35 Burst results for "William Byron"
"william byron" Discussed on NASCAR on NBC
"More attention to the actual cause of the caution. Up there and dispatching our equipment, the William Byron Denny Hamlin thing we had no eyes on. We saw Danny go through the grass and by the time we got to a replay that showed the incident well enough to do anything to it, we had gone back to green, but I'm not sure that that issue is completely resolved as of yet. So we'll be looking at we'll be looking at that when we get back to back to work. But as I said, as we said, they had 8 laps under yellow to sort this out. What do you think is going on in the scoring town? No idea. No idea. And I've never been privy to set in a race and see how hectic it gets. I know it gets hectic. Listen, it's like mission control. You're trying to land a man on the moon. And you've got 40 of them on the racetrack. 38 of them been on the moon trying to find their way. So I know it's incredibly hectic. I give them that. But you know, you've got, you've put all these officials on pit road. You've put cameras on pit road. You know when there's equipment outside the box, you know when somebody's over the wall that much too quick, you know, you've got all those replays you've got all that. How could you not have this? How can you not have this? This is actually on the racing surface. You know what I mean? I mean, it's actually there. And they have an in car video. You've got all this stuff. You've got so many so many different things. So I felt like, and I said it before we started, is and I hate to say it, but this is how I feel is they were better off not to say anything. Just say we missed it, that's it. If that's what you want to say. But the explanation, it's like, you can sit there and be quiet and have people think you don't know what you're talking about, or you can start talking and remove all doubt. And they started talking, and they removed all out, that they don't know what they're talking about. You know, I mean, it was just one of those things where it's like they should have not said anything. I would have not said anything, I believe. Step away from all that, lord Byron, this felt a little bit out of character for young William. Yes. And it took me back to when he got wrecked at Darlington. I figured I bumped out a lead by Joey. It almost seemed as if he was trying to send a message not just to Denny, but maybe he did everybody like, hey, I'm tired of getting pushed around here. Even though, again, I don't think he and Denny really made contact. It almost felt as if he was kind of over identifying with what was happening. What did you make of what? So here's what I made. Here's what I took from it. I think it made me, I think what happened. Honestly, made me look at Darlington a little bit different. Because I didn't think that what he and Joey did, he getting into joy. And taking the lead. I didn't think that was a big deal. I just thought it was racing. Byron, William gets hit, and he's kind of calm when the race is all win. So yesterday, he's racing, and he doesn't get touched, but really what happened was 300 yards before they get to the end of the corner. It's when the wreck started, okay? Because Danny gasped out powered up and they just started to drift that way, drift that way. Then Danny realized they were too far out and you can see the fire come out of Denny's tailpipes as he's getting off as he checks up. Danny checks up and turns, but it's too late. That started way back over there. Yeah. You mean, people look right here, but that's not where that's not where it started. It started way back over there. What Byron was mad about there? Was he felt like Denny drove him up there? And he probably felt like he did it on purpose. You know what I mean? Whether Danny did or not. Only Denny knows that side of the story. But that's why he felt like and he felt like, I don't appreciate the way you raced me. Darlington, I go back and he was like, yeah, I raced you wrong. I'm guilty. So I'm not going to say anything. You know what I mean? And that's what I took from it a little bit was to say, maybe he did take some responsibility from what went on in his quiet way. What he's saying here is he God, this kid is so much reminds me of Jeff Gordon. Yeah. And in a lot of ways, where poking, poking, poking, he does nothing. And then you poke him one time, and it's like, oh my gosh. The Tiger comes out. It's the incredible hulk. Pretty come from. You know what I mean? I mean, so many, so many similarities on how he does things. And the way he reacted to this really surprised me. When I heard his interview, it really surprised me too because that though, William man, that's pretty good there. But I think it was. It's a broader message to say. I deserve to be here too, man. I deserve to be here. I deserve to be racing. I deserve to be where I'm at. We had fought our way back, and he felt like and he said it. That took us out of the win. That took the win away from us because it messed up our car just enough that it took the win. And I can't argue that because he had a fast car all day long. It's a great Jeff Gordon, comparison all the way down to the car number. I hadn't thought about that. It's time for a motor mounts to the race presented by eBay motors and this is where we talk about a quote from the race weekend. And this quote comes from the race winner who I did promise we get to eventually. Tyler Reddick, who now is won twice since announcing his impending departure in 2024 for 23 11 racing and now has won once since RCR announced that Kyle Busch will take his number 8 team next season for Richard Childress racing. So Tyler Reddick was asked after the race, how things are going with the number 8 crew. And Tyler said, I love my team. I've never been this close I am with this group as I have been with anyone else. And it's a type of bond and the friendship that we have that will outlive our tenure together as a driver and as a team, you know, we're already joking around about, you know, years down the road when I'm running somewhere else will probably still be doing the same things we're doing now. We'll probably still be spending spending time together hanging out, doing that sort of thing. That's just who we are. So yeah, we're making the most of this for sure. It is unfortunate that things do have to come to an end. And as it turned out, you know, it's coming to a close a little bit sooner than we all initially thought when I made my announcements, but it's the direction that our CR needs to take
"william byron" Discussed on NASCAR on NBC
"And I'm going to look at it the way Rodney and those guys look at it, then I've got to be responsible. For the failure. I have to take that burden. I have to shoulder it, okay? If I'm going to run if I'm going to cheat the system and run lighter frame rails and if you could do that again and there was times when people did that, you know, and light roll bars and stuff. And my driver gets hurt. That's back on me. It's not on NASCAR. So if I'm going to look for that three speed and a tire that I know, when it has a failure, it's going to send my driver and my car into the wall. At a 170 or 80 miles an hour, shoulder that. Shoulder that and step up and take it. You know, put on your big boy pants, take it. But don't when it happens, point, that's good your fault. That's good yours fault. They should have known we were going to do that. No. That's not good years fault. I would have been a good year all day long for that. You know what I mean? I will. That's not their job. You know what I mean? It's not. They give you what they consider. The optimum tire, the range of tire pressures that are going to work. That's why they go test. That's why they run their models just like you run your models with your simulation. They do the same stuff. And they say, here are the parameters. If you go outside those parameters, that's not their fault. I am sorry. That is not their fault. I don't know what world we live in where you can blame them. And what I do know, it's this world. Because everybody's blaming everybody. But do you understand what I'm saying? Yeah, I know what you're saying. So if I am a crew chief and Rodney is one of the smartest guys in the garage and understands that. He is, if it's a Rodney Childers, if it's Rudy, if it's Alan, whoever it may be, you know, and I'm not pitching, I'm just saying, if I'm a crew chief, and I make that call, I have to shoulder that. I have to shoulder that when my driver sets out for 6 months. That's on me. I can't put that back on Goodyear. I can't put that back on NASCAR. That's got to be back on me. So I think some of that is, you know, I understand the mentality, but at some point in time, you have to look at tire management for in the old days. Was, here's a set of tires. If I just run them as hard as I can run them, they're going to be worn out in 20 laps. All right, my job is to make them last 30 as a driver. My job is to make them last 40 as a driver. This is not Tyra management, okay? This is tire optimization. And there is a difference between that. This is not about tire management. Tire management, again, is making that tire last longer. And the last part of the run be the fastest car on the racetrack, not the first part of the run. So I look at it that way as they are just trying to optimize what they have found as a loophole. But along with that loophole, there is catastrophic failure. That's sort of what I wanted to get at was that the consequences are kind of what is an issue here, because Tyler Reddick says, hey, we knew that tire where it was going to be a problem we noticed this in practice. And we were a little bit more conservative. And Randall Burnett both said, look, if we're going to give up a little bit speed to make the tires live, we're going to do that. It would be nice, I guess, if Tyler Reddit could be rewarded for making that choice, but at the same time, a team that might have pushed it on air pressure is like the consequence isn't, hey, your tire pops and you go on the wall. Hey, you're tired, just gives up a lot more. Go a lot slower over the course of a run. But it doesn't fail. Yeah. And that's what you would. That's what you would hope. Okay, now the problem with that is, and seriously, the problem with that is, is Goodyear brings a tire that they feel will do everything that you just talked about. And the drivers crucify them in the press because it doesn't grip the racetrack. You know, it drops off too much. There's too much drop off. There's two and a half second drop off in this tire. And God forbid they actually have to drive the car because it doesn't stick and it doesn't drive the way it is. It should be. So to come with an ultra safe tire to save the crew chiefs and the save the teams from themselves, Goodyear is going to get crucified. And they will. We've seen it before, man. We have seen it a million times before. So I think you have to go Goodyear has been a protector of this sport. And I know I sound like I'm singing good years praises and everything. But I want you to think, listen, you know, when I won that race at Dover on the concrete, Goodyear had tire issues. All day long on Saturday. And you know what they did? Hey boys, we're not running those tires. It's not safe. It's not safe. Everybody send home and send in this compound. And that Sunday morning they brought in a different kind of tire, different compound attire. And we ran a race. We had a practice at morning and ran a race. And that was Goodyear raising their hand. That was Goodyear saying, this is wrong. So was it the perfect tire for that race that we ran on that Sunday? Probably wasn't. They just said, this is going to be a hard time. We know it's going to last. And that's what we had to make work. So what NASCAR has asked Goodyear to do? Is we're going to take this new car to this track, build me the optimum tire, the perfect tire. Could your attempts that? If NASCAR said, we're going to take this car and go to this racetrack. Give me a tire that will survive ten pounds of air, okay? A hundred and 40° track temperature. All right? And it's not going to wear out. And could you say, okay, here's one. You know what I mean? And we'll do that. But that's not what NASCAR asked for. NASCAR wants, you want that speed. You want that driver say, man, it feels good when I get down here, man. You just go back to the gas and all that. You don't want the bad side of it. You know what I mean? But there's got to be a, there's got to be a negative to have that type of tire. Or there's going to be a name. I won't say there's got to be. There's going to be a negative on drop off on maybe no tire wear, and listen, maybe we go back to four sets of tires in no tire where. If you want to, if we're going to limit it, you know what I mean? But at the same time, I think you're just going to get crucified. And now we're back to perception as reality. And that's what has happened in the Goodyear today. It's perception is they brought a bad tire. When in reality, they didn't bring a bad tire. The tire was used. It was used the wrong way. And I want to say this before we go before we keep hammering this is this. There were what? How many cars start to race 30, 8, 36, 36, 36, 36 cars start to race. Even though we're talking about a large percentage of 7 or 8, you know what I mean? When you talk about Christopher Bell twice for and true X and those guys. There are a lot of guys didn't have issues. Yeah, a lot of guys didn't have issues. A lot of guys that ran fast didn't have issues. Well, not just read it. Yeah, but Ryan Blaney said it too, that they looked at the tire wear after practice and said, we got to back it off a little bit. That's right. Be conservative. So a lot of guys looked at it. So you can't blame that. You got to give those guys kudos for saying, hey, yeah, we see the problem. You know what I mean?
