in the data. That was a good really good start really good race. So I was actually happy to see Garrett. You know that's probably one of the only people, I would have been happy for to see somebody run the car, I was thinking, I would drive. I don't wanna do it every week. But it was nice. It was cool at one time they've happens a few more times. I'm good with it. And then the JD stuff you know, there's just other fun to drivers. And with the way, everything went it was we were way underfunded, we were expected to make the playoffs. We were expected to run top ten when the the funding isn't there. And you can't hire enough people. You can't hire, you can't buy all the parts you need. You can't rent the stuff you need Johnny owns all zone Motors. I've never had a least motor down there in these car. So the, the fact that we can restart next to these guys have full lease Motors, and brand new cars and stuff. And we're buying them used from people. It's if always I've been really proud of, and we've went and ran for a couple of times top five top tens and you just didn't work out this year. And I hate that Johnny Davis. And Gary Keller people out will always love, and always probably good drive for again in the future. If they'll have me in sometime way down the road and still got some races this year. But, you know it just it wasn't didn't work out to run the full season. Well, it did work out that you ran the first thirteen races and expanding ran the first fourteen races and Cup and all ten today in the truck series. So that's slaughter races. That's that's thirty seven raises Ross. I mean your wedding back and forth across the country. Probably not home for weeks. You're back in the. Robinson car this weekend for cinema, but you're only going to be there Sunday. So how does it work for you? You haven't had this logistical nightmare. Too many times yet this year. I know there was the Texas Michigan situation. But how do you get from gateway Saint Louis area to cinema northern California? One day, the next is that happened. Yeah, we'll unfortunately the thing truck race doesn't start till nine local time, which is ten eastern. In Saint Louis. So then I think I think we're on the victory flight. So the charter service out of states Ville would say, I think that premium got me a seat on that. So a bunch of pit crew guys will come do the same thing. And we'll we'll you know right after the race about two hours. I'm sure after the checkered flag will be in the air crews out to California, try to sleep as much as I can on the plane. I mean I don't know what we we. Can't get there. It'll be way into the morning, they I don't know, son might be by the time, we honestly about time we get there. And just you're a big testament to two premium motor sports. Jay Robinson for put me in the car, and he's gonna run three cars out there and Chevrolets helped me a lot with simulator time of just just so I know like how do you get off it road? Where do you go from there? And now this new care sell like how you even know what years to be in. And when to hit the brakes like that's all stuff. You learn either testing or in practice. When you go there as a rookie. You always have a couple hours of practice and I my first lap will be rolling off for the you'll never have seen the track where you start the race. Never never. So, yeah, that's pretty crazy. It is. It's crazy to think about something car had to put a lot of thought into, if it was if they were comfortable with it. And Jay said they were good I guess they're good with big. Thank you to them for that. Yeah. It's going to be crazy. But at least there's a twenty lap for segment, come in at the end of that. I'm sure I'll have burned tires up by then and learning where the curbs are, and how to break and how to accelerate off that final corner and stuff just stuff that all have to learn on the go and, and just uneventful day out there and get laps around the track is my only goal stay on track. So how many more racist for J than do you think? The I think I think a lot. Yeah. Think. Well, it's as many as he wants me. That's, that's all it comes down to his his sponsors are, are happy and they want me. It's up to him. You know, I'm, I'm there for them, you know, there for colleague on there for JD whenever it all works out, and we'll be points race in with niece, even though don't points race. We just go and win with motorsports have helmet will travel for Ross Chastain, as always the Michigan Texas situation when you race Friday night, and Texas and you gotta be in Michigan on Saturday morning for the expanding rates. Is that a commercial thing or is that is they're always charter flight that there was a charter flight? Yeah. There's pretty much that makes your life. A little does. Does it would barely be? I don't know if you could do the gateway to San Francisco, probably, and pasta. I don't think that would work and then we know how commercial flights are these days, there's always delays and canceled flights. So no. Luckily, you know for a relatively inexpensive cost you can get on the team charter plane, and get you right there. And you know, just have rental car goes sleep in the hotel room for about. I think Michigan is set for maybe three hours and got up when the track. And then had to go try to qualify and xfinity car. I had been in all weekend that land in castle practice, and he told me I can hold it wide open. And that was not the case, and I tried. And I almost crashed so, yeah, that was that was a hair-raising moment. You know, hair stand up back your neck drives, down into even turn three come into the green. I was like I was fully confident, just like, oh, Landon knows he, he said, I'll be able to hold it wide open. And I'm coming to the green and I am pushing up into the grey sideways, like okay, maybe the tired for warm enough. Maybe I didn't scrub them hard enough. All right, down into one it'll I was slow off a four definitely stick now not the case. Thanks. Thank you. I guess you have to live your life with a certain degree of faith, the literally figuratively, every sense of the word, and you're just you're not fazed by this travel situation or this running every series situation. You just go and I get in the car the truck, and you hope it works, right? On the biggest reason I do it. And the reason that, that I wanted, when Johnny Davis called me in December of two thousand fourteen about driving, and our plan was to run the first five races. And then start and park until we got sponsorship, and we never did start in part, by the way. So that was incredible. That him Gary Keller ran the all those for over four years, you know with minimal sponsorship all the time. And always put tire well after the first year, always put tires on it after that, he, we learned our lesson a couple of times, trying to run scuffed. And after that, we need the tires, he went and got him all the way to the to any will continue that throughout this year. So once I started running expenditure races so much. I realized how good track time was just running every week. How much better of a driver, I felt like I was becoming it. Had so much room to grow. So that's where I wonder on the Cup race. And I wonder on truck races, and I ran for Bola motor sports and I ran for anybody. Let me drive. You know, get in for people that were sick with seats were way too big. I mean I drove I got in for windows shaven at Atlanta last year halfway through the race. And I literally had to look underneath the top of the steering wheel because I was so much. He had the wheel so high because he's so tall I had to duck this a little bit because the wheels right in my field of view, and I couldn't see out the windshield. I could see over it. So I had to look underneath it and ran about eighty laps around Atlanta that truck like that. They'll do anything I feel safe, and I really have never not felt say so gotten helped Vinny Miller this weekend out in Iowa and practice and just pop in a seat long about in it, then I'm good and s- could drive and tell them what I think, and, and just even just running four laps in an extended branches at Iowa, I think helped me in the truck race. So that's why I want to run as many Cup races, especially with the previous. Package to all that horsepower. No downforce lot of author all time. It was really fun to drive the car spec. Then just go with him. And so you said in the offseason that the best way to clear your head and appreciate life is to get on the tractor, your family's famous watermelon farm for a few days and put the phone away. If you do that during the season or can you? I mean, is it is it Jamaica back to the farm between February and November is it pretty much? Just go go go in the nets, your time to decompress. Yeah. I don't know about the famous part. That's kind of my, my dad will get a crack. Look at a established you as famous, watermelon, farming family, because. Yeah. National television. You're breaking watermelon. Right. Right. Yes. So no, it's not as much time as I would like got down for Easter definitely there for thanksgiving. And other than that, it's, it's, it's pretty few and far between I am going to go on Thursday, take chip while president of Daytona, International Speedway, to South Georgia tift in and cordial area, and take him to a watermelon farm a few years ago. When I first started, we took Michael Waltrip to farm, up in Maryland about an hour south of Dover, Delaware out there on the peninsula. There's a lot of watermelon farming a lot of agriculture out there on the peninsula. But so we're gonna take chip over to South Georgia and show him around the watermelon farm on Thursday. So that'll be the first time I've gotten to Georgia, and I guess, maybe two years, I think, so I used to go there and work a couple of weeks each year, and their scale office and just book out, trucks, and just when I was only racing part time like two thousand fourteen and thirteen I had weeks off at a time. So it's like I'm not sitting here in Charlotte. I don't know many people, I'm not doing anything productive to get better. A race car drivers. I might as well work back in watermelons. Because I know everybody so, you know, book out trucks, or and so. Get to go down there show chip a little bit about the watermelon farm and try to get some workout of them. I don't know how well you know, chip, but think getting I can't see him. Yeah. Or dues labor. I know so he if Ridgely was going to be Thursday, and then it was, oh, I got to be back in Daytona at six PM, and then I'm going to be back at four PM. So now he's got to leave at like twelve thirty. So he's gonna he's gonna call it early, but we'll get a good morning. How this isn't the family farm is no. This is this is some of the some of the people we sell to Mellon one. But the whole watermelon industry is really, it's a huge family. And that's, that's what got me going in racing is my dad obviously wanted wanted to do some hobby racing. And we did that. And when we got to this level in the trucks, we had made a lot of connections, obviously, through the watermelon farm and some of the people in the industry were fans and wanted to help me. So everybody in watermelons, nobody promotes just one brand. Everybody promotes Florida watermelons or Georgia or the South Carolina North Carolina. There's a group out in Indiana and Illinois is co promote and then Maryland, Delaware co promotes, so. It's in the Gulf states do as well. So it's cool. The Dave Ribble to use me kind of marketing platform being that we were watermelon, farmers, everybody almost everybody. Right. You're always gonna have some Debbie Downer group, but enough people voted on it and liked it to spend marketing dollars promote watermelons with me and my racing career so watermelons are easy to sell and my mind. So I have the easiest job in the world I get to go race cars and talk about watermelons all the time. And it really does come natural on both sides of racing and watermelons because it stuff that I truly passionate about, I'm not, you know, putting up a bottle of something and, and just talking about it because I have a PSA with them. And the sponsor my race carts truly is, whether you're buying a watermelon from my family's farm or somebody else, or the neighbor, it's all for the greater good of all of us as watermelon, farmers. We all promote together, and we all we all succeed together because when it's when there's a bad year in an area, everybody has a bad year. Nobody it's either all good or all bad most of the time. And also a pretty good fallback plan for you. If this racing. Thing doesn't work out. I'll be low man on the totem pole. I'm off chasing this stuff, and I am falling behind in a lot of that aspects of people my age that are going into the industry, and people that I grew up with stayed. The course my brother CHAD'S twenty. Now he's in, in South Georgia work in first year. He's, he's on the road, but he wanted to commit to that, and grow more acres when my dad in the spring for our Florida watermelons and then decided to go on the road because he's wanting to live life, and he wants to make money. And, and so that's I I love it for him. I love that he's able to do that, and that we do have a lot of family involved. And that's how a lot of farmers. All right. I mean, there's less farmers. I think than there was. But everybody had to get bigger to feed everybody. I mean the task of feeding this world is absolutely incredible. When you think about it, and really to tie that in is springboard into my relationship with nutrient acts Lucians there in industry. One of the biggest groups for helping farmers grow a better crop so Elliott Sadler and Brett Griffin. Brought me into that. And it's been a natural. Fit from the very beginning. We, we all know each other, we all do the same kind of business. So getting to promote them on my race cars and lead the field with them at Daytona and Talladega. And have more racist coming up and have somebody like Elliott Sadler mentor me and jab back and forth. We know each other good enough that last year road America. They hadn't told me about anything when neutrinos Lucians yet. And I don't really think they knew yet, maybe right around the time they all kinda got together, but somebody brought through an autograph line, a number thirty eight Eminem's car that he had one in. It was a race win die-cast and he looked over at me and he's Ross. This is a race winning NASCAR race cars. You don't know what that is. Do you boy and low behold, we go? And we get forty to ride, and we went at Las Vegas. So I made sure to give him a lot of crap about, you could still. Could still have a race win die-cast with his name on it. They're just now coming in from the Vegas win as soon as they all get delivered to the house. I've got one ready to ship to Elliott in Emporia one for him. And one for why it. So gotta rub it in a little bit. I'm sure he'll appreciate yes. Very much. Speaking of that nasty win. I mean this time of year ago, I'm sure that deal was starting to come together and you're looking at a chance to run a top notch expanding car. And last time I talked to you back in October, we were talking about fulltime ride coming up here for Ganassi. Knicks minicar and obviously everything has changed here as we sit here in June two thousand nineteen where do you feel like your career is now? I mean, I think it's right. Where it's supposed to be not by my choice. I didn't choose it. Don't get me wrong, and nobody on my side chose this path, but we're right where we're led to be. And I'm good with it still great friends with everybody CPR and still work with them. Still just trying to let them. Help me be the best race car driver. I can be, you know, still walk by the podcast room. They're upstairs and see Jeff Dowling and see all those guys and anything I can ever help them. They pushed off my way that their drivers are either double booked or can't do can't make an appearance. And they'll, you know, I've went and Jeff set stuff up for me. You know this year and on some big markets out in California, and stuff like like I would have never got that opportunity to speak on a A news channel for not lower Alabama for Los Angeles. Right. You know, like the only thing I ever get was lower Alabama. So those guys still helped me a ton, so it's not it's not like it's end of the world with what else happened. I feel like we can keep fighting. And it's not always easy. It's not how we would have picked. But we'll just keep I mean you see how it's how much has changed since our last talk on the podcast till now, I feel just as good right now as I did that day. And you look at what all's went on and there was dark moments and there was time moments on Sunday and there low moments on this past Sunday. So keep I mean I keep saying it. But I that's what I believe. You just get up and you fight, and however, it's supposed to work out at workout keep up the fight, and we'll keep watching you and we appreciate you giving so much. Of your time agenda, the podcast should union. Thank you. Thanks again, to Ross Chastain for making some time during a hectic week and thanks as well to Shane Varo at colleague racing for helping coordinate the conversation, which, again was set up. Well ahead of the Iowa controversy. I appreciate everyone making it work despite the circumstances. The NASCAR on ABC podcast is available on apple podcasts Stitcher. Google plays Spotify wherever you get your podcasts. I won't. Shame everyone into leaving reviews or comments this time, but a huge, thanks to everyone who did. 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Interview - Ross Chastain

The Final Lap

13:34 min | 2 weeks ago

Interview - Ross Chastain

"This is paul final land weekly on the final lap once again. is ross chastain. Welcome back to the program all heart. You're coming off a pretty successful weekend by most standards. You picked up a second place and a third place. That's gotta make you feel pretty good. Oh yeah definitely does. It's a little hard in the moment getting out of the car to as a racer truly appreciate how good of a weekend. It really was but had few days to stand back and look at it. Yeah it was It was a good Awesome weekend and we had really fast car both days and made good adjustments. You know had the most fraternity up upfront Isn't their first trip into nascar so Now that i've had a day or two it's it's sunk in how good it really was is. That is that really for a racer. How long it takes. You can't get over it for a couple of days or so. I think everybody's different you know honestly In in every situation is different so I the biggest thing was just the speed. We had not not about the finishing position. It was the fact that we actually ran up there all day and both days. You know we. We backed it up. The right adjustments and every rates. There's different in every situation is different but for me. It took a day as fans and media and everybody watching. We all wanna see you win for the sole reason. We want to see that watermelon. Go splat that's right. I trust me i i. There's nothing more. I want right now mashed watermelons for sure. Your season is still looking pretty good. I looked up nine top fives and eighteen top tens Your position pretty well heading into the playoffs. Yeah yeah we are You know that that win you know will will really make our year. You know strong of the season not winning. You know the by the end of the year is I'll i'll definitely view it as a failure on the performance side. It's not that you know it's a failure from the team side the personnel and and even my personal relationship guys. We've got a great group and and this is a you know year that i'll always remember. I say that every year to myself. Because i feel like i'm so much farther in my career than i ever thought i could could ever be cherry on top right. It's crazy. i just never ever imagined that. I could stay in the sport this long so You know this is another another year. You know no different than last year. Only made her on the truck championship. This year We we get down the stretch here and serenity run and and go for the championship it It'll be a year. I'll i'll never forget for a lot of good reasons but but a win. You know not happening will definitely be a big big down downfall of this year so we are working just as hard as we can hardly worked all year to try to get victory lane. Well you are definitely one of the fun personalities in the sport we definitely need you there so we're glad to have you You've got plenty of opportunities to win. I mean lots attracts coming up. You got any one in particular that you got circled saying you know what i love that track. I've got a great shot at it. Yeah i mean daytona his where we got our first win together at colleague racing for their first team win and i won the daytona. Which is the track. I went to the most growing up Home a little closer to home but we went to daytona every year. Most years growing up so aside from that and the fact that you know we we did win last year. I might have used up all my luck there for a while it's A lot of luck involved and a lot of a lot of moves it makes sense on paper and a lot of strategy calls and drafting scenarios. It makes sense nine races in a row and that tenth race Something goes wrong and and so it's You calls big record get caught up one. So that's That's kind of an outlier but then may get back to darlington. We went there this year. Right after the are pandemic break was sport took and when we came back to darlington we really had high hopes and and we struggled And i really believe we found the problem in our race cars and and and it was a problem. It wasn't just that we we're doing everything we we were doing everything. We could kind of say that wrong but we we were but we had major problems and so then it caused me to drive wrong. So then i divide the problem and Just haley had the same issue. So we're really looking to You know now at least fix that really really go in and perform their to attract that you know has a great reputation on the driver's side Just so fun. Even even the times. I've been i mean six seven eight laps down in a cup race. I'm still having a ball and it's still such a challenge to drive an intimidating so it's really A place when you can go fast there. I've had the fortunate unfortunate could to lead laps. They're qualified pole and race before and you know we'll have a really strong race and You know that that just makes it even sweeter and even more awesome. So i mean the next one is darlington. So that's that's a good one to have after daytona. We need to rebound absolutely absolutely looking ahead to this weekend. It is daytona and recently announced. You find yourself a cupper cup series. Ride as well. that's right. yeah. I get to work with spyro motorsports Again it's a. It's a group that that really changed my life On their sports entertainment side Several years ago and and got me you know where it was a big part really Of of getting me in over there at chip ganassi racing and and that forty to expend any car for a handful of races and and we've just tried to work together. You know after all that went went down and that t go had to be disbanded and shut down. You know we. We've all stayed really close and and just try to help each other whenever we and so They're always working for me on their sports and entertainment side on their motorsports. I as well as several other drivers in the sport and You know i probably. I definitely probably wouldn't be. I know i wouldn't be here if it wasn't with them In so we just keep trying to build this thing together and you know it's I don't run all cup races but you know we were able to go to indy. Would their car seventeenth in the brickyard. Four hundred as well as a few races with a ship with chip ganassi racing and had that help on the daytona five hundred and coke. Six hundred two of the biggest races of our year and And really we had. Then we hit andy was the third. You know kind of the third big one you know. I wish i could run. Maybe darlington or something You know just to just kind of get all the crown jewel. Then i've ran before with premium motor sports. But it's You it'd be cool to do it with this group and seventy seven car so Never say never were trying. You the couple's sport where we're trying to Keep keep our head above water. Daytona is a I mean it's a chaotic race in itself. Now you've got this added layer of drivers trying to get themselves into the playoffs. Are you aware of that in the moment Drafting three wide. I mean that's got to be just such a different experience. Yeah it is You know fortunately fortunate for us. Navy series is. We have five races before our cutoff. We have we have one last round in our playoffs so we have less races. So we run more Right now in the regular season So you know. Yeah there's gonna be some desperate guys. But i know that starting up front Due to the the math big math equation nascar has now. I think we start. You know the first couple rows To abstract this and we'll have a fast car and we will On the side will really be able to. You know. I think just drive hard and and try to control the race. I mean there's going to be a lot of trying to do that. And and trying to lead laps and get stage points and win stages but You know when it when it comes to the upside for sure That's a it is going to be. It's a crazy race to plug into theories that only ran a couple of times let alone the cup series of that in there card that is daytona for their regular season cutoff. So we'll be at totally opposite strategy. There we will be safe. Secure the back. You know losing a lap crazy as it is to say is not the end of the world Throughout the race we know we'll have stage breaks We'll be able to race for the lucky dog. Unfortunately if you have to go race for the lucky dog kinda defeated the purpose of staying in the back and going down to stay safe because now you have to get right up in the pack and race. The other guys were also trying to stay safe to get your back. So totally different strategies from friday night to saturday night but You know they both teams believe me. And i have a totally different mindset for both races and i've spent much of my career right. You know i say it. The riding around man and new superspeedway races. There's a large group of of team owners and instruct us drivers to play it safe and stay towards the back so it's second nature to me. It's actually more more natural for me to do that. At those places in the race for the wind. But now that. I'm gonna play colleague racy. You know we We feel better protection neutral solutions on my car. And i know that we can take our four cars from the are cr compound really. Go fight for the win. You know if. I bring back the steering wheel. They're not they're not happy but they're okay with it whereas you know motor sports. We need to bring that car back clean so they can take it to the next superspeedway more questions. For ross chastain on the final lap no practice or qualifying after the covert thing happened. How much are you relying on Simulators and stuff throughout the weeks up in our colleague shop right now Waiting my turn to get on our stimulator so very important for the question. Then that's right. This is for darlington. So we're getting a head start normally. We we work a little closer to the week But with a tone of this weekend we tried to get a little head start on it and get a little a little more time For the upcoming racist time on on rigs and you know Both with our cr in with with pratt and miller at chevrolet Know they've been real generous with their time and and it's Yeah i mean here all the talk about it. And i honestly get tired of hearing drivers talk about it here i am going on about saying it's it's just in that you just can't put a price tag on what this stuff is worth. You know. these are large math equations that these engineers have to build to build these machines and then have the have the mass transfer through to a race car driver and make the feel real. That's the the key part of all this. He could play all this stuff into a computer and and we could drive it. If we're faking it or it's faking it. It's not gonna work. That's where you've seen you know. I've i've read about teams in the past getting in trouble and i think last couple of years especially with the groups i work but we really got these simulators to be real. They're not always driving great. They're not always the fastest laps but they're real lax. And that's that's the key for me. So i go for for quality of Of time on the on the rigs and not just quantity and we learn a lot and and some of it is. Is we learn what not to do. And that's okay too. It's it's amazing. The technology has gotten to the point. Where you guys are feeling comfortable. That it's it's that real when you step inside a real race car hey Scrolling up and down your your twitter feed. I notice you give a lot a lot of stuff away. A lot of contest. You got anything in the works with the coming weeks metric ma'am we got some nutrient solution. Beer we kinda double down today You know we we just want you know we've got all this stuff and and really unfortunately we haven't had the the number of guests at the track with our hospitality programs. Are you know the the infield passes that we would be giving the sponsors and guests And we have. We go out this huge program this year. I like every driver. I have a silent army the behind the scenes. You know making me look good honorably and you know just in future neck solutions example. We were planned not bringing farmers from all across the country. You know employees of of niche solutions. And they're different companies to the track this year. Put them up in hot in Motorhomes in corners in big sweets. And we haven't been able to do that so we have all this gear. That you know is branded the twenty twenty and so it's like now we got a when you to get this stuff out so we've been sending it to people that you know for virtual hospitality events and stuff. I know it's still saying we're doing the best. We can You know so. That's that's a big thing as well as the new york governor traffic safety committee with with our protect your mouth campaign up there you know we were supposed to run. The watkins glen race This year the plan was to run the cup race in the seventy seven inspire motorsports cars to walk and flynn cup race and they cancelled the race. Well we had all this marketing promotional stuff on the grocery store size. That's where you see. The the cardboard cutouts the been stickers the water the stickers on the watermelon all reminding new yorkers protect their mallon so it's really You know we're just trying to be creative and and you know do the best job we can in the middle of a pandemic for all of our partners all right i want you to spot in line for the simulator. So we'll wrap things up Ross chastain look for him at daytona racing ton this weekend Best of luck and thanks as always for being on the final lap at me me. Hey this is ross. Chastain driver never ten nutrient solution chevy camaro for colleague racing and you're listening to the final lapsed at facebook dot com slash the final lap.

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Ep. 158: Ross Chastain

NASCAR on NBC

39:30 min | 2 years ago

Ep. 158: Ross Chastain

"Hey, guys, I'm Darren, I'm John and we're the host of oxygen, true crime podcast, martinis and murder. If you look discussing and listening to true crimes, while your host get boozy, you've come to the right place for new episodes that leave you shaken and stirred subscribe to Martinez and murder. Now. Welcome. Asked z podcast. I'm your host Nate Ryan today. We are here at Chip Ganassi racing where I am talking to the most recent winner in the expanded series Ross Chastain who's now shaking his head it hearing that title stores. And so again, if you later it's insane. No, hasn't we just met with the entire shop just they were kind of just wanted to congratulate her body on across the board, all their teams running well in Kyle, finish, and second, Jamie running really well in the one car, we got the win on Saturday. Scott Dixon got his fifth championship, and so they just had a little get together there and even to hear him, say it again and trophies sitting there, and they had me speak and I didn't know they're gonna do that. So I was up there rambling on and on. Yeah, just thanking them and it's still surreal to drive into this place and see all. I mean, there's so many people that work you. I've never been. A part of anything like this, this many people, and they're all staring at me while I got the microphone in my hand on the shop floor and we're going to race skin this weekend with them. It's insane. So you're standing up in front of two hundred people who you just make second star for this team in one. But you know how many of these people by name? Not not many town, and I I said that to him, I said, I know I don't know a lot of y'all, but I know that you have a hand in making this car handle and drive the way it does, and I really can't ever thank him enough and the ad. You know, I, I don't know a lot of them and I don't. It'll take a while and hopefully I have time to do that while certainly, no, it's been a bit of a whirlwind for you. You got off the plane at three AM van by morning, and then you went back and watched both races surgeries, the expenditure race, because when we come back, we debrief and and that's the other thing is the preparation here. Is just different than anything I've ever been a part of. So there's so many people. See, yeah, got off the plane one. I couldn't sleep. I slept on the plane a little bit. Watch that back. Some Richmond stuff from the spring because when I walked in here Monday morning at ten o'clock and just wanted to be prepared as I could be, I ask a ton of questions and the kind of roll their eyes at me. Sometimes like, look, this is just the way I am going to ask. You're gonna get tired of, but just y'all forget more things than I know. That's that's the honest truth. Where do the questions you're asking them? It's just little things what Richmond has occurred pit road. So what's the idea there? Do you d run less speed in the same line? Do you run a wider line in the corner, shorter line? What? What are we? What are we looking at? They know all that information restarts you know, we've been able to choose our lane a lot. Not been something I've ever had the luxury of doing. So those little things, what they expect in practice, what changes they usually go through? What do you look for out of me? The pace falls off so much. What's acceptable fall off, just what's acceptable. It's not. Maybe it's the nerves. I fill my head in my time during the week with preparation to cut out the nerves because it my stomach has been shot ever since his opportunity came. I mean, I'm I'm not gonna lie. I'd struggle to sleep. And then last night couldn't sleep again was watching film back again for Richmond from last fall. I just felt like when I when I'm nervous, I just tried to put my mind on. On something productive, reoccupying yourself? Yeah. My roommate has a three screen gaming computer we run I racing on and have fun with that. So I had the race up into in car cameras on each side so and I had them all sinked up at the same time. So I could see the tail of seventh-place car I think had in car camera in eighteenth place car had in car cameras. So I learned a lot watching both cars all the talk about my hand speed trying to get that slowed down. That's a big problem I have is moving the wheel way too much my throttle and brake inputs. It all goes out the window when I get back on track because on a very reactionary guy, I feel what car does and my feet and my hands all react talking with Josh wise who's a hidden gem here in he knows what he's cars feel like he's a very good race car driver. He never had the opportunity in. He was a lot like me. I feel like in you you're scrapping and fighting and in doing so much with teams that you believe in and you feel like you can help, but he never got this opportunity in. It's that's just life. It's not fair may and he understands. But a lot of times he says, do as I say, not as I did. Anything we prepare for if it'll just pop in my head one time during race, one thing it'll be worth all the preparation or is it surreal to go back and watch the Richmond race him watch chase Briscoe his in car, like you said, he's an eighteenth place and no, that's usually where you are and Friday. That's probably not going to be where you during the course of that race. Yeah, I think we actually ended up maybe eighteenth. We ran around fifteenth in the four car in spring. So yes. So we ran around right up could see the four car. A lot of times that in car, right up in front of chase, most of the race, it is surreal. Man to be the guy lapping cars. It's new. I did a little bit in trucks, but it was a different world in without stages and stuff. Learned a valuable lesson. They're into stage one. Will not be letting anybody else by. That's that is out the window. So apologize now. But at some it's not acceptable Hereson they in Mike, my crew chief made that very clear, but he talk to you again yesterday, here's the shopper on Monday, we we talked about it. I brought it up and he kind of apologized for going off like he did, but I was like, no, I tell you, you like don't ever followed is for telling me what you think and how we can be the best. We can like we're here when races like we're, we have enough fellowship in friendship that were strong enough to, you know, we're big boys. We got a big boy pants on, like, you know, he, I didn't realize owner, point situation the that's their fight is eighteen car. So we gotta hold him down with if we get him down. So I just have been in that situation. And in time I'd always wished somebody would just cut that little bit of break. It's not gonna hurt them going back to giving Ryan Preece lap back. Like you said, you're not thinking of it in terms of Chip Ganassi racing, fighting. Joe Gibbs. Racing's number eighteen for owners points here I am now you are time thinking that's Ryan preseason team mate of mine at Johnny Davis motorsports at one time. And we've been through the same struggles. I know what he's can relate to them. I just want to help them out in in yearly. It's somebody that has been kind of pretty hard to race against. We're both really hard racers, so I try to kill those guys with kindness because they get aggravated at me and they don't ever say anything my face, but I, I, I know what they talk about. You can't say anything this garage without getting around and granted it gets twisted. But you never like when you say something, you never know if you're standing in the corner of garage. You don't know who's standing around the corner listening that's happened. So I just kill them with kindness, man, his smile, Adam and wave, and you seem like a very nice guy Ross, but it seems as if you have been in your share of confrontations for for guy who comes across as really nice, it really even keel and mild tempered in interviews, and I've seen you do these. I've never seen you raise your voice once. You still seem to make a lot of people on the track. You've been confrontations with Brennan gone and Joey gays, and Jeremy Clements, and Kevin Harvick was angry if you weeks ago, how does that nice guy like you get into so many confrontations on track and it is something I've tried to work on, and I've had this problem a whole life and my family, each side of the family blames the other side. Their side and my parents, or I've never seen them in argument with anybody. I have uncles and aunts and grandparents that in their time. I mean, they were hot hot headed in I on. I'm super even q.. I feel like until until you make me mad and then I struggle to control that split second. So I see red all of a sudden the situations over and I'm like, oh my gosh. And I've tried to control that. So post Darlington. Luckily I had twenty something laps for thirty laps to ride around leader crashed. I had time to think about what it would say what the situation was like, kind of go through it all. Granted. When I got out Jeff here he grabbed me Mike ship. Let grabbed me and then TJ one of the other guys with spire they all. Showed me what Kevin it said and went through kind of what we could say. What they thought was okay to say and stuff to stay away from and just talk to me for it. It probably wasn't a minute, probably wasn't sixty seconds of just real quick before we got on camera and I needed that to just think about it because even when I got out of the car, I didn't know if I wanted to scream if I wanna cry. Like I wanted to just like lay down the ground like I can't believe this just happened or if I wanted to go find him like a fine Kevin and confronted like, I just had so much thoughts like in the car. I was like, all right, I'm okay. Like I couldn't believe it happen, but we'll finish the race we okay. And then I got out it all kind of came rushing to me, and I was just like, we just gave away this race and and we got crashed and luckily they were there to in that moment when I needed it most when I've never really had that at the track to talk, they just were like, listen to us, read this text, here's his quote and. Listen going forward. I need that. I need that guidance on the radio. I need, hey, no, quit calmed down. I have no friends on the track and partly because the way race and I know that. But the way I feel NASCAR race cars around the best is downforce inside force eras, king, and every car. Your head of makes your car handle better. So even if I'm a little bit worse than a guy, if I can take away his clean air and give him dirtier, I can probably say head of him and and so I do fight hard to to keep position and get position on restarts even if I know him slower. If I can hold on for ten laps, I can probably stay ahead of them guys don't like that. They like to single out where they think they should be in go and ride, and that is best for them, but it's not best for me. So you're kind of upsetting the establishment little bit or what the unwritten rules are about racing. You're giving no quarter where other people might provide a little leeway my essential and I first Cup race, Matt, and the thirty two, he'd had issue came back out. Laps down and was faster, but we were still in lead lap and he came up and I raised them hard and and kept him behind me. He got position couple times I could roll right around on his door and get back ahead of them had complete confidence in myself on him. We wouldn't crash felt like he was multiple apps down. He had nothing to gain like he's like twelve laps down, you know, riding around in the dove race trying to finish. So came after the race, and he's like, dude, you have so much learn. We were pretty good friends and he we can talk to each other honestly, and he's like, you have this is cut man. You have so much learn and I did, and I still do. He's like you. You made so many people mad today. You know, you get out of the way and I was racing the twenty seven car with Paul Menard for the lucky dog, I was racing Kollwitz for different stages, different people, I said, and you were multiple apps down, not every every car hurts my car to be behind. So no, just ride behind minutes. I'm I'm not gonna let you buy. Well, I'll your your. L. no, you have to figure this stuff out this hitting how this works. And I was like, well, I need some couth on the. I need to be able to manage a little bit better. I know that I didn't say him, but because he just walked off, he was all mad. He's pretty big boy too. There's some big boys in this. These got some muscles. Yeah, abandoned, we're, we're good. So it's just taking a little bit of time for me to figure out how to manage different situations and try to think, you know, in the race car, I'm just looking out the windshield out at the racetrack at my front fenders, but try to kind of picture the video game style camera view from up above from behind a seat. What is the real picture for my situation? I know you made things right with Germany, Clements and some of those other guys that you've had issues with has Kevin Harvick made amends with you. Have you talked to him now any plans there at any point? Man, I I didn't know how to handle it, but everybody on my side was on my side. Everybody in we're all biased. But we had the honest conversation of should we. We reach out and it was like, like, that's our place. I mean, that's it's, we're big boys like it was a racing deal. The comments after his what really got me more than anything. Obviously, crashing out of the race feeling like I had control of my car the whole time, and he was the one that was struggling and sliding up on the bottom. I could hear him in and out of the gas like he was trying to keep it off of me. Honestly. I know he was this is racing comments after, yeah, that's what got under my skin more. Somebody like that. I feel like if I can control my emotions like he could to, but he's just that's just how he is. I have grown up watching. I was there at his first Cup win. No, I don't. You know, obviously we don't run against each other and Cup, and now he's not gonna run xfinity anymore. So probably never race against him again, you know, honestly, in looking at the way my careers is tracking probably never never do that. Yeah, it'd be a problem. So on the track you have no friends. But what he said in that interview off the track that kind of purchase little bit Utah. Jeff Gluck and recent twelve questions that you try to make amends. Sometimes when you call the veteran, you've been told, hey, lose my blanking number. So you have no friends on the track. But when you try to fix things off the track and you hear that that does hurt you, it kind of seems like really be real friends. Anyway, we'd just kind of get Quainton and shook each other's hand, but it really wouldn't mean nothing. Honestly. You said you've been here the last two days here yesterday for the debriefing today. You address the team was Chip Ganassi here today. Okay, so you still have not met? Not met him now, the man, your car person? Okay. He's busy guy. Yeah, I'll fit into the schedule whenever I was times. Right, so they they have awesome staff here. You know, beyond the the business side in the racing side, you know, sitting down with Doug do cart. Sit Doug asked me to come as office before Darlington and sitting down and like just let it happen. What do you mean? He's like, just let the car do the work, let the guys who the work you just plug yourself in. Do your job, let everything happen the way it's supposed to and everything will work out, fine. We, we have the confidence in you. So that was like foot started shaking when he said that like this is a guy that I mean, he just brings with him so much notoriety in smarts for the business side of racing, and he's known so many drivers and and I think I'll probably be the same way with chip, but probably both fetal be shaken because from what I can tell how chip is it's, you know, I wanna win racist for him. That's my job. I'm not here to. Taking lunch. I'm not here to do anything like I'm here to get in his race car work with his his employees and go when races that's all I wanna do for him. That day will come. When we meet, he'll probably about crush my hand when we shake hands. They brought me the phone in victory lane, and I heard his voice and I was like, oh, man, like to myself. And that was really cool. You know, out in cinema, he made a comment somebody in the media and they tweeted it. He was talking about the Saturday xfinity as I was like, what like he's still talking about it on Sunday. That's when he's got IndyCar championship win. It's insane. We set this podcast up before you won the Las Vegas race, and I was talking to you a day before that about your origins and your family, and you had something you wanted to correct on your recopied a page. And I was looking at repeated pages this morning to see if you were now a first time expanding winner of the fixed and they still haven't. So are you a first generation driver Ross yesterday? I am. I am Kapiti associate. So if you back up to my dad, he did some hobby racing before I was born. He, he rented series. You could just rent a race truck. It's called a fast truck. I'll always like racing on dry. So he drove around the house and at the farm and. Okay. Yeah, pretty cool. Got on the gas on the brakes wasn't a. Didn't really know what he's doing, but. Okay. So they go to the track. He gets in the guy that run into truck was there to help him. It was just them to. It gets in and the guys like, all right. But she belts on and so he's laid already practices Yowen any gets in you. Gotta pull them belts, tight, and guy reaches in and pulls shoulder belts, tight in his lap belts, tight, and it pulled him back in the seat and the go, go, get out. There impact is go see what you think. You couldn't reach the peddles like it was just so didn't know what they were doing, and that's what got me going was him. And then that's the same series I started in. We went and watched them at the same track. Matt Morton was racing in the fast kids class Mark Martin son, and he won the race, won the championship. He had Gatorade on the sponsorship on the truck has a full double sacra trailer with Gatorade. Mark was there. They got out, they dumped Gatorade all over him on the front stretch. And he was like my age. I think close now. My dad's like we think about that like sitting in the grandstands as they're interviewing Matt. Like I said, I was twelve years old. I was like, I wanna. I wanna be like, Matt. That's cool. Well, we're not gonna have that. We're going to, okay, we'll come back and we'll do it. So the friend that race with my dad when he did it still had his race trucks. We went Sunday morning. We went over there. It was literally left out in his backyard from us time. He had raced like eight years before Powell Meta's had grown up. Palmettos are everywhere down in Florida. We took a chain to it and pull it out, put some gas in the car raider charge. The battery in it cranks up what holy cow, some two by fours in the seat we go. I driving around our packing house at the farm on shell drive, and it's like, wow, this is. I'm like having a blast like driving it. And I think I've in my head, I'm like sliding around and my dad. Finally, after the fifth time round walks out, stops me and he's like, Kay. Go to fast, get you to the race track. You're gonna hit the tree or something, and you don't have a helmet on. So let's, you know, I just had jeans and t shirt on, so so we go the track with an Nextel phone in at wired earpiece in my helmet that hooks around the back of your ear and has a little boom speaker like a truck driver with us, and he would beat talk on the walkie talkie part of a Nextel and tell me what I was doing wrong, and I could barely hear him because my left ear was open and that's how we actually ran our first race was what that Nextel and people were like trying to be trying to call him on the Nextel from the stand and like, hey, is that Ross out there during the race? And he's like, I can't talk me, etc. That back on my name, beep in eight Ross. Okay. I'm back in in like I'm out there and I ended up crashing. I was terrible. That's how we got going. He, he's like, I didn't race. I just I had fun, right. I spent a couple of hundred dollars rented a race truck. We had fun with it and we could. That's what. We could afford to do and my Granddad I told a story one time to a local somebody media person back home when I first started. Yeah, my Granddad. He used to drag race like, oh, we're at it was like the streets of like Buckingham, like like. Thanks. You crazy. He just had a hot rod and we'd go out there and and my first race, they wouldn't. My grandparents would not come to. They said it was too dangerous. We crashed. He came over, saw the race, stroke, saw the seat belts and was like, if you're going to do this, I'm gonna work on it. He was a very good mechanic. He's like, I'm gonna make this safe. I'm gonna, make sure the wilburns don't fall out of it and make sure seatbelts or right fire extinguisher works. Like I'm going to do all that. He doesn't know anything about setups, but they became my biggest fans. My grandmother is well, and they still are they. He did some street racing. So somehow we compete Lia in the summit all up Wikipedia. I've taken it down twice. I've, I've edited it because it didn't take nothing to edit Wikipedia page. Even I can do it and change it, and it's it pops back up. They they go back and they reword it and put back in there. And I'm like in the figure, eight boat racing, like I hate that that stuff's out there, but I don't get it taken down. So it says your third generation racer and Wikipedia says, you're figuring boat racing veteran, you've. Done either your first marriage Yasser and you haven't figure it, but race. Okay. Well, was corrected it for the record as an expanding winner. Pedia will now. Yeah, and and clean things up your when the only members of your family here to leave the Fort Myers area. And of course they're all in watermelon farming. And you said after the win that you'll go back to the watermelon farm some day. Why do you want to go back to farming? Like, what is it about farming? Is it just in your blood love is something guys do? Yeah. I mean, it's it's a job. It's it's how we tell we live. It's how we've always formed an eighth generation farmer. They were in South Georgia. Then migrate Granddad eventually went to south Florida for an earlier crop to try to find a better life. He went down there by himself and then moved the family down. Once he was established. We've been there ever since they've grown all kinds of vegetables every vegetable down there, except tomatoes in struggled. I mean, there's pictures of me when I was a kid and my dad was growing squash and you had big tubs, you'd wash squash. And then that was like my swimming pool. I remember those blue tubs and they would take plastic bags to plug it in. There was a drain. So in it and that was our swimming pool man like out there at the farm. Like that's how we grew up playing in the ditches and and at the time it was getting better and my dad's generation as far as quality of life and and you know, lifestyle was a little bit better. And then once they hit on watermelons, we found our niche that was what they were looking for. Pretty fortunate, I think at the beginning from what they say to to make money that first year and it's a lot like racing if you can get in and have one good race can have one year in farming, you probably make it because there's a lot of money going out before the money comes out for. And even back then it was it was a different pay structure. So when they were gonna watermelons, they would grow harvest pack in bulk in the semi trailer. So where you had the bulk just lay on the floor like, hey, or whatever, and they would pack them in lineup towards road and on. They didn't have them soul, and buyers would come by for chain stores and stuff. You know, whatever in look at them and decide, you know, on a Wednesday, he would deci guy would come by look. Yeah, I need three trailers or, yeah. Next week I'm gonna need five trailers, but they, they just sometimes they would rot sitting there and never sell. Now there's contracts we planted out. We know what we're planting at least racing if it rains. We all just wait. And we race on Monday when it rains at the farm, it's your livelihood and it could kill everything. One hailstorm to come in. If you're ready to harvest and a hailstorm comes through Chapin's in Florida as crazy as it sounds, but it wipe out everything. And it's a lot of a lot of tough nights and sleepless nights, and because you could you put out so much going into the season for you harvest. There's over his window. There were if it fails, which we have tried to have as many safeguards and as we can. But if mother nature is the one, the one thing we can't control can take out everything, and I'm not just saying that for the story that is the Gosden is truth. So it makes me. Seem really easy. Yeah. By comparison farming, I'm sure has a lot more risk in many ways. What's the name of the company Ross that your family hasn't? My dad and my brother and what I'm tied into as much as I can in the wintertime when I'm down there is JD I. So that just means that Sanford just do it when my dad was young and getting going, he would go into town and pick up a labor for the day to do stuff in disguise. It didn't have jobs wherever they were ad in town, and they'd ride in the back of the pickup truck out the farm, and he'd take them back in and pay him cash and and they would complain or peop-, you know, different people. Then as they got crews coming in that would work all year for us. It complain about the work or anything, and he his, they always made fun of him because he was Saint, like just do it. And he would just walk away like they say, oh, it's too hot, and he took a break, do do like just take your break or whatever. But like at work done, just do it. So that's what he ended up naming the farm is it's cool to have the support of the whole industry. Because it's bigger than just our family. It's a huge family and we get together every year. Each state does that has a significant amount of watermelons. And that's the states. You'll see on my car sponsor me some. Then there's a national group that represents everybody and there's a national promotion board that promotes water mountains. That's a part of that association. So it's a huge family. They were obviously over the top that I would take watermelons with me victory lane, and I didn't stand there with a coke or you know, whatever in victory lane, I stay in handling watermelon like it was actually not even supposed to happen like that. I was. I wanted to stand up with it and bust it right there in victory lane. But I looked at the at the ground when I pulled in the head like a plastic corrugated material. And I was like at watermelon juice is going to go in there and it's never coming out and these guys in Las Vegas gun. Yeah, that was like Bill. They'll never get it out. So I when I busted on the track, I picked up a big piece landed right side up and ate it right there, and it honestly never did taste sweeter. It was. Kind of a play on words, but it really never. It was like, wow, that tastes really good. Like I was pretty hot thirsty and tastes good. You know you're watermelon too. So, yeah, you always bring a watermelon with you. Obviously not for the purposes of smashing in victory lane driving for premium, her Johnny motorsports, but just to have it for you guys guys. Yep, just cut it up. We have watermelon, queens, come a lot. They're part of the the association having watermelon for pit crews and stuff is just an added bonus to keep everybody ready to race. The watermelon farm also is a big part of your career Ross because four and a half years ago when it looked like your is over, you went back then regrouped and that came after you said you were fired at martinsville. So as looking up the stats and at that truck race at martinsville, if I've got this correct, you qualified thirteenth and finished fourteenth, how do you get fired after finishing fourteenth of Manville? I, that's that's what was so crazy as it all started Daytona. Right? So we went there. I'd be care that you're before probably all started. I made a comment pre-race. Yes, it was rain delayed. So we were filling time. So we all went in the studio in the did interview, and it was then they're asking me about the transition for b. Kiara to them. And I was like, yeah, you're not probably notebook with me. You know, we, we're gonna. We're gonna run. Good. We're gonna run, probably fifteen races this year. The first couple and then see out goes and and they got so upset with me. I had said I brought a notebook like they didn't know what they were doing, and that's probably where it all started looking back then the race, I pushed him if he Peter's and the red horse truck and the outside line by Kyle Busch, he gets to lead. I only need. I only need another corner in another straight away to follow him and I and I could get down with him. And when we could be leading the race, he would be leading. That'd be second. And he pulls out in front of in front of Kyle. I get hung out. I go back to tenth parkland. Pulls out in a one off truck daily had and start pushing him, and I can tell he's moving around more than Timothy was his truck was, and I'm like, all right, but we're still we're going to, I'm going to, I'm. Will pass Timothy. Now that may be mad. I bumped Parker wrong getting intern one. I turn them sideways. He hooks Mason Mingas. We all go up in the wall. Der Wallace gets caught up in it. Well, hits a lot ton, and I caused this huge wreck. They were very upset. I made some comments after the race that mine and Parker struck weren't handling as well as like minded. Timothy's when we were together the team got upset that I said that and it was wrong. We make good. We go to martinsville. They feel like they have a race winning truck, and we qualify thirteenth and finish fourteenth. And they said that the truck was good enough to win that I can get it done. So the owner in the crew chief sat me down on the crew chief was living out in California. So he was there. The owner was there. I was in his office and they both just on the phone to my face said, I was over, you need, you just need to go back farm and and I asked them both. You agree with each other and they said, yes and that's okay. I'll get my stuff I was living down there. I was like, all right, I'll thank you for the opportunity. I'm sorry. It didn't work out. Out and that was tough. Right? Really tough, but it was the best thing that ever happened. 'cause I did have look at a lot of things and businesses and people when jobs fail all the time, and you find where you fit in in? I didn't fit in there so so that was that was how it got my opportunity with Johnny Davis. There's a couple of dominoes fell the wrong way. The started a chain coming back. The star really worked out eventually lead here. And you said that you felt like you could do things a different way and NASCAR, and I guess that's versus getting sponsorship and taking that to team. You felt like you get a team to invest in you and believe in you. And that's essentially it's my only option your only option. I haven't done a good enough job on the on Monday to Thursday to tomato brings home. I miss my own fault. It's it's our teams fall back in Florida. The team I have appear. We just never could put it all together until now and now getting up speed with the car pops, understanding their business with DC solar and trying to. Wrap my arms fully into that because that's what that's what I feel like I need to do as a race car driver to be successful in the racetrack is do my job Monday to Thursday with somebody like Jeff Karpov and learn from him and Paulette. They are incredible at what they do, and I have so much learned still, but their team has gotten up speed on their business and and it's something I'd I hope I can contribute to and we're going to try really hard to do that. It helps that we have a trophy now to show off. You know, first of all, when we when we have these meetings, but I had no other choice other than to try to prove on the race track to somebody that I belonged. But it's not fair. It's not like I deserved this opportunity. I mean, there's guys in fast trucks that ran circles around me that late models rant. I mean, they would let me like I was nothing. And in the truck series in the community series, there's guys out drive me, but for different reasons, it's it's worked out on on. On where we can put the whole package together or we make up for it on the business side or remake hope for it on the racetrack versus somebody else. And and it's obviously worked out really well what you say. You don't feel like you deserve the opportunity, but at the same time you're not taking any money to do it you. You told us after winning Vegas added early, say, relation, I said it and I was like, if I could take, I could see him out there. I wanted to grab him. Well, understandably, people were very interested in that very curious about because that's not something that you're used to hearing or an expanded race winner, say right. It sound like an internship. When you're young, you'll will do anything to get the job. You want, whatever you can do to integrate yourself in and be the best employees. You can't, you'll. There's interns all over the place. But you say that and I understand the unpaid internship analogy. I appreciate that. But I mean you're winning in expanding race. Have you heard from anybody who said, hey, I feel like you might be devaluing yourself here? I mean, my. The greater good that eventually, you know, all drivers might get less because you're willing to take less and and win races, timed change in man and not gonna make the money they used to granted, I, it's a business. Everybody wants to make money in life and you have to, you have to live, you have to be able to do things. It's just tough luck. That's just how it is like you're just not gonna make the money, even inexpensively. There's so many people are paying out of pocket and that they'll put something on the car stuff facts of life. I hate to talk about it because people don't want me to. I didn't say, all right. You know, Jeff, Paulette Lok, you're gonna, you're gonna pay all this money and chicken ass. You're gonna put it in all these this effort in the man hours to run this race, they, I need to get paid like, that's crazy. You are. You kidding me? I'm not gonna. I'm not gonna say that when they said there's not going to get paid. I said, great. I'll I just wanna trophy and I wanna get you a trophy. And that's all that's all there is to it. So I'm in the minority when it comes to not taking any financial backing. The series is. Is is way heavily into guys bringing money and and I, I don't wanna call anybody out, but that's just the fact of it in guys, you know, the the model is like, oh, we'll if I bring the team this much, they'll pay me this percentage back. And it's like it's such a flawed system to. I mean, you can rep your head around it and tell yourself it's a great thing, but I wanna do right by the team and the the people that are supporting the team and that are heavily invested into making team go. I'm in the minority when I'm not paying to drive these races and and a lot of people think I am and I don't correct them a lot of times because it honestly keeps other drivers with sponsorship away because this is a very evil business. There's people all the time that are all we can do reach out to my sponsors. All we can do better job or the best was we can make our Cup car looked just like Russ's extended car. It looked just like it in and then you'll be in the Cup race, and it'll be cheaper than the extent of the race in. It's like. Okay. Well, I'll just go around the Cup race, and that's how my Cup deal got going last year. So in the top that the best sponsorship story I ever had was we ran Indianapolis with my very first race, and I'm gonna be honest on here, right? Yeah, sure. It's I've told story little bit. So I wrote my first race at Indianapolis, finished tenth with turn one, Stacy Compton. Cole and the red bull trout finishes. He's all torn up. I finished tenth, scratch on the truck. Did my first restarts in a national deal Dema I live pitstops ever. I was using the clutch to shift. I didn't know what I was doing. We've finished tenth. Bristol was announced our, you know, we knew going in with our next race. The national watermelon sociation and promotion board got a nice little letter from NASCAR. Offering them to sponsor the Bristol truck race. They could have Ross in sixty six truck and they could have sponsorship of the race. Letter didn't come to me. It was never asked run by me run by the team. No, none of us knew it, but I got a nice less than a minute. After it came to them, they saw it pop up a Ford at me and said, hey, what? What's this about? You know, we don't have the sponsorship for this. We barely put this program together with you. We never brought it up NASCAR. It was just probably that somebody in their business development side that maybe they do that with everybody. I don't know. It never happened again, but then what you at risk, it was like it opened my eyes to like, okay, I can play ball. I can play ball real wealth, and we will. We know that now and I'm glad it happened so early because it really taught us a lot. So the rules of the game Ross are essentially. There's less money to go round, but the whole pie shrunk a little bit. So drivers are just going to have to take less. That's something that you in. Sounds like many in your generation or just accepting of the days of Cup stars making eight or ten million dollars a year, and there being several in that Strada on the premier series or gone for your general? I wasn't around for those times if I wanted to make money, I would have stayed at the farm girl more and sold more watermelons. You know, the business had a racing is what it is. And I mean, look around this place man, like it's still surreal to be. Here can be a part of this in in to not to just be a hired. Driver is a very small group of guys that that get to do that these days, as she said, we're sitting here Chip Ganassi racing, but you've got one race left Richmond on Friday, any chance for more races with them or a greater reliance with them or DC solar. Her getting involved now that you're an expanding winner, and obviously you're going to have a better chance. Here's the playoffs begin at a championship if you have more help go down the stretch. Yeah. I mean, I've had really good conversations with people here in the shop and Jeff Karpov DC solar recently, but obviously, Darlington didn't hurt in the fans is I probably gain more after Darlington, even though we finished twenty. Fifth, then I did for winning Vegas honestly, like people were happy that I won, but I had more outpouring of support after Darlington. So all that attention has helped probably you know, in different ways, both races, but now there's a run this weekend man. And then back in the four card, you know, at the one and then Dovers more where you get back into the natural racist for the rest of the year. And so no man, we have so much more to prove on the four car. Can you win the championship Ross in the four-car? When I walked in the playoff media day yesterday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, I was hung up with. A prior commitment we had and I told them before and I was going to be late and they were waiting on me the aggravated. But I, I got there when I could and I walked in and they were all like clapping. They go. But Sheldon expect to see me here like, you know, all the other guys expected to be in the playoffs in in there. I am in my flexible suit representing JD motor sports because that's what got me there. Can we win some unlikely, you know, when they asked me, it's you and pick your three other drivers that you compete against homestead. So. Well, this'll be the only time I'm picked, you know? Right. I mean, no one's expecting that. So no, our goal was to make the playoffs. If you're not confident that you can go beat people, you know, whatever the standards are for beating you need to beat. You don't need to be doing this. So we have every intention of trying to do it, but we were chasing it man. Everything we got and trying to raise every dollar with partners. We have to step up for the attention. We're getting new partners to bring in. You know, it all ties back. Businessman, and and that's what I've embraced and I know that and it's not the fun thing to talk about, but it's the right thing in. It's what's important. Good luck with business end good luck race track end, and thanks her. Give me some much your time and insight here can't wipe the smile off my face, man. Appreciate you Ross, Jeff. Dowling setting this up. The NASCAR on NBC podcast is available on apple podcast. Google play Stitcher, Spotify, wherever you get your podcast, please leave a reading or review if you're listening to us on apple podcasts that really helps us out. And as always if you have any feedback can send to me on Twitter at Nate. Ryan is my handle. Thanks again for listening to the NASCAR on NBC podcast.

