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Wicom episode, eight of the NAST hadthroout podcast ired, destroy jurned by Chris Katen and Nicks ReplacementChristian he's a youtuber. He makes good youtube videos, you should checkthem out after you watch this, because it's going to be a really good episode.You go over around two of the playoffs from Richmond and the trucks play ofthe set and there's one race to go an next fine playoffs. So how are you guysdoing awful? He says awful IOMANI'M, not good in Richmono Frishwin,I love Richan mens a lot of fun. I love Rirchim, it's better than no. It's not it's not better than thethe two short tracks, but it's my favorite. It's my favorite of the threefor sure di W thatw that wasn't the question. Yeabuyeahlet's tar off for THSTART OFF OT, some news: it's season is building up and t U, startingwith a lot of good news. Daniel Storis, Oh yeah, Mieoashas itbeen confirmed. Thats wors is leaving gon brothers yeah. It was confirmedtoday, yeah, okay, that's what I fhought ski so, but so go ahead. Okay, the most likely option, I think, he's.Obviously a forty thiree like no doubt about it. I don't think Er Jones isgoing to stay with Toyota, so I think that's going to be definitely an openride for stores. I think swors in a forty three Buba has been talk. Twentyin points for quite a bit of the season honestly, and I could see swars, maybenot having a playoff season but baby. He could belike Ryan Newman in two thousand and nineteen and SLIPP into the playoffs.By like three points, I could see that happening. Oh, my God love swors man. I yeah. I feel I feel that too. I thinkthe AVOUR schoices of forty three he's got enough with coke and the othersponsors that he has and then, especially if urpm does make thatswitch to Toyota, then it's a done deal because Toyota and spir still want towork together and Toyota and our pm of Benis so much to Er talks of switchingmanufacturers to them. So it makes sense for him to go to the forty threeand, like you said, I can see him having a really good season better than this year, because equipment or qualityand all that, but he's done better in that ninety six car than I'm prettysure anyone else has in whatever short history they do have. As a team yeah also froun fact, URPM will be thefirst ever team to have all through manufacturers on they had chevalet Ford,Antoyota they're. Also Dodge at one point: two they were Tato early momentsis no, I don't know if I would. I don't know if I want to see it. pesently owant to SA. But I don't know if you I don't know if the forty threeis hebest option for him, but I think for ourpm. Soris is the best guy that canbring, because with bubbleeaving they're going to have like nosponsorship, befores will bring whas e camscope coke and all this othersponsors. So that's probably the best spet for them to try and get sworers,because he's got the most funding of pretty much any freege and I think yeah and I don't think Eric Jones isgoing on the forty three anyways. I think I jons I still stand by that he'sgoing in the forty eight. I think there was news. Should we talk about that news? Thatwas like a rumor that what Mr Ae said because, like it was imrelevant it'srelevant because Thay couldn't prebraninly yeah, it was a while ago Ow we Hav we'd,have to find what he said, though, because I don't remember like the exactway Ho said it, but he said something like the team is in the playoffs, buthe never specified the team that he's signing his in the playoffs or his ownteam. Yeah.

That's the biggest question with thatyeah I'm GOINTA stand by and I think he his talking about his own team. Hedoesn't want to get them off track and then like talking to like this newdriver, whatever, I don't think it's a newdriver. I think de Benedetto stayswith the twenty one or you go to the thirty seven yeah. You won't go to the thirty seven.The thirty sevenhs been rumored for Lajoy, so much so heavily yeah Wu, youtop for that ride. What if the Ben Ideda goes down and because they wantthey're all people Goina want Oni feel like no non see not down in Seres edownand equipment yeah. I aecause like I feel like he'd. Rather, if he had tooffer for a topic, spiniting he'd rather go there than go back to thebottom and cup yeah. You have a better chance at ending upback. Getting a better riety can go to those topics. FINITY teams than you dogo into a you know: bottom five bottom, ten cup team, yeah, Ou, brack up then inexpinity. If hegets a ride down thereand they'll, make it easier for him to get a cup right again. Yeah Yeah I'd say and then wih all that, andthen this one was announced after we had finished recording and I think itwas the day after it was an ounced Bubo was leaving the forty three. That was aconfirm thing. I think that's what came the light and talks of Swar aspotentially to the forty three that has happened today and the talks of or PM's management team saying how theywant to keep the diversity going in the sport and Lis far as obviously that's agreat way to go with that yeah. I think Baba ad this fora therethere was ties, but it wasn't confirmed because they didn't know if he wasstaying. Aut orpium there was ties with McDonald's and him possibly Goin to theforty two and that he's left a forty three. I think the biggest option he'sgoing to go to the forty two: it's like all the stones. Are there we just deedonce one of them falls we're going to get all the Answi to the other ones yeah. But it's also reported that the forty twos contract from shipkanshewas off table eys of a couple weeks ago. So that makes me question of why heended up leaving petty if Ho knew that the foort tos off the table- and he hasa really slim chance- really slim a B O who would go to the forty two Eric Counts da no yeah Jones is going Ono yeah. I don't.I don't don't like. I think at this point, they're trying to get a driverinto the forty eight and I don't think tery. I mean they're, obviously goingto care about money, they're not going to just spend a ridiculous mount onEric Jones. If he's asking too much they're not going to take hem, but Ithink for the talent he has- and I think we all know he has pretty decenttalent he's each year, playoff contender n was a playoff contendedthis year, till coster and Delin would get the winds, but at something else.So I think he easily almost has a luck on that forty eight inless unless theywant to sign maybe de Banidetto, but I don't see them dissigning to Benedettoad tepandist and you want probably so they won't beisetic to probably gen or next on. I think I could be a thing. Yeah say: There's a lot, there's just a lot goingon and with in general of the entire silly season, and then another thingthat came late today that we all saw coming was there's talks like reallygood talk, stuff on Denny Hamlin, finalizing a deal to start a team andthat team would start out with the purchase of the thirteen car and Germain racing assetsand charter that can yeah tha.

