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Fresh update on "speedway" discussed on Garret Lewis
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Fresh update on "speedway" discussed on The Final Lap
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Fresh update on "speedway" discussed on ESPN Radio
"This Is NASCAR live now back to Mike Bagley about the head for the exits for this week's NASCAR live, But before we do, it's that time of the week again. Susie Armstrong is here with this week in NASCAR history ever let died. Thanks, Mike 1973. The British invasion hit the box office and the airwaves as Roger Moore assumed the screen persona of James Bond. For the eighth chapter of the spy flick series, Live and let die, while Paul McCartney and company ruled the charts with the rock entitle cut 69 Defendants face the Watergate committee as the scandal investigation went into high gear and the silver Fox was on cruise control in the Irish Hills as David Pearce invested Buddy Baker and the Motor State 400. At Michigan Speedway. Where's the food down against the wall maker with another four corners? David Pearson heads for the checkered flag. It's going to be David Pearson and a half second behind his car number, 71 body maker and tremendous ovation from the crowd for now, three times in a row winner David Pearson, Great three time grand national champion of NASCAR. Step by step. Look, baby, I have got to get to you guy. Wow, 1990..
Fresh update on "speedway" discussed on Nightcap with Ryan Gates
"In the ally 400. Larson, who has gone much of the season without sponsorship that doesn't stem from Hendricks. Car dealerships, has won the last three points races plus the NASCAR All Star event and has not finished lower than second since the race at the Kansas Speedway. Way back on May 2nd. A lack of sponsorship hasn't slowed Larson down. And team owner Rick Hendrick says there is plenty of interest from corporate America to join Larson and the number five team. It's a lot of interest, and, uh, but my guys don't want to take Hendrick off the car. All that the the dealerships. They've got all kinds of promotions, but, uh you know what? We want to wait for the right deal. We don't want to take a piecemeal deal. Uh, Because I think it's worth more to me than to do that. So, uh, but it's tremendous interest in in cow and a lot of companies are are telling me they appreciate giving him give me giving him the chance. Larson is second in the championship standings, just 10 points behind series leader Denny Hamlin. Heading to a doubleheader weekend of racing this weekend in Pocono. Kyle Busch one is 100.
Fresh update on "speedway" discussed on Nightcap with Ryan Gates
"NASCAR Xfinity Series race over the weekend in Nashville, a mark he had been aiming for for several years. Now, the question toward Kyle is Will he retire from racing in NASCAR's number two series, something he alluded to possibly happening once he reached that 100 win milestone, This might be it. Two more. Yeah. Finish out this year. Did you hear the crowd? Nobody likes me here. So he's out by by those final two races for this season, our next month that wrote America and Atlanta But nothing official has been announced for next season in Indianapolis Motor Speedway is preparing for their NASCAR Cup series Xfinity series in IndyCar Series race weekend. On the tracks Road course August. 13th, 14th and 15th and Track President Doug Bull says the track is expecting to operate at 100% capacity with no restrictions and should get the official word in the coming weeks. Track operated at 40% capacity for last month's Indianapolis 500, which allowed 135,000 fans onto the property. Mike. Thank.
Larson wins 2nd NASCAR All-Star race, this one in Texas
"Kyle Larson had his mind on the money as he drove away with the victory and the one million dollar paycheck in the NASCAR all star race at Texas motor speedway I don't know where you get to rank it it's definitely up there personalize it's in top two now of first race is at one but really cool to win any crown jewel in any sport but in Askar especially throughout multiple field inversions and other curveballs NASCAR through with the drivers of the special one off of them Larson stayed strong he didn't need strategy because his car had speed SO much speeding back that second place driver Brad Keselowski was frustrated after the race because there was no way he can catch Larson another frustrated driver was Larson's only teammate chase Elliott who finished the race in third Jerry Jordan fort worth Texas
"speedway" Discussed on SRB Media Podcasts
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COTAXfinity Recap, Busch Wins
"Nascar xfinity series race recap from circuit of the americas over the weekend. Rain made this one interesting for sure. But kyle busch dominated. He led thirty five of the forty six lap event. Kyle busch spanks the field with an eleven second lead coming to the checkered flag. In his ninety eight th career win in this series I think we had a really good piece. Just overall talking with dinger kind of felt like drive off was probably our biggest thing that we excelled that today. Just being able to keep the rear tires on the car longer being able to get the gas pedal down to make a away longer. Instead of sitting there modulating the gas and kind of playing with it and wasting time to get down that was the biggest thing almoner behind me. He was the closest that could keep up with me for about two laps. But i was always in front of him when we were close to each other. So i didn't I didn't really see how well he was through the ss or You know through the slow section stadium section over there to see if that's if he can make ground on me there keep up with me there or whatever so Yeah that's probably about about it all right. Aj alma dinger ends up second followed by justin all our kevin harvick and austin syndrich rounds out the top. Five point standings like this five to one justin all daniel hamrick. Aj almudena burton. While he is seventy. Seven points. Back of leader austin syndrich. Who has three wins this season op next for the xfinity series charlotte motor speedway one pm eastern saturday. One
Danica Patrick Will Drive Pace Car in 2021 Indy 500
"Motor Speedway has announced former Indy car driver and current NBC sports analyst Danica Patrick will drive the pace car for this year's Indy 500 shall lead the field to the green flag on Sunday, May 30th and a 2021 Corvette stingray.
Hendrick Motorsports Nears Petty Win Record After 1-2-3-4 Result
"Hendrick motorsports the first one two three four finish for hendrick in its team history. Only the fourth time in cup history. That's been done in the first and the cup series since rosh benway racing team. You have some knowledge of two thousand five at the season finale at homestead miami speedway so just to give you a little context henrik has only been a four car team since two thousand and four so i one two three four finishing essentially seventeen years. I that they've been able to do that but you know what's your first reaction to that. When you hear the hendrick motorsports for the first time ever in what thirty. Seven years of history has a one two three four finish. Well i think about is two years ago when we were talking about. What's wrong with hendrick right. And we we. We had this expectation level of hendrik. That's pretty high. We expect to see them contending for championships winning the lottery to me to me. In the era that i raced in hendrick was the most dominant team out there and that faded faded over time and it was. They didn't jump right back into it. They had to work themselves back into it. And now here they are and they also invested you. Think about what they did. They invested in a lot of youth right so took brought a lot of young drivers and that has cultivated into a very young team with a lot of winners on it heading into right direction. This is the opposite of what we were talking about. Two years ago. I think hendrick motorsports is repositioning themselves to be dominant force. They won the championship last year. We chase elliott now chase elliott. That hasn't wanna raise this year and alex bowman's want to i know chase elliott fans. Think well that's not good but it is good if the guy that won championship you last year is the guy. That's not winning this year and everybody else has stepped it up. That's a good thing. Now they've chase elliott rezoning twentieth every weekend. That what that's not chase elliott's running okay. He's not been winning expecting to do. But but that's a good problem for a team to have. It's almost impossible to have all four clicking. You know what i mean. It's really really difficult. But i just i just i think a reversal of where we were two years ago. That's the first thing that pops in my brain
Bowman parks 48 in familiar spot in victory lane at Dover
"Once again Carl Larson led the most laps in a race but once again he was denied a trip to victory lane as his teammate Alex Bowman picked up his second NASCAR victory of the season taking the checkered flag at Dover international speedway it was a late race pit stop the put Bowman out front any help off the field as his Hendrick motorsports teammates Larson chase Elliott and William Byron ended up in second third and fourth place respectively it was the first time Hendrick motorsports teammates had ever swept the top four and only the third time any team has done it in the history of NASCAR I'm Jerry Jordan
Bobby Unser, 87, Indy 500 Champ in Great Racing Family, Dies
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting three time Indy five hundred champ Bobby Unser has died three time Indianapolis five hundred winner Bobby Unser has died at age eighty seven the Indianapolis Motor Speedway says Unser died Sunday at his home in Albuquerque New Mexico of natural causes Unser and his brother al Unser junior are the only pair of brothers to win the Indy five hundred Bobby Unser's victories in the greatest spectacle in racing came in nineteen sixty eight nineteen seventy five and nineteen eighty one the eighty one victory was controversial under cross the finish line ahead of Mario Andretti but officials ruled Unser had passed cars illegally during the race while exiting pit lane under caution a penalty docked Unser one position and made and ready the water but on appeal Unser was reinstated as winner in October of that year it was the thirty fifth and final victory of Bobby Unser's career hi Mike Rossio
Busch celebrates birthday with win at Kansas Speedway