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Daily - What Cup Winner finally gets Xfinity Victory?

The Final Lap

02:00 min | 7 months ago

Daily - What Cup Winner finally gets Xfinity Victory?

"The final lap with Kerry. Murphy is is on NASCAR expanding series racing going down on Saturday multiple big crashes. In this one. Of course, it's Talladega right Ross. chastain led the most laps still came at one spot short of the win in second place. It was just an Haley heading to victory lane after a late race restarts. Obviously. I think the surprising moment was when the eight gave seen Ross. Rono how fast DC CR racing hearts teamwork, baby come I pushed him to Daytona especially here so. Incredible Incredible Day. filter. The first win big eleven car so. Super Special Kids Justin's first career xfinity series win, believe it or not, despite having a cup series win already. His teammate Ross chastain grabbed the one hundred thousand dollar dash for cash prize money for second place. Turned out good and that's all the matters. You. You've accomplished in, so we were strong all day and I mean that's how you draw it up. When you want, what do you want to? Get on the road and the caution come out. There to fight with in, but it definitely was good. Really good I'll be honest at that was the best I've ever felt finishing second. Jeb Burton finish third followed by Austin, Syndrich and Brett. MOFFITT rounds out the top five now up next on the xfinity schedule is the tricky triangle at Pocono, but it's going down on Sunday. Make note of that this week for ninety laps. Dot Com nothing right a motorcycle for fifty two years, I started having back pain and turned into the knee pain. I couldn't even sit on a motorcycle. To give up riding bikes Kaiser permanent. Side needed a hip replacement, so that's going to do it through outpatient surgery. And out great, recovered overnight was home by eleven o'clock the next morning. I'm glad I made the choice for Kaiser Permanente. I'm enjoying life. Every medical cases unique. States to be safe since week. Rockville Maryland two zero two.

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Daily - Ryan Newman Ready for return

The Final Lap

01:29 min | 9 months ago

Daily - Ryan Newman Ready for return

"The final lap with Kerry Murphy is is on Ryan. Newman made an appearance on the pre race show for Fox over the weekend to announce he officially will be returning to the real race car when NASCAR HITS THE TRACK AGAIN. If you remember. He spent less than two days in the hospital. After a horrific crash coming to the checkered flag while leading at the season opening Daytona five hundred. He Missed Three Cup series races before the entire sport and the world for that matter shutdown from Kobe nineteen and has been recovering ever since he said in March that he was diagnosed with a bruised brain and reveal that he was actually unconscious in the car. Were time after the wreck. Ross chastain was the fill in driver for Newman six car during that time and tweeted this over the weekend quote. I'm Happy Ryan is returning to the number six when Nascar resumes. He has a wonderful team around him. And it'll be great to see him back competing thanks to Jack. R are and all the sponsors for letting me keep the seat warm while he was making his recovery and quote for Alex Bowman. How much t. May William Byron helping out with the I. Racing Eileen Lean on William quite a bit. I talked to them quite a bit. It's asking about how much do burn out for qualifying tyres up. And he's been a big help. He's really he's probably been the biggest. How about anybody that I've worked with the Benedetto and I talked about it quite a bit. But I don't think either one of us are great at it so I think we can just talk about our struggle a lot. So William it's been a big help and and that's been a great a great thing to have for sure dot com.

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In The Draft Show - NASCAR Michigan Pre-Race