I mean that wouldn't surprise me,because I think then Germain is low hanging froig right now, they're,probably just going to try and sell the team anyways I mean they lost theirfull sponsorsep, so they're GOINGTO Hanmel will probably buy that. But Isaw a rumor that Hablin and Wu with trd development. They would put a lot intothat thirteen to make it like almost Joe Gibbs racing and they put Hamlen inthe thirteen and they bring someone up to the eleven. That would be interesting to see. Ifeel like youwould have to find sponsorship forthat eleven car, because hamlen would bring Fedex with him to ater. I don'tsee that happening at all, because either do I it's just something I gotthrown out. R Hamon has such like a tight tie with M jd gibs, and now hetold him that he's the one that wanted to go into eleven. So I don't see Dannyfor whatever reason: abanding the R weven yeah, but they could switchnumbers they're, not just goingno. They might not just stay at the thirteen.They could switch thirteen over to eleven and eleven, maybe on ovethirteen. Well, it's not bad denny Hamwen. This said I'm pretty sure I thepast et. He wants to end his crewwith two GIBS, because it's just like hishome pretty much. I don't think ye would want to branch up to a Seta likeseven if they claim it's Li, a jok gets cars not as close. Sometimes as theactual eleven car will be yeah, he won't be getting it nearly as muchfocus as he's getting right now. Yeah, yes, he's on the team and he's one ofthe best yeah. That was that's the least like hesis the best at Joe Games.Right now, that's a least likely option. I think they' just going to put someonein that thirteen which I'm hoping it's Brandon Jones, but we'll have to see itfomthing. So it's you know as mydards and menartist on get like Kayn twenty oter Catu that probably t a ot of it yeah. That'sa lot of funding right. There Theyre ound that car a lot yeah, but the buttheswere on Manard a lot: Oh yeah yeah they were, they were evenon ther. Also on debedadetto to yeah. You see, you see, yeah you saw likeBalas Fro. They sponsor more than one team, they sponsor truex and then theysponsord Delin, and then they sponsor Gregson yeah, and then they also aredic toyes sponces areo did they do redic or was that Hamer clast year thatthey sponsor have on this year? I don't has it been onready? I might have beenon a couple. I don't think so, though I feel like therigt they to e fivehundre. I could be weo yeah, that's son, I don't tha, you know yeah, definitelyCaterpillarih, so we go from NASCAR and we had big news that Jimmy Johnsonwould assigned a two year: Deo chipcan IC racing to run street courses androad courses in Indi car for wo thousand a twenty one thousand andtwenty two tell you what I'm going to the BelloGran pre both days next year, Wonch, Jim and I'll, be going o Toronto Boys.I got I gotta Igeta, fine, Fi and IAM, even the closest place. To T Imean, I'm pretty sure we all saw this coming again, it's just another onethat he said. He said for I'm pretty sure, since liketwo thousand andeighteen late, wo, thosand and eighteen that he said he wanted to get into anindie car and run if you were to run any he'd run road courses. So I meanthat's, it's not a surprise really, but a two year deal that's something else.I thought O woul made a maybe would have been a one off race, but but thatthats good because I mean ship wants to gives you me time to develop and learnso, possibly by Nidtala, two thousand and twenty two. She coun be contendedfor wins if he doesn't already strayof the gate they get top tens or whateverfor UN there. Oh yeah it'll be like him...

