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Episode 10 From Kraus to Kurt

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*Originally aired September 29, 2020* In this week’s episode we’re joined by Gander Outdoors Truck driver and the 2019 West champion, Derek Kraus to ask him a few questions about his young and already successful NASCAR career. 

Along with this , we review yet another busy and action packed playoff weekend at Las Vegas and look ahead to two wildcard weekends at Talladega and the Charlotte Roval!

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... by Chris Caden, as usual, and we very special, I guess, today driver of the Nineteen to it a Tundra and the truck series, their krause. Re appreciate it. He spending his time to come on with us and this would be fun. We'll ask some a couple questions and get to know them a little bit. So who is Der Krause? Yeah, I just racing of the truck series for mcamelli hill, going racing and it's just drink up drew to be racing with them and it's been a lot of fun so far this year and looking forward to the next few races. Awesome. So who wants to go first with the questions? will go right into this, Troy, you should start it. I start. So it's a question one. Okay, I asked this to like a lot of drivers whenever I get the chance. which driver growing up influence you to most become a race car driver? Um, when I was younger I was really enjoyed watching Carl Edward. It's just Ian. As you probably know, he did the back clip after we wanted that just kind of it's kind of caught my eye and ever since then I always enjoyed washing them and I miss watched drm racing since he's your retired. Awesome. Yeahs backfast or awesome. I let that I was caught my eye. I least wanted him just because of the back. Yeah, Um, I this is a pretty like m question that you get asked a lot. I bit which, Um, I'd say so far I really enjoy I like current county, whenevers can in cars, but now we don't go there anymore in the the truck stories. So I really enjoyed racing Atlanta and then also rich fruns really cool ratio. I canven though I didn't I'm very good truck there, but it was a really fun ratio. Yeah, I've heard that it turns like a fun one for drivers. All right, so favorite competitor you race today or raced against in the past? Um, I mean you rate skins, all the compires as hard as you can and some of them there is skins hard and some of them are a little bit harder to race against and others. But me and I probably time and Jesk. He's probably my favorite race guns just because he's been cleaning me my whole life and he's kind of met my guy that I grew up race with, and that's yeah, that's probably it. I I Christ you want to go next with questions or Caden, I'll go next. So I was doing a little bit of research today and you're born, this is correct, right Stratford, Wisconsin. Yeah, so what was what was your first track that you race there or what's your closest home track that you've raced? That actually when grew up, when I grew up racing late models, I was pretty fortunate. I lived in a it was kind of like right in the center of three race tracks that I could go to. I feel race Thursday night at State Park, Studay and was saw, which is like a halfar from my house, and then Friday and I could over to pull over, which is also half hour forty minutes from my house, and then Marshall Race on Saturday, and that's just kind of what I grew up doing, is just racing late model around those two race tracks every single every weekend that I could, and then just traveling around with lay models. Well, Nice, Nice, and this is again probably a pretty basic question, but what is your current favorite driver in the Cup series, like non retired. Probably it's a...

