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Toby and Davey Takeover

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Toby and Davey Takeover

"This is the final weekly suturing. The latest NASCAR racing news driver interviews rate freeview opinions discussion Russian rumors and more now. Here's Carrie Murphy totally crispy coming is talking racer. DFL W is on. You have found the place where we talk about all things NASCAR. My Name's Kerry Murphy Longtime Nascar Media member in syndicated radio host of things the final lap co host for the show is Toby Christie Nascar editor for the final LAP DOT com social media director from all things at the final APP. Are you sir. Ready to get into this off. Season is almost over. We are weeks away from the rumble of stock cars officially on the race track definitely definitely. I noticed that you did not give me plug in my website. There you trying to trying to edge out out here. What's going on not at all? I figure we get it in throughout the The show enough. And we're GONNA do news of the week here brought to you by toby. Christie DOT COM. So there you go. I was handed over the MIC. To you and to David Segal and you guys took over a couple of segments so smoke on the program. Yeah that's GonNa be good as a great great to chat with Davy. It always is longtime listener in the show. Now a media member himself and He brings a lot of knowledge. A lot of insight. And it's a good chat. You WanNA listen to it. I sensed a Makia Tori tone toward the beginning of the segment towards it was towards me and I. I have have a problem with that. You do what because I couldn't defend myself won't here's your chance man well but that's not the same. It's not a real real time conversation going on or anything like that. See I think we did. We even credited you for your surgical strikes at the race track. I I think that's genius to be honest. But that's because I came up with it. Yeah Davey was quite impressed that we had a term for it more. Yeah why not. Yeah I mean why in the world you guys stick around the media center all weekend long is beyond me. That's a good question is beyond you actly. Anyhow this is going to be a very interesting program we're going to kind of bounce back between Me and toby and Davey and toby and I think we're going to wrap up with little. Ah Kyle Larson at the end suite. Ma'am it's a pretty well rounded. Show all right. Well let's get into it. I mean this is pretty huge news to kick things off NASCAR That sport that we talk about all the time they're going to go to Indianapolis Motor speedway but that's not the news. Whoa let's let's let's that Roger Penske tell the News News? It's his track now. So it's his announcement so let's let's kick it off with Roger Number One We've decided I to go to run on Saturday. The Pennzoil race will be on the road. Course not on the oval and we'll run the brickyard four hundred or run on the Ovallis as normal all on Sunday so to me. It's a change We went to the NASCAR people. They've looked at In Our road course will run the road course similar to what we do with the indy cars. Arjun we'll have a car battle talk about it to do some testing but we think that's a big change something that we want our fans to look at this and see if this is something that they watch this in the future and certainly Justin. We'll talk about it. Some great racing and guess what the five hundred was the five hundred Shaw Auto Hamady decades and once the decision was made to move Nascar and we felt that we wanted to take it to the next level. We've had some great racing here on the weekend. The brickyard weekend but we think with concerts the road course. On on Saturday and the Oval on Sunday. We'll make a big difference for our fans and certainly for our TV v partner so again. We're excited Doug thank you and this team here. We've talked about it. We know that we can turn this track. Think about it turning it from an oval into a road course. It's not easy but our team can do that here. So we're excited to announce at this morning and here's Roger with more. Is You know NASCAR with brought to the speedway and in how many weekends been here over the last. How many years every year since one thousand nine hundred ninety four and to think about what we could do do with Ben and his team at Nascar to make a difference and I think that's one of the things that I've tried to tell the team here we're going to invest Now and the five hundred and the brickyard for fan experience not about revenue but for fan experience and I think one of the things we need to do do you say what can we do different and sitting down with with a NASCAR team and our team we decided. What can we do to make this brickyard weekend different? And as you know it's a Independence Day Memorial Day just Month or so before that and the men and women who serve armed forces and the first responders or the top of the list so we felt what could we do to connect and I think we'll be announcing things as we go forward to connect that great group of people let do so much for our country but with that getting together with Nascar we felt with our relationship. NASCAR as we've been a track owner. I remember when Uh Bill France Junior and Lynn Kugler rupp at Michigan. And we were GONNA maybe cancel. The first NASCAR is with the Michigan Track and they begged me to run. It was the best thing we ever did. And I guess since then we've developed a relationship with the France family and everyone else they're just spent amazing and the changes ages that NASCAR is making to make their product better. He said what can we do here. So we'll talk about that as we go forward but to me. It's the fourth of July weekend. It's the military it's our fans and certainly the people here that make a difference so in case you didn't hear the news Roger bought the the race track and that sale was final on January six. Then they're already going going ahead and doing stuff. Yeah they're making some sweeping changes here all of a sudden one of the things. Obviously he mentioned it in case you missed it xfinity series racing on the road course on the same weekend as the brickyard four hundred now. Let's take that apart. There's a few cool things in their first of all We've been calling us for for this for a while. Then we want to see road. Course racing at Indy. Yeah Yeah definitely the question. I have is the logistics of it. All because you've got transformed format from a road course to an oval write several several times throughout the weekend. Because there's practice sessions for both in qualifying sessions for both so. Yep and that's the second part right that I wanNA do on unpacked. They say that he is very confident. That his team there We'll be able to do that in ninety minutes. And I'm sure the team was like great. Awesome thanks the last man. What are you doing seriously? We've never done this before. Are you crazy. So that's really cool yet. Exciting exciting things going on at the race track. I mean he could have bought the place and said all right status quo whereas my paycheck you Merle. TV's instead instead. I mean the changes are going to have. RV camping for the first time in the bill which is huge. That is huge. Low all kinds of stuff concerts. It's I mean they're making this rumor. That lights are coming well. Jeez that's about time. That's a big track. Though Kerry it's been around since the seventeen hundreds yes it has yes it has basically what do you mean it's a big track Daytona has them Daytona has it. It's it's it's hard to explain with a flat track. You have to have a lot more lighting because you don't have the banking to kind of help project. The lights that are coming from the inside inside and outside of the track a little bit more of a challenge flat track. This is twenty twenty. We can do anything. That's a good point. I mean Tesla thing we should be able to do anything. I could say that because I have nothing to do with it and nor do I care how it how it works just expected well. Hell is expecting his team to be able to transform it from the road course to the Oval Ninety minutes. Should Bill Lights Up. I mean one I say they go to Roswell on earth one of those fancy. UFO's that crashed and they can just kinda hover over the race track with all their lights. I think Michigan Tang string lights above the track. That need a lot of those because they've got those fence on the outside and inside the catch fence Indianapolis so you could use those to kind of tether year string lights to the kind of cool. How about just require everybody with their smartphones to turn on their flashlights? ooh that'd be cool. And all the campers and the Infield turn their lights on right Have everybody join in on the fun. That's the point of why he's having campers in the Infield all of a sudden right exactly. That was the whole plan where you're gonNA need your headlights. That's that's it's In in fine print on the contract as you come in though he hands you a brand new set of led headlights but then you have to install them. That's hard well. I'm I'm sure he would have a group of guys that can get it onto ninety minutes for you there you go. We'll have a line or something so big things going on at Indianapolis Motor speedway really cool to see and and the fact that he right up front in the teleconference said they're putting money towards the fans I the fan experience. That's big. That's huge especially for Indianapolis which has been more by the prestige for so long and Just of the the the legacy of the track now. It seems like they're working after going after the race fans and trying to give them a reason to want to keep coming back for more. Yeah that doesn't work anymore. The Pristine we've tried to talk that up to death and it doesn't work now backing me early nineties when they first got there ninety four all the way up to about tire gate in two thousand eight that worked but once the tire stop working on the cars that one year that was pretty much it for India as far as NASCAR goes so this this is big that they're they're kind of putting you know the the branches out there trying to reach to the fans and I think the fans pretty receptive to this is awesome. They're actually trying something which is something? You don't really see an apple do very often and that speaks volumes to the new owner of the track so NASCAR also had some big news as well this week A new rules package for short tracks and road course competition. They're going to I. Guess reduce the spoiler from lightning McQueen down to almost nothing one extreme stream to the other. It's just crazy right of course. Well IT'S NASCAR changes to the front splitter and this is the most exciting I mean a as a race fan. This is the change that you will. You'll be looking for the radiator pan is going to be changing. ooh Yeah. It doesn't salary but it does affect the air that goes below the car. So I knew you care about this. I knew you'd care about this. We'll have downforce effect which is nice because there will be less downforce on cars cars and this is of course Changes that are being play at just the road courses and any track under one point zero five eight miles Why why why did they they come up with this weird number I wondered? That's just all the mile tracks and under because a couple of them like this phoenix. Just barely over a mile. Still I know New Hampshire is for sure new. Hampshire's got that exact SPEC. I believe in that weird so to Hampshire Weird thinks. Oh so now we have. It is definitive. Yeah Phoenix is a short-track. No I mean that's still to be debated I think anything anything over three quarters of miles definitely short-track Or anything over that is definitely not a short-track but whatever so this is huge though because we had some really dismal racing at the venues where we typically had great racing in years past so we put these huge boilers on it. It disturbed air so badly that nobody could get around anybody. It was just follow the leader all day long so now this brings things back to the two thousand seventeen two thousand eighteen days where we were having really good runs in great races at racetracks and when you parlay that together with the mile and a half package age which has huge boiler which actually keeps the field closer together and we saw some pretty good mount a half raises this past year. This should be huge. Yeah yeah I I'll. I'll get excited. When I see the radiator pan here is looking dat look at that piece of machinery and of course no comparison to what it looked like before the new one? Yeah exactly YEP. That's I'm in the garage area. What what what are you doing there? I just I got a check out the radiator Peter. Pan Man I have to see it got to see it take pictures. Put It on social media. Hey Dale Juniors go back in a race car. He's your guy so lets you take take The rest of the story. Yeah we already knew this but This season the in so he'll be in the number eight machine Virginia Sports like he's done since he retired. pill run one race with a yellow paint scheme. Helman's of course the discounting the company he's bringing him back for more So he'll be running At homestead added this year which is earlier in the season so march twenty first. You won't have to wait very long series race So that'll be interesting. He's been running pretty good in these one off races. He does each year. So you'd imagine attract like homestead. Were the high line is the preferred method of getting around. He'd be pretty good there. This must be rough for you. Why well he's your favorite driver? Okay and probably the material on earth that you hate the most. Yeah the mayonnaise. Yes yes oh man. How'd you remember that just like you remember everything about me? I file stuff away as well. That's great yeah mayonnaise. disgusts me. It's all but if they want to sponsor that all they want to sponsor I'll even eat the mayonnaise if they want us just ball of it with a spoon and I'll be like it's so tasty. HD Two. Yeah so I don't know what it is but it's the consistency of it. It just feels like blubber and and it just has like this void of taste. It's weird and it is always maybe want to gag if I ever get any as near my mouth and and the really troubling thing about this when my wife got pregnant and With Landon the thing. She craved the most was. This is disgusting even if few black man as so prepare for this canned chicken so a whole chicken in a can you saw you sludge out of the can it comes out with jared the sound effects anyway so it hits the plate and she wanted this on a sandwich with loads of mayonnaise. And I'm just grossed out and of course I have to make this thing because you know oh my gosh. I don't know how I made it. And so then my my health continues because now I have a son and of course the only dipping sauce. He likes his dipping sauce. Choice of course mayonnaise Mayonnaise mayonnaise. That is too funny. That is where Iran and I think it's a case of it if you've got a case of it from helmets because their sponsor you'd be good with it. Of course. Yeah I died down at. It'd be great and even share with my son all right so we've got to make room for you and David Segal coming up. So I'm GONNA GONNA do the lightning round of news of the week from Tony Christie Dot Com. So you just sit back and relax. Okay Okay Cool Hawk. next-gen stockcar took the track for the twenty any twenty one season Eric Jones was at homestead Miami. speedway testing that thing out blue black red pin striping on the Front Jt dorothy racing as a new kroger. uh-huh paint scheme for Ricky stenhouse junior bunch of colors on their True X has the Auto owners insurance on border his number Nineteen car eight races. That's a lot he also whereas a new bass pro Paint scheme that's also cool Jeff. Green he's a two thousand and xfinity series champion he's going to be racing the thirty eight Daytona Todd Gill. And you know that's the son of a a previous front row motorsports driver. He's GonNa be driving the thirty eight F one fifty For their new truck series program Rolex twenty four twenty four rolexes will be handed out this weekend Justin Haley's GonNa Attempt to Daytona five hundred for call gracing ARCA series Did some stuff last weekend. Haley Degan was on the track. Everybody's excited lots of photos. Baba Walla's all says new crew. Chief this is a whole paragraph Jerry. Baxter I am not that worried. That rows fenway racing with the big net guy and the number six car wyndham rewards. uh-huh Ryan Newman and he had a funny Pun and his quote. I don't really care to read that and I think you and David Segal talk about. David Reagan's retirement didn't last very long in in fact he didn't even miss a race he's going to be at the Daytona five hundred Solid done man. That's a lot of stuff when you start compiling. What else happened? Well there's no way we were going to discuss thus that it'd be four hours that's true because I have a long twenty minutes thing for every little topics so right all right you and he Will take over the program for two segments in a row on T. F. W. I'll see on the back end Mike us at facebook dot com slash the final lap like us This is the final land. Weekly Christofle weekly here. This week with the guy who's returning to the show you've used to listen to the show. I think he still does. Confirm that Last time you're on we asked you a question and you responded on twitter. So that's good David Segal. How're you doing doing well? Toby thank thank you for having me on the show graphs on sick hunter. That's a heck of a milestone. I know you weren't there for all of them but you're there for the majority of them. I I've been there. You're not day one but I've been an early adopter of the final half weekly so pleasure to be along for the ride with you. That's awesome and and you know carry pretty well at this point to doing doing the Astros. I've done feels like six hundred talking to that guy that many times. Oh Gee that's on twice at the racetrack. It felt like twelve hundred. The fact back to you. Sign of the racetracks impressing me doesn't stay at the racetrack. Mary long when he goes. I know yeah I was Kinda baffled by that like he showed up for a couple of days I mean he says on the show he shows up Jeff just stuff gets forty days and heads out. I mean you gotta respect that if the Hustle. Yeah he calls it a surgical strike. I don't know a strike for sure. Because when he gets out quick definitely definitely so Davey. Obviously you're a writer and a media personality as well as far as the NASCAR world goes Tell tell folks what they can do to keep up with your work in twenty twenty well As of this present moment don't really have anything super set in stone for the twenty twenty racing season but I will back when thrown stretch dot com for another year of wonderful motor sports coverage. I handle most of the NASCAR stuff. We obviously have a lot of indycar Formula One sports car coverage on the website as well We have some limited video coverage as well that kind of spearhead great podcasts. That doesn't you know does with Mike Napoli as well so you can check south their front stretch dot com and then other than that. I'm still doing my duties. NBC Sports Washington is a production. Assistant will be doing some video content around the Nascar world wants Daytona rose around here in a few weeks so you can follow me. Davy Center on twitter And also my website David Segal Dot Com. It's not Koby Christie Dot Com. That's where you can check out my portfolio of work and whatnot. So hopefully I'll be a worthy follow and worth following along with because I try to provide the fans and the fans that watch four week in and week out and you give them some good stuff. Well you know. It's totally Chris. Dot Com but it is still pretty impressive. I've actually been today. SIEGEL DOT COM uh-huh and check out your Your highlight reel you had going on. That was pretty cool. Yeah thank you probably have. What like one one million of visitors visit your website? Now so I'm on the up and up but it's cool. Yeah we try to. I try to update my demo. Reel as they say in the Biz. Two thousand nine hundred and stuff and since I was that every every single canine now Arca East and West race last season. I have plenty of stuff to update and had some cool opportunities through working. NBC So hopefully guys like that if you check that out This on my website is well. Thanks for those kind words. I appreciate it. I think it turned out pretty well too. Yeah yeah definitely traffic could be you know questioned if you have certain certain people but We won't get into that right How about this a interesting story that has kind of broke this week? front row. motorsports is actually going to feel field trek series team number thirty eight. Todd Gillan driving. Did you see this coming. I didn't really see it coming on the front row. Side of things obviously did see it coming with the Ford side of things because we kind of knew that was gonna be out at KVM and Toyota after this year. Just kind of circumstantial type things. You know Kabul obviously wasn't the most I. I guess we can say cheerleader ish on the radio and in public as well to his driver's Harrison Burton and go lend and we knew that with his father David Gale and having his own. I'm chuck team as as well as ARCA and late models and Dave pushing over to Ford and the off season. We kinda thought that that was an ideal landing spot for todd So I was a little bit surprised to see that he won't be piloting digi. Our trucks for DJ are crosby. But something tells me and I don't think it said it explicitly in the release that we saw from F.. Ram Ram but something tells me that those trucks are essentially going to be Digi are prepared and worked on in that respect of things plus I think looking ahead a little bit. I mean obviously has a lot more to prove in a lot a long way to go but this could be a pipeline to the cup series for todd if they end up going that route because you obviously got John. Hunter Ernie Machacek running full time in the cup car for front row. This year on the other driver full-time is Michael McDowell. And we obviously know he's not getting any younger and we don't really know what the future will hole for him past the twenty twenty season. So I'm not GonNa Project and say twenty twenty one time. I was going to make the leap to come. 