In The Draft Show - NASCAR Talk

1:22:33 hr | 1 year ago

In The Draft Show - NASCAR Michigan Pre-Race

"Hi, it's Jamie, progressive's employee of the month two months in a row. Leave a message at the hi Jamie. It's me, Jamie. I just had a new idea for our song about the name your price tool. So when it's like, tell us what you want to pay, hey, hey, and the trombone goes, blah, blah, blah, and you say, we'll help you find coverage options to fit your budget. Then we just all do finger snaps while a choir goes, savings coming at ya. Savings coming at ya. Yes. No. Maybe. Anyway, see you practice tonight. I got new lyrics for the rap break. Progressive casualty insurance company and affiliates. Price and coverage match limited by state law. Joran new green green, then prime token like hell. Now. Down. Don't do anything. Hey, welcome everyone to end the draft with Wilson and was I'm Wilson here in sunny, southern California, unexpectedly, by the way, I got to leave Kentucky a day early. That's why the show is a day late because I had a choice. Scotty between flying out of Kentucky and not doing postponing the show for a day, or staying in Kentucky, an extra day and that, that decision is, is super super easy. Yeah. No, obviously. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah, congratulations on staying he talking. We're doing this on Saturday. So I'm like hell. No. Of course. Meanwhile, run across from the beautiful studio of the Dakotas version, two point. Oh, it is will Mr. Scotty, Woz what's going on? There wasn't just hanging out doing my thing. You know, it's warm here hotter than usual. We, we go the exact opposite scale because there's no place to hide. So yeah, the very bizarre situation. I obviously, it's always hot here. So, but it's the matter of whether it's unusually hot, and so that that's the relative scale there. Plus, I'm sure you guys have, like humidity, or is it not humid? I don't know now, it's not humid says kind of a dry heat. Well, well, I will by the way, being Scotties neck of the woods, a couple of weeks really nice next month next month. Maybe we'll maybe we'll post to pick or something up on the Instagram. Maybe and then maybe won't do show together. We definitely will do that. Yes. Because why would we do that? That that's not happening. Because because I got to work, and so we can never get together to do the show, and I'm in Scotties area of the country. So we'll still she the upper mid west. Yes, it was still do the show remotely like we normally do. And then. Right after that, we'll get together and you know, bitch about everything in person, you guys won't even be able to hear it. Right. Exactly. The patriot people will, yeah. Oh, you don't have a patriot. We could do that. We could do. I don't know what we're gonna do. But let's say that we did the same thing we did before we went to get get the, the big potatoes. We could set up some Mike's there. And with the din of everybody talking in the background, we could just like do an extra episode. We can do like a an extra bitch session, and our patrons could listen to it. Honestly. I don't see a problem with patriot charge a dollar for people who wanna hear extra bitch sessions or or, or record, what we say during the break. Yeah, that's really more. Interesting is what we say break, although those, I mean, there could be some alcohol involved in which case, then who knows what would say you're saying there's not. Already. Yeah, man. I wish I wish there were now, by the way you speak. Speaking of alcohol. Man. It took a lot too. I needed a couple of drinks to get through that race. Oh, meharry. So Pocono all, so we're gonna talk about Michigan coming up. Plus, we've got some interesting news stories. So stick around for the second half of the show. We got some driver silly season news. We have some potential news on a new manufacturer NASCAR and then we've got a Brian France update. And then they were going to talk about this Ross Chastain thing because I didn't know you could do what he did this week. So we'll tell you what he did yet, but he did something that I didn't even know as possible. But apparently, it is amazing is there was all of that plus glancing. Plus, Michigan in the second half of the show. All right. The thing of teased enough, right? I think I've left a couple of huge holes. It's of questions that need to be answered. So, yeah, yeah, if you were if you thought the show is terrible already. And you wanted to tune out with at least you have something to listen, thanks. Thanks for your click, exactly fast forward. Fast forward to the second half of the show. It starts in exactly three minutes from now. So just fast forward, three minutes. You'll hear the second half just keep keep listening. Yeah. Just keep listening, right there from three minutes in you'll hear. All right. So pocono. That was a race Kabushmeye wins. And then there you go. That's it does whole race just publish ones. It was more shocking. Kyle Larson when the segments. Yeah, color. So when the second but it was really just pitch strategy was like pinup cycle strategy. Now I you want to you want track for this year. Do you want fresh tire? Exactly. You know, and of course, people were playing to end to the end the stages colors and that worked out for him. And then, of course he had the wall in the third segment and that was all over for him. But Kabua's was playing the long game and he wanted to make sure he cycled back through to the front when the time came, and he did, and nobody could pass him because nobody could pass anybody. Now, I will admit I did not see the race. I listened to the race in the rental car had the same thing happened again that happened the last time I got a rental car with siriusxm literally halfway through the, the rental period. The trial was up and I just got in the car one day, and then it just wasn't there. Right. But I will say it was a nice car. It was a as a Camaro us. Hey, look at you big money, how your money who not my money. Yup. And I did not do a burn out in it at all. No not. All right. So we had eight cautions. Three of them were placing segments hip. Yeah. Well two segments competition cards. So that's right. That's right. Yeah competition. Gotcha. Everything else, like cut tires cut tires cut tires like nothing of liberty. I mean you look at the time of the race under three hours, there's just nice. They got it in, like it was nice to fifty six to fifty something like that was the God within quick. Yeah. I can't find the. Oh, yeah. The margin victory was over two seconds. Yeah. And that was with the late restart. It was over two seconds. Yeah. It was it was not a good race. No, it wasn't not a great race if we sit here and say that the racing was boring. I mean it was just even by Pocono standards. It was born if we say that we'll get vilified for it. So instead of us, saying it can, we will defer to, to Kabul, what we got Kyle Busch Mikhail Bush. Listen, everything I said about. But you still true. But thanks for coming on the house. The glamour. That is his question. Why does glimpsing sound like a sexual term before urban dictionary? Go right. But no, he said that after after the fact after the race he said he passed one car all race because that was all you could do. And that's what he basically said, I won because nobody could pass. And if I got behind, I wouldn't have been able to pass, and he said, I pass Clint Boyer Farren square that was the only legitimate pass that I made all day long because you just couldn't pass cars in front of you. Because the aero package, and I think most importantly because of five hundred fifty horsepower, because they are. Oh package. I mean we've watched we've seen we've said this before on the show when they did the low downforce now the high down force, it really doesn't make that much difference. But the horsepower will because when you're only dealing with five hundred and fifty horsepower, it's all about momentum. You make the slightest mistake you have to lift. For a second literally, a second in the corners, and you're screwed at a place that big on the front stretch. Like if you have to lift at all in a place, you didn't anticipate having the lift and turn three you're done. I mean, they're just gonna crush going into term one because there's no throttle response. You can't get back on the gas and get your momentum in your speed back. And I don't understand why everybody's like go, oh man. This is, you know, the this is going to this is going to help look at the stats. Look at the numbers look at the look at the number of lead changes look at a number of green flag passes. It's be those are be S arguments when you watch it. You see what's really going on? Yeah. It's like this, you can, you can make numbers do whatever you want, it say, we'd get downloaded x amount of time. But the people listen to seconds. Yeah. Like I mean a million downloads doesn't mean bleep. Yeah. But yeah, I mean let's. I don't know this race board me an and it put me and it didn't help that Mike. Joyce, an idiot. I almost I almost went like a side but to see how many how many ads were plagued by sponsors. And how many times he talked about that driver there because Geico had a lot of things but I didn't hear any Ty Dillon updates out there. Yeah, I know. Right. Well, I, I was, I was spared because I was listening to it on the radio was spared having to listen to, to the Mike joy broadcast crew. I will say this on on of Zimmer interference that does Pocono, I didn't listen to what they were saying going on the brakes. But I will say they have rusty Wallace on rust, even though is Mike sounded like really weird was like over compressed made him sound like he was drunk a little bit. But it was rusty Wallace. He might have been good analysis coming from rusty Wallace on this race. Presley's a good. Good analytic. He's the guy who sees the race. He knows the racing. Yeah. Throwback to him. And he would like break some stuff down. Like you go rusty. Why don't I can't wait to get him back in the booth? And I think it's Marin, by the way, it, does focus Pocono. Yeah. So, yeah. So I didn't I was spared, the Mike joy and the Darrell Waltrip mess that I'm sure was going on. But yeah, you know the, the one thing that, that Kaaba shed about above all else. He said, and then I'll talk about his reaction to the media in a second. Is that the package in the form? That's and because, you know, he'd want to go down that road again, and he made it very clear that didn't want to go down that road again. But what he would say is, you know, nascar's given us this thing I will do this. However, what NASCAR has given us doesn't allow me to fully utilize my talents as a driver behind the wheel, and that is something that he said, even before the season started, like he told the on one of those preseason press conferences after they've done some testing. He was like. Anybody could drive this car? He said no offense to ever asked him the question the granola fans but I could put you in that car and you could go all the way round this track without lifting, and he's like, if AMI by not right to. Yeah. And if anybody can do it, then what's kind of the where's the challenge was his point? And I don't disagree with him on that. I disagree with Colorado, a lot of stuff, but that I don't disagree with him on. Yeah. No, I mean he's right. Like there is no. I mean the way he said it was pompous asshole ish. Yeah. You live by towns. What talents you, you win by five seconds. We set a to. But I mean it's, it's the idea nascar's idea of bringing parody because they saw what the big three did last year. And they didn't like it because not enough people were getting in the mix and stuff like that. And now again, we have a new big three that's kind of the old big three and that's the that's the thing you know. They you're right. You're absolutely right. They did this because they wanted to make everything closer. And I mean, you couldn't have said it better. They wanna make everything closer. And so they were like oh, we, we put this package together. It's going to help break up the monotony break up the fact that, you know, a couple of guys are winning all the races so far this season in fourteen races. We've had one two, three four five six winners in fourteen races. But of those six winners calabash for brag, his three Martin treks junior three eleven of the fourteen races have been won by three drivers. So what is it doing? And I was I was listening before they cut me off listening to a couple of the programs on Sunday afternoon or Sunday evening in the Monday morning on Sirius XM, and there were a lot of people. This is kind of interesting. There are a lot of people calling saying that was a boring race, right? Right. And the commentators were like, oh, well, you know, you're, you're the initial backlash was, you know, boring race boring race. But then after the other tied came around, and they were like, oh, I don't know why people being so negative, why people being. And of course, the hosts why are people being so negative. There was some good takeaways. Everybody wants to race to be two inches apart all the time. Well, no, we don't want the racing to be two inches apart all the time. We don't want it to be five wide at the start finish line. Nascar does and NASCAR promised has keeps promising us. Oh, this new package is gonna make it five wide at the finish is new package is gonna create game seven. Remember game seven moments yet. I remember that this new package is going to create game seven. Moments. This new package is going to create more passing than ever. It's going to be more thrilling than ever. Stop promising crap. You can't deliver and then nobody will have expectations that are so high that they then get dashed unless try stopped delivering fake moments. Yes. And. The idea of racing is best car wins dip totally. There's no reason to have all these like I understand the ideal of stock cars. Oh, so they can all kind of get together. But like. We know even with these cars very like very much like the same. Yeah. The, the, the, the cream rises to the top will yet in the words of macho man, Randy savage. By the way, they're doing at the San Diego Comecon, a slim jims version of an action figure for Randy savage. It comes at a slim jims like big box, and he's holding two things as slim jims. It's great. It's the greatest thing ever. This is San Diego. Yes. And will come home. Man. I, I probably those tickets are probably sold out. They always sell out. Yeah. But, but I mean look, look at it this way. Kyle Busch won the race lead the most laps by by double. I think I know where you're going here. I double. But let's be honest, he didn't really win this. Of course not. No. He didn't at all even though he was by far the dominant car, and you could ask every single driver in that field who was the best car on the best drive around the track every single one of them would have said one person Kabushiki but NASCAR would not. Oh my God. This the best the best the the the, the winner of the race. The best cookie points ever man is Brad Kazlauskiene Reich? His Lasky was best driver, according to nascar's point system, kes- was best on Sunday, and it was almost like in the actual finishing run. He was like he was good. He was like has was really good. He was sought by side with Colin on the final restart. However, he had nothing for the teen car in the zero but he wasn't the only one that finished in Kabul in the points. No. But Kyle Busch one yet checkered flag. He did his stupid bell day, ripped on this the thing, by the way. I'm just noticing the name of this the rundown, you put up there. What year are we in? Oh, yeah. Yeah. I, I caught I must've copied pasted or something like that. You copy pasted year. That's two years late. I don't know anyway. So obviously Kyle Busch was second. Yeah. When you would think what what do you mean I would think both buddy wasn't how no instead the man who finished ninth on track. William Byron according to nascar's point system was second in this race. Okay. All right. Then, so Brevard break Laskey I fifty points William Byron forty five points share, so Kyle's third. Not, not exactly. Not exactly. It's that instead honor the number three position that honor, we'll go to the guy who finished seventh on track. Joey logano. I am. Yeah. Highly as I'm a highly confused person if I tried to explain this to anybody else, he probably plush me, that's the thing is that call Bush was fourth. He was four points. He have forty points, but he got the checkered flag. Did that stupid Balan did was going glam ping? And yet he had ten less than break his Laskey. I know. Right. And everybody. Everybody in the field would agree. That Kabua's had the best car, the minimal amount of point. Yes, he did. You can get for winning a race he got zeros like it doesn't matter. He ran seventy nine laps in front. Yup. He literally got as many points as he would if he he didn't race all day, and then came back and won the last laugh, totally okay, next next thing, you're going to tell me Kyle Larson, isn't even in the top like five. Oh, yeah. No, no. Not at all. Despite winning the first two segments color, arson. He wants he got he got ten extra points. Each touch twenty extra point. He extra points, eat Bank, twenty extra points and he's not in the top five. No, not at all. No. I do we watch this sport coats with. Fit the points Daniels for is six points. Why do we watch this? Why don't you then? That's the thing is that I mean you somebody coming into the sport, somebody who has never watched it before. And they see, like maybe an interview they see some highlights or something like that. And then they go and, and they, they watch for the first time and they see that Kabul's one and they look at the Santa 'cause they they're trying to pick out maybe their favorite driver. And they see that Kabushiki won the race lead. The most laps yet was fourth implants. No sense. It's like watching. It's like watching a pitcher strike out, twenty one batters and then and give up. No runs. And then they're like, yeah, but the way we score things he actually lost the game. It's true. My gun have it's ridiculous now. You know, it's kind of interesting, I when I was in Kentucky. Oh, we'll, we'll house by the way NASCAR wheelhouse. You would think right in America, the, at the place where I'm working, and, and one of the guys that this can run in the project. He's showing me his his brand new Samsung galaxy twenty eight or whatever they're on right now. And he's like this screen is awesome. Take a look at it and some like okay and open up the internet. And I'm like we're gonna go go to NASCAR dot com. So go to NASCAR dot com. I'm about the look. It's the paint schemes on the nice big screen with the phone. He was like, oh, did you go to net do you like NASCAR? And it was like, yeah. Yeah. Yeah, I do. And he said, oh, I used to watch that. And they said, not so much anymore. I'm lucky here. You're, you're not the only one. And so I asked him I was like why me I'm thinking this is like NASCAR country. We're in the middle of nowhere in Kentucky. And he said, mom. I mean everybody watches it for the wrecks in the last ten laps and it's just not interesting anymore. And I was like, man a maybe maybe I have misunderstood your average everyday NASCAR fan for decades because a wreck is exciting. I will admit that Iraq is exciting, but do I turn on the TV on Sunday weighed like saying, boy, I hope I see some really crazy Rex I never had. But apparently, maybe I'm wrong about the average ask our fan may be thought that the average NASCAR fans more like me, maybe maybe that's not the case as number one and number two. I mean like I said, we are in the middle of nowhere like seriously, there was no cell phone service. We're using why in the building. There's no Selva. That's how in the middleweight mountain they literally told me the first day when I walked in there. They by the way, if you go outside, you know, the smoke a cigarette or something, because obviously, everybody does I don't. But, you know, Kentucky, they said, just if you're gonna stand over by the dumpster at all just look out for bears I. Well, that's good. And they said. They got new dumpster that was bear proof, but the bears still get into that anyway. So, and I thought you know, maybe just maybe the whole thing here is that they are they were watching for Rex in the last ten laps and it's not holding their attention anymore because we don't have nearly as many wrecks with this new package, but be at the same time, you know, when NASCAR started to get big in those areas, there was no internet, there were there were no other diversion. So I can imagine for these people because I'm driving. I mean, there's a little, you know, the, the entire mall was a Dollar General, and that's it. Then some thinking I'm thinking, maybe just maybe what the story is, is that these people didn't really have much of anything and that they could do for fun. And now they've got all these other diversions that maybe that's what's taking them away from NASCAR maybe NASCAR. When it came through Kentucky with the biggest thing in town, because there's nothing else to do. Another other things to do you can get on the internet. You can go, you know you can. Find out about other places watch other things on TV. You've got nine million channels. I don't know. I don't know. But that was my take away from it was that maybe I've vastly underestimated the majority of NASCAR fans from back in the day. Maybe they were all just watching for the wrecks in the last ten laps. Maybe. Of these mail on the street interviews you're doing, I know right figured I had an opportunity to kind of test. The why didn't you film this patriot? Oh, that'd be good. That'd be good stuff. I don't wear. I'll be working with them again in Kentucky again. So maybe I'll go visit the diner in the, the low down. So let's see here. We know that. Call one call yelling at the media, by the way. Yeah. We've talked about that. Why we you and I talked about that. We're we can talk about on the show where oh, we know even he parents about the rules bracket, he apparently is tired of talking about the role package and he walks into the media center. They asked him about the rule package. I question and he's like I really don't wanna talk about this anymore. However, and that's where he you know, try to be nice about it and laid down, you know, the whole in. It's not letting me use utilize my talents thing immediately. Next question after he was kind of, like that's all I want to say about it. Mmediately next question. Oh with this role package. He yelled at the entire media center. Stop asking me about the rule package. There was dead. Silence. It was a riot. To the point where then the next question was. Co color. Are you happy right now? Like what? Or I mean, are you happy? I mean you just won the race. Are you happy news? Like, I don't know. Maybe I just don't get as happy as everybody else where they win braces. Right. It was just uncomfortable after that, because they didn't understand that he wasn't upset about. I mean he he wasn't not happy about winning the race who's pissed off at the keep asking him the same crap over and over again. Yeah. Exactly. He's like, I don't like the package. You're getting me in trouble by asking me about this. Stop. What I mean? That's that's, but somebody has to say something somebody has to say something. So you said I disagree with a ton of crap that call Bush says on this point, I agree with a man. I think he needs to keep that fight up to, to tell NASCAR stop trying to dick with the racing just give them a role package, that allows drivers to drive, and then just leave it alone. Just let them go race. Okay. And I mean all well and good. I'm fine with that. But why do we have to have a post race press conference? It was like eight thousand interviews that they do afterward. Why is this big press conference, is it because other sports do is NASCAR is like we gotta get somebody on this day. Yeah but but don't worry because I mean it's on the verge being there anyway. I mean that's cars already cut that back it used to be the top three went to the media center now. It's just it's just the winner. That's it. That's it. Because NASCAR even ask cars like you know, we're kind of bored with ourselves. They're bored with themselves. Well, yes, I would be too. I would be too. I mean, the funny thing is, is that now they almost they have to let we're going to see a lot and I'm surprised we haven't seen more of this, and the are you familiar with this? No. I'm not the athletic is, is a is a pay for automatic deal. So it's a pay for site sports it for hockey. I it was a big thing because you these think pieces and all this other in-depth stuff, but basically turns during the season your basic game thing you're paying, like ten bucks a month or whatever it is for for game reports that you can get anywhere. Okay, or fairly, but they, but they have enough money. They stole up all the good writers from newspapers. Okay. Gotcha. So there we go. Jeff Gluck is now a part of the athletic. Really? So Jeff Gluck got a job unbeknownst to anybody that he is now the head like editor for the for the ethics. Motor sports thing, which just started trim. And now they have all this thing and a surprise. That, that there hasn't been big. This is a place where you can do think pieces. This is a place where you can definitely go beyond. David Smith is a writer. They're saying talking about how the numbers are lying. He's at numbers do lie when you let them why NASCAR statistic is only part of the equation. Amen. So I mean, I think that the with this starting up, which I didn't even know happened. Yeah. It's, it's Jeff glauca senior writer. Jordan plan, jetties, a staff writer Davis, David Smith, a contributor and the staff editors Alison snake. So I, I would I would implore people to go to the ethnic. I'm not getting any kickback use the code Scotty, was, and you won't get anything. I know. Right. But we will see what happens there, but keep an eye out for that. I just found it. Interesting. You talk about media, and they're like, oh, yeah. That's right. Jeff gawk joined the athletic. That's interesting. Yeah, I want to check it out. But I'm too cheap to pay for it. I'll give you my password. Okay. Right. On. Let them use it at all. So, so actually it's a good. It's a good jumping off point. Let's go from there. And by the way, the moist surprised finishers, I had down were Daniels whereas who who's shockingly, even though he's kind of been in the mix here and their first top ten in six races. And the William by William Byron is doing a fantastic job right now back to back, poles back to back eighth place, finishes or ninth or whatever he was. He's back back top ten's and three. He's had three top tens in the last, I think, four races, and always in the top sixteen if the if the playoffs started today, William Byron will be in it, that is kind of amazing for a Chevy organization that is doing crap when it comes to actually winning anything. Yeah. I mean I it's it's to the point. Now, why won't you let me go to the rundown? It's, it's to the point now where it's just I don't know what to think of it. But, but, but let's, let's transition what you were just saying with Gluck and media, and nascar's coverage, and let's go from there. I think it's natural progression to talk about the attendance and things like that. I didn't get to see it. So I was only listening to it. So I don't know what the crowd looked like a Pocono. And of course nobody will hold on. Nobody will tell us NASCAR released numbers. So you say that, but in my Email to you, I sent you a picture. Yes. You on the hitter. Yes, you, there's a Twitter called empty seats. Galore. At empty seats. Yeah, I do believe and they showed just a terrible terribly attendant race. And it's one of those things where they had to play tricky camera angles. They're, they're getting really good at that, by the way. Yeah. By the way at empty seat picks is the one at MCC picks PIC s and their big thing is that they show empty McDonald's. And in the in the caption is a McDonald's fans are fed up of. But they, but they go ahead and give all these. They give all these pictures and screen CAP's. Everyone pulls out there for sporting events. And then NASCAR obviously a big one and it's like ha- like half filled the front stretch. And that's the only place you can get seats anyway, right? The infield. And there's just there's just a terrible. It's not a good. Look. I'm I'm assuming well, yeah. I can't assume that the infield was full because I remember when I would go there, I would stay in the infield and I remember the first year I got there like it was packed, like everywhere, even the very center of the infield, which is where I was staying because right near the media centre, even there, it was like wall to wall RV's. And then by the time I was done on there when I moved out here, then I mean, you could park pretty much anywhere you want you have to fight for a spot basically, and, and so I can't even say that. I mean, the people that were, they were having just as much fun, but I can't even say that, you know, the can assume that the infield was good because I don't know if the field was good or not. But but Todd Ellen was asked about the attendance because, you know, when people want to get a hot take in NASCAR. They go straight to tie Dylan. And, and he was asked about attendance, and he said that he thinks it NASCAR needs to approach this differently. And he said something very interesting. I, I, I, I started reading this. I don't let me see if I can find the quote real quick. I mean this show, we don't have a time limit anyways so me see if it can find that quote from tied Dylan. Here we go. Here we go. Here we go. Oh, boo. This is like audio, I don't want audio one and actual transcript of it here. Fox news. Bastion bastion of NASCAR coverage, Fox News. But they happen to have his, his quote. Okay. A lot of people do because he was asked us from the media center. This is what he said. He was asked about. Attendance. He says, quote, as technology grows, we gotta do things different sitting still in the stands is just not the way that the world is going to keep going. And he suggested it says more interactive experience with multiple dimensions of entertainment and unused grandstands area replaced with entertainment, decks, quote, people want to be able to move around. They wanna be able to see different angles. It's the Ma it's the way the mind is kind of growing with younger ages. We've got them here because we all we've gotta get him here. So he sang do extra things even during the race to extra things just to get people in the door because once you get them there, then they'll stick around. Now the whole idea of. Oh, take out some of the grants has put an entertainment deck. Sounds kinda cheesy. I mean, it's it sounds candle is gimmicky as, hey, let's put a big like hot tub pool in the outfield. You know, in Arizona and yeah, it's Kichi. It's interesting. But it's not really while you're going to go to the base. Ballgame. Right. But he does make one good point. I agree one hundred percent that you that, that they shouldn't, especially this point, when you know, places or half full to begin with, why sell somebody a seat just sell them. General admission ticket, let them move around. Let them walk around a different corners, let them wander around the place and sit wherever they want. And I think that, that would add at least a Luda value was supposed to being forced to if you wanna watch race. He gotta sit on your ass right here right now for the next four hours. And I remember has been the tons of NASCAR races. But have also been the tons of other types of races as well. Typically road courses and erode courses. You can buy grain sin ticket. We can buy general admission ticket, I've never ever gone to a road. Course race where I purchased a great stint ticket. Why? Because I want to wander around I wanna go look at it from this corner. I want to go sit in that corner for a while. I want to watch practice from over here, but a win watch the race from over there or I wanna. Scout out during practice the best place to sit and watch the race. And so I think he's got kind of a little bit of a point, there will that bring a new people, I don't know. But will it encourage the people that are on the fence may become and check it out? Yeah. I think it might. Yeah. No, I think, well depends on the price. True. Restless, not say all they're gonna come. Now. This depends on the price. Yeah. No. You're if it's if it's just general admission, then you can't necessarily pay, you know, make them charge them the same amount that they would on a normal lake grandstand front front stretchy. That's, that's yeah. And that's the thing. Maybe they do maybe like a section of prime territory right in front of start finish. Those are like by your grant sandy, you get a seat, but outside of that general mission, just go under around be where you wanna be. Yeah. I think that's fine. I that's a smart idea. I think NASCAR is not going to do it. Yeah true. Because what what the with the with their? They're doing is they're snazzy up the infield. They're trying to sell the infield like a big thing clamping. Oh, gig thing, and, and, and the whole idea of everyone can get a hot pass. Yeah. Closer to the drivers, you can be this. You can be that what they're not taking into account is the tens of thousands of other people who wanna go, but don't want to have to deal with that experience. Right. Like he. Because if you buy that you're not getting your money's worth unless you're there. All three four days. Right. You're not you're not getting the full experience. If you're just cut out after an hour, if you just want to watch the race and by and large those seats are the worst to watch a race to because you're, you're low to the ground your eye level with everything. So you don't actually see everything developed, right? In this case, where you can move around in general mission situation and stuff like that. I think you're able to get more people in because it's a one time thing, it'll be theoretically a less a more, inexpensive cost, and you have more interactive things you can do around the track rather than go ahead and St. stay stapled to your seat. Now, the time where you can just listen to a scanner and listen to all that is gone. We NASCAR killed that by putting it on TV and then people can go on TV, and you can just watch those feeds and then putting on NASCAR dot com. You can just listen to those feeds, and it's worthless. So that whole ideal is gone. But if you're able to put in some kind of second second live experience, or virtual experience or allow people to roam around a little more. I think it would be better off for everyone involved in, in the track. The thing is you have to get the tracks behind it. And I think we're not going to see a lot of that change until the contracts are up in two years. Now, do you do? What do you think of his idea of like entertainment stages, quit? Sure what he's talking about. They're the only thing that can think you know, off the top of my head is a scenario like, you know, you go to Camden Yards or you go to, you know whatever the call the baseball stadium in San Francisco. And you've got the big promenade on side, the water and on the other side, you know, the ballgame kind of wander around there but you can still see the game. There's not really an equivalent experience in NASCAR where you could like if you have to go to the bathroom, or if you have you wanna go get food. You're not gonna see the race. You've got to walk away from the race. I don't know if that's what he needs. Or if he means like a state. Age where like you know, abandoned planning eighties covers while you're watching there. I dunno. If he means that or not that, that part sounds like it would be kind of weird to me, but having like an area that's elevated because they do like you were saying do this kind of crap in the infield. But you can't see the race maybe having area that's elevated that Scott, you know, party bars and, you know, and maybe a big big screen TV's like a lounge area or you know, stuff to do for the kids, but you could still stand there and watch race. Maybe that's what he needs in that case. I think that might not be a bad idea either. Now, you gotta have baseball stadiums related to the pitching thing or they have, what would basically put everything in the hall of fame that they have hall of fame now, any kind of fan fest, and do that at every track. And but have it in an area where you could stand on the edge of that area and see what's happening on everything where you had with the trailer brigades outside of that were selling merge. All those little fan fest things and bring him inside. Yeah. If they lined up the souvenir trailers, like on one side of the track, and a big flat area, and they have a big prominent there where you can walk around by souvenirs and still see the freedom race. That'd be good at pretty a pretty awesome. Yeah. The, the biggest thing is actually going ahead and actually getting NASCAR to sign onto that which I don't think they will. How do they might have no choice in the matter? But, but in that case, if that's type of stuff that tied Dylan's talking about them looking pretty smart stuff type Dylan to smartest guy, but no one sees him around. So it was going to I mean just imagine imagine like Phoenix, or even a place like Bristol. They just knocked down, they just level one one corner, like you know in one or two one and two or three and four put in a big flat area where you can pull those haulers up have ramming blows haulers up. And then just a big promenade there. We've got stuff you can do you can go shopping and then there's a big fence big rail there. And you can stand along the rail. You can watch what's happening on the frigate track during the race like people having fun, while the racist going on. I mean if you're not going to shorten the race and you better, give people something to do. They're watching the race. I mean I say, do both I say, do both of those things short in the race ANC more people more stuff to do. I, I don't think. Like I said, when I first read it, I'm like, oh my God. This is ridiculous. But then, the more I thought it was like, he's, he's actually does something there is in stage racing isn't given the boom that they thought it would. Yeah. And they just gotta they gotta do something. If you're not gonna eliminate things, then you're not gonna limit racers during the end stages, then you have to do something to keep people interested now. Otherwise, we'll have half full standing and in a world with half full stands. I'm shocked that amazing facture might actually be considering coming into the sport. I could see one potentially leaving. But one coming into the sport. But apparently that could be on the horizon. So when we come back from the break, we'll talk about the next manufacturer that could be entering NASCAR. We got the Brian France thing, we gotta talk about that a glam ping we gotta talk about that. And then the weird thing that Ross Chastain, that's all that's coming up after the break. So if I were you, I wouldn't I wouldn't. If you're looking for horrible NASCAR picks you've come to the right place in the draft with Wilson. Walks. Welcome back in the draft with Wilson and was I Wilson that is the Woz man and Scotty. We, we gotta talk about. Well, I don't know. Which one I know which one is going to be the biggest story. But one of Casey Cain racing in Grand Forks North Dakota, because that's happening. Tonight Friday really, is it he's a he's in the world of outlaws this week at the, the Friday at the bullring here in Grand Forks. That's awesome. Man, I guess I don't know. I'm not going to watch him. Oh, may, she got to got them hot. It's probably gonna be like ten fifteen bucks. Getting pro actually know the world about laws is more Muccio money. Oh, that's. Yeah. So I guess I don't know which one's the biggest one. So we'll just start with the potential new manufacturer. I don't know why unaware anybody would be considering coming into NASCAR at this point. But. Apparently, somebody is more by I the only thing I can think is that NASCAR is making a like a really sweet deal or or going to potential manufacturers with a really sweet deal in terms of, you know, investment costs initial costs exposure, stuff like that because they could desperately use the pop of a new manufacturer, I think, don't you or do you think of different how how, but how will because when you get, especially in this case they're talking about Honda. And I think you bring in a different type of fan with a Honda because Hondas are you know, I mean they're tuner cars. They're not muscle cars. And so I think that you at least try at that point to attract more, y'all younger fan base would put it that way. Of course, you could argue the same thing about Toyota, but Toyota hasn't been nearly as much of a tuner car manufacturers Honda. I mean Honda is like the pinnacle of. Of your fast and furious style tuner cars. Yeah. Of course, it's great. We can put a big spoiler on the back. I know. Right. And have the civic the like I said, I don't know why manufacturer when it come in anyway. But I could see. Could see why they would try and make it very attractive to them. Somehow sure the biggest thing, though, is that now you get to wonder what Pence, he's going to do because Penske run Honda's in the IRS. They do I guess I, I haven't kept up on it. There's really just Honda and Chevy. And that's it there. Yeah. So I mean Penske if they, you think they'll make the jump, like they did with dodge, maybe that would be summer, maybe. But I think you need that kind of thing I mean, that's the thing that really busted Toyota on the scene. You need a big team toback this whole field. Well, let's talk about the rumor or the report because it's more than just a rumor all of NASCAR Seve's every single one of them O'Donnell Phelps, basically, the, the duo of, of because they were doing nothing. They were there weren't busy at the time. I had nothing better going on. So they all went to Indy week ago Friday for a meeting, right for the Indy five hundred in the Honda racing trailer and nobody would say what they're up to what they were talking about an interesting. But the fun part. This is a couple of weeks ago. Mike Wallace tweeted out, it was before Charlotte that the big petty announcement that was rumored that never happened. I mean we're talking we're still waiting. We're waiting for it, but the big announcement that was supposed to have happened was going to be a partnership between Honda Andretti, autosport and Richard petty motorsports. Richard petty race or whatever. They're calling it nowadays. And in the end, it was going to be that Honda was coming to NASCAR that petty was going to be there lead team going into NASCAR and that it really wasn't going to be called petty motorsports anymore. It was basically going to be either Andretti, autosport or Andretti autosport with Richard petty or some, you know, stuff that, basically, they haven't figured it out, yet, they were to go to feel about as and get his opinion on how they should structure it. So the petty name was still in there somewhere. Exactly. Anti today, the imprinting exactly. Yeah. With like a subscript or super script star, formerly petty racing, right? And. Then it was somebody, I think it was prior. But don't get. I'm sorry. Jennifer, if it wasn't you. But it was somebody like Jennifer. I r- that tweeted out all this is a bunch of bullshit. This is not happening. Right. Well now all the sudden it looks like Mike Wallace is like you're inside source for NASCAR formation. Because had always, yeah. Because after that meeting now it looks like there could be something up. I'm amazed that Mike Wallace got this, right. How if he indeed does get this, right? And he could. I mean, why would they be having that meeting, why with all other than the fact that Steve O'Donnell, and Steve helps wanted to get some information on how to actually get people to come to their race? I can't think of any other reason that they would been going to Indianapolis. No. There's no reason to go, there side from saying, hey, we're not going to do a deal with you guys anymore. This race is entirely too long, and no one shows up. Yeah. Haunt Honda Indy called. They're like, hey, if you I know it's been awhile. But if you guys wanna see stands, what scenes look like when they're actually full watch come on over Friday. We'll we'll show you tackle. We'll see we'll show you guys. What's up? The reason I think they were there to try and get some idea of how to get people to buy tickets. They're like, oh, this makes sense put on a product people like the right exactly my biggest thing here is that like you said, like who wants to come in to to NASCAR these days. Yeah. But I mean I it's gonna take a while because why would you build a car and then having to change all the sudden? And would would people give about Honda? I put it. Let me put it this way. Do people give believe about manufacturers anyway. Not not so much, not, not really anymore. And that changed quick now because people were like up Robert God damn I'm gonna have a Toyota in my Nash. Go right, exactly. And now people are cheering from our insurance junior. They're cheering for Kyle Busch. They don't care. Yeah. No area Gatto me through. That's what they say. Like this is this is this is the Kentucky people that talk the Wilson. Yeah, exactly. Yeah. No, I agree. I don't think that manufacturers make nearly as much of a difference nowadays as anybody. But it's all about the drivers really is all about the driver. It's like if you're a college fan, he drove a Chevy tomorrow, you wouldn't be like, oh, you know, this is a travesty he left Toyota or vice versa. You know if if Jimmy Johnson left Chevy. And went to Ford Chevy would be pissed. But I don't know that Jimmy Johnson vans. We really care that much. I mean they just wanna see their guy win. Right. The good thing about it potential good thing about this, twofold, number one, obviously the way that NASCAR runs nowadays each manufacturer has one team. The sole exception is Ford. Ford has two teams that are able to compete Stewart Haas racing and Penske in. That's it. Right. Then you've got Toyota JJ are and that's it Chevy Hendrick motorsports. And there's not even really doing that. Well, but, but when they are doing well, it's Hendrick motorsports maybe are CR but this kind of bored on, right? So that's all you got. So by bringing another manufacturer into the sport, especially when like Honda when Honda does something they typically are gonna do it to win. They're not gonna show up in wanna run, you know fifteenth. So that means that you automatically. We are going to have a more competitive field because you're gonna take team. They're going to have a team, and that team is going to be competitive, you're going to be capable of winning. So that's, that's the potential benefit number one better competition across the board potential benefit number two. If this rumor is correct. And it's petty with Android, or your, whoever that ends up going with Honda and being there lead team that then means that you've taken a team that is crap and you've given them a chance to be good. And that can only be a good thing for the sport. Because typically in the scenario what we've seen in the past is it's going to be a big team already, you know, it since you've got and you were just saying a second Penske. Right. And Stewart Haas if it was Penske that then went over to Honda because they have the affiliation or whatever. Well, you're not really increasing the competition the sporting team. That's already won a shit, ton of races. And now they're going to win, just as many or more. Right. And then that's just gonna leave Stewart Haas. They're gonna you know. Carry on with Ford and they're gonna start winning more races. So by taking an underdog team, a little known team a team that's not doing crap and making them the pinnacle team for the sport. You do increase the chances that you're going to have a better product on track. Yeah. I, I think that's the payer. Do they need rather than trying to make everyone the same? And then just everyone figuring it out and away you go. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, you know, dodge tried to do that with, with Reverend ham, and it didn't really work. In fact that they've worked till they got the Penske really. Yeah. Exactly stepped up. But, but no, I think that, that if a if they pull this off, if NASCAR guitar into the sport, it will be like, literally, they can they'll just need to more miracles. They can apply for sainthood at that point. Yeah. That's how hard it's going to be the get another manufacturer to come into a sport that has Stanford or half full. But if they do it, and this is the way that it's done, then I think that I mean it's going to be a long road for Honda because let's face it, it's not like you know, petty is going to go from finish in twenty third every week to be in a four car operation winning races. But that's going to be what Honda wants. Right. So the, the potential is there for better. Competition across the board because you take a small team or a team and under-performing team. And you give them an opportunity. And you add another manufacturer to the mix that can focus on making one team. Really, really good. So are potential benefits is what yeah. That's absolutely. I think this is perfect. But why are we not why are we not doing this? Well, I mean it won't be until twenty twenty one for a reason you mentioned the second ago, nobody's gonna build a car for twenty twenty knowing that there's major changes coming after that, they're just going to start planning for the, the next gen seven cars at hype up, son. Yeah. Yeah. That's why they should announce it. Now they totally should. Yeah. I would do I would do it sooner rather than later and make it happen. Eric Jones says he's close to a contract extension. Bob Hawke Chris, who's the only person covering the sport anymore. Jeff Gluck Gluck. Yeah. Tim and Glock talk to Eric Jones and Pocono. He says that things are progressing with J, G R, which is interesting because there were all those rumors. Christopher bell would take his seat here. Stats though, to think of this two thousand seventeen. Eric Jones was nineteenth in the points now. Of course that was four that was in the furniture. Oh car. Fourteen top tens five top fives. Last year. Fifteenth in points. He made the playoffs one win eighteen top tens of four nine top fives up four. So you got a little bit better right this year. So far five top tens three top fives seventeenth in points. Yes. He's a little bit out of the playoffs right now. But he's pacing for as many or close to his maybe top five and top ten's as he had in two thousand eighteen who's getting slightly better. Which typically would mean that Joe Gibbs racing would just, you know, cut him just cut him loose. Just get rid of him. Exactly. That's that's been emo-. So if he gets his done. I think that's great for him. It's a it's a departure for Joe Gibbs racing. However, it just makes you wonder what the hell is gonna happen with Christopher bell. Yeah. I mean and there's not enough teams that are there that are good. That would be any worth anything. Yeah. I mean they could shut them over to LeVine, but that I mean, how's that going to work out? I was gonna say d- better data really didn't bet on himself that well, I would love to see a debate detto comparison from last year to this year. I don't have those numbers in front of me. I would love to see it if only because of the fact that she's like, why, why, why are you why make the movie you did? Let's let me let me pull that up. Do Paducah do was any might be better, just because there's much less people in the races now. All right. Career like that could be thing to rear statistical. Ooh. Wow. From Matt dependent at art. So last year in that was star calm though who was racing for Rick ware. The. I can tell you a second here. Oh, go. Pat saturate was go fast. All right. So thirty six races for go fast one top ten and not fives. Okay. Average start twenty nine point one average finish twenty seven point zero. That's than I thought this year in the LeVine, car backed by Joe Gibbs racing in fourteen races zero top tens. Average start of twenty one point seven so eight spots, higher average finish twenty four point seven so his net gain two point three spots Peres, two point thirty Phil. We've gone through gone to road courses yet. But we've gone through. To restrict your plate races. And still he doesn't have a top ten two point three. That's that so far, that is the net gain is two point three positions per race is not good. I mean I would have expected a lot more put it. Yeah. I don't know if betting on himself was any better. They'll, they'll see it. We'll see when the year ends and see how it goes. But I don't know. I mean, I don't think that move was smart on his behest. I know what hasn't worked out yet. No nothing in a big way. But okay, so. Yeah. With with their Jones, you know. I don't know. Man, you've got to put Christopher bell somewhere or you're going to lose them. How does Joe Gibbs racing always getting this position where they've got nobody coming up or to have one guy who underperforms they dump him or then they the other situations. You've got too many what to do with any of them. And this is the best stuff and all the people want to be there. So they paid for the ride and get into the system and then they get the name of their own and then this happened. Yeah, I guess that's really weird. So yeah, and those rumors of, you know, Denny Hamlin getting the boot for us Chastain how the hell you gonna get rid of any Hamlin. When he's got to win so far this year, and he's guaranteed to be in the playoffs and how the hell you getting Ross Chastain away from Chevy. I'm sorry. I'm Bob Ross Chechen mcchrystal, rebel that so okay. Sorry. I mean, they're not going to get there. They're not getting rid of my direct shooter. One of a championship one. Had one but he just signed, and he could win the maturity certainly not get married Akabusi. I mean for Christ's sake. They're not that dumb. And so if they're going to resign Eric Jones that just leave standing Hamlin. And like I said the guys to Kim wins this year and he's in the play offs. You're not an end. One of the only drivers probably the only driver left other than Kyle Busch that has a long time single series a full season sponsor. You're not getting rid of that guy. Now, you're not going to get rid of that hell, although I will say this FedEx is was with Joe Gibbs long before Denny. That's true. That's true. I will say that that's true. Well, yeah, I guess it could do a sell job on Christopher bell. Maybe they'd stick with them. Price will go down. So it'd be happy and they had Jason Leffler on the damn right? Listen. Not say does not make a big in deal. So basically, I got it. They got to come up with some Christopher bell. If they're gonna recent Jones, Brian for hints, man. So the bribe France stories come back around he has pleaded guilty to charges of driving while intoxicated that whole thing last year. It's part of a plea deal that plead, the gets his misdemeanor charge reduced to a non-criminal charge. He does one hundred hours of community service and just like NASCAR attendance over the past four or five years. It all goes away at that point. My thing is this isn't his community service what he's doing now. Yes. Being ahead of NASCAR. No not being the head of net. Oh community service for all of us. Oh boy, man. Yep. The good thing is that he income back to NASCAR. But isn't that the way to say that isn't that the way to help a guy who was very likely a decades long abuser of pills, and other things is to say, you know, what still communities are so forget all about it? No. That's what usually happens. I guess I guess it usually happens. So I don't know if that's going to encourage him to get himself cleaned up, though. Maybe maybe it has. No, maybe it will. Maybe he's clean. And, you know, the side of the road off u picking up garbage the he'll be like. Oh, okay. You know, maybe I should do something about this. I don't know Jeremy Mayfield certainly thinks so. Well, that's good for him. Jeremy tried to tell us all years ago. Of course, Germany was very likely high at the time he said hip put, you know. Yeah, exactly. And the biff is racing in the truck series tonight. Drama compare driving the Cowboys trucks, so should do all right. Hurry its probably own right now. I'm probably miss right now. His first race since two thousand sixteen. All right. So we're all chesting get this. You told me about this, then was like I don't understand. Yeah. Because the story is that Ross chesting has declared for the truck series point. So he's competing for the truck series championship. I'm like, wait where nine races into the truck season has that been? And then you told me that he was racing for X points officially before this. Yeah he declared for expanding series points at the beginning of the season. It's how does that? I didn't know I know that was possible. I guess I guess you can do it four fit your other points and you switch another series only missed three races. I think all season. Yeah, let's be honest because the truck series doesn't race a lot. That's true. Well, nobody's run all those truck races. Even better. He's running also far. So, and this is the interesting part about that always has run them all. Hang on. Yeah. Yeah. He's run them all Charlotte was the last truck race. I guess. Let's see here to my now, but to my knowledge. The the he can't get those points like he has to as he declared now starts as pointed. Oh, okay. We'll have to find out about that. Well, here, let me look at them and see if we can find the truck series because the thing the thing that they said was he would have to win a race and finish in top twenty points. Oh all all the things he started. He does not follow through on. So now it's basically started zero. Let me see here. Let's let me I'm looking at the because he wasn't collecting points anyway. So he can't wreck condom self say well declared for exploits. You know, that, that's really interesting then because let me go down here. Yes. You're absolutely right. Ross Chastain, his even though he's declared. He's not listed officials having any points. Jesse Wuchi friend of the show is he has some points, Scott thirty one? Let's thirty one more than Ross Chastain, Dino. Sara Lee son, racist rally fifty four point six fifty four points more than Ross Jesse was he? Was he also in a limo? I. Oh man. That's how we learned how to drive so fast. But yes, so this is very interesting. Then here are Ross chests. This is why I think he's doing it because I was like, man, I wouldn't wanna do this when he already started in the series so far in asker. This is what he's done this year. Ross Chastain fourteen Cup series races. Average finish twenty point four xfinity seer one top ten xfinity series. Again, one top ten twelve races and an average finish of sixteen point three not bad. Not great, but not bad. And then in the truck series eight races. One win three top fives. Eight top ten something every time out his average finish is six point four. Now two things. Stand out of me there. Number one. Maybe he should have declared in the truck series right off the bat and number two Ross Chastain has run everybody talks about call Bush Ross Chechen is run every single race this year every single one in all three series. Tomase key belief that yeah, it's kind of bizarre that weird. And he doesn't like we don't see the watermelon Carl that much either. I know this is really I, I was, I didn't realize that kinda shocked by that from being perfectly honest, the other thing that find interesting is that up through two thousand fifteen because that's when they stopped reporting, what drivers make Ross Chastain won one million dollars between two thousand fourteen in two thousand fifteen and the extent of the series and six hundred sixty one thousand dollars in the truck series during that same time. Hey man good for him and getting that hustle on. Yeah. And we don't know what he's earned since then because they don't announce tendency on announce earnings. So Russia say is run every single race or attempted every single race this year. Good for him. Go figure proud of him. Yeah. So, so we'll see what he doesn't the trucks here. He's got a lot of work to do. But he's been running so, well, it seems like he might be able to pull it off. So the, the question is, is this a huge decline for considering when he could have had? Yeah, I know. Right. Because he wore. He had those select races in the Penske car last year and really, really well in the series. Yeah. Then they could've had the nasty thing then I fell through because the owner of the company is Kennedy dead. Yeah. I think has said Penske, but it was going to ask you what it was gonna. Yeah. Yeah. 'cause he's supposed to have the whole DC solar thing, that's right. Exactly. So, yeah, so, yeah, that's the but, but I will give them tons of credit for saying, okay. I would much rather try to compete in a series where I can be competitive as opposed to me still doing the thing where he drives at the back of the field in the Cup series. But at least he's getting serious about competing in a series where he could potentially win potentially turn some heads. Yeah. Get get your get your goal. Get your good old money. Get your good old championship man. Go rates for championship. That's going to be hard for them to do. But he could. And then what's up with the triple truck Johns, I other than the fact that there's a literature in there. I'm not. Sure, what? That's even listen. You didn't say it right? The tr- tr- truck challenge. What, what? Football charles. Those DJ club horns. This weekend in Texas next week in Iowa and the following and gateway gateways. So this is almost akin to the noble five almost akin to what they're doing in the extending series. If they know qualifications, you only have to be running for the gander outdoor truck series points Ross Chastain. There you go. If they win Texas tonight, five or fifty K to the winner, not bad. The fifty K is one by every single. So if you win, Texas, you fifty K, if you go ahead and win Iowa hundred fifty K. You win gateway five hundred K. If you sweep the whole thing. The five K to the winner of each event, and if he went to out of three one hundred fifty if you win three out of three five hundred K for it all that. So I think this is good. This is smart event. It gets people talking a little bit about the truck series. It gets drivers a little bit more interested probably, you know, we win this race. It's almost it's the triple crown if you win this race. And the fact that if you get too out of threes, still get that hundred fifty bump. So that means if you win Texas you can win and you can, you know, miss out on, I will win gateway or if you lose Texas, you can get I when gateway like there's any number of options, actually, there's just two options. There's only two options if you went to Texas, then either win in Iowa or gateway if you win in, I if you don't win Texas, either when an island and get, and then so there's only two options. I think it's good. I think it's smart. I think throwing money around good thing. You just have a contest and people show up. Exactly. And I'm assuming the best is not eligible because he has declared for points. He's not playing race has not started yet. Taping of the show. But the biff is starting sixth sixth in this one and, and newly declared Ross Chastain fifteenth. So he's got a little bit of work to do. A little bit. But he's a guy who can come to the field. John hundred Nima checks starting twenty first and Jennifer Joe Cobb thirtieth so so sad. So she got a truck, stole norm. Benny norm Benning 's in this race. Manny certain thirty he has got to be one hundred. Let's see now sixty seven holy crap. That's close enough to Faro you tell them norm. Holy moly six seven years old. He's racing. That's awesome. For norm. Then there's clamping. Tell me tell me this. Clamping. Uh-huh. So Eminem Eminem's announced that they're going to have a tent camp. A tent camp in the infield of Kentucky and Bristol. Can't wait to see this on the on the shots of the infield in Bristol. Apparently spent five hundred bones, right. Okay for five hundred bucks. You get a twelve by fourteen tent glimpse that tent has either one king or two single beds inside. I'm assuming it has some sort of maybe climate control, maybe some air conditionings because clamping that's typically what you would have access to bathrooms and showers just for the glancing customers. It was a private bathroom and shower. Maybe it is maybe it is. I wouldn't I wouldn't be surprised by that you get your catered three catered meals a day. I'm assuming for Saturday and Sunday. All right, cool, all the hotdogs, you can eat all the hotdogs, you can eat valet service to and from the parking lot golfing golf eight will take off cartoon now I get it. Why is that a cell because you don't have to walk inside? You just park is it is nice doing it twice the entire weekends. Well, what if you want to go out and buy some souvenirs and stuff, I'm sure they have souvenirs the infield in this clamp. You want to go to the big thing, a big story. Let's see the haulers mixture anymore. Remember what did they have haulers? Now, I don't know if they have anything, what they have whatever they actually inside the inside the tracks. If you just want to drive around and stare at the common people outside tailgating than you valet. It garage tours gang games and movies. Cornhole and cars, basically. Sure. Driver appearances. I I'm sure Cowboys, it's Eminem's. So a coal pit passes. Can he get scanners? You listen to the race and free Eminem's as many free Eminem's are Mars products is you can eat that might sell me. I can I get as long as there's peanut butter renowned because that is the best Eminem. Don't at me, bro. Don't even at me. No, it hit that, like button ring that bell put a you know what you'd like it put a ring on it. Listen. The thing is I can crush 'em peanut butter eminent or oh yeah. No, I could too. But all this all this involved is it worth five hundred dollars. Well, okay, so here's thing because first thing I thought when I saw it getting in the infield in tent. Exactly, it was like this is like cheese Bowman. And it is. I think that as a toll to get new people into the sport. It's terrible. Right. However thought about it. Per minute. Because my initial reaction was like, dude. I can't even I mean on a scale of one to even I just can't. But then I thought about it for a little bit. Let's like you know what for five hundred bucks? That's not a bad deal. I don't know if it's five hundred bucks per cent per person seventy dollars per person, not that good of a deal five hundred dollars for, for a tent for the entire weekend, meals coal pit passes. You get to meet a driver. You know, you don't have to stand in line for your for a to, to poop, and then you get a shower which if you're camping, you typically, don't that's not so bad or five hundred is not camping. This is true, that's true. But it but I think for five hundred if it's five hundred dollars for the entire ten I don't think it's that bad. I think it's pretty good deal. Yeah, apparently glancing is a big thing now. Yeah. Watkins Glen, apparently has program India has a program for the Indy, five hundred they would have a program for the NASCAR race but there's not enough people to, to have glaring. Glenn. Here's, here's the glimpse, grim point. Glimp- ground. That's. Thought this is this is something dirty by the way, you said. When you first first I at this thing for a while, you know where you go to like a really fan. I don't camp. So I don't. Well, another do I so I don't I have no clue. What the hell this is usually have like, like a big lick your. It's your it's are. Good for glancing. Very. It's Mongolian tenth thing that they circled ten thing that they put up do we have a grill. So circle thing glimpsing now it's really sounding dirty. Like this. Like I, I honestly so this, this fuels tied Dylan's point. Of we need stuff more around the racetrack. And not just in the fuels my point, I get the infield outta here. They'll clamping is sold out in Kentucky. Oh, my guess. Is it really we have sold out glancing and Kentucky? Like I said, it's five hundred dollars. You can get the entire five hundred per cent. Yeah. That, that's not a bad deal. Man. Yeah, it's not a bad deal. It's a luxury bathroom with private showers. I don't know what that means. So ground packages are sold out those infield access can still visit the site and stay tune as we offer. Similar experience at Bristol Motor Speedway. I don't for five hundred hundred ten. I don't think it's bad deal at all. I mean, people have paid more for, you know, concert tickets to see like some crappy band, like BT s. I don't know. Don't tell don't tell we abuse, that, that, that, that a crappy the as the kids who are in the Asian culture loves their Korean the you wouldn't be a we do. Asian culture. It's more Japanese. But that's okay. I, I don't know. It's all one big one Alaska, less come John Ogden, or, or Mary, go. He'll, he'll tell our listener who has spent many a day in Japan might be there right now. Yes. What are the three is him to other people and Jimmy Johnson? That's all we got. So and people who hate listen on read it as seven people who heatless no red which, which I it's made a career for what's that dude's name heat listening is made a career for what's at sports guys name. The, the, the, the Mike francesa. No, no closer, close Collin cowherd. No. Oh, god. Oh, she's although I think he probably Stephen a friend. He probably the two of them are up at the top of the list now but was the guy with the mustache and the and the Tony Bruno the epic APAC. Oh, Jim roam. Thank you. Jim rome. Yeah. Made a career for frigging Jim Rome. So with the Mustang. Couldn't have gotten worse with you. Couldn't have gotten a worse description of a person, you know, the most next people, hey, I don't know that can be any number of people. Oh, god. Jim roman. Well, he was so terrible. He's still on the radio. I think he is for the same reason, people just listened to them because they don't like him. Listen, man. Good for you. God cow. Oh good for good for Jim Rome, mccowan cows. Seriously, the United States army uses cowherd, recordings to torture prisoners. Wow. Geez. Little tell horrible, he is like they do two things they lock if they want to get some information out of you. They lock you in a room and they go back and forth between playing Colin cowherd, recordings in Taylor swift songs. Well, we know where you stand on both of those. She's. But the Taylor swift pop songs. Again though. Yeah. The country songs aren't that better much better. So they're not. I mean what else we gotta talk about, actually we've gone like two hours here. I know we know we're, we're good. We're gonna time Michigan. We're up to Michigan this. So the end. Yeah. Yep. So we got the full package here. And when I said, full Lamping package again, you've got clamping glimpsing you've got sycophants. They've got the full package make of it. What you will. But yeah, we've got the ducks the break ducks in the big spoilers, and all the crap that makes the car number wanna pass each other the five hundred fifty horsepower. They've got the full nine out for this race. Who knows how it's going to go. But I'm going to venture a guess that it's going to be relatively exciting restarts, followed by miles and miles and miles a parade racing. It's just going to it's going to be boring racing, citing restarts done. You've got four before we get here. Can I can I have some breaking news? Yes. Please. Yes. Davis. Davis whereas said that he is working a contract extension with Stewart Haas. Good for him. Kyle are Kurt. Busch says he's open to renewing his contract with gase. I wonder how that's gonna work out. I really do his his last year, which he said was this year, not maybe not going to happen. I mean eighteen points on the essence say he's shown could speed in that car. So if you don't wanna go, why would they want him to go as long as they can find a sponsor? And that's always been the struggle with Kurt Busch is getting somebody who wants to embrace that personality, you know, monster bro. Monster will stay with them or would they, they'll have the money now because they're at saddle by that ridiculous contract. They signed a sponsor the sport. You the ten the ten million dollar contract, I thought that ridiculous. It's actually cheaper them. Sponsoring your push. Yeah, I know. But they're but they can ship that money over to Kurt Busch and actually help them. Get a car. That's competitive. I mean he's been good. He's been good in that one car. Yes. Absolutely. So all right. So they all came out of Michigan today. Okay. And so, yeah, so let's talk about Michigan. We know what they have the package. So that brings us to the paint scheme preview. Who man we need a little jingle like that for like little like soul. Singer in the background, not quite down. Yeah. Paint scheme brief, you got very done. We did it, it can we get some dude? Saint I'm just talking about paint. Schemes. All right. Right. Three two. Maybe it don't matter the color. It's all about the paint ski. Nice. I like. Oh man. All right. So look at their list here of herb I in the field all way. How many cars we have like twenty thirty six or thirty six God man, thirty six everyone gets saying, everyone gets everybody. Everybody gets a charter to her body in the club, getting tips. Remember when having a charter was supposed to be like an important? Hold on. Hold on. Hold on a minute. Hold on a minute. Hold on. Hold on a minute. Final practice. I I'm shocked I can I revived. Can we go back in time a little bit? Yeah. Do all cars running last practice. I'm assuming all komo's run final. You don't have to though. I mean you could doubt and it's very possible that a guy's guy or two did because they wanna blow up their motor. They just want to parts or so bike racing and their Motors. Got confiscated. Okay. So we do have thirty six cars thirty four cars made final practice. Okay. Right. Right. So I got scared there for a minute, but still thirty six Quin hope. We'll start off your your qualifying here. I honestly don't know in qualifying starts who knows might be done already who cares. I don't know where it Michigan the paint schemes that are jumping out to me give you the number thirteen twisted tea car that looks sweet. There's a whole lot leg. Yeah. All America going on. You know the Bush's the, the guy Fieri car their CF CF of the week. It's got the Bush's baked beans got the helmet man as Scott, the Tyson chicken, it's got the cream coffee Creamer. Can we please actually get guy Fieri on a though sauce? Why not put it on this car, be fury? Food guy put get Kroger Kroger. Get on this. Yeah, Jesus, you're missing an opportunity totally. Fifty one cards still looks salad with Kyle weatherman in that car. The b fifty the whatever that card better, the aircraft is I think that one could qualify for regular paint scheme of the air at this point because they've run at him three times in a row now pretty much. Give me the. Gander outdoor series. So the truck series and it's not because of the paint scheme. Because the twenty paint scheme, the twelve paint scheme, the to paint schemer, essentially the same of Tyler dippled, gusting and Spencer blade, but Spencer boy, number twenty I'm gonna give it to it just just for the sponsor. A sponsor the number twenty is clicking by guns dot com. That's the best way to do it. By guns dot com. I love it. Oh, totally anything anything, I missed, that is, you might have suit, your fancy that might not gun that Amir, the pump IP there, by the way, or pot Mitee. Papa no. The only other one the thirty two car in the Cup series quiz that Corey Lahore by because he's got big bird on it. I don't know why it has big bird only because of harvest investments. What big bird has to do with harvests investments? I don't know but big Easter CFO chief funnel Fisher totally. Big bird is on the car. I'm definitely picking the big bird car. Yeah. To win. No known picked Corey joy to win as gentlemen, the biggest upset. Yeah. Would be the biggest upset in history that they should totally put guy furiously because not only is it have bushes in helman's and all that stuff. But it's also got flames on the side, just like guy fury's like arms and stuff. Sure that's fine. I'm so disappointed in them now. Maybe they can do it the say. Oh, let's make picks. What did he say? Sure, okay. So last week, I had somebody who had somebody you had Ryan Blaney finished twelfth. I'd Ryan Martin tricks junior who finished thirty fifth because his engine go blown-up gas. And I believe I beat you on the you didn't. I'll I felt over under was thirteen and a half over even then I still have one because I picked the under oh, you depict the under I did pick. You took the over. I gave you the choice and you picked over. Why did I do that? I don't know. It was fifteen and a half. Oh man. You're like I'll pick the over because I think you're going to pick the over, I'm like no way going to happen because I think they're only thirteen lead changes in the whole, there was thirteen lead changes, fifteen and a half was the over under and boy. Smash I'm hitting these over under understanding. Like button, man, hunch baby lunch because you boy ring that bell. All right. Let's let's over this week gets gopher so I get to go first. You get you get to go. I all right. You know what? I'm going out on a limb here. I really am. K intermediate track based on what we've seen the past couple of races out of mid intermediate tracks and the places where he's had his best finishes. Even the woman was last week, nodded and intermediate track. I'm gonna take a flyer on William Byron this week hall, Dr Ruth. Yup. I'm taking a flyer on Byron this week. Not really thinking he's gonna win. But thinking that, you know, we're going to get a really solid finish out of him enough to enough to beat you in this in this race. Fair enough. But who knows you know, maybe maybe breakthrough fancy two options in my head, or not a good idea to pick a Chevy driver in general, by the way, but you're. Deadweight at this point. At two two in my mind. Trying to take who I think Corey the high.

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Daily - Dover Xfinity Recap Allgaier / Briscoe Win

The Final Lap

01:29 min | 5 months ago

Daily - Dover Xfinity Recap Allgaier / Briscoe Win

"The final lap with Kerry Murphy is is. We saw a double dose of NASCAR xfinity series racing over the weekend and reach number one on Saturday. His string of bad luck came to an end of the show just an all grabs his first win of twenty twenty locking himself into the playoffs after leading one hundred, twenty of the two hundred laps we've been put in a bad spot or had things happen to US almost. Every race something crazy has happened to almost every racing that's been disappointing. But when you when you look and you try to, you feel like when you feel like you're in a hole in your in your dug down in a hole, the worst thing you can do is try to dig deeper and and you know get yourself. You're better off to wait and you know do naturally and. I feel like today was a was a good example of that. We didn't. We didn't do anything crazy today we didn't get excited. We just We just rolled with it and you know ultimately dot com is what it is and it's been a good day. Austin Syndrich came one spot short of the win and second followed by Ross, chest a Noah Gregson and Harrison Burton rounds. Out The top five, then it's a race number two on Sunday Chase Briscoe led one hundred, seven of two hundred laps in that one to lockdown his sixth win of the twenty twenty season. Ross chastain was second followed by Austin Syndrich, Brandon Jones, and Daniel. Hamrick rounds out the top five in that one standings look like this just an all guy or is v one, hundred, Ninety back. then you got Ross chastain Noah Gregson Chase Briscoe and Austin Syndrich leads by sixty two with five wins on the season as that series has the Daytona on Friday night like at facebook dot com slash the final lap.

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Daily Darlington XFinity Recap Jones Wins

The Final Lap

01:29 min | 4 months ago

Daily Darlington XFinity Recap Jones Wins

"The final lap with Kerry Murphy is is on. All Man, a wild finish from the xfinity series race going down from Darlington's throwback weekend. Did you see this Ross chastain and Denny Hamlin kind of got sucked into the wall they received their Darlington Stripe and what a bad time to happen laps to go. Brandon Jones scoots on through to grab his third win of the season. first off an amazing experience i. mean this is a really big race for drivers with throwback weekend with with proper huffman scheme, and I know that paint schemes won a bunch of racists and happy to add to that and So so really big for that for the whole group air. What a what a fund? Hey for sure I this was crazy I never thought that we would be beating. Denny Hamlin had Darlington, but we just executed this race really well, I felt I can Payoff. Brandon only led two laps of the race, but we all know you only have to lead one right to win the thing. Ross chastain was second followed by Ryan sieg Riley herbs to any Hamlin rounds out the top five xfinity series point standings look like this. Austin Syndrich is your leader over chase. Briscoe by fifty four. Then it's Ross chastain Noah Gregson and Harrison Burton rounding out the top five. Remember their playoffs don't even start into Las Vegas on September twenty sixth off next short-track action from Richmond exciting series on Fridays. Seven PM EASTERN ON NBC and check it out. Dot Com.

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Daily - Who won The Talladega Xfinity Series Race?

The Final Lap

02:00 min | 7 months ago

Daily - Who won The Talladega Xfinity Series Race?

"The final lap with Kerry Murphy is is on. You had multiple big crashes in the xfinity series race going down on Saturday from Talladega superspeedway, so that's kind of normal right Ross. CHASTAIN led the most laps in this race, but became one spot short of the win and finished in second, his teammate Justin Haley headed to victory lane after a late race restart eleven cars had a curse. Because anyone gets, they can't win. Actually took a sharpie before the race and put a one behind the eleven, so it's one hundred and eleven car. It was real small. Think that's going to have to start being saying. One hundred eleven because the eleventh curves to stay inside Joe for. Pretty cool now. Justin's first career xfinity series win. Believe it or not, despite already having a cup series win in his back pocket, not sure how that fits back there. His teammate Ross chastain grabbed the one hundred thousand dollar dash for cash prize money and he was pretty happy about that turned out good, and that's all the matters to these places. US accomplish up in so. We were strong all day and a green. pissed off I. Mean That's how you draw it up. When you hit it on pit road in the caution come out, was there to fight with us at the end, but you know it definitely was good. Don't really good I'll be honest. That was the best I've ever felt finishing second. Jeb Burton finished third followed by Austin Syndrich and Brett. MOFFITT rounds out the top five now up next on the committee series schedule is the tricky triangle at Pocono, but it's on Sunday this week, so make note of that ninety laps is scheduled for this one. Dot Com little did I know when I joined Kaiser Permanente that. It would be on my top ten list for what has made this year. Great I can see my physician. I can be referred to the lab. I can be referred to the pharmacy on same building. You got it all. I mean it's. It's quality of care. It's compassionate care. It's convenience of Care Mr. Every medical cases unique as family now in the mid Atlantic states to one ST, Russell Maryland two, zero, eight, five two.

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Daily - Who is making their 700th Cup Start?

The Final Lap

01:29 min | 5 months ago

Daily - Who is making their 700th Cup Start?

"The final lap with Kerry Murphy is is on a couple of crew chiefs are making their seven hundred career starts atop the box this weekend it's Todd Parrott won the nineteen ninety, Nine Cup series championship with Dale Jarrett and will run the show for the number twenty seven car driven by Jj. Gaily the second is at Richmond and a couple of weeks, and that is Chad canals seven time champion. Jimmy Johnson of course now, with the number twenty, four car of William Byron Ross chastain is himself a cup series ride for this weekend's race at Daytona under the lights on Saturday night, he will wheel the number seventy, seven spire motorsports machine the same car that won this race last year with Justin Haley behind the wheel I chat with Ross about this opportunity. That's right. Yeah. I get to work with spire motorsport. Again, it's a, it's a group that that really changed my life on their Schwartz entertainment side several years ago and got me. where it was a big part, really of of getting in over their chicken after your thing, and then that forty to expanded car for a handful of races and and we've just tried to work together after all that went down in the team. Had to be. disbanded. and. Shutdown. We've all stayed really close and try to help each other whenever we can just an has made six Nascar Cup series starts in twenty twenty one in the season opening Daytona five, hundred, three more in relief of the injured Ryan Newman as well as the Coca Cola six, hundred and brickyard four hundred in the seventy seven. Dot Com.