...chase just because, I mean it's kind of like a teammate with being with nap us, seem sponsoring kind of a teammate. So it's really cooled the watch him race on Sundays and he's really good at what he does. Yeah, so Chris. All right. So here's one that doesn't really relate to those. How would you rate your career so far and do you have a path that you're kind of following or is it more just go with the flow and see how it goes? Um? Yeah, I'd say it's more of a go with the flow type deal. I mean it's racing, one of the tougher sports. You can't really lass you got a lot of money back and you can't really go anywhere you want. or You gotta choose your drives or choose your cars wisely and you got to make sure that you're in good equipment and I feel like ever since I've left late models, I've been a good equipment with Mac and alley and Toyota. So I feel like I'm doing pretty good with what I'm doing now and hopefully and just keep moving up the ranks and then that say that's pretty that's pretty good. I say, I notice you race with them basically your entire time since you've started with Canan. What's what's one short track you wish the truck series could go to that they don't go to, given how big they are? I probably take current in early in a quarter mile or a little bit bigger than a half, I believe, but I feel like colonel would be really good race track for the truck series to go to and it'd be good put on a good show. Cool. And then I have one final one. What's one track that's no longer on any kind of schedule or shut down that you wish you could go race at? Um, probably North Brooks Brol iracing. Just recently got got that racetrack and it seems like a really cool race track and I feel like if the trucks are really anything went there, I put on a good show and would be like a really, really race racetrack, just because if our war out, it is and there's no new payment to the tires will wear out such a legendary good track. I think all of us miss a year. Everyone does. Oh my God, I hope they go back to it with the two thousand and twenty sched two thousand and twenty one schedule coming out this week checks a little far from being ready. Yeah, that's a little much. Yeah, mother, who knows, maybe they pull something out. What are they going of? Okay, Caden, okay, we'd all love it. What do you think your personal best race you had was this season? It probably would have been last year's a vegas till I hit the wall, to be honestly. Yeah, I mean that race is going really good to be running second to Shildon most the race and then just off a too I made a mistake and misjudged it and just got in the wall a little bit and it mean, I guess it happens, but I got to clear my mistakes a little bit. That would never happen. If I had got a good restart, I would have finished second or would have one. I mean, I feel like I'd really good truck there and probably would have been my best race to this day. I felt like a pretty much that everything I could perfectly and just made one mistake. Yeah, yeah, you've impressed all of us this season, so even an awesome like yeah, don't get like missing like the ploffs and stuff like that. Like get to you, like you've had like an amazing season and I'm excited to see though you could pull in the future, like as you go up the ranks and like your future in the stork series. Yeah, as your first, as your first full time truck series, truck series season, this has been a pretty good...

I'd say it's been pretty good. I think next year you could easily be a playoff contender. Yeah, that's that's the goal. I don't have me and I got plans, but nothing set in stone for next year yet. So hopefully we can get stuff done and be in the trucks again next year. Hey, we hope for the best. So thank you for spending your time and being with her and answer questions. This is huge. Honestly, your cadenspel truck driver, by the way, he's been like saying like, Oh my God, he's a favorite. So you really made our nights. It's awesome. Yeah, thank you, guys. Run me off. We once you can appreciate dear cross forgiven us time, given a little bit of time and as night to talk with us and answer questions. Good Lug it for the rest of the season. And in your future racing career. But now let's move on to review from Lost Vegas. So trucks showed and creed dominate the night and chokes are mort of Thatch. Yeah, create dominates, sweeps the stages and pretty sure. Yeah, and then Austin Hill. Austin Hill, did he get so a lavery you start happen and show the creed got shuffled out in a restart. Sheldon came back and was a little bit faster but struggled and finding like clean air. He was in the dirty air and Hill was pretty good at holding him off. And creed made a mistake top the wall, came back and there are ages random time and he could he could have had it, but hill was it was hard to pass. At Five more laps I think creed would have won. Definite possibility. Yeah, or would have been a lot closer. So that means that Austin Hill Punch ticket into the next time of the playoffs. He's looking to go back to back consecutive wins at Vegas in the fall race it's Austin Hill, the winner Lost Vegas. Think to look at here is there's only one race left in the round and it's day go. So really that's huge. Literally, no, I mean dealing. No one say creed is the closest one. That's I mean you know creed is up until it's plus fifty two four, creer, plus forty four from MOFFATT, three thousand and thirty nine for Smith and thirty one four and in finger. So I mean I'm all saying they're by definition safe, but they could lose some points and they'll still be fine. And then it's anchor craft, in and a ges we have to watch out for. Yeah, German back in our bus, fifteen and a guess, plus six. Well, we could see that roads and Gil and aren't going to go away quietly because todd was running up front or in contention a day go earlier in the year. I forget what happened in by. I know it's probably right, but you know that's beside the point, um. But so any of these guys that are in this in the in the playoffs, can run up front and change everything because that's how Dago works. So you won't really have a clear idea of WHO's going to advance until a checkered five waves. Yeah, pretty much show. Then creed, if he survives stage one and just get a top ten. He's locked in, but everyone else isn't safe. Show the creed isn't the safest, but he could see he can lock himself in pretty easily to an extent. But yeah, on...