...at Ira Er, where he just terrible hisere's like thirteth every race wat was it in the Indie car. He wasn'tthat bad was he? No. I don't think he was that Badwa didn't he finish liketop ten to five and what Nin car yeah l that an no he might have been good.That's a completely IRA thing, isn't as close for Real Si. It's stillfind issimilar, though yeah. There's like Soit Mits it similar similar to Indi crathat,is similar to the ASCAR SOI mean that's a thing I mean also. Did you see hisrig that he had that fhing was basically like set up for an Indi car. The ARCIS series, Oh whatathey, were atToleto andwhat Sammaor Sammayor just dominatedthe race. There was two natural cautions chase kabry because they had was at theArca East and the arcist series running as one this weekend and he got into thewall. Fifty five lap cent looks like his right front, went down from the waythe replay was and then Jew doller. Was It onlap? Eighty seven he I can't rememberif he got contact or if hes just lost it, but he backed in into the wall and no one really had anything for SamMayor All day. It was just not a contest. Yeah he's been getting on fire like theright time in the season and that's CIS Arcagoes, and the points for Arca is gitting,really close, two point gap now between Brett homes and first and MichaelSelford. Second, so yeait's coming down doit. That only happened this weekend,because Souf had another race were struggled just like last weekend, Tovheard the previous weekend. He struggled that weekend too. So he'she's Goin to find something or is she's gonna. Let this championship slip awayfrom them. HEA Five races left in the season. It's coming down to it, so you we'll go from one. What should be ashort treck series over to an actual short track series and WL head north ofthe border, Ao Abkatan. Actually you know WATC A I watched. I watched a bit of it.I know that I watched, maybe last thirty libes and Jason Hoppway just ran away withthe honestly it was. It was not really anmentonatetaining race, but I meanpinty series isn't really in entertaining to series compared toThaascar. It was Overallo, it was a decent race. It came close to the end,though, like I thought I forget who was in second, I I'm trying to remember, but I forget hewas chasing him, but he got he got it own to under a second, but it once hegot to Jason Athlay. It was just way too late. Hou could gatch him. I waslike to to go once he got it under a second, but I'm pretty sure the gap wastwo seconds at one point that was Kevin, Lacuar, Igo, Kevin, laqui, yeah, Yep, so yeah. I know that I mean was ithalfaway, just dominate the race. No one, Wut yeahform, though like if iy came down to just short finish. He was gone even more than he already was toat the rest of the race. So you know he's leading a point righteting by like eight, I'm pretty sure wellwe'll get to that, because thenwe'l head to the second race that they had the following day and which wasalso the season finale for the fan cave challenge that the Pinte series had andraced to between Kennington and Lacuar...

Thev led all, but three laps. Theentire race combine yeah. That was insane ane swop the lead, a lot O to itwas like yeah. It wasn' like one of the aetic in the car Kenningtois likeKennington would lead for a bet and then lacual would just come in and thentake that lead away. But then Kennington would stay on his back bumfor for a while and take that L bcause e. So when the quad took the lead,youould only leave you like there's two laps and thet is nine laps and there'slike three las, but then oaks like Kennington finally took the lead andaint just hung on for the last thirty six laps to the wind yeah, Oh yeah, I mean, and it was it wasn't easy to because it was aauton filled race. There's what was it? Six six cautions yeah thereare sixcautions an a hundred and twenty five laps like thats a lot thatyea thatshows the short track. racint side. That's that the series does haveitstwenty percent of the rease Ranon ecaution yeah. THAT'S HOLY WAT EPORTER!It's the only problem with all right. You see this, and this is a great timeto talk about this. That's the biggest problem with like all NASCAR orarcaseries. It seems like lately. The car seems to take way too long. Thespent almost too many lamps under caution- Oh yeah, Nean re I've started.I've started to realize that, with like Nascar in general that I feel likeWewe're going almost four laps under caution. It takes away not the entertainmentfactor, but it just it's just it takes awast no more time that it could beracing as Mo yeah you that could be in and a Lotmor UPYEAH. I remember Iremember going to Eldor last year for truck crise right and they spent somuch time under caution that they could have had. I don't even know how many more greenfi glaps they could have ran. They spent way too many laps under cautionfor that race. That is one race that I feel and some people have the same idea, butI know others don't, but if you're going to Rase Oldora, don't includecars, son laps for how short that race is Likea, how many rat laphs? Is it?Eighty? Like a hundred, I think, I'sa hundred and fifty total yeah yeah? Iknew that, but still it's it's a dirt track in the national stockcar series. Why Yeah I get I ha was ust saying I remember when I was at Tatona. The after stage cautions Youwuliterally have to like, let's say stage is like ninety laps cut it to eightylaps because they would go green, eight laps into the stage, and I was like they cut out a goodamanthe race right there. That's that's just crazy to me interesting to bring up yeah, I'mlooking at it. They spent I'm pretty sure they spent more time undercarshand. Then they did actuallyracing. There's twelve cautions for the truckRa ettle door last year and like half of them weren't even cautions like guys,would get yeah way spun around and they throw the cartion like they'd, evenfully spin out, yeah nascon is to know one O third cuaution there they'vealways been really consistent. Without I mean they've been better, they needto cut back how much time theyre underthose cotions. I I think Nascar for the whole, is aninconsistence for with inconsistent things, no matter what you look at of,but any sport is going to be inconsistent Lut. I know there's like so back to Pentes. You mentioned that...

