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Welcome to the place everybody wants to be: Victory Lane! Davey Segal hosts your one stop shop for all things NASCAR, including in-depth interviews, discussion, news and more.

Victory Lane Davey Segal

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Welcome to the place everybody wants to be: Victory Lane! Davey Segal hosts your one stop shop for all things NASCAR, including in-depth interviews, discussion, news and more.

    Episode 226: Brenden "Butterbean" Queen

    Episode 226: Brenden "Butterbean" Queen

    Just a couple of Waffle House enthusiasts chopping it up this week on the pod. CARS Tour standout Brenden "Butterbean" Queen joins Davey Segal this week (6:15) ahead of his NASCAR National Series debut with TRICON Garage in the CRAFTSMAN Truck Series at North Wilkesboro Speedway. He explains how he deal came together on the heels of some strong 2023 results, his reaction when Toyota called him to let him know, preparations for this weekend's race, his realistic expectations and if he feels pressure to perform and make the most of this opportunity.

    Butterbean also explains the story behind his nickname and why it wound up sticking and his recognizable No. 03 video game font, why building his brand has been very intentional, how he learned about race craft, working on his own stuff, the influence from team owner and mentor Lee Pulliam, winning 3 track titles at Langley Speedway and the current high level of competition on the CARS Tour.

    Plus, the reason for his mullet, finishing his degree at Old Dominion University his Waffle House order and much more.

    Davey also discusses Brad Keselowski's Darlington won and why his career arc has potentially endeared him to some fans, why Chris Buescher had every right to be upset with Tyler Reddick and previews the All-Star Race at North Wilkesboro Speedway. Papa Segal also pays homage to Chargin' Charlie as the Month of May rolls on.

    • 58 min
    Episode 225: Scott Graves

    Episode 225: Scott Graves

    Missed it by *that* much. RFK Racing crew chief Scott Graves joins Davey Segal (6:40) on the heels of Chris Buescher and the No. 17 team coming up 0.001 seconds shy of winning at Kansas, the closest finish in NASCAR Cup Series history. Graves explains the roller coaster of emotions he experienced from thinking they had the win to realizing they didn't, what answers he got from NASCAR when he went to talk to them before leaving the track, the conversation he had with Chris post-race and the photo finish technology the sanctioning body implements.

    Graves also dives into the speed RFK has shown as of late with four runner-up finishes and how close they and Ford really are to breaking through and running better every week. He also dives into getting his start as a crew chief in NASCAR, working with a then young Chris Buescher, winning the 2015 Xfinity championship together, leaving Roush for Joe Gibbs Racing before ultimately returning and being a part of Ryan Newman's harrowing 2020 crash at Daytona.

    Plus, why the No. 17 should be one to watch this weekend at Darlington, Graves' passion for fitness, background in racing and why he didn't immediately get into it upon graduating from Texas Tech and why he knows the "what's up brother?!" meme.

    Davey also discusses the finish that still has everyone buzzing at Kansas, previews throwback weekend at Darlington and Papa Segal pays homage to Bobby Johns as we continue in the month of May.

    • 56 min
    Episode 224: Ryan Truex

    Episode 224: Ryan Truex

    Fresh off another Monster Mile win, Ryan Truex joins Davey Segal (7:00) to chat about how and why this win was so much different than his first career dub last season at his home track, staying in the game and chipping away at things, what was giving him fits throughout the day and how he sent it on into Turns 1 and 2 hoping it would stick on the final restart.

    He also explains the difficulties in being a part-time driver and finding a rhythm inside the car, frustrations with not finding adequate sponsorship to run full-time with Joe Gibbs Racing yet, giving his brother, Martin Truex Jr., some crap for not holding up his end of the bargain this year, what he specifically does for JGR when he's not driving the Xfinity Series car and why he may need to do a little house remodeling to fit another Miles the Monster trophy.

    Papa Segal pays off the O.J. Simpson saga, pays homage to a Kansas native as we enter the month of May and Davey discusses Denny Hamlin's Dover win, why the No. 11 team are far and away the ones to beat right now and looks ahead to Kansas Speedway.

    • 49 min
    Episode 223: Kyle Petty

    Episode 223: Kyle Petty

    The man, the myth, the legend: Kyle Petty joins Davey Segal this week (6:30) ahead of the 28th annual Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America. KP dives into the facts and figures associated with this years ride, beginning in South Dakota and ending in North Carolina.

    He also discusses the origins of the ride, how it's evolved to the event it is today, the vetting process of getting riders ready to go, some fun anniversaries that coincide with this years ride and some memories from the open road over the last near three decades.

    KP also weighs in on the current happenings of NASCAR, including why he saw the "it" factor in William Byron so early, his various other media escapades, including being a musician, and more.

    Papa Segal also continues to pay homage to "The Juice" and his complicated story while Davey checks in from overseas (sort of).

    • 43 min
    Episode 222: Luke Lambert

    Episode 222: Luke Lambert

    Veteran crew chief Luke Lambert joins Davey Segal (6:40) on the heels of his first top 10 finish of the 2024 season with rookie Carson Hocevar and Spire Motorsports. He explains why he's been pleased with the start to the season thus far, what it's been like to come into the organization amid the rapid growth and what it's like working with Stephen Doran and Ryan Sparks as Cup crew chief counterparts.

    Lambert also dives into his background, starting as an engineer back in 2005 with Richard Childress Racing, how the sport and his job(s) have evolved in the nearly two decades since, getting thrusted into the crew chief role midway though the 2011 season, his memorable Championship 4 run with Ryan Newman and RCR in 2014, why he opted to leave the organization for Roush Fenway and how COVID impacted his career trajectory more than you'd expect.

    Plus, how his passion for engineering blossomed at NC State, working with countless drivers along the way and what's next for him in the sport.

    Plus, Papa Segal turns the wayback machine on a complicated historical figure and Davey talks Chase Elliott's big win at Texas and looks ahead to the 2.66-mile behemoth of Talladega Superspeedway.

    • 55 min
    Episode 221: Carson Kvapil

    Episode 221: Carson Kvapil

    JR Motorsports driver Carson Kvapil joins Davey Segal (8:20) on the heels of his impressive 4th-place finish in his Xfinity Series debut. The two discuss what the lead up to the race was like, leaning on Bubba Pollard, Josh Berry and Dale Earnhardt Jr. among others, how tire conservation came into play, why his CARS Tour background helped and his relationship with crew chief Andrew Overstreet.

    He also dives into his CARS Tour success, defending his Late Model Stock title this year, missing Hickory this past weekend and what it's going to take to make up the lost ground, how competitive the series is and how Xfinity compared, why he had two different firesuits at Martinsville, what it was like winning at North Wilkesboro Speedway last year and more, including where he sees himself in 5 years and the influence his father, Travis, has had on him.

    Davey also discusses the current short track product in the Cup Series, what could potentially be done to fix it and looks ahead to Texas Motor Speedway. Plus, Papa Segal pays homage to one of the greatest racers of all time.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Mur@no18 ,

My New Favorite Podcast!

Informative, fun and interesting. Dave’s has perfected the formula for a great podcast. And I love Papa Segal’s way back looks to racing past! Great job!

zgil135 ,

Davey’s the Best!

11/10, must listen podcast!! Davey is amazing and loved my shoutout in episode 182 🤩.

mjarman1776 ,


Davey Segal asks his guests thoughtful questions and the answers provide a great deal of insight to listeners. His tone is professional, but light, and the balance makes listening a pleasure.

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