'cause I think that'd be a little premature and a lot to ask if that right young man but I sure pipeline and there is now a path that you can see for todd to get the Cup right so the other question that people are kind of coming up with does it. Looks like Ford is really trying to work on their developmental program. Getting a lot of young talents like Haley. VEGANS coming up to the pipe as well But when you look at the path you've got plenty of truck teams now but you don't have any real xfinity series opportunities sitting there. Do you think maybe they're going to shore that up at some point you feel like you have to. I mean I don't I haven't heard anything about if teams are going to be switching manufacturers if new teams are going to answer but I feel like you have to at some point or another look at the landscape but things and say okay. We have a solid L. A. based on the Cup series. That's where we WANNA be winning championships and races on a regular basis. They kind of do that now. We have it in the truck series. Now they obviously had only one team last year and now they added was jar and now they're going to have front row making their foray into the shock series and I think that's one market and one kind of area of NASCAR aspect that uncapped for them right now. Which is the series and I mean heck they had Cole custer last year who almost want him a championship? They're going to have chased briscoe this year who's going to be one of the perennial ennio favorites as well as awesome cinder over team penske. So there's a lot of stuff that needs to be ironed out before you can just say. Oh let's add another community theory organization or a team because as as you know there's a lot of money and there's a lot of sponsors as a lot of working pieces that go on behind the scenes with that but I think that we've seen in this off season especially what the Blue Oval Oval has contributed to silly season. That means that they are taking a very very interest- interested stake in motorsports moon four. They're not going anywhere and they're not gonNA shrivel. They're GONNA the growth for sure. Yeah I I totally agree with that Now as we all know you worked for NASCAR home tracks this past season and you rub elbows with Haley Deegan a lot and throughout the year. I think pretty much anything that we needed. Healy Digging News Wise. If we went to your twitter feed or the Nascar home tracks twitter feed you had it pretty well covered there. What what do you think her career path looks like? Obviously she's wearing some Arka- Looks like some trucks correct. Is that right. Well not officially announce it. But I don't think anybody really be surprised if she were maybe get behind the wheel of one for the twenty twenty season. She didn't explicitly say that. Neither or Ford and the announcement happened. But I think it's it's I I wouldn't say I'm confident that she'll be a truck this year but it would not surprise me for sure at least one not racing. Maybe she's she said that she really wants to run outdoor because obviously started her background and she's watched them for a long time and really would like to be a part of it and I figured this year might be a good chance for her to dip or and there but nothing officially announced yet and I let a trap there. I was hoping you'd fall into it and maybe give us some information we didn't know yet But that didn't work so that's a can't give me that easy. Toby I know it. I know go ahead to try so Anyway we've got David Ragan. You know he announced a retirement and he's coming back Daytona five hundred. How cool is that? Yeah we actually heard some rumblings about that. I believe at homestead Miami speedway. I think one of my colleagues the front stretch Christian coli had that scoop and that's pretty cool to see you know. We figured that he might do something. Something like this. Not only for twenty twenty but maybe a little bit beyond as well. He's he said that he's open to doing some truck series races. Maybe Martinsville or something like that. That's a nice nice little short track you can. The driver comes out a little bit more than maybe at a superspeedway or a mile and a half track though schools. David get behind the wheel. Maybe not one last time but another other time this year. It's like it's like you know nothing ever changed. She's behind the wheel of a car at home and he's going to be behind the wheel on twenty twenty starts as well as on. He's asked him successor. restrictor plate tracks. We know that even though they don't really run our sector but anymore you know what I'm saying he's wanted basically or he's one of the day before so I think you can't really count him out. I mean you can't really count anybody out when you go to those two tracks. But just 'cause David Reagan's a little bit on the older side which isn't really true because he's in his thirties. I think he'll be. I'm somebody to watch US speed. We kind of get rolling. Yes so the interesting thing about that is. It's a rick ware racing car. This can be prepared by front row motorsports who gets credit for the win if he wins. Yeah that's it. You get the checkered flag checkered flag you just the trophy you get the trophy you get the money you get the money. If if it's all about that and I think David Ragan he knows what's on the line is not a point. It's not gonNA be raising points. It's not gonNA be racing to make friends. It's going to be racing for the win and when you have drivers out there that don't have anything on the line other than and bring him back the trophy. That's dangerous. So that's why I think he might be somebody to keep your eye on. How wild would it be? What a what MIC DRP moment would it be if he just punts chase Elliott on the final APP for the five hundred? JP He'd probably go from one of the most universally likes guys one of the most universally hated guys in that one but that'd that'd be something just an instant changing of how we feel about him. No doubt one third of the wheel and everybody ate them. That'd be wild So we also saw Another interesting truck series development. This off season David gravel will be going from dirt racing which he'll still do some of that this year but he's doing okay part time truck series schedule with GM racing That's kind of interesting and I do not pretend to know anything about the raising of dirt race in my life and that was evolution last year during speed week and I was. I made a rookie mistake of not bringing glasses. Some people were like. Oh bring your face but I'm saying okay You know whatever and then I get there. I'm getting absolutely pelted with dirt. And I think I'm still picking it out of my sinuses. I digress plot. Or they're trying to say is. I think it's really cool. When drivers drivers from other disciplines just in general come over to other forms of motorsport whether that's IMSA NASCAR NASCAR INDYCAR mccarter Nascar Formula One for Indycar? It doesn't matter and I think that Nath car and dirt racing in general have floors a unique bond in the past half decade. or so. And I think Tony Stewart Kyle Larson Christopher Bell You know there's other drivers as well chase Briscoe. M. R. N.. NBC doing well stuff. Endure the racing. He's going to be competing at the Chili Bowl as well. Rico abor. There's a ton of names on. Its own of crossover with dirt racing and you you would not have. I've been able to say that you know. I don't know six seven eight years ago. Maybe a little bit longer than that. Because that's just wasn't the case but now it seems normal. Drivers compete compete on dirt on asphalt. NASCAR whether it's truck Xfinity Cup or even down in Arca West Africa East or national. So I think it's super cool that they have a gravel doing on some good equipment when he does it as well. 'CAUSE GM says no slouch at all definitely heavy bringing great sponsorship as well Alta and. I'll have a partnership with Jeff Gordon as well. So a lot of that bodes pretty well for David. Grou- going forward I guys I got a guy got it break up the love fest here. you guys will be back toby and Davey in mere moments on the final lap. Weekly like us at facebook dot com slash the final lap final at weeklies back. Here's your host Kerry Murphy and Toby Christie Christie. Just a couple of guys talking Reysen awesome stuff so far with David Segal here on the final weekly. Let's transition into you talk about the Chili Bowl a little bit. I know you're not a dirt expert but do you think one of these NASCAR guys can rise to the occasion Kyle Larson. I know he's been very close so many times over there at the Chili Bowl. You think one of these guys can get the The Golden Driller this year. Christopher Bo wanted three years in a row right. Yeah Larson favorite. I think he's he's running some of his own for the first time in Chile career. I think it was on the athletic talking about. How do you get the parking archy spot having a lot of space to work out in the garage area and now he's kind of having to you know? Take care of all the logistics by himself. You know where's the trailer GonNa Park how much Marie GonNa have What about the other Taylor? Ha what do I have to worry about them. So he's kind of getting a new taste of stuff dirt racing being the team owner on that side of things. Absolutely I think and ask our guy can bring it home You guys the bell. You Got Larceny Up Risco you got. Well 'cause I said you gotTa Khanna guys that are going to be running up front But I mean like I said. I don't pretend to know anything about racing but I would be if I was betting which I'm not. I put my money on. Bell or Larsen Larkin. Because they've put on a hell of a show the past couple of years and I don't think anything will change that this year. Definitely definitely. We've also got some other interesting. Names like Alex. Bowman Ryan Newman. Jj Ailey lots of those guys. These are going to be attempting this thing. So it'd be pretty fun to watch absolutely I gotta find a way to watch it. I think I haven't been able to watch the past years but this might be the year twenty point a new year new. Yeah I think coverage is on math. TV If I'm not mistaken as far as the Big Knights I think everything else leading up to that's kind of streaming online different from places we gotta find it though. That's that's you don't want to so Davey we've got Things are kind of shaking out. We've talked about some of the off season the move for some of these teams already at this point. Are there any other weird kind of off. The wall moves you think might be happening with these teams and drivers for next year. Maybe the truck series xfinity series Are you telling me that I may have tweeted earlier in the week. Hey possibly I mean I got to try to get from the source. Himself you know will. Yeah I would expect definitely announcement houseman regarding Derek Crowds. Who on the thousand? Nineteen Kanan pro series West Championship with Bill McNally racing. I expect an announcement By the time this show goes out. I think that will probably most certainly be announced In terms of his truck series questions for twenty twenty So keep an eye out for that. That's the only thing that I'm really tuned into for sure Because I've worked pretty closely with that team there at the powerhouse teams out on the West Coast for Arkell West now as it's called and I. I think they will also be announcing their for rookie drivers for that series for twenty twenty so keep an eye out On their social account as well as mine for that news when that drops offs. Because that's kind of I mean people that are on the west coast that follow Nascar. They'd probably not the name Bill McNally racing. But if you're on the east coast and you're not you don't get into the weeds of Arco. Ask the hand whatever you WanNa call it now you you might not know a lot about the Mr but to make a long story short. They are the J. G.. R. Andrew Stewart word hostile penske all rolled into one of west coast. Stock car racing in the short-track seen so they're a big deal out there and they're going to be announcing their plans this week. Sweet so aw keep an eye out for that Derek. Though had a heck of a season the And just kind of open a lot of is at what he's capable of. DC him as a future NASCAR you know national series champion. I think it's definitely possible. I mean he's got a lot of stuff going for him right now. He has Toyota backing. He has NAPA backing getting in sponsorship. As well as some other partners that you'll hear about later this week And he's pretty damn good driver too. I mean it's something about Wisconsin. Fan May or on the east title. Oh He's from Wisconsin. They across the West title. He's from Wisconsin. It's something about those she's up there. I'm Jacob Gade as well. I believe. He's from Wisconsin. Maybe in the Nascar we own all American series. Not exactly I believe he is though so I I think crowd somebody to watch going forward because you seen Hailey Dean jumped ship before you've seen Todd Gillan jumped ship the Ford so it's like Toyota's pipeline thinning out a little bit. He's not GonNa have as much competition in terms of his age bracket right now So I think he's GonNa be a name for watch moving forward and I think you'll see a lot of this year on a little bit bigger stage that's awesome. I'm pretty excited to see him. Mixed up with some higher level talents just to see how well he shakes. out It was fun watching him. Try to compete for both championships as past season East and West and obviously got the West one but You know was was competing. Pretty well there in the east there until I I kind of backed out of the race but We're also looking at Just before we go some kind of weird tussle the kind of started on on twitter this week between virtual racing real racing Brian Kazlauskiene and Doug Kobe who's a Well modified tour driver Six time champion in that series by the way They they both took very high exception to NASCAR kind of promoting the I. Racing series drivers to the level of having a media availability session and Just kind kind of a a season preview. Kind of deal They kind of call some racing not racing. What is your thoughts on this and Do you think some racing is the future of NASCAR and do we need to be putting a stake in that And Avenue Wow you're throwing me into the fire. Okay here we go yeah So I will say this first and foremost I do not participate dissipation. IRA's thing. I did try it once at a driver autograph session and I've probably was the worst possible human in the city of St Louis at I racing racing in that very that shows how bad I am an IRA then In terms of erasing and kind of the virtual aspect of things. I was very very skeptical when the whole push kind of started and I'm not ashamed to say when the peak races were broadcast on NBC ESPN and streams through NASCAR's social channels. I washed a couple of them and I didn't turn them off. I figured I'd tell him on for five minutes that they okay. Whatever this is fun? Gone Tom Tom. Move on with the rest of my day but I couldn't. They're like they're actually repelling. And I watched a couple more and I don't pretend to follow along with the the names and the personalities of the series in that in that realm but I do have a fringe following of that but I do also respect the Doug. Kobe Bryant allow skis and their opinions. On that I baseball somewhere in the middle. I I don't think that is here. Here's my thing right. Virtual racing I racing none of that is harmful to NASCAR. I think it's been official. I lean for is that it's definitely beneficial to now's car is opening up to a new audience. You're getting more eyeballs. You're getting more interest. Act You you might even get another William Byron. You never know but at the same time I think that Doug Kobe Bryant. Do you have a point and sense of. There's no real substitute for for hands on real world experience. Now I think maybe the way that One of those two drivers voice that on twitter was a little bit a little bit. I mean a lot of it out of line. It doesn't mean that their opinion is not valid and and it holds some merit so I fall somewhere in the middle but I definitely think that virtual aspect of racing in general is extremely streaming beneficial to the world of racing and I also saw tweet that basically said Nascar is not a sport. Auto racing is a sport. NASCAR is an entity that has motor sports auto racing in it and I think that gets lost a lot of people's minds when we start talking about this kind of topic so I think You know erasing. I racing everything that goes along along with that. It's good for the sport and I have a couple of friends that participate in some leagues and got drafted by teams and stuff and I'm happy to see them have some success and enjoy damn selves. So happy touchy subject. I noticed the beneficial oughta stuff for that. Well My side of things I'm looking at it is. It's been compared a lot. It's like call of duty and other things where people do that. They're not master-marksman when they go grab a gun or anything like that. Oh call duty stuff. You're holding a controller. You're not holding a gun when you're playing it Meanwhile when you're playing I race and you've got a steering wheel pedals via gearshift or you've got all that stuff and I think a lot of it actually does translate. And that's why we've seen some some people like William Byron Josh Berry and a few others succeed after doing I racing into the real world racing. My thing is that when we can probably end it here I mean. Give it a chance if you're one of those people that doesn't really have an opinion either way but you're seeing the back and forth on twitter. Give it a chance because I was one of those I gave a chance. And now I'm not host but I'm interested and I'm a supporter of because I think there's a lot of benefits and it has way more benefits than it does negative aspects. So I'm with it. Definitely definitely Davey single. Let everybody know how they can call you on twitter one last time a man Davy Center is my handle and you can also find me on instagram program at Davy underscore the man with two and since then my middle name underscore four And also my website. ABC Dot Com. You can find all my social channels their taste book youtube lengthy and included and hope you follow along. Hope you like what you see. Not as good at Toby's but I. I think I'm being propped up a little bit more than I should be. But so you said your middle name was man Yeah Holy Crap. That's awesome my mom for that made it. They will have to served with her at some point. It's very soon I'll get her on all right. David thanks so much for taking time out in the file. Weekly it again. You GotTa show what we the final lap weekly is on lap weekly. My Name's Gary Murphy. His name Toby Christa. McAuliffe's entire program the final lap. Weekly here we are in the back end of the program nicely done Toby Christie and David Go. Yeah Oh man that was awesome. Good stuff there all right then. He did take some pretty good jobs that we both some pretty good jabs at you. Those Nice. I'll do a driver spotlight light or drivers. Say What you take your in your mind and It's Kyle Larson busy off season looking forward to Twenty Twenty Cup series season here. He is to kick things off. Yeah Yeah for sure Staying busy race in but While I'm doing excited about getting the NASCAR star back up you know we ended ended last year. Good good so When you when you do that makes you excited for the next season so cool to be here in Daytona and helps helps remind you about well? You know what's what's upcoming so. The question is Talladega or Daytona I broke a rib at Talladega. I wouldn't say that necessarily like it better better but I would say I do appreciate Daytona more each time I come come back. You know you just see you. How big big this venue is? And how many race fans at draws to come out and watch US race Your this Sunday pre race festivities or are always awesome so Yeah I look forward to this event for sure. Even if I don't particularly like the style racing I still I still love US event in Endesa if we look forward to the Daytona five hundred for the four hundred thirty eighth season in a row. Chevrolet has a new body style. Yeah we don't have any track time with it but You from everything I've heard of it at the shop is it's better in the more we had so I'm sure there'll be some some growing pains throughout the early parts of the season or you know. Hopefully we don't but I mean I'm not going to get upset if there is because we do have a new body style and You we don't know be things things we have to learn on the fly so That'll that'll I'm sure sure happen at some point but everybody seems to be pretty confident about it. So that that that makes me excited and for the first time in like the last seventy five seasons there will be changes to the schedule. Yeah I think I think it's all good changes I can't tell oh you what the schedule is off the top of my head. But I know you're the playoffs or quite a bit different and some of the early part of the season you haven't two weeks off in a rose awesome. See I think this is. I think everything is is good As far as scheduled changes go The playoffs or even more intense I think was just the layout of the races and where they fall you even in any particular round. I think. Kyle Larson went down to New Zealand's breathing reading some fresh air down there. I'm sure And talks about his escapades. Not not the truck made by GM but his adventures and also Chili Bowl all in the same clip here. You Go deathly. I felt like after after one day of being sore I was I was good. So Yeah it was Is Is it big react but not not not the biggest I've ever had first time. Chile will in my own stuff First Time I've been away from Keith. There in a long time Really the first time. I haven't been on a big team there since. You're my first two Chili Bowl. So it's been I think this is like my thirteenth or some time at the Chili Bowl. So it'd be it'd be different than something. I'm looking forward you just. You're not being in the main pit there and Youth thighs on me the whole time. So it'd be a little different but but I'm excited for the rule truck by Jim named the escapade escalade right. Yep that would be anyway. Arsons confident heading into the new season. For this reason I felt like just before the mid way part of last season I felt like I had the fastest car. You each week. There so And then we had a good run in the playoffs finished six points. He had some bad luck throughout his playoffs but He had a good season overall. So yeah I think what the rules not changing. I think it helps every team really but Just from where we started the UH two thousand nine season ended. I felt like we made the most improvement out of out of all the team. So I think we're in a good spot to start this year even with the new body style so you don't really know what to expect and take it out there. But but I'm looking forward to getting out there because I think our all of our expectations are much higher all right there. You Have Kyle Larson and this program of course brought to you by the all new. GM escapade right which comes with a jar of mayonnaise from almonds. Of course yep made with so. Thanks to David Segal for joining us on the program. We we now have a new fill in host. I think we do so. We're going to have to knock one of us out for one of these weeks and bring him on. That's it's right Rolex twenty four cars and the racetrack champion guy. 