"Kyle Busch led four times for twenty laps at Kansas speedway with final ten laps being the most important has he picked up his first NASCAR win of the season and it came on his birthday bush battle cow arson for most of the race but Larson had the dominant car leading one hundred and thirty two circuits around the track he would be relegated to nineteenth after late race restructure in back in the field for bush to win ended a roller coaster week of emotions as he and his wife Samantha shared the heartbreaking news that she had had a miscarriage Kevin Harvick finished a race in second his strongest run of the year with Brad Keselowski taking third I'm Jerry Jordan
Millions of Americans Are Missing Their Second Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine
"The johnson and johnson co vaccine became more widely available today but there are many people willing to take it and across the country growing signs of hesitancy to take any vaccine at all in some areas that means fewer people are signing up for a shot where there is plenty of supply contrast all that with the increasing cova crisis in india where they desperately need more treatments and vaccines the world health organization now calling on countries with excess to send it there. We'll have a report from overseas in just a moment. But we begin with sam brock in miami on florida's first full day of johnson johnson reentering the vaccine marketplace many took a pass. They don't want to kansas or voice strong opposition for their loved. Once it's concerning for me as a parent or a daughter you know family member. Whatever you you don't wanna be that person going through any type of side effects the one mom already vaccinated with j. and j. was seeking it out for her eighteen year old daughters. It's only fifteen cases out of more than eight eight million people who got the shot so it's very minimum so our felt safe split sentiment as health officials go on a full court press to assure the public. The vaccine is effective an extremely low risk. We clearly have a situation where the benefits greatly outweigh. The risks even for younger women a fragile american psyche butting up against a race to get shots in arms at the indianapolis motor speedway acceleration. Once again of jj doses. Any vaccine into any arm is a win. While in san francisco agreed light in the golden state. Johnson johnson too risky especially if there's other alternatives right now. Some states are starting to turn down. Government shipments due to lack of demand in arkansas. Seventeen counties are cutting back according to the arkansas democrat. Gazette
Indy 500 Will Be Largest Sporting Event Since Pandemic Began
"The largest sporting event in the world. Since the start of the pandemic is now set for May 30th in Indiana, the Indianapolis 500 at 40% capacity 135,000 Spectators. Speedway officials say they worked with county health officials on the attendance limit after other recent sporting events with fans, including the men's college basketball
Richmond Truck Recap Nemechek Wins
"Nascar truck series racing from richmond. Raceway five to one is. We're gonna look at things here. Johnny solder their number five chandler smith tyler ingram kyle busch number two at john hunter. Nima check stays ahead of his team owner to nab his second win of the season. He definitely tried and turn three he. He got to my bumper me. Loose but I knew he wasn't going to me as as far as being the team. Owner and whatnot You're you're definitely going to do everything they can to try and race. And i'll do the same. We've raised against each other a lot through models when i was coming up through the truck series series simon f series and. It's nice to be able to have two wins to his one so far this year out of the three that he's run so It's it's always a step in the right in the right direction and we just want to continue that. We want to continue to get stronger every single week. And i feel like we can whether acadian c. j. t. led a race high of one hundred fourteen laps. Kyle busch motorsports by the way as one. The last four races with kyle busch john name check martin tricks junior behind the wheel point. Standings look like this five to one matt craft and is in fifth followed by austin hill sheldon creed. Ben rhodes and john hundred nima check. Is the point lead by twenty roads and nemechek each have to win so far. This season off next for the truck series is kansas speedway on may first seven thirty. Pm eastern on fs
Josh Berry on First NASCAR Xfinity Series Win at Martinsville
"The final with us for the very first time is very first time. Xfinity series win from martinsville josh berry. Welcome to the program yet. Thank you for happening for the board. Do it okay. So that's got a nice ring to it. Does it not explicity series win for the first time. that play is Really to be honest. It's still kind of think it in order to accomplish You know when. I got this opportunity. i was. I was pretty optimistic. About what we would be able to do and Here the beginning of the year. It's been pretty tough. we've had some. We've had some bad luck and different things happen but You know we made up for it on on sunday and getting a win. Yeah absolutely now. This is not. You know a big mistake or anything. You're you're kind of short-track ace and especially at martinsville. So i mean Those that are shocked. I guess shouldn't be. Yeah i think. I think so And like i said there that was obviously a race and Circled near early in the season as a great opportunity for me But still man. It's a it's a totally different caller and You know totally different style racing if different competitors and it's just experience series is really tough and Were we you know. We've kind of had up and down sort of the year and We had to start twenty nine. I think that was kind of gotten all this. And somehow my crew. Chief taylor did a great job calling the race and get track position. Once we got up. Got up there we we can hold onto it. I'd say at the very least it's You put your name out there and probably open some eyes i guess. Yeah so You know like. I said it was You know for me to to step out of a late model stock car at hickory. Speedway and All these other great short tracks around here to step right into the series is in a huge jump
Martinsville Cup Recap
"The final lap with kerry murphy is is on nascar cup series race recap from martinsville speedway which started on saturday under the lights and ended on sunday under the lights after heavy rains. Let's take a look ten to one. Kyle busch somehow kind of top ten with a mangled number eighteen race car. Then got kevin harvick tyler. Radic number eight. Christopher bell joey. Logano kyle larson william byron number four denny. Hamlin led more than half of the race and ends up third. Ouch and in second chase elliott comes up one spot short of the win. So let's head to victory lane. Our martin tricks. Junior has become the seasons. I race winner with twenty nine. Th career win third career martinsville win third of the last four races at this track and now with three grandfather clock trophies in his house. I'm not sure how he's going to get any sleep with that. Other stories on the day ryan blaney won. Both of stages led a ton of laps in this race. Only to get busted for leaving the pillbox equipment. The air hose and the gun. You're not supposed to bring that with you late in the race while running up front about forty three laps to go and a massive talladega like wreck bush. Chris butcher banged fenders took out the likes of kurt. Busch brad keselowski kyle busch cole. Custer alex bowman daniels wars and many others on lap. Three eighty six up next to the cup. Series is yet another short-track richmond. Raceway sunday three pm eastern on fox and martin tricks junior has won two of the last three at this track. Nineteen car again
Truex outlasts teammate Hamlin to win again at Martinsville
"After getting out on the track ahead of Denny Hamlin on the final pit stop mark tricks junior battle this teammate for about twenty laps before diving alone going on to drive away with the win at Martinsville speedway interesting how it all played out there you know I thought throughout the day we were you know turned a fifth place car in there and then one point we you know middle race got off a little bit and list price six or seven planes car so it's kind of a weird day chase Elliott we get around him to go on to finish second he said it was a hard fought battle to end the day on a solid run they were not great but I had some I guess are are strong students kind of early on in the run and then really stated hard too hard there latter part of the around him was relegated to third and William Byron and colors and rounded out the top five respectively I'm Jerry Jordan
The Half Mile Of Mayhem Returns
"Coming off of a rare nascar off weekend and before that bristol. The short-track action with dirt. Now we're looking ahead to this weekend. Martinsville speedway is under the lights and they name it the half mile of mayhem. Of course they are known for their hotdogs and enough are sold in one weekend to go around the track nine times or one trip to mars.
Preece to return in a Modified at another Virginia track
"The nas car wheel and modified tour returns to the martinsville speedway in virginia for the first time since two thousand ten this thursday night forty cars around the entry list from the most recent champions koby and justin bonsignore to current nascar cup. Series driver ryan preece. Who says he appreciates the opportunity to continue to drive the modified 's when not in a cup car for sure right as a racer. Your your ultimate goal is to get to the cup series. That's that's you know that's where it is. That's where you want to be but at the same time. I know where my roots are. I know where. I've cut my teeth. I know where. I put many hours in the race shop to go and win races and i enjoyed racing these race cars. I i know i know quite a bit of autumn and i there are. There are a lot of fun to race so i obviously enjoyed doing it for sure. Priests one a southern modified race at south. Boston speedway in virginia over the weekend and is the early favorite on thursday night
Joey Logano Wins Inaugural Bristol NASCAR Cup Series Dirt Race
"And air that comes from NASCAR's first dirt race and 51 years, Joey Logano wins the first ever NASCAR Cup series dirt race at Bristol Motor Speedway. They're going to run it again next year on the dirt, but likely in the evening because it was so dusty of
NASCAR’s dirt race at Bristol becomes muddied
"NASCAR will literally be getting dirty this afternoon for the first time in 51 years. The Cup series will run on dirt for today's food city dirt race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Several NASCAR drivers have backgrounds and dirt racing Kyle Larson among them Normally a cup series run around the bullring is 500 laps That's cut in half with this afternoon's food City dirt race at Bristol Green Flag waves at 3:30 P.m..