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Daily - Charlotte ROVAL Xfinity Recap - Allmendinger Wins

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01:29 min | 3 months ago

Daily - Charlotte ROVAL Xfinity Recap - Allmendinger Wins

"The final lap with Kerry Murphy is is on. From Charlotte Motor speedway over the weekend, the wroval imagine racing a river almost literally that's what the conditions were like for the series and defending race winner Aj Almond. Dinger nabs the wind for the second season in a row racing time for colored racing two thousand, Eighteen I. Didn't know how much I was ever GonNa if I thought I might still race but I didn't know how much I would race. So. Everyone is a big deal. That's why we do it. It's to go out there and perform at your best and you know with colleague racing. It's the bigger deal. Was it. It was great to get the way in but with just a winning last week Ross a great job today in the wed and did what he had to do to move to the next round of the playoffs. So it's it's a great day for all of us to be able to get a win to get both cars to the next round the playoffs the I really believe that one of these guys just in Roskin. Win, a championship. So that was that was big for the whole organization. Let's see here Aj led twelve laps on the day, but that doesn't make it easy. They were grueling to say the least Noah Gregson ends up second followed by Daniel Hamrick labbe an Ross chastain rounds out the top five in playoff race number three for that series. The driver's moving on to the next round of their playoff system is Ryan Sieg, Ross chastain Brandon Jones, Justin Haley, Noah Gregson Justin all Guy Austin, Syndrich, and Chase Briscoe of next for their round of eight Kansas speedway. Then it's on a Texas and Martinsville. Dot Com.

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In The Draft Show - Sonoma Pre-Race, DW's last Race

In The Draft Show - NASCAR Talk

52:39 min | 1 year ago

In The Draft Show - Sonoma Pre-Race, DW's last Race

"Hi, it's Jamie, progressive's employee of the month two months in a row. Leave a message at the hi Jamie. It's me, Jamie. I just had a new idea for our song about the name your price tool. So when it's like, tell us what you want to pay, hey, hey, and the trombone goes, blah, blah, blah, and you say, we'll help you find coverage options to fit your budget. Then we just all do finger snaps while a choir goes, savings coming at ya. Savings coming at ya. Yes. No. Maybe. Anyway, see you practice tonight. I got new lyrics for the rap break. Progressive casualty insurance company and affiliates. Price and coverage match limited by state law. Dr george. Great green. Cal now. Down. Don't do anything. And welcome everyone to end the draft with Wilson and was I'm Wilson here in sunny, southern California for one more week. And they're going to send me somewhere close to, but not exactly in the same spot as Mr. Woz man, because right across from me at our beautiful. Studio of the Dakotas version, two point zero it is when Mr. Scotty was what's going on there? Well as they're hearing, this Thursday or Friday, probably Thursday. Why not? Okay. Well, I am en route or in Vancouver right now. That's right, for the for the big face off hockey show and each L draft program. Exactly the NHL draft sponsored by face off hockey show. Yep. We've gotten too big for our. Hey. Do you have? I'm actually working for university of North Dakota so this weekend. But, but well there be a face off episode. You know, it's funny we don't know. Okay. We actually talked that we talked about it because I just finished taping that show before coming on with you, and we talked about putting literally putting on our patriotic. I and then when we don't feel like doing a show during the summer, we throw that on as a just the dump show now. Whether you got so we're thinking with both our heads though. The, the weird part is this episode of this is like, kind of like the backwards episode the show. We're doing it this, this wrong day. We're not doing it the same that we normally do. And then I just went to adjust your level on the mixer and you're coming up on a completely different spot on the mixer than you used to really. And I don't know why that's kinda bizarre. And I'm a little nervous. Nobody's gonna hear you. You know, it's fine. No, I, I much I can see it. So we're good. We're, we're okay. Well, that's good. I don't understand what a done here. I don't understand how that's happened done done it again, I guess, so now, now you're now you're really loud. Okay. Good. What the hell's going on? I, I have no clue I it is all the, like the, the attempt the desperate attempt by FOX and Darrell Waltrip to sabotage this show. So we don't talk about the fact that it's TWA's last program ever. I know the celebration, we can't, we can't contain ourselves knowing they know that. So here we are. So we are going to talk about that on the show today. It is a different day than we normally do the show because Scotty does have to go to the big NHL draft. But we've got some stuff to talk about obviously sonoma's this weekend. We're going to talk about that we're going to talk about the fact that it is DWI final FOX broadcasts that we know of then we've got all of this drama talk about from the frigging truck race last week. Thank Kim, can I just say, thank you to the truck series for, for finally giving us something to talk about this year. That's interesting this week this week or or this year. You know, when, when you said that I'm like, wait. No, no. Nope. He's right. Pretty much the entire year because all we've had the talk about is, is ridiculous rule package. And all of nascar's grandiose claims is going to save the sport. It's going to be the best thing ever. And then it's just been the same racing as usual. And instead, the truck series finally gets to take center stage now there on Sunday, but it was a Saturday race. And boy. Reality today, find a way to make things wild not necessarily in the best way though. So for the first time never under this latest iteration of the ever changing NASCAR roles. We had driver win the race Ross Chastain who we just talked about a couple of weeks ago because he was declaring for the truck series dumping all of his other series that it was running in and saying, I'm going to go for the truck series points even though I'm starting late in the season. Goes out there wins his first truck race after declaring and then shortly after the race he gets disqualified literally minutes after the race gets disqualified and NASCAR warned everybody. They said they were going to do this, that they were going to inspect the car immediately afterwards within like an hour or whatever you were gonna know do we have a winner one hundred percent. It's confirmed or we don't because they failed up until this point. None of those series has anybody you know failed in spec. Action while apparently I can't remember front left front. Right. But one corner of the truck was way too low and NASCAR said it wasn't like a little tiny bit low, but it was like blatantly, like in the red low and they took the wind way from him. Give the Brett Moffitt. Instead Brett Moffitt, who is on his way to fly out literally got called by his crew chief in order to come back and make sure he got the trophy and have celebrate beers rather than depression beers. Yeah. Kim, do you believe that I mean, and then, of course, just like we talked about when they introduced this rule the first thing we said, was okay now instead of it. I mean, what's the difference because now instead of finding out Tuesday that somebody has an encumbered win now instead we're going to have a, you know, some sort of appeal fight in until Tuesday to find out who the real winner of the racist. So you're just exchanging one for the other basically, it's the same thing, just different order. And that's exactly what happened the. Appealed and we had to wait a couple of days. And we found out that I guess what they, they upheld it. And he was he was disqualified. Yeah. And then yet it was happened today, Wednesday there was appeals, at Wednesday upheld all his championship points, which he won both stages to. So he had a ton of points and he's finished thirty seconds. As a result. And I'm okay with it. I mean, even though I thought it was, I think we both thought it was very positive thing for both Ross Chastain in the truck series that he was going to go after that championship. And for him to go out there and win right away. That means that he had a legitimate shot of doing it. But, but I'm okay with the rules of the way that they are that if winner gets caught cheating, there is a chance that they could get the race win taken away from them. However, I would say that with the appeal process and everything it's, it's, it's not again, it's one of those instances where NASCAR introduced something. Like, okay, the reason we're doing this is because we want you to know when you leave the track who the winner is. But guess what we really didn't. No was we saw the way for the appeal. Yeah. It's kind of weird. It's kind of weird situation how they do that. And how it all got together, and you did the burn. He got the trophy got the Cecchi the fifty grand for women. You know, the triple truck challenge race. He he was holding watermelon in, in the victory lane. And he had to give it all back, man. That's crazy, set the watermelon that was hit and you got he brought that himself. I don't know. I mean, I guess that kind of okay with it, but it doesn't make it not weird. It's still a weird thing to have happened. I'd say it's a very bizarre moment because this is not something we've seen since I believe ninety seven. Yeah, it was nineteen Ninety-seven Mike Skinner had a wind taken away from him. They appealed and it was overturned. So we got the win back now apparently for some reason he didn't get the money for the win. But he got to get the you got to keep the trophy right in for Mike Skinner, that's all the probably really mattered at that point. But before that it was nineteen seventy was the last time, I think, sixty or seventy I can't remember it was a long time ago might have been nineteen sixty the last time that they disqualified the winner of a race and, you know, points and go home, you know, without any supper or desert interesting. Yeah. So, so then the gives us a Brett Moffitt has to give this awkward interview in them. We're all confused, right? When the really weird part about it is. Is that now you've got a Ross Chastain who now it's not going to say that he won this race. It's I'm going to be like the old days in the old days this would have happened. He would have kept the Mark in the wing column. Right. But he just wanted to gotten the benefits of it in terms of the playoffs our Joey Logano. But the weird part about it is that Ross Chastain we all know has won two races this year, but he may not be in the playoffs. Interesting. It's weird how that happens that will be an unofficial record because obviously you didn't officially win the race. But I mean we watched him take the checkered flag do the burn out and celebrating victory lane twice. And as of right now at this moment, he is not in the playoffs at all. Like at all not even top sixteen. Yeah. You know what I almost think that you have to retrograde if this side to, to, to get get it on points or get in the truck series points, like you have to allow them to retrograde that, and I think that, that's a silly mood just having him start from zero 'cause he did run every single race. So it's not like you know. Yeah. And that's the thing is the the playoff rule is that you either need to be, you know, the top whatever implants, I think I said sixteen by this tool for the truck series, so you have to be in that top group appoints or have a win and have attempted to start all the races. Well, he declares right? And I would be okay with them not giving him the point saying. Okay. Well, you don't get the points because you hadn't declared at that point. But it does you're right. It does seem odd. Like if you make it to the end of the season, you know, this guys wanted the best in the series. Maybe he doesn't win another race. But maybe finish his top five and all the other races. You know that he is a good enough driver that he deserves to be in the playoffs. Why can't they then go back and say, all right? Well, you did win a race row. I'll give you the points for it to can't win the regular season title because of this, however you wanna race you attempted them all you hadn't declared for another series. Or maybe I don't know if you deliver extent of the or not, I don't think he had he did. But at the same time, he's still Reynold. It's not like you wanna raise and said, no now I'm going to do it. Yeah. Exactly satisfied all of their requirements. He started every single race or attempted. Every single race actually started them all, and he has a win. So I would think that, you know, there would be able to bend the rules out hell if they can put Jeff Gordon into the playoffs when there wasn't a spot for Jeff, Gordon. Then why not? And there was a reason, reasonable Jeff Gordon in the playoffs. I mean. Well, it's like Tony Stewart right at the Tony Stewart of the Kyle Busch thing you give the win and then they have to raise the points to get to that point thing you know what I mean. Yeah. Like the threshold the threshold and maybe they should do the same. Yeah. They do something for him. You know he makes these in. Yeah. Why not done only thirty five or whatever it was? I don't know. We wouldn't have this discussion if they did, so, so and then that wasn't the only fun stuff before this happened. Yeah, solder, man. What did you think of that? And for anybody who doesn't know I guess, Johnny solder and Austin hill got into a little bit of a dust up on track during the race. And then the caution comes out and saw solder kinda took took matters into his own hands there. Yeah. I mean it's one of those things where I think, Austin hill, kind of got in contact with Jani solder. And the next thing you know, here comes Johnny solder, just rambling them and just running into completely completely on purpose and just runs a mop, and just destroys his car pretty much. So I it was it was a weird situation. It was one of those funds situations though, because you don't see this often the NASCAR. But you know I it's one of those the the Saturday night. Dirt track kind of things you recommend car now get a wreck your car. Yeah. Maybe Johnny solder when a little too crazy by just completely putting them out because it looked it looked. Harmless? What, what Austin hill did it didn't look completely malicious. Just one of those racing deals and then Johnny solder, just predatory rates for them. And then runs about yeah. That was kind of I think that's what NASCAR really got. So it looks like Austin hill went too deep into a corner and just bump solder in the quarterback. That's racin a young kid going against Johnny solder who's been there for years. And then yeah, we'll get to deepen hits them. And so here's what NAS car did a NASCAR parked him at that point, you don't get the unit. Get the race anymore handed up finishing twenty seventh in that race far member correctly, so finishes twat, let me double check that. Yes, twenty-seventh. He finished in that race. So now he also after the fact is told by NASCAR you know what you're going to sit for gateway to so it's affecting a two race penalty. That's pretty steep. When you think about it, you wreck someone on purpose. You sit for two races. However, we saw this is very there's so much difference here between what he did. And then the Matt Kansas situation wrecking, joy llegado, except for the fact that Matt Kenseth did it in the playoffs. So you know he only got one get one race race. Can't remember raises? Yeah. So actively it was half the you know, kind of half the penalty, but he got set for I will too. So it's kind of a tourist penalty, but I would argue that it's not actually a penalty at all. Go on because Johnny solder one at Dover. So what is this race mean you know, unless unless being suspended now said means that you did not attempt to run every single race. And because of that now you're not eligible for the playoffs in with them. Not gonna do that. They're not gonna do not Johnny solder and the guys at champion in the series. Yeah. No. He's finished top five for the last one two three four five six years, including when championship in the second couple of years ago. So he's going to get the race. And if he's going to get the race in the you know, in the playoffs them he doesn't give rat's ass about gateway in all honesty. No. And that's and the fact that they say he's still going to be eligible for the playoffs like okay well then with the point. Yeah. Take the win away from him retroactively. Take the win away from him. That's how you get him. Yeah. You know or. You know this would be a hard line for NASCAR. I mean married, they already played the hardline once with Ross Chastain where like these are the rules, and guess what? You know, you're going to have to start all over again and try to win. But with, with solder they could if they wanted to, they could make a huge, huge statement by saying, you know what you are not able to attempt gateway because we're not gonna let you that means. You are now in eligible for the playoffs and guess what people wouldn't do that crap ever again because you can't hide behind that win anymore and that's exactly what he can do. He can hide behind that win. He go out there, and he'd go out there in Chicago land, like seven months from now could. He could go out there, Chicago. And do the whole damn thing again. You can just run Austin Dillon off track into suspended for a couple more races. Still the mean anything because he can hide behind that one win. Yep. Yep. That's the weird thing. No dubbing said, I don't think that he should be kicked out of the playoffs necessarily and at the same time, I think he, I think NASCAR did the right thing. Is your as I think they had to is blatant. It was blatant and a safety issue there. I mean, under caution you're not expecting anybody to even be racing. You're close to you. And so you've relaxed now and then somebody just plows into you. I mean there's not a good situation. The only thing I can think of that will be worse than that would be trying to do crap like that on pit road. When people are on pit road to restore, you know, that's the only worse. Exactly. So, so there would truck truck series doing great more people should watch it so this weekend. Oh man. It's sonoma's. Now. I'm Kois Noma. I like to know Mino lot of people don't like snowmobiles road course although row courses nowadays have a much better reputation than they used to. And I think it's because there's not a lot of hired gun and I-. Yup. You're, I think you're exactly right. I think it's because and credited the drivers here they've all taken those road courses I hell of a lot more seriously than they used to. And because of that, you know, we've got we've got that situation you just talked about where we don't have all the, the Ron fellows coming in. And the Boris says, although I would love to see Borsa by the way, and he wouldn't. Yeah, I would totally like to see him in the he's the exception to the rule. But you don't see, like these people with names, you've never heard of coming in and having them be the ones that everybody's looking at talking about now. I mean legit. Adamantly. We were just talking about this before we went on the show, Martin tricks junior, Kevin. Harvey goes our last two winters in sonoma's. So I mean there's obviously better competition between the regular drivers drivers at other people's favorites. So people are little bit more into the road courses now, especially after the rose vol- trademark him about me. And you. And yeah, you have to, and you just need to get outside of the rural trademark you have to get an actual road course in their fake road, going xactly. But the reason I bring it up because we're going to talk about the race in a little bit here after I make sure there's Nelson needed to talk about. But we definitely I have to talk about the fact that this is Darrell Waltrip final FOX broadcast in the booth that we know of. What do you think? Couple years, too late. I know. Right. Couple once Jeff Gordon came in. They should have replaced DWI. Yeah. But yeah, I'll say this. I'll say that Darrell Waltrip definitely has added to the or he did add to the appeal of the sport. He was a guy who was especially at the beginning of, of his NASCAR tenure in the booth was he kind of embodied that good old boy spirit that still appealed to a lot of fans. And because of that it helped draw them in and keep them for a while. But like everything else, we've had this before, on the show like everything else. I mean FOX just tries to hard. And so, you know they tell the w o oh boy. You said boogie once and, and everybody thought that was pretty funny are pretty cool. All right. Now, we have to put it on t shirts say it every shift to say like every five minutes and you have to sign autographs cartoons out of it. Yeah. Hey, we're going to do cartoons. And then the frigging digger thing and they just they bash you over the head with it and poorly, w maybe through no fault of his own progressively became more of a caricature of that personality as opposed to who he really, I'm sure is in real life. Yeah. And I think he like, that's, that's the directors telling them. Hey, this is what people want then them, actually not knowing what people want totally. And, and I think we can both emit that that has happened with Michael Waltrip is well. Oh, sure. Yeah, absolutely. I mean Mike is not that bad chick crazy. He's pretty bad shit crazy. But he's not that bad chick crazy. But they told him to amp it up. So he went from this guy who was, like super lay back and super casual and would poke fun at stuff and himself at times made him a lot of fun. And they're like, I do that times, twenty and that's we told you w they're like, be d-w times twenty and that's where Rutledge would be Rutledge wood, but on FOX, exactly. And that's where it all went sideways, just too much like just throttle back. But they wouldn't ever say are H go back to being yourself. And so I don't blame the w nearly as much as I do FOX for, you know, the, the madness that happens during a race typically. Yeah. And he's fallen off a lot with these new drivers and kind of stuck in his old ways. And like you said a caricature, but I mean the biggest thing now is, is who's going to take over for them? Yeah. Yeah. And who's going to take over for my because my Joyce should be put on me and I think it's going to be Adam Alexander who does a truck series he doesn't find job. He knows a let people go in there spots. He's not sanctimonious like Mike joyous now. So there's that I mean obviously my favorite is best week. I also lovely dippy but a note they're not going to have lead if he'd do it because they can't have a guy who sounds Australian doing NASCAR. I get it whatever I also, he's also NBC's proper. Yeah, that's true, but still, but I agree with you. Now with Adam Alexander, you know, a couple of weeks ago in Michigan. He was doing the pre-race. I was like to so much better man. He's good. He's really good at it. Now, I'm Dan with that. Adam alexander. Yeah, I think yeah. I think he's the wave of the future. Yeah. This would be a good time to do it. Don't you think like not to be like, get it should've it should've happened? When when Gordon went in there in all honesty. Right. So do you think that they should because for me, it would be just fine with Adam Alexander Jeff, Gordon and you're done. But do you think they're going to have a third person up there? I think they're probably gonna try and find it there person to go up there, you almost have to find an old, a newly retired or newly finished crew chief, you can't have a to driver to amick. You have to have the crew chief dynamic, you have to have the driver dynamic, and you have to have the, the plane guy. I mean, there's too many cooks in the kitchen in general because they just go back to the studio. And I didn't even know Bobby Labonte was in the telecast, we know Bobby Vanni, and who who's. Okay. Jamie mcmurray. Who's okay? He's just pretty. Yeah. Yeah. Exactly. He's like, kind of like a he's Calica cold trickle like you. It's like it's like they put cold trickle on the on the show, just what blonde hair. But. I don't think I don't think either of those guys. I don't think either of those guys I, I think they're fine in the studio. I think they're okay in the studio, although I wish they would all I wish every single one of them every single one of them would stop saying, oh, oh, learn mcreynolds went on Wikipedia for five six. That's Lert mcnugget get it. Because it sounds like McDonald's. Jeez. Seriously? Dude that, that to me, it's like it's like fingernails on Trump. What it is. Boogie boogie. But they say it every five minutes. Yeah. Pretty is I've even heard him say on frigging siriusxm. When they have him on as like a guest, hold. That's what you're classically mcnuggets. Jesus. Larry mcnuggets is the worst value menu meal ever. Know right. The terrible but I mean it's. Yeah. Unique. There needs to be less people thirty needs to be less people think so. I think so, man, 'cause the when you look back on it the best, the best kind of thing was, like gold and Benny Parsons, or Eli gold Ned Jarrett. And that was it just a guy who calls the race. And a guy who's been in a race today. We're done and I mean it reporter seriously. Who are they gonna find that has more experience in Jeff Gordon right now? Yeah. He's obviously who who has who has the name recognition is Jeff. Well, let's put it that way. Yeah. Because box really doesn't care how he is. He's got the name recognition. Obviously you see that with NBC when it comes to Joe junior because they haven't utilized him for shit. Yeah. The only other thing, the only other thing that I think would make any kind of sense would be if Kevin Harvick was going to retire where you put Harvick up there. Okay. I like Harpic interesting. He's good. He does good analysis. But I think it's just too early for him is not time for Kevin Harvick to retire yet. Yeah. Absolutely. He's still got even though this year, like kind of not so great. But just in terms of wins, that's it. I mean he's performance has been okay. But that entire team has been wonky this year. Yeah, they haven't been great like it's been odd how Kevin harvick's the least believe successful out of everyone at Stewart Haas is a little strange or feels that way. At least. But yeah, I, I don't personally. I'll be fine. I'll be fine with two people in the booth as long as one of those people like joy. Yep. Brother. It might out of their twenty twenty I, I like your ideologist Adam Alexander and Jeff Gordon. And then, and then take I don't understand. I mean I get it. The reason they're not doing this is because we're trying to save money, but have instead of around table of fifteen people back at the goddamn studio, even though they do have the cool graphics, just put two people to more people in the field and some sort of broadcast center. And that's it. Yeah. Again, that's all you get. I mean, just have just have a LA Bosnnian, and Jamie MAC. To just didn't together. They make one person. Yeah. Exactly. What's Parker click Armond doing? Is he doing? He does. He's, he's NBC. Yeah. Yeah. But that's all I would do. They Italy interesting to see if they announce anybody, I think that if they do go back to three person booth that there's a decent chance, it would be Larry mcreynolds up there with them. I don't know if that's the right move. Larry amac has tons of knowledge. I, I mean he is one of my favorite parts of the broadcast when they give him the opportunity to really talk about the cars, but I agree with you. I think they need somebody who as sounds younger and B is a more recent crew chief that's more in tune with the rules nowadays. Yeah. You have to have someone. That's that's been in this whole thing who can understand the confusing garbage that is they change to the everything ratio of the car. Yeah. Like a modern day. NBA Petri type of. Yeah. You know that kind of person bizarre. So knowing sir anything else that we need to talk about four, we will go into the race or you talked about the, the track being different for cinema. No, let's talk about that. Okay. So this year at cinema, thanks to part of the buzz over the RAV all trademark. There was a lot of pressure from all sides to go back to the entire carousel section at a snowman they're going to do it. So this first race but the entire carousel. It's great for two reasons. Number one, elevation change. It goes the little boot section goes downhill. And then it turned makes a hard couple of hard left turns and goes right back up hill to meet the track where they used to pick up before. That's number one. The number two thing is it makes each lap longer, which is great because that is automatically going to change your pit strategy. And your fuel strategy. So it's not gonna be the same old, same old. It's going to force the teams and the crew chiefs come up with a little bit different approach to the race. And then, number three, the section of it's taking out. It's just a simple kind of dogleg right hander into a short shoot and that's boring where now it's going to be replaced with one two three basically for four turns. So you're adding a heck of a lot more for the drivers to consider and more challenge for the drivers during the race. So I like it all the way around I some since nineteen ninety eight that they'll be wearing the carousel section. So, yeah, it's going to be a fun time. It's going to be different just like every car. The cars are going to be different just from last week to this weekend. Probably next week it's going to be different totally. They're going to have three wheels in this race. I believe amazing trike. I like it two point five two miles the tracks going to be with extended section. Think about that with fuel mileage, man, you make a mistake. Aac and you'll come in the pit when you're supposed to now you've got two and a half miles before you can do it again. So big difference, it big deal. And, and that's just ahead of the hairpin turn to. So you gotta be decisive. Yeah. You know, before it was it was. And this is part of what's going to make it interesting. You had that had the dog leg and people would fly through there. And you know, get all outside of the limits of the track. And then they break hard down to that hard right hand which go into the SS and was critical critical to get a good line through that corner into the SS because you can lose so much time through there and now they're going to have a hairpin into the S's, so it's going to make it even more critical plus is a great, great passing zone, because there is now a short shoot up to the hairpin guys are gonna have to get on the brakes, hard and anytime you have to get on the brakes that creates opportunities to pass. And when you have to slow down as much as they're going to have to slow down for that hairpin going into the S's, it's going to create a lot more. Opportunity for these drivers to make a bold move make daring mood that move. There will be action in that corner. I guarantee you that it's going to be new new turn number seven. So look out for new turn number seven in this race. Sorry. I didn't mean to get so technical, because then people be visited there could be a rumor that goes around that, that were that we're paying attention. And I don't want that to get out there. Boobs. Exactly. Hear anyone to think that we could offer any kind of insight at all to what to watch foreign race. So, don't, don't get confused. Man. Excellent. We did it. I read that out of a book just right now amazing here. Let me flip the pages there. That's the book Iraq, did not just make that up off the top. She where did it go? No, don't, don't tell them that. So what are we talking about? Oh, so we got to talk about the race. All right. This is interesting part, I was looking at race winners here and already mentioned the last two race winners. Martin tricks junior. And Kevin Harvick. Right. And I said this before the show Scotty, and I are talking, I was like, whoa, dude. The year before that, Tony Stewart won. I bet you that was his last win ever in the Cup series. And sure enough, it was Anna believe there's actually going to ask dot com about it. Were they talk about his last one ever, then I'm looking at his stats here because I wanted to confirm it was his last whenever because boy, Howdy, if I said it was and it wasn't. We'd hear about it. But this is the crazy part. Then this is what I didn't really realize, because in Tony's last year, of course, that race was the one that got him into the playoffs and he did not fare well in the playoffs that year he, he got booted out and finish. Fifteenth got booed without early finish. Fifteenth each said terrible. Start never recovered from it. And I thought, man, you know, I remember I this is how I remember it. I remember it that Tony was one of the best in the sport wins the title still one of the best sports to winning races. He had that back injury. The freak back injury. Right. And then I can injured any just run off an ATV and his back. Well, yeah he jumped he jumped with the like the sand rail or whatever in the desert and he came down hard and he fractured fractures back and then was like up until that point. It was Tony Stewart. And then after he came back from that point, which was last season. It just wasn't the same Tony anymore. But boy, I remembered it wrong so he was fifty. In his last season, the year before that full year, foyer, twenty eighth. The year before that full year. Although there were three races that he sat out. Twenty-fifth and the year before that he was twenty ninth that was the year and that's where I was remembering it wrong. That was the year where he had the dirt track accident and ended up sitting out the last third of the season. That was the point I didn't just didn't remember because you think of Tony Stewart, the multi time champion the guy was a was an open wheel champion. I mean he's a hall of Famer and now he is going to be a hall of Famer officially guy hall of fame career, and you just don't realize that you look at those stats twenty nine twenty fifth twenty eighth and fifteenth in the points that I mean it for four years for four years at tailed off for him. Four years, mazing, maybe mazing, and in those for years, I'm looking at it right now. Just real quick. So hopefully get this right in full those last four years. He won two races. Now, obviously, he had the two big traumatic life events involved in that, when you look at someone like Jimmy Johnson, are we going to witness, do you think we've because before those four years? He was ninth. And then he wanted championship the year before that. Right. And then, before that, seventh and sixth, and that was that was his first year, the sixth with Stewart Haas before that ninth sixty you have an off off year eleventh in two thousand six buddy won multiple races. That year championship before that six seventh championship second sixth and fourth so until those last four years he had only finish out of the top ten in the points that one time in that one year he won one two three four five races. He went five races. And so I'm wondering, you know, are we in the middle of watching Jimmy Johnson, had that same like off a cliff thing, where it was there and then not anymore. We're getting close. I think we're getting really damn close to that. Because I mean it's a little scary, though, isn't it, you know, it but I think I think a lot of drastic things around. Tony Stewart's life. Kind of accelerated that to where this, this is just a slow burn for Jimmy Johnson. And I think everyone also is getting better too, if everyone's getting better than and, you know, I it's one of those things where Johnson just kind of got to that peak, and it's just maintained and never got better. Now, let's face it, it's not like Chevy's helping them out at all. You know. And if you want to call it a drop off Jimi his last two years, we're tenth and fourteenth in the points. So not nearly as bad as being outside the top twenty but still, I mean, for Jimmy Johnson something, of course. I will say this the last he's only finished outside. Sorry he's only finished worse than let's say ninth in the points, the only been double digit double digits in the points four times in his career in on, then we'll go onto the race picks and everything. Because now you gotta go to fourteen two thousand fifteen he was eleventh and tenth. Right. That's fourteen fifteen. What happened in sixteen? He won the championship. He wanted he wanted number seven, then this past two years, tenth fourteenth, right? Does that mean you're saying what you're saying? He's gonna to champion. Well, he would have to start winning races real quick. But, but still, I'm just saying it's not the death knell necessarily for the forty eight team they've gone through something like that before. And then came back. They won the championship after it. But that was Chad canals different. You know era didn't have to Chevy cars at our poop right now. So who knows it's kind of a weird situation. It really is a weird situation. Some Chevy's are good Smith Japan, especially right now with Jimmy, teetering on the edge of not being in the playoffs. Oh, okay. So cinema. So that's the track address, it's time to make some picks, right? Yeah. I think so. All right. Which probably do. Well, no. We shouldn't make picks. Oh my gosh. We gotta do paint ski preview. There it is. Holy moly. Look at me. All right. So we'll do the only good thing on NASCAR dot com, which of course, subsequently ruined that is the paint scheme preview. Looking through these now, we already know that we've got not one not two, but three special paint schemes in honor of Darrell Waltrip in his career. You've got the number ninety five pro core car, which is. Emulating one of the seventies cars wasn't federal. I can't remember which one of this the number seventeen fast-melt car, it's going to run a DWP scheme tribute paint scheme. And then the number thirty eight isn't really running a DWI tribute paint scheme as much putting thanks d-w on the side of the car, very uninspired three but there's also some other special teams came. So what do you like you look through here, the seventeen I think it's the class of the field when it comes to DWI schemes. It's a good one. A nice one. I like the twenty one. The Nour's is a different. Look, the black the black and yellow rather than the yellow and black doesn't make sense. But whatever. Though, the ruckus, car looks pretty cool. The, the forty-one of Daniel Suarez. Oh, nice little kinda mute it kind of our Jim black different different kind of look for him up. I agree. Of course, one of the CF. So the week Ryan priests in the Kroger car with the axe body spray, the ballpark funds, enrolls, and Clorox. I guess they're all. Yeah, I don't know what they're doing. They're just like not aphid summertime might have started, but we're still far off our b s. Yeah. That's all I got what do you got in the other one is degree? Instead of acts Bush's baked beans helman's and Kroger. Oh boy, hugger in general, I like the bounce car, but it's bounce innovation of I don't know what a bounce innovation hub is. But the car looks right. It's a Matt Tiffin be driving that one and then the double zero yes do dig. I'm going back to right now. I do like the numbers on the seventeenth, especially because their steel either like fakes nealer pretty cool looking, but I'm headed back toward the double zero and that is the it's the, the, the share the shares Chevrolet. I know it's share means. But it's pink ribbon pink ball, turn back time. Yeah. Yeah. They could find a way if it were that share that'd be awesome bouncing of Asia hub was founded in January of two thousand eighteen and there's the regions, I, I open innovation hub serving northeast Ohio's entrepreneurial innovation community. No, I want to be located in downtown Akron. The in the former BF Goodrich plant the building, compromises more than three hundred thousand square feet. A co working events and meeting spaces office lab, light manufacturing with space with more than fifty organisations, the building bounce accounts for more than two hundred fifty people working and. Creating will there you go? Why is an Akron, Ohio company? Sponsoring the event incident McCallum a weird guess is as good as mine, but I want to be part about the bouncing invasion of now. Maybe we could be part of that innovation that's going on bounce. We're just kids from Akron. Yeah. So we're a start-up company been through they sent me to the mid west all the time. I'm going to Minnesota next week. I mean come on, Ohio the midwest. Yeah, I'd say it's been west. Yeah, they're still in eastern time, zone Ellie. Yeah. The right next to Pennsylvania. I'd call them county, mid west. I wonder what they will call themselves. If any of our three listeners were Jimmy Johnson is from Ohio. Tell us are you mid western are you eastern? Or what are, you know, other than one of the only states where anybody cares about a vote? Okay. Technically, you know what you are. Right. It's the eastern most midwestern state. That makes that's that's worth the effort. Right. Is that an official title? It goes from Ohio, all the way to North Dakota. That's the midwest. Oh, there you go. I'm sorry. It takes me. Two days drive to Ohio. It's not the same goddamn vicinity. Yeah. And it's in the eastern time zone Michigan Illinois, Indiana. Yeah. So, yeah, so it was all of in the enter part of Indiana thing. Parnell indiana. All of in the end of a part of Illinois may be was Illinois, all central hell. I don't know. He's all central. It is okay. All right. Indiana has a little top part that doesn't recognize daylight savings, so it screws him up. I don't know why this reminded me of that time zones. But I was thinking Mississippi River, even though that's not where it changes you should see the bass pro shops that they have in Memphis, Tennessee. Oh, really pyramid? They it is as big as the Luxor now. Now don't gamble. No well, just with your life. Fair. Now you can go up to the top. There's not survey shin deck. And then you can probably gamble with your life up there. You know, trying to slide down the side of the pyramid. Sure. Understandable. That's in how hios part of the mid west. I kind of consider it that I mean obviously not look, if you look at Ohio on a map. Yeah, yeah. Yeah. And you think that's west. Are you think that's middle west mid west? That's more west east back in the back in the old days. I was like the wild west or the western frontier. Ohio. Yeah, the gateway to the west is in Missouri. That's two states over here. It's, it's definitely borderline, you know, it's, it's definitely borderline but there ought to farms and stuff in Ohio, not that they're up at there aren't like Pennsylvania. I was gonna say mar like western Maryland Virginia her that, for that western, western Virginia, I think is just farm now there's no people that live there. But see, I would consider like Kentucky and Tennessee to be mid west. They're actually southeast other southeast. Kentucky, southeast or exactly. It starts from Maryland, Delaware, and goes down and over furthest west in the southeast Arkansas in Louisiana. Really? Yeah. South west is Omaha, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona interesting. And the Pacific is Washington, Oregon and California. Obviously. That's interesting now. No, I for me. I think of Ohio is a western state because they're so boring. Yeah. Okay. That's fair. I'll allow that. I mean when, when I think Cleveland Indians, I think mid west to you now. But it does have peach more green and a little bit more hills. I think more mid Atlantic than than than apparently minute Lennox not a breeding anymore. So, because those because the mountains go down through there, because the Appalachians and everything without a separates it a little bit. This fascinating. But you see us. So if you're from Ohio, tell us what you consider yourself to be exactly. And you do consider what we need to see, for winners cheese tells you consider yourself to be other than perpetually bored, because you're in Ohio. Exactly. And wondering why you're listening to a NASCAR. She was talking about map ridge xactly, right? Sorry, Sosa picks up. We don't have picks from last week, so. Well two weeks ago you one. We law whom Bob Dole Bauer, this eighteenth, Eric Jones late and finish the refers, we both sucked on that when the day. So yes, I'll let you have the, the pick of the field here, what he honors hunters of picking. I it's Noma with the extra bit. So who knows how it's going to everybody? Hate to do it. I got I got a pig cow. Bush on this one and it's probably very solid pick. Oh. You know, give me wanna pick somebody who's never won his his call one here before I don't know. Let me look, I will. Yes. Yes. He's won twice do Paducah. Do give me. Man, it's gotta be somebody who's got like a little extra grit between the teeth. Because Laskey in this one. All right. 'cause Laskey up. Do. You got him think the collars and could be a good pick in this one, too. I think so too, California boy, puts it put the bit between your teeth and go after it, sometimes too much be gimme kes- in this one. And then you can have a pretty good match there. Those two let's you love. Each other. Exactly. Do have Assad bed at all. There's like four things that the action network is brought to us. Oh, right on. You can do will the winner of the race have any stage points win. Like so apparently, the last two wears have not scored any stage I believe that because of all the strategy and the fuel yet, there's that one there's the over under eleven and a half Li changes over the past six racist, just two events have finished with twelve or more. Lee changes. Which driver was score. More points. Elliott or Hamlin. It's tough one over under one and a half drivers leading twenty five laps. To the past three races. Finished with what's one with just one driver managing twenty five laps led I believe that. And will the pole sitter lead the first eight laps of the race. Yes or no? Oh, wow. That's an interesting one. Yeah. To which one you wanna do. I don't know. What do you think I like the lead change one, I like the stage point one too. But I think stage point one could be easy. One sage point one will be in these one either the lead. Change your one and a half drivers leading twenty-five laughs. Let's do we lead change force. Let's do the drivers leading laps. Okay. And I don't know if you wanna go, I want me to go first apps. Twenty five over under. Yeah. It's a tough one. It is tough one. How many laps are there's like ninety the weather probably going to change it? Because we have extra extra mileage, extra mileage per lap this time, but it's still. It's still the three fifty K. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I don't know. Oh boy. Be done. Yeah. Of course, they don't have anything here we can track race page. This is thrilling radio. Oh, it totally is because I couldn't care less about this race ninety laps total, this twenty four thousand ninety are this. Wow, that's fifty laps interests. That last stage. Jesus. You know, I'll go over we. Okay. I'll, I'll take the under on that, but let's also do lead changes because of that fifty lap run. That sounds interesting to me. Okay. I was eleven and a half, I think eleven and a half. And you can take you the honors on this one. Gimme the over on that. Okay. I think you'll be right on that one. Yeah, that's that's going to be interesting because you have both pit strategy and that really long run at the end where were likely. Wow, I don't know if they'll of green flag, or they'll be cautious or not. Figure a lot of people do follow the leader wants one guy. Pitz in. Everyone else is gonna come in and pit to either that lap of the lap after now through pitch shortage. It could be very interesting with being two and a half mile up all the way around. Yeah. Totally could, especially once feel get stretch out a little bit. You could have a guy get in the pits get out and not lose a lap and that could be really, really big plus with those extra corners in there and the track being so big, we could open the door for some local cautions where it's not a full course. And then that can make things interesting too. So, so there we go. I've got the over on lead changes. You've got the under I've got the under on more than one driver leading twenty five laps in a race. Woods at one and a half is what it's at one and a half Cup. And then you're going to the twenty-five. Yeah. The twenty five laps is one and then you're going Cal Bush, and I'm going break his Laskey. So if you want to find out who wins the race who wins the bed and the side bets and what we thought of the whole thing, well, you can subscribe if you want to. Does merit us if you do or not. 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06-27-19 NASCAR America Motormouths

