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"tyler roddick" Discussed on Fast Talk
"Get to phoenix pat. Well like it we'll denny hamlin would be still talking about him. that's a great question because We've rolled into to homestead and we've rolled into phoenix and dini was at the top of our list And we rolled in there. And you know we've heard coughing coming from the denny hamlin camp because that's what we felt. You know that he was getting ready to choke. Let's just be honest And and you know what. And i hear what brad said that he. He's he gained the second most amount of points but he also lost basically the most amount of points through the whole cycle. Because kyle larson called up. I mean he was way out ahead. If we go back eight or ten races think about how far hamlin was ahead over. One hundred over one hundred points in. This system is huge. It seems the and it seemed insurmountable at that time. And little by little by little so you can say you gained the most pretty lost the most as a richard petty thing i might have won the most but the most that kind of thing but so i think danny i think we're coming back to tracks to two brads point. I think we're coming back to tracks that are in. Dennis will house that were dini will perform or dini will be hopefully. He's going to get that win. I'm him to get that win. Because i i think that's a. That's a personal thing for a driver to have a win everything but to get that win. But i think we're gonna see him running second running third back to where he was at the beginning of the year where he's putting together consistent finishes all right alexis keeping this phoenix theme alive. And i'm not sure why. I'm trying to which driver besides kalle larsson and denny hamlin can be the mythical phoenix bird and rise from the ashes and make a difference over these last ten a loved one. Oh my gosh yeah other to charge you. Aren't you're always in charge of you know. I think you have to look back last year. And you have to look at chase elliott. I think there was a period when people didn't look at chase elliott in two thousand twenty playoffs and think of him as a legitimate title. Contender that can get to You know the the last race of the season and score that championship. And that's exactly what him and his team did Needing to win to get into that last race and he was able to pull it off. And so i think you have to look at him and you have to look at what his team of hendrick motorsports has been able to do for. Kyle larson You know and and think that that's the same. You know advantage that that he and his team will have going into the the whole entire playoffs. And the ultimate into the last race of phoenix. Brad why am i not thinking about chase elliott. because they've been inconsistent this year. Look his we. A lot of people thought oh was seven races chase elliott gonna automatically have seven wins and he hasn't he just has to but they are both on road courses. We only have one of those in the playoffs. And that's the roble ensure that one gets you into the round of eight. If you should win that one. But i just feel that that team has been inconsistent especially compared to teammates william byron who has shown a lot of flash but has been finishing up front week in week. Out and kyle larson cow. Patty how would you grade the performance of the defending champion chase elliott this year in defending his title letter grade or if that firm. You know that that's tough. Oh okay because i think he's a. He's not the player at the team. He's with right. Now yeah you know you have to look at that because you have. You have to say kyle. Larson is the player And and just as brad said. I think that william byron is a little bit above them as a team as a driver. He still the defending champion. You can't take that away from. He was last year's guy and you have to say he didn't forget how to drive over the winter. But i do believe this and this is why it's so hard. What jimmy johnson did was so impressive in. What jeff gordon. These when you repeat it is big. It's a lot bigger than i think we even give it credit for to come back with that. Same intensity comeback against the competition and up your level of play again and they just haven't this year. Who's who's the big dog in the room. Then hendrick right now if they have all four the drivers setting around and they're getting ready to talk competition if they're talking competition. I think you're looking at kyle larson Here's the thing a and and i know it sounds crazy but everybody who's looking out there windshield is complaining about something everybody who's looking in the rear view mirror at everybody behind him. He's happy where he's at cow larson's happy where he's at because he's looking into river mary. He didn't have to look out the wind chill. These guys are complaining. Maybe i don't get this. Maybe i don't get that. Why my car do this. When kyle larson's car does this or whatever that's just team mentality. Now i will say this. Rick has put together a great group of young drivers who appear to work really really well together so i don't think it's that you know competition internal competition but at the same time. I do believe the guy who's whose voice hose the most weight at the table. Right now has to be cow larson his group. We've been pretty persuasive in all that mean just. The absolute dominancy had this year in the racist that have gotten away from him. By the way for drivers that did not get into the playoffs. That were there last year. Include austin dillon gave it a good shot was in. He was out. It was back in again at daytona. Eventually eliminated in a late race crash so no second chance. Here for austin dillon. This year to come back. Matt di benedetto also not making the cut cole. Custer on the outside he got in by victory last year kentucky. And of course clint boyer. He decided to retire. Brad i guess. That's one way to miss. The playoffs retired from driving. Yes yeah yeah but this. The first year we hadn't talked about. Clint boyer being on the bubble because he was always the bubble guy. That's right more. I started to just throw his boy throw his name into the hat. A couple of towns just to keep him on the bubble for another. That would've been well done a by the way guys that are in that were not in last year. And the irony of this michael mcdowell course one at daytona got in really quickly that way. Christopher bell kinda surprised everybody one on the daytona road. Course at brad yet pointed out. Kyle larson yet. That he wasn't he wasn't around last year that to make the playoffs in. And you know it's such an interesting story. I remember when alex bowman became a fulltime driver at hendrick. We were standing there at indianapolis at the end of the regular season. Because that was the cutoff racing he was like. I just went from the couch to the playoffs. Kyle larson effectively. Went on the couch to the regular season champion alexis. We've not mentioned tyler. Radic got in all of the things that we were talking about on the last show. We've got fourteen drivers. Any of them can win. They don't rent blaine. He gets his third win and read it heads onto the final sixteen. I'm not really that surprised to be completely honest with you because when you look back at the year the one guy that i think we consistently called out and said this guy can be somebody that can make a difference. Has been tyler roddick And so obviously he got by on the by the skin of his teeth But he got in and after the race was obviously really relieved that he was able to do so and You know. I think he could be somebody that could possibly surprise. And get through. A couple rounds. I certainly don't know if i would put him. You know anywhere near the final four at this point. But i think he could possibly make it You know Into the second round or even possibly the third round but we'll just have to see he's a scrapper and we will wrap up this segment with our toyota performance report. And i'm only going to go with the top finishing toyota for just the second time this year. That honour belongs to bubble wallace. After kris buscher was d- queued bubba finished his second again daytona behind his good friend ryan blaney as brought to you by toyota for the latest toyota racing information visit toyota racing dot com coming up at the bottom of the hour. We visit with team owner matt colleague and when we return we will visit with.