Bristol Cup Series Qualifying Race Lineups
"With Dirks Bentley. That's what they're gonna be doing in East Tennessee, better known to you and I, as Thunder Valley Bristol Motor Speedway practice gets underway later this afternoon Is NASCAR prepares for racing on the dirt for the first time in over 50 years, at least for the Cup series. Both the Camping World truck series featuring Louisville's own Ben Rhodes and NASCAR Cup series will be featured. This weekend, starting with tomorrow's qualifying, followed by the truck series Pindi Truck Series race at eight o'clock on FS one. Then, of course, it's the grand finale. The Cup Series. Food City Dirt Race. 3 30 on Fox. For well champion driver Kyle Busch. He's not exactly a fan of racing on the dirt. These things just are so heavy in the tire is not at all indicative to producing grip. And so it's just it seems like it's a full fledged ice rink. Like literally. You're just out there on ice, trying to make your way around the tracks. Yeah, but Kyle, Unfortunately, the fans love it. So looking forward to this one gonna be a lot of fun again. Levels on Ben Rhodes gonna go at it tomorrow. Not now. They do have qualifying today. You can catch that on Fs one. Also
"speedway" Discussed on SRB Media Podcasts
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"speedway" Discussed on SRB Media Podcasts
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"speedway" Discussed on SRB Media Podcasts
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"speedway" Discussed on Inside Supercars
"The tracks across Australia. Welcome to incite speedway Dennis Dillon an greg rebel. Thanks for joining us once again on inside speedway Dennis Doolan working hard on the latest edition of speedway classics magazine He'll be joining us. We'll probably by the beginning of October, we're hoping have Dennis back when the magazine hits the stands but what a show tonight. A real hero of most people who follow speedway across Australia Jim Airey joins us to talk about his life and times and some fantastic stories in there as well. Really looking forward to hearing from Jim Airey but I the speedway well perfect time for Jim married to be on when we kicked off the speedway grown preseason of twenty, twenty and. Two weekends at pro slow in Poland. Awesome, La Gupta winning on the Friday night taking the maximum twenty points magic ASCII coming in sick and of course, Polish rider who is from the Brasler area. So he was able to really make the fans happy and infected. When we talk about Saturday study fast Freddie lingering was third fourth tie Wolfman and Leo Madsen Wrandell the five but it was Wolfman who was the last of the runners in the final. LAGODA getting off getting his first ever speedway Grand Prix Win, and that was a fantastic result for him. Then we have magic. You noffke on Saturdays I mentioned brought the house down. Literally Wayne they. Saw Him take the victory in the final Taiwo backed up to good nights with place the defending world champion. Another Paul Battle smartly finished in third fast Freddie Becky forthy was the final run in that final now on Gouda finished in Fifth Neal's Kristen. Iverson and Max frig seeks and seventh three coming back from a horrible Friday night where he was writing on his time tracking poll and finished fifteenth out of sixteen and just got the two points for his troublesome. Max was very happy to turn things around look of GonNa pace of audio from magic. You know ski and if you speak Polish, you'll enjoy this this damn. What's me? The weekend. style me. Well, Cup that show they because. What he's saying either. But after the break here on inside speedway is the captain of the Kangaroos g Mary inside speedway's available on sports radio DOT COM DOT? AU. I tunes spotify and the DIRT TRACK CHANNEL DOT COM. Well, joining us on inside speedway. It is Jim Airey. Was, a kid knew him as captain kangaroo, but that's probably because all you just kept getting the idea of captain of the kangaroos being a little bit mixed up as a youngster. Jim. Welcome to insides bay by. Right. On your show. I can. De. Jaw. Interesting motorcycles and motorcycle racing come from. Campbell Iro. We're going. We're in your kitchen. In Oil Same tiny. Kind. Of, the way and I'm having that's where we started with escape Kennison joined us in a way. Wrong. Lady. Married. And Win Gosh Larry O. Five. Stay on that. Bill. Jack. You're. I reveal any McGovern in the saint cast and we really enjoy that hanging out of there. You and Gordon had a life a lifelong friendship really unfortunately, he lost his life at Liverpool in nineteen seventy but. Jay Did some stuff together. Didn't you? Going back. Together and that the. Hayden. Golden. Short. Molding trembles as every year they. Or. High. And we went under fire and change. The hiring ban on seventy. And we were. Roy By. What was it about speedway that when you're doing all that other riding what was it about speedway they just drew your attention and and made you love it so much. I think. And just. Off Torri. SORTA. I reading wonder why? You known as the King of the royal and. Obviously, the Sydney. Showground speedway was the the pinnacle of racing in New South Wales and for the most part around Australia what was that trap block to be racing. Crying. Arena should. John Show but ran that show. Right. I got a lot roam around the track and raced. In from come on. Since Kickoff. Feeling. Whatever was. On the music for. Just phenomenal. You. Dominating. Rising in Australia had the opportunity come to go over England. were. Never did not. Show Gordon Contract with pot. And then the talking some Big. Banks Kim. I tell us. And everything we got Letters. Tools, everything we got and we. Were it didn't have unfamiliar equipment. We prefer boss only to being contract? And you went over the by boats that's. A long time. Those days to be traveling around the world. Again. And I watch and become quite.
"speedway" Discussed on CarStuff
"A Kenny Rogers in it, and it was about him and a bunch of kids that would travel around this RV and race He's a race driver and I don't remember a whole lot about the plot now, but I must seen the movie. A dozen times is just been. You know thirty five years since I've seen it. That's the problem, but. But it was always on cable back in the early nineteen eighties and I remember watching that one also another thing that I find can fast maiden. Is that former president? Jimmy Carter was a ticket taker at this very track, which kind of makes sense I mean? It's a it's southern Georgia right. That's where he's from at the time. Of course, he wasn't known as former US president he was. Just someone coming up through the ranks at that point, but it says Jimmy just Jimmy. And later it was you as he was governor of of Georgia, and later later as US president, he attended a couple of races there, so it's kind of a big deal. And then later much later in two thousand seventeen, there was a heist comedy film called Logan Lucky which I have never heard of it. To, look that one up, but the Atlanta. Motor speedway Kinda stood in for the Charlotte Motor speedway and guess that you know you know the ways works. It's like some kind of tax, break or something to shoot down here. Probably that makes sense. I mean you save so much money and also everybody who is familiar with Atlanta? The Atlanta Metro area is noticing that more and more you watch, dot any marvel film now, and if you're familiar with this city at all, you'll be able to say hey, that's not London. That's my house. That's that's actually that's what they were doing. Doing there? Yeah, yeah, you know it's funny. You'll see you know movie productions. The black off entire city blocks Ah-ha and you'll find that it. This is one thing that I think we talked about a maybe a couple of years ago now, but as coming down past the the Fox theater in downtown on one of the many peachtree street, so we have, and there was a whole section blocked off by I think it's the Livingston. Hotel is a big beautiful hotel with a great grand porch and everything. It's a big stone building. Really impressive, right? They're doing a movie scene outside. And there's all these taxicabs parked out front I. Mean like fifty taxicabs parked outside and they've all got I. Think I think it was New York taxi cab service written on the side of them. It was all you know dummy cars that were made up for the movies, but it's funny to see it in downtown. ATLANTA. Trying to pretend as if it's like downtown New York and that's why there's so many cabs there and they've got. Got Them even labelled as such which I thought was really weird, but it's just a strange thing when you drive on your own city, and you see stuff like that happening, but just kind of a cool thing that they're able to use this track for you know some pop culture things that people can can can kind of get behind they. Can you know recognize and they're building a community like the new stadium north of town they? Have Condos to yeah is what they just change. The name of two truest park I think but it's got you know again. They've got living facilities. They've got restaurants. They've got all kinds of things nightclubs and you can go there. Anytime of the year, practically, even when there's not a game going on and kind of hang out there, it's a cool place off. The speedway is at that level yet. Yeah, it's close. It's pretty close because they have a lot of events going on there. And when when Kurt and I were there, they were talking about how they have a drag racing event that happens on the on Friday. Friday night L., Friday nights. Okay, but in summer right? Yeah, it's really it's not like what you would think it's. It's not like you know a Christmas tree event. It's like somebody waves their hand. You know flag with their hand, and and that's the drag race long. It's kind of like an old school event. We really kind of cool, and that happens on the The pit road I believe. I think it's just kind of a I i. don't know how it works. If you have to sign up to go or whatever, but look into a checkout, the Atlanta Motor speedway website, and you'll be able to find out more information about how to get there and actually drag your own personal car if you want. You want to do.
"speedway" Discussed on CarStuff
"Big without obstacles in the middle of it so. We've got the Infield of course with to twenty three thousand square foot garages. We've got a fuel station. We've got an Infield Care Center. We operate legend cars of Georgia. which is legend's and band Leros manufacturer, so we're. We're running another racing program out of our speedway every year. Our Thursday thunder will race about twenty races a year. We've got our Friday night drags programs, so we dragged right down pit road. So while most of it looks like open fields throughout the day to us. It's it's so much more of the play stays very active, and it takes a lot upkeep. If it weren't for the hard work of our operations department, we would have had to repave some time ago. We're always closely watching the track and see and how the weather's changing the track. We did as I said earlier, we have a bunch of different events that take place, but as it relates to the full mile and a half, our operations department. Every year applies a compound. In this year we went to a new compound called ticks. Oh Fall. and. It's basically a compound that you put into any cracks that you might have where the seams of the track may be coming apart. They put it in their. Bake it in and ticks. Fault is actually a flexible compound, so it's really really cold or if it's really really hot, it can move as the asphalt moves, and hopefully will see positive results out of it. Technology now makes it possible for manufacturers, e, sports and gaming companies to create scans of a racetrack surface that allow very accurate simulations to be made breach of the manufacturers will come out and they'll. They'll scan the tracks. Tracks so that they have all the information that they considered in North Carolina and pretty much know exactly what the track looks like and take that a step further. Even the gaming companies do the same thing. My son is sixteen years old like every other sixteen year old in the world. He's got the playstation. He'll call me in his room and he'll say dad. You're not going to believe how lifelike this is in from. Marks on the track wall to marks on the track to the billboards to the suites to the trees. It's identical to to what you would see here. Live at the track, so it really is not only really cool to be to sit in front of your TV at home and race on the exact racing surface that you would see here live but it. It also gives us an opportunity to try to cultivate the next generation of race fan. They're sitting at home playing a game. They can come out to the track and see exactly what they've been racing, and so it's pretty cool for the for the fans that choose to to gain as well. They actually come in every couple of years and do a scan. That I guess information goes to the race teams and good and people like that that they use in their simulation. The teams now have seven post shakers and other tools that they use really. That almost alleviates having to come to the track and task because of that, and so they update that from time to time, and it's become a primary element. In the teams being able to unload off of their trucks pretty close the setup they need when they come here rice, there's not an open testing period per se like there was twenty years ago now the teams get a certain amount of vouchers and they apply for test. We had a test here. You've got rookie tests that tend to take place a month or two before your race when? Rookies need to be approved whether it's to go run at Daytona to go run at Las Vegas or even run here in Atlanta. So you've got test like that that go on from time to time, but as far as. Open test. We used to have opened tests where you'd have thirty teams out here. Testing and boy. Those were a lot of fun to watch. Ed said when Goodyear was here. Just after the repave to see teams running full fuel cycles pretty cool, but we'll have some testing just after the full honor. Quick trip five hundred in March to take a look at that twenty twenty one car, next season and twenty twenty one NASCAR's Premier Cup. Series debut is seventh generation car. Car, there has even been some talk about new manufacturers jumping into NASCAR, but first and foremost, the handling of the car will be dramatically altered. Thanks in large part to an independent rear suspension earlier ed mentioned NASCAR's tire supplier goodyear and the impact that tired design has on the show in an effort to make the seventh generation car look more stock. It will feature a lower profile tire with an eighteen inch wheel as opposed to the current fifteen inch. Tire the contact patch. Writer teams will now have to start from scratch with their setups next season. Essentially