30 episodes

The show of record for all things IndyCar. Kevin Lee is a part of both NBC Sports Network's IndyCar coverage and the IndyCar Radio Network, while Curt Cavin is now a VP at IndyCar after 30 years covering all things racing for the Indianapolis Star. Interviews with key members of the IndyCar community, and plenty of chances of listener questions and feedback.

Trackside Podcast Trackside

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The show of record for all things IndyCar. Kevin Lee is a part of both NBC Sports Network's IndyCar coverage and the IndyCar Radio Network, while Curt Cavin is now a VP at IndyCar after 30 years covering all things racing for the Indianapolis Star. Interviews with key members of the IndyCar community, and plenty of chances of listener questions and feedback.

    Kevin and Curt discuss Fast Friday, preview Indy 500 qualifying

    Kevin and Curt discuss Fast Friday, preview Indy 500 qualifying

    On Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin discuss a windy Fast Friday and preview Indy 500 qualifying. They talk about the updated schedule for Saturday with rain in the forecast, the ever-important qualifying draw, and who got lucky with early runs. They also break down the lengthy list of drivers that could advance to Sunday’s Fast 12. Kevin and Curt talk about the impressive day for the Dale Coyne Racing duo of Takuma Sato and David Malukas. 

    Later, they take Twitter questions and preview Monday’s Prime 47 Burger Bash at USAC headquarters in Speedway. Our News of the Day, brought to you by the Indianapolis Speedrome and Circle City Raceway is the updated qualifying schedule, which gets underway at 11 a.m. Saturday.

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    • 46 min
    Kevin and Curt recap Thursday’s Indy 500 practice and get ready for Fast Friday

    Kevin and Curt recap Thursday’s Indy 500 practice and get ready for Fast Friday

    On Thursday’s Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin recap a full six hours of practice from IMS and look ahead to tomorrow’s Fast Friday practice leading into qualifying this weekend. They discuss Romain Grosjean’s interesting day, as he nearly made wall contact on multiple occasions, and talk about the windy conditions in the forecast and what kind of speeds we can expect tomorrow. 

    Later, they take Twitter comments, look ahead to how teams will cool engines Sunday for Fast Six qualifying, and discuss Jimmie Johnson’s busy day of practice. Later, they break down Fernando Alonso’s comments about IndyCar’s aeroscreen and how he isn’t interested in returning to the Indy 500. Our News of the Day, brought to you by the Indianapolis Speedrome and Circle City Raceway honors the Road to Indy winners from last weekend on the IMS Road Course.

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    • 47 min
    Kevin and Curt look ahead to rest of the week of Indy 500 practice

    Kevin and Curt look ahead to rest of the week of Indy 500 practice

    With Wednesday’s Indy 500 practice rained out, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin look ahead to the rest of the week leading into qualifying this weekend. They discuss the hijinks with Conor Daly’s infamous hot tub in the driver’s lot and who they think could be guilty. Kevin and Curt talk about the sense of urgency teams have with just two days of practice before qualifying. They also discuss how wind could make Fast Friday even trickier than it already will be and the expected weather through the weekend. 

    Later, they take Twitter questions, and talk about Mark Miles saying IndyCar will likely not have any new venues on the 2023 schedule. Our News of the Day, brought to you by the Indianapolis Speedrome and Circle City Raceway is that A.J. Foyt Racing will test a few new drivers on the IMS Road Course for next season, including Benjamin Pedersen.

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    • 48 min
    Kevin and Curt look back on Day 1 of Indy 500 practice

    Kevin and Curt look back on Day 1 of Indy 500 practice

    Tonight on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin discuss the first day of Indy 500 practice out at 16th and Georgetown. They talk about a clean and green first day of preparations for the 106th running of the Indianapolis 500, and the impressive day from Chip Ganassi Racing, with all four drivers ending the day in the top six on the speed chart. They give kudos to Stefan Wilson’s Cusick Motorsports/DragonSpeed/Foyt team for getting the car ready to run today and showing pace. 

    Later, they talk about a few reports of an IMSA race potentially coming to IMS in 2023, as well as the fact that F1 will likely not be racing at IMS anytime soon. Our News of the Day, brought to you by the Indianapolis Speedrome and Circle City Raceway, is that Ryan Hunter-Reay has signed with Chip Ganassi Racing to help develop their sports car program.

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    • 50 min
    Kevin and Curt recap GMR Grand Prix

    Kevin and Curt recap GMR Grand Prix

    Tonight on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin recap Saturday’s GMR Grand Prix, won in the wet by Colton Herta. They discuss the brilliant strategy move from Bryan and Colton Herta to switch to slick tires early in the race, which propelled him from 14th to the lead. Kevin and Curt talk about the chaotic race, with multiple tire strategies and suspect conditions, and list all the drivers that could have ended up in the top five. 

    Later, they discuss how the aeroscreen held up in the rain for the first time in race conditions, what the drivers had to say about the conditions, and what can be improved for the future. Kevin and Curt also give information about the Prime 47 Burger Bash next Monday, and some of the exciting items that are up for auction. Our News of the Day, brought to you by the Indianapolis Speedrome and Circle City Raceway, is the Indy 500 practice schedule for Tuesday.

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    • 50 min
    Kevin and Curt recap GMR Grand Prix qualifications and recap the Indy Lights race from this afternoon

    Kevin and Curt recap GMR Grand Prix qualifications and recap the Indy Lights race from this afternoon

    Tonight on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin recap qualifications from today for the GMR Grand Prix, discuss how very little time separates driver from the front of the field to the middle of the field, if he has heard anything from the drivers on how they are preparing for the possibility of rain for the race tomorrow afternoon, and which drivers could benefit from the weather conditions.

    Kevin and Curt also elaborate on how much it means to Will Power to be P1 for tomorrow’s race, how significant it was for particular drivers to qualify in the positions that they will start in tomorrow’s race, recap the Indy Lights win that happened this afternoon, and answer some Twitter questions that Kevin received throughout the day!  

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    • 54 min

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