...the cut line no one's really safe. Gill and I want to say he's to win, but if they can for enough guys wreck out and he it's like a top ten, top five, and maybe it's some stage points, then you'll be in contention. I'll be closed. So I'm not. I'm not counting out anyone because it's Talladega. My mistake. They did not race or the trucks did not race Daga earlier this year. It was last year that I was looking at and todd finished second too, Spencer Boyd. Yeah, so that could be that could be really interesting. I mean looking at these guys that are in the playoffs, my fit finished fourth last year and groom was seventh, craft in was eight, creed was ninth and finger was ten. So the guys that are in they all finished and been Rhodes was twelve. So all the guys that are in this year that race last year. We're all top twelve last year in the race, because the only ones that weren't were parrison, Burton, herbs and Voyd. Those are the three outliers. Because then, yeah, yeah, saying Smith didn't race it last year. No, not us a rookie kind here on a couple of years. Last year, Jamus remember. I also feel like, who is it? Todd Gilland he's out by nineteen. I feel like the Truck Series Dago playoff race is always no rex, basically through the first two stages and then through the last fifteen laps it's just chaos. I mean that's how it is at most or Shafr plates. But I feel like four trucks it's going to be. If you're Todd Gill and you you're gonna either have to have a big points day or almost going to have to win. Yeah, I mean he's more than capable of getting up front to and that's the thing. Yeah, so, so it's it's going to be such an intense race that everyone's going to be like Whoa Yeah, Oh, Natalie Decker, Natalie Decker. What do you happen to her? No, not, no one has been told. So, no, there was no like clear not. There wasn't announced. What the problem actually was, but pretty much she is entering the race and chews about to like again her truck, but I guess like something like she wasn't feeling well or something happened and taken to the Medical Center and she was include the race. And this was like after the entines of fried she was like a last second. So the forty four truck ended up not even like hitting the track, but they di did get last place points. Hopefully. You know, that's that. Hopefully. Yeah, we're hoping. We're hoping the best. So well, move on to dicks Finn in the series expinity at Las. Vegas is underrated. Oh, big time. What Vegas General? Yeah, these generals. Yeah, so Briscoe dominated this one. He was the clear fastest all day and pe guys struggled all day to try to match his speed and contend with him. And you just like he swept the stages. And one there is creed on, like creedy actually finished the race, finish the job or whatever. Ryan seek pulled an Austin dill and we thought he was like out first round. He had a top five day, which, if if I'm honest, I'm not that surprised about because earlier in the season Aust Vegas, he actually had a win in car and...

...if I remember correctly, at a couple cautions didn't fall away. But there was one caution late, one green flag on late lay in the race were used the fastest and he was like a bat, a win if it stayed green. But I'm not too surprised about that. But he got top. I think he got like he got points each stage. But then lay in the race on the choose cone, he went in the box on the choose cone, which is not automatic penalty. You dropped to the back and that sadly killed his race and really finish. Finished fifth still. I finished fifth still. Okay, wow, did he I sink? I think it might. I think you might have hit the arrows but not the box itself or something, because I don't see how. I don't see how he would have been able to bounce back like that with Ya were there. Oh maybe maybe the the caution in between pits stops eight of him. I've maybe that help come a little bit. I could have done it. But yes, seeks still comes in. He came into the race with plus he was eight sues though it was the first car out he is eight and he comes back and he'd sixteen points. Holy Yeah, yeah, I didn't know yet that much. Yeah, he he gained alive. was huge for him. So and now he's a he's great play racer. So arounds up front, does not get in trouble. He's got a top ten. They are in points, which is great. And then roll Bo. I'm not sure if he's like anything special on road courses, but if you could build up at off points, he could pull like what Austin done did at Bristol and just kind of like rider top fifteen and he's at the point just like ride around a dozen appear. He's much of a road course racer. So that might hurt him in the long run. I was looking at his stats and he's not much of a road course racer. Earlier let or last year he got like thirty at the Rovo in fifteen and sixteen at mid Ohio and Watkins gone. This year got eleven at Daytona Road Course and got ninth at Bose it road America. So did you get at Robo last two years? He got great at thirty, thirty last year and let me see where he got. WAS THAT DID? That was that what happened. I was that a racket. Is that just not running? Roll will last year or eighteen? He has suspension failure. So we finished thirty six and two thousand and nineteen. Now he was just two laps down finish thirty. So all right, you just experienced the back come up, I guess, over a few other drivers. So that something to carry in there. Points are looking in. Saying honestly, though, you have got surprise, the biggest surprises, chastain being too better, but that came from just fund his glass of one, like yeah, that and his cars just seemed to fall off. Like he was second in Stage one and then just I don't even know what happened. I know he hit the wall, but early in stage too. Yeah, yeah, the wall early, and then he made a mistake once I remember, and fell back with Haley or something like that, and then he made his way back...