every they go to will be like going to a new race track for the first time. We haven't had the two thousand twenty one car on our track yet, so not sure what the changes will be. How little affect the car's handling on our track? But they will be doing some testing right after the race to figure that out oval racing truly is a game of inches, and Ed has high hopes for the seventh generation cars. Well, there's period of time we had like three of the closest finishes in NASCAR history. And we have had one in a while, and hopefully that'll bring back that coming off the fourth turn to in through wide, bouncing off each other for the wind. Fans love and. The Guy, who Angela it the other two don't like it. The team at Atlanta Motor speedway is looking into the future. The are currently in the early phases of once again reimagining the facility, the idea is to convert some of the open space. They have into a casino resort. Something were extremely interested and we work on it every day. Lot of elements have to fall into place for that to come to fruition, but our company. Company is very much interested in pursuing that. And hopefully it's something that will be an addition to what we have here. We feel like the hundreds of thousands of people who come through this place on a yearly basis Abi, a great core business for the resort property, and that it would also allow us to have additional events at Atlanta Motor speedway. It would be a win win, so we're looking forward to the future of that. And working everyday to hopefully make sure that happens in the nineties. Bruton Smith the head of speedway motorsports. The company that owns Atlanta Motor speedway had the vision to convert the track into its current Quad Oval configuration that mimicked another one of the company's tracks Charlotte Motor speedway. I recently saw rendering of the resort project into me. It appeared as if it depicted Atlanta Motor speedway as an once again so I had to ask. Are there any plans to convert Atlanta Motor speedway back to a true oval? You know the Mystique of that true. Oval is something that some of our fans tell us about, and and you know, but the the vision of Bruton to change us to a quad oval is something that I don't see us taken away anytime soon. Thanks for listening and join us after the break. We'll wrap it all up. Think about food is that it's never just about the food. The sources the origins and the roots of different food ways are intrinsically tied to our humanity. From. iheartradio in Wet Stone magazine comes season two of point of origin. podcast dedicated to exploring that connection. And season, two or drinking natural wine and learning why it's all the rage. Were discussing T in Asia and along the way sampling Taiwanese long and Sri Lankan say long. We're exploring food through the Lens of Diaz Sport Cooking and considering the connection between supporting refugee food ways and examining cultural impotence. So please join us as we traveled to a new place each week to consider the origins of the things we eat entering. 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"speedway" Discussed on CarStuff
"Even the gaming companies do the same thing. My son is sixteen years old like every other sixteen year old in the world. He's got the playstation. He'll call me in his room and he'll say dad. You're not going to believe how lifelike this is in from marks on the track wall to marks on the track to the billboards to the suites to the trees. It's identical to to what you would see here live at the track so it really is not only really cool to be to sit in front of your TV at home and race on the exact racing surface that you would see here live but it also gives us an opportunity to try to cultivate the next generation of race fan. They're sitting at home playing a game. They can come out to the track and see exactly what they've been racing and so it's pretty cool for the for the fans that choose to to gain as well they actually come in every couple of years and do a scan that. I guess information goes to the race teams and good and people like that that they use in their simulation. The teams now have seven post shakers and other tools that they use really almost alleviates having to come to the track and test because of that and so they update that from time to time and it's become a primary element in the teams being able to unload off of their trucks. Pretty close the setup. They need when they come here rice. There's not an open testing period per se like there was twenty years ago now the teams get a certain amount of vouchers and they apply for test. We had a test here. You've got rookie tests. That tend to take place a month or two before your race when rookies need to be approved whether it's to go run at Daytona to go run at Las Vegas or even run here in Atlanta. So you've got test like that that go on from time to time but as far as open test we used to have opened tests where you'd have thirty teams out here testing and boy. Those were a lot of fun to watch. Ed said when Goodyear was here just after the repave to see teams running full fuel cycles. Pretty cool but We'll have some testing just after the full honor. Quick trip five hundred in March to take a look at that two thousand twenty one car next season and twenty twenty one nascar's Premier Cup series debut is seventh generation car. There has even been some talk about new manufacturers jumping into NASCAR but first and foremost the handling of the car will be dramatically altered. Thanks in large part to an independent rear suspension earlier. Ed mentioned NASCAR's tire supplier goodyear and the impact. That tired design has on the show in an effort to make the seventh generation car. Look more stock. It will feature a lower profile tire with an eighteen inch wheel as opposed to the current fifteen inch tire. The contact patch may also be wider. Teams will now have to start from scratch with their setups. Next season. Essentially they will be like going to a new race TRACK FOR THE FIRST TIME. We haven't had the two thousand twenty one car on our track yet so not sure what the changes will be in how it'll affect the car's handling on our track but they will be doing some testing right after the race to figure that out. Oval racing truly is a game of inches and Ed has high hopes for the seventh generation cars. Well there's period of time we had like three of the closest finishes in Nascar History and we have had one in a while. And hopefully that'll bring back that coming off the fourth turn to and through wide bouncing off each other for the wind fans love and the guy who Angela at the other. Two don't like it. The team at Atlanta Motor speedway is looking into the future the are currently in the early phases of once again. Reimagining the facility. The idea is to convert some of the open space. They have into a casino resort. Something we're extremely interested and we work on it every day. A lot of elements have to fall into place for that to come to fruition but our company is very much interested in pursuing that. And hopefully it's something that will be an addition to what we have here. We feel like the hundreds of thousands of people who come through this place on a yearly basis Abi a great core business for the resort property and that it would also allow us to have additional events at Atlanta Motor speedway. It would be a win win. So we're looking forward to the future of that and working everyday to hopefully make sure that happens in the nineties. Bruton Smith the head of Speedway motorsports the company that owns Atlanta Motor speedway had the vision to convert the track into its current Quad Oval configuration that mimicked another one of the company's tracks. Charlotte Motor speedway. I recently saw rendering of the resort project. And to me it appeared as if it depicted Atlanta Motor speedway as an oval once again. So I had to ask. Are there any plans? To convert Atlanta Motor speedway back to a true oval you know the Mystique of that true oval is something that some of our fans tell us about and and you know but the the vision of Bruton to change us to a quad oval is something that I don't.
"speedway" Discussed on CarStuff
"Besides Atlanta Motor speedway's old surface the. The tracks layout is rather unique in its own right. You gotTA understand it Atlanta Motor speedway. You're going through the corners. Two thirds of the time turns a half miles each their straightaways or quarter mile back. In the early days. We had a couple of different tire. Companies involved in the sport, so compounds were little more on the edge, and that led to some the failures that we saw. Good years a great company to now that they're the lone tire builder. We don't have those issues at all. But what happened was after a couple of events they actually brought Bobby Labonte Jeff Gordon and mark. Martin in and ran simulated racist I mean full tire runs, and actually one time. They went about hundred miles straight. And through that series of tests, they found the compound that really worked and handle the side bite, which would have been the problem, and since then tires haven't really been that much of an issue, but you have to build a tire to match the track surface air-traffic surface. It's ugly. If you look at it, there's nothing beautiful about it. If you drive it, it's wonderful. But they build a tire that gives up some which the drivers like. But will last full fuel. Stop and that's what you won't Gastel, may they have? satires role in the car out to pit road to get ready to go on the track here the track so abrasive, but that's also why they love it. And, it's not universal. We do a voice to the fans study after every race. and. Say the comments back now. Regarding the surface is. Close to fifty fifty fifty percent want us to repave because they wanna, say fast speeds, and and what that may bring in the other fifty percent, says absolutely don't touch it and. That fifty percent probably has their opinion because that's what their favorite drivers say, the repair process becomes longer and longer every year because we continue to get more and more cracks. If you, look at it. It looks like somebody that was on Iraq and had a bunch of stitches. I mean we have repaired and patched and. We've got patches on patches, but you know at the end of the day. If you get a good product out of it, it doesn't matter how pretty it is. So we'll continue evaluate each and every year after the event. At some point, we'll say yeah, it's time. I think at that time. The teams goodyear. NASCAR speedway motorsports our company. Will probably be an agreement. It's okay it's. It's time to do this for now. Atlanta Motor. speedway is revelling in the fact that their race tracks providing a worthy testing ground for competitors whilst the minting its place NASCAR history. You never know when it's time the obviously. I'm the one that had that repaving. We didn't repay. It appears now to three years later that it was the thing that they did. Leave it as it was. This surface is going to have a life. It's probably used it up. But the good thing is we haven't had water issues after a rain. That is delighted race or we had last year and started on time and. As long as we can do that logistically, there's no reason not to repay, but we we're GONNA have to at some point, and the teams will go through the the challenge of being back on what at that point will be the fastest track NASCAR, and how they deal with the speeds, and and all the issues that the extra speed ranks. As a race track surface ages and changes the tracks characteristics morph into something different, enabling the track to become a unique character in the story at the end of the day were in the entertainment business, so as Ed said as long as the track surface holds up and provides an entertaining package for our fans. That's what it's all about so. NASCAR and speedway motorsports really more than ever are working in lockstep on how we entertain the fans because again. That's the most important thing that we think about is the fans experience so hopefully we'll get a few more races out of it, but you never know the couple of years ago. We were of the mindset that all right. We're GONNA repave after this race so now it's a hot topic of conversation every time this time of year rolls around. Are they going to repay? When are you gonNA repave. Why aren't you GONNA repave? Please don't repave. repave so it just adds to the allure of one of the most historic iconic tracks on the Nascar circuit, and what exactly does it take to keep Atlanta Motor speedway in tip top racing shape? We've got an operations team about twelve guys and they're on the track every day. Are they actually doing something to extend the life of the track every day? Certainly not, but we're taking really close tabs on the track surfaces doing as you know in our sport. Water is not a good thing, so we're always trying to do everything we can to. Figure out where the water's coming from route, those water channels away from from the track itself. They're calling for rain later this week, so you can rest assured that when the rain stops, we're looking for new weeper 's areas where waters come may be coming up through the track, but we've been very fortunate over the last couple years because of their work and determination to really extend the life of this track that. We don't really have many water issues, but the team will go out there as we talked about for about a month in the fall to seal any cracks, but absolutely throughout the week they're out there taking a look and just see and what might need to be done to extend the life as long as possible. The surface would not have lived this long. We started that very early on after paving. thank. We always targeted the first week of October because it's a dry period. The reason asphalt doesn't last at race. Tracks are a lot of tracks have to be repaved as moisture gets underneath the track you get freezing, and that creates a heave so now you've created a bump. And we just don't have those lumps in bumps that that the driver still are amazed at how smooth air surfaces. And, that's because we religiously went year after year and seal this thing up both behind the outer wall and on the trackside, just to make sure that moisture didn't get underneath phrase and we've actually had people come from other tracks other NASCAR tracks to look at what we've done to seal air track and ask us about what our program is because they're kind of astounded that literally at any surface can last this long. Who which is a great compliment, our team? It's a testament to how hard they. They work and that's the same group of people we've got additional part timers, but that's the same group of people that take care of eight hundred fifty acres, so it's not just a mile and a half track surface that they're interested in. They're interested in every nook and cranny of this place. It's a massive footprint.