"Chicago is a city known for great summer events. That might be why Chicago in speedway isn't just calling this a race. It's the two thousand nineteen NASCAR summer festival weekend. As the second half of the season, gets underway are NBC crew be with you every weekend, beginning tomorrow, in the windy city today, the hot air is coming from here in our studio. But don't worry because some windbags on the ground and Juliette Illinois to rough star today. Kyle petty relish water getting an early start to the weekend. We'll check in with them from the track do Thursday show without all of you. I racer joining us from around the world NASCAR isn't the only series in our spotlight today. Hint. We're gonna keep the road course team from last week going today. And a look at the top five moments from Chicago land, including a citrus fruit on the loose. If you don't know he will soon. Find out providing that hot air from here in our NBC sports studio in Connecticut, I point to be you guys. Parker Cleremont and the pride of Los Gatos, California AJ almond Dinger. It is finally here our chance to get stuck in race traffic. But also our chance to take in that sweet smell of tire rubber and racing. Fumes excited. What are you looking forward to well, Chicago in which we saw a great race last year between Kabul and collars. I'd love the finish of that race. It was hotter than the actual surface of the sun Lassen hoping maybe just a tick down on the temperature. But the racing action. There's also and I think with this package, we could see some very interesting research. We're gonna tandem race whatever you not new. No eighty that, again as this package developed the mount half races. We've seen really be competitive. So this is a race track that is kind of like it land in the sense. It really wears out tires. You're gonna have to use all lanes of the race track. Maybe a guy like Carlos and his struggles that he's had so far this year. This is a racetrack that plays the newest favor but tire wear is going to be a big deal track positions always critical, but we've seen great racing and maybe get a new winter. We'll see that this show. Talk about the race for sure. You have any motorsports questions actually about any form of racing for JR Parker. Just use the hashtag NASCAR America. We're going to open up the motorsports mailbag answer them throughout the show. So go ahead and send them in right now. Each day, we also give you some homework the chance to choose the motor sports star of the week. Now this week nominees are Martin show ex junior. Course for his win at sonoma's. Then you've Ross Chastain, which was huge. I mean, Ross Chastain, he did Alexander Rossi wrote America, let all, but one lap and then Lewis Hamilton, the French Grand free, led the entire race head over to NBC sports dot com slash NASCAR vote in a reminder you can vote as often as you want. Just keep hitting that refreshed by we're going to have the final results later on guy, some strong contenders. There anybody jumping out pick it. Pick it. I have to go Ross because Krista, we stood on that stage last week. And I said, I'm betting on Ross Chastain they went out their niece motorsports that team to really have to figure out what happened last week just the disappointment in to go out there and make sure that they did it again. You know, Ross is on a roll. It's, it's fun to see, especially a little team like that to go out there and have such victory taken away from them the week before and go out there and do to gain. I just saying that because reysen well as he's going to be I won't be his team mate. Okay. Haley's teenage it's their world. I'm just living in it next week. I'm gonna agree with you. I'm going Ross as well. Not sway the votes. I think he's most likely gonna win this anyway. But I mean just adversely, he overcame everything's been through his career to have this tune what they went through week with such a Ross Chastain thing to happen to them. But now to come back and win and have it count, this really cool weekend for them. I feel like when you say not to sway, the votes, I don't care. We're trying to switch. I mean, this is Hugh. It kind of goes above and beyond. But no. Seriously? Whoever you think have your voice heard, and we'll check in with you later in the show for those results this race marks the beginning of NBC stretch taking you through the season finale in homestead in November. It was this race last year. When like Parker said the temperatures rose and the Finnish certainly brought the heat. Nobody to go here. Job. Good. Really? Puts. It is a phrase Kyle petty enjoys hearing almost as much as participation trophy, KP and relish would have been reunited, and it feels so good. They are at the Chicago speedway. Hey guys, what's going on in your time zone today? What are you excited about? Oh, so much. There's people everywhere we've been swan. Insane. There's threes of fans here that made it down from Ontario, threes of FanFest off camera, but shirts are optional on Thursday. So we haven't we haven't asking to dress up. We spent most of our day kind of getting these lines behind you the grass lines. Can you say a perfect because we want everybody to know like once NASCAR on NBC comes back we mean business. We are serious about having a good time this, we can't wait for you guys to get up here because it's exciting. Dale Jarrett came in Marty and burns, everybody's here. But you guys. Okay. So it's really exciting to be here. No joke, walk into the garage area going down talking to some of the competitors in the truck series in Arkansas. He's it's just good to be back at a racetrack run got to ride around and have some fun yesterday, invite some people to the race. It's called the NASCAR on NBC crew in review, that's who's going to be Chicago, then that's car on NBC crew in review, right here Chicagoland speedway. Be there. Tune in Sunday three pm what's it? That's. I don't know. What kind of Rossmo LA man? What kind of what kind of and more makes those lines so straight, if that's seriously? I don't think that's all you guys have been doing out there, because rumor is that you guys were hanging out in Joliet. And got to do something pretty cool. Oh. I mean as, as says, when he says that we invited some people to the race he's leaving out the part that we may have dressed up like the blues brothers yesterday, j mayo would and we spent our time riding around in an old, Monaco cop car. We got it from the mount brass police action. Cop shocks Cup motor Cup tires. I think are here call, I think I hear our call. Luckily speaker war out after about traffic of probably forty five minutes and guys AJ y'all can know Colin of Mike without supervision for forty five minutes is in the city. Yeah. And is that what are we seeing a police escort? Or are you guys actually being arrested? At one point there. You have to tune in Sunday to see how come we call that a T TV. No is they won't bond you out until after lunchtime the day after. That's all. I'm going to say that's true. Hours. You have to stay in. They won't bond you out. Okay. You did that you got all the racist going on in the race track. Are they jumping in the motocross race outside the racetrack is well, right? There's a yeah. Motorcycles are there. Yeah. Well, I didn't I didn't want to let the cat out of the bag about the pit bike nationals. But AJ being the pride of Los Gatos mitt, you're able to actually be in the race without having to qualify. So basically bring your helmet and jersey I've got a goggles. I've got a boot. I've got a helmet that probably won't fit you Thor made me, but you're welcome tomorrow any of it. So yeah, Ryan villa. Pos. Could be here this weekend. Kohlrabi like the pit bike nationals is more our speed. We did the Ricky Carmichael university. We did Ricky Carmichael university, and we were on what were we to fifty. We were we were like one twenty one twenty five and they put us in a class with fifty class with fifty that's how. All I know is Iran over a kid, and he said, don't do that, again, Mr. petty and I said, so when you go to driving school, and they call you, Mr. Patty that was not pretty. Yeah. So yeah, it's going to be, there's a little bit everything we're going to tell you about some of the other cool stuff coming up. We're going to move a little bit closer to the action next. So we'll show you that coming up. Just can't wait the best artists. It's a regular sized by. Oh, I got that AJ small guys really small. Really? Say, oh, oh, it's funny because it's true. We're all friends guys. All right. Relish college on Choi us, again, later in the show. We'll see where they end up coming up next. We're going to fire up the simulator, but we're saving chicagoland's laps AJ loves a road course. Luckily for him the drivers are on the schedule this weekend. One of his favorite places that's coming up people. To go around the world in sixty seconds, we start with a dramatic scene and the twenty four hours of the Nurburgring Alexander friends escape from this huge fire Parker is for Ari that racist, absolutely state insane. I was hanging out leaky there told me there. Life you have super fast, Uber cars and just regular cars, all the same track at the same time of twenty four hours. That's by the least in Saint thing that happened this weekend. They drives the car inputs out the fire are the noble. Here you go. You got to be w. And it's basically, it's really animals put flew open. We'll let got down there you go. This is still at the Nurburgring. He was able to give back to pit road only hit the various. That's another tactic, the watch this check out their reaction. They can only laugh at that point. Oh, yeah. Good stuff. Well really not for them. But for us it yeah. I'm telling you, that race is full of gold all through it, because it's just it's there's so many funny, things video candy. All right. Let's. How about the sweet spot of Watkins Glen s upstate yours. That's where they're going to be this week, going over there for the six hours of Glen. So as you can see New York City down here. We're over here and all appear about five six hours is Watkins Glen this weekend. The running the long course, which is a lot different than what we run in the Cup series because term five or we'd go straight. They go into what's called the boot attorney six seven eight or nine which is pretty tricky. And then back to joining the course that we run in the Cup series. So it's a longer course. But for these cars, it's very cool. Course people love the Buddhist very historic, but enough of me talking about it. We got we got AJ in the sim. Why don't we just go down there and actually join him because I think he's gonna get started here soon. AJ don't mess this up. Parker always a chance of me messing this up. So what do you in? Right now. You're in Ford, GT now, UT in the class lock ins, Glenn here sports. Car racing started back in nineteen sixty eight this is a racetrack. That's about high commitment, high speeds. You. Go down here to turn one, it's hard to pass your especially in the six hour because the breaking zones are so short because the speeds are so high here we come up through the is going to be side by side by side. But. Yes. Come up. The last part of the s on the six year down the back straightaway hair. One of my favorite corners, the bus, stop come in here. Short raking zone. This is gonna be tight down three years. You got it. Get the car turn back back wide open up to fourth here round the carousel. Lot of G-Force on the driver's next year. Go right. Go straight. There you go pass here. In the corner. Now this what you're talking about Parker in the boot this one of the. Oilers out of that. Get some compression, there got an LP car going by. We've got in real life. Lows. We're gonna know we're saving it, we're saving it auto backup might wanna put that break Beissel for. Yeah. That's that's a little twitchy. Yeah. A little bit try to new setup for this race, so far we only got where I've hours, fifty nine minutes left to go in this race. Yup. Second gear here. And now you're coming up on turn nine which I find to be one of the trickiest corners going here. The corner falls away I. Yep. So you gotta get it. Pointed get back throw it gets a little lose right here because like the track falls away from you little bit. And this somewhat quickest corners here, just a little lift in the GT court owing, you're committed just another downshift quick corner. Got to give back to wide open leave it all the way out on the edge of the racetrack here. That's one latman we got six hours in fifty eight five hours fifty eight minutes to go in the six hour. You bring it up. That's one lap. Six hours. See, that's what happens in sports car racing. The fast DPI course comes by turn in. He's their contact damage on the right side now yelling at why are you messing up my race core? We have five hours, fifty eight minutes ago. You get out of the car. The teammates you're looking at you. Like dude, really you already crashed my car. Now I gotta get in this thing. I'll just keep going three wide nowhere to go into the Busta outside. I'm gonna make that move. That would be your team mate GT here we go. He didn't run into them all all Scott, some understeer again, my next they hired. I'm feeling for tired, looking at your neck right now, and you could see just cars all the all just around me all the time. But the endurance of this doing this for six hours going around this place at such high speeds. I mean, this is definitely a taxing race in the endurance category because of how high speed is in the. Especially in the class. The average speeds are over one thirty. Wow. So it is just so much speed in talking to the drivers this week. And they said that they really ramped up their workout, because it is one of the most physically demanding races that they go to because it is always high speeds and high commitment level for the whole race that say, and I think that's the thing you know, even cut version that we run in the NASCAR side things. It's such a fast racetrack for us. It's like a speedway compared to snowmobile short-track. Yeah. And really couple years ago when they repave this track. It just brought the speeds even higher up. So before with the old payment that we kinda see right now the cars would slide around a little bit. The speech weren't quite as they were still really high. But you kind of relax a little bit. Oh, you see that fits right, ended right there that was pretty impressive. But now with the repave, the tires, don't go off. So every lap is almost basically a qualifying that for these drivers because. Of the speeds, and it's just a fun racetrack. But as I said trying to pass here, the break zones are so short. So when you get a move like this, you know, there don't commit or you commit. And you go for it. We see what happens. I'm locked up. I'm going to make the corner. The corner dot it. On the ground. Nope. I'm still fine. I'm good. Before you actually find yourself, erect. Krista, we kind of off here. All we've learned here, low big commitment at Watkins, Glen. Able AJC going to yell all the way to break. Okay. All of racing against AJ right now. Yes, those are live. I racer 's you guys get a little break jump back in with us in a few moments when Parker behind the wheel show us the layout at Chicago Boxster for whoever Rex corker heard it. There's a challenge. Gauntlett has been laid down and coming up next. We don't have as many years to look back on, as it's one of those newer tracks. We've found some Kiefer's for our top five Chicagoland moments. Find out if our list matches yours. Ahead. Welcome back. It's time for our Thursday, trivia, question, which historic Chicago sports facility once hosted a NASCAR Cup series race Chicago Stadium Comiskey park Soldier Field or Wrigley field. We will have the answer for you in a little bit Parker, thinks he knows that quiet. But I it's our top five moments Chicagoland speedway in two thousand four expanding series qualifying was interrupted by of all things Parker a giant, inflatable ords. I love this moment. It was went rogue and started tacking during qualified. So then NASCAR to basically is that, of course because it's out there. They put some trucks out try to stop. They couldn't get it tackling. I that the arch or should lead that made our little. Okay. Aereas number four it's two thousand six Matt Kenseth and Jeff Gordon got into an earlier in the season. Jeff Gordon one happy about Matt Kenza early in the season. And he repaid him back and said, hey, by the way, I'm gonna win this racist. Well, that's, that's the best kind of. Yeah. Let's go back to two thousand four. The Cup races time. Tony stewart. And Casey Kane this is on the restart. Yes. He gets into the back causing him to spin and wreck. And then what makes us a moment? Well, what's coming next? Here you go. You have the nineteen of the twenty thousand fighting in the pits. We got to see some great video of Tommy bald right there walking away all angry. I'm like the pick just start going at it reiver's, wreckage back the two thousand sixteen playoff opener. Ryan Laney state outs, take the lead for the final restart, but Martin extra on fresh tyres would not be denied this point. Twenty sixteen on a mile and a half. It was stopped at seven. Fresh tyres seem the same way. Yeah. The last four years later different number one last year's thrilling finish between Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson as if it could be anything else. So Cole the side job. But it's tempted slide jobs dislodge got in front of him. But he wasn't awesome finish love that one of watching being there. The crowd energy was amazing. And then these two showing the sports and they are shaking hands afterwards park. Do you think NASCAR should have made a call and Hugh, absolutely nuts? Get started. Okay. So last year we had that great ending. What will happen this time. Our coverage starts tomorrow, tomorrow. See leading up to Sunday's Cup series race at three eastern plant voyeur arrived in Chicago in early to join Indy-Car Graham Ray hall for special event. Kevin Lee has more one of the many cool things about being a race car driver. Is you get to fund things on your days off? Like take people around a place like the autobahn country club Graham Ray hall and Clinton. Boyer and you guys were out here. Getting after it for one cure as awesome today at the opportunity to scare some people. I hope chased this guy down thought he was going to flip over and his Mustang. But no, it was. It's a great day to, to come out here to raise some money for one care. They had a really good turn out for our first. I ever fantasy driver camp and hopefully keep this going in the future all across the country Graham, and I get to do fun things interact with fans and, you know, all of our partners. But when you get to do something extra special, like this, and lean on their people that make their world go around. Are you don't go around what, what happens, your new world we go around, but we go around and when shape? Yeah, so it's a lot of fun to be able to interact with not only one people that do so much for us, and they're caused their benefit, but to put some money back into that causes. Well, like we're doing here today. I think a little bit. You both have been affiliated with one cure for a couple years now. Graham, explain what it is. And why it's so important. Well, one cure is based out of Colorado state university in Flint, animal cancer center. And you know really what they do that utilize comparative on colleges. So utilizing information studies that they learn dogs to help cure cancer in humans and vice versa. So now we get to the NBC part of the NASCAR schedule back at Chicagoland this weekend's. Let's talk shop for just a moment. You had a real good chance to win here last year. What kind of chance, do you have this weekend? Same chance you always come to win. If you think it's a long ways over here, come to win every every time you show up to racetrack, but there's thirty nine other maniacs show up with that same metality so looking forward to. It's always a good show out their old racetrack. You know, it hasn't been repaved. I'd like those old war out. You know, rough racetracks got a lot of character, and I'm kind of like me and you know, it's just a lot of fun to be able to, to come out on the show out here in this market. So do you say old and a lot of character out? Out third third oldest asphalt? I think I'm Ashley, I think at one point I don't know if it's still stands, but held track record there where they were no six team Foreside myself in PT went out there and tested their try those cars. Awesome place was insane and talk some NASCAR storylines Stewart Haas racing. I mean no question frustrated winless so far. I mean, we're, you know, the second half of the season, we're going to kind of take over the coverage and they're still looking for victory lane. And it's amazing when you look back to what they were cheating last season, especially one of the most glaring examples is Kevin Harvick who last year had multiple wins. Many stage wins was really on fire in the top five top five. I think vanity metrics at this point knowing that we talk about points parentheses days. But I think the thing is, we've been wondering this whole time. What's going wrong? What's the issue, and you can see in the four you know, have the speed at times, but making mistakes having issues that happen towards the end of race stopping them from getting that win. But finally this week, Saul Kevin Harvick had some quotes kinda gave some light. What's been going on talked about how he felt like they had the wrong way to begin the season in the design of the race cars and that can with a new design a new package like we've had this year. It's bound to happen that some teams going to pick the wrong direction. And that's what Stewart. He felt like did to begin the season. They've been able to turn that around you see the speed of the now. So I think it's just a matter of time for him in that fourteen to execute when you look at Clint Boyer, aside from the lack of two wins he's really on par what he was last year. Eric rolls exactly in the same place in points. He was last year and eleventh and Suarez is actually doing a better job here at Haas. Any was at Joe Gibbs racing. He's thirteen point. So I think when you look at the deal, they're, the glaring example was Kevin Harvick. But if, if it's really true that they feel like they found what went wrong then they're gonna find this going forward in that four-car will win. I actually believe if you look at our fantasy going later, maybe this weekend, it's more foreshadowing. Yeah, it's really just execution. Even know they haven't had the outright speed that they had compared to the field last year. It's just execution going out there and making sure it happens. You know Kevin Harvick. If you really look at it, he scored the most points on a mile and a half racetrack out of anybody by over twenty to twenty five points. So the speed is there. They just got to execute. I think that's where Kevin harvick's frustrations have been the last few weeks. Whether it's wrong calls pit mistakes just things not going the right way. But they're gonna get wind. I don't doubt it. It's amazing. They have by this point the playoff picture from here on out. It's kind of going to be one of if not the biggest story each weekend. Because time gonna start running out on some of these guys who are further back on that bubble. Yes. So what we've kind of point out your Suarez and thirteenth thirty one to the good all back to Ricky Stenhouse twentieth. Forty three hour kind of the bubble for us right now between what agent I decide. So we're bring this up a little bit closer if this works on working, there we go. Something happened here. Magic if the TV that were there so AJ take it away here. But sort of a sore is what we have. Here is basically average finish on mile and a half tracks a five that they've done before Chicago in and they're total points because this really shows you how well they've run. Yeah. If you look at the average finish, sometimes that doesn't tell the whole story, especially now with stage reason because you get points during the stages, you can run fifth all day and next to last restart get wrecked and you have a thirty seven place finish. So looking at here, the biggest thing that the glaring that stands out to me is the fifteenth and sixteenth place in points. Kyle larson. Ryan newman. You look at their average finish seventeen point four for Ryan Newman twenty point eight for Kyle Larson. But the bigger deal is this Parker a hundred three points for Ryan Newman on mile and a half racetracks. So what does that mean going to Chicago, I wouldn't bet on that, right? New one point to the good they've really struggled. But if you look at his teammate his teammate Ricky Stenhouse junior that's been one of his strongest extracts mile and a half. He's got one hundred sixty one point. So it's one of these things. Specially when you go to these Mouna half racetracks, where you can look at because you look it over the last couple of years doesn't matter, not the same type of Kearney. More so looking at these points, they're all kind of grouped up except Ryan Newman's had some struggles on the mound Africa trek. So will that change us weekend? And I think that's a really interesting point you pointed out there is that the guy in twenty forty three points out, it's going to a place where he's probably been the most successful all this group of cars there. In the mount house, where we normally think about has his so car dependent right there so much. It's so technical. It really depends on your race car. So the two teammates have acute discrepancy is those two have in points scored. That's really glaring positive for Ricky Stenhouse, in so many ways. I think also looking at fifteenth place, their collars. Right. We've been talking about him throughout the season. What was it bad luck for a while there then it's mistakes being made? He goes out wins Opole at cinema. Does a decent run better run than he's probably had there in the past because he maybe made his car little bit on the long run. But now he's going to raise shock where he has the best average finish. Right. He's not been the best in terms of on the mountain passes. You can see here. He's got the worst numbers of anyone in this group, but he has the best average finish going back. So we don't want to take too much from the past. But if you're going to say okay, if they're turning things around his teammate Kurt Busch has been great at some amount of has this year. And this could be a great weekend collar. But I feel like a broken record. When I say that all season on the same way the one thing for me about Kyle Larson this weekend. Is this? Is worn out where Clinton talk about it? These guys are probably going to have to run the fence, again, that's working out Larson shines. And how important are these mile and a half tracks? So they've had five so far eleven total on the season. We're going to see a lot of in the playoffs as well. Okay. It's been a few minutes since we checked in at the track. That's where Kyle petty and Rutledge wood art today. Oh, you guys have moved. Right. What, what? What? Yes. Christa there's so much going on to find different spot in a shady, tree. We're going to tell you all about it, and what makes this place. So fun for AJ digger when we get back. You can say the Dale junior download Tuesdays at five, PM eastern, and good news. If you missed it on Tuesday, you can catch the rear every Thursday night at eleven pm eastern junior sister Kelly was the guest this week. And she shared some credible stories of their time growing up. You have some time to think about our Thursday, trivia, question, which historic Chicago sports facility once hosted a NASCAR Cup series race. Wasn't Chicago Stadium, Comiskey park Soldier Field or Wrigley field. What do you guys think? You'll see the answer. Yes. Failed nineteen fifty-six fireball Roberts before it became homefield so Chicago Bears. Nineteen seventy one Soldier Field was a multi purpose stadium. That included a half mile racetrack around the football field hard to believe, but training camp for the bears begins in less than a month. Now, I grew up just a few hours away from Chicago. So in one thousand nine hundred five I was all about the Super Bowl. Shuffle. Okay, I remember that, right. Okay. Now rutledge. What is a big fan of the goonies ironically, that movie released the same year as various theme song. Right. You're doing a different kind of shuffle right now. Achey chef. Well, I don't know what that is. My grandfather raised it soldiers feel did really see Chester copper pot there or one from the goonies have I was there. No you weren't. No, I just thought I'd say so much history in this town tomorrow, guys, I'm hoping that I get to make history here at the job has now different from last year. This will be a slide job that we complete yes, there will be non completed last year, knee, and neither was the pass and the grass. So just for you NASCAR historians to famous events that were never completed slab. Behind lane. Job up to fans is Jomon. Thank you guys. Got it only. It only takes able to get a fire going. More people with the party here, four, what's apart? Hey, speaking of speaking of a spark and fire this weekend. There's also the barbecue show him this smoke down barbecue. First annual is going to be here. We're talking Dr barbecue Ray lamps going to be here Meyer and mix. And Chris, Lilley, muddy Panini, Pete's on his way right now. Thom Rutledge and I went to a barbecue cook off, we gained twenty five pounds and head to burn are close when we got back to the hotel because time of our light that was a great time. Eric nascar. Nice crab. That's again, nobody stretch is going to be here from Kansas City. So there's gonna be some amazing barbecue competition that happens here this week and you know I love barbecue. Parents, Katie lose cafe in my soul that Barbie. Nice little plug there for Katie loose. Good nicely done nicely. Well, play mom. But yeah it's gonna be a beautiful weekend. We know the pit bike national is going to be here. There's so much going on. That's four the fans. It's hard to see today. Oh, yeah. Earl yeah. Let me let me just say they're having a race here. They're having a race. Okay fans. Yes. I race race NASCAR on NBC has back Sunday. I'm telling you, they're having a race. They're having all this stuff for the fans the main event Sunday and it has been real rainy here in the Chicago area. It's been kind of cold and rainy. And this weekend is going to be beautiful. The fans that we've seen here are so excited about that already. They're ready to enjoy a summer and that summer racist kicking off here. We couldn't be more excited about it. Yeah. Both. Both both fans. You said it, not me. You said I know. Five that we've seen are excited. The five we've seen are excited. Now. Listen, we understand it's Thursday. You are guys are just setting the scene for the flavor. And that's what we wanted from you. But KP is it true? You will be camping right? Where you are until we come on the air tomorrow for fan Friday, which you will be a part of spending the night, right there. Yes. I, I am so excited about this just so you know, Christa there's little game over here to the side, calls catch the lucky duck. But all the ducks are named goose. So that's just for us got out with that. Who would name it duck goose. Weird as part is the mom duck is like thirty years old. Wake camping right here under the shade tree, the only shade in Chicago right now. He's throwing fantasy day is going to be cool because that is obviously happening when on-track activity happening fan Friday's going to have a lot going on. You guys are just in your own little world there you. Yes, we aren't they keep forever day, the cow, Patty, we'll say that someone's throwing shake deal. Thanks very millennial guys next week in Daytona. Yeah. Yes, we we're in a fury liberate if you're living memory, let's that. All right. Or living the dream. That was the day, I knew for flaming 'cause we're a little worried, what would happen if we haven't back on for our segments. So up next aren't grasping. The fifty states continues with a stop in Massachusetts Massachusetts, you say, well, you have to stick around to find out and don't for he's gonna throw something right there to get your votes in for motorsport star of the week. Just go to NBC sports dot com slash NASCAR vote. We will have the final results next. So keep voting. I was very young. I started racing when I was thirteen kinda just misfits author together. They were the ones that were teaching me. What am I like that? He was coached. He was the first one of that dream, he was a workaholic. She really paved. A lot of the way for me. He helped me mentored me. He had just been around for a long time. Couple times, probably and a lot of us leaned on, on their family. What do you do? This is a frequent shocking. You can see the debut of behind the driver during our pre race coverage this Sunday and Joey Lugano will be the first one up llegado grew up in Middletown Connecticut, which is about an hour from the Massachusetts border. The pilgrim state has only hosted one NASCAR Cup series race. It took place in June of nineteen sixty one at the Norwood arena. South of Boston manuals rockets, the golden Greek was the winner over future hall of Famer Rex white, not today. The state's racing tradition continues at Seekonk speedway. This classic bullring is also the facto home track for Rhode Island sits just a few miles away from the Stateline Seekonk speedway has been family owned and operated for over seven decades. Dominic and Irene Venditti opened it near their chicken farm in nineteen forty six they are there some Francis and grandson David Auburn still run it today now Cup series champion Martin ex junior and Ryan Preece are among those who competed at this track and last night. Sakon coast, its annual open-wheel Wednesday. Short-track legend Ken Schrader was very on the fund Schrader probably already been in one hundred braces this season. That that's jazz ration- only ninety. Oh, yeah. Wall down or so far, every night, Ken Schrader is everywhere. Of course, our fifty states and our grassroots racing my track, my roots. We continue to talk about all these great places. We're talking Massachusetts because that's where pro motocross is at this weekend for the Southwick national, you can catch it Saturday night at seven thirty eastern here on NBC and Kyle relish talked about this. Weekend's NASCAR action of some motocross flavors part of Chicago speedway summer festival lineup AJ. I know this big motocross legends Jeff Stanton. And Ryan villa Porto, they're competing in the pit bike national champions park villa. Polio is driving the pace car for Sunday's Cup race. The little double dip there just stand. You're just see him walking around the pits. I saw him when I was at the supercross race in New Jersey. He looks like he can still get after on the big boy bikes. Yeah. It's big. It's big. So again, for the fans, a lot going on Chicago, and we're gonna have all the contract coverage as well. All right. So our poll question I know is it time for the final results? The shows flown buys it really already. Okay. No. Faults also. It's true. X Chastain Rossi Hamilton when do we lock them in? It's tight between Rossi and Chastain Ross Chastain does right votes. That's what it's all about right there when you got to go out there and win and you do. And then you get disqualified. So you go out there. Just doing it again. You deserve it. And I think the cool thing Ross is for so many years we've seen him so spread thin jumping from car to car any Kartik and drive. And now we're seeing singular focus on this truck and running for chip. And I think the performance that we're gonna see is higher than ever before. So I'm excited and running in the running the ten car this weekend. Yeah. All the greats out so a chance and they told him said betting on himself did it again, and really just sort of called his shot really cool. All right. What's coming up next? We're almost out of time, but we still have some time for you so to get. Yeah I'm gonna go. Yeah, I'm gonna go AJ how it's done. Eight hundred dollars. Fifty eight when wreck me there that said, don't listen AJ. It is time to make a social pitstop NASCAR is coming to New England next month but Kyle Larson made an early visit to Foxwoods resort casino in Connecticut taking some laps at their. Monza karting track. Very cool. What else is going on in the social media world? Well. Ryan blaney. Yet Wrigley field for the Chicago. Cubs game to throw out the first pitch. Let's see how he does. Over the plane. That's, that's all I can ask for now. Blaney. He wasn't the only familiar sight at Wrigley for NASCAR fans because Jeff Burton's car the NBC car was there as well. So a lot of fun things happening in Chicago now, our car here in the studio being driven today by both AJ and Parker. Let's check it out. Thanks, krista. So AJ mid pack here. Right. That's about right. It's pretty actually pretty high qualifying for you. Well, so thanks, thanks nice company. But I'm gonna go to the front that's gonna do. Are you and I'm going to use all the different lanes because then the thing about Chicago with the tires where now that's gonna be an offer. But especially on these restarts as we see them all with this package this year. It's kind of craziness you can go three or four wide and make decisions happen. You think you're going to the top on the star go to top. Okay. You watch this watch this. We got a little good restart here right in the eighties. So far back always blocking. Always blocking me. That's just that's a bad start on your part. He had a good restart. Did the right thing to block me from going the top? How many not let me go blow? He's done that disposed of him. So we come off turn to hear. What makes this corner tricky is it kind of falls away from you. So as you start to lose the bomb the racetrack lose the nose of the race car going into three here. It's up tall. I just live I lifted. Oh my God. I guess. Already lifted already. I didn't wanna hit the wall. Now I got the run. Okay. But the draft right here. You're not making a move getting into turn one you to pass anybody. That's one guy, what this care. Now I'm going to the bottom going through the middle. That's two comes three four. Now let's look at the momentum now. Where are you going with this? Go to the bottom just slide up a little bit is isn't a side job. Don't call it that this is just simply, we're gonna see here three wide racing where you're going to go with it. And that is the thing this is decision. You have to make right here, you got side going low. All right. I'm gonna go low here. If you watch the NBC 'Send car now I'm in the center that guy inside. He's got no, turning building right there, because he's so low he doesn't isn't able to go. I've cleared the gone the outside now moving forward Parker. How long do you think before the tire store going away for you're going to have to really start pedal on the car in the middle of these corners? Interesting thing is like we've seen. It's different every racetrack, but here being so wore out, you're gonna have it pretty early on say, five five eight laps in you're definitely going to be lifting a little bit because that's what's going to happen here. I mean you're not gonna be able to run that bottom lane. Like, if I tried to go to bond right now tight on those guys, I can't hold flannel flight up to as you said, because to kind of almost isn't straight on straights onto a curved backtrack. So therefore, it's always kind of. Tightening up on the exit and you're not able to keep the car on the bottom, and you start to slide. Yeah. And it's really bumpy here three and four. And that's what's tough is you start to lose the bottom of the race track. The higher you go up the bumpier the racetrack. Get. So. That's what makes running up top Chicago more difficult than most racetracks. Because as the tires go away. Yeah. You wanna move up there to find some grip. But it starts getting bumpier and bumpier as tires go away. The grip not being there. It's easy to get too high and make a mistake at bounce it off the fence. But guys like Kyle Larson. Those guys that can run high up there and find the speed. Get that wall of up there. Where'd you didn't put my name in one of those guys that coming up? Yeah this liquid I'm doing I know you got your fourth though. I mean draft is taken a big affect here. Hold can you hold a wide open? The tire still there. No, I can't I have left I have to list, but I'm keeping up momentum. This is what the tot side does you keep up your momentum. You keep the engine higher up in the RPM. This specially in this package. It works so well, because you start to get the draft of the guy in front of you. You're using that more momentum. You're in the throttle earlier than they can be in the bottom. And suddenly, you have the huge head of momentum going onto the white and maybe go try to break the side. Good. We're, we're coming to the wide. I think here we go. So you gotta make a move. This all got that thing just down there. That ninety six cars all hooked up. All right. Side drafting this is for the way basis job them telling me for the wins. I'm gonna go with flat clear. Oh, where can you hold it? Yes. Yeah. Okay, go whoever how some of dizzy, whoever just did that. You're going to have to look me up on my account. I oh you one hundred bucks. Well. What what happened there Parker? I got turned. Yeah. Yeah. I got and you know what though they wanna the IRA, there's I want to go on a rant about why disqualified that was fair race. That's fair. Fair icy. Yep. Would you say that, if that was real life, I'd say, I don't think he would know totally fair. So keep up with a story to save AJ pays up. So we'll follow that, but yeah. Like the guy said live racers from all around the world competing in the simulator their simulators at home. So you can sign up for fantasy live. How about a different form? You can get involved with NASCAR dot com. Joined the NBC sports NASCAR America league. We're gonna start with our cheat sheet for Chicago courtesy of Dan, beaver rota world dot com slash NASCAR. He highlights two drivers from Hendrick motorsports. Jimmy Johnson is value pick William Byron his garage pick. But for the red flag, he's got Kyle Larson, who's earned, solid point slightly. But as results this here on mile and a half tracks. All right. Let's get to your picks AJ in Parker AJ who've you got. Okay. They're up here in the screen. Let's see. Well, talking about, as we said earlier, Kevin harvick's got the most point scored on mile and a half racetracks. So shocking that went with Kevin Harvey, what would be a little bit. Shocking is actually chase Elliott has the second most points scored on mile and a half racetracks. He's been very quick at any type of racetrack that would go to I chose chase Elliott. Joy lagaan. Oh they've been a little hit or miss on mile and a half at times. But you know what? This is a racetrack summer months, where team Penske's starts to figure it out. I go Larsen. He's bringing it. And my ex teammate. Chris butcher quietly running really good on the racetracks. Eric Amaral in the garage. That's a good team. I couldn't use some of those couldn't use your the Gano because I ran out of uses of him this year. I've got Bush because I had a couple of left Brad Kaz Laskey Kevin harvick's reasons, you mentioned Kurt Busch because he has been very impressive on the mount of early this year had a lot of speed that one car trips are still able to use them somehow I don't even know posse. That's and then rhyme lady, I wanted chase Elliott. But I was running out of USA, so I went rhyme lady. I felt like it was a close counter. All right. Thanks to everyone, who sent in their questions for the motorsports lag. At hashtag NASCAR America, you guys have more. We're gonna have the Soza questions. You're going to get him up. Oh, power technology. All right. Here's the first one. We'll Alex Bowman get his first career win this weekend. I think he's got an opportunity, but it's like they had like the stretch where they really good. And then they've lost a little bit. So if I had to put money on it, I wouldn't say this weekend, but he will be solved. You don't have any money left. Hundred bucks. This is pretty Parker. Yes. So basically, they're wondering with the vine family racing for the great fish. What it represents them, obviously, it's incredible finish for Matt vendetta that team, they really need that they've had a really tough start the season they're only stand out for the season has been there. Run the Daytona five hundred. But then, basically, they married. Dr he can wheel. He absolutely Parker. You know what I'm not talking about ero- anymore. You're talk about it. This is a good question, but it would take a lot more time than we have to answer. We're out of its off to Chicago where we'll see less than twenty four hours for now for fan Friday, will Martin show junior win. Will Kyle Larson. Get his revenge. Kyle and Rutledge end up in jail that one. Already heard it's going to happen. We will see you at the racetrack tomorrow.

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Interview: Ross Chastain

The Final Lap

14:00 min | 5 months ago

Interview: Ross Chastain

"This is golf five weekly. On the final lap once again, is Ross chastain. Welcome back to the program. Having me? All right. You're coming off a pretty successful weekend by most standards I. Mean You you picked up a second place and a third place that's GonNa. Make you feel pretty good. Yeah. Definitely. Does the little hard in the moment get now car to. Race here to truly appreciate. How good of a weekend it really was. But now the had a few days fame back and look at it and yeah, it was It was a good awesome weekend and we had really fast car both days and made good adjustments. You know had the most fraternity up upfront their first real trip into NASCAR so. now that I've had a day or two, it's it's sunk in how good it really was is that is that really for a racer how long it takes you can't get over it for a couple of days or so I think everybody's different you know honestly In in every situation is different so You know the the big thing was just the speed we had not not about the finishing position. It was the fact that we actually ran up there all day and both days you know we we backed it up made the right adjustments and. Different every situation is different but for me. It took a day as fans and media and everybody watching we all WanNa. See You win for the sole reason we want to see that watermelon goes SPLAT. That's right I. Trust ME I. There's nothing more I want right now into mashed a couple of watermelons her shirt. What you're seeing still looking pretty good I looked it up nine top fives and eighteen top tens your position pretty well heading into the playoffs. Yeah. Yeah we are You know that that win you know will will really make our year That strong of a season not winning you know be honest by the end of the year is I'll I'll definitely view it as a failure on the performance side is not that you know it's a failure from the team side, the personnel and and even my personal relationship with these guys. We've got a great group and and this is you know year that I'll always remember I've I say that every year to myself because I feel like I'm so much farther in my career than I ever thought I could could ever be cherry on top like it's it's crazy just never never imagined that I could stay in the sport this long. So you know this is another another year no different than last year only made her on the truck championship this year we we get down the stretch here in the trinity run and and go for the championship. It IT'S A it'll be a year. I'll I'll never forget for a lot of good reasons but. But when you know not happening will definitely be a big. A. Big Down Downfall of this year. So we are working just as hard as we can is harder worked all year to try to get victory lane. Well, you are definitely one of the the fun personalities in the sport we definitely need you there. So we're glad to have you You've got plenty of opportunities to win I mean lots of tracks coming up. You got any one in particular that you got circled saying I love that track I've got a great shot at it. Yeah. Mean Daytona his where we got our first win together it colleague racing for their team won and and my first one, Daytona, which is. The track I went through the most growing up home a little closer to the home but we went to Daytona every year most years growing up so Aside. From that and the fact that you know we we did win last year I might have used up all my luck there for a while it's A lot of luck involved and a lot of lot of moves it makes sense on paper and a lot of. Strategy. Calls and drafting scenarios. It makes sense. Nine races in a row and that ten threes something goes wrong and and so it's You cosby record you caught up in one so. That's that's kind of an outlier, but then man get back to Darlington. We went there this year right after the are pandemic break was sport took and when we came back Darlington, we really had high hopes and and we struggled and I really believe we've found the problem that race cars and and and it was a problem. It wasn't just that we were doing everything we were doing everything we could. Kind of say that wrong but we we were but we had major problems and so then it caused me to drive. Wrong. So then I bag defied the problem and just Haley had the same issue. So we're really looking to you know not at least fix that to really really go and and perform their to. It you know has a great reputation on the driver's side So Fun even even the time I've been I mean six, seven, eight laps down in a cup race. I'm still having a ball and it's still such a challenge to drive an intimidating. So it's really a place where you can go fast there. I've had the you know fortunate been fortunate enough to to lead laps they're qualified on pole and race before, and you know we'll have a really strong race and You know that that just makes it even sweeter and even more awesome. So by I mean the next one Darlington. So that's that's a good one to have after Daytona we need to rebound absolutely absolutely looking ahead to this weekend it is Daytona and recently announced you find yourself Cupper Cup Cup series ride as well. That's right. Yeah. I. Get to work with SPYRO motorsports Again it's a it's. A group that that really changed my life on their sports entertainment side several years ago, and and got me. You know it was a big part really of getting me in over there at chip Ganassi racing, and and that forty to expand any car for a handful of races and and we tried to work together. You know after all that went went down and not go had to be. You disbanded and shut down. You know we've all stayed really close and and just try to help each other whenever we and so. they're always working for me on their sports and entertainment side on their motorsport side as well as several other drivers in the sport. And You know I probably I definitely probably wouldn't be I know I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for them in so we just keep trying to build this thing together and you know it's I don't get to run all cup races but you know we were able to go to indie would their Seventeenth in the brickyard four hundred, as well as a few races with a partnership with chip Ganassi racing at the health, and on the Daytona Five, hundred and six, hundred, two of the biggest races of year and and really we hit then we hit Andy was the third kind of third big one. You know I wish I could run maybe Darlington or something You know just to just to of get all the crown jewel then it's even though Iran before with premium motor sports but it's it'd be cool to do it with this group and that seventy seven car. So never say never were were trying you know it's a couple sport were trying to keep. Keep our head above water daytona is a I mean, it's a chaotic race in itself. Now you've got this added layer of drivers trying to get themselves into the playoffs. Are you aware of that in the moment drafting three wide I mean that's got to be just such a different experience. Yeah it is You know fortunately fortunate for US Nathalie series is we still have five races before our cutoff we have we have one last round in our playoffs. So we have less races. So we run more right now in the regular season so. You know, yeah, there's GonNa be some desperate guys but I know that starting up front due to the math big old math equation Nascar has now I, think we start you know the first couple rows rap track for this, and we'll have a fast car and we will on the decide will really be able to you. Know I think. Dr Heart and and try to control the race I mean there's GonNa be a lot of trying to do that and and trying to lead laps and and get stage points and win stages. But you know wh when it comes to the Cup side for sure that's a it is going to be. It's a crazy race to plug into a theory that only a couple of times let alone the Cup series of that and there you know wildcard that Daytona for their regular season off. So we'll be totally honest strategy there we will. Be Safe secure towards the back you know losing a lap as crazy as it is to say is not the end of the world throughout the race we know we'll have staged breaks We'll be able to raise for the lucky dog unfortunately if you have to go right for the lucky dog, you've kind defeated purpose of staying in the back and going a lot down to stay safe because now you have to get right up in the pack and race the other guys they were also trying to stay safe for the tickets you're back so. Totally. Different strategies from Friday night to Saturday night. But you know they both teams believe in me and I have a totally different mindset for both races spent much of my career. Right? You know I say the riding around man and new superspeedway races. There's a large group of of team owners instruct US drivers to play it safe and stay towards the back. So it's second nature to me. It's. Actually more more know natural for me to do that at those places than go race for the win. But now that I'm at a place like colleague Racy, you know you know, would we filter protection and nutrient solutions on my car and I know that we can take our cars from the are CR compound and really go go fight for the win. You know if I bring back steering wheel they're. Not they're not happy but they're okay with it whereas you know smart motorsports for needed bring that car back clean. So they can take the next superspeedway here. He's a couple more questions for Ross chastain on the final lap. No practice or qualifying after the covert thing happened how much are you relying on simulators and stuff throughout the weeks I am up at our colleague shop. Right. Now my turn to get on our simulator. So very important for the question. Then that's right. This is for Darlington. So we're getting a head start. Normally we'd we work a little closer to the week but with tone of this weekend, we try to get a little head start on it and get a little a little more time for the upcoming racist. Time on the on the rig and you know both with our crn with with Pratt Miller at Chevrolet Know they've been real generous with their time and and it's Yeah. Drivers talk about and I honestly get tired of hearing drivers talk about here I am going on non about. Saying it's it's just in that. You just can't put a price tag on what this stuff is worth. You know these are large math equations that these engineers have to build to build these machines and then have the. Have the mass transfer through to a race car driver and make the feel real. That's the key part of all this is he could plug all this stuff into a computer and and we could drive it if we're faking it or it's faking it, it's not gonNA work. That's where you've seen. You know I've read about teams in the past getting in trouble and I think last couple of years especially with the I work with, we've really got these simulators to be real. They're not always driving great. They're not always the fastest laps, but they're relaxed and that's that's the key for me. So go for. For Quality of of time on the on the rigs and not just quantity and We we learn a lot and some of it is is we learn what not to do and that's okay too. It's. It's amazing. The technology has gotten to the point where you guys are feel feeling comfortable that it's that real when you step inside a real race car hey scrolling up and down your your twitter feed. I noticed you give a lot a lot of stuff away a lot of contests you got anything in the works for the coming weeks. Metro Ma'am. Nutrient Solution Beer we kinda doubled down today. We, we just want. You know we've got all this stuff and really unfortunately, we haven't had the the number of guests at the track with our hospitality programs. Are you know the the infield passes that we would be giving the sponsors and guest We have we we built out this huge program this year I. Like every driver I have a silent army in the behind the scene. You know making me look good. Honestly, and you know just in for new solutions example. Not, bringing farmers from all across the country, you know employees of a niche and excavations, and they're different companies to track this year, put them up in in motorhomes in the corner up in sweets, and we haven't been able to do that. So we have all this gear that you know is branded the twenty twenty, and so it's like now we gotta, we need to get this stuff out. So we've been sending it to people that you know virtual hospitality events and stuff I. Know it's still not saying we're doing the best we can you know. So that's a that's a big thing as well as the New York Governor Shafiq Safety Committee with. With our protector mouth campaign up there you know we were were supposed to run the Watkins. Glen. Race. This year, the plan was to run the Cup race in seventy seven inspire motorsports, cars, walk and Flynn. Cup. Race and they cancelled the race. Well, we still had all this marketing promotional stuff from the grocery store size. That's where you see the the cardboard cutouts, the been stickers, the water, the stickers on the watermelon, all reminding New Yorkers to protect their Mallon. So it's really You know we're just trying to be creative and and. You know do the best job we can in the middle of the pandemic, all of our partners. All right. I want you to lose your spot in line the simulator. So we'll wrap things up Ross chastain look for him at Daytona racing ton this weekend best of luck and thanks as always for being on the final lap. Yeah. Thanks for having me. 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Ross Chastain, Brett Moffitt, Justin Allgaier