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08-07-19 NASCAR America Motormouths

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45:59 min | 1 year ago

08-07-19 NASCAR America Motormouths

"So what are you doing now but found was old statute. Our boss's office and i was just thinking you know erica morales here. Why not a boss yes yeah. We got a couple paul. Since you're near us. One of these gold bolio employed i usually these go bowling. Bowling ball's put right there and then suddenly the statues way cooler so yeah. Let's she's only going boss's office. I don't want i don't wanna get trump. Did this cyber safety has safety never takes o oh. You need these bogado because those glasses are you may be set already providers players you. I'm gonna go ahead and take this off here. Yeah wait. Let's start. The show was that really by trump. Yeah chicken soup welcome to i do it here without any and are returning guests from stewart hans raising our friend mr eric l. merola eric welcome back to the program. I am so excited. I almost wore purple plaid shirt and i said wow maybe not today. Luckily stepped up. I was i was hopeful. When i left the house that and <hes> i would not have the same shirt on good. Call al you nailed it though that's good genes in the house or so shy guys. Let's get to our starting congr- let's just kick. This thing off right is michigan. The place where drivers are gonna see retribution following sunday's events as the glib. I'm not sure if anybody noticed. I reckon going on a lot of skews me. I belong here. Yes <hes> speaking of road course disgust if more should be added to the tough schedule schedule. We wanna know what you're thinking and the expanding series is going to be at middle of this weekend. Our grass roots will make a stop in the buck is state today now as always we wanna hear from guys on motormouth so be sure to give us a call at eight four four nascar nascar n._b._c. or go to social media route use the hashtag. Let me say this. Our mandate ryan is in the house air because he wearing a blazer yes he yes. It is yes. He is german so yeah before we get to the phones eric. Let's just start right off with the new thing. I'd like to call. Get your shift together with your shift or because when you hear over radio pass me some tape and and your description i remember stephen going. I don't know if you can fix tape so we didn't. I don't know if you he does but i went to school for two and a half years for mechanical engineering so i didn't do a lot of stuff with duct tape duct. No so what what happened was there. The shifter comes off. There's an elbow piece that comes up it comes back towards me than elbows up again the second elbow where they were goes up it came loose and so the shifter was literally every time i hit a curb it was going left right upside down and the scariest one is when it goes upside down because when you reach for the shift or to go down schefter upshipped. It's not there so i live with that the whole first stage every time you're getting into a breaking zone. You're you know oh you're going one hundred and twenty miles an hour one hundred sixty miles an hour getting on the bus stop and i'm looking for where the shift is gonna be because there's always in a different location so after the first stage <hes> <hes> we pitted got duct tape and i taped that joint altogether to where it would stay in one location still moved a little bit whatever the tape would give but <hes> we made it through so that was almost that was crisis averted sat here. Here's my question how much engineering goes into a four piece shifter of more more than we thought because i just came out and then there's a there's a bowl on the internet. No no it's gotta be ceiling me. I did i send the ergonomically correct right. It's got to be lightweight shirt and it's got to be durable and how we uh-huh we were close to the steering wheel. Is your shifter there. Because it's really important it depends on which it was really really close and then the next corner it'd be really really but we got off and so much that for people who don't own a road course like that so much of your your heart on the brakes for your also using those those gears helps so you down yeah but the injury like that's that's insane to think of. You're trying to find it before you go xactly so there's there's a couple of times <hes> in stage one. I missed. I missed a couple of corners <hes> because i didn't get the downshift and so it's really really hard to get the car slowed down in the breaking zone when you're when you're when you're expecting to use the engine to help the car slow down and you don't get that downshift because you can't find the and then right once we got that fixed it was back to normal but it is really really broke. Horse racing is challenging enough for me right all right. I don't need a shifter after going every which way while i'm trying to shift downshifts so yeah did you know during the race that the drama for most other going through authorship and gears on shift your shift together edged today twice. Did you know ooh that. The drama was ratcheting up by say. How can you tell no no idea i had no idea what was going on so when i go to cinema and watkins glen and in the aerobic for that matter i go there. One intention in one intention only mind my own business. Stay on the racetrack right because like when i watched this moved one thing i wanted to ask you is have you ever tried to wreck someone and then immediately gotten in front of them thinking. This'll be a good idea because there's no way that was going to work out well for cowboys yeah so all the way back from when i started go kart racing. I learned that it's never ok direct somebody but if you are going to make make sure you do it. Properly have escape route all right. Make sure make sure you ragam hard enough to where they can't get back to that and that's good we have you on here as an analyst yeah and i wanna get you in trouble. I'll do this way is as a young driver. We heard a couple of comments from the younger dr alan about respect yeah and as a young driver. How do you handle these situations. Okay because obviously we've got william. Burn and bubba wallace racing against people they don't normally racing is right vice versa cow having to raise those guys that he doesn't normally race so it's a different game. How do you handle as a young driver and then as an established driver. How how do you treat the younger drivers so for me. I've i've when i came into the sport you know i had tony stewart as a mentor in tony really really big on respect yeah and that was the way he was brought up through through. You know nascar so that's the way i came into the sport. I really respected all all all the veteran drivers and wanted to make sure that i didn't do anything outlined but looking back when kyle spins getting into turn one. I don't see that william did wrong like he gave him a car with right there. He didn't run them down on top of the curb so i didn't think he did anything wrong so when kyle got back to them and drove rovan through the bus stop if i was william been like hey i i raced you clean and then you knock me off the racetrack. I would have been really upset as well so but it is tricky tricky because when you're when you're young and you're one of the new guys if you if you give too much if you give an inch they'll take a mile and if you don't stand up for yourself then it's even harder to get respect but at the same time you do have to race somewhat politely and clean so that you show you show the veteran guys like hey i. I can race i. This is how i want to be raced and this is how i'm willing to race you. We'll raise hard will raise clean and when you when you come into the sport if you're over progressive and running over people everybody sees it and they immediately try you that way. So there's that balance for sure but for me i came in in and was paid the respect and then now i've been in the sport long enough and stuff that i worry about me and my team and and i raised for a living we already. That's one thing i feel like gets lost on on the fan is not only are we out there to put on a show and entertain everybody. We raise for a limited job. There's there's a difference in pay between i ten and forty. There's a big difference in pay so we're racing literally to put food on our table and <hes> <hes> and i think that sometimes that's that goes. That story goes on told and that's the way i grew up. I grew up racing and the different thing finishing. I a saturday night. Short-track or finishing tenth was different thing making sure you had enough money to pay the tire bill and the pit passes not great explanation. Thank you very very much. I took a lot of heat on some comments. I made sunday about respect and trying to stand your ground but that was a great explanation. Thank you thank you for covering me i do i think i do just want to say that the moment that i saw when colin bummer hitting each other like oh man this is really excited and then kyle pulled out in front and i thought bro bobo about has no choice. You're going around because you're now in front of him. He's gonna be bumper cars but the most interesting thing to me was hearing. Check announce on the radio say you so you don't bring that they bring that back basement with the scratch on. You and i are going to have problems. What's william byron gonna do l. Champion crew chief. I know what i'll we'll do although wrecked my car by accident. I'll and that's those are those you got brake. Check will yeah. He got so i i was. I was speeding him. I think that is you know. Let's learn next next time under caution. When i'm gonna go show my displeasure. I've learned this lesson and to learn the hard way. When you're gonna go. Show your displeasure. You drive up next to the guy behind them an opportunity to break check you yes so yeah everyone hard lessons so you're saying go to the complaint window. That's not knock on the back door. Got got to knock on the back door. They're liable to show that's right. Hey we're going to go deeper into the drama last night. He watkins and you guys are going to weigh in. We're going to the phones next one one eight four or nascar n._b._c. The lines open to thoroughbred this. Is it my correct. This is seen from beyond the tin it is. This is your show right on the youtube. Go in like it. It was really cool. It was it was a lot of fun and the hour doing this behind. The scenes documentary series called beyond the ten. You can go to youtube and check it out i. I know you've already subscribed that. You trial comments slow but we're on. We're on our third episode. It's it's neat. It's fun probably probably give more access than i was originally willing but it's it's really neat to <hes> to let the fans in and see like hey. There's way more to what what goes on and eric. I'm roles life besides just showing up on a sunday driving a race car bomb. It's pretty much convince you to do more because awesome <unk> better show or well from the very beginning when it was when i was approached about it it was it was going to be all access but i'm a pretty private reserve person. We beat all that. I want to give you a new year. Exactly exactly yes yeah. We're we're here. We're here to tell us how you feel. It's a big deal with excited. You know what else is a big deal yesterday down in darlington in ten bubble walls throwback taylor look at this. You guys came out nice. Yeah that is of course a throwback paint scheme to adam petty's car that he drove the forty five. It's so cool to see that on the car though with victory junction on there with bubba and to see you and your dad there and bubba together other what a cool cool moment that is your sisters or to go near it really was because obviously he wanted arca race. He won nisei race. It's the first time he ran a busch race. It was bush racing at the time. Was that paint scheme so i got a little choked up. We'll say that because i hadn't seen that car outside of museum but to see those those that car in that paint game was pretty close the same paint scheme. That's on the car. That's on at center damp and that team fifteenth year camp so it's like you know that's that's such a special thing to really cool place. This guy drove from there to here backup to cam for nascar velasco last night last night. Live out in the car. Do we're going to go back to the phones. Jake is on the line jacob from georgia. Go dogs and what's on your mind. I i wanted to say that i saw rooting for air when marcus rose left because i'm gonna make a winch and i became a big fan of air and thank you were. I love you when you were on top here. They they do and my question for eric is. What do you think it's going to be like from. Michigan speed different from last year's packaged wjr moving over to this year's package. Well we actually already have had a race at michigan with this year's package <hes> back in june so we have some <hes> info and data on that and the speed was about twenty to twenty five on our slower getting into turn one but our but our cornering speed lead is is relatively close to what it was we used to have to let off the gas in us a little bit of break to make the corners and now we're pretty much flat out <hes> <hes> so yeah so the the the top speed is is a little bit slower but the cornering speed is about the same if not a little bit higher so we found out this week they put p._j. One there. I heard that yes so will that change anything just just throwing it out. Do you think that will change the speed. You say you're already out. It's tough to change the speed. When you're already flat out it will be the only thing i'll say is that michigan. It was flat out but it was only easy flat out in one group if you got if you got a little bit too high and got out of the groove. Have you had to let off the gas or you're gonna. You're gonna take off and wreck so now being able to utilize that second half third groove <hes> <hes> it just depends it really depends we've seen where p._j. One has been a factor and it really helps the grip of the track like kentucky and then that becomes the preferred group where i don't know it's it's unproven and we've not seen it so it does add a lot of grip that third lane may be an option. I it would it would be pretty cool to be able to run up their time for another quick call. We're going to tom on the line time. What's on your mind yeah so i got a question for eric is what are the chances pursuer halls all four teams making it to the playoffs. That's a great question man. That is a great question. <hes> the team cheerleader in me. He says really good. The realist in me says men have been really tough i think. Has it ever been done. I don't think it's ever been done all four teams in the playoffs yeah. Did you know all he said all four in the final four playoff so let's let's let's say playoffs playoffs playoffs. Yeah i yeah i think i think we have a really good shot of having all four cars in the playoffs. I think kevin's already locked in with his win at loudon. Were herb. Were looking good. Ninety six points the good i think clinton has a small margin <hes> he's in the playoffs and then daniels just outside but these next few racetracks eggs are really good for us as an organization. We've run really well. At michigan. I think daniel finished third or fourth there and the the first race this year <hes> so it could be a good place for him and and bristol <hes> all four of our cars. Were really fast there early this year so i think there's some really good racetracks coming up for us time ah come on. I knew he had a great time. Marty schneider was here instead of you and it was a little better win and on the n._b._c. motorsports paid yes on youtube so you can go there watches. We're gonna take all the calls. If you're on the line. Stay with us. You'll get a chance to talk to eric. I'm raw but the nascar touring series raising his next here on n._b._c. and this guy's going to bowl my face as we go to break but come on over to the youtube for nascar america debrief. We will see you there bang. Uh porch makes the private inch problems william byron as the bus dog this comebacker out here without you. We're gonna have a problem with it. If you hard the barrier forty-three doc wallet wallets accomplished beat down the front stretch to get my respect on the traffic and okay it is you're not sent you turn one so flat out wreck disaster. Bob loss might have become a fan tapered. Would that move out of the race card and we'll be like i ah there's a lot of truth in jeff's isn't there yes wow that is so excited you guys. Let's go to the phones air kushtia. We start with on ask carl for sure. Let's do it. That's your car you. They're doing great carl's address. Molly expect should call very soon buddy other eric. The playoffs are coming up up. You're pretty good in the points in no you wanna win but how much in these last few races before the play offs is it is important to get points and the stage points that are going. The hope you carry on in the playoffs important is that it is important but i'll tell you this you know the best way to score a lot of points win every pre-stage. Yes chase elliott did that this weekend. Sixty points at crazy yeah points. I was two points from passing them <hes> for eight pinpoints and he went and one bo stages won the race and now thirty six points to thirty six. Wow so out the answer your question <hes> we're. We're conscious of points. We'll do everything we can to score points but want to win we want to you know we've got fast race cars and when we've got communities want to want to take advantage of them if it's if it's taken advantage of winning a stage we wanna do that. You know trying to put ourselves in position to win the race. We want to do that yeah so if you're under that scenario if you're jimmy johnson or ron newman fan. There's still hope for you people. There's still hope absolutely absolutely maybe he goes on that so hard week for jimmy man hardly no cure for the record. I don't think anyone wants to see a seven-time seven-time champion like if jimmy ever did this to me i would