...up a tiny bit. Still was not nearly as fast as he was and then he made like a pretty good savor. It was like pretty much sideways and he saved it but very much killed his run, which, yeah, yeah, so the point, the points are pretty close for experity, closer than we actually saw honestly, because we were thinking like the bottom fours and easy out, and we were kind of right with herbs and Brown and Net and it had himself in like a good position for points, but he lost it and finished seventh. Like seven is better were from where he was going to finish, which is going to be like fourteen. He has no reason ever really complained, but he missed a big opportunity on like a top five they had if he just held on for like a few more laughs and was more aggressive from what he had. But he's ten now, as I mentioned Ross to scenes too, as Harrison burt it is plus two over cut line. I think Um bird needs to watch out because he had all the he had all the playoffs points from winning those couple of races and such, and now he's only two above chat stain, who came into the playoffs with what one point, two playoff points, something like that. Yeah, so he's got to be careful, especially at Talladega and the Rovol Rovol no experiences, you experience at all, and Tallade Gett. He's a pretty good play racer and if he just clear keeps his nose clean. Of course we mentioned Ryan C K had a big points day. He's plus nine over cut line and then I guess first or sixth is pretty like predictable Jones and Haley pretty much. They're not totally safe but they're not unlike a huge danger zone. And then like all Guyer, Gragson, don't brack pretty much and Sindre, I could just needs points, playoff points, and he's locked in next round, which shouldn't be hard. I mean him and Brisco work really well. I play races and of course, posts locked in. Yeah, centric will be locked in by the end of Stage one next week because actually, you know, with chastain being the one under the line, he might not be. Depends on what Burton and see you, but it's gonna I mean sho stain. We all know he's aggressive in the end, so he's probably not going to go in with I need points to he's probably going to go with with I need a way in mindset, because he has no wins the season, obviously, so I think he does really have much of a road course background to that I can remember now. But chessting isn't bad at road course, is either. He's just he's nothing special, though. He's nothing like Nope, he's nothing to know when you go to road course. If he was a saying or just doesn't have a good day, he's I'd say he's almost done. I'd say he's out first round. Yeah, I'm not surprising. He's been top five and points all season and he's at first round. Similar to little but pliny had just playoffs. Actually chesting. I was slightly impressed. Stuf you was six tight indie this year and seventh at Road America. I Know Daytona he had that problem, but not bad. Impressive, as long as he keeps his car clean, especially when you think about all the...

