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.
Phoenix: Joey Logano on a supremely confident championship run; what happened with Chase Elliott and Ross Chastain; what’s 2023 hold for NASCAR and Next Gen Year 2
NASCAR on NBC analyst Parker Kligerman on the championship confidence of Joey Logano and Paul Wolfe at Phoenix Raceway; why their Las Vegas victory was so critical to winning the title; what happened between Chase Elliott and Ross Chastain; what’s the future hold for Logano; what to expect from NASCAR in Next Gen Year 2; Parker’s novel concept for getting drivers out of the simulator and onto the racetrack more often; Parker’s 2023 Xfinity plans and return to full-time driving for the first time in a decade.
Martinsville: Ross Chastain’s wild ride; does NASCAR need to address future moves; Christopher Bell’s must-win moment; Ty Gibbs’ possible title repercussions
NASCAR on NBC analyst Jeff Burton on why riding the wall at 130 mph worked for Ross Chastain at Martinsville Speedway; whether NACAR needs to take action to limit such a move for the championship race at Phoenix Raceway; whether the wild ride was embarrassing for NASCAR despite the exposure; Christopher Bell’s latest must-win moment in the 2022 playoffs; what lies ahead for Ty Gibbs in the Xfinity Series championship after he wrecked his teammate; a preview of the wide-open Cup Series Championship 4 finale.
Homestead: Kyle Larson's best Cup race?; what happened with Martin Truex Jr.; another Ryan Blaney gaffe; a possible split driver-team championship
NASCAR on NBC analyst Kyle Petty on why Kyle Larson’s win at Homestead-Miami Speedway was such a focused and inspired drive; his Championship 4 sleeper pick of Ross Chastain and the crafty strategies of Trackhouse Racing; what happened in the pits between Larson and Martin Truex Jr.; the historical significance of a possible split driver-owner title in the Cup Series; a tough-luck season for Martin Truex Jr.; Ryan Blaney’s outlook after two major playoff blunders drop him below the cut line; why qualifying will be so critical at Martinsville Speedway.
Vegas: How NASCAR should handle the Bubba Wallace-Kyle Larson crash; Joey Logano’s winning moves; why drivers struggle with the Next Gen limits
NASCAR on NBC analyst Jeff Burton on how Joey Logano outdueled Ross Chastain to win at Las Vegas and secure a Championship 4 berth; the improvement of 1.5-mile racing this season; why drivers are struggling to find the limits of the Next Gen car; how NASCAR should address the Bubba Wallace-Kyle Larson crash; the plight of Chase Elliott entering Homestead; a sendoff for Kurt Busch.
Roval: Larson’s massive disappointment; Suarez’s physical toll; Briscoe’s mad dash; the Next Gen and road courses; Formula One salary cap controversy
NASCAR on NBC analyst and pit reporter Parker Kligerman on Christopher Bell’s impressive win at the Roval; Kyle Larson’s massive disappointment; the tribulations of Daniel Suarez amid a lack of steering; Chase Briscoe’s mad dash deeper into the playoffs; whether Cole Custer did anything wrong; why the Next Gen has been lacking on road courses; a Formula One salary cap story being watched closely; Round of 8 preview.
Talladega: Tamer because of concussion concerns? What’s next for making the Next Gen safer? A sublime superspeedway showing for Chase Elliott
NASCAR on NBC analyst Steve Letarte on the sublime moves of Chase Elliott and Ryan Blaney in the battle of Talladega; some new players emerging in superspeedway racing; was the relatively tamer racing related to safety concerns?; dissecting the decisions by Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano; what’s ahead in making the Next Gen’s rear end safer and how can the car continually be improved; a preview of the Roval.
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James Hinchcliffe was a great addition to both being in the booth and on the podcast! Brings a fresh sense to the show!
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This is the best podcast ever. Please make more and more episodes.