be scared. I went to ally what's crazy about it is those two of all right those those two guys and they're like genuinely sweet. People signed. Those two guys hoops it. Let's go to matt. Adam is on the line from tennessee matt. What's on your mind. Oh yes yes. I will say i met you years ago back towards tennessee i use the teenagers used to do nascar reports. They call me motorhead map for local radio station. Just one say you're awesome. What i'm getting to is is a few years ago back. In the truck series. <hes> cow dish knocked bail out. Iran horn day got suspended back years ago. You'd see him standing in for the win they get wifi to. Why are they letting bush run over everybody and not do anything about it. No suspensions no penalties anymore can ask this question before these this guy's answer. Are you a kyle busch fan. No college motorhead is an inch tan. That's good. That's good. Thank you for that too man. That's cool so should not have been like a rhetorical question because if you are calling to ask about that guy getting penalized. Do you think you will you be the point of wind kyle is saying they're on that radio. You know gets to run that would have been. I would have been parked and we all acid. He might have a point there yeah so i guess the question is now. I don't feel like how did anything out of the ordinary that wasn't yeah but but but those those for me and correct me if i'm wrong those came out of obviously heat of the moment a lot of stuff is going on but that's where race. It is a lot of cases right. Now i mean there's a lot more beaten abandon now than there was when when cao got suspended and yeah one of those the ornie deal was blatant just blatant but at the same time that's of course changes at how have they changed that man. I think it's really great. I really do i i. I think it's really great. I think ruffin each other up running into each other spending each other out all that stuff but then hooking somebody the wrong direction straightaway straightaway usually that is the wine. That's usually the line in the sand like you. You're going to cars going down straight away and somebody hoax interns them the wrong way usually easily. That's like man. That's that's cross the line so i was. I was surprised to see that yeah. It's a great point matt. We appreciate you buddy next. You're going into thread from chicago. Shantytown stand up fred. What's up so much. What is up with you guys having a great time. I'm glad you called. What's on your mind. <hes> here's what's on my mind. It's about the end the incidents at watkins glen involving jimmy johnson and called boy. I was wondering if you guys think they're going to get paid back. That's a great question. Are they gonna are. They're going to get pay back from this one on so. Let's talk the jimmy johnson. Who is he going to get back yeah. I guess jimmy i think is is because jimi was upset with with ryan blaney there's going to be jimmy's never never paid anybody back. I think i think one dan richmond he tried to he tried to record bush. I do remember that years ago and i think that has provoked by jed to fire visitor is late but let me say this mattie betty say this. I will say of all places that we race at watkins. Glen is the easiest place to get in rex like that because does everywhere else we go. We have a spotter that can see the whole racetrack right. We'll go to watkins glen and we have extra spots. We have a spot in the bus stop. We have a spotter on on on the main straightaway and some people have one additional spotter but there's a lot of areas where the spotters can't see and you are relying on your ears and everything what the same time you're hopping curbs. You're trying to focus on the entrance to the next corner. You're not always focused on your mir's in the heavy braking zones. You are so so getting into the bus stop. You're pretty you're pretty focused on your mere getting into turn one getting into turn six the left-hander before you get back to the front straightaway all of those places you you are studying your mirror as you're getting to the breaking zone. If there's a guy close behind and half of those are blind turn the wind hills by so you're watching mirrors and you don't know what's going through the bus. Stop and then getting into the care sell. You don't typically expect somebody to get inside of you getting into the carousel. It's very rare and so i can totally see why jimmy may have turned in laney might have been there and they wrecked. It also happens. It happened to me actually with blaney last year from the exit of six two seven there's trees and there's a walkover bridge that goes over the front straightaway and the spotters literally cannot see that entrance to that rut last right hand corner and the spiders. I don't know if a car is peaked out or if he's actually there and so you have to rely on your mirrors than sometimes are a little bit bigger than a half dollar at that point so by the way it's over there. It's over. There's so much there's just so much. You can't see hard for people know especially. If you're looking for your shifter next we're going to you mark on the phone so much on the car is crazy mark. What's up. Hey i would go <hes> so i was hit the way this the big ten <hes> i'm an eighteen fan and my son more bummed out <hes> it was such an exciting race and i just wanna say last. Here's wastes was exciting. The twenty seventeen race was exciting sixteen fifteen fourteen. We're gonna put this race in the chase of the kickoff to the playoffs <hes> ooh. That's a great question. Would you like to see the road course like this because it becomes such a wild card in the playoffs is not enough. Wow yeah maybe we need to have no yeah. I don't know you're asking me like if you're asking me if i'm a fan. Maybe my answer is different but if you're asking me i personally i think a road course in in the playoffs is great but we don't need more than that. In my opinion nascar was built on circle track racing and so having having that be the heart in the concentration of the playoffs. I think fits co. That's a that's an answer. Thank you that is good into its first off. We're so glad you're there and that your son was there. In eighteen fans is that weakened is exciting for you is it is for fans and those of us. Were there being a part of it yeah the walking land. Oh oh yeah. It's an incredible crazy one. That's one of the coolest places because you know all the racetracks go to <hes> you know the stands are all around the racetrack. Can you see all everybody in the camping in the infield. Will you go to watkins glen and as you're driving around the racetrack grandstand here grand saying there but the campers the cameras i believe in the flags in the in the memorabilia and is so cool to see everybody come out in we typically put on a really good reform to for sure it's unbelievable mad five thousand camping spots and i think they were almost all sold out so guys when we come back and they'll probably were all out of beer last sunday for sure no work. We wouldn't know which table we're you're going to be sitting because this is the picture that homestead miami put up yesterday. It's nascar drivers in the cafeteria. The air deal junior casey came but look who's next table four who ed's right fans we wanna know which table are you sitting at cost eight four four nascar asker n._b._c. with your picks. We'll share some your answers later on. Don't forget to tweet us but up next are racing roots grass racing tour rolls onto a high of short track drag racing so good makes the fans go holy toledo caller and international speedway. This'll be three in a row for kyle. Larson domination did for in the cup series is heading for michigan. City series is on its way to mid ohio for more road course action saturday at three eastern here on our fifty state team. I'm fifty days to work continues in ohio. Today we're checking out toledo speedway and just in time to toledo is hosting its sixtieth anniversary bursary celebration this weekend. How cool is that. A key figure in toledo history is joy fair a short time champion joy all time nine wins leader with not answering against him late model. That's cool a long list alleged of raised it toledo from nascar hall of famers to short-track icon dick trickle. The kings been there also has those with arcus zimmerman's you up yes. Many drivers earned our coin's including our our own parker kleger mun now patrick clinger meant remember to share your short track like it does with the hashtag my track my roots john angst one last week is modified feature at mississippi thunder speedway where where where is oddly it's in wisconsin. Go figure the cow geno and tyler read all cut their teeth cycle lanes got kicked cycle bye bye bye driver not much taller taller than those guys how people made fun of me that i couldn't fit the same car that they fit in ask man guzzler one last week in super street race at motor mile l. speedway in verse wind in more than five years rats buddy plays a great guy and i've actually attack my roots. Thank what you got for sending those. Is it true a little birdie told us that if you had gotten to be in sprint car or up costa one that it might have it might have changed your trajectory a little bit is that true so i grew up watching my grandfather race cars and i wanted nothing more than to raise third springer's and he would not let me wouldn't let me he said no because i'm going to say this and he's probably watching because he tried to asphalt all race in wasn't good at it but he was phenomenal on dirt. He's he. He blamed on the fact that you learn bad habits from dirt racing note. If you ever want to make something of yourself and you wanna go race nascar one day. I'm knocking late. Let you race a dirt sprint car because you'll learn too many bad habits so he was wrong. Jeff gordon tony stewart kyle larson. The list goes on plenty of people run dirt sprint cars and have have done okay. I will say that your grandfather obviously had the same philosophies richard petty because he said if you spent too much it's time on dirt. You couldn't run asphalt. He was wrong to hear that story at a my track. My roots track stenhouse shoot racing routes. We were the ditch and international speedway. That's right. I love watching it and always wonder race one and you never got to you think you made the right move out. We're going to get back to the phone lines and take more your calls next on motormouth. They'll go nowhere. I'm so sorry guys back. Company jokesters here during the breaks got air cover role here. We're going to get back to still here. Yes you are going to our marvin. Blue is on the line marvin. What's up buddy. Hey what's up rutledge. I kyle and what's so big. You look nice night. Bye man puts up thank you. What's on your mind pal that they thank you so much for getting up talking about mike checks you'll speedway. I love that track but when it gets to you buddy all with four races up to go who you think is gonna win the poll on at sunday <hes> for the poll on sunday and you gotta fast <hes> smithfield a ford that will get you to victory lane one hundred seventh. He's taken all my sponsor is the dry. You're hired right if you can drive. You're hired this we go. I think i'm going to get the poll. We also alfa yeah i think i think we have a really good shot at going there to get the poli- qualified second last time. I feel like the car we're bringing back. Is the brand race car a little bit better so i feel like we'll have have a good shot with our smithfield for mustang like you said thank you very much marketing. I'm totally wrong. It's not even smithfield aw that was a great. We got a new sponsor. Who is it three d. Systems need your so forgive me. I'm sorry that's kars new and improved. It was three d. printed though you know the seasons three d. i watched that thought well. It's not like the car's going to know out of their car pumps right out of there yeah. That was awesome. I just i just signed it yesterday and took one lucky fans going to win it so it's really cool. I is really i'm so crushed when i found out that i wasn't eligible for that. Free bacon for life. Cindy is on the line from north dakota cindy. What's on your mind good afternoon gentlemen afternoon area. I just gotta say <music>. <hes> that race sunday i loved it. You know it puts the races doctor the driver's hands you know not having a spotter all the time and i love bubba baba. I tell you what he as good but let me tell you eric. I've feel good vibes this weekend. Because i'm irish irish killed michigan paul. You got it grab a city. You grandma's so good i could could. I trade those good feelings in for a win. Just fill okay so yeah. Paulie in the wind says grimace cindy. Here's what we're in new since since you're putting those good vibes out for eric. I just wanted to know if eric wins a we are gonna come up with some sort of t. Shirt pack to send you would just write grandma cindy and we'll put it in the mail. He says and we believe he says you're so awesome to call. It was a great race then we have this weekend. They want an awesome. I think we're going to go to kristen who is in montana. This is very exciting for us. No one has ever called rutledge from montana. I thank you for the call takers so welcome to the show how you doing. I just wanna say that. Motormouth is the best post race day show on air so keep it up. You guys a love thing because when we yeah i was going to say do i get on like the guy you get all the credit yes because of eric absolutely right. Maybe the last check. I have a two part question for you how i is. It looked like there was zero percent chance of rain on sunday. So why do all the cars have a windshield wiper on the road course race tracks and then my second part is with so many similarities already to the body. Why are you allowed to place the windshield wiper in a different place. These are great quadri array quite wiring mas. Wanna know and we're going to hear from eric right here. Why are some windshield wipers over here some up here. Why do you run the windshield wiper. When there's no shot shot at rain right so we have to. I believe i think it's nascar mandated that we have to be prepared for nate. Is that true mechanism tamous whatever he's all over again go ahead so mechanism and the we all run the blade because we try and direct the air where we want it to so some cars run it <hes> <hes> facing a little bit to the left trying to get the air to flow over the left side of the car to get it to that side of the spoiler cars run it to the right thinking that it will help them get some air over over to the right side of the split <hes> spoiler so it's really about directing the airflow and i believe that it's easier. If you're going to run the mechanism to just just run the blade on there in case you do get rain and i know there was zero percent chance of rain. You won't know this because it wasn't on air but two hours before the start of the race. It was raining getting disciplined so there was a lot of nervous drivers thinking that we were going to race in the rain yeah. Do you think the wiper does anything truly forero <hes>. I never did anything. I'm from me but i always running on the backlash. A guy who doesn't visor has hair in it and you know he's not fooling data today. Okay okay. I got there right. We just know it's not doing it but it's like a hair visor windshield wiper hair question that wasn't listening to anthony next in your home state of four days and he was on your blood flow of air couple question. I would like to sing on n._b._c. Sent yesterday was by twenty first birthday for day. Yeah did you did did you just wake up. Just wake up no i i <hes> i had a great birthday. Nevertheless for sure a new sandbox man's you get some new stat books well. There's instead. I would like to eric oldest. He's points then. He was at this time three hundred sixty five days ago so i know me he will be better than he was this time last year but really the question i wanted to ask. Erica role is what's one of the reasons in the playoffs. Are you most move forward to <hes>. I think vegas is is really the one that you have to come out of the box knox and really set the tone for the play offs and so i'm looking forward to vegas going there with with you know hopefully a a really fast race car and if you can come out of vegas and be inside the top eight points the next to you can kind of race a little bit more conservatively and not that you can ever race conservatively in the playoffs but getting out of vegas. If you leave vegas in a whole man it just sets the tone for the next two weeks where you're in scramble mode and you're kind kind of racing and desperation if you can leave vegas on the good side of being in the top twelve to advance or obviously winning. It certainly makes the the next two weeks a lot easier so i'm looking forward to vegas. I think that'll be a good one for us. <hes> dover last year was a really really good track for us and we ran really well. It had a shot to win. I'm looking forward to going back to that one so i think those two tracks just kind of going into the playoffs are ones that i'm kind of focused on nicely guys the callers. You'll step it up. Ever great stats is always coming up. They ryan joins us with your social media feedback. Let me say this is next. Let me say this. I'm gonna say this. Let me say this. Let me say this. Let me say this. Let me let me save is what somebody else. Talk johnny something man. Can you talk a lot guys. The ryen nate will you take over because now plan to jump into a let me say yes hashtag. Let me say this. Melda wants to know for eric doc which of your teammates to hang out with the most whereas voyeur harvick. Is your buddy honestly away from the shop away from the track none of them i i i have a wife and i have a wife and two kids and they consume all of my time away from racetrack. Let's let's say you're at the track though no families are there particular weekend who's the first one you go say hey how's your day out of those teammates probably daniel because he he enjoys is riding bikes and i enjoyed riding bikes and so my wife and kids aren't there and i'm going to go take off on bike ride. I'd probably takes daniel and say hey amigo you. Wanna go read there. We go so thank you. <hes> rob elliott wants to know what do you think you can do. Better is a driver on short-track such as bristol to get a win how men wa- well i thought we had a really good car there in the spring and only made it to lapse and gotten rid so awesome i feel i feel like bristles. One of those places that i have run really well at over the years but haven't broke through to win man. I dunno i. I've everything do everything better. Gotta gotta go faster. Gotta go one time. Running crooks told me running running crooks told me hey i'm going to let you in on a little secret rookie when i first showed up to two job jason and he said i was super nervous about qualifying at martinsville and he said i'm gonna tell you a secret about qualifying here. He said the trick is when you cross the finish line. You've got to hurry up and get back to click else. That's all knowledge right there. That's good so i gotta go fast and sir answers that <hes> james pick a retro wants to know because you're ninety six points ahead of the cutoff line. Do you feel confident last season. I actually asked you. This is the glenn you did and your answer was no. I don't. I'm still terrified that i could follow the playoffs yeah you. You have a mechanical failure. You get two weeks in a row next thing you know you're twenty twenty points ahead of the cutoff line and it is a different story so yeah i've learned i've learned in life to never be too confident. You may just this bad stuff can happen. You gotta. I wanna go win and that will take care of everything but if not i mean you just have to you have to be prepared for anything fascinates me every driver believes they. We can go forward but their biggest fear is such a juxtaposition of those two emotions yeah. That was pretty big. Go ahead. I'm sorry <hes> jared apparently he's one of your biggest. Fans wants to know what your chances are winning at michigan something. I feel like the last year and a half two years ford had a stranglehold on on michigan. Obviously doug gates brings really good engines engines so that helps and i feel like we had a really good car there in the spring so <hes> qualified second ran up front. Joey was really good lead plot and won the race but i feel like i feel like we'll have a good shot all right and then finally hashtag. Let me say this is for. Everybody says i'm going to win. Which which is nice i would. Amy wants everybody to know that <hes> blaney wasn't quivering. She's got photo evidence to prove it up right here l. We all right well. What let me had a photo of ryan blaney being confirmed by jimmy johnson and she said hey this much. Does i guess i yeah yes yes so i have a question and this is kind of captain obvious stuff but job. How does a photo yes show us still shock right now. Show give evidence of quivering lip. There's what i hear or quivering lips abs- picture but here's an claverie now every gloves this again our guest air role at take place where everything is awesome. You see when motormouth richards hudson.