"william byron" Discussed on NASCAR on NBC
"So yeah, I think NASCAR and definitely needs to be mindful of what drivers are saying. The tires, Rick mast, tweeted that the Texas race reminded him of the tire war days that was nearly 30 years ago. That was Goodyear versus hoosier as Rick Mas said, those were not a lot of fun. You were in a 100% agreement as you quote tweeted Rick mast about that. Why was this race reminiscent of the tire word case? Because you just waited for somebody to blow a tire. You just waited for somebody to bounce off the wall. And be hauled off on a stretcher. You were just waiting. You know what I mean? And you know, it was just a game of, I know it sounds crazy. And people think that race car drivers have that thrill seeker, put it all on the line, let's do it, boys, man, you know? Swashbuckling thing, whatever you want to call it. But they don't. It's a calculated risk. You know, you think about it. You know who works on your cars, you know a lot of things. What we didn't know during that time was how hard you could run this tire. How far you could run this to? What this tower was going to do. So it was truly there were races that were truly that you had to strap in that car and put on your helmet and say, oh, let's go for a rounder roulette right here. And then something would happen and they would reset and we'd say, okay, who's next? And that's a bad place to be. That is a bad play Ward Burton hit harder, more times than anybody I've ever seen. I mean, he was just, he would run that thing, man. And Rick, I mean, a lot of us did. You know, we were in a Goodyear guy. I never came off the good years. One race I ran hoosiers, because they wouldn't let the goodyears run at Pocono, I think it was. That's the only race I ever ran the others, but it was not. There's areas we need competition in the sport. And there's areas we don't fuel is one of the ones you don't. That never needs to be a question that you've got better fuel than I've got or vice versa. And tires are the same thing. That needs to be, it's the same asphalt for everybody. It needs to be the same tire for everybody. So that that's taken out of that equation. And if we're going to run goodyears, we're going to run good years. If we're going to run hoosiers, find if we're going to run continental or firestone or whatever it may be. I'm good with any of them. But just pick one. It was not a good time in the sport. It was not a good look for the sport, and it was not a good time in the sport. Yeah, I did see some comments. Somebody who I respect a lot who's opinion I value, but a little bit of the younger set, younger than you and I certainly tweeted last night, maybe a tire competition is worth exploring again because like you said, I mean, obviously last night, Goodyear takes a lot of heat, they're taking a lot of heat from drivers and I'm not going to completely absolve them entirely, but tire competitions, especially in stock car racing, do you have this checkered history series injuries fatalities? That's generally what happens when you push the envelope with tires in terms of trying to make something that's a faster. That's right. Product that's not as durable. It is, okay, it is the team's job to push the envelope. With the equipment they're given. It's not the manufacturer manufacturer's job. To have a finger on the scales on that. And to say, well, this week, we're going to Daytona. Daytona is a big race man. So we at X tire company, we're going to do this. We're not going to tell the teams, but we're going to do this. And it's a better tire for X number of laps. But then it just, it's catastrophic failure. So you can't have that. And that's what we had with the last higher war here. When we had hoosier and we had Goodyear going at it. It was not, again. It is amazing to me that no one got hurt worse than what they did get hurt. If we had had concussion protocols during that period of time, honestly, there'd have been a lot of guys that missed a lot of races. And that's how simple it is. And you can just go back and check the files, man. Because there have been a lot of guys that missed races. When we talk about tire management, Kyle, like what should be the expectation for and we saw Rodney Childers tweet today about this. You alluded it. We heard a ham on talk about this last night. We've seen Kevin Harvick, come on on this. Elite drivers and teams in the Cup Series. They're always looking for the optimized setup. They're always looking for what is going to make us the fastest. And if they discover that as Rodney childress talked about this morning, that there might be free speed in an area where we can push the limits on tire pressure or a setup adjustment. They're going to look for that. But is there a fine line between being rewarded for kind of conserving your equipment, but also not being randomly eliminated because the equipment that you're being given doesn't measure up to the standards that elite drivers and teams expect. Yeah, there probably is. And listen, the simple answer is yesterday is like, okay, just tell them all to slow down. Right. Right. You know what I mean? Okay. I hear you. And that is to narrow it down. That is a very simplistic answer that encompasses the solution. And it does, because it I believe if they had gone from running if they had stopped running those 29 20s and 29 15s and 30s and gone back to running 29 90s and 30 flats. You probably wouldn't have had this issue because you're not loading the tire the way it was. You're not doing that. At the same time, at the same time, it is your job to optimize every piece that's given you. That's your job as a crew chief, that's your job as a as a team. Now, if I'm going to look at it that way and I'm going to look at it the way Rodney and those guys look at it, then I've got to be responsible. For the failure. I have to take that burden.
"william byron" Discussed on NASCAR on NBC
"And we are here on the Monday after a Texas Motor Speedway race one by Tyler Reddick. Once again, unfortunately, the winner was not the story for the second consecutive week in the playoffs. So we're going to get to Tyler Redick eventually Kyle. But first, I want to start with the race and this is going to be one people were talking about for a long time. Yes. And I want to go and start with something you said when we came back from a break on USA on lap two 57 with 7 or 8 laps to go. You came back with Brad Dougherty from a break and you said I think it's hard on these crew chiefs. It's hard on these drivers. They get paid to run as hard as they can. That's right. And it's hard on NASCAR at this point. What kind of call do I make? Where are the tires in? When does safety take the priority? Absolutely. Do we have to run the whole race? We're past halfway. Parker. So I didn't realize it then, but you were serious. We had had an hour long red flag for lightning. We had had the situation with tires being the crop up. And you were basically saying, you felt as if the right call for NASCAR at that point was maybe just stopping. Stop. Stop. I still feel that. I feel that way today. Yeah. And I say that. And I say that, and let me put it in the context, is so we go back to Daytona, and we have a pop up shower that's just surprises everybody, although you could see it coming from 70 miles away. And we wreck a bunch of cars. So NASCAR airs on the side of safety. And I applaud him for it. There was rain in the area. There were a few sprinkles on the racetrack, so we put them under caution. We keep them under caution, and then there's lightning in the area, plus rain, and you can see The Rain and we stop. Now we stop because of lightning, which is a safety issue. And we stop because of rain, which is a safety issue. We start the race, and every 35 laps or so, we pop a tire and put a guy on the wall, and a car that we've already heard from so many drivers that they feel like the impacts are harder than they've ever experienced in their whole career. We've got a driver that's setting out and Kurt Busch, we got a driver who left to the infield care center on a stretcher and Cody ware, so we've already have there's some, there's some flags here saying, hey, you know, we might need to look at this. So we're just going to send our guys out there and say, let's let them go. Yeah. It's roulette. 35 laps. Let's see what number, there's a number four. Wow, there's a number 19. You know what I mean? Wow, here's a number 47. And that's the way it seems. That's safety. It's that stupid saying. We say it all the time. Safety never takes a holiday. Why? Did we have to continue? What was the point of continuing? You know, we stop races past halfway because of torrential rain and because of things, we stop races because of lightning in the area and if lightning stays in the air, we're not going to start it again. You know, and everybody instantly says, do we have lights? Do we have lights? Yeah, we have lights. I'm good with lights. I'm good with running at two or three in the morning. I'm not good with popping a tire every 35 laps. I'm not good with this car going into the wall. So, you know, I stand behind it. I was dead serious about it. And I'm dead serious about it today. If you're going to talk the talk, then walk the wall. And I think sometimes they skip. NASCAR will skip instead of walking the walk. They just, well, we're going to skip right by that one. And they skipped right by one yesterday. And we were out of tires. And we were out of tires, which, you know, lay man. How can you run a sport where it's 20 some odd $1 million a year to run a car and a charter's up to 20 or 25 if we believe what's out there right now, but you know what? We're going to help you guys save money. We're only going to limit your tires. We're going to limit how many tires you can have. Tires. I think they're like less than 2000. We're going to limit that. We got your back on that one. Which is just asinine, honestly. For me, that's just stunting. It doesn't equate. And I've said that forever. Saving money and racing shouldn't go in the same Senate. You know what I mean? It's an oxymoron. Kind of like what you're saying, that safety also should be paramount paramount. Always should be paramount. You should make every call, every call should be made from a safety standpoint, and I don't think that we should have continued. I just don't think that. Because at this point, I'm looking back at the box score and this was right after the Kevin Harvick yellow, where he had become the second leader. Second driver to crash while leading had happened to chase it earlier, it would happen to Martin Truex Junior after it happened to Kevin Harvick. Chris busher had just spun. As we talked about, we had the one hour red flag, the weather for the lightning delays. It just seemed like there were a lot of factors there. Even though it was a playoff race, a lot of factors. A lot of factors and listen, and I've heard drivers Denny Hamlin being the most vocal slam Goodyear. And that's undeserved. That you shouldn't slam Goodyear. I think they're part of the of this issue. So let's put their 33 and a third percent in. Now let's put NASCAR's 33 and a third percent in because we don't practice anymore. We don't do a lot of this stuff. So maybe these issues would have shown up. I don't believe they would have. I don't. Honestly, do not believe. They could have practiced for two days and 95°. The heat. And I don't believe this issue would have shown up. I think the cooler temperatures. These guys run in lap times that were within four tenths, three tenths of qualifying speeds.