...other world course ringers that have racing exfinity this year and stuff like that. And you have BRISCO and Cindric, who no one really contends with them besides when all ending on races. Yeah, is he raised in the role? I mean he's got to be common dare. Yeah, he won last year, and Nick Finnity. Yeah, hit the roll will yeah. That's about it. So the big thing cup, Cup was such a Roller Co star of a race that it was. It was a good it was good race. I'd it was a overall overall. Everyone's going to say, look at the finish and it was a great race. But overall, I think even the first two stages, I mean the first stage is, I'd say, pretty exciting. Second Stage was, I mean kind of wasn't super exciting, but it's still watchable. Still Say Vegas is the most underrated track on the cup series schedule other than Richmond. Denny dannyone stage won. What happened is stage when, oh Yeay, he kills. He Kills Kyo, Bush and Joey. So pretty much early in the race, Joey, Joey makes pretty stupid moves for being that early in. To raise I get like track position and package get a run. Take it. I knew he was going to like package as soon as he saw that the UM. But like it's lap thirty and making a block. That's so hard. Like trux and chase. We're like faster than them by a lot. They had a huge run and Joey's blocks it and that could have hurt Joey's race, that could our chases race, could hurt trucks race, and that's playoffs. Is the playoffs and again this is a bad time to make those just kind of things and I don't think this will carry over to future races him blocking, since you know Joey Joe he's no, you just said that we're going to tail Adaga next week. Joey's gonna get wrecked. I mean, let's be always going to start the big one for shits and giggles next week. What do you talk about? So he's he's a good restrictor player racier. I mean the man's one of the best, if not the best, restricted rate play racer. Like driving right now now, feel now. That's Brad. That's Brad without it down. God's Brad, Brad and Danny Brad has brad is five Talladega wins already. Yeah, and I mean diytona win. Joey, Joey has the Joey could easily go a wain every restrictor play racy enters. But he's just stupid and makes stupid mistakes all the time, and that's one of the reasons I don't like them. He's he doesn't use his brain. It's just very talented driver with no brain. You know what's funny? Okay, so I'm gonna have an unpopular opinion, and I was that because, no, it's not because I'm a Pensky Fan. And lifted this way. We all want guys to race like the old days to where, you know, it's that like me first mentality. But when someone does it, all their garbage, they race like trash. Blah, blah, blah. I don't I didn't say I didn't know. It's not what everyone wants. I mean, I like how Laris, if you raise me clean, now race you clean. That's how I like that. I like that mentality. And if you got to move someone for the win, you got to move someone for the win. That's how it is. But it's just he makes stupid mistakes that are easily avoidable. He's been doing it since he's starred, before he was in Nascar. I think Joey does like no respect for his competition at all. Never has. Yeah, probably never go. Yeah. So my story short, Denny makes oh interesting move. It was like a late throughout movie.

Had their run. There's an opening, but it was very late into going into a corner and Kyle Bush reacts to it once. Danny, at the last say, gets on his inside and of course Joey, he doesn't. He doesn't know it's coming that late. All he knows it's going to be sidebyside to the corner and it's probably too late at that point that anyone with the common sense for like pull that or that, like anyone would get that kind of run. With what I'm saying, I think I heard from both kyles saying something that he heard Joey wasn't clear, and I'm pretty sure you heard Tj not give the, you know, three wide to joey because he didn't even see it happen. Know that they should. They should the replay of Joey's communications and like you could see like the delay in it. I'm the radio, because it happened so fast that like there are it was like to ride to widen. There's already three wide and Kyle was already moving up when he was like three or three or three wide, or like to bottom or whatever it was. From Joey's point of view, the Joeyspotter is put through. Now then we are coming to do is learning the BOT to to do it that it just did. It just didn't come in time and that's just you can't really blame the spotter, you can't really blame Tuj, there's no one to blame except denny for like that kind of move absolute full send. Yeah, yeah, joey get the tire rub and Kyle. Kyle doesn't get a tire up, but he fades. His car isn't the car that it was from before as a started out to be. So Joey goes two down early and he's mostly chew down through the rays until lay cautions, but we'll get to that. Um. So, Dannyone, stage one and then and then m chase one, stage two. So Chase got past Danny stage to and pulled away before they reached lap traffic and lap shraffic. Chase didn't move around them that well, you struggled with that and Denny got through campas here. We didn't capitalize because Chasti won the stage like that was mostly at the end of yeah, yeah, chase. Chase was faster because, like, Danny caught them with well, lap Scheffick slow choice down, like once he got the chase chase pulled away once he got the clean air or love cars born in his way. Chase one, stage two, and then stage three was something else. theyge three was everything, just like died in the stage three. It came down to what was that? I think bowmen came down pay road first it was like, what was it? Forty laps to go? Something like that, forty prey laps to go, and bowmen comes down pay road first and then all everyone else follows him. Handling comes down after him, and then Bowman actually beatst hamling off and he I think he maybe had when he when he took the lead, maybe had half second, maybe a second lead. And then leave it to the other two hend you guys to ruin. One of the other hendrew guys is race, Jimmy Johnson. What happened to him? Do you even know? Did he just blow a tire or something? Yeah, I think he just blew a tire and think that's how it looked and then, you know, just start spitting debris everywhere from it. Yeah, it sucks Bowman. Bowman would have gotten away with and probably to backtoback loss vegas victories, if that's if that's if he stayed out front, then I think after that we had the caution for...