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#413 - 2020 Preview & Pro Drifter Amanda Sorensen

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#413 - 2020 Preview & Pro Drifter Amanda Sorensen

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At Dot Com now and get your UTV or ATV dialed in which you here catch all the bag episodes of the down down and dirty radio show on apple podcast and be sure to rate review and subscribe all right now officially kicking things off on the general tire down and dirty show powered by Polaris Razor and You know I just got done with the best in the Desert Park to fifty greg to get back behind the wheel my UTV VIP king in the Hammer's coming up in a couple of weeks ago. I don't even hot explain it man but my boy James Hill G motorsports I gotta give him a shot off because he is working miracles goals to give me a car in time for hammers. I've no idea what is in store for me when I get out there to. Koa I gotTa tell you. It's probably going to be a hell of a good time time. That's for sure You know I've been in the rocks a little bit doing some pre running. We are definitely Definitely I think we're GONNA have our work cut Out For us but you're number one. It's just getting to the finish line. That's all we care about trying to get to that. Finish line so yeah. So that's coming up. We Got Parker four twenty five in my hometown this week as well or this coming week as well. So we'll be. We'll be hanging out doing doing that. Probably hanging out with my good friends at vision. We own on our partner here. I don't know trying to sling some wheels the offered community but You know all that kind of coming up in the next few weeks but this you know this episodes episode is really going to be about forward looking in twenty twenty what to expect in the weeks and months to come. We got a lot of changes going on and and we'll probably be doing that the next couple of weeks just kind of forward looking because we don't what have you know indycar. We don't have NASCAR. We don't have to do a lot an ask our coverage probably a little bit more this year but you know we. We don't have those major motor sports phone in the one and and we don't do a ton of talk on that either it's more action motorsports but even that Formula D rally You know we don't even have snowdrift rally coming up yet. I mean obviously off-road oh no short-course yet just pretty much off road is the only thing that we've got to talk about so we're GonNa talk tunnel that Dakar Rally I mean. What more can you say the you you know? One of the the Globes most marquee motor sports events at just wrapped up and to Americans we. We've finally broke through the barrier. We had not just one American. Take the first ever. I ever in class victory at Dakar we had to. Oh yes ricky gray back and Casey Curry. Both taken victories at the Dakar. Rally on on two wheels and four K.. Securing the side-by-side Division. They call it something else there whereas via. I don't know something something crazy you know Europeans. It can't just be normal. We gotta we gotta reinvent the name of of something I can't call it. Utd your side. I buy side. We're GONNA come up with our own name European listener. Yes sometimes you guys tend to over complicate things on the flip side us. Americans tend to over complicate things as well. I've always found that funny right. Americans always go. Oh everything's in meters and kilometers an hour and man. Why why does the rest of the world have to make things complicated complicated? I'm like no newsflash man. Have you ever actually looked at the metric system so much easier. Then what do they call it. The imperial system that we're on here in the United States like there's no rhyme or reason anything you know twelve to a twelve inches to a foot and then there's three foot to a yard you know. There's what five thousand something feet in a in a mile or one thousand something feet in a i. It's like so complicated. As no rhyme reasoning the metric systems like ten ten ten ten millimeters centimeter. Ten centimeters is a decimeter. You know it just goes on and on and it's like you know it's so so it's so freaking easy and you know it's it doesn't take long to learn and I'm like yeah so uh Americans. I say that in regards to naming in certain things in Europe. Yes you overcomplicate it. Americans we over complicate things too. We are not immune to it. I will own it. I am saying it right here on the show. Yes we we over complicate things too. So I don't think I'm attacking you all attack US holiday long as well but I don't even know how we got on that but yeah anyways yeah yeah rally. We're going to jump into that Christley owner we're GONNA be talking a lot of Dacca rally in the power rankings. I'm assuming so. Yeah we've got that to get to and like I said before man we've got some massive massive changes coming to the show and it's going to be in if you're listening online. You're listening nationally. Everything is going to stay the same for you. But we're going to give you a massive massive option on how to listen to this. Show that you guys have been requesting for damn near a decade and we're going to finally be able to deliver. I can't wait till at that news out of the bag. It is coming soon. Mark My word you guys are going to be stoked absolutely stoked on it so yeah you know and so we've been kind of a whirlwind. I told you guys last week I spent some time in Minnesota over the holidays hanging out with Levi Lavallee the valley and doing some snowmobiling and then ever since and it's just like been boots on the ground like whirlwind Have the Parker to fifty right away. You know we got a solid finish out at this past weekend and really really fortunate to you know to finish. I finish that couple years in a row. Now and it's it's become one of my favorite events of the year only because it's one it's my hometown. I know the track well to it's perfect mix. It's perfect big mix of a sprint race in an endurance race. It's about five six hours. Two hundred and fifty miles and I feel like it's just that ideal ideal mix and to me that is that's perfect you know mid four hundred and it's it stretches a little bit too long you know something like ut world championships empey chips. I hate that anyways. That track but Yeah it's a little bit too short. I feel like Parker perfect mix ended up having a problem right off. The Bat man kind of sucked. I had a lot of people go what happened. Got A great starting spot. Did Start at twelve right there at around the top ten up thirteen miles into the race. Everybody's bunched up and keep in mind. They go to every thirty seconds. So what does that to every thirty. That's four minute Forty cars and what ten minutes. Something like that. Mike is my math right. Forty cars and ten minutes. Yeah four every minute ten minutes minutes yeah forty cars every ten minutes right so yeah. We blew a belt thirteen miles in the race. Everybody's bunched up literally like twenty. Something cars went by yes. I think we started out like twelfth. After we lost our belt and got a new one put in we ha. We were in thirty eighth place ace so we battled back from thirty eighth just kind of at that point. You know what I mean. You know you're fighting through dust and traffic and all kinds of stuff and we just got an our groove got an a rhythm rhythm and ended up finishing I think it was twenty first out of out of fifty five entries so About a back a little bit solid solid finish recipe start art the year. I know obviously hammers and a new car. Then we'll have the mid four hundred so we we've got a lot of fun and new stuff coming at you guys from my race program Do have to say one of probably one of my favorite things that I've been able to do this year and I'm doing a lot and we'll talk more about that you know and I know the show isn't about me but I got a good friend on the family forever. The Chapman family me a chapman. She's been a guest on the show quite a bit started working with her Quite a bit tonight. I gotTa tell you this girl you know. Obviously she's she signed with Red Bull you know she's she's one of those prodigy type talents But she's making a switch this year from short short course desert racing. I mean fortunate to be able to work with them and kind of coacher and you know and just just help kind of guide her and she went into a first desert parker to fifty. Most I would say. Ninety percent of people never finish their first desert race like legit Wa the car up break it rip arm off do something dumb to to to not finish their first car. Just one dry right. You know that that happens because your rookie and green She finished her very first ever desert race and probably Taiwan stoked on the position. I think she finished twentieth in the class. Nineteenth something like that. But I gotTa tell you anybody can finish their first desert race. So props goes out to props goes out to my good friend. Mia Chapman on her finish. There and I know she'll be race in the mid four hundred up next as well so looking forward to seeing what comes out of things is with her program this year. But yeah I don't know. Is that enough parker to fifty talk. Should we take a break and get into Get into things with christly onion power rankings. I don't know I yeah. I think that's probably a good idea right now. So Chris Leoni Amanda Sorenson Rob D'Amico we gotta loaded up show today. We're GONNA take a short commercial break. We come back. We are going to get into things with power takings at Chris. Leoni right here. On the down and dirty radio show powered by polarised raised him forgot to slide that general tire plug in their man. I'm I'm slipping up with this new a new arrangement general tire down and dirty show powered by players razor back after this. 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Normally it doesn't matter or we can record this anytime. dicara has wrapped when we're recording. So we're GONNA include the actual final results are. I don't know I it's been a crazy I can't believe it's it's already over but it's been going on for two weeks kinda crazy. Kris Jenner between Dakar updates between a NASCAR media day with I racing the thing between you running the park or two fifty. I think I've done more work this month than I did. In entire seasons of racing previously. I it's January and I've already ready for vacation ready for all the snow to melt. This ain't good. I'm Anita Nice Three Day weekend Napa. Let let me tell you. Yeah and we've got supercross going on. We had a one and we've had Saint Louis in the books. I know a two is upon us this weekend. Like supercross was fired. I mean we haven't even talked anything about Snow Cross. But they've they've been going on as well and I don't know it's it's Kinda crazy but Yeah I mean I'm already looking. KOA CHEER WE'LL. We Got Parker for Twenty Five Next Week K. O. H.. Two weeks out meant for hundreds not far after that another best desert sprinkled in February like I I don't know we got Daytona Twenty four hours. Who got chilly going on Chris? I don't know this is I feel like it was just Christmas dude but it is so we are already already so deep into motorsport season. Seriously I mean when I was a kid I remember growing up and I was you know growing up basically. It's just a NASCAR a fan in Indycar fan because you know being in the northeast. That's kind of what you knew if you knew anything you didn't really know offroad I mean you know you. Obviously I knew one but basically quickly. I just kind of knew the big three and all the traditional schedules and I always thought December and January. Where the most boring times of the year now like? I'm working harder during the winter months then. I think I've ever in the summer months. There is so much going on you. Just you know if you're a race fan who really just Kinda knows it. was those big couple of pavement series. You just you just gotTa look different places but yeah like you said I mean supercross already in full swing. The Chili Bowl is wrapping up on Saturday. I mean we just got twelve stages in the car and You know some big American names that I'm no are GonNa be on both of our lists man. You know if I didn't have a board in front of me I'd lose track of a bunch of stuff in as we speak. We already lost track of one of the big ones ones that happens right at the king of the hammers. Nhra Pomona Dude. We're already drag racing this year. I mean like how after all this we're talking about everything and I'm like Oh yeah by the way in each we're only a few weeks out. Wow Oh man. Yeah it's I mean. Don't get me wrong it's cool. I love the fact that you know. We don't we don't have too much of that off season because you know I know you get anti you know. It's it's like all right. When are we racing a race again when we racing again but you know ban we are? We are leading with strength. Especially now I mean there are just so how many top flight outfits probably more than ever in just about every series you look at a supercross race nine or ten guys can probably win it. You look at DOC car. I mean you know. Yeah it's an event of attrition and it lasts two weeks so you know like guys can follow up but there are tons of competitive entries that can go in that. I mean you know. It's so much different than it was even five ten years ago in terms of depth of field and everything. We're we're just getting some of the best competition that you know we've ever seen neither of our lifetimes and You know maybe maybe even for years to come. Yeah well and you know ten years ago. Oh you know there was. There was American Mark Miller who destroys trophy truck. You went over there and did some stuff with with Corp Volkswagen and You know there was robby Gordon in You know those two guys. And obviously there's Darren Skilton can't forget about him he went over did some stuff reiner Sierra. Went over for a year but you know it was it was really kind of it. It was kind of an outlier event. Now a social media we've got great TV and coverage like Dakar is a it's at the tip of everybody's tongues and it. Actually you know people in America take notice. They're paying attention and I do have to give a ton of credit to Robby Gordon. I think he helped. Recreate or re ignite you know I. I can't even say reignite ignite the the American fire for the rally but that being said I mean as we roll into things. I have an honorable mention and I don't think you're going to argue with this one and and I'm gonNA break check it out You know as we get into the power rankings but my honorable mention for the week is just the United States of America. Man Holy Crap. Did we go into the Dakar Rally. Chris US Casey Curry. We got Ricky Bray back. Not only that we got Blade Hildebrand. Mitch Guthrie Junior. Both of them took stage wins and side by sides. I mean you know so for the longest time it was can American win the Dakar Rally. I gotTa tell you we showed the rest of the world. Hey we're here to play for that reason. I just had I had to. I had to put his my honorable mention the United States man. Because I gotTa tell you collectively. We made a statement attack. This year. Certainly did Jimmy but I mean don't forget Schuyler house in the motorcycle. Had you know some amazing runs. Spend a Lotta time as a privateer in via top ten to three. So you know it's I I. I think it just proves that as a motor sports nation if the US really wants to put its mind to in event or a series of anything anything like that and go up cocker. We can do that. We haven't had you know quite as much luck. Maybe in Formula One as you know as a- as we would certainly hope American race fans but you know there's no doubt in my mind that if the US wants to produce a kid that's going to go to f one then we're GONNA have. How a Formula One champion from the United States in the next ten years? There's no doubt in my mind that you know somebody with the right opportunity but man. It's you you know I think the US was the only country those multiple deck our winters this year. And that is just you know that is an incredible feat. You know to go more than forty iterations rations of the event. Never have you know an overall winner As a as a driver or rider being American and and then have two of them this year. I mean yes certainly something special For the US and Awesome for those guys to be able to bring victories home for the Stars and Stripes. I tell you for sure so that said. Let's jump into things Chris and for those of you just tuning in power rankings. Something Chris and I do every single week we take take a one week window and we ranked the top five guys or women in motorsports in that one week window so Yeah so there might be somebody who is you know is points leader such and such. They might not make it onto our list. Because they're one week window. You know might right not be quite as good as somebody else that being said when there is a tiebreaker we will start stretching a day. You know two weeks out or three weeks. Somebody's like four for four or something something like that you know in the past month that may actually factor into the equation to break a tie but by and large we try and keep it at that one week window. That being said Chris I power rankings of twenty twenty. Who is number five on your list? Well we are heading to Saint Louis for supercross Jim. And we're your head that to fifty West Class and Austin foreigner. Taking his first win of the season recovered from injury over the off. Season wasn't able to score a title last year because of which was a shame because he really was the class of that field You know awesome to see him. Return to his winning ways there You know over the offseason anytime you have a writer. That's just been off the bike for quite a while. I'm sure everybody kind of asks well. How's he going to be when he gets back on? And and you know fortner certainly silence the doubters in Saint Louis. You know he's GonNa be the same title threat that he has always been in that class. You know quite frankly. If not for the injury last year I could have easily seen him as one of the guys who may have moved up for this season so You know going to be a big year for him I think. And and That's why he's number five of my worst. Well I doubt faulkner whatsoever. I think number five on my list might be a little bit controversial. I'm kind of anxious to see what Social Media says when this gets out there and I know you'll put this on the website as well but I am going to go to Saint Louis Number five but my number I five isn't who you think it would be. I'm actually going to go with Bam Bam Barsha now. Here's my reasoning. Why yes he won a one and then moving thing into Saint Louis? I think a lot of people doubted him. You know because last year he did the same thing he won a one and then he kind of fell off a little bit and things like that but you know rocks and give Iraq's walks in a lot of credit he's back he took a victory there but Barsha finishing second to me said more than rocks in winning because Roxane is who we thought he was going to be and it should be. I think Barsha doesn't get enough credit and I think for him taking I in a one and coming back with a second now rocks and he wasn't even anywhere near the podium in a one and I think it says more about Barsha your points leader fishing second and Saint Louis winning a one. I just for some reason. I had to have him on my list over oxen and even foreclosure Chris so I know Bam Barsha. He's number five on my list in You know I would love to hear what social media has to say once this thing hits now. I think that's perfectly reasonable. I mean you know with how much going on in the motor sports over the past week admittedly. I don't have Varsha in my top five but you know you're right it's we. We saw him win last year and we saw him kind of fall by the wayside. A little bit wasn't really a championship. Throughout the way the Cooper web was the way that Eli Tomac. was you know the way that those handful of guys at the real front of the field. Where for most of the year? But you know if he can keep that up you know he. He will be a threat for the championship. And I'm sure that all the You know all of the fans of that team all defense fans that have stuck by Barsha. As long as he has been in supercross would love to see kind of a Break Out in a strong performance in twenty twenty absolutely well. Oh you know what Chris we are up against the break here. We have you and I have four more to get to here on our power rankings but those are gonNA come up in the next segment because we are going to take gay short commercial break. We come back Chris and we will have our top fours in power rankings here on the general tire down and dirty show powered by Polaris Razor. I'll polaris I writer Jim beaver Irish trophy trucks professionally hosted down and dirty radio show and also travel the country announcing motorsports events. I've seen it all and trust me. I've done most of it so when it comes time to relax on the weekend. 