Discussing the latest NASCAR news, including a weekly recap of races, events and a look ahead to what's next in the sport. Guests include NBC Sports talent such as Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte and Kyle Petty.
Nashville: Chase Elliott wins with brilliant restarts; Joe Gibbs Racing falters in the pits; why single-lugnut stops are so tough; Bubba Wallace's radio outbursts
NASCAR on NBC analyst Jeff Burton on the two critical restarts that helped Chase Elliott win at Nashville Superspeedway; how the Next Gen is forcing some uncharacteristic driving and different approaches to lane choices; the pit stop conundrum for Joe Gibbs Racing and Toyota; why NASCAR teams are having so much trouble getting their arms around the single-lug pit stops; Bubba Wallace’s radio outbursts at his 23XI team; the Cup Series championship outlook with nine races left in the regular season; a preview of NASCAR at Road America.
Nashville preview: Trackhouse Racing's amazing breakout year; Silly Season analysis and questions; which Cup Series stars should be worried about making the playoffs?
NASCAR on NBC analyst Steve Letarte on Trackhouse Racing’s amazing breakout as the story of the 2022 Cup Series season; how the Next Gen car has impacted NASCAR team personnel; why Daniel Suarez needed the Sonoma victory to secure his long-term future; the level of concern for winless champions Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr.; the keys to understanding what might happen in Silly Season and why Kyle Busch wants to keep an eye on Truex; previewing Nashville Superspeedway and a race weekend expected to near 100 degrees.
Sonoma: Daniel Suarez makes history in first Cup win as his NASCAR perseverance and sacrifices pay off; tough stop for Kevin Harvick; big day for Next Gen
NASCAR on NBC analyst Parker Kligerman on Daniel Suarez’s memorable first Cup Series victory at Sonoma Raceway; whether Trackhouse Racing teammate Ross Chastain’s success took a toll on Suarez and crew chief Travis Mack; the massive sacrifices that Suarez made in moving from Mexico to the United States without knowing any English while trying to break into NASCAR a decade ago; whether Chastain’s ordeal at Gateway indirectly might have helped Suarez; Kevin Harvick’s frustration with a bad pit stop and calling out his crew; how the Next Gen is performing differently at road courses this season; what’s up for Parker Kligerman race car driver.
Gateway: Ross Chastain gets sideways with Denny Hamlin and Chase Elliott; a fantastic finish for Joey Logano and Kyle Busch; NASCAR's memorable debut in St. Louis
NASCAR on NBC analyst Kyle Petty on the takeaways from a tumultuous race for Ross Chastain after dustups with Denny Hamlin and Chase Elliott; team owner Justin Marks’ unapologetic defense of Chastain’s style; Hamlin’s vow of retribution; the future for NASCAR veterans over 40; whether NASCAR should step in more to prevent “self-policing” by its stars in the “Boys, Have at It” era; the fantastic finish at Gateway between Joey Logano and Kyle Busch and what it says about how their relationship has evolved; the remarkable knack that Joey Logano and Kyle Busch have for excelling in inaugural races; the enthusiasm of NASCAR’s Cup debut in the St. Louis area; what’s ahead for the rest of the regular season; what Petty has been up to with a new memoir, TV show and his annual charity ride.
Kansas: Kurt Busch career transformation continues; an emotional win for Denny Hamlin and 23XI Racing; Bubba Wallace pit stop woes; tire troubles strike again
NASCAR on NBC analyst Dale Jarrett on Kurt Busch’s ability to improve every race team he joins; why the Kansas victory might be bigger than Busch’s 2017 Daytona 500 win; how this was such an emotional victory for 23XI Racing, Denny Hamlin and Busch; why being a driver who also owns a team is so difficult; Bubba Wallace’s ongoing pit crew challenges; more single-lug pit stop problems; the rash of tire problems at Kansas; DJ on attending his first Indy 500 and seeing Jimmie Johnson take a crack at history.
Darlington: Was Joey Logano's move on William Byron fair?; how the Next Gen is impacting hard racing in NASCAR; impressions of the F1 debut in Miami
NASCAR on NBC analyst and Truck series driver Parker Kligerman on whether Joey Logano’s move on William Byron to win at Darlington Raceway was fair; how the ethics of racing have evolved generationally; the impact of the Next Gen car on hard racing in the future; the impressive turnaround by Logano and Team Penske; why some parts of the Next Gen seem more fragile; the reason Turn 2 was more treacherous than ever; why Denny Hamlin’s team remains dangerous; impressions of the F1 Miami Grand Prix; Parker’s fantastic weekend in Darlington and what’s ahead this season.
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