Jimmy. Yeah, and then we had a restart which caught some drivers very good, like Matt de Benedetto Kurt Bush, John Hunter, Nima check, Ryan Newman, to name a few. Christopher Bell. Yeah, yeah, he comes up way. I'm pretty sure. I'm pretty sure he comes in a play right now. So, John Honn, he spins and he locks at the brakes and he's like I don't think I need to do this anymore. And he goes up the track and like he spun and like before, I got the truck. I'm like this isn't my caution. Don't do the caution, this is not a caution. And then he came up the truck. I'm like, you guys be Joe Looking. So that's a caution. But like, come on, you had it saized. What was he thinking? Like, I don't I don't know if I'm missing something here, from like trying to save a car or like he wasn't like able. But what did he do? Like he just got up the track get it seemed, but that they're at a caution, which just made things worse. Yeah, the Mand a little bit of a run, only a few laps. Kurt Bush added amazing restart. His restar was just I did not see coming. I was scared that the Bedadetto was an eye sid jeff and stuff like that. But Kurt, Kurt time that perfectly like no better fairy start, got past, got clear the Beda detto perfectly, got away and then we're up like five to go, and then billing Byron gets erected by Christopher Bell. No, yeah, no, yeah, I didn't fire. Byron ran into the back of bell. That's not that was all. Okay, we're fire. That's buys right. Yeah, I mean it's stone wrons fallot. Either way you look at it. It's Birns from yeah, I Brian brought at the caution. He had a top five day before pits, before the caution, and middled pit stops. She had like a top top ten. Yet like a top seven day going, which was impressive, especial for William Byron. But yeah, that that killed this day. So that brings up the final restart, which the final restart I didn't know. I didn't know what to watch. I want to talk about it. I wasn't watching chase and we're coming into turn three on the final up and I'm like, okay, kurts pretty much got this nos passing him. So I look at the playoff numbers on the left of the screen on the how they go on and it just goes case. She's plush and there was like man went from plus thirty four to plus ten and like it was like pass it was like plus twelve and then plus a, plus nine and plus ten. I'm later, what are you doing? What Dick is going on? What are you doing? What? Everyone was blaming Newman, even though I didn't see new any anything. And Block feed living hell out of jazz. So pretty I didn't. I didn't. I was like trying to figure out the restarts, but like I couldn't. I found chase vell. There was no real good. I chase. I really watched her ten feet wide. So I've rewatched it and pretty much to give an or overview chase. So Newman spun the tires, old tires, slower car, and you can passed. You can't switch lengths before the line. and Newman spun his tires and chucked up chase and chase kind of pulled high, but this killed cheese momentum and of course true x in more and he went inside a chase. I don't blame them. People on twitter. We're like all contracks. You couldn't help chase, no,...