NASCAR Live

58:51 min | 1 year ago

Ross Chastain, Brett Moffitt, Justin Allgaier

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True ex junior win bills like to me or at least that the race's I've enjoyed the most. And I feel like have put on the best show has been the has most Bruce NASCAR live is presented by pro core construction management software reduce rework and finished jobs faster with pro core and brought to you by Hercules tires. Brian on our screen 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 Mike Bagley in the entire M R N crew here with you coming off of road. Course race number one for the monster energy NASCAR Cup series. The expanding series was off trucks for racing at gateway a double header weekend, as we set you up for a triple header at Chicagoland speedway. That will cap off pro core week here on the motor racing network. Coming up on today's show MR incident Hubbard is going to go face to face with just an all Geier who still looking for win number one in two thousand nineteen we'll look back at a wild race one year ago between Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson in Chicago with a NASCAR lot backtracks. We'll preview racing in Chicago with collar since crew chief Chad Johnston Hannah Newhouse we'll chat with defending truck series champion Brett Moffitt and some of your favorite drivers. Tell us if Chicago pizza is their favourite, if not, what is but I came Coon brings us up to speed on what's trending in the NASCAR world. Kimmy Martin trek senior went back to back at snow over the weekend, winning his fourth race of the year and third at cinema raceway. Racetrack. And, you know, honestly, I feel like this should be three in a row in seventeen we had a dominant car and Lawson engine late in the race. So to be able to say that I mean it's just it's a credit to this team. And what we've been able to do together, you know put together a notebook and our confidence in one another. And you know, I knew in practice, we had a good car. No, it was a winning car. But we knew it was was close. And we knew the long runs was our strength. And that's what we always focus on here. So fortunately, it came down to that, and we're able to hold them off. Finished second Matt Benedetto earned his best career finish of fourth. The Cup series is in Chicago this weekend, along with the gander outdoors truck series which has been highly entertaining. The past couple of weeks. Ross Chastain won in Iowa and was disqualified in post race inspection. But then he went again over the weekend at gateway. Ross Jeff state was singing, the blues Iowa last weekend. The hilby singing a happier. Tune in Saint Louis tonight. He wins the CarShield two hundred for the NASCAR gander outdoors truck series Chastain needs to get into the top twenty points to make the playoffs. The truck series joins the NASCAR extending an Cup series this weekend. In Chicago for a tripleheader beginning on Friday, M are in we'll have live coverage all week long on many of these same stations. And as always M R, N dot com. I'm Kim Kun? Follow our social media channels at 'em are in radio to stay up. Date on what's trending. Thank you coming up on NASCAR live. We'll hear from just an all Geyer and introduce our newest podcast that will be released in the upcoming weeks. All about the career of NASCAR hall of Famer Jeff, Gordon, and others on, we're all about giving you more ways to get more done like the autozone rewards program members get more like a twenty dollar reward every time they spend twenty dollars or more or five times got more to do. We've got more for you to do and look into protect your engine regular oil and oil filter changes the best way to keep your engine running strong and running along. And if you're looking to do the job yourself autozone can help. 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Wieland would like to congratulate Martin through junior in his number nineteen Joe Gibbs racing pit crew for the win at sonoma's raceway on Sunday. They are the wheel entrusted to perform pit of the week drew X pitted with twenty six laps to go and held off Busch in the closing laps of the Toyota save mart, three fifty you know with with Tony to go when he was catching me a lot. Again. It was just trying to manage to try to get all I could add car without of using the tires too much. I knew he was catching me. I couldn't do anything about that. I just had pace myself, and, and then with tend to go we, we equal lap times. Now, it's like, okay we're equal. Now if I can just hit ten perfect laps I should be able to hold on. It was true Xs fourth win of the season and his second row at some noble raceway on the road in the air and around the world, we'll distrusted to be seen trusted to be heard and trusted do perform now back to your host, Mike Bagley. Welcome back to NASCAR live. It's pro core week on the motor racing network. Whether you're a g c. Specialty contractor or an owner, pro course, construction management software is built to help your teams stay on budget on schedule. And in control, no matter what you're building pro cork and help you finish ahead of the competition is header week. Ed on motoracing network. All three of nascar's top series racing in Chicago this weekend on Saturday the NASCAR xfinity series races. And so does Justin all he's a native of Spaulding, Illinois. Justin call Chicagoland speedway. His home track. And our Dan Hubbard had a chance recently to catch up with Justin. The lead of the credit one Bank one to go. And he leads off of turn number four. Looking to pick up his second win of the season. Just an old guy or wins the house dot com three hundred at Chicagoland speedway. His second win of the season is with a lot of talk about the big three. You have yet to win this year. Obviously junior motorsports hasn't forgotten how to win. Obviously, you haven't forgotten how to drive what's been the missing element. Yeah. You know, I don't know. I don't know what we've what we've been lacking. We've been working really hard, everybody Jewish sports, like you said is, is been fantastic. And we have a great organization great program and, you know it's just that it's been that speed. You know, we just need a little bit extra speed. I mean UNICEF only last week, I watched the, the race after it was over and Christopher bell was was very adamant. They needed more speed to be able to keep up with the double zero and it's funny to think that you know, because here we are many of the three, we'd like to we'd like to catch right now. You know, we've been very good at the details execution. And that's what one is the races that we ran last year and this year we've we've done a good job. We've just been in the right place. Wrong time a lot and had some issues that, that we shouldn't have had. And so we'll keep we'll keep digging. This is just going to a bonus course. Together. To ask the same Tyler Rettig. And I said, you know, when we're talking about the big three when I interview, those guys to talk about the other two your name comes up as well. There just seems to be a great deal of respect among the drivers and it's just my personal observation because when we interview Cup drivers Flint necessarily, there, the responses are normally adversarial, but they're very complementary in this garage they always give you a lot of credit being one of the toughest guys to pass a Bill gets a lot of credit for a lot of car control. And, and I just interviewed Radic about that, and he says, well, there is a healthy amount of respect between three of us plus all Geyer because we've just all come up together, and would you agree with that? And, and why is there that respect among those drivers? Well, you know, I think at the end of day when you're reading the same guys we get a week out, and you've built a relationship with them, whether that'd be on the racetrack are off the racetrack. You don't have to like your competitors, but he race against enough each other that you have to learn how to how to be on the racetrack. At the same time in battle in the same space and, and not, you know. What's not out of each other on the right track. Because I mean really at the end of the day, we can beat ourselves as much as as much as competitors can be. And so, you know, having a good relationship having a an understanding of how we're all gonna race against each other. I think goes a long way you know, I'm probably am tucked pass. But they know that. And, and it's not that I changed my driving salve or one driver or or to drivers, you know, we just all Reese really, really hard together. And, you know, when you can get out of the car, and you can smile and you can you can have fun with it. It definitely goes a long way. That's STAN Hubbard and just an all year. We mentioned that the top of the show that MR end will be releasing a new podcast, this summer, part of the R N presents series on M R, N dot com. The podcast will feature Jeff Gordon's rise to stardom in the open wheel ranks where he was found by Rick Hendrick and became a superstar in NASCAR. Here's a sneak peek and Jeff, Gordon, top lap charge by Jeff Burton and win among do southern five hundred and Jeff Gordon win. So Winston millions this little, little plastic pedal-car that was their pick that thing up and brought it home. And I just remember going down this hill as fast as I could have issue of reporters, and you seem in Earnhardt was over here. So who were they following, and it was Jeff? And I'm going like, wow five is third. Go toe to toe Smyrna heart. We're leading. We're leading on points right? And we're we're having to go with the champion, and I think some of the sentence started to come up, then then we eat our heart, and now the Earnhardt, fans didn't like and sincere heart fancied Mike you half the crowds gone. Right. You might have twenty five percent because rusty, and Mark and everybody else got the rest, but Earnhardt had half the crowd. And when you get that half against you it can get pretty loud. Jeff, Gordon begins to receive the ovation for the turn four grandstands as he slips off the corner and heads down the short straight away back to the checkered flag of the Daytona five hundred relations. They told a five hundred. You're the one am I here, this is this, this is after his fourth champion a think that was when he was mature. He had grown up a lot. When Ray left he had to become a leader. He really he wanted that he wanted to be a rivalry was definitely there and would complicated. It was a friendship. I think it would have been easier for both of us. And certainly. Easier for him. If we didn't have a friendship the real wanted me sit up in my wedding. You look at the Jeff Gordon children's hospital. And I know that the kids go with him, especially at the holidays and a lot of the charity works if he does. And you know, just bring say huge source of been able to go through all of this in e himself. He's been able to give back. Yup. Hate in, you career of us. We have chain, nanny many, lives, parents and children wise with all of them. Check out this new podcast series. The first episode will be released Tuesday, July, the ninth following racing action in Daytona that's dot com and wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts coming up on NASCAR live, we'll look back at a wild Cup race in Chicago one year ago and later, we'll catch up with defending truck series champion Brett Moffitt. Wieland designs and manufacturers, reliable and powerful warning lights. 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Well how about this Clint Boyer race later when he came off the race track was too fast on pit road. He was busted that will be a pass through penalty pressure from behind your next time. A B. I ain't got a super fast car Lumley, all clear, all clear. Wave off the six slow car. Now move. He had a pit pitstop. Do not stop to speed or they only have stopping of what you like be far. Forty three hundred. Jack data's proven penetrate came down. I come on this pudding penalty if a bathroom you drive at the prescribed speed, despite their, the nuts dot in stop and go, he did not come to a complete stop. So here we is now the just sit a stop engulf the third penalty trip to. Dow. This saints topic. Oh, the stance topic. Oh, stop and go. All. More for the next time guys. North has gone on the electrical back. Kyle Larson he Scott like normally when he fired the end the engine shutdown the electrical systems shut up the race cloud. They had to recycle it around out of the day. The day go black or the car, adapter black guy came into the doll, kind of like wheel off. Power. And yet was the screen went back on it bike. Michael, this could talking about, Eric Merola has hit pit road apparently reports for getting a loose wheel at really bad. Only the word really bad. Yeah, I got a real bad. Already heard Bush. We'll give it up and fall back position number four all of this going on some six cartilage behind the race leader. Warren, better. Fire dummy through. Rhody radio said something doesn't feel right. He tried to sell diagnosis from the car offered abuse against the break runner. He brought it in. They looked at it. Alexa, take it back to Roger was, like part, little fire under the right front burner. Thanks to the garage. But back you up hold back straight up about that stall. Then you could turn there. Right. Scale on fire when you get there, so just be aware. I get a fire. Correct spill kit even signed for the lead and the win for cutting land. 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So everyone on your project has access to everything they need. Welcome back to pro four week on NASCAR live the monster energy NASCAR Cup series his race against Chicago land. Speedway sunday. We're a preview here is the host of NASCAR today. Mid day cow. Ricky this summer stretches underway for the monster energy NASCAR Cup series in that means one thing hot temperatures the series moves onto Chicago land this weekend, which was smolder hot a year ago, something Senova winner. Martin true junior is hoping won't be the case this here house last year, every time, I think about Chicago, my God. That's the hottest race car. Everyone in my tire life, and really don't want to do that again. So let's hope it's not quite as hot but yeah, I think that they feels like to me or at least that the races. I've enjoyed the most, and I feel like on the best show has been the tracks have the most groups, you know, tracks that have where you can run all over them. They're slick tyres whereas all that stuff. Now, some people disagree with me and my theory of what's, what's good racing. And everybody has a little bit different opinion on what is good racing. So I think it's going to be a great place for us put on a good show, and hopefully it's not one hundred twenty degrees. Kyle. I also thinking about those temperatures from last year and says the current rules package work better when it's cooler, which may not work well together. We'll see how it is here. A lot of people talk about this package is really good for the nighttime raising high grip in your last year that we extremely hot and opposite. I guess what this package might need it. So. We'll see how the racing they'll be. But yeah, that was good. Exciting exciting finish to be part of wish I would have been in the Invicta lane for that one but. Cool to be part of a epic finish defending champion Joey Logano compare Chicago with auto club speedway in his mind and expects a similar outcome on the track. You're going to see the Chicago. You're have cars, I think right up against the wall cars read on the bottom of the reach. Check, I think kind of, like I always thought Chicago's a mini Fontana. He kind of looked at it. That way is there's some tire where there's some bums fairly flat. It's just smaller, right? And so different lanes on the racetrack the way the scenes are on the racetrack. It looks to me dislike the raceway and I guess. I think so I look much different. William Byron is also comparing Chicago to attract we've already seen this year, but not auto club. He's expecting a similarity to Charlotte. It's going to be closer to Charlotte than anything. I feel like with grip levels. So I think it's going to be not that much grip. Honestly, so I, I don't know how much how close we're going to run. But it's going to be a similar to the six hundred say. Yeah. Then to prove no one knows what to expect, Dan. Prepare for bubble. Wallace says every track is different in. Everyone goes in with a blank sheet of notes every track is unknown. You know, once we start getting back to the doubles. We'll we'll, we'll let you know, but we are bringing are also are so excited about that gave a guys enough time to, you know, get an keep it in the rotation. And I don't think it was being too bad as, as probably. But. I think that was probably set in stone from the beginning of the season with car, we're going to keep going, obviously, if you record, then get a new car for radiation. This was just part of rotation. So it's nice to kind of, I don't know. Doesn't have a name. I don't know the number on it. But it's also hope they runs his up if not, we're going to really thank you. You heard some of the driver's perspective, heading into Chicago. Well, what about the perspective of a crew chief, here's what he came with Kyle Larson's leader, Chad Johnston? Chad headed back to Chicago, and a spectacular battle between the two Kyle's, including your driver last year. A year later, what sticks out at you about that race wish we would have waited a little bit longer to make the move that we made so that we couldn't have got wouldn't it got retaliated on could've won the race. But, you know, we look forward to go in there. It's always a good track for us amount of half's, in general are usually pretty good for us. But Chicago is kind of a one of the better ones for us in particular. What about that track present challenges from a crew cheese perspective to make a car fast there? Yeah. I think it's. The temperature usually when it gets hot it gets slick there and, you know, the lines move around a lot. And then she move around you get you have to just on the car a little bit different in the tire fall off. I think spread going to be be something that we have to deal with, and we go back, what does it compared to most most competitively in terms of how it races as he gets older? It's getting more say like Atlanta old Texas, maybe even Vegas. When you get that package to that, track a lot of folks are saying, now that this is the style of track that this package seems to favor. How do you see it? Yeah, I think for sure the more down for us in the lower orders. Power definitely seems like it, it makes better racing at the mile and a half stuff. So you know, we're looking forward to go in there at attract. You can you need to be able to make the car move around a lot and try different lanes. And that's key with this package as well. What adjustments to make the car before you even get started to make that happen? I think a lot of it's on, on the driver. You know, we're pretty fortunate because our driver moves around a lot and goes where the grips at and he's not married to to one lane. So I think that benefits us more than most, and I think our setups are catered around that with this package being what it is are all your notes pretty much invalid now. Or are there still some things you can apply? When you go to a track that you've raised a different package at there's not a lot that carries over. It doesn't seem like from last year this year, just because they react, so much differently in your driving them so much differently. You're, you're not off throttle through the corner. You're running part throttle. Most corners. So, you know, they're driving quite a bit different. So what you have to do to get the car to, to drive well, especially off the corners, quite a bit different strategy wise. Is there anything unique to that track or is it pretty much like the mile and a half in terms of how you have to call a race? I think if the tire fall off, is what we expect, and if it's more than normal than short pitting and things like that will come into effect, and obviously, it's risk versus reward when you short, pit whether you get caught by caution or not. But if you you can short pit not get caught by caution. You stand to benefit pretty, well there you mentioned the surface, getting a little worn out. Does that mean that you really can't take the chance on to tires, if you need it for track position or can you? You can we haven't seen a lot of tracks where the left side whereas been an issue. But in general, I would say that's more of a four tire track unless you get to the special circumstance where you don't have a lot of laps in you. You got a chance to get track position late in the race to thanks through Tom and maybe guys will get one spot better this time around. Let's hope so that was what he Kane and Kyle Larson, screw chief, Chad Johnson. Thank you. He RAM. We'll have live. 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We'll talk about that more in detail coming up, but we welcome Ross back the NASCAR live on the heels of yet another win in the NASCAR gander outdoor structure is Ross. Welcome back to the show. Congratulations. Yet, again, you are victory lane on Saturday night. It felt good to go back to back and get our third win of the year. It's hits the dream come true. So a lot of emotion from you at a victory lane. And I know is an emotional week. With all that you had been through at Iowa being disqualified win taken you're able to rebound, you're able to score another win on the heels of that of that unpleasant weekend. And the implant outcome. A lot of the motion came out of you out of Iowa. How is that emotion, I guess, rechanneled into motivation, like you need any, but how is it rechanneled into your efforts? There a gateway over the weekend. It was it was motivation my crew chief Phil Gould. He he was mad. It just we just really did not feel like the punishment fit the crime. We, we didn't we didn't try to say we weren't illegal. We were we were, too low for a static tech height. But we race it dynamic heights. And that means we're right on the ground. Everybody's. You pull the race track your race car or truck in that in that manner goes right onto the ground and just skims along there. So we just felt like that, that for a an old rule. And and we know it's the rule. We just we feel like there was just a bunch of discrepancies in how it all happened. So it just it, it, you know, it took the world away from us at the time where we felt like we had went and executed dominated a race and one and that had no had no competitive advantage for us. And that's, that's the honest truth people say, well lower, but all of the race trucks on track at Iowa and every race in, in the gander or truck series. Races. Right at the ground level of it. So you can't go below the ground which are right there almost touching. It sometimes you're splitter touch. So that's that was tough. But we came back same race struck. Same setup made sure it would it would come back up after the race. And and just put together a race that we weren't the fastest truck in. But we executed in the race we got track to the she didn't we held on. Obviously at the end you're aided by a no tire call which at the time a lot of folks are doing a lot of hand wringing. A lot of wiping. The brow wondering how this is going to turn out. You hit pay dirt. I mean it was the right call. Where did that call begin? How much were you involved, how much was still involved in declaring no tires for that last bit stuff? Yeah. It was it was tough because the tire combination good your bra was a tire for our Richmond. Right. Sides for the extended series in the Cup cars. And, and we felt like it would have a lot of, of tire wear and fall off, and, and the left sides were what they'd ran there in the past in watching the racist back. I'd seen where guys took no tires or two tires and our first stop of the day. We came in. I think six and we started seventh and we just were stuck there. We took four tires. A lot of guys took two and we finished the second stage in eleventh because had to restart on the bottom around, our think around eleventh or thirteenth and just couldn't make any any headway couldn't pass with the repave. It's, it's, it's just it's tough to pass. And so the end of the second stage, I begged for track to this year. I didn't care how I know what tire combination or what to do. I just begged for track to this, and they did to tires there. We came out third and he still. We were worried that the left side wouldn't last. And we might might burn one up my where one out blow a left front tire out or just lose a bunch of grip and a bunch of speed by the end of the race. Because we had to go about ninety laps on those left sides. And so then that set us up three start. Third, we got in line in second and was able to run their and to our final green flag stop and I never been I never talked about it again because I was busy trying to make a pass for the lead. And I was hustling as hard as I could the entire run to hold off. Third place in trying to catch leader. So he made the call air for no tires. Definitely the right call. I I gave up some time on pit road. Looking at the pit road report today I got about all I could on the access routes. That's something I've never done is pit from an access road homestead used to have it and worldwide technology raceway has it now. It's a mouthful to say, but they have. Access road getting on and off road. So for my first time I didn't go in the grass and was able to I think make up time on other guys. And like so we had a nice lead. And then the caution comes out with, you know, fifteen or so apps in the race when you put all that together it was a jaw dropping performance based on what had happened the week prior the ebbs and flows of this race, not dimension. You're trying to keep them all in the rear view mirror there at the end with about ten to go. What was the challenge? Like coming from the back door. When you've got guys like Stewart freeze and Todd land Christian echoes all they're trying to get their piece of the lead and take home that trophy and that checkered flag. Yeah. I mean definitely the KBM trucks for fast. It's, it's incredible. How fast they were through the center of the corner, we off really felt like all weekend, but I, I struggled in practice because all I've done there at, at gateway starting part, the last year was with Jay Robinson and Mark beaver. And we didn't ship I had seven motor so to come back this year. With a competitive truck, ill more motor, which is a new spec motor for the truck series and try to work out a new a similar setup to last weekend with a few tweak. I was definitely the weak link but we knew we had good speed in the truck. I just couldn't turn the center quite as good as the KVM trucks. And but once we got clean air, it was just all I worried about was managing the wake. So the dirty air off my truck just just driving wherever second place was I turned left or I'd turn to right to stay in front of him. So he could never get a run. He would always be handling, you know inhibited behind me where he was struggling for grip by by the dirty air. It's something that we have to deal with and all forms of racing in two thousand nineteen and it's been that way for a while. But you can't use it to your advantage when you have that track for this. And even though we weren't necessarily the fastest truck the trucks, put off such big wake and, and the track it, it gateway is not conducive to. Tu turning underneath people just the way, the spray is we all run up Elaine, both ends and down in one and to really run up almost in the third lane, two lanes off the bottom, so it's, it's a tough balance. I just made sure I never overdrove the corner too bad because I did that a couple of times earlier in the race and guys got by me. So, I learned my lesson, and we just held on I was looking back at my heart rate and stuff where one of those darn fancy watches it tells tells on you, and, you know, you could see coming down for the last green Feick stop, a big spike. And then sustained high on the heart rate on the beats per minute there just trying to execute coming down to the end with that final restart and stuff. So but we did it. And that's all the record buckle show curious what were the maximum beats per minute during that race. One ninety six average averaged a one sixty five for the for the race spending time with Ross Chastain. And winner over the weekend at worldwide technology raceway at gateway. One final gateway question for you, Mike. Miller's name on the trophy, you won the very first one with his name on it. What does that mean to you it did? I mean, I, I knew my just around the garage, but I, I know from growing up in watching the series and then getting involved with it, how much he meant to the series to getting that race back gateway. When I ran the truck series before, you know, the majority of the seasons in two thousand twelve and thirteen they didn't go there, then, so it meant a lot. I just, I know so many people that knew him so, well, how many drivers he worked extra hard to give them an opportunity, even when the funding wasn't there, and I know the end of the, you know, the end of the of his truck team. They're you know, they didn't have the funding in the sponsorship support that they, they wanted to have. But just the technology. He brought into the into the world was with the pull down machines and stuff and just different things. He's he revolutionized and he was just a good guy. I mean, every time every conversation I ever had with him. He was complimenting me. On the dark days, when I make a mistake he, he grabbed grabbed my shoulder just in the garage the next week. And just say, I'm and just learn from that. And that was pretty dumb. What the yet was. So he, he was just a good guy knew a lot. And he just was always always there and it's kind of odd now that not have them in the truck series. But we'll go on with his memory and it's really cool. They put that much of an effort into having him on the trophy, and, you know, he's a big a big figure big life figure, and he's big on the trophy. I agree. We all agree here at M R N as we as we leave gateway in the rear view mirror. You're qualified for the play offs provisionally. You've got the wind that gets you in. You've got to get the twentieth. You're thirty eight points out. You got five races to go and your next race Ishikagi land. Number one, is that doable for you at number two. What do you have to do at Chicago land to get as many of those points as possible here under the lights Friday night? Yeah. Mean just execute. Same thing we've been doing. I mean Iowa we were the dominant truck, but Kansas and gateway we execute it. And, and same thing, just taking the truck, we ran at the second Texas race and Charlotte. We had the fastest one of sides. Johnny solder. We had, I would say the second fastest truck at the second Texas race with this truck so looking forward to it. The time is always Ross. Yes, sir. Mike. Thanks for having me. And we'll see y'all Chicago. That's Ross Chastain winner under the lights gateway this past weekend. Coming up. 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He quickly rebounded and was signed with GM's racing for the twenty nine thousand nine season and the team earned their first victory of the year two weeks ago at Iowa speedway. Anna Newhouse shot it with red over the weekend, the win at Iowa. Let's talk about that first second your second one at your home track. But probably, not the way that you wanted to win it. What was it like in? Have you ever won a race through a DNS? No. Certainly I for me, you know, but a wins a win. So we'll take it is great to win there from our hometown. And it would have been a hell of a lot more fun to go to victory lane and actually the celebrate it, but that's not how it worked out. But. We'll take our plan spot move on rumor how that you'd actually left the race track. When you got that phone call one how far down the road. Did you make it when you got back home? Yeah. We're about twenty minutes down the road towards the airport into one. So we had to turn around and head back in his, you know, long twenty or thirty minutes before they officially called it so that nerve wracking luckily win our favor. And we saw that you tweeted someone and said, the beer, still tastes, the same regardless of how you got that, when you joy reacting to people on Twitter and keeping that conversation going, yes, pretty funny, because people are attacking me when I wasn't the team that cheated, and I didn't make the call. So I don't know why people are mad at me for it. But, you know, we're fifty grand richer, and we still got our win and drink some beer. So it's all good. Speaking of that, fifty grand, you said, the beer, still tastes the same. How will your spending that fifty grand? Wait and see how much of it I get. But, but we'll see you know, we'll be responsible with it. Now, this win does make you playoff eligible and gives you a shot. To defend your title. What kind of things are you guys going to be working on, now until the start of the playoffs to be ready? Just keep improving as a race team have done really good job over the last few weeks. And I felt like this summer stint where we actually get a race more often with help, Jerry. And I in this whole twenty four team gets be communicating better and performing better so far. That's shown. And we're just gonna keep experimenting with our trucks, and communicating well and try to build up that say experimenting with your trucks, there does this win. Give you a little bit of flexibility to play with new thing this certainly does. And you know, having three really strong teams here at GM's. It also winds up that window where one of us can kind of go off in a different direction and see if it works. And if it does great if it doesn't mean just resort back to what the teammates out. So, but yeah, certainly with that wind pressure off. It opens up the win. It'd be a little more aggressive and tries to do things. You had no idea if you were even going to be at the track on a week to week basis, but you won the championship how much is things change since then it's back to work really, you know, it's obviously it kinda opened up the door here GM s to have a great opportunity over here and compete for another championship but side of that that's the past and the only gives your last race last season. So we'll go out and try to win another one how the enjoyed your time at GM s and working with the team that's been great. You know there's some people here that give me a pan about every now and then but outside of that. It's, it's awesome. You know, Mr Gallagher, and the and the Gallagher family gave me a great opportunity to come over here, and it's, it's definitely a change of scenes compared to be a single car small team. But it's all the better, you know, I feel like we have all the resources we need to go out and win. And we just gotta continue doing that. All right. Last question here for you. We saw Kyle Busch, you had to run going with a beard. He kept the proof long code in eventually, had to shave it off. His there's something going on with the mustache. Is it a fashion statement? Or is it correlated anything on the track is? For the playoffs last year, and it worked, and I shaved it and got fired the next day. And so I brought it back and got a job here s and just. There's just along for the ride now the mustache somewhat of a good luck stable for Brett Moffitt new. That was a new house, along with twenty eighteen park gander outdoor structure. He's champion Brett Moffitt coming up. We'll look back on the events of this week in NASCAR history and get some drivers pizza preferences as we get ready to head to Chicago. 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We opened up the history books to nineteen seventy-two Sammy Davis junior rises to the top of the charts with the Candyman hurricane Agnes hits America, right in the pocketbook, as it slams, the Florida, panhandle president Richard Nixon, initiates skulduggery in the White House. Ordering his chief of staff to cover up Watergate with the CIA and Richard petty beat the heat and the field by one left in the Lone Star five hundred at Texas world speedway. Richard petty move into turn three that ramp and blue automobile moving around some of them after automobiles coming out if he can get it off for. He backs off the pace a little bit graphic up. Money's not taking a chance Richard petty out against the wall. Heading for the stars. Punish live, ladies and gentlemen, Richard. Petty has just won. The lonestar five hundred Texas world speedway outta the speed average of some one hundred forty three miles an hour, nineteen eighty-seven. Bob Seger does a radio. Take down with shakedown action flicks like predator Beverly Hills cop to dominate the box office. Jackie Gleason, passes away as the world says, so long, pal and Dale Earnhardt was long gone in the Irish hills holding off a hard charging Davey Allison on the final lap of the Miller, American four hundred at Michigan International Speedway. About leave. Eight is they go back to the very last time. The navy. Allison has it to do that, or never close within twenty Carling and Kurt number three what the outside of Earnhardt, Earnhardt, down by here. Did. He goes wait. Hi to. Hi. In fact, now, we have to try and come back to the inside that blew up the Banking Corp. He was having momentum there, but he could keep the car. The win nineteen ninety Billy idol rocks. The cradle of love Adam Sandler debuts on Saturday Night, Live temperatures soared to a record breaking one hundred twenty two degrees in Phoenix. Arizona and Bill Elliott was hot Michigan. Until engine trouble melted down his victory hopes setting up a sizzling lead battle between Dale Earnhardt, and Ernie Irvan in the Miller genuine draft four hundred. One mile for the checkered flag. Everyone continuing to run single file. They come to the end of the back straightaway. Three quarters of mile to go. It's Earnhardt urban vote on Martin now coming through turn four pill running single file off the corner earnhardt's car working well below of the race track. He comes off turn four. Swing for the outside retaining wall. Earning urban will not have a chance. They learn heart wins the Fender four hundred here in Michigan. And those are just some of the events from this week in NASCAR history. Thank you, Susie that ask our world is getting ready to descend upon Chicago this weekend. Goes known as the home of famous deep dish, pizza now, pizzas, really a personal preference item. Some folks like at thick some folks like double stuff, some, like hand tossed and all of us like various toppings. But what do some of nascar's biggest stars think let's find out now. It is the driver from Charlotte, North Carolina. Twenty year old William. Already had a cheese pizza guy. I don't know. Cheeser pepperoni. That's really it. I ate a lot of pizza lately, though. Better that ODA the inside of the race track earlier called it the best opportunity of his career. Oh, no mushrooms on anything ever under any circumstances. And I o I don't eat deep dish pizza much. I have had it. But I'm a you know, I'm a diminished detto. So I'm a New York style pizza, or true Italian pizza kind of guy. So this piece of not totally my thing, art will get a federal. Art. We'll get out in front. Big pizza guy. I I've always, like thin crust pizza. There's a place back home. Sammy's pizza out on that nine sure they're in business anymore. But he's real thin. I, I like the all the fictions. Man, I hate me for this but you know there's nothing better than Domino's pizza just paying bills. Everything's great. Yeah. I'm I'm pepperoni. There's not much hype. I will say, I will say I did try dominoes Debis's pizza. And I was like, wow, this is really good. So deep dishes is not bad dominant. So guys get me in trouble. So you go to, I'm not probably game say it but there's a place where you go. And you get the Maui. Wowie bacon chicken, pineapple cheese money up, telling you try try. Tell us what your favorite pizza is toppings. And all by tweeting us at Marin radio on Twitter, and please use the hashtag ask 'em are N. This has been the autozone commercial free zone. Got a job to do need parts fast checkout. Autozone dot com. You can get exactly what you need when you need it with free. Same day store pickup, and free next day, delivery on orders over thirty five dollars. Get in the zone, autozone. When I thanked just at all for joining us this week. 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MRN Outloud - June 17, 2019

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MRN Outloud - June 17, 2019

"They get I America it's the that you've been waiting for. That's right outback delivery is here. Can enjoy low your affect favorites anyway, as ticketed, Santa cut SuAn an armed. It's he will die party putters with cook borrowings have bright types here. It's was thanking love for night time. It's here. Head over to affect dot com and place your oldest because affect livery is here, outback steakhouse, Ozzy rules delivery by liberty varies delivery. Judge my applying. This is an 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. Out loud. Presented by outback steakhouse. I'm Woody Cain joined by Joey Meyer as we talk about the weekend. That was at Iowa speedway. No Cup racing this weekend. But will also look ahead to sonoma's where the Cup guys had next. I chance we'll get to see the new package on the road course. And most folks, expect it won't make all that much of a difference. However, we do have a new little piece to talk about cinema. That's going to be kind of fun, the road course racing is always fun and offers a normal if we're going to say a package or configuration, we have the big engines, and everything seems to be a little more normal still got the big spoiler in the back which won't affect us a whole lot. But my Joey looks rested. He's off. He does he look he was. Rescue racing. So just head on over to outback grab you. Blue and onion her state we just went last last week. My wife and I, I love their salads. Yeah. They're really good love. Antastic. Little, Joey won't have to be in the kitchen, cranking out those blue and onions had something happen, this weekend that never happened in the last twenty years. And that, yes, as a matter of fact, there was an official de Q, and this qualification kind of an unusual situation there. Yeah. Ross Chastain wins the truck race at Iowa, the gander outdoors truck series race. But then and post race inspection. The truck was a little too low. So they said, Nope, you're not the winner Brett Moffitt becomes the winner. And he comes into the media center saying he had already started to the head of the plane had a Bud Light in his hand, and he's sitting out there in the media center just having a few sips Atta boy. It's pretty anti-climactic to win the race that way. Never led a lap. Yeah. And really saying didn't compete at the higher level, like Ross Chastain did. But, you know, a wins a win, you, it's like a rain, however you can get right? A year from now when you're looking at that trophy in the shop over at GM s racing it'll say winner, I it's a nice little corn. That won't. An asterisk on it. No, they give a little fuel pump. It's kind of cool horn. And we've been fortunate to do very well there with the trucks and the expanding cars at Brad's old truck team in over at Team Penske. We've got about four or five of those little, I wa- budding cornfield going on there. Don't you has corner? So those guys will look at that trophy in relish, that day of how they perform Ross Chastain who a week ago or two races ago declared he took himself out of the expanding points put himself into the truck race after he won can so you don't get to keep that from scratch basically it. So he's he figured. Hey man, my performance in the truck series are going to be good enough that I can get a in the top twenty points and be win a race to make the playoffs for those guys because they don't have many races left. Yeah. And sure enough second race. And he's gonna come win that race. And then the old white trailer, red trailer. Whatever you wanna call it goes into the tent didn't pass. And here we are niece motorsports by the way says they are appealing that will be an expedited appeal will wait to see how that. It comes out and what out to be the situation there, the other thing we're going to talk about though, is what happened on track between Johnny solder and Austin hill. Some bad blood between those two and we expect perhaps some further word from NASCAR this week on that. Do you wanna take bets on what happens with the whole? No, thought hold that thought because we're gonna talk about that a little bit later on. It's a really big program today. We're gonna talk about what happened in Iowa. What's going to happen at Saint Omer raceway? It's all the head on this edition of out loud, get America. It's the mind that you've been waiting for. That's right. Outback delivery is here. Enjoy lawyer affect fibers anyway, has figure to Santa Katsu in its he will die, Connie planets kookaburra borrowing thank fear. It's was thanking love for night time. It's affect dot com and place your oldest because affect delivery is here at Beckstein cows. Causey rules delivery. 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What's gonna happen at sonoma's raceway? We think we got a good idea of what we might see when we get there. But don't forget, folks, make sure you tune in next week across the platforms because as we head to Chicagoland speedway. It's all part of pro core week here on the network some special programming. Some special things you wanna make sure you're aware of leading into the race at Chicagoland speedway. The following week. All right. Let's get into what happened. We haven't mentioned the expenditure series yet. Christopher bell dominates that race sweeps. The stages wins again. He is destined, I think, to make the championship round at homestead later this year with the performance we've seen good good battle though with him and Cole Custer Coleman under showed some speed and really felt like the lack of practice inhibited, their ability to raise their level of performance to compete with Christopher bell. They had rain, a good bit before actually the truck race got rained out Saturday and pushed into Sunday. The corn people are happy. It's growing growing. Popcorn. Yeah. Yeah. Exactly coming up, but, but he was looking for a little more practice time to be able to just you need just need to make some fine, tune adjustments and get that car to be able to compete cruelly the class of the field was Christopher bell guys like Tyler Radic and Austin syndrich and hundred Nima check, they'll just smaller issues, but they was a good race back for v. Six seven back the tenth, but really Christopher bell led most of the day, offer noon, and was very little doubt that he was going to win that race, if you look at the standings right now and this is strictly on points Tyler Radic Christopher bell Cole Custer. The top three those guys have at least three wins a piece bell has four now Michael in net has another you've mentioned this briefly before, but I wanted to get your take on it sort of updated. We all think I believe that Radic bell and Custer are the favorites at least three of the favorites to make it to the championship round and homestead who's that fourth guy, you know. Two years ago. Elliott Sadler is coming up and had a really good year. And I really felt the strength of junior motor sports is going to be there. You can't count just an all out. I agree. Their performance is good. It's their execution. That's been poor. So once they tidy up, the, the loose ends they're right? Their performance wise. And I think just an all guys going to be out of that group, you know, Austin singer who hasn't won yet as always sitting right there in the top five, they're looking just to come over that hill a little bit. And once they do you know we get to the second part of the season, where we start seeing these tracks second time this is his first full time year in one car. Yeah. Last year, he did run the full season, but he ran in three different cars with three different crew chiefs, and things of that nature. So the second half of the season should be the strength of the twenty two car hundred Nemechek, you know, they're not flash in the pan if you will. But he needs to put a full year together to get that experience. But I don't top ten's for John hunter so far this season getting very consistent. But I don't know how you take Justin. All out of that picture. The, you have a group of second dr-, the second group of people, right? Looking to make their name? And I think just all guys at the top of that group couple of other guys. You might wanna throw into the mix chase Briscoe seems to be coming on. He's got eleven top tens so far, Noah, Gregson and other guys, you mentioned has been fast, but can't seem to get around some mistakes, or issues. They've, they've had the speed if they can put it together. They could be a factor as well in the playoffs. I mean you look in the top nine three junior motorsports cars. Michael nets already in the playoffs with his right. They tone. So it's really a matter of again, just, just cleaning up the act and the execution of their racist. Because speed isn't a problem. No racing for the Finnity series this coming weekend. They'll get back in action, the following week at Chicagoland speedway on that Saturday. That's three o'clock eastern start this Saturday. But the following Saturdays we go to Chicago land speedway where triple header is on tat. All right. Let's get into the truck series because we mentioned that they got rained out on Saturday, pushed into Sunday. And it looked like they were chomping. The bit to get after it, because we saw a lot of action between. We mentioned the Ross Chastain thing that he won the race got d queued Br Mafa gets the win niece motorsports. Chastain team says they will appeal. But then we have the whole situation between Austin hill and Johnny solder. An apparently it's carryover from what happened between those two at Texas. They get together Johnny solder. Then takes a step further. What do you think NASCAR does at this point? Let's back up initially, you start your conversation with Ross Chastain one. He took the lead three wide with Matt craft and was in the middle of that was amazing move taking the lead. And that's what I what comes to produce that kind of racing was fantastic racing. Is it a short track? There is an intermediate track in your mind. Who cares? I mean, but the way drives what, what do you categorize it? So I think anytime you're heavy on the brakes. It's short-track. Okay. You know, I I consider an intermediate track where we don't have brake ducts, and we're running wide open most the places and you just roll out of the throttle a little yet. So I you know, even though at seven eighths of a mile, which is right under that mile limit than I think, maybe somebody made a mention of whether it was a short track or not, it raises more like a short short-track three and four wide good restarts. And we saw that way, Ross chesting. But then we had Austin hill on the show a couple of weeks ago. Nice kit. Everything's going, well, but him and Johnny just don't see eye to eye. You know. Yeah. And it really boils down to in, man. I've said one hundred times, and you can quote me on this racing a selfish man. It is a selfish selfish sport. You want something that you have that I don't have? And if I haven't I'm not giving it to you, and you're trying to take it from me. It really a matter of I'm getting something, you're not like two dogs playing tug of war over that bone. It's it, you know, and sometimes you're going to race and bump heads. Ads and NASCAR has a decision to make now do I wanna see Johnny solder suspended? Absolutely not. Absolutely not. But they they're in this box, because they've already said, we don't mind if you get out of your car and you walked down to somebody else's car and you punch the guy we've seen that Kyle Busch. Joey Logano just let fire. Yeah. So we've seen plenty of times where the NASCAR administration has said use your fists. We've also seen plenty of times, where cars of used their car to turn somebody around, and they lose their minds because they consider it being dangerous, although the guys wearing a helmet with a Hans re strengthened racecar. Yeah. So it's going to be interesting to see what decision comes down the pipeline on, whether they think Johnny solder was being dangerous. It was a slow speed wreck. It wasn't a high speed wreck as the ample came from Kyle Busch and Ron horrid years ago. I was out that race, by the way. And that was crazy. I was I was, I was finding it is very interesting. But. Affected haunted as chance for the championship. They're in Kyle was not running for points in the truck, right? There was a lot different scenario other than the fact there was two trucks at wreck. That was the only thing that was. So it'll be interesting to see whether you know, and then the argument comes if Johnny misses the race if they suspend him, does he get removed from the championship hunt, because he didn't Darnall race. That's hughes. So that yeah. That against the nuclear option, right? Yeah. That's sort of be interesting to see what comes from Daytona. They've got their talking about it right now. They've got some heavy debating to. Right. And Johnny again. That's just Johnny man. You, you take take it with a grain of salt. We've had him on the show, numerous times when things are good. They're great. But when they're bad, they're bad. And honestly, that's you know what we saw was just tight racing. Johnny had had enough. And he wanted to make sure Austin hill, new you got enough. Here's, here's the long and there's zero doubt and Austin's mind. Now Johnny feels. Yeah. That's zero ambig- you at this point now. It's interesting as you mentioned. Because there have been different rulings in different situations and circumstances in the past. It'll be interesting to see what circumstances NASCAR considers most important in this particular, because what they could say the easiest penalty is we parked him for the race. We feel like he served his penalty. That's the easiest one. The other end of the book spectrum is you're suspended for a race. Right. And so somewhere in the whole nother can of worms as you mentioned. You gotta you gotta you gotta figure out a whole nother scenario from that. Yes. The somewhere in the middle. I think you're gonna see a points penalty. Maybe I don't. I'm golly I hope I don't get suspended. Yeah. It just kind of an exact would be that would be kind of wild, and it will definitely make the Twitter's blow up. We gotta take another break here on out loud. When we come back, we'll climb up on the soapbox and talk a little bit about that. Ruling that cost Ross Chastain, at least for now the victory in the truck series race at Iowa. Get IN America. It's the moment you've been waiting for. That's right. Outback delivery is here. Now you can enjoy low your affect fibers anyway pass tickets Santa Katsu, and it's he will guide. I Ponti flooded because the Mara wings type fear it's was thanking love to for Dighton on at high. His head over to affect dot com and place your oldest because affect delivery is here at Belk, Stackhouse, Causey rules delivery. Viability varies livery. Judge my apply Pocono race would use similar to your kids are free and everyone's welcome to camp out for the weekend, which we're fans can shake hands with the most famous drivers urged which were tailgating is serious business. It's where I just hang out with old timers and the racing's always a little tricky, when your friends bring your family just playing Pocono style. The dander RV four hundred July twenty six to twenty eight kids under twelve four y'all weekend. New to stay. All ran out loud, presented by outback steakhouse reviewing what happened in Iowa. Looking ahead to what may happen at sonoma's the first road course event of the season coming up this weekend. And Joey one of the things that we were discussing is for the first time in recent memory, someone has been disqualified from erase, the wind was taken away, plenty of opportunities in the three series over the last twenty years that we had cars, blatantly fail a rules regulation, and unfortunately, the winner got to keep the trophy he didn't keep the money didn't keep the points. But he is still declared the winner, right? That changed this weekend. And what do we think now because when you look at it from this standpoint, I kind of liked the notion of having some sort of certainty before the day is over as opposed to Wednesday or something? Yeah. One of the big things we did in two thousand nineteen is NASCAR quit. The Wednesday fiasco of doing post race technical inspection when they haul them all back the column bag and they make fiasco of it raise team. Guys. You're all there and then we're going to nitpick this car to death and try to find something wrong. Now. We do all that post race. It takes an hour to hour and a half. And at the end of that day when the gates close you walk away from the speedway knowing who won. Oh, sounds like the soapbox. So the, the reason let's clarify that Ross Chastain had the wind taken away was the high room. That's, that's kind of a frustration from my part years ago at least two or three years ago. They got rid of the height ride height rule in the Cup series. Now one of the things now you're sitting in the stands and you're following the Cup cars. You're following the trucks. You're falling expanding we got all these different rules. We need to mesh them together better, the trucks, expanding in the Cup the trucks and expand cars are trucks and the Cup cars are very similar, and they have a splitter. When the car travels the teams tried to get the car to sit the lowest, they possibly can make the smallest opening the body of the truck limits. That travel, they're sitting on the ground anyway. Why have a height rule? You're limiting all you're doing is rolling through tech with the car sitting up on its springs. The shocks aren't doing anything a whole lot, and you're going to run through and say, okay, this is my height rule. My truck meets hydro the minute roles on the track. And goes five miles an hour that truck settles down. It's no. Longer legal. Yeah but it passed going zero miles an hour. So now these cars go around in circles, they beaten bang. They jostle around now these cars sit still again. They're supposed to maintain the same height rule. They realized years ago in the cook cart was ridiculous. Unfortunately, the technology required to get these cars low. It is a cost savings for the teams in the expanding. The truck I under- as opposed to if there was just no rule at all. No rule at all. Because now we increase our costs with springs that ride differently in these cars, and they sit the coil sit differently on a car with no height rule. And they're radically come back up afterward. Yep. So I just wish it would be common around. There's a lot of areas where they are doing that now this is one where they're not yet. And this is one of those things that you could argue that the right height rule didn't affect the race purse, why wouldn't it be more of an advantage to have his front and lower than everybody else because on the track? Everybody's nose. Already on the ground there already on the ground there as low as they possibly can get. Now, the technology on the ride of the truck while it's that low is a little differently if you can keep the shocks in the springs, keeping it that lower versus at popping up down the straightaway. So, so no truck on the track was lower or his wasn't lower than anybody else's. But it may not have been as high as other people's during the race. So there's, there's a good argument on did it. Give him a big advantage. That's the where the technology comes as no probably didn't give them a big advantage. But some but possibly some possibly now we're talking about a lower funded knees motor sports isn't a big KBM or G, M, S, or Thor sport, which I would consider the big three in the truck series nieces. A newer team. They do have to trucks Ross Chastain won a race already over there at Kansas. So I think I think he's still wins the race. I don't think he's too concerned. They're going to have an opportunity to run a handful more races before the playoffs. But I think he gets victory. The key is he's got to get in the top twenty. Points as well. And if people think, oh my gosh. She's starting at zero he can't do that. Well, the some of the guys that he's chasing for that twentieth. Spot aren't running full schedule. So he should theoretically be able to do that by running all the races. That's the thing there. And interestingly enough Ross Chastain was our guest analyst for the extended race which was preplanned before any of this happened. We didn't just go and grab them and say, hey, you wanna come up this was already planned, and one of the points that he made was that these, these cars and trucks are made those parts around the splitter side skirts, all that stuff so that they are made to kinda wear down. So you get a medium to know. It's not like it's a piece that's going to pick you up and throw you into the wall if it scrapes they're kind of made the scrub off a little been. So everybody knows that that's what's happening. The key is that truck comeback up post race and Brad Moran. The series director said, we let them push it around the garage a couple of times and do their thing. And it just didn't come back to hide. So they had to Deke them currently right now. He's thirty fifth in points. Thirty fifth thirty fifth. Yeah. But he's chasing some guys who aren't running the full schedule and theoretically with what eight to go. I think before we get to the playoffs, now he should be able to make that happen at top twenty points won't be a problem. Yeah. He should be able to do that. Something. Correct extra crazy doesn't happen. However, if this ruling is upheld, he's only going to get what five points for running the entire race at Iowa and then the five points last place. Yeah. So there you go. Let's segue a little bit now to cinema where the Cup cars. Go first road course race of the season and a little bit of a different version of sonoma's than we've seen in years past. You've talked a lot in the past about the difference between the high speed Watkins Glen, and the slower speeds more precision at cinema. Every racetrack we go to a normal oval race track has four corners, and there's always an argument, when we go to Pocono of how many corners, it actually has turned four. We say it has three turns some of the crazier arguments could be it has six. It has an entry into one exit of two. But, but for the most part every track we go to his four and they're all numbered one two three four. Don't ever try that Soma. No, San everybody has a different system. Not only that, but we take a corner and it's clearly a corner, and we add a letter to it. It's three a. Yeah. Where did that come out of the why, why is it three? So like if you're telling your driver three versus three is he processing all that. Or do you have your own language? So with that being said, we used to race Anoma we'd go down the backstretch go up the hill three three. We'd go to four. What came after four should be five. It was seven. Away. We're on the others. Get we went from four to seven because part of the race track. We cut out you tell your you got through five and six really going out. Now. We fixed it. We resolve the issue. We gave them the carousel back or the inner loop if you wanna call it. We now race a different portion. So now we leave turn four. We should go five six and seven we don't what do we do five, six six eight and is that, and then some and then seven, and even when you leave seven that's where it gets. Really good. Then you have eight eight eight as everybody's favorite and then nine and then here we go, and then we get to count the ten to eleven. So we've added a portion of this race track that the Cup guys used to race on years ago. They took it away, and now we're adding it, so we're going to go from four. We're going to turn back inside the track to the almost infield or the field of the drag strip and then come back up. So we've taken a portion from four and seven which we used to be a straight line. And we added a big U2. is what we've done. So we're looking forward to it. Nobody has been able to test out there in a Cup car. Nobody's some of the drivers are gonna go growing, like I think Kevin harvick's Ron Canaan race. Yeah. They always have the Canaan he's out there a couple of drivers are going to run the cane inside to get used to the different elevation changes. Huge ella. That's what cinema really offers Watkins Glen has a little bit of an elevations change, but sonoma's a lot of elevation changes from, from the front of the back from both sides of the track. All right. We gotta take one more break here on out loud. We'll talk a little more sonoma's and give you the weekend schedule. When we come back, get America. It's the mind that you've been waiting for. That's right. Outback delivery is here. Enjoy low your favorites anyway, has ticket to Santa council in its he will guide. I Ponti flooded with them wings until both think fear. It's thanking defer Dighton on its effect dot com and place. Your oldest because affect delivery is here at backstage, Causey rules delivery. 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It's almost as good as a free, blooming onion, managing getting free, blooming onion. If Kevin Harvick finishes good next week tents and he usually does and a free set of tires in one week. It's a big week. A really big we can do it right here. Let's, let's back up a little bit on this Anoma discussion about adding the carousel back in racing wise strategy wise, how much of a difference will that make if any, it won't, you know, may change a few calculations and that's about it. So the crew chiefs are already going to work this race backwards. And why do we talk about that? Well, you have to get to the end of. The race to, to, to win you work backwards from the end of the race to where you start needing fuel. And you'll see guys on that strategy. I don't stop by circumstances. They stopped when the math dictate sits. It's a track position style race. We've seen this in the past at most your road courses we work our backwards. We go to the end of the race. If I can run make naked make it simple. If it's one hundred lap race and I can run twenty laps on a gas, then I'll put it lap. Eighty one to make sure I can make the end of the race. And that's working backwards normally and most of your oval tracks. You start the race lab. Zero if I can go twenty laps I'm going to pit it lap. Twenty and then at the end of the race you just figure out. Okay. I gotta get a splash gas to make the end of the race road courses are notorious for working them backwards starting at the end of the race. And seeing how many stops you have to do and win. You have to do that, because you don't want to get stuck on pit road. A lot of activity going on the track, and somebody rolls off your perfect scenario would be get on pit road. Get your gas get on the track and boom and then something and then the caution. Out. You get to stay out and everybody else has to pit strategy wise. You've mentioned in the past, that there aren't many good passing opportunities at sonoma's will the carousel provide any more of those or not as much the initial conversation that I've had with our guys and guys around us is at a way passing zone. So look for the area and the carousel to get roughed up a little bit because you're gonna have to try to get inside of somebody in the carousel to make the run back up the hill into turn seven. Once you get leaf seven it's really, really tight all the way down to eleven which is your next passing zone. We normally had a big passing zone between four and seven because there was no five and six. Yeah. So we went from four to seven it was an outbreaking zone. And now they've taken that area way to where you're going to be turning left and right down that big you area. So it'll be interesting to see who can make the runs and get the momentum to get the seven. If that's considered still a good passing zone. What in your mind is the best passing zone now at cinema? The dannon. Oh, eleven. It'll be it'll be you're going to get a good run down the S as the. The best you can exit ten, which is a shallow hander. And then try to outbreak back into eleven and the hard long or big big hairpin boundary. A lot of action over the past several years. A lot of good restarts a lot of activity, you know, Stewart was ended up in tires air couple years, and it was awesome. So then we come back eleven to twelve right before the start finish line to start the lap against I still think eleven will be the best passing zone, but we're hoping the carousel offers an opportunity to go side-by-side trucks had this weekend to Saint Louis. Expended teams are off, but Saint Louis it's now worldwide technology raceway at gateway, and they're the halfway flags by the time you say all that. But it's a fun track. It's a really cool track to watch a race. What can we expect from the trucks there? You know it's interesting because now that everybody's gone to the ill more engine. And the transmission ratios have been adjusted. There'll be no more shifting Saint Louis one of those places that we always shifted, it, it's like a big Darlington flat into its egg shaped track with two different. Corners, you can never get both corners, great? But one of the corners down in one and two used to be tight enough that you shift coming out of there. What the Ilmor engine? No more shifting sa- teams are going to be a little more conservative. You know with their transmissions and stuff that nature, they went to whereabout busting them up. And again that provides a great racetrack that trucks were not there for a little while now. They're back. It's a great great racetrack. The city really loves it. And I think they have a double header. Yeah. And a few weeks ago are few weeks ago, years ago. We were there for a double header sort of, like they headed I with this past weekend. Somebody hit a power pole that had a transform on it. And we had a Brown out situation. It must have been ten thousand degrees that weekend came back and did a double header the next day, just like they did at Iowa. I through those clothes away. They were they were ruined because it was so ridiculously hot out there. Let's hope it's not that hot this weekend. Yeah. Provides good active good, good action on track for Saint Louis. The trucks look forward to going back there. And again, the Ilmor engines going to provide a little bit different package to to be able to race without shifting. All right. That's gonna. Wrap it up for this week show. We got a big week coming up for you here on the motor racing network. Don't forget, every Tuesday night, seven o'clock eastern time NASCAR live with your host, Mike Bagley getting set for all the action, this weekend, our friends at the performance racing network will have the action from sonoma's raceway. However, motoracing network. 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06-05-19 NASCAR America Motormouths