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I'M GONNA head out to Your hometown going to go to Parker Arizona for the Parker to fifty. And I'M GONNA give it to fill blurting Ended Twenty nineteen on a low note with the DNA and that enabled Mitch Guthrie Junior do swoop in and be able to take the UT turbo title invest in the desert but You know fill in returning to his winning ways. Parker was certainly one of the story. Lines of the past. Week for me You know it's it's so hard to win and and I and I know that you know this firsthand obviously competing in that class but it is so hard to win anything. Utd Turbo because there are so many quality entries out there. And I mean you see race fields with anywhere from fifty to a hundred entries showing up and doing their thing and going out there and it's so hard to be at the front of the field. It's so hard to crack the podium. It's so hard to even finish. Sometimes so you know to have won three in a row the previous year but then have to end the year on the low note Laughlin you know it it becomes something where I don't know you've got to get back on the horse. Listen Filbert was able to do that. Takes the victory so I've got number four. Well you know what Chris I'm going to go to the park or two fifty and I'm also going to roll with Phil blurting their number four. So you and I we are on the same on that vote and like you said I mean fill is become one of the Marquis guys class along with Mitch Guthrie and various various others but Great Performance Air. I gotTa tell you me actually racing in that race. The third lap was just hell on earth it was bad was rocky rugged it was a disaster astor it looked like some crazy lunar landscape. I mean it was just it was gnarly and part of that last lap at dark so you know and like you said said I race in that class and you know thing to keep in mind with ut turbo an and you'll see it pop up on our list from time to time this year. You know we're pulling sixty sixty entries at an event you know. Think about that sixty entries you imagine. If they're sick sixty NASCAR's event. I mean somebody takes a top twenty nascar and there's forty entries and everybody goes on. They had a good run. They were in the top. Twenty top fifteen. Really get around right if you've finished the top twenty in. UTV people don't really seem to consider the big DOC deal. I considered a big deal because look we've got sixty some injuries. I mean that's crazy. You know that that's the equivalent of like a twelfth place. Finish in you know in Nascar something like that. I think when you put it into perspective it really puts valued the finishing positions in ut turbo and even even more value to a win in Utd Turbo. You know there's twenty twenty probably twenty guys that can potentially and females take a win and ut turbo you know and so to me. It's what fills been able to accomplish. is nothing short of absolutely remarkable in the class. And you know he's definitely a legit Jytte number four on my list but I think we've probably have some first time listeners. To the show up this week I mean just know Kristen I ranked these. Ut Turbo competitors off on our list and we're comparing them with trophy guys NASCAR guys. Those victories are very very hard to come by. And so I think Chris we value those and we value the competition in the class. And that's why you're going to see them on our list and maybe some other performances in offroad that maybe finished higher in the overall not quite even cracking our list and we're going to side with Just the sheer talent. And you know and I guess you know sheer amount of entries in the in the class so both of us at blurt number four which makes me wonder. I wonder if our top three are gonna be the same are ordering or at least going to be the same. We're probably both GONNA shift some gears and head towards Dakar or at some point but who do you have at number three Chris. Yeah precisely Jim and you know. Also I'd like to add obviously we put together a desert power rankings formula that we're Kinda I'm going to use during the season Just to rank some of the offroad performances head to head and you know a win like the wind took at Parker is obviously going to do very very well considering string field and how many entries and all that but Yeah as a matter of fact for my number three I am going to go back to Saint Louis and and like you said he is who he thought he was going to be. But after the past few years man Ken rocks and being off the top step of the podium indoors for three three years that had to be just an incredibly special victory for them. Obviously last year he came so close but Cooper web nipped him at wine in one of those victories that really propelled Cooper's championship. But you know Ken rocks and returning to form taking that victory in Saint Louis. He has the monkey the office back now. You know now there. There isn't that kind of over you haven't won a race you race yet. You know that nagging whether it's doubt whether it's frustration. That's all gone so now we've got Ken rocks and go into eight to you. Know with a clear mind with a fresh mindset with momentum dental and you know it'll be interesting we might see Barsha and rocks and kind of the two guys the battle it out based on what we've seen so far this year or you know some of the traditional names the cooper webs now the TELMEX. They haven't gotten off to that hot. Start that you know. Some of US may have thought that they would. So we'll see if the cream rises to the top if it already has and I regretfully can't say that I've got Kenner Oxen on my list and you know and that's nothing nothing taking away his performance. I think it's amazing that he's back. He's battled through some crazy injuries. Just when you thought he was ready to go he'd get injured again. Hopefully this is a year that we see rocks in one hundred percent healthy because I think that battle you're going to see atop the leaderboard in supercross is going to be pretty wild but for that Though for my number three I am going to head to the Dakar Rally and I'm GonNa go with American driver. Casey Curry who is also on the show countless times but you know I- Casey is. He's one of those guys. He's very diverse. I mean he's world champion and short course I I mean he's you know he's gone and King of the hammers stuff he does jeep stuff. Now does some desert racing now. He you know he's doing Dacca Rally and who is in Morocco GEICO last year. Kind of doing a tune-up to Dakar. But for the Americans to come in in a side-by-side series obviously Mitch Guthrie Junior and and Blade Hildebrand in that same division in as well but curry to take victory from Americans I mean it is so so hard to win a car in any division. I just got to give a lot of prophecy. Casey Curry and I had to have him at number three on my list. Well that's interesting Jim. Because I've actually got Casey Curry at number two and that leaves. Yes I have one name left obviously reveal and you've got to and I'm wondering who I made of left off and I have a sneaking suspicion as to who it is but you know. Yeah Yeah like you said. Obviously a great performance from Casey. I mean I was able to speak with him about a month month and a half ago Just about his preparation Asian and everything and he said you know look like yeah. Last year we had fourth place. I'm disappointed with that. I feel that I can win. You know we've done the races. We've done the prep-work I'm you know. At the time he wasn't totally feeling one hundred percent about the car yet but he listed listed out the changes that needed to be made for him to feel that way and clearly. They were working because he spent so much of that. Rally in the lead You know well I think he I took it at stage. Three lost it briefly regained it and Kinda held it the whole way out and had one of the biggest wins on time this year. You're a little over thirty nine minutes a very impressive Performance from Casey Curry and You know a well-deserved first victory for the Americans and the SSP SP category You know for sure which is a category that based on him based on Mitch. Guthrie based Hildebrand based on Seth Can Tara once and she's old enough to run that event. I think it's a category that Americans are going to dominate for years to come. Yeah you know. And I think it's going to cause at least you know in side-by-side it's GonNa Cause is there. The rest of the world is step their game because I think Americans made a statement there. We we haven't ever really you know. Aj Jones is in that category as well can leave. Aj Jones out. Another American contingent contingent there but side-by-side category. I think that that's one. The Americans are gonNA staked claim to and make the rest of the world kind of step up their game moving to number two. Do on my list. Though I've got to go with another American driver are or writer. I should say Ricky Gray back taking on the victory in the hotly contested Motorcycle Division Motorcycle Division in Dakar. It's just a specialist. The car and truck division in some of the most iconic names and all of our history have got their start on motorcycles but four shifting into the four wheel vehicles but ricky bray back. I mean you know doing it for Honda. Put an a eight an end to the eighteen years. KTM is pretty much dominated the rally he became the first ever American champion of the rally. which only was very shortly? The Lived until Casey curry across the finish line. And then we had to American champions of the Dakar Rally Ricky Gray back and amazing run and you know one of the absolute toughest this divisions in the rally and you know you can sit for you know what I mean for. Fourteen days two weeks basically in a in a car and in truck or a side by side. And you know and it's tough but do the same thing on a motorcycle that is just infinitely you know. Infinitely you know many many times harder so Ricky Gray back. I've got to have him on my list this week at number two. Well telling me baffled Apple Jim because Ricky Gray back is my number one for everything that you just described. I mean I can't even fathom doing fourteen minutes on a motorcycle out in the dunes of Saudi Arabia. Much less fourteen days so you know certainly well deserved and you know. Also the defending men. Four hundred champion so it has been a fantastic past twelve months for him. He certainly made up for last year's mechanical the NFL he was in the lead. You you know more than did that took that meant for hundred victory. You know really focused and prepared for this race and let it pretty much the whole way so you you know very well deserved triumph and certainly Ricky had his vengeance on the deck hard this year. No doubt but now I'm real interested Jim because I have no idea who you are number one is going to be well. I think there's really only one person that he could have had on my number one and that's Carlos Sainz who took the car and truck got got category I guess. The car category called contract but in his X. Rayed many You know I think this. Is something really really special. You know he's fifty seven years old. Most people are retired by then I mean here. He is took his third career dead car. Victory overall overall which is absolutely insane for anybody. But he's fifty seven and then to top it off. I mean he's a two time world rally champion. who made the switch each to rally raid? After he retired from being one of the greats in the World Rally Championship and I think because of the era he competed in the WRC. His teammate was calling mccray I think sometimes his performances were overshadowed and a lot of people kind of forgot about it. But I gotTa tell you after you know wing to WRC championships winning three Decca rallies overall. He's fifty seven years old. I mean I think he's going to go down as one of the all-time motor sport greats. Like to me. That victory that just happened that puts him that elevates him he went from one of the best all time to literally he is in the conversation And like I said the guys fifty-seven that is insane to put your body through two weeks of hell at fifty seven years old and that's not taking anything away from women that's just fact. I mean for him to be at this level at this point in his career. It's just absolutely remarkable to me. This victory by Seines was just. Ah like I said it puts him up there. I think to me that puts him up there with names like Michael Schumacher and Dale Earnhardt and the list can go on some of the all time greats motorsport. No doubt and don't and don't forget Stephane Peterhansel you know even within the Dakar infrastructure where you know Stephon is one I think more than a dozen of them you know certainly a very impressive performance by Carlos You know no doubt it just for me like like we talked about like we run off with. There's so much steps in January motor sport that you know if you were just a couple of pavement series race fans you would have no idea about but for you to put a number one on there that I didn't even I couldn't even squeeze on my list because of what I was watching what I was focused on on man. That really says something about everything that's going on right now. It has been a big month and with more supercross with the Chili Bowl. Still Ahead with you know multiple multiple desert races coming up and then even once. That's done we start heading into Daytona. We start heading into you know all sorts of things things. It's GonNa be a great year. It's going to be a great year in racing whether it's two wheels or four whether it's pavement or dirt you know I am excited well and you know and and all that being said we're going to have to cut to a break but like you said I mean there's guys we haven't even mentioned it's because we kind of took a break over the holidays but Elliot's issue will and Snow Oh cross. He's destroying the field and you know we're going to get to that. We got winter X Games coming up. We Got Snow Bikes and freestyle. Talk about their. It's going to be a wild wild January here. You're on the general tire down and dirty show powered by police razor. And we'll be back with more right after this anywhere as possible. 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Welcome back to the general tire down and dirty show powered by Polaris Razor like to welcome Ma one of my very very good friends. I would say a motor sports broadcasting legend. My good friend Rob D'Amico who rob I feel like this is kind of like twilight Zona. I know when I was just getting started. I was calling into your show. Now all of a sudden you're calling into this one But I guess the big thing is your your back on radio my friend and I think there's a lot the fans out there excited about that. Yeah I'm excited about it too man. Hey thanks for having me on first of all you know I was about a year or so ago I got And I don't know how to explain. It was an accident sick. Whatever it was I had this problem and explain what it is? You're in a second but I was in and out of the hospital couldn't couldn't figure out what was going on. I wasn't sure what happened. come to find out what I had would they brew t-ball artery dissection with pseudo aneurysm. Basically basically it's you have Ford our arteries and go to your brain. I'm sorry to come through your neck and to go through your spine into your brain and basically I told one of those out of the back of my brain. and Luckily he's looking guy. I don't know what it was I did not have a stroke. Didn't have any Problems but had severe headaches. My site was in and out it was it was crazy But come to find out a lot of rest a lot of time away from work. And that's where I kinda got disconnected connected with the radio show and the podcasting and all that stuff but all clear and Back in the game and loving every minute of it and totally Miss Edmund. There's no doubt you know raising wants to ten your blood. It has been there forever. Yeah well you weren't even you you Kinda like me. You're not just a host man. used to drive what Mustang staying and things like that so you spend quite a bit of time behind the wheel in addition to talk about what's happening behind the wheel. Yeah unfortunately no longer. Can I do that with his injury. Sorry I have. I'm not allowed to Race cars race go karts. I can't go on roller coasters. I can't you know anything that can jar the neck I am not allowed to do even driving's a little risky for me but obviously I have to do for my day job but You know it's one of those things that Yeah Man I used to love being in y you know not only talked about the game which you're in the game and that makes a difference because you know the INS and outs of the business you know you have the connections to go back. Oh you have An and sponsorship the big thing and you're shaking hands and kissing babies and you're there it makes a big difference and You know being out of that for a little while definitely we've heard but I'm back Just can't do some of the same things they used to be able to do. But I've found other ways to get that fix one of them and I know you're involved in this is is Irish. I love getting online and racing in the and I know that was a big conversation on twitter and you know social media over the last week and People saying that it's not real racing. It's not my opinion is hey this is. It's a lot of fun. It real racing no in the sense of. Hey I'm uh not working on a car I don't you know I don't have to build this thing I i. I'm taking it to a race track every week but that being said you are setting up cars you are are learning the track. You are The differences when they say. Hey that guy When they call them race car drivers? That's where I have a little bit of an issue. Even being a guy who reads his I racing. I'm not a race car driver. I mean I have done it before in the real world but virtually it's not i. Oh I can't call that a race car driver I can call it a racer I get on race but a race car drivers a little bit different to me and I can see some of the point on some of these guys that are arguing it but man I will say one thing. It is a ton of fun and it's a blasted the a part of that and I love every minute. Well you know what I think. That's what's funny because a lot of real world drivers I mean they. They spend time in the SIMS FOR YEARS NASCAR INDYCAR Formula One drivers. You know. That's that's something that that now like that technology was so unaccessible to to everybody else though. Simmers were just Uber. Expensive rancid the software's expensive Irish was kind of the first to really you know an arcade video games have been around for