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.
Daytona Road Course: Did NASCAR make the right call on the rain yellow flag? And analyzing breakthrough victories for Christopher Bell, Ty Gibbs
NASCAR on NBC analyst Steve Letarte breaks down the NASCAR weekend at the Daytona Road Course, analyzing how Christopher Bell and Ty Gibbs are making the future seem bright at Joe Gibbs Racing (1:00); why are so many inexperienced drivers getting their first NASCAR national series victories at road courses? (3:00); some insight on what Letarte knows about Bell and Gibbs before their breakthroughs (5:30); appreciating the rarity of consecutive first-time winners (7:30); the turning point of the race, starting with NASCAR’s officiating decisions (10:30); appreciating the tire wire and strategy from having options (13:00); the discussions NASCAR needs to have on officiating road courses (15:00); looking at local yellows and talking to the drivers before COTA (17:00); some other considerations before making policy changes (19:00); what the CBell victory meant for his crew chief after Adam Stevens had a bit of a contentious split with Kyle Busch (21:30); making the case for the “team of rivals” approach (24:00); the impact of two first-time winners on the playoff picture (27:00).
Daytona 500: Steve Letarte analyzes Michael McDowell's stunning victory
NASCAR on NBC analyst Steve Letarte breaks down a wild finish to the 63rd Daytona 500, which produced a surprise winner
Laura Wontrop Klauser, Chevrolet sports car program manager for Corvette Racing, Cadillac Racing
Laura Wontrop Klauser, Chevrolet sports car program manager; discusses going for another Rolex 24 at Daytona victory with Cadillac Racing; having Jimmie Johnson and Chase Elliott in the 2021 lineup; her rise in the auto racing ranks; the expanding opportunities for women in racing; how working in a male-dominated sport has been; and having oversight of the racing of an iconic car brand.
The best of Bristol according to some of NASCAR's best
Richard Petty, Darrell Waltrip, Rusty Wallace and Dale Earnhardt Jr. share their insight, memories and praise of Bristol Motor Speedway.
Part II with Tyler Gibbs and Jack Irving of Toyota Racing Development's TD2 driver development program
Tyler Gibbs and Jack Irving of Toyota Racing Development on the up and comers in their TD2 program; how it felt to lose William Byron; dealing with NASCAR dads and moms; teaching the real-world consequences for off-track behavior.
Part I of Tyler Gibbs and Jack Irving of Toyota Racing Development's driver development program
Tyler Gibbs and Jack Irving of Toyota Racing Development explain the origins of their vaunted youth pipeline in NASCAR, the analytics and infrastructure behind the program and how you keep developing drivers during a pandemic.
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