...because true rex would be sure EKS. You would be like plus five if you up chase, even if she rex helped chase early in the race. I remember on a restart, true rex, that Elliott could have gone one, two, but Elliott for some reason besides, you know what, let's lose all our momentum and go on the outside of Jo. Why would he do that? They were down the back straight away. It was true rex and and Elliott. Elliott literally could have pushed direct to the lead and then too taken second or third easily. Chase, Elliot loses ten spots on I restart just because he wanted to pass to X. See. I mean, I wouldn't have helped chase either. No one, I think, and I don't blame Tu X. I think when you look in at Carter card, chase had one of the best cars. No question he was use he was second, bath had she's. So it's it pains me because he chose the top lane for every star the whole entire race and it worked out for him. There was no restart that he struggled at. It he hit but his pictular gain. So this pickers sucked. Yeah, a lot. But then I think, but then like the the restart, before the restart that this started tag three. He picked the bottom lane and you know what happened? He fell back to seven. So and you can't pass with the package. So he made his up to he was up the fourth for like a split second and he passed your expen trucks passing back and then chase Cha'sus just fade. He was not the same. His car was not the same and I was hoping after the pitstop would have been better if his pit corrected, did something and do not lose some spots. But I don't even think there was one time on par row that chase Elliott did lose spots. On Para road is crew, is pit crew lost them the lead twice on paper after the can caution, after winning stage. Yeah, it's sad um but yeah, chases car faded late and it's screwed them and then Newman screwed them and twenty second it is plus ten. But the the final restart, so Kurt wins. You can't pass the package, but it did a second again. That or it me so much because, like Tabu, I wasn't clearly faster than Kurt like all day. So when that happened I'm just like, Bro what is going on here? He but I mean you can blame I don't even think you can blame the package completely. I mean Kurt. You can't say Kurt didn't at least somewhat deserve it. I mean the man was perfect on restarts. He was phenomenal. The runs he had was just insane and, quite frankly, I don't even think the Benedetto was faster. I mean they were running almost equal times at the end of that thing. So I mean I don't think that was a part of the package, but I mean maybe given it five more laps and then Hamm probably would have won. I remember, I remember there happen. Yeah, I remember it was like I remember. I think it was a Chris Dud he is like God, all this hype, all this overtime restarts, just for Hamlin Win. You Know How many? Do you know how many disappointed fans who were would be everyone, everyone would have been disappointed. That's Annis said. We're all like instead, we all like have like this, like all right, we can look, we all can be like decently happy about this. Yeah, curts are good. I like her. I've is he a round of a driver? Probably not. I know what I had faith that they can make the run of a but like it would have been a stretch if you didn't win that. It would have happen if a driver got eliminated last round. But you know, anyways, that's now. I pretty shitty system. That the playoff.

I'm pretty sure I picked this might be my fault because I'm pretty sure I picked a career Bush to make the renovate. So I think. I think I did too, because I went from make him frontal for last year. Yeah, so we had to keep it, but step a back and notch. So I find it interested and I never like thought he he mentioned his drag racing experience from that one race in two thousand and eleven. Get helped them on the restart and never thought that up. But that would like come into that. Drag racing. Would ever like help them in a race really, but I guess it doesn't. That surprised me and I thought that was really cool that like he he he uses edge over his competitors, most of his competitors, and that's what one of the rosy marsh the truck a bit two thousand and four Cup champion, it was gonna win at his home to Bush. Yeah, I mean I think this was kind of if you really look at it. A lot of the playoff drivers kind of had issues. I mean not necessarily fairly issues, but I mean Austin Dylan, his car was what overheating, wasn't getting water into or whatever. He's at by thirty two. Eric I'Merolla just did not air come. Or Jaiwook. Yeah, but he's barely top twenty whole day. Chase Elliott again faded very late. Not His fault, probably, I mean sort of is, but like not really his fall, I'd say, because last ki he was pretty non existent for most of the day. He kind of showed up late and stage three before we got a bunch of cautions, but he wasn't here. Kevin Harvard, I was surprised he was. He was barely top ten the whole day. Yeah, and then Boyer, he got screwed over by the restarts at the end because he had boil. We were with the top five car or top five. Yeah, he's gonna top five or your top five all day. And then what where did he end up finishing? He finish like top fourteen. The top five was pretty weird. I mean you had Kerry Bush renning, you had the Benedetto. Who was he was actually a top ten, top five car most of the night. Ham One, who obviously, I think we could all agree on, have the best car tonight for a good portion of the night. Bowman, I mean, showed up for freaking yeah sure, rex finished fourth. He was quiet. He was quietly almost fourth the whole entire race. So, you know, let's let's take a look at this. Seventh through nine, Blaney, Jones, Busher. No. So basically we all agree. Hamlon and Harvard are locks for the next round. HARVC sixty one up, hamlets fifty eight, because everyone else is like the first lap. Everyone else is wild guard. Fourth place is because Lowski. He's plus sixteen. Then suick his fifth, plus fifteen. I think that's. Joey is p eleven, chases plus ten and Bowm is plus nine. Bush is out by nine. Want to say something. You said it doesn't matter what cow Bush does unless he wins next week. All Right, okay, unless he wins day good, it does not matter what he does. He is not making it out of this round. Yeah, I mean it's Kyle Bush. He could easy, he could on. He's an underrated player race or, if you like. In recent years he's been he's been pretty good. I mean it's obviously a play race on. Anything can happen, but I mean he could arguably have a shot to win. Well, he probably not. But and then rowful, I think, is again another wild card, even though we're going here for a thirty year. I think it's easily a wild card. And then I don't even know who's going to win that. Or so clint. So Clint is twenty and I'm ro those twenty seven. They and and dylansus thirty two. They pretty much win...