"william byron" Discussed on The Final Lap
"During delays than what Fox is. Yeah. I remember the William Byron interview. And normally you know you get like two questions out of them. Now this was like a 20 minute interview. And then he gets back on the track and, you know, not so much longer. Yeah. Well, I mean, heck, even the Chastain interview was like a podcast, and it was crazy. It was getting kind of awkward there for a little while. I have never raced so hard to get my radio shows my weekly radio shows done. I have a 9 30 drop dead deadline Pacific time. And the race ended, what was it like 8, 8 50 or so? Yeah, I mean, it was just before midnight eastern. And so I had to race and record the show edit the show, produce the show, upload the show. For Monday, like within 20 minutes. It was the fastest editing I have ever done. The fact you got it done in time is incredible. Well, and I had to go, well, thank you. I had to go without any driver interviews or anything because that happens like an hour and a half after I didn't have that kind of time. So I had to fill the full 90 seconds. Imagine that I was able to do that no problem. Myself. Well, there you go. That's why you are the legend. I know, I know. But I just a little behind the scenes there on the radio show, it was, it was a rush. I've never had to rush that fast to get something out the door. See, I think all of the BS and we do on this long final app weekly long show helps prepare you for those 92nd gaps where you have to fill it all in yourself. Oh, 90 seconds, no problem. Yeah. Yeah, it's nothing. Open the mic, talk, throw music bed under it. You're done. That's it. So what do we got? So 43 laps were in the books when the race was stopped the first time for lightning in the area. Yeah, and then we got more lightning, more lightning, and then a second.
"william byron" Discussed on NASCAR on NBC
"Just our performance has gone steadily up and we've been able to improve the equipment and now here we are. In my opinion, every week we've been on a super speedway. We've been on a road course. We've been on dirt track and now 1.3 mile and every one of these we had a chance to win. And so I'm just so grateful for the chance. It's a lot of fun to be honest. This ride. When's the next race? Shinola. So we're going to skip Charlotte. We had it on our original schedule to go to Charlotte, but Chris and I chatted and Don, everyone and we looked at sort of the timing between the two. And this is us making choices with our resources. We could definitely go to Charlotte, but to have the best truck for Sonoma. It's just the timing doesn't work for us. So we'll skip the next couple and then we'll be at Sonoma, which I'd love to have the reps driving wise, but I understand for our team you it makes the most sense to just focus ahead of the place we know we can go in, which would be awesome. Hey, wine country. That's cool. Yeah. Yeah, so I'll be the family to come out. We'll do, I think we'll end up doing 12 race, 13 races this year, which is pretty cool. I got to do that Xfinity race, the 35, which was awesome for the first time in my career. I've actually been getting calls, which is cool, inquiring about my services, which is nice. So I was wondering, I mean, you did that race at Kansas last year. Did that. Nothing from that world yet. But you know, one of the series that's been hardest for me to drive in pride in the last 8 years has been Xfinity. And I've wanted to drive those cars really badly. It's just been almost impossible to get an opportunity for every reason, you know, I got this call from the 35 right before coda, and I just said yes, sure. Let's do it. I didn't even ask any questions. I was like, yeah, whatever, let's go. I was like, I'm already there. Let's do it for road course. How bad could it be? And it was awesome. They did a great job. Emerald gay motor sports. And we had a really solid day and boring some breaks, a little better breaking package. We probably could have finished the top 5 that day. And for every reason, I think that just plus how well we're running in the truck, things, the tide changes at times, and you start to people start to take notice of what you're doing. And I've been able to actually get some increase, which is cool. That's very cool. And you've actually gained enough of a fan base that you now have at Twitter follower who asks you a question every day. Do you want me to ask a while this guy? Do you know who this is? I don't know, but he's in our Discord. He's a Twitter he's awesome. He won't be to ask you if you're a 90s cartoon evil villain, where would you be based? I think that's kind of a weird question though. 90s cartoon evil villain. I mean, what even villain isn't based on a Silicon Valley in the last 30 years. So it had to be Silicon Valley. All right, perfect. Again, C Parker Kligerman race in Sonoma right nearby. Parker, thanks for being here and ask our NBC podcast. I appreciate it. Yeah, thanks for having me. This was fun. I hope we dive deep into this topic. And really unravel them for everyone. We dive very deep. As we always do with you. Thanks again for being here. We appreciate Parker Kligerman again for joining us on the NASCAR NBC podcast. Thanks to NASCAR NBC producers Emily convoy and Erin feldstein for lining up Parker as our guest. A reminder that we also taped this podcast on camera ahead of NASCAR America motor mouths in our NBC sports Charlotte studio. Motormouth airs Mondays and Wednesdays at 6 p.m. eastern on peacock. And all the motor mounts episodes and clips are on the motor sports on NBC YouTube channel. You also can find lots more great content and highlights daily, as well as the on camera version of this podcast. So make sure you visit and subscribe.
"william byron" Discussed on NASCAR on NBC
"Season that's defined by 36 races. It's not. It's defined by getting hot at the right times and dominating when it's time to dominate. And this theme has the ability to do that. So Parker, I know you've had the number 11 team before a lot of work the pits for NASCAR and NBC. I know Danny well, you know, Gabe hartwell. And they do have a win. So they're locked in the playoffs. And look at what Logano just did at Darlington. So maybe I've already made the case for what Gabe Hart's saying, but do you agree with gay partly knowing how well you know him and Hamlin in the number 11 team? Do they kind of have that ability to think that they can flip it and turn it on? I see no reason why not. And I think they could be one of the most dangerous teams in the whole sport because if I look at a team between driver and crew chief that if you take the variable of having to build the fastest car out of the equation, what I mean by that is your engineering team and all the things you've had to have in the past and you simply say, I need a team, a driver and a crew chief and a team who are going to execute a really high level and when they're on, they're going to be on. Like really on. That's 11 team to me. And I think Chris skipper is an incredible leader. I think he's a very analytical leader. We know that from talking to spending so much time with him. He thinks about racing in a really, really calm, but analytical way. And I like, but he also has that mix of being a racer, a guy who's raced, he knows his whole life has that idea of still saying. But we're dangerous, you know? He's a super analytical guy, but he's also a racer at heart and just says, we know how to race, right? And I think you combine all those together with this car. And you saw it at Richmond. They came out of some people would say, oh, nowhere. Oh, and they won this race. That's just because that's who they are, that's how good they are. It's always Denny Hamlin's year until it's not. So we got to add that in. It's always Denny's here. He was a champion. Of course it is. I've picked him to win the championship, both of the last two years. I think I've picked up like 5 times. So he's always easier to win a championship. And yeah, I just think I agree that statement knowing him. And I know that's hard for people out there listening to sort of understand because they don't know them that well as we do and had spent time. But I look at Danny as a clutch guy who in the circle of chaos can go out there and find incredible performance and oftentimes now admitted in grave Hart told me this last year and then admitted this year in chaos sometimes he does better, which is just wild. Yeah. And then you have Gabe Hart's incredible leader, very analytical leader. Who knows and understands his driver and understands how to get the best performance out of him and how to give him a race car that he can go out there and drive. And so I think you combine all those together and you have a very dangerous team that's had some bad things happen, but I don't think they look at it as like that's their doing. If they do everything they do, they know how to do they're in a position to go win a race every week they show up. Yeah, I agree. And if they can get this pit stop thing, figured out which I had that my list of things to talk about, but this tilbury just watched motor mounts or something. And just listening to the series NASCAR radio, I don't want to talk about at least wheels. Yeah, let's go to warm and sunny Miami, which had Formula One in town at the hard rock stadium for the first time ever. We have been texting a lot about this recently. If only we could share the contents of those text conversations, probably as entertaining or more so than this conversation. But I know you are plugged into the F one world. Your general impressions Parker of how you think the inaugural Miami Grand Prix win. It seemed like there was enormous buzz throughout exactly as I expected. As I said on the wall, that kind of went viral on TikTok and such making a joke. It did get a lot of most views I'd ever had on there. I thought that this event undoubtedly would be a success, right? It's just I'm not a big fan of exclusive design events, right? I don't see the benefit in them. I don't personally want to be a part of something like that. I personally don't care to go to things like that. Miami, I had Saturday and Sunday off, could have been a chance to go see F one, which is Formula One is my favorite racing. It's the racing that it's the series that got me into motor sports. Now I've put my whole life into motor sports. So I think it's something that I feel very near and dear to my heart. I'd love to go see in person. But, you know, when I looked at how that vent was being designed in knowing the clientele and having spent a lot of time with those types of people living in New York City and that sort of thing, I just said like this isn't for me as a racer. This is not for me as a race fan. And that was very evident right. You had a ton of celebrities. You had VIP sections, a fake Marina, success, there was rolexes everywhere. Everyone was probably wearing santel perfume, and I'm sure the instagrams look great. And there was a special martinis left and right. But I sure on every metric is a success. It's just for me being a racer, a motor sports guy. I want racing to me as a niche sport. It really is. And it's a big niche, but it's a niche sport. And Formula One might be one of the biggest of that niche. But it has a responsibility to all motor sports with NASCAR and IndyCar and everyone to help grow this whole thing. Because I just think it's so funny that 5 years ago, motor sports was in a position where we thought driveless cars were coming and going to stop this all. And there's electrification coming and oh my gosh, has anyone been watching racing? Does anyone care about racing? And now they've had explosion because of this TV show. And you then build an event in a country that you so desperately wanted the attention of and you close it off. It's like what?.
