Discussing the latest NASCAR news, including a weekly recap of races, events and a look ahead to what's next in the sport. Host Nate Ryan is joined by NBC Sports analysts such as Jeff Burton, Dale Jarrett, Steve Letarte and Kyle Petty.
Martinsville: Ryan Blaney’s elite maturation into championship challenger; William Byron’s gritty effort; another near-miss for Denny Hamlin; Phoenix title race preview
NASCAR on NBC analyst Dale Jarrett on Ryan Blaney’s Martinsville breakthrough and maturation into a championship contender; William Byron’s gutty performance to reach the Championship 4; Martin Truex Jr.’s latest letdown; Denny Hamlin coming up short of that elusive championship again; previews of the Xfinity and Cup championship races and DJ’s pick win the 2023 title.
Homestead-Miami: Tense radio chatter for Martin Truex Jr., Christopher Bell; how Kyle Larson’s pit wall collision happened; the perils of being a crew chief in the Cup Series
NASCAR on NBC analyst Steve Letarte on the turning point of the Round of 8 Cup race at Homestead-Miami Speedway; why Kyle Larson was to blame for his pit mishap but also should be celebrated for staying true to his style; the Chris Gabehart-Denny Hamlin dynamic and what the crew chief might have said to his driver after his crash; Martin Truex Jr.’s radio “on fire” again; if being yelled at by your driver goes with being a crew chief; Christopher Bell’s winning performance; can William Byron make the championship round just by gaining stage points at Martinsville?
Las Vegas: Kyle Larson’s amazing save, Christopher Bell’s charge and pit stop woes; Martin Truex Jr.’s damaging strategy call
NASCAR on NBC analyst Jeff Burton on how Kyle Larson saved his car (and maybe his season) off Turn 2 to win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway; Christopher Bell’s charge that came up just short after another disappointing pit stop; why switching pit crews is harder than it seems; a critically damaging strategy call for Martin Truex Jr.; Ryan Blaney’s disqualification; Homestead-Miami Speedway preview.
Roval: A.J. Allmendinger’s emotional victory; Kyle Larson’s rebound; Parker Kligerman’s all-in return to NASCAR in 2023
NASCAR on NBC analyst/pit reporter and Xfinity Series driver Parker Kligerman on A.J. Allmendinger’s emotional victory at the Roval and the long journey to get there; why Allmendinger is so good at road courses; the current state of Cup road racing; Kyle Larson’s rebound from a practice crash; Martin Truex Jr.’s championship hopes; the wild ending to Parker’s Xfinity race at the Roval; reflecting on his full-time return to NASCAR in 2023 and how it built confidence for becoming a championship contender in 2024.
Talladega: Ryan Blaney seizes the moment; Kevin Harvick’s near-miss; Bubba Wallace’s Michael Jordan pep talk; Roval preview
NASCAR on NBC analyst Kyle Petty on Ryan Blaney’s impressive superspeedway prowess, vast potential and what the Talladega win means; Kevin Harvick’s near-miss at getting a checkered flag in his final season; the sports psychology games that drivers play; what’s going on with regular-season champion Martin Truex Jr.; what happened in the Brad Keselowski-Carson Hocevar incident; Bubba Wallace’s frustration and Michael Jordan’s pep talk; why a Talladega comeback showed again why this is Denny Hamlin’s year; what the outlook is heading into the Round of 12 cutoff at the Roval.
Texas: The restarts that went wrong for Kyle Larson and Bubba Wallace; William Byron the championship favorite; Martin Truex Jr.’s ‘disaster’ to start the playoffs
NASCAR on NBC analyst Dale Jarrett on the two late restarts that essentially decided the race; what happened with Kyle Larson’s crash while leading; how Bubba Wallace let the lead slip away on the last restart; why William Byron now should be considered a championship favorite and a strong pick to make the Phoenix title race; Hendrick Motorsports’ 300th victory; the pit collision between Ty Gibbs and Denny Hamlin; Ross Chastain’s rebound for second from adversity; Ryan Blaney’s speeding penalty; Martin Truex Jr.’s “disaster” of a start; Talladega preview.
Great podcast but I disagree with Steve a little. Kurt could take a underfunded team and put that car up front with no problem!
Indy Mayor was awesome
James Hinchcliffe was a great addition to both being in the booth and on the podcast! Brings a fresh sense to the show!
Ok I love it it was very cool and calming at the same time