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45:41 min | 1 year ago

06-05-19 NASCAR America Motormouths

"It's. Kyle Petty's here. Stephen tarts here, I'm mostly here. This is so exciting. That's right. I wanted to call it Wednesday over. It's not. It's Wednesday in my heart or mouth this all that combined. Right. I think I think we call it Nate stale or something major that out. Let's get to the starting grid. You guys. Let's fire this show. Get a weekend of racing in Michigan. Does the race mean more to drivers or owners also Ross Chastain is gambling on himself again? Why his move for mixed fifty trucks, such a big deal. And everyone's getting ready for summer. Honors two we think will make the biggest splash not like flashing news fortieth birthday, but there are some drivers that are on the playoff. It's crazy thing Jimmy Johnson's on there. We know Ryan new definitely not gonna let any of those guys behind him around, if you really see what you mean. Right. Well, well, he's gonna move on though. But boy, let's let's talk about the playoff over. You got surprise away. Things are shaking out. No, I don't think so I'm more surprised at the other end a more surprised at the Kevin harvick's and the guys who haven't won races. When we drop back here I'm surprised at Cal Larson's year. But I mean, we can talk that when the death, but the bigger surprises from me, or you know, other end of the spectrum, I look at it, and you think yes, there's some big names there. Boy. Merola suarez. There's a ton of big names down there. Yeah. But when I when you look and you look at look, Eric, I thought Eric was going to come out strong, this year really Jones thought he was going to come Jimmy Johnson, Ron, you look at those, those guys that and it's fascinating to me. I will say this we spend so much time talking about these people. And then when they get in the chase we never get in the playoffs. We never talk about them again. You know what I mean? But it is it's a summer grind, man. I'll be the first tell you that I was the playoffs which wealth teams not the yes, I think it would be more fascinating conversation. I feel like it's a little bit like the NBA never, but you've got five guys and you're in the playoffs. Everybody's in the play offs. What makes a regular season when it is. But I look at this, and I want to know how about Alex Bowman, alma Rolla scores. Byron four drivers that I perhaps didn't have in the playoffs or on the edge. Can they continue to perform and keep the I'll Larson joined Johnson on the edge? That's what I think, is Jimmy Johnson. Kyle Larson are having what are considered awful years by their resumes. And yet, they're still right on the edge. Other guys have great years. So can they continue? And can they keep it up? I don't know. And you and I had a long conversation about the summer's tough tough to make. Why is this? Somebody listen. It's tough because variety racetracks. So you don't ever get a rhythm like is not you go mile and a half mile half mile hat shirt you go back and forth, the sonoma's that exhaust you. It's a road course. Yes. You have a bunch of oddball, tracks, Pocono, think seven times in the summer, it's only twice, but it feels like seven times if you're not good there. Many guys aren't. It's the most complicated triangle everywhere, because you three corners should be simple for. All right. It's so hard to make moves. And I think because the pressure gets real like, when you get the raise thirteen fourteen fifteen the reason we're talking about the play offs is because the competitors are starting to think play. But this the pressure gets real and just go back to what you said, in the beginning, you can't get into a rhythm and the pressures real. So it's that combination of just being off balance it's combination of being twelve fourteen fifteen races into the season. Trying to make something happen. And we used to have this stupid saying, you can either race or you can get raced which means you're just barely showing up and they're having a race. And at this point in time in the season, a lot of these guys that need to be gaining or just getting raced. I mean they're not they're not prepared when they get there, they're just unloading, the car and going put that on T shirt. Yes, we can. Where but we can put it on a great idea guys. The whole idea of this show is for you ought to call in the number two choline is eight four four NASCAR NBC. I've missed saying this. I'm so happy to be back. Let's go to the phones. Oh, let's just pick randomly navy. Ryan. Why don't we pick? Nate said we should pick. Number one, line one, that is is that NASCAR. Oh, girl, baby. What's up, buddy? Hey, how about if I told you my first call? I'm about half hour away, for Michigan International Speedway boys. I'm Ed to do the track. Yeah. We Gary from the phone booth. Fifty. Said to make your quick kind of racing. And who do you got an MIS this week throws? Oh, so kinda racing. I think it's gonna look like Kansas in Charlotte. So Pocono throat out, you have to get out of the GATT turns one and interns, Michigan, I think, is the track that this rules package was designed for. Yes. Yeah. It's going to be agree wide open. I think easy wide open by yourself. Easy. You could get Rutledge. You could do. I know you wanna operates. Let's, let's be clear, the boy that wide-angle really glance. So, so what I'm saying is easy wide open by yourself. I think relatively easy wide open restarts. You gotta make craziness and I think we're going to have a pack the leaders might drive off the front of the pack. I think the back half might fall off the back but fifth through fifteen is going to be a bar. Yeah. And look fit through fifteenth is gonna look like Talladega and Daytona for from me. I mean my mind that's agree. I think this package where you can go there and you can run wide open. And I think a lot of we made it, we really don't Pocono the restart your going to be crazy. I think we all forgot you gotta get off the gas and get back on the gas when you get there, which you didn't have anything form when you got there. So what in that crazy, but I do believe the with this track the way it is. We've seen them run below the line up next to the wall. You've seen them everywhere. I don't know what to expect when they dropped the green flag, especially on the restart. It's the start of the racist is, is what it is. You may but on those restarts man is going to. Crazy. I'm picking Eric Jones. The Michigan boy, boy Jones, voi- Michigan. I'm going first time winner. I think stranglehold gets broken between Penske and Gibbs going for William Byron back polls. I think he finally goes victory like okay, wow, that's good because I'm going to go, and I was going to new winter to Daniel for us. Yeah. Because adding. It's it's time for him. I think he stepped up on different occasions this year and shown that he could do stuff. And I think if we go back to the all star racing back to a place where you're gonna run wide open. Whereas guy right now. See y'all Yotam be and that means me as well. We're going to Dick's call NASCAR. Thanks, buddy. We're going to run for Minnesota around. What's on your mind, pal? Well, I'm thinking Bowman our could make the playoffs. The reason why he's got a good all the pockets and he's wasn't any before. So I think he can make it. This is Michigan. This is not Indian, IT doesn't make any difference. How much money you bring you still got a race. And I agree. I agree that good enough driver that he can don't get me wrong. I'm going further. The on the show still left in the schedule and Paul still won't make the place. So listen. I like a nice guy, and yes, is dad does own minorities. But let's be clear Ryan Blaney kind of put the Twenty-one back to organization and nothing else has changed. They still have a technical agreement with Penske, Penske stuff is pretty fast. I think whatever the reason and I'm not blaming Paul, but with Paul sitting in that seat whether the communication, whatever it is, it is not running to the level in which Ryan Blaney ran, and I think that's we're gonna have to see how the twenty one so I'm pretty confident to strike strike right through him in the playoffs standing. This is Paul Menard, disagree on. I wanna point out Paul Menard and cat. Harvick won the same number of races this year. Oh, just spectacle of into that guy's point. The one thing that can I tell you the big different scholars lease. Did I tell you the difference one hundred ninety points next? Caller bit. But let's not I don't want to discount that guy mentioned a lot of things, but he didn't put out that Paul. Menard is a fantastic race car driver with a ton of skill but we are seeing a huge amount of drivers have difficulty this year with this package. So I. Areas who I mean listen. Here's the struggle, I have with that statement. Right. They're all really good. I guess not. I guess not murals, like Paul Menard is a way better racecar driver than I could ever dream of being right. But I'm not a Cup race car driver. Yeah. That's my struggle when so, hey, what's wrong with so and so what's wrong with Soto? No. It's time. And if you do if you do just use the analogy that used where we had Ryan in now Pauline, and you look at the placement, and how close to twenty one was to the Pinski organization or to the top two cars, the twenty two in the two Brandon and joy when you look at how close he was, he seems to they seem to take analyzed. I know that hers taking stains but let's analyze this next call, I shall we go he lie he lie. Are you? Hey good, guys. How are you? We're good. Great. Thanks for calling. Would you get? All right. So I found Ricky Stenhouse, junior is growing on me a lot and 'cause he drives hard he may not always drive smart, but he definite- drives hard. You can't deny that I'm warning, if you guys think he could possibly get a win sometime this year, for at least make an appearance in the play offs. How you look, I think the way he runs Daytona Talladega. If the car is there, and it was interesting after token, the Ricky after the all star race. And he said, we were just way off. But I think we knew what was wrong. And they came back for the six hundred and I thought they put in a solid performance, not a winning performance. I don't believe I don't believe they could one race but it was a solid performance, but solid and winning. There's a big gap between solid and winning. And they've got to step up at some point in time and show me that those cars are capable of winning races. But you know what make Stenhouse more dangerous is that he is not a few points out of the playoffs as that gap grows twenty thirty points? The reason is, is I thought that was a great, a great example of what Ricky Stenhouse GS is like aggressive. Yeah. All the time. He's upset people. Top five at Charlotte. When we talk about neither of us listed him as a winner of Michigan, do I think he's sitting there that got win. No do I think a late restart. He might make some bonds. I moved that works. I do. And I think daytonas still out there, so. Am I predicting he's gonna win? No, no. But if he won would I sit here and be like, oh, no one in the world? Saw that guy can win. He's won a couple of. Is one of the Cup level. I think the I think the other thing makes dangerous cities that far when the other thing that makes him dangerous, and I was going to add to that the other thing that makes him dangerous as he doesn't care. He just wants to win a race. When you've got a guy who knows you're in that place and all it's, it's all about ws. It's all about winning. He's not gonna point his way. He's not saying, I'm gonna point my way ended I'm gonna, I'm gonna I'm gonna do this. He knows he's got to go win. That's dangerous. And I think that we saw aggression at Daytona last year. It was over the top, I think you've gotta learn from that. But the other thing that's happened. This year is I think having Ryan Newman in his team car has given him a little bit of confidence that it's not just him. Yeah. So here's a guy that wins a lot of races. And we kinda run a like in the equipment. I think that helps them in the meetings on Tuesday. So Ryan, you tell Brian, you tell what saying, you know, improve it. Let's not forget that one of the most famous race car drivers of all time wasn't the kindest person on the track at Daytona. So it's about taking and, and I will say, I'll go. Back to we talk about Michigan. We talk about Charlotte and we talk about the way they run his aggression and I'm gonna take take take this package on a mile and a half racetrack this package on this two mile. Racetrack is the Ricky Stenhouse package. You mean you gotta get up in there. You gotta go. You gotta push. Gotta get pushed you got to expect it. Somebody's gonna lean on you. That just seems to be it fits in the his house. He sold me STAN houses in does something somebody else go out. Thanks that call after grow his hair out, because coming up we're going to settle a debate that's raged for. Stash Mullin or pony, but talks about a special tricky veterans this weekend, and we want to hear from you. Call us eight four four NASCAR NBC or tweet us with the hashtag. Let me say this. As a Detroit native having a chance to represent all manufacturers from the United States specifically from this, right? It surely applies not representing Ford on their own turf. At Michigan is is special obviously. With Jack Rowell's ship in his backyard as well. We kinda got double double home races for for us over here restaurant racing go to Michigan. It's so important to try to win that race not only for the main factors for Roger Penske, as well as his backyard to the trophy that they give to the manufacturers dead, something that they take a lot of pride. And believe me they want that in their building. That jokey logo. I tell you what, what guy here. The latest odds for Sunday's race in Michigan Cal favorite right now. Be K who's never wanted home track is listed eight to one while Ricky Stenhouse, junior is a big long shot at two hundred to one that seems like you to may have made those odds. I can assure you I didn't come up with eleven to four. Yeah, I know that's like eleven. It's right. Yeah. That's now if you want to talk, this here on motormouth, we would love that. That's a whole idea. You just pick up the phone call. Eight four four NASCAR NBC. If you're in a phone, let's go to the phone, down the one before that right now, let's go they changed put it in. We get a bunch of quarters. We're going to go talk to Sean, I Sean, what's on your mind. Terminal. Sean. How's it? Hey, y'all where you at man? Call eight four four. Show. John turn your TV off. Turn it off dude. Turn it off. Here's win will new here. How Sean years, I can hear you. All right. Big guy now, go go 'cause used up all your time messing with your own TV in your own house. So talk to us. Okay. I'm thinking chase Elliott this weekend. I really do believe eeking a wind. He's finished second. I don't know how many times but I think he can pull it through this weekend. All right on. Right. Listen. They have better. They have they have they have stepped up of all the teams that I look at as we start the year you know, they have made they have made gains. And it's tough that, you know, it's tough to make gains. Once they dropped that flag Daytona. You know what I mean? You know what I mean? Oh, yeah. I mean once the seasons here it is tough. But I look at motor sports and I look at chase I look at William Byron the last couple of weeks you saw the run that Bowman guy, don't they have made gains at Hendrick motorsports. So it would not surprise me. And what do you think there's something that they've kind of hit on what is it? That's making them be able to do that. When a lot of teams can't. Well, it's an organization that's used to winning. So I think that, that it's been a long time since they were dominant. They won a few races here. But no, I know means where they favorite and I just think that when you look at the organization, there hasn't been a lot of change. Right. As far as crew chiefs, go a lot of the same brain powers. They're the people above the crew chief have been there for a long time. So I think they had a blueprint of development design and success yet. And it just took them time to get that same pattern of development of design and success to the new rule yet. And I think it's totally new. And I think the owner hates losing. Yeah. And that's not the type owner you wanna disappoint because. He's a pretty quiet guy. Kelly's knows. Just say, no just keep them happy. Happy, happy, Rex about Rick. I love that of the owner happy life. I thought that was awesome. All right. And just in case you are watching and you're on the phones cow would love it. If you would your phone just. Your way, it will be our next up. Go to our buddy, Marvin blue. Marv what's up, buddy? Hi, Steve and happy birthday, petty. Thank you very much. Hey guys, I got a big question that's been burning my mind and that is will Clint Bowyer repeat at the Irish show. This sunday. I sorta point out if you made really finish the race and then fly home. The answer is, yes, come on. Marvin Louise fantastic. We man. The the. About enthusiast. I agree. I also would like to point out because cash is team one. And they're all. Yeah. Graduation riding on a pretty serious emotional highs go bring that heat into the race with. So I think it's nothing like bringing that. T-ball momentum's up. Right. You know. You know, little league stats, don't count. Once said by no. But I think I picked for us. So the organization I think I think they'll be pretty good up there. I do. I think the good up there. Here's a struggle, I have Clint Boyer is that, you know, so Stewart Haas racing is good as we think they can be can he consistently outrun? Kevin Harvick can go beat Kevin Harvick at Michigan. I don't know. Listen came Clint win. Guess what? I'd be shocked if he won. No is he in the top seven of the people, I would pick to win this race. No. He's just not there yet. So, so Marvin listen. I hope I hope he wins because Clinton wins, we all went. Yeah. Amen. Because it makes for the Monday show to be easy show because you're not going to clint's post, right? Just hit place at back and watch us go to the client highlights ever go. It's a great point before an off weekend. So if you ever gonna win bass, the tab, hit Ratledge, that's, like a double win Jack Daniels, this enema bottle. I saw that saw that too. So for the way she look into that we're gonna take more your calls throughout the show. But right now, we wanna find an answer to a question. We've been. Asking ourselves for years in this installment of my basement. Choose your own adventure here. Would you rather? Have cow Pettis ponytail air Jones mullet or Jeff Gordon's mustache. Wow. I know that whatever you choose. I'm going to have someone Photoshop at on you. Pie. Gordon's mustache. It was a small bus like anybody can grow. I'm like a high school. Yes. Yes. I'm going, vintage that really did the day really, he did oils mustaches pulled the mustache. I'm give it the mustache. Did you ever have? I just don't like long hair, like right? Going up in Florida. Like that's a big commitment. Have long hair mullet. I, I had a hockey mullet for a long time. Did you played hockey at the moment you play hockey? Can you feel like you kind of had a mullet? I did kind of let it go. And then then other people like rolled with it. I look back at old pictures always had long hair in the bag. Yeah, I know. Kinda stout from I got it from my dad. Did he have a Mon? Oh, yeah. Yeah. Wow. Yeah. So it just ran in the family. I've seen you with the MO it. I got my first day, telling him I, I feed way win. Have you ever thought about a ponytail? Yeah. You know, I was so there's this. There's this biker club by where I grew up a little area, where I liked to go sometimes and get a cold beverage friends. And so we decided to go the biker bar walked in all these old bikers. Everyone top, right? All opponents. All. What? That's going to be me. I could pull off. You look great with a tail. I think you've required to move your head a lot. And then when I go to metal shows I could just sit there and just probably take off without a doubt cow, Pettis, his hair, and it's been out of control for the years. You look great. Now, would you go mining tail cow petty early nineties coming on stocking? Now bald with the ponytail. It's way better it is. My guy I'm doing count buddies jail only because Kyle pretty well. I wanna be like who told them bars and sins with this guitar, right? No. Can you play guitar? No. Betty, I don't have the hand. Do you think if you had cows details than suddenly you would have goes together, I think, so too. Most. Good musicians. Have longer hair. That brings us today's poll question or it the best Jeff, Gordon his stash air Jones and Moulet which is French or our special. Yeah. Okay. KP it is go to the NASCAR on NBC Twitter page right now, both main clearly, yes, after what we said, I'm scared to death of Paul Menard with hockey to consider changing some of my thoughts. Yes, you shed played hockey. I'm scared to death period. Yeah. Editor those mustache. Yes. Thank you to check out that poll question. Coming up. We'll discuss Ross Chastain decision to compete for this year's truck series title. We'll be right back. When you go the race track. You're supposed to stay on the black stuff. Oh, yeah. Okay. So if we're gonna say turf is better than I'm going to have to say, no walls, would be better to because I wouldn't tear my car. I wouldn't tear my car up because I spun and got into the wall. The point is we should take. We should take Santro away from Goth. Okay. Make the whole big. It's a penalty. It is a penalty. Forget that after we're done here on NBC. Sorry, I'm YouTube for NASCAR rare debrief where the conversation continues. Luckily would Nate Ryan that you tell when just how reference Nate in there. It's not just me that he just had a sport coat to computers that look scared to death. Whatever he's going to say that. I can't wait relations. I'm scared to death. What I'm let's head back to the phones right now is check in with Carlos Carlos how you doing. I'm doing fine. I'm just calling for two reasons. Number one, I believe, Ross chest saying is making phenomenal move with going with the forty five truck. A and b I take Cal Bush against a field in Michigan. I'm from Vegas, and I'm rowdy nation all the way. Route NASA else Carlo. Thanks. I feel I would love to come up with a good smarter cancer and why he shouldn't do that. I know I it's a pretty bad pretty. That would be the rush thing, pretty interesting KP though. So basically Ross Chastain started the year for the fans that don't understand the storyline started the year saying, I'm an extended guy taking Finnity point goes out. He wins a truck rates, which would have qualified for the playoffs. He wasn't a truck driver that time. We all know the story, it's complicated sponsor for multiple reasons as years kinda fallen apart. Now he has a truck lot ride lineup. And he says, you know what I think I can get it done. And just a few raises, and somehow make playoffs. He's bet on himself before and went to victory. And what do you think about Ross move now? Man, he didn't give himself window. He gave him a window pane. He just gave one section. I mean what how many races that we have seven or eight racist or so before we get to play off? So he's got to make something happen. So this is this is betting on your s. This is doubling down on yourself just about you. I mean he's got to make something happen. I can appreciate the fact that he's stepping out and doing it. Golly man, I, I listen, no matter where where he was that in the extended wasn't gonna have that was going to be tough. So I'm not gonna claim that. I'm. Entry blanks. And how it works. But I believe with Texas and a few the upcoming Razia only truck eligible drivers could take part. Yeah. So so just a game that we all it's a gamble but it's a very strategic game outside, you know what it also gives me a few more shots. Yes. So I think that's like. And if we're always talking about what it is that drives a person championship and proving that to the world is important. Then Ross is definitely put himself in the best shot in this counter year to make that happen. I do think that's cool. Awesome saying he wants to compete at a level in which he feels he can win race cars. Right. Why this I think he thinks he can win at all the levels, and that could be fair. But you have to be winning quip, yet you have to be unless winning a habit winning a habit. What you start winning and you understand winning you just win. That's just the way it is. But once you start losing losing, that's a happen to that's a habit, too, because you come up with. Reasons why this happened to you or whatever. So he needs to put himself and position to be in a car that can see winds and he can win in DJ Cal. It's at all. I do is win win win. No matter what. Let's go to Lonnie Bonnie is on the phone. You have Lonnie. What's on your mind? Trey cell is gonna win this weekend. And the second thing is, is possible. Something have Kevin Harvick was doing last year with the penalty van so severe this year with their qualifications that he might have been doing something or found something last year that he won't use this year. Are the rules holding Kevin Harvick back? That's a lawn. Here's the here's the thing. Kevin harvick. Rodney children had a very good handle on getting the most downforce out of that package. And I feel that showed on the racetrack with us race cars this year. I have more downforce than they need. They're actually trying to trim the cars out because they can easily run wide open. Listen, I jokingly said this term break but it's not half a joke. The only thing that seems to old and Kevin Harvick back lately has been his own team. And his pit crew some steaks. They've had winning performances. I'm not gonna blame one Spade again they speed. So I think if they can shake that monkey and get the win and start that habit. They're going to continue the chase Elliott. Listen, I like the conviction. It was. He wants to know what's wrong with Kevin Harvick. It must be chaste because he's the second caller makes chase. Elliott's gonna win. But, but you're, you're right. I think Kevin those guys. Now, if we go back to I five or six races. I'm not a big cabin fan. Not I don't think there, but all of a sudden I think they're, they're I think Kevin big put themselves in position, but they take themselves out of position. They have taken themselves out of position, not the other competitor is, so once they clean that up. But I listen speculating on roles packages and all that stuff. That's I'm not speculating on that you take the package you have you maximize it. You can't go over that line. It's a different package than it was last year. The just finding robbed over great finishing Pocono because Ronnie children's took tire and front Akabusi. I don't know what was going to happen. But it is getting ready to be toe to toe heavy penalty box. Why? Fighting we appreciate that call next up as Sherry, Sherry, what's on your mind. How you guys doing today? We're great hope you are too good. Having bagging KYW. Thank you. Strata but I haven't. Happy. Progressing, but then mistakes happen. Just go to make it in the playoffs list petty lesson and less, he cleans unless they clean up whatever's wrong with the mistakes, and we talk about mistake, you know, he wants to two legs are one two segments. And that's a huge step forward. That's a huge step forward. So you have to say they're getting close, but they got to clean up things like we're watching here on the screen. You gotta just give me another six inches before I quit. I don't need to force the issue, and I don't think I think they need to take a breath, step back a little bit and just take what the car gives you. Sometimes, you know what I mean? Just walk away from it and say, okay, I was six today. I can't take that six place car, and force it into a second place, finish third place finish or win. So it's gonna be tough in the summer and the middle. We talked about it earlier different. Racetracks different configurations. It's gonna be tough but two miles his forte two mile racetrack. So maybe we're going to Michigan, and then you're going to call in next week and say you guys were idiot. It's he wanted man. You blue one there before anything's possible. If you're on the phone stay with us because we are going to try to get to, as many of us, we can't coming up. We'll check out a very special team or the number three car here from his driver. Austin Dillon we come back. You guys went to Daytona so many times flat tire going starting three. Ervin. They'll beat new guys at the end never happens, and pop that bubble. But then your grandson wins. The Daytona five hundred. What would, you know one of the greatest moments in our CRC for Richard Childress was saying, Austin win that rice, but going back to both them? I didn't want to see them rice. But that's what they wanted to. You know, it's just like you it was in your blood, you wanna do it. And. But to win the Daytona five hundred with your grandson, then come back win at twenty years later with the kid on that trophy DALE'S winter circle. It's pretty special. It was for. Cabernet with cow cow, cabernet more cows lease at the motor sports on NBC YouTube channel. There are so many great ones. Earlier today are CR marked the seventy fifth anniversary of day by hosting a lunch for military veterans. During the event RC are unveiled this special paint scheme for Austin Dillon at Michigan carries the names of more than fourteen hundred veterans on the hood, Nate Ryan spoke with Austin about this special tribute. More than eight hundred veterans gathered here at Richard Childress racing this morning to commemorate the seventy fifth anniversary of d day also tied into that event is the unveiling of the number three Chevrolet that Austin Dillon will raise at Michigan this weekend. Austin, tell us about all of that, and also what it means to be a part of this today. Well, it's pretty cool. I've got to speak in front of big crowds of people far, but never room full of this many heroes. I mean these are the people that put America where it is today. I mean it is so special to be in a group of people that have paid the ultimate sacrifice our veterans, and I'm really proud to be partnered with Dow that lets us put on a paint scheme, like this, this weekend, representing the American flag and all the veterans out there that are on our car. It's one of our favorite paint schemes we do every year for the company, you took a significant hit at Pocono in the points got taken out in that race. What's the approach Austin here for the second half of the regular season, this is essentially must win from here on out for you guys? Well, you know, a win would help it would change a lot of things you're seeing Bowman make up a huge points difference though or those three second place finishes he had in a row stuff like that. But obviously, we wanna go for a win win is what you need and our ultimate goal a championship one day, so you got to be able to win to do that. I feel like we gotta get a win to get in right now. And that's what we're focused on is putting our cars where we need to be be aggressive and, and do it. We can points where we're thing at one point. But now at this point, I think to put ourselves in position when you to win the performance is somewhat bene- though. It's been like a tale of two seasons for you of eight top ten starts only two top ten finishes, so the speed has been there in qualifying right? Just as simple as transferring the results from qualifying the race. It is. That's it. You know, we've had some cars that I've gone into the race this year that I felt like some of the best race cars, I've ever had things have just happened and not going our way. I've had years where we didn't have the speed and had finishes. We'd probably didn't deserve. So it's just part of reysen. This is not been a fun last to tell you that today it's made it a lot. Better coming here and see. And these veterans faces see in this car. So look so good. So I don't know if it builds momentum, but it looks good. So this week in Michigan, we can get back on track and have the run we need to put ourselves where we wanna be what you're taking it to track Austin, your outlook for Michigan. The last time NASCAR was there last August. You had a fantastic week at Michigan. You started and finished in the top five. So does that give us some confidence? Especially as this summer. Stretch begins, every talks about is so grueling like more confidence that maybe you can begin to make your move as things literally and figuratively began to heat up in NASCAR. It is, you know, the thing is, when you don't have success, you go to work. And that's what I'm doing right now. I've been in the same year later all week just pushing our guys to keep bringing me racecars. They've been bringing it's going to fall in place. At some point like you said, Michigan's been a great track for me. Last year. We won the expanded your race. It reminds me of the package that we're taking this weekend. Finish. We were going to finish second in the race and blue electron. We kind of finished fourth, but we had a great day like you talked about. So I'm excited to go there. It's not a best drag week at take after two bad weeks to go in for me pumped about it. All right. Austin Dillon headed to the right place at Michigan to try to break this week slump this weekend. How about these jams? We know Nate Ryan loves music. And that certainly was some state back to your calls for this. City goes the white foot time in the Winston Detroit. Around a role feel for Team Penske. Adding six thousand feet of elevated today, though. Right. Assange for Ken rocks continues. Gain ground Cooper is off the writes down three starts three wins. Right. I'm seeing. Want to apologize for getting on track spot about five? The motor city is ready to go. Rising again. Found for yesterday. I believe that we ended up here tonight and it's fantastic. You can see Krista Parker in AJ tomorrow on the motor sports. Our five PM eastern right here on NBC and let's get back to the phones. We're going to first Anthony who wants to talk about the what's up Anthony. Yep. I'm here, ladies and Jovan. How are you guys doing today? Good. We're great Phalle thank you. But so on your mind. Well, I wanted to talk about great because I know it's been nine hundred twenty seven days he's been at a race machine and NASCAR now he's coming back for a one off race in the truck race of -ccomplish motor sports. What are your thoughts on Greg Bengals return? Anthony, you like numbers. I can tell you numbers. You just straight into how many days it has been CPA. Yeah. What yeah. What number much as you like slamming your hand on this death? How do you think Greg gonna come back and run in the top three? I think this going to be fine. I don't nine hundred however many nine twenty seven I wrote a debt nine hundred twenty seven days or not, Greg, biff oil has remarkable talent. His exit for motorsports was a little odd. Yeah. I I'm sure this way more of the store than any of us know. But it seemed odd that he pulled out decided not to drive anymore and it's a little odd jumping back in. I'm not really sure why that's happening either. I think he's going to write back in the fold. I look at Ross Chastain Greg Bethel, both on the top three top five. It takes a third of the race to really get back to tobe if I think he wins. I think he's gonna win Tejas this third of the race. I don't think it takes that long. I, I think I think I think I think it takes the first practice. I lab and goes these wide open. And then he falls that guy. He's got tons of I've seen we do in a rental car and we certainly know what. Yeah breyer. They compare a lot of people. Yeah. A lot of people read those up on that red for rental. Yeah. Alex. To talk about a couple of drivers. Alex what you got. Yeah. Thanks for having me now, you may be able to answer this pretty well because you had a famous father and you also have a son that raced chase Elliott and Haley in both had famous father's. Obviously chases dad was Bill Elliott who was one of the greatest race car drivers of all time. And Haley, deacons dad was the great Bryant and famous off road driver and motocross racer. Do you guys think that there's added pressure when it comes to having a famous parent in any form of sports? Okay. This is what I think. And I think it's. I never saw it as pressure. I think it's the pressure you put on yourself to follow that, but it's not you don't pay any attention. I don't think junior, did you think? I mean, I think they're moments there's moments at two thirty in the morning. We think about what that crap was thinking. Kind of Baker. But but I think I think I think everybody you put your own pressure on yourself. You don't you don't pay the external part. And we've heard chase say a million times. He's being himself up. He doesn't care what the fans if the does care, don't get me wrong, but he doesn't allow that to creep in. It's all about him and what goes on in that home. Well, I think that's fair. Because everyone that was listed, you included kinda heads their own path while listen. We've all be lying to say that your dad help you get to your spot. Dale juniors. Chase elliott's. They would all admit it, that, you know, that, that is what it you've got to change that. But chase is not Bill. Haley Deegan is not her father. And I think it's tougher for chase. Because he's in the avenue in which Bill. Oh, yeah. Famous Haley Diggins debt is is huge. Right. Definitely, but not known as a stock car racer. So I think she's kind of branding herself a little differently, and I'm going to tell you. She is a blast if you'd never follow her on social media, we've been fortunate to have her here on the show, a couple of times she is a great great person. A bubble of energy and a great little driver. So it's exciting to see how far I go, you guys from spend the time that we would deal junior deals, a perfect example of that thing that you talk about with other people's perceptions. Dale didn't put that on to be Dale. He just wanted to write. Here's the problem. Here's the problem with being the son daughter are Latian to someone who has achieved greatness is you become you become a screen, you become a TV movie screen where they project what they want you to be onto you. Yeah. I mean they project that they won't Dell. Junior to be senior project. They won't mean to be Richard petty, your are Lee, Patty. And they, it's their expectations not yours and not your dad's not your day heads and not your grandad's or not your your parents. It's the fans expectation. So you just become that, that movie screen that they just project what they won't. And if you don't meet that, then they think something's wrong with, and it's not it's not it's just you are, who you are. This guy wanted to be a kind of evil. Knievel right. Dirt bike. You got that, right. You start pushing a burly seem right? Oh, yeah. Territorial seem better. I thought I could be the bay that we all right for those still on the phone stay on the line because we're going to get to your calls in the NASCAR America DVD on you to at the top of the hour. Let me say this is this. Don't go anywhere. The NASCAR action continues on NBC coming up next. It's pro series racing. From Memphis, that's followed by the NASCAR modified at seven pm eastern right here on NBC SEM Seekonk, I said, I now general poll question gift, Gordon stash, or Jones's mullet, cows ponytail guys. This poll question is, it's going to be up through the hole after show to Jeff Gordon. Yeah. Was he should win every thirteen year old voted for him? And that's the same thirteen year one hundred ten year olds mustache right here. It's a really great. Thirteen thirteen fourteen like a little hair on your that's born with this beard right now. It's time for, I bet you are rut, it's time for. Let me say this say this, let me say this. They say that let me say that. Let me say this, what somebody else talk for one. And I'm Tony something, man. You talk a lot. I get paid by the word. So let me say this. Change it up. I like that, man. I like that. Everybody Nate what you got for today. Hashtag, let me say this from Jen, Sarah, she loves Kyle petty. She thinks it's awesome. That she shares a birthday with Rutledge. She's also from Kyle Larson's hometown. She wants to know we'll Kevin Harvick see victory lane this season. And that's a long way to get to that quite happy birthday. They aren't they what do you have come throw? Mcdonald's trash in your front. I know I don't. Yes, he will. He will. All right. Answer mic. Eight Lenny eight hashtag. Let me say this. You've been hired as performance coach for Ryan. Blaney steam top two things you would do to get them back on track. Yeah. Me. Yeah. Oh, let me say this. Is that what I have to say? Let me say this. If I was in charge of Ryan Blaney team. I think that, that they need to figure out which one of the two Penske drivers. He's more comfortable to share with, and they get onboard. There's something about that twelve that's missing out and more than that, just too. Many simple mistakes grew execute rose here out. Good. Actually, let me say this at the NASCAR. Jeff wants to know with Ross test chain Chastain committing to the truck series championship is limited on expanding Cup truck series races. You can run he can run whatever going that way. He only limited going down that, yes. Our viewer from Italy stockcar alive. IT wants to know did Todd Gordon call the right strategy at Pocono. We took two tires to stops apart. His teammate taking four well. It's easy on Monday. I don't think he was wrong in the moment, but looking back. Yes, I think four tires would it help to twenty two? Okay. Finally, Brandon key C says Kyle Petty's ponytail is awesome. Hashtag. Let me say thank you. Thank you crushed. It. Vote if you're on the phone stay with us because we got our after show coming up on YouTube, that's going to do it for us here at motormouth. Stay tuned for NASCAR touring series of action here on NBC s in a shout out to Kentucky speedway. You sold out your glancing and the day, Marcus your genius. I can't wait there, every Kentucky. Leaving.