a long time Arcadia. But you know I really bring it to to the masses yet. You know young talent a chance. Get behind the wheel and see what you know. Some of these veterans have been doing in the SIMS. And I think that's what school now you know with. I racing racing. We've got a premier series. I mean you've got guys like Dale. Jr. Route Fenway J. G. R.. I mean woods brothers. You know the list goes on and I mean you've got some heavy heavy hitters involved in Sim racing. Now he's sports. I mean it's it's sad to see and then you know y you know six figures for some of the winners. I mean it's become a real real the thing in motorsport. You got one of the bigger teams. Jim beaver sport. I almost feel like kind of weird putting my name in I I look at these just icon names. I don't know how I if fit in there. We we definitely have a lot of fun with it. I know my teams actually racing in the twenty four hours ars the Daytona this weekend in Sim racing. So we'll see how that winds up but I know talking about motor sports. There's we got Chili Bowl coming up. Obviously twenty four four hours of Daytona Daytona. Five hundred coming up. I know just recently just literally a couple of hours ago our good friend Kelly Crandall Racer magazine dropped. Some interesting news is I don't know if you caught it rob but I've been saying this for years but xfinity this year is actually GonNa be running the road. Course at Indianapolis Motor speedway is a support to the brickyard four hundred. I've thought they ought to alternate years of the brickyard. Four hundred one year road course the other but looks like Roger Penske now owner of switching things up. What do you think about? CNS cars there on the on the road. Course I think it's awesome I love road racing. You know and and this kind of goes back to the first question you asked me about You know in. I racing in the racing being expensive back in the day. I've been a member of Iranian since two thousand nine and that was the first thing I got into it. I loved it. I was having a hard time transitioning because I was new into racing racing those mustangs and and Getting on the real world experience. It's I was so new to it I started late. I didn't get in a go kart or anything until I was almost thirty years old so I was late in the game so I had a hard time even adjusting adjusting into the virtual world. And getting on these gaming systems and doing that event like I said a member since two thousand nine made the transition. You know I I went into two Cardi and and real race cars and then into the I.. Racing stuff but what. I think they're doing here with the road racing in Nascar it to me he. It's right down my alley me and I love that type of racing. I hope that the you know the tracking these cars You know because you see Back when Formula One and was there or Indycar when they use the road course before the five hundred Put on a good show. I just hope these cars are able to do that. They also made some news NASCAR data about changing the technical side of these cars and taking away some of the downforce in shortening the the spoiler in the back and Shrinking can down the splitter in the Front at road courses and short-track. So I think that's GonNa be big They have to handle these cars and the driver will. We'll have to definitely drive the car more with the gas pedal which I think is great? You know we always talk about these guys you know super speedways Daytona five hundred Talladega. You Mash the gas and you just go And he hopes to stands a big one. That's the big thing those races and don't get me wrong exciting and they create. Read that edge of your seat racing because you never know you're on that ticking time bombs when something can happen like that but the the C.. This and I agree with you man. I'd love to see the the cup cars doing the road. Course they're at indy. And maybe In other places there are plenty of great road racing tracks around the country that they can do this on. I just hope they do pick up war that unfortunately I think Nascar's in the situation you know we're trying to short some of these races and maybe looking at the schedule coming up in in in twenty twenty two. I think uh are GONNA be some of the big changes to see when the new car comes out the one. They're testing now. I think they have a homestead test coming up shortly but I know Brad I'm sorry Joined the Ghana was in that car with team. Penske this is a car. That's the PR guy bill for this and they'll be Doing this You know over the next couple of months ONS and trying to get gather as much information so when they come to these tracks they know. Okay this one. Does this great. They race awesome here this tight race at this track and I think that's what they're trying to get the racing to the next level and I hope they do that because it's definitely needed in the world and Askar. Yeah well you know I. I completely agree with everything you said there. You know. I think it's it's interesting too. You'd mentioned earlier. You know talking about taking some downforce out of the cars. You know it making it more of a driver's type of thing and I think it's funny because for the longest time you always indycar chason NASCAR and they still very much are but yeah I know any car with this latest indycar you know. They took a lot of downforce out. Made a more of a driver series in it. It almost feels like NASCAR is looking at that. It's worked for INDYCAR. Maybe we need to make these cars a little bit tougher. The drive you know. Yeah and that's you know they've made this that statement before and then they they. You know going back to the car tomorrow in the car. That's you know they're currently using now and the different size splitters. And and you know this the spoilers on the back in the air inlets and you know just just. There's so many different things on these cars as they can change. I think Nassar's just trying to narrow down again because the gotTa control with the teams and you know the the twisted listed sister car that we had was mangled and twisted and now with this body it goes through a laser. You know at the racetrack. And that's how they inspect the cars ars and I think that's great. This sport is definitely the technology's there. Let's use you know for the longest time we didn't even have the we had carburetors. which is you you know so obsolete now that And what I think is going to be great with this new car. You know the bigger rims. The the shorter tire low profile tires. It's it's things you see on your daily car to translate what better with a stock car now. Is the car actually stockcar. No the bodies are much different. Chassis built much different but That being said they are getting closer. They are trying to make this closer racing. They are trying to put the the racing back in the the driver's hands again. Where you know? You're not just driving around with a car sticks to the racetrack you now have to maneuver it and know how to drive it. The next it's making these passes and things like that so it's important for Nascar to make these changes which more important than anything else right now and I know a lot of fans that have struggled with this but they literally have to change the economics of the sports on the team owners side. They can't be spending this type of money if they're going to try to make the successful because you know money buys speed we get all that man is getting out of hand and these teams if they can't compete at that level they're we're GonNa fall off and then we're not gonNA have teams and we're going to have these crappy Small one car team things coming in here and making a mess of the sport and bringing in you. You know Bob's super garage sponsors and it's just not gonNA have the same deal anymore if we WANNA make this a great series. They need to fix the the economics of this sport and do it quickly. Yeah no I completely agree with you there and You know I think We gotta jump to short commercial break here but You Know I. I think it's one of those that I've noticed and I think fans of noticed you've noticed it but Used to be you know. You'd have a sponsor and they'd be year long. You know you could count on Jimmy Johnson lows cars or the Jeff Gordon do pot dot car. Whoever's car you know what I mean and now you know that that's the thing of the past it's alternating sponsors and even Nascar can't even find you know you know one series sponsor for the whole they've got a split it up you know and I'm not saying that's good or bad? I'm just saying economics definitely definitely changed the sport but we've got to take a short commercial break in. We come back more with rob Di Meco here on the general tire down and dirty show powered by Polaris Razor. I'll polaris riders. Jim beaver Irish trophy. Trucks professionally hosted down and dirty radio show and also travel the country announcing motorsports events. I've seen it all and trust me. I've done most of it so when it comes time to relax on the weekend. Nothing is better than taking time with my family in our razor vehicles. They've got three liability. I need to just pick up and go explore the desert dunes trail and have the capability to attack even the harshest train. 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It's the general tire down and dirty show general tire stepping on Boorda's our title sponsor. This year slipped up there but we got robbed. EMECO on the show and rob we have been talking a little bit about Awesome Nascar News and kind of where things are headed. But I know before we get to the Daytona five hundred. We've got a couple of big ones first and foremost Chili Bowl. And then we've got the twenty four hours of Daytona but chilly bowman. Does anybody have anything Christopher Bell. Can You tell me rob I I got to say. I'm kind of passive sprint car fan. I follow it just enough economy. What's going on but Cibelli seems like Siebel and Chili Chili Bowl? Do Their on lock. Yeah it's funny you know. I'm not a big. I've never been a big dirt racing guy don't know why and never got really into it. I didn't follow it quite a bit when I was doing work with speed. And all that Sprint cars in the The wing the non wing all that stuff and even some of the stuff. They raised on pavement but These guys out here. You know Tony. Stewart Kyle Larson to some of the big names out out there for the guys that are really the superstars of the guys from the local tracks and and and travel with the circuit and racing four times a week those guys for or the bad assets of the sport right but you get a guy like Christopher Bell. Who's done this record and it has been there and done all that is coming back and just being a superstar for star out? There just shows his driving ability what he is what he can be my issue with him is obviously. He's making the move from the expanded series up up to the cup series and he's going to be racing with the will bind family racing but it in conjunction with kind of the. Jj are the Toyotas and things like that but That's my thing is that he is coming into the sport at that level level with a team. That's really not gonna be able to give them everything that he needs. Now he was jumping with. Joe Gets racing and go right from their awesome and that would be great degree pers- career but maybe they're just trying to get them into that steppingstone 'cause the next year or this year should say it is twenty twenty already The rookie class is spectacular. Cole custer moving up from the committee series Tyler. rettig the champion from the extended the series Christopher Bell these guys those were the top three guys in the extended series moving up and now going to be in the cup series. That is something mm to watch so now you get to see Christopher Bell. The Chili Bowl obviously has an opportunity to win there that would be cool for him to go in Daytona five hundred hundred and the Cup series and seasons and Race that rookie I don't know if it's going to be as successful as it was for him. In extended entity and dirt racing the Chili Bowl in all that because of the teams with. We'll have to see we never know. Yeah well and here's a question you know and this is just something that you you know kind of popped into my mind. Is You. Tell them you're talking about his young crop of NASCAR drivers come and I mean do you. Do you think we're ever going to see these guys with these long careers that go into their mid forties or fifty years old and cup. Because I feel like there's so many young guns and we talk about all these guys coming up and then I can tell you right behind him. I mean you've got Zane. Smith Myth Riley Herbs Haley Degan. You know that are a couple years away from running cup. You know what I mean. It's like there's always this young crop of talented drivers coming in and I feel like you know where those you no you. We used to see those long twenty thirty year careers at times you know. I don't know that we're GonNa see those again rob. I think it's going to get shortened down almost like ten fifteen year careers maybe the peak level. You know yeah. It's also a timing thing. So you got guys like Kevin Harvick who is. He can be racing a few more years but he's getting getting up there right. He's got to retire. Somebody's gotTa take his place. You WanNa be that guy. It's almost like coming out of the college You know like these quarterbacks now that are you know figuring okay. When is this Guy GonNa come out the team? Start talking to the the quarterbacks who are GonNa you know we'll get in this draft coming out here so you know in your senior year your junior year you know when you make yourself eligible to go into the NFL. Same thing with these guys. When do they start making that move? Okay I WANNA. It'd be inexpensively here because this gives me the opportunity 'cause you guys like You know go back to Elliott. Sadler moved up but then had to move back down You know there's a couple of guys that race with Junior Motor Sports. That does does the same thing. All higher moved up. That have moved back down. You know just timing wasn't right and I feel like some of these guys end up in that weird situation David. Reagan was one of those guys great race car driver. Just never really got the opportunity with the right team right right time and it just didn't work out and you have to go back. That's the problem and you have guys like True ex you know Jimmy Johnson. Megan I I think chase is going to be one of those guys that has a long career got with the right team GonNa be there for a while you know can make his moves when it's his the time to do that and use it to you. Know negotiate the right contract forms whether it's life contract at the same team or hey I'm going to go over here and make some more money. Did you know that kind of thing. It all depends and it's a timing thing and and sometimes that sucks for drivers because they are talented and it let's not kid ourselves we talk about Dada Christopher Bell or Tyler rediker you know coke custer these guys have got the talent in a moving up even go johnny John Nemechek and some of the Drivers Hey Hailey Degan the you mentioned this just some of those drivers there are probably when you mentioned those drivers another hundred drivers out there that have the same skills and probably do just as great as they can but we'll never get the opportunity to do so so that's it it's a timing thing right place who are you know moving up at the at the right time when this guy is going to move to this team puts an opening year you just never know and you try to plan it as best you possibly can Dan but sometimes it does not work out for you yeah so I think corey my life right plays I gotta tell you that is so true ruin in just about just about anything you know you start looking to the NFL and even guy like Tom Brady has become one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time people forgot forget about you know your place drew bledsoe who was had an amazing career and just got injured and Brady was in the right place right time as a backup quarterback in the right system and boom here we go and nobody even remembers drew bledsoe you know but I it's just the timing had to be right but you know speaking of that speaking of timing twenty four hours of Daytona. I know that one's coming up man. You've actually got some personal friends running this thing. You know this is I I feel like you know in Europe is huge right and I feel like you know endurance Racing Ansa. I feel like this is the one big marquee event of the year and and you know I know they run Long Beach. They run petite law. That there's all these different events but I feel like C.. Bring you know but I feel like this is the one where really puts endurance racing at the forefront in this country rob Yeah I agree with you. And this is one of the races and people don't know my day job. I worked for the big green egg and we have a lot of what we call. AIG heads A lot a lot of these guys. Ricky Taylor Jordan Taylor. Juan Pablo Toyota. You Have Ryan Briscoe. Yeah Brian Honore Richard Westbrook all these guys own eggs so I got to know these guys on a personal level and a lot of them will be out there racing. You know Jordan left his father's team. Wayne Taylor racing now racing that brand new corvette which looks killer a loved it and I'm not a corvette guy but being that Carlos good And then you have ricky. WHO USED TO BE WITH HIS DAD's dad's team as well? The Ricky Taylor moved over with penske racing with Juan Pablo Montoya over there in a couple of those drivers Racing I with the accurate so a lot lot of cool things going on that story on there is that you have the different manufacturers the teams you're racing for twenty four hours now. I've done a twenty four hour rates in go-carts and I gotTa tell you it is tough you try to get sleep. You can't sleep you're up all night you know you're the fatigue and you go through night and day. We've we've had rain and I'm sure there's a possibility for that in the forecast there as well. It is Florida. You know it's not raining. Give it an hour should be But so you know it's just one of the things that's the cool thing about this is that you have all the different variables and then you have to have the car that last twenty four hours back in the day. That was a lot more difficult than it is. Now now the parts are stronger and things. Last they're still testing things and trying to throw things at the car that may or may not work Erkin bail during that twenty four hours gotta come in. Never give up though man you've had these racists go twenty four hours and you're talking split seconds can't have to finish. How cool is that? And that's that's pretty neat. Could be that competitive for that long with the different drivers in all the variables that go into that race. Yeah Yeah you know I always like to. We've got you know these guys that have made a home in in endurance racing and obviously like even the big known guys like he looked Creston. Neves as you know is kind of found a second home there. You've got the Taylor's like you'd mention. I got a good friend Colin Braun who made a career racing. But you know all that having said this is the one where the guys like Alexander Rossi come in and I think Ryan Hunter as going to be running and like you said this is the one where it's kind of like it all star shootout battle royale. Because you've got to. Have you know so many guys on a team to run twenty four hours. I guess that's what I like. You get these guys that you know. Maybe racing isn't quite in their element but they're good road racers and then you get seem come in and it's like I just feel like it's a list of WHO's who in motor sport you know I'm not Alonzo's come in and it's just to me that's what makes out events a specialist. Just you know no just the fanfare that