"speedway" Discussed on CarStuff
"And asphalt patches, and it was just. It looks like a mess. It really does yeah, but when drive on it, it's relatively smooth and I know that that's not a race car. That has almost no suspension. Know as the body flexes about all it's got. So I know it's a lot rougher when you're in a race car, but we could barely feel anything when you're going around the track and the only time that I felt anything. And I thought this was really telling or not telling but. Rather is when we got to the The start finish line and we cross remember. We crossed the The logo that was painted on the attract surface. No, yeah at the Atlanta Motor speedway logo and the weird thing about this is that the logo has is probably the original logo. The track was built in nineteen. Sixty I think it was opened in nineteen, sixty built in nineteen, fifty eight. I would believe in a maybe this is not true, but it seems like they've just been adding and adding and adding to that paint since about nineteen sixty because then paint. That was the roughest part of our whole trip. then. Yeah, we're driving around and like every time we cross the start finish line full. Yeah, it was like is really rough, and it was just that giant logo. The painted on the track surface. The rest of it was, it was like not glass smooth, but it was smooth wastes moving. You think and so we get out of the truck. We get out of the the. US to kind of like you know. We're GONNA their word there to talk about the track surface we get out and Kurt and I are both kind of like kneeling down, and like rubbing her hands on the pavement and overdoing. Goofy right were feeling. It's a little bit rough. It's a little bit. You know. It's not as smooth as I thought it would be, but I went to the paint because I knew that felt weird and looked at it and I realized like over the years the layer after layer after layer that had been built up that paint had created kind of the original, and it was like it was definitely raised logo and it's. For sure the roughest part of that whole track, and besides what you would see you know all right. It looks like the whole thing's kind of again kind of a mess, but the paint is definitely the worst part, or you know how it is when when you think about fixing something like that. Why would you fix that paint? If you know you're already gonNA, fix the track as a matter of fact in twenty nineteen Motor speedway started to apply some some fixes to the cracks in the pavement. Yeah, they. They use this stuff called ticks. Oh fate odd. Yeah, you know what that's going to be brought up a little bit later in the interview. Yeah, yeah, this. What's it called? It's called ticks fix. Fault takes a fault and I think, Brandon. Hutchinson will mention this in the interview later about this type of product, and what it does and I've I've watched a couple of videos about ticks. Fault is Stroz strange like they put it on a piece of it looks like a piece of tile right when they put the ticks fall down, it repels the water. It pushes it away. You can see it physically the water away. Which is Kinda? Cool like? There's tiny hands just. Yeah exactly. That's it. It's as pushing it away. It's like a little squeegee or something that's not moving away and and Brandon will talk about the ticks Felton, and what that's all about, but you know another thing he mentions and again this will come up during the interview, but. There's very few people that actually are involved in the preservation of this whole thing right and it's not just the track surface. It's the whole facility which is enormous is eight hundred fifty square acres, and it's just twelve people that are maintaining the track and all of this property, and it's incredible to able to do this. Because like the surface, itself is really really knepper steen, but pretty darn close I mean they're really really good at what they do. Yeah and Brandon and an ED. We're both very very complimentary about the whole team in what they do to keep you know, keep on top of this whole thing and you know as far as the feedback from the drivers. Lot of drivers are really happy with the services. Well, they love it. Yeah, they want it to be repaid. No, some of them are. Kind of excited by the by the challenge of it, I guess driver Clint Boyer said that it's one of the reasons. ATLANTA. Motor speedway is one of his favourite racetracks. We have a quote from them. The worn out surfaces the best. I hate repave I. Get excited when we go there. The speed how the tires fall off higher able to run all over the race track. Make it great, and then another another driver Ryan Blaney says it's definitely a handful. It definitely makes you work hard and search route constantly, which is a lot of fun. It's an incredible facility. It really is and and Kurt. When you and I went there, there was so much more to. To it than I thought, there was now we'll get to the interview in just a few minutes. I promise you. We're going talk to Ed and Brandon and hear what they have to say, but I guess I did not expect this I didn't read up on it ahead of time. I should have I should have like really studied about what it was about but I. didn't understand that they're actually condos on the property. You can buy a condo that faces the track itself so that when if you own one of these properties? Their forty six Konno's that I think have been around since about nineteen ninety four, and if you own one of these forty six condos. You have essentially track front property. You're able to watch a race anytime. It happens, but you gotta live there all year. Probably somebody has decided that during race weekends. I'm going to show up to this condo and live there. My friends, and you know we'll have the essentially. The box seats may be retired. You know and you want to go during specific races, but I don't. I don't know if there's someone who lives there you know as like that's their main Domus, possibly, amy. Maybe it was a cool thing to do. Maybe it's still is i. mean it is a cool thing. Get is, but you know you gotta drive into this facility first of all I. It's in It's kind. kind of a rural area camped in Georgia secret. Look Up. Hampton Georgia and see where that is, and that's one thing I. Guess is kind of out of the way it's again about an hour south of Atlanta. Then you gotta drive into this eight hundred and fifty Acre facility. Then you've got park on the you know the facility property and imagine what that's like..
"speedway" Discussed on CarStuff
"I welcome to car stuff I'm your host Gut Benjamin? Ben, I'm Ben Bowling and I. Am Kurt Gerron. Guess what guys we went out finally. We finally got out in the field and we're able to do some interviews. Which I thought was pretty cool. We've done that in the past been many many years ago, right? We went out to a couple of car shows and things like that caffeine and octane. We also went to we. We've seen some exhibits of some pretty impressive cars. Now. When you say you went to the field, you and Kurt went to field because I was off doing something sketchy. Which I think you're out on vacation as some actually not a vacation. It's probably worked trip right? You were I. Think you're on the West Coast? That might have been when you're at the Peterson. Museum. Oh, yet you know what about your right? So I think you were like out cover that we were covering this kind of worked out well that you know we're older to do two things at one time. The Kurt I traveled about I. Guess is off what forty five maybe an hour south of where we're located right? Right now in this in the studio and we went to Atlanta. Motor speedway and there's an unusual situation. Now it a situation that really situation, but there's an unusual thing happening at Atlanta Motor speedway. That's not happening at many other NASCAR tracks on the circuit right now, and that's what we wanted to talk about right? That's right Scott, so we went to Atlanta Motor speedway and spoke with Ed Clark. WHO's the president there and we also talked to Brandon Hutchinson. He's the Executive Vice President and general manager of Atlanta Motor speedway. To get some information about their racing surface, it's very old, and they have very consciously made the decision not to pave it if I'm not mistaken Atlanta Motor speedway is either the oldest or the second oldest. I'm not sure track surface on the entire NASCAR circuit right now, and that's kind of a big deal because we're talking about a surface right now. That is about twenty three years old. Now put that into perspective. Think about how often you know. The the the local roads are paved. He around your area. We're talking about a nascar racing surface that they have left in place for over two decades now and they've talked many times. I'll say threatened, but it's not really threatened. They've talked about repaving this many many times in fact, the President Ed Clark and even Brandon talked about many times paving the surface, but what happens every time as they go to the drivers and the drivers say maybe not so fast. Maybe should hold off on because we like coming here. It's a big endeavor to make no bones about it right. The punishing environment of Atlanta is not kind to asphalt. No, I mean. It's nothing like in the north where there's like the freeze thaw cycle, or whatever but Atlanta's got the heat. It's got a lot of heat and there's a lot of rain, and apparently from what we garnered from the the interview that will. Will We'll get to later. We're GONNA have a lengthy interview in its entirety in just a moment I think that rain is one of the major factors in the deterioration of a track surface in a lot of times in a water will well up from underneath the track and kind of degrade or a ruin the track that way you know, there's like a like A. As I say it percolates through the cracks and the track, and were at the track Kurt and we'll talk about this in just a moment because I want to talk about the day we went there and what happened there. This is pretty fascinating is fun. But when we actually got to ride on the track and a lot of patches and lot of it's, it's not like it's a perfect surface. They're in no way. In fact, it's the opposite. It's re-. It's a really patched together. And Service. One of the most interesting things that I found was how rough it looks, versus how smooth the actual track is as far as dips and bumps year aren't many of those. Is relatively smooth rolling over. It is just I suppose it's just abrasive. Due to the aware of the asphalt over the years. Right, so you're talking about like when okay. Here's here's what happened and we should just lead into this song. I really do feel like we should. Because when we got there, we were there on a non race day. Of course you know as a as an off day for them. And of course there's a lot of operations going on in the office, and there's a lot happening there, but we had somebody that helped us out on track and able to drive US around a couple of laps and kind of give us a feel for the way the trek felt and we were in. What was it a Chevy Blazer maybe? A LATE MODEL SUV. He has a brand new like bright red. It looked like a you know. A fire engine Red Suv was pretty cool, but you know it has a streetcar suspension, so I was thinking like. This is a little bit soft. Anyway will not be able to feel a whole lot, but it was surprisingly smooth, and we got on the track. I mean it took a long time to get onto the track itself you know under the tunnel, and through the you know. The maze of turns and twists had to go through to get onto the track which road course they have course. Partially on the road course I, guess right at that point, but table to be able to get on the track, and then to be able to go. A couple laughs in the track at maybe I think we were going about seventy or eighty miles. An hour wasn't like top speed or anything, but we were able to kind of feel the track surface in looking at it. It looked like it was going. Going to be a lot rougher than it was it in looked like again. I keep saying this word bill is like a patchwork of tar and asphalt patches, and it was just. It looks like a mess. It really does yeah, but when drive on it, it's relatively smooth and I know that that's not a race car. That has almost no suspension. Know as the body flexes about all it's got. So I know it's a lot rougher when you're in a race car, but we could barely feel anything when you're going around the track and the only time that I felt anything. And I thought this was really telling or not telling but. Rather is when we got to the The start finish line and we cross remember. We crossed the The logo that was painted on the attract surface. No, yeah at the Atlanta Motor speedway logo and the weird thing about this is that the logo has is probably the original logo. The track was built in nineteen. Sixty I think it was opened in nineteen, sixty built in nineteen, fifty eight. I would believe in a maybe this is not true, but it seems like they've just been adding and adding and adding to that paint since about nineteen sixty because then paint. That was the roughest part of our whole trip. then. Yeah, we're driving around and like every time we cross the start finish line full. Yeah, it was like is really rough, and it was just that giant logo. The painted on the track surface. The rest of it was, it was like not glass smooth, but it was smooth wastes moving. You think and so we get out of the truck. We get out of the the. US to kind of like you know. We're GONNA their word there to talk about the track surface we get out and Kurt and I are both kind of like kneeling down, and like rubbing her hands on the pavement and overdoing..