"william byron" Discussed on NASCAR on NBC
"I'm like, hell, yeah, that was awesome. Cool. That doesn't NASCAR marketer. And yes. Well, and the other side of that is, where else are you going to get that in modern day top level motor sport? You're not. That exists in one place and one place only, and that is NASCAR Cup Series racing. It does not happen in Formula One. It is not going to happen in IndyCar. You can't do it either of those. Yeah, you might see the sports car GT racing, but obviously there's a little different amount of people watching between that and NASCAR. So I just think that is unique to NASCAR this trend, this precedent that's been said of allowing this aggressive driving and that sort of move until forever reason it's reprimanded, which I don't think it should be or the drivers take it in their own hands to start talking to each other or the way you race each other in those late stages could change. I think it's here to stay. So you said that it filters down from the top level to the grassroots. So William Byron 24 years old, Joey Logano going to turn, I think, 31, this is my same age. That would make you feel old. But again, three drivers that we're talking about, the two on the track in yourself, all were born 1990 or later. As you guys come up through the ranks is say William Byron was coming up through whatever bandoleros legends late models was he learning that this is kind of the way things are done. Has it already filtered down to that level a few years back, where everybody is sort of expected the racist way now when they get to cup. I think so. I think it really started when you had the win and you're in design of the playoffs. And the second you create that level of value to a win, a single win at any point in the regular season. The incentive structure is there to make to take massive lose aggressive moves that even if it's the same mentality as a short track and trucks. Hit and hope they don't get back to me. Hit this person win the race and hope that doesn't affect me later in the year or running for a championship because my chances are it won't. My chances of it going better for me or probably a lot larger than not going well for me because there's only one person that I've wronged in this. Meanwhile, I've got 38 others I race every week or 34 others are maybe you want to look at it. That I just think you've been putting this position you have to take those sorts of moves and yes, it filters all the way through. I'm sure William Byron experienced it was he got to the Xfinity series and then obviously has been experiencing cups since he's been there. And I'm glad you did bring up the center punching as you called it a Logano. I caught a lot of flak because I refer to this as a bump and run like many of us did. On Twitter, Gary, in particular, at kids 67 Y, love you, Gary. We had a back and forth last night about what constitutes a bump and run. He and some others, I'm still getting tweets about it as we speak, feel that I didn't characterize this correctly. But when I watch this move, Parker, I see, I know that maybe the result and the outcome wasn't exactly the same, but I see Bristol during the 1990s or Martinsville at any point in time. To me, the definition of a bump and run is you hit the guy from the rear, you cause him to get out of shape, slide up the track and you run past him. And in this case, yes, it was violent enough that Byron scraped the wall. He was able to keep going. He ended up finishing not in the top 5, not even in the top ten. So it didn't work out so well for him. But he did finish the race and I still maintain 1999 August Bristol, the most famous bump and run in history resulted in the other guy crashing. So I understand that maybe we need new terminology for it, but the only difference to me was it's Darlington and we don't really see this move. Have you ever seen a move like that at Darlington or for short tracks, right? You wouldn't have in the past because if you go to the gen four car, you wouldn't have been able to hit a guy like this one because the car wouldn't have allowed you to get there too. If you hit them as hard as Logano did, you'd probably pave in your front nose. You wouldn't survive the last two laps. Great point. And then you would, before you even got there, he would have gotten arrow loose, sort of thing, and you would have been able to slide under him. I think where this looks so egregiously different than what you're talking about in the 90s in the early 2000s and everything we've seen before, before this is that with this car, but the massive brakes, a composite body, the amount of speed that he was able to roll to that rear bumper and the force he was able to hit William Byron with. Without affecting his car, that's the key. His car does not look like it just hit a car ten mile an hour faster into a rear bumper. It just doesn't. So that is something entirely new for the NASCAR Cup Series that we have never seen before, right? Maybe the closest thing would have been the CO2. It's like first iteration when it was a box and that sort of thing. But this is very unique plus you have a car that possibly is more mechanically gripped up than anything we've ever had because of the tire it has, right? So people talked about at Martinsville, they couldn't move each other out of the way, because you'd hit the guy as hard as you could, and because it had so much mechanical grip, you couldn't move the car out of the way. So that's, I think, factors in as well, where you are able to hit with such force that it did what it did. And so that sort of changes it. Do drivers now learn from this move and say, wow, okay, so now you can get hit at like ten miles an hour from the guy behind. This opens up a whole nother can of worms. Does William Byron be prepared to nail the brake next time as hard as he possibly can when he gets that hit and so it's a double bad hit for the guy behind or stop his car from sliding up. I mean, there's so many things this opens up because I think this is what I talked about beginning this year and actually when this next gen carves an out where it's like changing some of the fundamentals of what we believe to be stock car racing. I think this is one of those things that sort of opens up that area where it's everything we knew in the past would either damage the car or you would have moved them aero wise and that just is not the case for this car..
Logano bumps Byron on next-to-last lap for Darlington win
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Hamlin finally finds the Next Gen formula, wins at Richmond
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"william byron" Discussed on NASCAR America
"What Truex is. You know, now it doesn't look good 'cause he had to run out of gas, but I'm gonna tell you when they climb those S's, and he looks in his mirror. There's a big two X behind you. Like, he's right there. And there was a big mistake, I think, on the second to last lap where trucks closed up significantly. But I know we're headed to koda. I know we're talking road courses, but let's flip this around because you had some interesting thoughts on the podcast about our earlier guest, William Byron, and chase Elliott that maybe chase needs to win it some places outside of rogue court. Yeah. I think Chase has to define himself as more than a road course racer. We pigeon hold him, okay? And a lot of ways the fans of pigeon own him. NASCAR pigeonholed him. When they do, when NASCAR does their NASCAR commercial, Chase has come in as they're going to be road courses, right? So we've all pigeon holed him. Just as you do an actor, you can only be a cowboy and you can only be a detective. You can only win on road courses, and you can only win on ovals. So he's got to break out of that at some point in time. We know he can win on ovals. Yeah. Yeah, everybody knows he can win on almost. And they've run competitive, but he doesn't, if you lay them side by side, he is more of a road course racer right now and a lot of people's minds because that's what it shows. But I think to be that Jeff Gordon, Jimmy Johnson, that type of driver that Hendrick is used to having that type of leader in their Clubhouse. He's going to have to, he's got to step it up on the ovals. Not to mention, you know, his talent's never going to be in question. Here's his crew chief. That's not the question, but I will say, when I operated within a four car organization, you judge yourself against the field, but you also judge yourself against the teammates because they had everything you had. People, technology, information, when I say people, I mean the men and women at the shop building, the cars, right? You have everything they have available. When you could beat by someone else's team, maybe they have something you don't have. But when it's in-house, you know. So I believe Allen and chase are super tight. No issues there. But that doesn't change the fact that if your teammates are winning and you expect to be a winner internally, this is totally internal. Forget what everybody else thinks. Your frustration can go up mine did. Yes. When it has Jeff Gordon's crew chief. It's a continued to kick us in the nose. Nothing worse. I was like, I know what they have now. I have to set up right here. And I know my guy can drive, and he knows there's no finger point. I don't want to pretend it's that. But it is frustrating. It was frustrating for me. Now, you know, unfortunately, we up against this, I don't know, 500. And I'll put a T this way from a driver's perspective. As a driver, I go to the racetrack and Jeff Gordon beats me. I go home and lay down and go to sleep because I think he's got some money. Right. I mean, he's got stuff. Okay, I go to the racetrack and my teammate beats me, and I'm up at 3 o'clock in the morning staring at the sealant. I want to know how that guy beat me. How did that guy beat me with the same stuff? And that's that driver mentality. You can take it from other people because there's that weird gene you have that you can justify how things happen in your mind. But when you know what everybody has, to Steve's point. No. It's just a different thing. Chase Elliott, one block those different in California, chase Elliott could be victorious. Exactly. So exactly. I mean, it all comes down to these moments. But we do know chase Elliott is a great road course racer. I'm sure he's got a good chance. This weekend, in Austin, when we come back on the other side of the break, we'll talk to another group, great road course racer, AJ, almond dinger, joining us here on NASCAR America Motorola. There he is. This week in motor sports, we still have a little bit more content for you and I'm going to tell you we're not.