comes along with it and everybody's favorites from all these other series you know NASCAR and Indycar everybody like converging right there at Daytona. Think it's you know it's something we don't get even elements and in Europe. You know it's cool. You know even going back history. This you mentioned some of the guys that come over and race and from different other sanctioning bodies and All across the world come over here and race with this Kyle Busch's actually racing with Lexus. you have Haley she's going to be Racing with I believe it is God what was the guy's name Chase briscoe she'll be racing one of the Ford mustangs over there In one of the lower series. But we'll be out there racing and and that's cool man. That's what this is all about and I go back to you know go back to Mario Andretti Aj these guys. They can jump in sit in any car and be competitive. I would love to see that again where these racers up today. Go and jumping these other rides. You Know Christopher Christopher Bell Tony Stewart this guy multiple champion in multiple series. How cool is that man? And we haven't seen that in a while and look to see them do that and and be those champions and then those different series because You know that was what was cool about back in the day the history part of it people go. All the racing was much better back in the day. Hello no it wasn't it wasn't as competitive The you know the it just it the racing back then guys were winning two laps ahead of second-place card to me that is not what we have. Today is great racing. Lisa you can go that twenty four hours and and have a split second one to finish or one-two-three finish which is really cool over that amount of challenge. I just would like to see More drivers from different series coming in and being that competitive when they're out there racing that school to me. Yeah I I agree with you and it's funny. You mentioned that cause I'm the same way and they're still these people that go you know champ car. That was the best cart. And this and that and I'm not so so much better than indy-car damn like have you watched any Qarase. It's amazing racing. I'm like I remember back then. There was there was Newman Haas and there was there was penske and other than that. There was a few others but unlike those races were actually rather boring. Yeah it's much. They're much closer more competitive even some the small teams can get in there. And that's that's what I think. NASCAR needs work on to some of the smaller teams being able to compete. Because right now there is those handful teams. You know the big you rousers. penske's the Hendrick. You know that kind of chicken there. The big teams and obviously they have more money in their speed. But you get every now and then we're at the Talladega or one of the short tracks. Were the smaller team has the chance. It's a very small chance but they have a chance. And that's you know that's the cool story glide. David David and Goliath stories. You know where these little teams can make a difference but yeah be more competitive. Nowadays is much better than what go back in the day for. Sure well rob. We are up against the time break for the second segment man. But I know you and I are going to be going to be doing this. Weekly here Kinda talking all things motorsports so I'm definitely looking forward to it. I know you've got some stuff cranking on your into or are you gonna be doing some of your own stuff as well so looking forward to those to start up man. Yes Oh that'd be coming up here shortly will be doing the my own show again back on it right now. We're doing some stuff with you And get ready for the season. We'll do my Own Show I have the website which has been running here shortly But you can follow me on twitter instagram facebook it's all at Rob D'Amico or OB Dam dam ICO. Jim Always a pleasure man. I'm glad you're doing so well and I Appreciate the time today. Yeah no problem always fun having you on Robin We. 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We're racing arena or something and you were shredding your UTV. ATV out there. And I remember like there was this one jump and I swear you were like the only person going to flat like you were just sending it off the table top over the backside like jumping a flat autism. craziest thing I've ever seen. Yeah I think I was a fourteen then. I'm seventeen now. So I was like three years ago. I was going to say it was a while ago. but Yeah well in that being said a lot has definitely changed on your end. Came up through. The offroad ranks of the made the switch to drifting. I mean tell us how oh that kind of happened because everybody kind of New Year's like a UT racer. I know you did Maude cards things like that. And then all of a sudden it was like boom union brother both Kinda switched. How's that been? And how did you actually make that transition. Because I mean we see guys like you know von getting junior now. He's kind of transitioning to offer a lot of people. Go in the other direction. Like you did. Yeah well I was racing in seventeen. I was racing. The side-by-side costs no work series. And then and we ran into an age issue with my brother so we were like okay. Well we'll take a break until he's old enough so I had a friend he actually runs they And also to experience you in town but he also does drifting he's like. Hey Amanda you WANNA take my car out and I'll lecture I mean why not so. I took his current to a local event. And matter of fact my brother was actually somewhere on the east coast so it was just me and my dad's out and I I was like. Oh yeah this is really fun. I told my brother about it and having my mom went and drifted their Camaro that they had as a rental car. And my brother is like. That's no fair. I WANNA do it. So he got back. We went out and we went drifting and we just kind of like once we tried it. We loved it. It was like it was fun. It's definitely Different different than the off road. That's for sure but as of right now I'm the youngest licensed female in Formula Drift. So you have my prote- license and my brother's youngest licensed male. Well you know all of that being said to. I know it's. It's quite a bit different because I've tried to drift before and then I've actually. I've actually done some stuff with Ryan Turk riding along with him and I got to tell you like sliding off road car and sliding drift car completely lately two different things and like form the drift. Like it's so like it's controlled chaos. It's so crazy that you can just place the car in you know. I don't know it's it's just just nuts to me like how has that. been kind of gaining that car control because it's a completely different driving experience than what you're used to off road. I mean honestly erasing the soil series with the MON cards we go those jumps and we saw the carson sideways the only differences. Now you're not worrying about Rut and you're not worrying about flipping thing but also on top of that. We do tandems which is when you have two cars and one follows the other one leads. And you're like right up as close courses you can with each other just mirror images. Yeah and that's always been kind of rabid especially when you see a really close run and things like that and there both drifting in Tanta makes is it Makes a rabbit. I know how so you've got your pro to license and I know you know it's one of the things that ladder system formula d you know. They've got a pretty red ladder system. I know the even in the past and some stuff out at Irwindale where it's just kind of like a local like Adrift Night type of thing. But how did you Kinda work up your the ranks to get your pro to licensed because getting a pro not licensed isn't easy and then I mean obviously going all the way to FD license Full blown. I don't quite know what it's called but I know that's even a step further. But how'd how'd you get to this point so There are different levels of drifting. Yes it starts at Grasser which is just like anybody can go out In dressed really anyone can take their mom's car for all they care And then that's just kind of more like we go play around have fun practice and then then falling grassroots there's pro-am so the pro-am series. There's certain requirements that you have to have your car You go in you. Sign up up and there's usually about like four to five depending on what series. You're in But competitions within that series and you have to place first second or third in the championship to move up to your pro to license or you can also petition into pro or into formula formula drift which some people do like people coming from out of state series so petition into formula drift. And be like. Hey look this is my racing background. Do you think I'm good enough. And they'll say yes so you they'll say no but How I didn't fall so also on top of that my brother Brandon? He was he was. We did this. There was a one time in however many years that they do this and it's the double elimination bracket where you have your winner's bracket And then if you lose in the winners bracket you go to losers bracket and you basically have to be you have to lose twice in order to be out and so it was the one time events events where they're going to give away a pro to license to the top three finishers and he. It's actually really funny because his rookie year and like nobody ever really heard of us. Who drove all the way to Virginia and I might have lost many gifts and we showed up at this event and it was like if you get first second the third you get your pro to license but the way it works is there's no qualifying so you pretty much go? You have your leader on then you have your follow run you. They choose who wins or loses but my brother was in the winner's bracket about halfway up. He got knocked out onto the loser's bracket and he won all the weights. The loser's bracket went over the top losers bracket and in order to win. You have to beat the winner in the winners bracket twice so he the everyone on the loser's bracket rocket and then beat the winter twice in the winners bracket and you actually got first place in goddess pro to Isis which was pretty cool but Me Me on the other end and I was like well. If my brother's going to too I might as well do pro too. I competed in the pro-am series the drift league and my first there's four vents total. My first I was just I had a brand new car. I was thrown out because my first year my brother and I shared a car. We had just like a we. We call it beater Cornell. This car is like the most toughest car has been through. So many walls has been like and it's still standing and it's so tough but We sure are for the first year and So I didn't really get much time and I was more about the UTV's at the time. I was like Hey I'm still go race works. I'm still GONNA go. TV's and My brother was all about the drifting and then as soon as my brother got his car. You're I got the beater car and I was like okay like the beater car wasn't really enough to keep up with the other cars and so we built me a car in when he team yet in twenty eighteen we bought my car and my first event was like my first time driving this car. My first competition now Out didn't really do so good that my car wasn't set up at all. In the first two months where soaping car setup and then my third event I ended up putting getting third place and then my fourth event think I finished sixth in points and the series and there's about like thirty drivers total but I basically went to my brother's driving. This is my background. And they're like okay. You can compete and produce so I got my license but it on top of that I also ran into another GIG where I'm driving monster trucks now. So saw a dream of mine to drive in worser jam and I was like when I was given. There's opportunity I was like yes. I'll drive I'll drive unfortunately have to be eighteen to drive from monster jam and I'm only seventeen so I've been waiting a few years Hopefully by the time of twenty twenty one. I'll be in monster Jim but as of right now I'm just I'm driving for Credit Christianson Hinson. He used to drive maxine and he has like four trucks and so one of my one of his trucks are going to be my truck for the year and I have my body wrap on it to and to one of my sponsors or all the sponsoring it and we named it boiling point. So that's also it's going to be I still do. It's GonNa be a big old trucks right. Yes it is actually really fun. I don't think I in the journal in Russian anything like monster truck. It's crazy. Yeah that's kind of cool too because Mosser Jam. I mean we've got a lot of amazing women in Motor Motor Sport and things like that but they've really embraced. This women's movement really bringing a lot of Rad women into the fold into monster jam and things like that. So that's got you excited because you know there's doors source kind of opening there all the time for women. Yeah definitely but So far this year I actually got a trophy talk to so we've been building trophy truck the past year well competing st so. Have a few things that I've been working on last year. It was just a mixture of everything like I was competing in formula drift. We did all four events across the United States so we started in Orlando then we went to Atlanta and and Saint Louis and that one more. Yeah 'cause uncle who runs a little bit different schedule than FD right some of the events of the same but it's not quite as big of a schedule right well it's So prone to accidents for events and then pro one has seven. I believe seven or eight and so the pro two and pro one are always at the same event. Same place same weekend just they have pro to. I mean four events instead of the other well and then with all this drifting stuff going on so correct me if I'm wrong like you took Haley digging for some ride alongs right. Oh yeah she. Her in a coke were out at willow springs. They're doing some legend in-car practice I think and she came over. She's like hey like let me get her on your car now like Oh. Let me nearly as monarchs together. So we've known each other nothing saying you know each other for for a while. Yeah you guys used to bang doors with each other. Yeah definitely awesome so this season you said you you guys are built a trophy trucks. So how's that been coming along. What's what's what's the plans so you're doing monster trucks you've got a truck being built you're doing some? FD stuff what I mean. What's your calendar? Look like this has got to be kind of kind of crazy. What can you tell us about this trophy truck? Windsor going debut. What's out looking like? It's my schedule's definitely stocked for this year but So my trophy truck. All I was thinking about Taking in this year easy and like dialing the truck in I was planning on racing the snow races maybe trying to go for a championship and the Tra class and Just get the truck dialed in this year. And then I know for sure I'll be race in the mid four hundred and also on top of that I. I think we're going to try. My brother got his pro one license. So he'll be attending the pro one events this year but I know for a fact. I'm going to be doing the SNORE. And then I'm also thinking about getting in one and just playing around and works. 'cause I personally I love the UTV's like Kinda. where I once I astounding you? TV Sport. I just. It's so much different than all the other one. But it's where my heart I love the desert races. 'cause fifteen it's like I flew away Orlando and I drove like six times and it's like the track is only thirty seconds long but I love just being in the cars. I am the car for like an hour at a time in the desert. And everything's just so like you never know what's happening at something new every time well girls Slane at utd racing. I know obviously you're slaying. It and you know you Kinda went on and started doing some other things but it's good to have you kind of spoke to come back to see what all of these other girls are doing. And and you know just killing killing it out there yeah definitely. I actually attended the loss around of works Were you just. You're just. They're taking it all energy race. No I I raised actually. I literally I think was so overwhelmed with the whole season. I was like I told my dad I said Hey. Dad Aren't Tuesday and the race was on Friday and Saturday. I was like I'm going to load up my car and I'm GonNa love my little brother's car and I'm GonNa take us supreme because it's only forty five minute drive from where I was at and I was like I'm racing this weekend. I miss it so much. And he's like all right do it so I also have younger. Brother who is is eight years old. He is getting into the one seventy stuff and he writes his go-carts. We've been doing some go kart racing but yeah we're all over replace so what. So what's ultimate goal for you just monster jam. Is that where you want to be out at. Some point is monster jam. Well on top of that. I also attend college so I graduated two years early from high school. And I'm going to college right now as a full time student but I don't know I don't know what my like. I don't know where I WANNA be. I know for sure I miss trophy truck thing. I'm super stoked about and I want to Try Try to go for some championships in the trophy truck. Because I know there's only if there's only a few girls out there in the trophy trucks which I think it's like Sir Price and I forget the other girl's name but thought and then formula drift is going going through a big change right now as far as bringing technology into the sport because as of right. Now it's a judge based sport and to explain it a little bit more Or mill drifts. Well all drifting. There's three judges line England style. You have to qualifying. We'll find runs. You go out you on your qualifying on the judge out of a hundred and they only take top sixteen the top sixteen scores go into to the bracket and so then from there. You have a leader on and then you have a fall run so saver example. I lead somebody else's following we do of course we're clipping points that we have to hit so we have to go through the course while maintaining line England style and the judges are judging and then I switched so now I'm following someone else's leading meetings and then we have run we go through maintain line angle style and then they'll choose if I win or the other person wins and then sometimes they'll do one more time and we'll have us go again but just because the drug free sport it kind of gets on the political side sometimes so so. They're working on bringing technology to help the judges judge more accurately but hopefully they should have all of that stuff implemented committed by twenty twenty one twenty twenty two which then. I'll probably go back and try to go for the pro unlicensed. Yeah yea I've been Fallen Formula Drift for for quite a while. Probably about ten years now on the show and like you said it's most of the time it's pretty cut and dry who wins but on a close battle a even when they do a one more time sometimes it gets really really tough so I think any technology they can bring in is definitely definitely GonNa benefit the sport and and and make it a little more clear cut as far as winning goes and taken that You know that kind of personal attachment out of it so but yeah well. We're up against time break. Amanda but I appreciate taking the time to call in. I know you know shoot you. You have a ton going on I guess mid four hundred's only about a month and a half out so maybe we'll see out there that's It's GONNA be exciting so eat. Thank you for having me all right. Thanks a lot of Anna Polaris writer. Jim beaver Irish trophy. Trucks professionally hosted down on the dirty radio show and also travel the country announcing motor sports events. I've seen it all and trust me. 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