...this point. Or the possibility of big names that in the top eight crashing out, and I'm roller boy having points, good points days and staying in the top ten all rays is real and that could aid them definitely going into wire or moving next time. Honestly, though, I think, I think if I'd be worried if I'm chase elliot. I mean he's only plush ten and I'm worried if I'm any of those five drivers. As long as you're not Kurt Harvic or Hamlin, I'd be worried, but I mean I'd be especially worried for chase. Okay, who'm I getting in and we Chris Go. I'M gonna go trix feet blady. Okay, Ryan Blaney. Thank you. Kaden. WHO'S gonna win? Probably I could Na, I could go with I could go with a safe bet. Say that. What's his name? We're Gonna's going to win. But I'm actually gonna go Chris Busher. I think Chris Busher wins. Okay, I like that. I'm going to say Eric. I'm Rolla. No, I wouldn't. I would not like that. I would not be cool, I wouldn't wonderful like that. I wasn't. I wasn't thinking of our Kata and I made that pig but like some more rula has had like a top ten at Tawa Day goat since like twenty sixteen. Yeah, boring. Yeah, yeah, that's my reasoning now, isn't? I really hope we get another race like that. I mean we're probably if anything, we're probably going to get a better race than that. Maybe not a better finish, but I think slightly more rex at the last. Slightly slightly, WE'RE gonna get way more rex. I already know it. Holy last year's rate, I mean Spring Race, was actually pretty tame until like last five laps. It's almost like remembered this. I remember it was. Yeah, all right, who's gonna come? Like Marnstrick? Call it Martin tricks. I just think Chris's shock perfect. Are Gonna's not laughing. It's gonna suck. Did you say tricks? Choice? I trick, I said. I say Chase Bellott. They hate. Two Times for Dude, two times out of the four times in the playoffs that we've said WHO's gonna suck, I said Chay's Allott. I was at Richmond and now here. I mean, WHO's realistic? Anyone can suck a daggy. You just have to wreck. Yeah, chicks will probably ride around back all day and then finish top ten, what you always does. I mean not top ten. You'll probably finish like top forty. I'm hoping for a town forty. I would only forty. Oh, final thoughts. Everyone on on White Vegas, Venus preview of Daga over life. Vega Vegas was, Vegas is still, I think, the most underrated mom half. I think there might be a contender for Kansas, but I think it is and Dagadaga. I just really hope. We all know it's going to live up to our expectations...

...with this package, but I just really hope it's what I'm praying for. You know, three wide, almost the entire race. That would be. We'd all love that, turecks getting the way and we'd all love the no, no we wantn't all love that better than better than Lagano winning. Thank you everyone for listening Maskar hotspot podcast and again for a time. Thank you, dear crast taking time to join us and answer a questions. This was huge and we really have an ev you on. Don't forget to subscribe it like follow us on Instagram at the NSCAR hot spot and we'll catch next time.

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