"william byron" Discussed on NASCAR America
"The first year in the CO2 back in the 2000 os, there seems like they're transitioning. They attack these transitions. New drivers, new people knew that they still attacked these transitions in the sport. Yeah. It's cyclical, as always. We always talk about that in NASCAR. Back to the phone lines to Shelby. Shelby, welcome to NASCAR American motor mouse. Hello. Hello. Are you there? Are you there? Yeah, so Shelby was going to answer our social question today, which was who's your favorite road course and Shelby's was. So when we talk about road course drivers, I will set road course races, we were fortunate enough to call this race. Watching chase Elliott hold off Martin trex junior at Watkins Glenn for that enormous amount of time. I'm not going to pretend no, but it wasn't one lap. It was a chunk of text. First whenever first whenever, I think that was that was that moment that we're like, you know, I don't think he's going to win one of these road courses. Yeah. It's very easy to make a mistake when there are that many corners, that many breaking zones, and it was right here. And we were in the booth for this, and it was, it was really just breathtaking. Lap after lap. Yeah. Right there, I thought you had given it away. He lost turn one, and I mean, look what Truex is. You know, now it doesn't look good 'cause he had to run out of gas, but I'm gonna tell you when they climb those S's, and he looks in his mirror. There's a big two X behind you. Like, he's right there. And.
"william byron" Discussed on NASCAR America
"The Reaper? Believe it starts turn two and goes all the way pretty much to the entrance of turn 11. That's pretty much correct. So in 11, you're going to be on new pavement braking hard, but you're going to be on old people. But when you have to accelerate. Which seems a little dicey. Welcome to the ice show. Yeah, welcome to the ice shelf. 'cause you can drive it on down in there and carry that speed on down in, but if you can't use it coming off, you know, and that is that balance of road racing is being able to get into the corner, but still maintain that center corner speed, the apex speed, and maintain that speed up. Listen, when Tommy Kendall, when I'm a thousand years ago, when I broke my leg and Tommy Kendall drove my car, I was blown away. And how fast he was. And I was like, I was just in that car. There's no way that car can go faster than that. And he would just constantly constantly constantly. But he had that knack of driving it to the last second, breaking off the brake, rolling free and accelerating slow. And I couldn't. I was stock car drivers drive until you see God, then you let off. And then you go again. And that's kind of the way it was. You want one more head scratcher? A little bit bigger fuel cells, a little bit different fuel economy. How much fuel can you save with an extra gear in the transmission? I mean, the numbers in my head would be going. A lot. You've been up for two weeks. I've been texting you. You're gonna wait for two weeks, man. All right. Anthony, you're the next caller on motor mouse. Oh, hey guys, how's it going? Wonderful. How are you, sir? Anthony. Love doing really good myself. So I wanted to tell you guys who my favorite road racer is in NASCAR and this one's a no brainer. It's Jeff Gordon. And obviously it's due to the fact that he's the all time later and row courts went at 9. The only one to ever win on a roll course 6 times in a row and I'm 98% sure. It didn't bother Kyle penny and a few others who had to deal with it for almost three years when it did happen. Maybe not. Who knows? But yeah, you always bring great Sonoma, walk is Glenn, he was good there with four wins, but then he really struggled there the last 15 times he was there. I only managed two top tens and none of them were better than night. But regardless though he is and will always be the most successful road racer in my opinion. And you guys have a good rest of your day. Thank you. Andrew, one of our social media driver, do you want to watch? I was a big Jeff Gordon fan. I was on his team for most of those wins. He was good at it. There was no doubt about it. I'll add Tony Stewart from my era. Some great battles between Gordon and Stewart at the road courses KP. How about you when you think back to road course guys, you love to watch? Are you asking me? Yeah. I mean, I know you were in some of these races. So listen, yeah, listen, you can't deny Tony and JF and these guys. But listen, I wasn't going to say you were a different area. There's not a lot of different areas. I saw Dan gurney run riverside. When a race there. In 67, 68, right along in there. So I was fortunate to see those guys race. But at the same time, Tim Richmond, my man, hands down. We just didn't get a chance to see him for a long period of time. But he was magic on a road course and what he could do with a car and the way he handled it. You know, I think people look at Kyle Busch now and say, if they looked at if they had seen Tim Richmond, it's like, that's a totally different level. Kyle Busch is as close to anything as Tim Richmond as we have. But rusty was good. Martin was good. Terry Labonte was good. Those guys were just sleepers. I know you got one. You got a good one over there? Well, obviously Gordon and Stewart, just like your list. And I never got to see Tim Richmond, sadly. I would have loved to have seen Dan gurney. I'm telling you, talk about a guy who was just aces at riverside, won 5 out of 7 cup races, I believe with the Wood Brothers. Formula One. Yeah, yeah. One 21. That's what amazed me. The car number was one 21 when I saw him. And I'm like, you can't have three numbers on this stuff. You can't have three numbers on a stock car, man. It was bad to the bone. Well, after the break, we're going to get the next guy, the winner's opinion. William Byron will join us last time about the car, Atlanta, coda, maybe we'll have a fan calling there he is the man. Feature winner. Thundering down to the line. White flag is out doing Byron continues to hold on. What is going to push the law? It's going to be ready to block..
"william byron" Discussed on The Final Lap
"You actually wanted rain. Yeah, I like chaos, man. I thrive in chaos. But you didn't mention Kyle Larson in that list either and I think he's somebody that watches well with how good he's been on road courses since going to Hendrick motor sports. That's true. That's true. Hey, coming up next, we've got fantasy racing from rowdy dragon. He's going to recap the Atlanta stuff and get you all set up for coda on TfL W like us at Facebook dot com slash the final lap. Hey Toby, what do you need? What is a good thing to have on your car if you want to stop? Breaks would probably be a good idea. Oh, okay. All right, let me write that down. And luckily, we have just the people for that. Really? Yes, PFC breaks. They're going to present this next segment with Riley dragon for fancy racing. But PFC breaks have jumped on. To kind of tell you guys about what they've got going on in their mission is to create and build a culture. They've built their company based on a defiant philosophy. No compromises. It's a mindset and attitude, a commitment, and no breaks. Are stronger, no breaks are more potent, no breaks will get you through code to better than PFC breaks. Then check them out. PFC breaks dot com. What's up, everybody? Rowdy dragon here, joining you once again for this week's final app weekly fantasy update. All right, this week we look back at Atlanta Motor Speedway and get you some picks for coda, circa the Americas, we got us a road course this week. And it's race 5. Let's go ahead and take a look at the top ten at the back end here. So taking a look at Atlanta Motor Speedway for the stage leaders. Stage one, Gordon DuPont 24 came home with that one. And your stage two leader was speedy summer as they had the points going into the stage break. I gave it to you because you had the lead and it took NASCAR forever to update their scores, so you get it. Congratulations. Now the win for the week at Atlanta goes to spinning tires with a total of 207 points. Not bad, 32 stage points on the day. I finished in 38th position, Toby finished in the 177th spot, and Carrie wears Jimmy Murphy. Finished in the 40th, and we'll let you know where we all stack up. When we do the top ten here in a minute. All right, so taking a look at last week's picks, I led you in the direction of the one the 14 and the 8, all three of them led laps, not bad, but the 8, you probably didn't have a chance to change him out of your lineup because he was doing well. Pest. The halfway point before that tire popped. But you probably shouldn't have to worry about the Chevy issues with the camber or the down force and the tire pressure. On a road course. So those issues shouldn't pop up this weekend. So Ross Chastain came home in the second place, bringing you the 5th, most points on the board. And chase Briscoe in the 14 car, he picked up 8 stage points, and that helped him finish in the tenth spot overall. Those weren't too bad at picks. Since Tyler Reddick was able to finish the 27th, it wasn't a disaster. All right. And the shout out to track house, boy. They are hot. You guys gotta keep your eyes on that one car on the 99 car. They got something going on over there. Okay, so let's move on to the coda pics. If you are new to NASCAR, you need to know that the number 9 chase Elliott is the road course dominator. You may want to think about whether or not to use him, stage points don't come as easy at road courses because the strategies they run in the pits. The last race here, only three drivers collected on both stages, Larson Briscoe and cindric. That being said, you may want to consider a strategy where a guy like chase Elliott can pick up stage points at a different track. An oval, for instance. In both stages. All right, so looking at drivers that can score for your line up this weekend, they should include a guy like AJ om dinger in the 16 car where he had a P 5 finish last season, with three stage points, and adria doesn't run the.