"tyler roddick" Discussed on O'Reilly Auto Parts Pit Reporters
"Goes to the middle of the race track. That opens the per larsen. Here copes off turn four while he watches kellyanne. We'll over the point at the two cows. Battling for the lead larson cuts up in front of call push push comes back to the inside to the outside for austin civic door to door with kyle. Busch off the top spot. They've touched doors again. They assume walk all the way to the top of christopher bell. Trying to get a get touch. He'll spin spinoff the quran at polack. Kyle larson glady will tuck right behind the leader. He'll look his opportunity down in three and four goes blading. He'll go up to the large lane to try to catch clarkson with a nascar cup series races in atlanta bristol. Charlotte new hampshire. So no las vegas and texas. You hear it here on. Prn the performance racing network. Check us out on youtube but go. Pr in li- now more of the o'reilly auto parts pit reporters with wreck mcmillan. And welcome back. Low and chase wilhelm from nascar dot com and bob parker so sports. Brian mcmillan glad to have you with us. Ok chases we go to michigan drama at the top of the playoff standings right. Now kyle larson twenty two point lead over denny hamlin to the winner after the next two races. Fifteen bonus points ten bonus points to second keeping in mind. That kyle larson already has thirty seven playoff points. And then he hamlin has six at the bottom of the playoff standings. Right now tyler. Radic is twenty eight. Points ahead of austin dillon. There's a lot of drama both especially to teammates our eric. I'm roller screw. Those guys a big time with witted new hampshire. It is Drama from top to bottom with two races ago to go and exactly how we like it In my opinion. I think Kyle larson has the regular season championship. Pretty much locked up i. It's hard it's going to be hard to beat that guy. He i feel like you almost had a. He had a bad day at the end of that indian. He still finished third. You know so that goes to show you how strong he is. That's ganged up. It was funny. I was on our broadcast. I heard guys in the booth going. That is ganged up on him. It's like surrounded him a ganged up on him and slow them down and going into turn one. I think kurt busch sent him into west. Lafayette there but Yeah so I think it's definitely going to be worse case scenario for denny hamlin. He's gonna you know if unless he can pull a poll win out in the next two races. He's going to be looking at six. Bonus points while kyle larson. It'll be sailing in with at least fifty two if he wins the regular season championship And then at the bottom you know. it's it's a fight for For richard childress. Racing between austin dillon tyler. Rettig and I i know that that both say they're confident. But i'm sure they're both really worried and there's a lot of pressure on them But the you know. Austin dillon finished fourth. Two years ago at michigan So he's he's shown some strength there and he's been strong other Higher speed tracks like when he wanted texas last year So you know if austin down kaput pull went out and then it really puts a lot of pressure on his teammate. It was interesting at indianapolis bob to watch how the guys especially the are cr guys. Were playing the game into the first stage. Tyler radic wins austin dillon's second third second-stage title. Rettig wins off dillon. Second i mean. These guys are clearly playing. The points game tried to make his get as many points as they could to try to get spot in the playoffs. Yeah and frankly is probably a little bit of a waste. Because if they both had pitted with everybody else than they would have had decent track position for the start of the final stage in potentially could have been in a bear position You know when all the carnage was coming on right there. Really all those bonus. All those points didn't really do a whole lot right. May helped it help tyler rhetoric a little bit couple extra points on austin but considering how far behind they are harvick. Don't know that that strategy worked out. A great for the tolerate does afterward you know. I mean if you're the last guy he is right now going into daytona. You're not comfortable because you know that. that anybody can win at daytona. And and you're you're gonna have to you know potentially hope that obviously hope that none of them pull off the upset. Yeah right now. Yeah austin dillon. Ended up getting caught up in the carnage He finished thirty first. And tyler ended up finishing twenty first and he had some damage as well and right now. Kevin harvick is the one guy in front of them and Some quick math. He is okay. I'm doing slow math. How much how. Much bob sixty low sixty seven ahead of harvick. Brenick had a radic okay. So it's almost like convicts not cl locked in but he's comfortable right now comfortable if he if he sticks with what he He keeps that amount going after this week at michigan and then he's locked in you know ham on sorry locked in points he's in he feels ann arbor potentially could be locked in going into daytona. Or if you have an upset winner this week harvick's on the bubble set. I i don't see it personally because you know i think michigan plays into the hand of the people who have been strong all year. Long like like larson. I could see maybe denny hammond squeaking out a win potentially but i think hendrix benway too strong for that to happen. But i'm gonna agree with bob about tyler radic. I have no idea why they were like while they were points race and trying to get stage points because at you know at this this time especially because tyler roddick is good on road courses. He's shown strength. he's been fast. He was fast at road america. He's been fast other places so the the fact that they were doing that kind of confused me because he would have had decent track position and and you know with all the chaos at the end of it he could have been right up there with like ryan blaney who was hanging around fourteenth all day and all of a sudden second. You just never know odd like that. Michigan's could be interesting this week. Bob because this'll be the first time we've really seen the hendrick cars since nascar Ask them to get out of the grey area..