"speedway" Discussed on CarStuff
"I welcome to car stuff. I'm your host Gut Benjamin Ben. I'm Ben Bowling and I am Kurt. Gerron guess what guys we went out. Finally we finally got out in the field. And we're able to do some interviews which I thought was pretty cool. We've done that in the past. Been many many years ago right. We went out to a couple of car shows and things like that right. Yeah Caffeine Octane. We also went to We we've seen some exhibits of some pretty impressive cars. Now when you say you went to the field you and Kurt went to field because I was off doing something. Sketchy which vacation as some actually. Not a vacation. It's probably worked trip right you were. I think you're on the west coast that might have been when you're at the Petersen Museum. Oh yet you know what about your right so I think you were like out cover that we were covering this kind of worked out. Well that you know we're older. Do two things at one time the curtain. I traveled about I guess is what forty five? Maybe an hour south of where we're located right now in this in the studio and we went to Atlanta Motor speedway. And there's an unusual situation. Now call it a situation that really situation. But there's an unusual thing happening at Atlanta Motor speedway. That's not happening at many other. Nascar tracks on the circuit right now and. That's what we wanted to talk about right. That's right Scott. So we went to Atlanta Motor speedway and spoke with Ed Clark. Who's the president there? And we also talk to Brandon Hutchison. He's the Executive Vice President and general manager of Atlanta Motor speedway to get some information about their racing surface. It's very old. And they have very consciously made the decision not to pave it if. I'm not mistaken. Atlanta Motor speedway is either the oldest or the second oldest. I'm not sure track surface on the entire NASCAR circuit right now and that's kind of a big deal because we're talking about a surface right now. That is about twenty three years old. Now put that into perspective. Think about how often you know the the. The local roads are paved he around your area. We're talking about a nascar racing surface that they have left in place for over two decades now and they've talked many times. I'll say threatened but it's not really threatened. They've talked about repaving this many many times. In fact the President Ed Clark and even Brandon talked about many times paving the surface. But what happens every time as they go to the drivers and the drivers say maybe not so fast. Maybe should hold off on because we like coming here. It's a big endeavor to make no bones about it right. The punishing environment of Atlanta is not kind to asphalt. No I mean it's nothing like you know In the north where. There's like the freeze thaw cycle or whatever but Atlanta's got the heat. It's got a lot of heat and there's a lot of rain and apparently from what we garnered from the the interview that will We'll get to later. We're GONNA have a lengthy interview in its entirety in just a moment. I think that rain is one of the major factors in the deterioration of a track. Surface in a lot of times in a water will well up from underneath the track and kind of degrade or a ruin the track that way you know. There's like a like a as I say it percolates through the cracks and the track and when we were at the track Kurt and we'll talk about this in just a moment because I want to talk about the day. We went there and what happened there. This is pretty fascinating is fun but when we actually get to ride on the track and a lot of patches and a lot of it's it's not like it's a perfect surface. They're in no way. In fact it's the opposite. It's re- it's a really patched together difficult service one of the most interesting things that I found was how rough it looks versus. How smooth the actual track is as far as dips and bumps. Year aren't many of those is relatively smooth rolling over. It is just. I suppose. It's just abrasive due to the aware of the asphalt over the years right so you're talking about like when okay. Here's here's what happened and we should just lead into this song. I really do feel like we should because when we got there we were there on a non race day. Of course you know as a as an off day for them and of course there's a lot of operations going on in the office and there's a lot happening there but we had somebody that helped us out on track and able to drive US around a couple of laps and kind of give us a feel for the way the trek felt and we were in. What was it a Chevy Blazer? Maybe a late model. Suv He has a brand new like bright red. It looked like a you know a fire engine red. Suv was pretty cool. But you know. It has a streetcar suspension. So I was thinking like this is a little bit soft anyway will not be able to feel a whole lot but it was surprisingly smooth and we got on the track. I mean it took a long time to get onto the track itself. You know under the tunnel and through the you know. The maze of turns and twists. He had to go through to get onto the track which road course. They have course partially on the road. Course I guess right at that point but table to be able to get on the track and then to be able to go a couple of laughs in the track at maybe I think we were going about seventy or eighty miles. An hour wasn't like top speed or anything but we were able to kind of feel the track surface in looking at it. It looked like it was going to be a lot rougher than it was it in looked like again. I keep saying this word bill is like a patchwork of tar and asphalt patches and it was just. It looks like a mess it really does. Yeah but when you drive on it. It's relatively smooth. I know that that's not a race car. That has almost no suspension. You know as the body flexes about all it's got so I know it's a lot rougher when you're in a race car but we could barely feel anything when.
"speedway" Discussed on Classic Races
"Optimize your power to on the job site or at home. Look for Irwin. Bits and blades. Straight tough from rough to finish now the cars lap of more down come in to make their stop. Such goes covers some of those first two. Jim Phillips WHO's been in here get Saturday and he's GonNa Chassis Joe. He's had a tough day today. Tony Stewart's sloppily again. Jamie Mayfield was in the pits for service. This also Johnny Benson Winston Kelly Ricky Craven back on a road. They're continuing to work on the right side of his machine. John Andretti had his car on pit road. The second time around along with Kevin Harvick got some of the other machines. Jimmy Spencer Matt Kissed just missed getting back on the lead lap. Couldn't quite get around teammate. Kurt Busch Bush who had checked up a little bit coming off turn four guys did get their lap back back on the lead lap cancer. Not One of them Steve Park and Casey Atwood also coming in this time. Four tires and fuel Tony Joe Nemechek in on this independent road also wreck Bifida Brett Bodine. We saw hut strickland. Jeff Burton Steve Grissom. Also the cars ars of Robby Gordon Rick Mass Terry Bonnie and Mike. Skinner and I mentioned wasn't sure if it was four tires or two on the sterling Marlin machine they did take four tires so an excellent. Let's stop for Sterling Marlin Dale Jarrett. It's assumes the lead after some quit work on pit road. Kurt Busch drops back to second sterling. Marlin third Jimmy. Johnson fourth. The Rusty Wallace in V. Six spill Elliott's seventh to Ricky Rudd. Jeff Gordon is eighth. Mark Martin Ninth and Dave Blaney Tenth. Michael Waltrip Shows Eleventh Jeff Green Twelfth Right now just twelve cars being scored on the lead lap. One hundred forty four laps complete. You're at California. Today's broadcast of the NAPA auto parts. Five hundred on radio is brought to you in part by seventy six gasoline makings of the official fuel of Nascar by Ford. The official truck of NASCAR is built Ford tough by Coca Cola. The official SOFTDRINK OF NASCAR FANS and by Pfizer. Men's health tuneup for life light bill crossed over to the columns to not far away from a restart here at California speedway Fontana California Dale Jarrett. All right will lead them down to the line alongside the lap car of Jeremy Mayfield. Green Flag Air Jarrett and Kurt Busch hot pursuit as a storm off torture number. One aren't intern. One has happened. Carling conquer Bush. WHO's dealing with some of the lap traffic to his inside? There'd be Jeremy Mayfield Sterling Marlin is in the third spot on Jimmy Johnson. Turn to add Kurt Busch right behind him. They'll run wanted to both up against the outside outside retaining wall Bush the first one to peak to the inside but he'll let Dale Jarrett his Carl. Here's a big problem for Bill Elliott. He restarted the sixth position. He's followed back to the rear of the field now. Just barely rolling. Here's the cubs off. Turn four the field storms by him. Dale Jarrett leads. Kurt Busch the second sterling Marlin third Jimmy Johnson. Fourth and fifth is Rusty Wallace. Let's pause ten seconds for station identification on the motor racing network. Joe Born Dave Moody here at the California speedway along with Dan Hubbard and Paul Bartholomew covered the action force in the turns. Jim Phillips Winston Kelly. Tony Zuhdi working the pit lane here. Today we've completed ten Dan Rather we've had ten Lee changes among six different drivers only two cautions have waived so far today and there are one hundred and three laps to go before the caution caution Kurt Busch and moved out to a fifteen second lead now. It is Dale Jarrett pulling away by six tenths of a second over Kurt Busch Sterling Marlin Jimmy Johnson and Rusty Wallace. Who told you there is a problem for Bill Elliott? What that was Tony? It was a vibration. They felt a tire coming down so they came down took on four tires and now another car hits Pit Road Hut strictly gums by me. The car's not running. They're going under the hood. We'll get an update on that in a moment speak of the battle for the second spot and turn three that's fair curling. Marlin is hot Running on the outside of the traffic Kurt Busch right up next to that outside retaining wall where he spent pretty comfortable all afternoon long. He's got the LAP car. Bill Elliott between himself and Sterling. Marlin Joe a little bit surprising here. Kurt Busch was so dominant. Lost the lead on a pit stop now. Dale Jarrett has begun the leg out. It's over over over a second lead now for DJ as he works to no doubt about it was still concerned. I talked about the clean air. And it's working to Dale