"william byron" Discussed on The Final Lap
"Feel like the more you do them, the less the excitement is there for something new. So I feel like it's a good starting place and kind of opens up the atmosphere for new events like that. For so many years, the NASCAR Cup schedule was pretty much the same. And now, in order to win the championship, you've got to win on road courses, the dirt at Bristol, regular track super speed, I mean, it's crazy. I mean, how do you how do you deal with that? Oh yeah, you gotta be really versatile. You know, I think you definitely have to adapt to the different racetracks. Road courses we've seen have become a big, big aspect of our racing and so we've all kind of worked on that aspect of our driving. Pretty much makes up like 15% of the races in the year. So just got to continue to kind of evolve and that playoff stretch is consists of a lot of different racetracks. So important to kind of be good at a lot of different places. We've seen and heard a ton about the engineering, the external side of the next gen car. How about inside the cockpit for the driver? What's different? What's good, what's bad? I think a lot of it's great. I mean, honestly, I'll have a better idea after today. I don't really know what to say on that, but yeah, after today, we'll know more so what the car handles like in a race situation and I think overall the interior of the car is very easy to work with. Everything is a little bit more digitized than it used to be. So it's nice to be able to kind of have a better idea of kind of what you're dealing with with them here and some of those things. It's got to be kind of you're used to that. I mean, you came from the video game world. Now that's in the actual car. Oh yeah, I think I'm definitely used to the virtual mirror. That's something that I think really kind of was easy for me to get used to, but some of the other things are a little bit more difficult. The sequential shifter I haven't ran one of those since legend cars. So it's tough to get back used to that, but I think, you know, as long as you kind of get used to the way that it shifts and how efficient you can be, it's pretty good. Is that maybe a muscle memory thing from back when you drove those cars? Yeah, I think just, you know, overall, it's just easier. You just pull directly back or forward. So you don't have to worry about getting it in the right side of the gate. In the transmission. So it's really honestly pretty easy. You got to count though in your head though, right? For sure, that's the biggest thing. You know, no one like coming to pit road, how many gears I have to get through. It's an extra gear compared to what I'm used to. So I go from 5th to second. So just remember that I'm in the right gear. A lot of times I have to look. Are the spotters worried about the mirror thing? I don't think it really. No, I don't think it changes too much just because you can only see like close proximity. You know, I think you still rely on them, you know, it's your focus out front. You still rely on them to kind of tell you what's going on around you so that you don't have to don't have to worry about it. So definitely have a great spotter and Brandon. So I think it doesn't really change much. Do you think somebody's going to hit on these cars early, something special? And they run away with the first part of the season, then that might fall off and somebody else hit on something. Yeah, I think it's going to be really dynamic. As far as who's good and whatnot, I think it's going to change a lot as we continue progressing it throughout the year. So we're just going to have to keep up with it. And continue to kind of be on the leading edge of some of those developments. Are you having to do more homework back of the shop because of this new car? Yeah, not really. I think in the off season I spent a lot of time getting my seat, right? And all those things. So, you know, head position height, driver height. So all those things were new things. We had to work through, but now that I think the car is pretty sealed, sealed up and it feels good. What about the pain schemes they really seem to stand out because they move the number and now there's just more room for everything, I think. Yeah, it looks good. Our paint scheme looks great. The liberty one looks great. So, you know, Valvoline look good at the clash too. So I think they all look good. A little bit more room for the sponsors, like you said, and I think the number placement is really not that big of a deal. Once I saw it at the clash, I kind of got used to it. Issues aside from Daytona with the wheels, they really look slick on the race car as well. Yeah, the wheels look really good. You know, some guys. Yeah, some guys have kind of done chrome look and some guys are more polished, so it's cool to see all the different styles. What, in terms of durability, durability say like at a Darlington is the Darlington stripe going to be anything, just going to rub off some of the vinyl. Yeah, we're definitely, I mean, after this place, we'll have a lot better idea of kind of how durable the car is up up against the wall. So I think this week's going to be a big test for that because we're going to inadvertently inadvertently run against the wall at some point. So just kind of getting used to the durability there. You'd have personally don't want to get sucked into the wall though, right? No, I mean, I'd like to choose to go up there for sure, so I think what I notice is I think if you hit it, if you hit it light, you know, and you're kind of just running against the wall. It's not so bad, but just kind of those impacts as you, as you kind of slide to the wall that are not as good. Right, right. So in terms of crowds, we're seeing big crowds in NASCAR. Obviously the buzz we talked about is huge. Do you think we can keep that going throughout the season? Oh yeah, I think so. You know, the new car's gonna create a lot of different challenges. I think you're gonna see more excitement because of that. So guys are gonna be trying to figure it out as we keep going. One thing I noticed at Daytona is the pack racing didn't change, not a lot of the look and feel of the racing didn't change, even though everything in the car is completely completely different. Yeah, I think there were subtle differences. In the pack, but in general, you know, like you said, I feel like there are probably more differences by yourself than in the pack. So I felt like once we got around other cars, the air still moves around the car relatively the same. So, you know, there's a few subtle differences with the way that you side draft, but I thought overall it was really, really good debut of the car. All right, his name is William Byron, thanks so much. As always, for the time on the final app and good luck throughout the season. Yeah, thank you. Appreciate it. We're back here on the final app weekly. This segment carry of the show is brought to you by SRI performance. These guys are incredible. They got custom racing engines, high performance parts, professional racing products, NASCAR teams use these guys. I saw their holler at the track in the garage this week..
"william byron" Discussed on The Final Lap
"Were all kind of tightly in this pack and stuff like that, but it seemed like he was going from the front to the back a lot. Yeah, for sure. Corey Lajoie. How does he get a top 5? Well, that's the thing so I talked to him after the race. He went spinning through the grass and it looked like his day was done because he was going through there like a hundred miles an hour. Lifted up off the ground and everything was like, oh man, he's done for. And they're at the end, there he is. They start crashing in front of him. He parts the seas and ends up with a career best fish, a 5th. He was just elated about this finish and when you look at the loop data in the race, he was actually the fastest guy on the day in the early portion of runs, and 8th fastest on the long run. So Corey Lajoie had some pretty good speeds, spire motor sports brought two really good cars because his teammate Josh Maliki also finished pretty well in this race and got a solid top 5. That's awesome. First top 5 for Corey Lajoie and his Cup Series career. Wow, that's pretty cool. Now these next three guys, these are definitely guys to watch in the coming weeks. Daniel Suarez, another good top 5 run. Yeah, I mean, he's finished what 9th fourth and fourth in the last 5 races he had those three finishes. I mean, that's he's zeroing in on it. At some point, Daniel Suarez is going to break through. And we saw in his days at Stewart Haas and over there, Joe Gibbs Racing. He was on the verge of it, had they give him a little bit more leash. He kind of wiped his way out, went to the gone brothers thing to keep himself relevant and now he's back here at track house and really performing well. That wins coming for Daniel Suarez. Let's skip over three for a second because the number two is Daniel's teammate and he's also on the verge. Ross Chastain, third straight top three finish. I mean, track house has got it going on. Oh, for sure. And for Chastain, this has gotta be so sweet 'cause of the year started off so dismally with the crash at Daytona. And then he had the crash and practice at where we're at in the second race. Do you want to remember any more Fontana? Auto Club. Yeah, so the car went right into the wall there during practice. I had a really decent rebound in that race, but then an issue late ruined that finish as well. So now after that, he's finished third second and second. I mean, the writing is on the wall. Ross Chastain like Daniel Suarez, these two, if they don't hit victory in this year, I will be completely floored because they've just shown speed. They've shown competency up at the front towards the end of these races. And they're kind of maximizing their possibilities here at the end of these races. So if they don't find themselves in Victoria, and I'll be shocked. And here we go with yet another race where Kurt Busch. I don't remember hearing his name at all and he gets a top 5 making Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin look pretty good. Yeah, and so this is another thing where it looked like it was going to be a somewhat mediocre day for Kurt Busch. And this is about three races in a row now where it's looked this way. End up pops Kurt Busch at the final thing and you're like third. What? What? Here he is. And so this is the thing. You start looking at Toyota this year and people are like, ah, 23 11s kind of off, aren't.