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Daily - Who destroyed a water melon?

The Final Lap

01:29 min | 4 months ago

Daily - Who destroyed a water melon?

"The final lap with Kerry Murphy is is on well, this week chip Ganassi racing announced their new driver for the twenty twenty one season and their number, forty, two car and they did. So in fitting fashion, I must say with the total and absolute destruction of a watermelon, which means they can only be Ross chastain but I also would not wish it on anybody because it most people would not have done it and I'm not saying that I would have written it down and planned it this way but it's the only way I was going to get here and I made my first truck star just over ten years ago. And since in you know now a fulltime xfinity season run for a championship in the playoffs after a championship trucks and looking at next year to be signed full-time like you said with a fully funded. Fully capable team a guy like chip Ganassi, a guy that's world renowned and racing calls me and wants to drive his race car is is absolutely incredible earlier. In the week, we heard from Denny Hamlin on starting his new team with NBA legend Michael Jordan with Wallace as their driver. Now, let's hear from bubba Wallace quote this is a unique once in. a life opportunity that I believe is a great fit for me at this point in my career both Michael and Denny are great competitors and are focused on building the best team. They possibly can to go out and compete for race wins I'm grateful and humbled that Michael Denny believe in me and I'm super pumped to begin this adventure with them and. Like us at facebook dot com slash the final lap.

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Daily - Kentucky Xfinity Recap Cindric Wins Both

The Final Lap

01:29 min | 6 months ago

Daily - Kentucky Xfinity Recap Cindric Wins Both

"The final lap with Kerry Murphy is is on. All right now we had not one race, but to xfinity series racists from Kentucky and it was all about Austin. Syndrich for both races. Yeah, he took home the checkered flag in both of them for the first race. The top five looks like this Michael Annett. Briscoe Ross chastain Riley. Herbst and Austin Syndrich Heads Victory Lane after leaving forty one laps I didn't want the. In what the one before that or the one before that, but usually nascar racing, you get them, so you can't complain. You gotTa rise to the occasion and I got a good push from guy at the end i. don't really know what happened to him or bad for him because he did. He did his job for me. so I. Appreciate that for the Second Race Justin all era finished fifth after being hospitalized between races for an elevated heart rate. Although if you hit up twitter after that first race, you would have thought even worse than Ross. chastain just in Hailey and chase Briscoe rounds out the top five, coming up one. One spot short of the wind, their Austin Syndrich lead one hundred thirty laps on his way to his second win in two days, obviously an amazing weekend for us. On this twenty two team getting snap onto victories, they've been a longtime partner team penske so really happy to do that and their with with the ability to win both races with two different setups is really impressive. Offer my team, so I'm proud of that effort and proud to be part of the crowd to be driving such fast race cars and probably get four one tonight next for the xfinity series. Is Texas Motor speedway this weekend. Check it out. At. FACEBOOK DOT com slash final lap.

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TFLW - Allmendinger, Chastain, Brown, Hill

The Final Lap

56:44 min | 2 weeks ago

TFLW - Allmendinger, Chastain, Brown, Hill

"Hi my name's gary murphy and And coming up on. This week's program is another special encore interview program featuring aj dinger. Ross chastain and. Toby has two more. How about this. Aaron brown land speed record holder and a hill truck series competitor and championship chasing guy. It's all coming up on this week's addition of the final half weekly. This week's final program is brought to you by david letchworth. Thank you so much for continuing your support of the final ap weekly. This is the final weekly album featuring the latest car racing news driver interviews rate. Freeview opinions discussion rumors. And more. here's kerry murphy and toby crispy just a couple of guys. Talking race is on. You have found a place where we talk about all things. Nasty names kerry murphy mo longtime nascar media member syndicated radio host of all things the final ap co host. The show right there is toby. Christie founder and editor in chief of toby christie dot com. We have got another pack program of encore interviews from the twenty twenty season. I'm so excited. It's kind of what we do and thank you again. David letchworth we appreciate you buddy man so cool to have him still sponsoring this year. Show all right on this here program we've got. Aj which if i recall was a pretty darn good interview. I was pretty happy with that. One with ross chastain. Aaron brown who is a land speed record holder and then austin hill to wrap up the program. Lots and lots of stuff coming your way for this show so Appreciate you to hanging out with us. And and and reliving some of the best moments of the two thousand twenty season these are the highlights man. This is what it's all about. Just checking it out and see what we did throughout the year and i think some pretty good stuff on the final apple this today once again is. Aj almond dinger winner from this past. Weekend's xfinity series race the charlotte roble. Welcome back to the program. Well thank you for having me all right so this win. Obviously gratifying looked really difficult. I made on your end. Those closing laps have been had to have been just incredibly hard for this one. Yeah i mean it was one of those things that You're out there fighting. You really just trying to survive at that point so we were just trying to hang on and The ninety eight car was really quick. Obviously chase briscoe in that team. Were doing a fantastic job. So i just knew that on the restarts. I had to do everything. I could to get in front of him. Because once he got to the lead they were pretty solid and pretty dominant. And you know that last lap the rain really picked up it was probably the hardest hit rain since really the one. It started raining early in that first stage so was just aggressive and fortunately for us chase made a small mistake which had made that mistake earlier in the race in the last two laps are just trying to hang on so really proud of everybody had collard racing and all the men and women for fighting so hard. Give me a good race car and just happy. That in a chaotic crazy race were able to come out and and make it happen. Absolutely now In the rain rain tyres all that kind of thing is one thing. It looked like you guys are racing on a river to be honest. I mean you had a wake in the back of the cars yeah you. I've been in some rain races and then there's you get past that point and You feel like you're more of a boat trying to float along so you know really as the rain picked up just trying to find the spots on the racetrack to where i knew that. Were dangerous. in the sense of easy to make a mistake and just tried to play it safe zones of the racetrack and then in the other parts really tried to be aggressive in and make up last time so i thought we were doing pretty good. You know as i said chase was probably the dominant car there but it just at any point you could make a small mistake could be fairly costly so Even when chase got around me it was like okay easily can have a restart here. He's like can make a mistake. So you had to keep pushing. And yeah i mean it. Just it was crazy. It was probably one of the more crazy races have been part of. I kinda matched up to the end of the twenty nineteen rolex twenty four same conditions really wet. Lot of puddles So yeah just try to be the best that i could there and minimize any mistakes and and at least keep us a chance to win the race and luckily on that final restart. We had a a solid restart and got the lead there. And we're able to to just be careful. The last few laps for sure for sure now on tv cameras have a way of playing with the lights so it seems a little brighter than normally is. Was that an element. That was not caught on camera as well. I mean was it harder to see than we even thought. I don't know i re watched. The race looked pretty dark on tv as well so Yeah once once. The sun went down and and well there was. It was obviously not a lot of fun anyway but once the light went away. And it got into nighttime there. It was incredibly dark in the infield The only problem was charlie motor speedway they have a really cool jumbotron but It puts off a lot of light so when we get to the infield turn three and four like that we turn in that the jumbotron the light would just absolutely blind. You reflect off the water. So yeah those last ten laps in the infield especially in turns three and four. It was just a guessing game where we were at so I heard they actually toned down for the race which was nice to them but We were test that a little bit so But hey it worked out after seeing the chaotic race. That you guys had in the series that you have any cup cup guys calling you What do we do about this if it happened to us. Yeah i was like the most popular girls to palm sunday morning. You're getting a lot of phone calls. So i was trying to give the people that were calling the best info that could and then of course didn't really rain for that race so it started off a little wet and out for the rest of the race so i was like man. I had to do all that. Talk them for nothing there. You go there you go. No more road courses in twenty twenty one on the cup series side. The expect your phone to be ringing for those opportunities. Yeah i mean. I don't know it's if you look at the the outlook of the Of the cup series you know. A lot of the quality ride are maxed out when it comes to teams that have four car ready And at the end of the day you know it still takes sponsor money so You know most of the the the top teams right now. I'm sure are feeling the rod and they've already filled them as we've seen of the news of the past few weeks there But you know. I i if it happens. That'd be fantastic. I just know that. I'm really enjoying what i'm doing right now. And being part of colleague racing continually we try to make the team grow and get better. And that's all i want. Yeah i just feel like a small part of it and you know. Hopefully matt chris rice and all the men and women here at the race team. Just really think that. I've i've helped try to make the team just a little bit better. I love working with justin haley. Ross chastain i think they have a great shot to win a championship is really cool for both those cars to get into the round of eight and hopefully they get some wins and getting in the final four so if at the end of this year and going into next year those opportunities for the cup races happened on the road courses and the right equipment. I'd love to do it. But it's not i ha- i'm happy Anytime i get theresa car especially at called racing's deal good deal now. That actually leads to my next question around with the. Aj dinner What are you doing to help your teammates. They are in the championship. Hunt and You're the veteran on the team. I'm sure they're looking to you for some stuff. I mean if you look at justin ross. I mean they've been fantastic this year. They have so much talent and They get everything they can out of grazing chevy's so i try to watch on tv on constantly. Texting and mad when i see I hope it helps. Um and you know with those two with with ross specifically i mean if they have questions they know i'm an open book But quite honestly they're doing just an amazing job already. So i can't give him a lot of advice. They're out there doing a great job and win a race. Themselves awesome awesome stuff. So let's go back to your first oval win. You gotta be pretty excited even to this day that You finally got that under your belt. A atlanta earlier this year. Oh i mean it was. Just it was finally a dream. Come true to finally get an oval when You know just just to do everything that went through the charter to get to that point. I've been so close in cope with a couple of different teams getting that over win but just just never happened right. And and that's part of it and to To do it the way we did it with the pandemic we went to atlanta. Not i mean i didn't expect them atlanta. That was even on the schedule this year and matt call after the pandemic said. Hey on run more races. Let's do this where do you. Where do you want to go. You know i think atlanta's pretty good. I've always enjoyed that racetrack. And his show off their practice and go out there and win the race Like i said it was a dream come true and then to go to homestead the following week and have a chance that finicky dash for cash and win that. So i mean it's just been a great year all around For myself for my family. And my wife karen i. We celebrate our first year anniversary of being married and and You know we've had a great year. Of course you could always nitpick. I wish we had a couple more wins. But it's going well and Hopefully anyway i can. Do it help these guys want to championship. Well it's good to hear congratulations on that front Is nascar doing the right stuff. I mean you look at the schedule for next year and usually there's one or two minor changes but for next year. It's like drastically different Is that putting more eyeballs or potentially more eyeballs on the screens for next year. I guess we'll see you know. I mean that that we we gotta wait and see how it plays out. But i've always been a fan of of trying to make tweaks and next year is a unique year right with the pandemic pushed the new car back a year. So it's it's one of those things where it's like. Why not try some stuff right like why not go to some different racetrack and see if that works in the sea. Fan like throw some dirt on bristol for the spring race. That hasn't been very popular last couple years and see if that brings some fans in so why not try some stuff and i know there's always there's a fine line of okay. We want to try some new stuff. But we don't want to just change everything that we've always had the tradition of But but i love what they're doing You know i've ran the sunny d. race and was fortunate enough to win the trinity racing at road america. The cup cars on it or going to be awesome to go to a place like coda which is just a awesome natural racetrack and a great city of austin. Texas gets a new malzahn cup. Why not so. Yeah it's a great year to try it at least with the kind of waiting for that new car to come in and twenty twenty two all right Aj last question He's only got a few races left on the schedule. Jimmy johnson retiring from the sport of nascar. What did he mean to the sport. And what are your thoughts on him. Going indycar. I truly think he's met everything i mean. He's always been so helpful with me when i had questions. I mean upfront. You know he's telling you the truth. I think you ask a lotta young drivers. He's probably done the same for them. Seven time champion and truly in a way to me A lot like his teammate. Next year in in indycar scott nixon that many championships and in a way still underrated. Because what he's done. I mean look at what. The playoffs are in nascar. It was kind of changed because of jimmy. Johnson like he was winning so many championships in a row. It was like nascar is trying to find ways to change it up to to make it harder for him and he still did it so He's meant everything sport. He's a true wheel man. I love that. He's going indycar racing next year trying something that he's always dreamed of. I know he's super pumped about. I think you can do a great job so Better because of jimmy johnson being in the sport of askar awesome stuff aj onlinedanger. I really appreciate the time. Congratulations once again on your big win at charlotte at the role this past weekend and best of luck throughout the throughout next year and helping your teammates over their colleague racing. Well i appreciate it. Thank you very much all right. Thanks once again for. Aj dinger Joining us on the program back in. 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Their first real trip into nascar so Now that i've had a day or two it's it's again. How good it really was is that is that really for a racer. How long it takes You can't get over it for a couple of days or so. I think everybody's different you know honestly In every situation is different so You know the i. The big thing was just the speed. We had not not about the finishing position. It was the fact that we actually ran up there all day and both days. We backed it up. Made the right adjustments and rates. There's different every situation is different but for me it. It took a day as fans and media and everybody watching we all wanna see you win For the sole reason we want to see that watermelon go splat. that's right i didn't trust me. I there's nothing more. I want right now a couple of watermelons for sure. Your season is still looking pretty good. I looked it up nine top fives and eighteen top tens Your position pretty well heading into the playoffs. Yeah yeah we are You know that that win. You know we're really make our year You know you know with that. Strong of the season not winning the honest by the end of the year his house. I'll definitely view it as a failure on the performance side. It's not that you know it's a failure from the team side the personnel and and even my personal relationship these guys. We've got a great group and and this is a year that i'll always remember. I've i say that every year myself. Because i feel like i'm so much farther in my career than i ever thought i could could ever be cherry on top like it's crazy. I just never never imagined that. I could stay in the sport and this long so You know this is another another year. you know. Different than last year only made her truck championship. this year. We we get down the stretch here and the trinity on and go for the championship. It it'll be a year. I'll i'll never forget for a lot of good reasons but but a win. You know not happening. Well we'll definitely be a big a big down downfall of this year so we are working just as hard as can as hard as we worked all year to try to get victory lane. You are definitely one of the personalities in the sport. We definitely need you there. So we're glad to have you You've got plenty of opportunities to win lots of tracks coming up. You got any one in particular you got circled saying you know what i love that track. I've got a great shot at it. Yeah i mean daytona is where we got our first together. It colleague racing for their first team. Win and and my first wendy daytona. Which is the track. I went to the most growing up Home a little closer to the home but we went to daytona every year. Most years growing up so aside from that and the fact that you know we we did win last year. I might have used up all my luck there for a while. It's a lot of in vault and a lot of a lot of moves. It makes sense on paper and a lot of strategy calls and drafting scenarios. It makes sense nine races in a row and that tenth race Something goes wrong. And and so it's Know you calls bakery caught up in one. So that's that's kind of an outlier but then man get back to darlington. We went there this year right after the are br pandemic break was sport took and when we came back to darlington we really had high hopes and and we struggled and i really believe we've found the problem that race cars and and it and it was a problem. It wasn't just that we we were doing everything we we were doing everything. We could kind of stay that wrong but we were but we had major problems and so then it caused me to drive wrong so then. I bag defied the problem and Just haley had the same issue. So we're really looking to You know now at least fix that really really go in and perform their. You know to track that you know has a great reputation on the driver's side Too so fun. Even even the times. I've been i mean six seven eight laps down in a cup race. I'm still having a ball and it's still such a challenge to drive And intimidating so it's really a a place when you can go fast there. I've had the you know fortunate Been fortunate enough to to lead laps. They're qualified on pole and race before and you know how we'll have a really strong race and You know that that just makes it even even more awesome so by the next one darlington. So that's a that's a good one to have after daytona. We need a rebound absolutely absolutely looking ahead to this weekend. It is daytona and recently announced. You find yourself a cup. A cup series ride as well. That's right yeah. I get to work with spiral. Motorsports again. It's a. it's a group that that really changed my life On their sports. Entertainment side Several years ago. And got me you know where it was a big part really Of of getting in over there at chip ganassi racing and and that forty to expand any car for a handful of races and and we've just tried to work together. You know after all that went went down and that had to be disbanded shut down. You know we've we've all stayed really close and and just try to help each other whenever we and so They're always you know working for me on their sports and entertainment side on their motorsports side as well as several other drivers in the sport and You know i'd probably. I'd definitely probably wouldn't be. I know i wouldn't be here if it wasn't for them And so we just keep trying to build this thing together and you know it's I don't get to run all the cup races but we were able to. Indy would their their car and run seventeenth in the brickyard. Four hundred as well as a few races with a partnership with chip ganassi racing and had the health plan the daytona five hundred and then coq six hundred two of the races of our year and And really we hit then. We hit indie the third. The third big one you know. I wish i could have run. Maybe darlington or something You know just to just to kind of get all the crown jewel. Then have random before with premium motorsports but it's It'd be cool to do it with this group and that seventy seven car so Never say never. We're we're trying. You know it's a tough sport where we're trying to keep keep our head above water daytona is a I mean it's a chaotic race in itself. Now you've got this added layer of drivers trying to get themselves into the playoffs are are you aware of that in the moment Drafting three wide. I mean that's got to be just such a different experience. Yeah it is Unfortunately fortunate for us and they really series as we still have five races before our cutoff. We have a we have one last round in our playoffs. So we have less racist so we we run more Right now In the regular season So you know there's gonna be some desperate guys. But i know that starting up front Do to the the math. Big old math equation nascar has now. I think we start. You know the first couple of rows Abstract addition we'll have a fast car And we will You know on the finnerty decide will really be able to you know. I think just drive hard and and try to control the race. I mean there's going to be a lot of us trying to do that. And and trying to lead laps and and get stage points and win stages but You know when it when it comes to the cup side for sure That's a it is going to be. It's a crazy race to plug into series. That i've only ran a couple of times. Let alone the cup series of that. And they're you know Wild card that is daytona for their regular season cutoff so we will be totally opposite strategy. There we will be safe secure towards the back. You know losing lap in crazy as it is to say is not the end of the world Throughout the race we will have staged breaks We'll be able to raise for the lucky dog. Unfortunately if you have to for the lucky dog you've kind of defeated the purpose of staying in the back and going a lot down to stay safe because now you have to get right up in the pack and race. The other guys. They were also trying to stay safe for the to get your lap back so totally different strategies from friday night saturday night but You know they both teams believe in me and i have a totally different mindset for both races and i've spent much of my career right. You know i say the riding around man and these superspeedway races. There's a large group of of team owners that instruct us drivers to play it safe and stay towards the back so it's second nature to me. It's actually more more natural for me to do that at those places and it is for the win. But now that i'm at a place like colleague gracie you know We filter protection a nutrient solutions on my car. And i know that we can take our our four cars from the compound and really go. Go fight for the win. You know if. I bring back the steering wheel. They're not they're not happy but they're okay with it whereas motorsports for need to bring that car back clean so they can take it to the next superspeedway here. He's couple more questions. For ross chastain on the final lap no practice or qualifying after the cova thing happened. How much are you relying on Simulators and stuff throughout the weeks up at our colleagues shop right now waiting my turn To get on an rc. Stimulator so very important for the question. Then that's right. This is for darlington. So we're getting a head start. Normally we work a little closer to the week But with daytona this weekend we we tried to get a little head start on it and get a little a little more time For the upcoming races really spent time on the on the rigs and you know Both with our crn with with pratt. Miller at chevrolet Yeah they've been real generous with their time. And yeah i mean you hear all the drivers talk about it. And i honestly get tired of hearing drivers talk about it here. I am going on about it. But it's it's just you just can't put a price tag on what this stuff is worth you know. These are large math equations. These engineers have to build to build these machines and then have the have the math transfer through to a race car driver and make the feel real. That's the key part of all this is he could plug all this stuff into a computer and and we drive it if we're faking it or if it's faking it it's not gonna work. That's where you've seen you know. I've read about teams in the past getting in trouble. And i think the last couple of years especially with the groups i work but we really got the simulators to be real. They're not always driving. Great they're not always the fastest laps but they're relax. And that's that's the key for me so i go for quality of Of time on the on the rigs and not just quantity and We we learn a lot and some of it is. Is we learn what not to do. And that's okay to it's It's amazing the technology has gotten to the point where you guys are feeling comfortable that it's it's that real when you step inside a real race car hey Scrolling up and down your your twitter feed. I notice you give a lot a lot of stuff away a lot of contests you got anything in the works coming weeks. That's right ma'am we got some nutrient solution beer. We kind of doubled down today. you know we we just want you know we've got all this stuff and and really unfortunately we haven't had the the number of guests at the track with our hospitality programs. Are you know the infield passes that we would be giving sponsors and guests And we have we this huge program. This year. I just like every driver. I have a silent army and the behind the scenes. You know making me look good on and you know just in furniture neck solution example. You know we were planning on bringing farmers from all across the country you know employees of niche next and they're different companies to the track this year put them up in in Motorhomes and the corners up in big sweets. And we have been able to do that. So we have all this gear that you know is branded the twenty twenty and so it's like now we got a. We need to get this stuff out. So we've been sending to people that you know for virtual hospitality events and stuff. I know it's still saying we're doing the best we can You know so. That's a that's a big thing as well as the new york governor shafiq safety committee with with our protector mallon campaign. There you know we were supposed to run. The watkins glen race Your this year. The plan was to run the cup race in the seventy seven by motor sports car. They walk and flynn cup race. They cancelled the race. Well we still had all this marketing promotional stuff on the grocery store size. That's where you see. The the cardboard cutouts the been stickers the water the stickers on the watermelon remind new yorkers to protect their mellon so it's really You know we're just trying to be creative and and you know do the best job we can in the middle of a pandemic for all of our partners. I don't want you to lose your spot in line for the simulator. So we'll wrap things up Ross chastain look for him at daytona racing ton this weekend Best of luck and thanks as always for being on the final. Thanks for having me. Hey this is ross. Chastain driver number ten nutrient solutions chevy camaro for colleague racing and you're listening to the final lapsed us at facebook dot com slash the final lap. The final weekly back. Here's your host carry murphy and toby christie just a couple of guys talking racing on the final lap with us. Today is mr aaron brown. He is a guy that likes to go fast. Welcome to the program. How you doing today before we get into. What you're about to do let's Let's go over some of the thirteen records that you hold for land speed. I mean my gosh. That's the guy that really does like go fast. He we lean flee. Enjoy it I land speed car was actually two thousand seven dodge that russ wicks drove it for that bonneville backing oh seven and We set the F. i. record for a legitimate nascar stock car at two hundred forty four point nine miles an hour average two ways and So that was one and we kind sat idle there for a few years We do a lot of any racecar restorations shop and we all decided one night we were gonna build a thirty nine ford pickup truck allsteel. We built their own chassis and chop channel narrowed everything on the body. Cut motor in it and We went up to the ohio mile with the east coast. Time association and Set eight or nine records with that at over two hundred miles an hour. The world's fastest street legal rat rod and the carburetor to know doctors. No turbos destroyed a cup motor in their ford all ford file and then performance plus. My good friend drew eighty from safety clean. Performance loss approached us last year about doing a project At bonneville to go out and see if we could up the russ wicks his record to forty four point nine and so we put together a rouse fenway. Two thousand eighteen ford jusin rousey engines Couple of really good partners came on board dom tar and global canine and bell helmets and lauder really good resourceful people for us and we tested that car back in april at the arkansas miles and the very first competitive pass it made in competition and it got into two hundred mile an hour club and set the gas record for circle track cars at two hundred nine miles an hour. I think that one was in the standing mile. And then by the end of the weekend we quipped on a little bit and got it up to two sixteen point nine. So you think you can get Get this thing up to two forty four dot nine or ten now. I mean there's so there's so much that goes into that. I mean definitely the ralph sheets horsepower and the ralston way car. We took the car and wind tunnel a couple of weeks ago and the numbers are real. Good i saw simulation models. Yeah the ray simulated models look real. Good I mean personally we we just wanna get comfortable in the car and get it going down the salt real good and he'll drop the hammer on it towards the end of the week and i'd like to see up above fifty. I think quite capable. So what about the car. Is it completely stock. Outside of maybe the The parachutes out the back completely stock. We run stock car tires. Goodyear tires same tires they run. You know talladega The radials In which is part of the deal to be legitimate stockcar. The body is completely stock as it came from. Rows fenway racing We had to add the parachutes extra fire bottle. Few safety things that they require. We had to put a fire system for the engine compartment. Because at bonneville the five mile marker it's going gonna take quite a while for a fire truck to get to. yes they require. They require a few extra safety things and of course the parachutes and and that's pretty much a standard standard cup car. What is it about bonneville salt flats that that makes it fast. And that's where you guys go to do this thing for me. Personal of i grew up by bobby. Isaac sister and bobby sees the tell stories about bobby when he went to the salt. And it always struck me as being of the coolest things that anybody's ever done. What stockcar in ninety eight. She passed away in two days before she passed away. She asked this. Bobby's records ever fell on the salt where we go back and get him for the family and that's all we did in two thousand seven is the record. Did fall to twenty six and we built that dog. Jim went out there and went to four. And and got that record back for the family. And so it's more personal for me. You know to be a part of that legendary family and kind of walk in the footsteps history and what men did back then and women and things like that. How do you personally as a driver prepare for something like this. You'll after driving the thirty nine. You know our ford pickup truck so small it's almost like you wear it and After i got in the cup car the thirty nine really prepared me for the cup. Cars spent a lot more room. It's just bigger in the cage is just more comfortable in the car. So right there when you get in the car and you're comfortable and you're not thinking about you know the seat don't fit or you know the roll cages. Real tight and claustrophobic but You know. I feel really comfortable in the car and hopefully a go good for us and i can build up confidence to where we can get real speed of that car towards the end of the week at speedway. Well that was next question. Are you going to do some some practice runs or is it That i run as kind of golden. Because it's ready to go. Well i think what we're gonna do is we're going to kind of into it because we got some travel things to look at. We don't want auger that splitter into the salt and blow the front nose cap off of it so you know so. We're going to ease into it on the short course we're geared up for that and we can make i feel pretty confident we can make some two hundred mile an hour plus runs on the short course get a feeling what the car feels like at a high rpm with lower speed and You know start knocking gear out of it. Get on the long course and You'll the car is just gonna kind of tell us what it wants You know to go faster and faster time. Just when we tested at arkansas mile. We unloaded off the trailer. To three and in the track was really bumpy. And we weren't real happy with two. Oh three and we got to on the suspension and and five runs later. We were just at the bottom of to seventeen. Just off. Suspension adjustments and You know we decided at that point. Because bobby's record was to sixteen point nine four salt and we ran to sixteen point eight nine on the mile. I just figured. I wasn't going to beat bobby that day and we put it in trailer and came home. We're really good at it. Everybody felt good about you know we could do more at shop than we could. They're run into car so And then we go on doing that. We say four class records up their data with it right out of the box very cool down. There's somebody on site to Validates the record. Oh yeah the east coast time in association. They have three events a year at arkansas and they're very tied berry close southern california timing association this burst event with southern california time they association were gonna my personal goal is. I'd like to break the record by twenty an hour. So i i'd like to go to sixty four whether that'll happen this then or not i don't know but we're going out there just You know a two year program with this car and we're going to go out there and just get comfortable and and see what kind of speed we got because you learn so much at each event. There's no sense in really pushing the out or limit and tearing stuff up on until you're ready to reach that next level and and that's kind of you know we just wanna go into it really humble and and see what we have. I gotcha now you mentioned. That's a rouch machine. Is he going to be there or is he going to be monitoring the situation. I'm sure there'll be a few people there to be talking to. Mr rouse. And and and mr mr doug gates and a couple of other people that's been so helpful to the entire program very cool. I'll be honest and you taste the salt. Oh yeah i did. That was the very first time when we did the first stock car we did out there. I'd never even been to bonneville and You know we got this big project and went out there. And i had no never been to utah. Gated first thing. I did my stepped onto salt tape. That you gotta do that. I wonder how it is with cooking. It's pretty tasty. We might try that this time. See how that works. Get some t. Bones and throw some salt on there and then you got yourself some speedy steak dead. Yeah that'd be great. That's what we're looking for. All right outside of breaking records Going fast and and doing all that kind of stuff you're also crew chief. Watkins glen this past weekend Were you do what we're doing. Is that something. That's a passion of yours as well. Well it's a really good friend of mine he'd lived up here in upstate new york and he he wanted to he started. We build him some vintage cup cars and he wanted to move up the ladder a little bit. So we built him a N n car. And bob powell lofty and we've raised up here last year and you know we went home work on our car some and came back this year and he's pretty comfortable. I practice went really well for us and You know our whole strategy. Here's run the first half of the race as a practice. We get that five minute break and we're gonna make adjustments and we'll turn him loose you know for that second. Half of the race and see was chips small i. His name is aaron brown. He's looking for the record for the land. Speed record in nascar stock car He's hoping to go to sixty four point nine miles per hour. I appreciate the time and Let's get back to your day. Job crew chief and thanks so much for being on the final lap. I really appreciate you taking the time to talk to us You know about bonneville program and and everything else we're doing and i hope you guys know your listeners. Have a great day. We'll keep an eye on what you're doing. Yes sir thank you like us at facebookcom the final lap. This is the final latte weekly on the final. Have with us. Today is austin hill. Welcome to the show for the very first time. Yeah they got all right. So you are the truck series points leader one of the reasons we wanted to have you on. That's gotta feel pretty good right. Yeah it's always nice to have that lead We're able to get it pretty early in the year and We we've been able to hold it for a while now so it's been really nice being the leader. We just gotta stay consistent all year long and Keep that point lead because You know it's crucial to to have the regular season championship because it gives you a ton of playoff points going into the playoffs definitely and you just You're coming off a double shot of kansas This past weekend that see here you give you finished sixth and all you one one of them nicely done yeah. Yeah so Friday the first one we were able to get the win and Then then saturday we finished sixth overall is really good weekend for united. Rentals poi- contra Saturday we really struggled on finding grip center off the corner. We were really lose all day. the track changed a lot and we also we. We tried some little bit different setup stuff but all the setup stuff we did. Try to tighten us up from friday saturday and for for whatever reason it didn't tighten up so if there's rumor speculating that we could possibly go back there during the playoffs. And if that's the case that that's really good for us because we had really to really good showings and that saturday race. We were able to to kind of experiment and try some things. So i think that's gonna help us going into the playoffs. If we do go back there. Yeah definitely save those notes. Keep those handy This has got to be huge for you and your team and your sponsor. I may now the whole thing. Yeah so it's a big deal for money for Our sponsor united rentals or Good sponsor to us over the years They helped us out a lot and that was actually our first win with the united rentals paint scheme on the truck so that was used to get away with them. I wanted to win so bad with him last year on the truck and it just didn't happen and this year that was one of my Things on my on one of my goals was to get a win with the united rentals on the truck and You know luckily we were able to do it. we had a really good truck and I it's really big for this for this organization as a whole just everybody at h. r. e. scott and all the guys they do a phenomenal job and the race shop preparing these strokes with no practice just showing up in race and And i have all the confidence in the world when we get into the race the trucks going to be and that just gives me the confidence from lap. One to the drive as hard as i possibly can try to try to be aggressive. Leave get clean air. Clean air so huge and That's been really the biggest thing that's been working for us. This this season is just being able to stay aggressive on restarts and Just having really good trucks right off the trailer. You mentioned on twitter that You gotta do some alterations fire suit. What's that about. Yeah so Dr start of the season in january of twenty nineteen i I weighed in at a whopping two hundred and fifty five pounds and I've worked extremely hard trying to get that down. I've gotten that down to To twenty five now The drought last season and this season. And i put on a ton of muscle and stuff. So Yeah i feel so much better than the truck. I feel my performance from from the start race. The end of the race a lot higher a lot better. I don't get tired out race and You know. I just have a lot more energy and may so. It's it's been huge. It's been Awesome to be able to put it all that hard working and then follow that up with finally getting a win. This season You know it just goes. She goes to show that our work definitely pays off and I've been working extremely hard outside of out of the race track and on the racetrack and You know just even the working out and all the things. I've been doing for weight off You know i've been doing a lot of a lot more studying especially with no practice and stuff like i said we. I'm going back. And i'm watching races from years past a lot often and i'm really studying picking picking apart the race. You know i'll go back. I'll watch a race five or six seven times and each each. i'm i watch it. I kind of pick out something different. That i learned and and i'm able to put that towards What i'm learning. They're onto the racetrack and and el-tamimi and in my crew chief thought Really diagnosed the truck better throughout a race and make the right adjustments. Do all the right things that we have to do to have a shot at winning at the end of the race. And i think that's what you're seeing this year out of us and the consistency that we've had is just cnn with a pick apart the truck. Exactly what the justice we wanna make and make the truck better throughout our rights definitely got More time on our hands. All of us do so. I i like your approach. It's a it's different than it. Sounds like it's paying off both with the working out and and watching the the previous Race films now. You're we mentioned you're You've got to win your top. The point standings d d approach the rest of the season. A little different. Now that you've got Basically a lock on the playoffs. Well it's kind of. It's a little bit interesting this year with us not having the practice and not having the fall and being all those things They there's definitely talks of of trying some different things in different racetracks to maybe Get us a little bit ahead or maybe a little bit of and it and it's going to play offs So we'll see. I mean it. It all depends on the racetracks. Go to you know the if we go to a racetrack that we're gonna ruin in the regular season and not not run it In the play offs then you might not look at trying some some different things. You might not normally try But but racetrax you might go to or has a similarity to a certain race. Track the us in the playoffs you. You might try something. He might try some different setup stuff and off the wall stuff. And if it doesn't work you know you you at least have that win But we definitely wanna keep that point lead so we don't want to go to off the wall because we still want to happen. Solid finishes still want to win races. so i think the biggest thing for us is we really. We focused on it all season long and we don't have as many stage when we would like. We only have one stage win and that was from the kansas right that that we eventually ended up winning. We got we got the stage win after stays too but We really wanna start getting more stage land because getting those stays wins. That gives you a playoff point. Each time you get to stage one and you can stack that up and and the more you get the more it helps you in the playoffs if you do have a bad race That kind of gives you some points to fall back on. And that's our biggest thing is just trying to get more stays went for sure for sure on with austin hill now Besides yourself who else do you see as a threat this year to to take the championship Well de question the other day and There are so many teams out there and so many good drivers out there On the race track in the truck series that You know you have a guy that could finish thirteenth one race and win the next race. Just because you know they might have missed that race but then the next race they. They're on and and they get the job done so I it's hard to tell I think the you're gonna have the same kind of players that you've had in years path. i think breadth and struggling a little bit throughout the season. But he's starting to come to live. He had some really good races this past weekend at kansas. He he finished that to me. the first kansas. I think he had an issue. The second with You know matt crafting was the was the champion last year and he didn't win any races last year but he was really consistent and everyone at or sports than Seems like they've been pretty consistent. This year i think that At least one or two two of those guys are gonna be You know a player throughout the throughout the playoffs and possibly in the last round. But other than that. I mean you're you're definitely going to have your your Your kvm guys. I think that christian akis has been doing a good job he's been running up front This these last year races and showing that that he can compete so there's no telling he could be a player he could be kind of one of those guys that sneaks in and and maybe get the win or or just makes it in on points and is really good. The playoffs so There again there. There's so many guys. That i i feel like the top twelve to fifteen trucks on the racetrack can win at any given moment if their truck is just bad fast and they were really good at that racetrack. I think that anyone can can win at any moment It's just whoever can stay as most consistent as possible and data. Rex probably gonna make it to the round four and You know have a shot at the championship. At the painting. A lot of times fans will will ask us. You know we know they can drive a race truck or race car. What are they driving as their daily driver just around town these days. Yeah so i so. I drive You know a a truck around town I'm a truck. I'm a big truck guy. i i run. I run for toyota. And and i've been wanting to to get a Toyota tundra of right now. I'm not driving a toyota yet I've been. I've been looking around and trying to trying to get a toyota so hopefully i can get in a toyota seen Toyotas in a huge part in my success and You know. I can't thank them enough for everything that do toilet. Crd for that matter so But yeah i'm gonna have to get me into a toyota tundra here soon Yeah i'm a big truck. I'm big into trucks i i like to Have lifted trucks and all stuff around and do all those things and be able to play in the mud awesome. I also notice on twitter. You're somewhat of a big michael jordan fan. Oh yeah i've ever. Since i was little my my dad was a huge Huge michael jordan fan he He always wash them growing up. He went to to to a lot of his games and stuff like that and And as i was growing up i was born in ninety four. But as i was growing up i would go back and watch videos with my dad of michael jordan And watch you know. I went back and watch a lot of videos of him and and i just thought that the way he approaches the game and just his mindset is just is out of this world and And he's kinda one of those guys that i've really followed and studied over the years and i know that it's not the same thing as racism but i think that the way he approaches basketball lacking kinda somewhat approach racing the same way and i think that you know being able to follow somebody that is really good somebody that so Special and and and it's really good at something in the sport he played And he's a really really good in bad embassador for for basketball so So yeah he he's. He's one of my my biggest idols. That followed Being able to watch the last dance was was so cool. I went back and watched the last dance So many times now. it's on netflix. So now i'm going to watch it even more so It's been really cool to just it gives you a lot of Inside what they went through and it and it gives you a lot of confidence You know it. Just kinda. I dunno i. It's just it's hard to hard explain but He he's a really cool. Gotta follow definitely. I hear your fellow toyota driver denny. Hamlin kind of knows him. Yeah yeah and i I have always wanted to meet him. I have not met him before. But man it would mean it would mean a lot to to be able to one day. Just just have a five minute. Conversation with them Just about life. And just the way he approached the game and just everything he did To to be successful. And and to be what i would say one of the greatest basketball players of all time so So yeah he. He's a really cool. Gada denny's listening You know hook austin up there yeah on the schedule here. We got The michigan it's you know it's a little longer than kansas. Probably not too much to relate there but at least it's an oval. Yes so yeah. We're going to be big onto michigan and I'm excited i'm excited to get there. I wish we were right from there. Tomorrow just because of the momentum we have right now and You know it's good as we've been all season long I'm ready to get the miskin michigan's one of those places that That we want at last year So we have some really good notes from there. we have We had really gets beat. Their last year You know it's one of those racetrax that draft ings involved so there's a lot of studying that goes into michigan and You know and win the make. The right moves at the right time because if you bet make the wrong move at the wrong time that could easily Hinder your race and You know eventually injuries If you make the wrong moves there on time so That's one of those races that Your mentality kinda comes into effect. You gotta make really conscious smart decisions on on. What kinda lane choice you you choose to make and you don't want to get stuck on the bottom because the trucks Anytime you try to make the pass on the inside you want to try to make clear that pass and Think michigan is just one of those racetrax. That is a really cool race to watch. 'cause there's a lot of lot of jockeying for position going on but it's gonna be cool when all right Best of luck throughout the season Truck series points leader and kansas winner. Austin hill thanks so much for being on the program. Thanks for having me on and we can talk to you again all right there. You have austin hill. Thank you so much for joining us on the program as well as austin brown land. Speed record really cool conversation with him. Ross chastain earlier on and aj almudena kicked off the program. We love these encore interviews because it gives us a chance to relive what we did throughout the season and it gives you a chance if you missed them or miss something. We've we've got it for you. There you go boom and that was. That was aaron brown austin brown. You got austin hills name thrown in there. Yeah so put those together. I guess it's okay. It's a mental thing you see the a and your name. Your your brain automatically says author so no problem all right checkered flag flying on this show. This has been the final up weekly. Catch us next week right here when we will get back to more off-season stuff we're going to be in january which means twenty four rolexes is on the horizon. Who talk about that and talking about the The the the chili bowls well with chase elliott and others That'll be yeah. Toby you and i will chat next week. Okay bye-bye that's a wrap another final lap weekly is in the books. The final ap weekly is hosted by kerry murphy along with toby christie proudly syndicated by united stations radio networks in new york city city executive producer kerry murphy kerry murphy sow designed by russell. Nash at audio director dot audio. I'm tom mode tom. Dot com. 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