Jarrett's advantage right now is he's got a fifteen over. Kurt Busch another lap star before where you get to sterling Marlin various proved time and time again. As you get out front that clean air you can pull away. Dj Proven it right now as he stretches out his lead by nearly a second over Kurt Busch sterling work at subtract. He's back into third position trying to keep up before those to get lost. Sterling Marlin is being a little bit frustrated. Not really close enough up to get around the Latte machine of Bill Elliott Moreland work in that higher screen to not close enough to Dale Jarrett. It took Jimmy Johnson and Long Time but now he sees the rear end of the sterling Marlin machine Jimmy Johnson running in that edition trying to get Shirley Marlin Johnson down on the the racetrack is that'd be an early afternoon for Hud. Strickland push the hills brothers coffee dodge behind bit wall. They're headed for the garage. Area Tony Zuhdi. What's the story now? The motor just shut off. They're not really sure what it is until they get back into the Roger not having a great run but was running back hill between twenty and twenty fifth. Today's the disappointing. Finish to what was going to be just a promising day for the hills. Brother Dodge exciting racing here today at the California speedway gets exciting every week. We go to Nascar Western Cup racing but it never gets as exciting as it. Does we run the All star race each year though Winston at the lowes motor speedway. That's just a few weeks away from now rich beggar. RJR At Winston the Sports Marketing Enterprises folks with us here today and I know you guys are getting excited new rules new format for the event and it's right here a couple of weeks away it just three weeks out right now joe. I just want to tell the fans out there that when we announced a new format for the wisdom of the ages was that fans vote on the inversion process into sake with three ask dot com is going to open up the voting polls this week so fast easy to log on NASCAR DOT com going there and vote fans have talked tobacco. We've talked about it in the media but what kind of questions drivers asked you about. What kind of feedback are you getting for them? We're getting great feedback from the drivers we when we started looking at the format changes. We've talked to some some of them just to try to get their input and they were all excited about it and we've talked a couple more since we announced the format changes and these guys are all excited about. I think it's going to be a very very excited enough and They're ready to go all. The format may change the procedures may change but the one constant in the Winston his cash. Big Cash at the right now we we are now seven hundred fifty thousand thousand dollars to the winner segment three and then we have money for this segment winters so forth also qualified on Friday evening. Rich it's an. We're looking forward to just three weeks. Away Course Orion radio will be there to bring it to the folks live. It's going to be a great line of racing. I'm sure that if anybody can get there they'll want to go because everyone who's ever been to a Winston has really enjoyed. It'd be I think that's a great event for fans that are maybe on the borderline right now not hardcore fan yet but if they come to Winston they'll become a hardcore fan all right. We'll be there with you. Thanks Salah for stopping by. Thanks again for your support. Nascar Winston Cup racing and the Winston. Thank you have you down there and a couple of weeks. I four to it as well just about three weeks away. We'll go to Richmond next week. Take a week off her mother's Day and then we start off the two weeks at Lowe's motor speedway. The first event of those two weeks is the running of the Winston Rich Beggar of sports marketing enterprises in R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. Kurt Busch turned up the wick on the Sharpie rubbermaid forty right side. Damage that piece of driving by Kenzo Keeps Dewalt. Machine pointed in the right direction. Running slowly banana can come back up to to speed on the back straightaway. Kurt Busch Saint George's back on the hunt. He was having some trouble hunting down Dale Jarrett. He's got a couple of lap cars closing in on a couple of more. It's he tries to chase down. Dj and turn one. Is the caution flag. Flies would almost bet we've got some debris on the track where the seventeen car slap the wall in turn to. It'll take a couple of laps. APPS TO CLEAN UP. The track. Might be a good break for Jeremy. Mayfield who was off the pace. We told you his teammate. Bill Eliot had a problem earlier they got him back out there then Mayfield at slowed just before that caution will cover in some of those stories in a bullet back at California speedway ninety three laps remaining of Anapa auto parts five hundred and Dave Blaney has pull the rabbit out of his hat on pit road. During that round of pitstops Blaney comes back out as the leader of the race over sterling Marlin Rusty Wallace Jimmy Johnson Kurt Busch drops all the way back to the number five position. And we're down to only eleven cars on the lead lap here with ninety three laps to go in today's event it's give you a little one of those Eleven cars it's blaney sterling Marlin Rusty Wallace Jimmy Johnson and Kurt Busch the front five mark. Martin runs in six. Dale Jarrett has seventh. Ricky Rudd is eight. Jeff Gordon Ninth. Tenth is Michael. Waltrip and eleventh is Jeff of green one lap down on twelfth has bill Elliott Thirteenth is Ryan. Newman fourteenth is John. Andretti fifteenth is Johnny Benson and Sixteenth. Kyle Petty Ward Burton runs in Seventeenth. Kevin Harvick the eighteenth nineteenth. Is Jerry Naidoo. Steve Park is twentieth twenty-first. Now Matt Kenseth twenty seconds. Jeff Burton Greg Baffled. Twenty-third Twenty-fourth Terry Labonte. Twenty-fifth is Robby Gordon. twenty-six Joni but check on twenty seven twenty eight this Dale Earnhardt Jr. Point Nine Jimmy Spencer and thirtieth Elliott Sadler. Casey Atwood Thirty First Thirty Second Mike Skinner. Thirty third to Steve grissom Jeremy Mayfield. Thirty four thirty fifth is body. Hamilton thirty-six is Tony Stewart. Thirty Seventh Rick. Mass thirty eight is Bobby Hamilton. Send out of the race in thirty nine Strickland Ricky Craven still behind the wall in fortieth forty first stacy compton followed by Shauna Robinson and Kenny. Schrader Tim Phillips. What was the problem for Jeremy? Mayfield Jelly racial just while ago. Then if the left rear wheel lose on his car and he had to come in and make it earlier pitstop and that got him out of secrets another vibration problem for Jerry Mayfield so by field back out on the race track number of laps down. He's running now in the thirty fourth worth possession. Getting Ready for the re start here with Will be ninety one laps to go so far very competitive race with seven lead changes among seven drivers. I think the the Most telling of anything is the great lead. The Kurt Busch build up fifteen seconds had a huge lead but lost it on a pit stop was never quite able to regain that something that I'm sure Dave Blaney is hoping continues right now because pulled a little chicanery on the pit stop and got himself the lead. We'll see now if the Jasper Ford can do. What just about every other leader before it today has been able to pull out a big lead now? Bill Eliot is on the Taylor lead lap. He's just in front of the race. Leader Dave Blaney. You'll try to stay up there and stay the on the lead lap at might hurt blinis efforts in trying to pull away from the field and get that huge lead like all other leaders have done today green flag waving back at it here. The NAPA auto parts five hundred Bill Elliott on the tail end of the lead lap. Leads the pack down toward number one with Dave Blaney trying to clear view Russia's deterrent one of the random. Look up front Dave lady showing the way Sterling Marlin wise in the second spot rusty Wallace is in third. Jimmy Johnson is in fourth. But he's getting some competition. Kurt Busch in your four cars run single file making your five single pile. Then there are two three even four y down the back straightaway fighting for position. Phil.
"speedway" Discussed on The Final Lap
"Fun. When you hear people talk about going to your website <hes> as much as people do so. That's it makes me feel good. Let's get into <hes> this weekend. It's it's kinda. Big the guy here <hes> yeah just a little bit. I mean you normally have the prestige you normally have the history that goes along with brickyard but now there's another added layer to that. Yes a added layer of the onion this is this is the the playoff. Will it all here. The regular season ends here in the playoffs begin after afternoon appaluse. That'll be a fun twist. I think they needed it because we built it up year after year after year. Oh it's about the history it's about the prestige d._j. And then the race fell flat yeah yeah no. I totally agree now. It's like well. They're they gotta get done. I mean somebody could win this thing and propel themselves into the playoffs. Yeah i mean you're looking at guys like jimmy. Johnson heck even chris butchers on a pretty good tara. All of a sudden you have one of these guys sneaks up and in and takes it and and this throws things way off if that happened so <hes> a lot to a lot to raise for here in indianapolis this week one team team that you might want to keep an eye on joe gibbs racing. They've won three of nascar's biggest races in twenty nineteen. <hes> kicking the season off with denny hamlin at the daytona five hundred mark insurance tricks junior then took checkers at the coke six hundred charlotte and then of course <hes> last weekend eric jones winning the southern five hundred at darlington so <hes> <hes> this weekend indianapolis motor speedway one of the most prestigious race tracks in all the world. I have a feeling we could see j._r. Car run very strong. There are maybe and with a number eighteen on it possibly no way yeah. He's known to run strong in two years in a row. He did <hes> one of those years being the year. He won the championship so <hes> he he's definitely always stout when we go to when we go to indianapolis there's something about actually indianapolis drivers that win there air and eventually win the cup. It's th there's a stat in there somewhere yeah a lot of times. The person who wins the brickyard ends up either going to win the championship or pretty close and i be you know even with the current playoff format as hard as it is to predict things.