"william byron" Discussed on The Final Lap
"Is that? I don't know, I didn't pay the damn thing. He's right. So yeah, it was pretty interesting. From what I understand, there was a water pipe bust underneath the track. When they were paving those portions and I believe it kind of made things settle weird. But that's what I heard. I don't have anything confirmed on that, but those were some pretty severe bumps there, for sure. Yeah, I don't know how you fix that unless you rip it up and redo that portion. And I don't think you're going to want to do that. No, because then that introduces weird other weird sounds and your simulations you were even talking about earlier if they are able to do that. That really throws a kink in your simulations there. Yeah. Yeah, no, I noticed that right away, I mean, you can see the whole field jump up and down. Yeah. For sure. All right, let's take a look at the top ten and we always do things ten to one Alex Bowman at number ten. Yeah, and a good solid run form. I know he doesn't really get the credit he deserves for the good runs. He always typically finds a way to have, but I think it's solid tenth place finish is pretty good. Yeah, Joey Logano. And Logano is somebody I expected to have a little bit better of a day just because he's had such drafting prowess at Daytona and Talladega. I know a lot of times it gets a big one. But a lot of times he wins those races as well. So I have expected him to be mixing it up at the front, a little bit more than he was. But 9th is okay. Well, he escaped without a DNF. That's true and Martin Truex Junior at number 8, which is he needed to recover after the week before. Yeah, and I think he'll take this, especially with the weird kind of crazy race at this was. And all 31 out of the 37 cars in this race were involved in an accident of some sort. So I think at the end of the day, these guys that finished well are going to be happy about it. Especially when you look at this next guy who was actually spending across the line as the race ended, pretty much totaled his car at the line, but Chris busher with a solid 7th place finish as well. Yeah, and he was recently on the show. So maybe there's something to that whole being on the final app weekly and you do well thing. Maybe we'll see further down this list. Chase Elliott at number 6, looking to win this coming weekend. Yeah, and he had some pretty good speed. It felt like he was passing cars all day long. I know they were all kind of tightly in this pack and stuff like that, but it seemed like he was going from the front to the back a lot. Yeah, for sure. Corey Lajoie. How does he get a top 5? Well, that's the thing so I talked to him after the race..
William Byron wins wild NASCAR race at remodeled Atlanta
"The newly redesigned high banks of Atlanta motor speedway through NASCAR drivers a curve ball is the race turned into a fight for survival to trying to capture the checkered flag the winner William Baron who is out front as multiple car spun across the start finish line behind him it's just a crazy exhilarating feeling when you win a you know kind of a superspeedway style race because you're constantly working and you know it's never really guarantee there were twenty six race cars involved in at least one crash over the five hundred mile race but there was also a record number of leaders at twenty and more green flag passes in the field in the previous six Atlanta races combined following burned to the line was rostra stain who picked up his second straight runner up finish Kurt Busch was third jury Jordan Hampton Georgia
Larson wins at Texas for 1st spot in NASCAR's championship 4
"The years windows driver left nothing to chance by clinching a spot in the championship finals with a dominant performance in Texas Kyle Larson led two hundred and fifty for the three hundred and thirty four laps it wouldn't his eighth race of the year the wind didn't come as easily though was the lap count appears as he had to survive three restarts in the final sixty laps to get the win Larson also won the all star race at Texas earlier this year William Byron finished second Christopher bell was third Brett McMillan fort worth
"william byron" Discussed on The Final Lap
"End so whatever that strategy is to get there at the end is is really all we're worried about you know we don't have to think about points like would you every single week and we can really just go out there and you know how do we put ourselves in the top. Four to five with thirty laps in the race is all all. We're really worried about you. Sorta have figured this out though. But you haven't won yet. yeah. I think it's it's really just kind of proofing in what you've learned and and how you've got to this point and i do feel like their contracts. Where if we're going into elimination race you know if it was richmond. I'd say we'd have no opportunity to win but would this track. I mean we've continued to work on it. We've continued to get better and better. I've had a poll there in the past. I've i've led a bunch of laps there over the last year so It's not attract that i you know i feel like we can't win. we just have to continue to kind of make those gains that we've been making on the road courses so yeah. I think we're really capable this weekend of doing it. We just you know. It's a lot better than the alternative. You know it could be a track that that we don't feel like we could win. William byron is and what makes this trek so unique in what does chase elliott know about it that he should maybe share with you. I think that it's just a really narrow track so getting through traffic is tough. I feel like chase obviously does a great job through traffic in does just does a really good job again through guys and not burn up. His tires ain't getting through traffic. So yeah i think that's. That's my biggest goal. Hopefully we don't have to go through traffic in this race and Maybe the start of the might be the the furthest back. Hopefully that we are so yeah. I think that you know we just have to see how it goes and see. Who's fast but i feel like we'll have the speed we just gotta gotta execute a good race. Are there any particular set of turns that are more difficult than the others laying said. I think all home are tough. I think it's a. It's a track that it's not really like other courses. You're always turning and braking and that's tough because you're you're always kind of going into another set yourself up for another breaking zone or stuff like that. So it's difficult i. I don't know. I think that the corner. Maybe that's given me. The most trouble is probably the the back chicane. Just trying to get through that to set up a pass and Such probably where focused on for this time trying to get better at. But i mean they're all really important. Last question for william byron. Is there any other track out there that you can compare the charlotte roble to Yeah i think. It's similar to indy row. Course in the fact that anything can happen. You know it's kind of it's unpredictable. But i don't think it's i think it's probably at least similar to like road america or Watkins glen some of those places that are really made for roque course racing. So yeah it's a. It's it's kind of its own beast like us at facebook dot com slash the final lap like us every day. Thousands of hackers try to steal your crypto but.
"william byron" Discussed on Garage Pass National Show
"Fingertips with the pr and mobile app available on apple app store and google play. Find more information at go. P. r. n. dot com. Believe it or not. it's been thirty six races. Since kevin harvick has gone to a cup series victory lane. It was one of the reasons. He was boiling mad after coming so close to winning at bristol and kyle busch understands how irritating that can be last year. We really weren't that good. That great didn't really win a whole lot which we've only won twice this year. We've been more competitive at least arctic. Looks just like we did last year. You know. I mean just can't seem to find anything that works and so i know exactly the frustrations that they're going through and so i don't think they felt bad for me so i probably don't feel bad for them. With the playoff point standings resetting for when round two gets underway. This weekend in las vegas harvick is ranked last among the twelve drivers remaining in the championship. Chase now using nascar's metric qualifying. Harvick will start thirty and sunday. South point four hundred on the poll. Kyle larson with martin. True junior second on the grid. As the biggest surprise to make the playoff many people expected michael mcdowell to get knocked out in round one and he did but according to him he still has plenty to race for. We still wanna finish strong. We wanna beat cars that we can be there in the points and finish out the season like we'd hoped to it's disappointing. I mean super frustrating. And we still have a lot of opportunities to get it right. And you can count william byron in favor of running the clash in the la coliseum. I think it's great opportunity to have a good fan base in good energy around the first race of the season. Thankful that i'm in the clash and would be awesome to win in that environment would be really cool. Hi this is doug rice. When the pr in crew visits las vegas we stay at the south point. Hotel and casino bright. Now they're giving away a five thousand dollar. Vip race package for the spring of twenty twenty. Two las vegas nascar weekend. It or at south point.
Larson Romps to yet Another Victory for Hendrick Motorsports
"Once again come Larson H. is name in the history books as he put on a dominating performance to take the win in the first ever NASCAR Cup series race at Nashville superspeedway and the first time in thirty seven years the series had raced in the state of Tennessee in front of a sold out crowd Larson would leave the building is dusted the help point for two hundred and sixty four three hundred laps and picked up his fourth win of the season he had a couple of challenges throughout the race but they fell aside quickly Ross Chastain would finish second his best run of the season followed by William Byron and third jury Jordan Lebanon Tennessee
Sizing up Kyle Larson's Extraordinary Run
"Want to talk about. Kyle larson in this role that this guy is on. You worked with jeff. Gordon you compete against jeff gordon. The nine hundred ninety eight and this is what this reminds me of right now. That kyle larson has six consecutive races. First or second place finishes four victories. Three points races put in perspective australia. Steve what this role means because to me. It feels a lot like jeff. Gordon circa one thousand nine hundred. Well listen. so he's driving premier equipment. The hendra motorsports car seem to have the most speed in the field but the counter that is driving that against three other premier drivers right so it's easy to say it's got the fastest stuff yet but you to chase elliott william byron and alex bone to do it and oh by the way he did he drove around chase elliott with one of the most masterful gutsy all star race tight moves driving to the outside quarter panel a third lane. We had yet to see in ninety laps. So the move for the all star race was outstanding. I think kyle. I think this is the kyle larson. We all thought was out there. You can only decided but he wins in everything. He's so much talent we didn't know if it was his preparation holding him back if it was asked if it was his youth if it was his lack of mentor sh we didn't know we'll never know because it kind of all the jumbled up reset but now he's an organization with a lot of leadership. Jeff gordon you mentioned it stein in the fox booth what he's still has a role andrew motorsports rick hendrix there. Chad can houses there. We asked outs blue being us out. Hey how're the post like you said you ever met chad kind of. There's a lot of leadership around him and a lot of confidence and a lot of talent and driving great equipment and i think that's what you're seeing right the combination of the three two minutes amount of confidence. And you know we said it on our preview show. You and i both cholera and watching. Because you take that much talent with that much motivation. The timing of hendrick motorsports and what they're doing communist chevrolet and where they are in the grand scheme of things. You got this recipe for success. Now he's doing it against the defending champion on. His team is the defending champion of our series. And he's taking the fight to him
How Does William Byron Prep for the Coke 600?
"So how does william byron prepare for the longest race of the nascar season coming up this weekend. I just hydrate differently. You're more throughout the week. Honestly and i think you know the as far as it goes like effort in the car. I think the six hundred is maybe not the highest effort race because of the way the track is. And you know it's not there's not a ton of bump content or content. Maybe to kind of song wheel. Would i'd say atlanta darlington would be harder so no i don't think physically you do much. I think it you know. Eating and hydrating is a little bit different. Because i feel like throughout the race. You need more fluids and then you also need to kind of eat at some point during the race whether it's energy choose or stuff like that. So and what is william that other race going down this weekend. The indianapolis five hundred. I think as i grown appreciation for racing in general. And as i've as i've learned some of the folks over on our garside with You know the training guys us with pit fit. Jim leo they. They trained scott dixon. And some of those guys up there. And i try to get the end of the race as we get ready for the six hundred. Just kind of varies based on timing. But but yeah. I think it's cool. It's really cool. Data to have both of us
NASCAR at Dover: Top 10 Finishers
"All right. Let's run down the top ten finishers at the monster mile at dover. We've got to call customer last week's guest on the program. Yeah and that's a second top ten in the season and he's like twenty fifth and points like oh my gosh. She's having such a horrible season. he's actually ahead of where he was last year at this point and if you remember correctly he went on to be in the playoffs. Last year this point he had one top ten and now he has to this year. So maybe maybe just maybe you turn it around daniels whereas with a top ten. That's pretty cool. Yeah and that track team has been really good for an upstart team. Obviously they're bringing in a lot of equipment from our cr and stuff like that but still there's still getting it down with with what they're given so that's a top five and top ten this season. Lots of top fifteen's they're sitting twenty second in points that's not too shabby it's The dovers not easy either. This is not any no he said. Piece a cake track so now and he was holding off. Hamlin there for a while at the end of this thing. Yeah yeah how. Many top ten tyler. Radic had now. It sure feels like he's been top ten every week flicked last eight. He's been up there. That's interesting to find out. Here william byron but still no but man. He's up to six this season and he only had nine all of last year so now it's one two three three in the last four. I thought so in the last five eight and then of course Born last six you got denny hamlin who basically lives in the top ten. Yeah that's what he does. He just doesn't live in victory lane. This is a problem. There's it's it's been cordoned off with crime scene tape or something. He's not allowed in there. It's sponsored by eps or something. Right and then. Kevin harvick showing signs of life in the last few weeks to so. Yeah so maybe get ready for a return. Victory and for kevin harvick caps. Perhaps maybe Fellow for driver joy lagana at number five.
Bowman parks 48 in familiar spot in victory lane at Dover
"Once again Carl Larson led the most laps in a race but once again he was denied a trip to victory lane as his teammate Alex Bowman picked up his second NASCAR victory of the season taking the checkered flag at Dover international speedway it was a late race pit stop the put Bowman out front any help off the field as his Hendrick motorsports teammates Larson chase Elliott and William Byron ended up in second third and fourth place respectively it was the first time Hendrick motorsports teammates had ever swept the top four and only the third time any team has done it in the history of NASCAR I'm Jerry Jordan
Darlington: Martin Truex Jr. Remains the NASCAR Dominator
"To get your take darlington. Kyle martin tricks junior the winner. Yes only driver with multiple victories in the twenty twenty one season now. Three victories at tracks will play host to the playoff opener. That starling to the round of eight finale. That's martinsville and the championship race phoenix. He's one at all three of those places. So i know twelve races in were third of the way in the season. So it's not too early to make overexuberance yes prediction. Never too early is mark tricks junior. At this point the unquestioned championship favourite mean feels like. Oh yes and i honestly. I've not seen anybody rise to that challenge yet on a consistent basis only on a consistent basis how many years we went through. It's the big to this battle of the titans they'd coming out right and then a couple years ago. It became the big three. You know and now it's the big lebowski. It's the one guy you know what i mean. It is the one guy that's all that's really the first. He's the only guy in the first two races that has raised his hand and said. Hey i'm the gatt come get me come get me so i mean i think he's unquestionably the guy that everybody is shooting at right
Darlington Cup Recap: Truex Wins
"I got your top ten nascar finishers. Here from darlington raceway throwback weekend. Let's run things down ten to one. Ryan newman chris or ryan blaney at number eight. And they got chase elliott kevin harvick denny. Hamlin william byron number. Four kyle busch at number. Three and kyle larson two and a half seconds. Back of the leader had nothing for the eventual winner. Fifth top five the season though to victory lane martin true junior man he dominate two hundred forty eight laps lead on the day third win of the season. He won both of the stages. And here's the interesting stat. No stage winner at darlington has gone on to win the race before. So now martin is a stat
Martin Truex Jr. Dominates at Darlington for 3rd Win of Year
"Picking up his third win of the season Martin Truex junior took the NASCAR feel to the witch at Darlington Raceway leading two hundred forty eight of two hundred ninety three laps taking both stages and then the checkered flag tricks is the only driver to have multiple wins in twenty twenty one and second place finisher Kyle Larson was doing all he could to change that last week's winner Kyle Busch finished third with William Byron and Denny Hamlin rounding out the top five somewhat overshadowed in the race weekend was NASCAR's decision to reopen the infield fans and sponsors for the first time since the pandemic began I'm Jerry Jordan
Keselowski Claims 6th Win at Talladega With Overtime Pass
"His last he took advantage of a late race caution at Talladega superspeedway to get his first NASCAR Cup series win of the season and move into second place on the all time wins list at the track with seven trips to victory lane before the caution it looks like Matt DiBenedetto would cruise to the win but he dropped back on the final restart trying to defend his position and ended up in fifth because Lossky will cross the stripe of several car spun behind him in the tribal just one tenth of a second ahead of second place finisher William Byron Michael McDowell finished the race in third followed by Kevin Harvick in fourth I'm Jerry Jordan
NASCAR Richmond Cup Recap
"Nascar. Short-track action cup series from richmond raceway. Let's run things down. Ten to one austin dillon. There at number ten then he got mad to benedetto a nice finish there with top ten. Kyle busch at a pit road. Problem finishes eighth william byron eric. Merola martin tricks junior. Also pit road problems. Christopher bell number four and joy lugano his eleventh. Top five at richmond aright. Let's talk about the top. Two i up denny hamlin dominated again won. Both of the stages led a ton of laps. And it's still winless in twenty twenty one despite all top ten finishes except for one where he finished eleventh. He is the points leader by a ton anyway. So i'm sure he's not too upset. He does want a notch that window to victory lane. No one saw this coming. Alex bowman heads to victory lane. Grabs the checkered flag. Gives it to a fan for his first career. Short-track win after recovering from a pit road penalty. It's his third career cup series win. It's been twenty three richmond races. Since a hendrick motorsports car has one and it was twenty seventeen dover the last time you saw the forty eight car in victory
William Byron Takes Fourth at Martinsville
"William byron finished fourth at martinsville and short-track continues this weekend at richmond. We've had some really good short-track races but yeah then we've had some issues with breaks and and things mechanical things so trying to make sure that we make all that stuff last and and not make it to the end. The race is really important. You know so. I think that's a big emphasis for us. But some of that is how you're driving but also just technique and give making sure that i'm about. I'm taking care of my stuff throughout the early part of the race. Second something good at the end. So that's i think that's all it is just kind of what we've had good handling stuff. Then we've done well but you know you can't try to crutch it too much with with Breaks and stuff if you're not handling well. William byron is happy fans are slowly coming back to the race. Track all masked up. I mean i'll just roll with whatever. I am comfortable with. Howie approach it. I mean i feel. I feel fairly wold as is right now. I think you know the protocols and things are working well so Yeah i think it's going to be a grind full thing but you know i think you see it through all sports right now you know getting getting more and more fans round Whether you know having mass but but being able to have the browns. So that's kind of how i i'm good with it. People have masks on you know. It's it's working towards right direction
Martinsville Cup Recap
"The final lap with kerry murphy is is on nascar cup series race recap from martinsville speedway which started on saturday under the lights and ended on sunday under the lights after heavy rains. Let's take a look ten to one. Kyle busch somehow kind of top ten with a mangled number eighteen race car. Then got kevin harvick tyler. Radic number eight. Christopher bell joey. Logano kyle larson william byron number four denny. Hamlin led more than half of the race and ends up third. Ouch and in second chase elliott comes up one spot short of the win. So let's head to victory lane. Our martin tricks. Junior has become the seasons. I race winner with twenty nine. Th career win third career martinsville win third of the last four races at this track and now with three grandfather clock trophies in his house. I'm not sure how he's going to get any sleep with that. Other stories on the day ryan blaney won. Both of stages led a ton of laps in this race. Only to get busted for leaving the pillbox equipment. The air hose and the gun. You're not supposed to bring that with you late in the race while running up front about forty three laps to go and a massive talladega like wreck bush. Chris butcher banged fenders took out the likes of kurt. Busch brad keselowski kyle busch cole. Custer alex bowman daniels wars and many others on lap. Three eighty six up next to the cup. Series is yet another short-track richmond. Raceway sunday three pm eastern on fox and martin tricks junior has won two of the last three at this track. Nineteen car again
Truex outlasts teammate Hamlin to win again at Martinsville
"After getting out on the track ahead of Denny Hamlin on the final pit stop mark tricks junior battle this teammate for about twenty laps before diving alone going on to drive away with the win at Martinsville speedway interesting how it all played out there you know I thought throughout the day we were you know turned a fifth place car in there and then one point we you know middle race got off a little bit and list price six or seven planes car so it's kind of a weird day chase Elliott we get around him to go on to finish second he said it was a hard fought battle to end the day on a solid run they were not great but I had some I guess are are strong students kind of early on in the run and then really stated hard too hard there latter part of the around him was relegated to third and William Byron and colors and rounded out the top five respectively I'm Jerry Jordan