"speedway" Discussed on The Final Lap
"This is the final lap weekly on final lap with us. Today is matt di benedetto eto coming up at amazing weekend at bristol motor speedway. Welcome to the program once again. Thanks for having me all right. <hes> few days of past things have settled down <hes> take us through those closing laps. They must have been thrilling for you. I am so sad afterward not be able to get my guys that victory lane but <hes> oh man it was crazy. We had such a good car. We worked. I you know and my crew chief wheels. We are you know working on it and getting it better throughout the night and then win unaccounted we i mean mail that he made the perfect adjustment and if fired off like a rocket there at the end and and we were able to drive from fourth and grabbed the lead lead and then <hes> you know got up there and and held it off and then <hes> i thought was coming down the closing laps you know danny was obviously he was fast <hes> but we were you know we could you know when i got some clear racetrack. We could match my laptop and i'm like okay. I think we're all right and we maintained around a second leap for for a while. There and i'm like guard i think we're we're good and then <hes> i was catching newman to lap him and i knew that was gonna be a tough obstacle to overcome and i knew i could get by him. Quick back <hes> that that would put him in between me and denny and and there was clear racetrack out there in front of him so i knew like all right if i get in front of him where we're home clear and the steel <hes> <hes> we got it <hes> and then obviously <hes> you know there was contact there when i got to the outside stuff me and that that cost us the shot so stunk dunk put you know it's just a start racing and everything has to go your way for free to get the win. That's for sure that's for sure why is newman so hard to pass. Why is he so stubborn. The races and i watched him since i was a kid. You know everybody's always known that about new at. He's just one of those guys that he doesn't discriminate so he does it to everybody. Races just <hes> really hard and racing hard is <hes> you know that's that's racing <hes> so it's not like you complain about is just <hes> <hes> you know everybody has their different outlooks on situations situations like that i try and <hes> you know if the reverse situation i try and just be courteous about dictate tate the outcome of a race and i try and gain respective everybody that i'm racing around because when it is the flip situation you know then you know that that they can a pay you back and paid dividends for earning respect of others and that's how i try and do it just doesn't have that outlook and that's just how he's always been in that <hes> you know nothing i can complain about. It's just <hes> you know. Everybody has their different theories and outlooks on how to race all right so nothing personal. I guess hey you you went ahead and did the upstanding thing and visited victory elaine <hes> with denny hamlin there. How'd that go does awesome dinnie the i've i've told people as i don't know if anyone could possibly ever understand how how genuinely good of a person that danny is see. He's <hes> he actually sponsored by race car when i drove for go fast racing thirty two you a couple of years ago and got because he did that. It's spread the word <hes> reaching out to corporate america because we were unsponsored <hes> and for race and approach actually throws a curve ball and sponsored our car and it created a crazy story and we got a primary sponsor out of it. I think a poker at the time for six audience's <hes> and that <hes> and that was that was big for our race team and for those guys and that's the kind of person that danny is i and when i went up there to victory lane that's the memory that all field remember for the rest of my life and he's somebody i have so much respect for i went up there and talk to him.
"speedway" Discussed on The Final Lap
"As his website toby christie dot com <hes> <hes> the folks in nascar go to toby christie dot com now to find out the latest. It's it's amazing how he is <hes> built up that website and made needed awesome for you guys the fans as well as those actually in nascar in the garage area drivers and and and so on so check that out toby christie dot com and <hes> if you wanna if you found this the show by accident through a friend at the water cooler whatever <hes> there is a way to subscribe to this podcast the final lap weekly gli and it's pretty easy. All you have to do is whatever podcasting directory you've found us on. We're pretty much all of them. At this point. I mean we've been around. We've been doing this. This is is episode four eighty four. Can you believe that if you've been listening for four hundred eighty four episodes thank you. I mean seriously thank you even if you've been listening for you know a quarter of that. Thank you very much. It really means a lot to to myself as well as toby but man five hundred eighty four weekly episodes. I think that goes back eleven years. That's how long we've been doing this show and giving you all the latest in the world of nascar and getting you ready for for races and rumors and so many driver interviews. I can't even count at this point. Oh by the way i'm going to be going to las vegas in just a week or so so <hes> gonna be stockpiling a bunch of of <hes> driver interviews there. I've got a bunch lined up already so <hes> look for for driver interviews coming your way in in in the coming weeks so anyway subscribe to the podcast on your favorite <hes> directory. It doesn't cost anything and wire. They're giving us a five star review if that platform supports that i know that they don't all support that but a lot of them do and if if you can give us a review even better we like good reviews. That's for sure so so check that out and that's that's italian. How podcasting works we're on apple. Podcasts run spotify lots of folks listening to us on spotify now and it's super easy because what's nice about is you're listening to music. You've got your playlists. You're all set. Oh i feel like a podcast. In fact i feel like listening to toby and then kerry the final weekly in fact so <hes> you could do all that now now on spotify and apple podcast google play <hes> stitcher iheartradio there. We're everywhere go. Check that out and today we're gonna talk talk about the darlington as well as indianapolis motor speedway this coming weekend <hes> the entire season is coming down to this weekend. It's it's gonna be exciting. You know indianapolis is is prestigious in its own right and when they had the the the race during the regular season it's still in the regular season but now it's got a lot more meaning meaning we always talked about the prestige and the history and all that stuff and sometimes the race fell flat now you've got all that stuff the prestige asian and everything that goes along with indianapolis motor speedway and and the history and all that stuff and now they've added another layer another layer to the racing that you know it's playoff playoff time you you gotta go for the win if you don't have one and you got to maintain your points if you're you're right there on the bubble we'll talk about all that later on in the program so lots lots going on in the world of nascar racing but to last week and darlington speedway darlington south carolina the track too tough to tame the lady in black black and home of three wide racing. Did you see that how exciting was that race. So cool you know in in pass races that the history history of that particular track it was up on the wall and that's your groove single file. You gotta run next to the wall. You gotta do it. Kyle larson style this year. It seemed to be <hes> passing all over the race track so a very delayed start because of the rain i mean it was it was coming down. It didn't look like this race was gonna go go at all <hes> but it did <hes> late sunday evening into monday morning as when the checkered flag finally flew so a double day of racing <hes> so that's that's pretty cool. Fans stayed packed house. Lots of lots of fans actually decent t._v. Ratings are checking this. I don't know if you if you caught this but the tv ratings for nascar <unk> have steadily.
"speedway" Discussed on NASCAR on NBC
"This is a change this year Marcus for Charlotte Motor Speedway next year. We're certainly looking at the possibility of the drafting package being used it at number of NASCAR races in Charlotte, Motor Speedway being one. Where do you see things unfolding for twenty nineteen on that front? Are you expecting that for the six hundred week? I am optimistic and based on all the fan feedback that we've had. I think the fans are hopeful. I know you may get some hate mail. I might get some, you know that some art, but I can't please everybody all the time. I learned that quick aside. I learned emphatically that you can't please everybody all the time when we put in speedway TV it all Motor Speedway. The biggest TV in the world. This amazing, you know, element of fan fan amenities at the track. We actually got complaints from a few from just a few very few people, but some people actually complained that it was other too bright or they couldn't see it. You know, from where they were sitting and it was it just sort of certified that? Yes. In fact, you can't please everybody all the time. So so that being a fact, I think that the drafting packages you call it, it works so great for the all star race. If that happens for next year, I'm really optimistic about this year with the exception of Michigan. Seems like there've been some great racist lately. Vegas was awesome because it was great trucks, expanded Cup, fantastic, raising all weekend in Cup. I mean, Indianapolis, I, that was good. It was good. Bristol was excellent. So I wonder as you make the case for, let's move to a different rules package. Does that case get harder to make Marcus or does NASCAR maybe need to have more trepidation about ruling this out at too many tracks next year given that it seems like the current package? I mean, like you said Vegas when if your tracks, I mean, would you wanna see the drafting package now? Vegas. Given how? Well, last week's playoff opener win. I would. I would. I think NASCAR as a sport. If you look back over the decades changes are part of the sport. And there's a lot of benefit with throwing some new challenges at the teams. The smartest people will figure out the package and the new rules faster than than others that just happens over time. And so have you think about NASCAR is the only sport where the competitors as part of the expected competition work to get around the rules, right? Whatever you call it, get around the rules, usurp the rules do things that take advantage of the rules they're given, and you know, no other sport is like that basketball football a line is align. The ball is the ball. You know, the NASCAR version of NBA would be that one team spends millions of dollars to invent a laser-guided system that always puts the ball in the hoop, right? And if the book didn't say, you can't do that, then boom. You know, every other team has to spend millions and millions of dollars on the laser guided system. Obviously, he's not going to happen in MBA, but NASCAR. If you can do that, that's part of the rule. That's just the way it is that in racing, generally that's kind of how it works. So if you'd be set the rules and you never went back to adjust them, how fast is too fast, you know, eventually you've got to sort of pull back the the rules and reset and let the challenge start again. And I think that's kind of the way that NASCAR has to officiate the game. They have to stay one step ahead even when the racing's really good. Yeah, you have to stay whether it's stay one step ahead or just sort of wipe the slate clean and say, start again, you know, and here's a new challenge to go at and of course the the smartest folks, the people that have, you know the most inside and development with their with their team. Teams, we'll figure it out again and and that will sort of the the cream of the top. Not only do we have the wroval here markets, but we've also got a new touch..