...this was the final race in TaChampionship race for their little series that they had. That was that was made up last minute becausecovid and it was Jason Hathaway taking the championship. Oere like Oh yeah,serious champion chip fourteen points over Kevin, macquir Yeahgo, you knowyeah, I was going to say I thought Laqua at the start. I I legitimately saidhalfaway is going to just fly O dominate this. I just know halfway likethat, but then, as I go, I think second race, Athird Ris I'd, say Laquoi reallypicked up some speed. I thought Le Qual was going to get it, but I think in theend I think Jason Half Away, I'm pretty sure he led the points, the wholeentire seas except the first race. I'm pretty sure the first race was a theone like chaotic finish: Race, Yeah Yeah, the one wor thereas like threewrecks on the final lap or something like Yeah Yeah, I'm pretty sure, halfthe way wrecked in that race. But ever since E, I'm pretty sure you've lid thewhole series, but it was nice, it was lik. It was a good series non, the lest,like I know they can do a full seriesbecause covid an like that, but like overall it was just pretty cool. I loveto see the fant cars back on track. Yeah it was. It was nice to see this isthe first year that I've like embraced it more than I have like I'vebeen trying to follow it recently, and then this year I really was like allright going to try to watch whatever I can and then covid happens. I'm likeOkay Wen the races are broadcasted whenever they are because, for you know,Bein the US they delay Hem for, however long I'm like all right I'll watch them.Whenever I get the chance to and no half the way he won three out of thesix races finished well and five out of the six, except for that opening one sohea deserving deserving. Oh Yeah he'sdefinitely Morver what have been bod shoe would have been cool to see laquismake one last run out et, but I think he's too many points back to doanything what they have: Thirteen cars in the final race, so itwas likethethere wasn't money, it was like half tway had to DNF and then lacual had awin basically day. He was close before the he justgot. He was only the weekend started though he was only yeah. He was only aeight points out so like it was very manageable, but lacual just SOM that hedidn't have batdery it's not that he had bad races in general, but he justjust wasn't: Ju t wasn't half away. You know yeah yeah, so we'll go from the short track, Rasonthat the ARCA and painty series efact and will head down to Richmond Virginiaand talk about the trucks, the expinity having two races and the coast seriesthers Awas a fun race to watch. It was a. We had a DEM goin like all right,who's Gong to be the guy. That's GOINGTO get bumped out of the threepossible ones and crous's team or im or whatever theyjust didn't, show what druggl all night. I think Oh yeah yeah it was they weren't even struggling. They wereterrible like in the Star I look like. Maybe he had some, maybe top ten speedbut like it was like fifteen laps into there. So remember him just fading soquick, it was disappointing yeah. They gave him a really bad truck and I bethe' try to like the team Trad. All they could but like they just didn't, haveit. They didn't have the truck to compete with yeah. So is I really play a little on thedriver? I mean he's ended up finishing fifth inthe first stage, because dude a strategy there was a new. There was alate caution in the first stage, I'm pretty sure yeah, some guys came a pitnear the end of...

...stage, one just for tire purposes: Goas the guys who didn't need to yeah and that kind of also upset it. Becauseof how many tires they only had to where I was listening to Gillans radio.A lot- and they were talking about how hey will stay out here and just try toget stage points at the end of the first stage and that would be can savetires because well be better set for the final stage. When we get to thatpoint, then other guys will expecting that late, race, comsion, but we'll getto that Zane Smith. One first stage, crosts got fifth Gillan got ten, sothat mee a five point gap at that time: no yeah, five font gap. Those were tenpoints, centering the race, yeah yeah. It was S, Kin, point yeah,so that made it only five points. I can't remember necessarily ifanything happened really in stage to I don't Remembero, I think was mostlygreen. I believe yeah stage to was goine in and out for me because Iculdn't watch it on the TV at the time whand I was trying to stream it a d. Itjust wasn't yeah working that well, but it was ene. U D Greens: It wascompletely green, yeah, yeah, all right so GI and ended up getting two points.WHELE CROFTS, doidgn't get any ben rods, ends up getting the stageWhin, so that was good for him. Especiallys on Hes, O Lo yeah, Darling yeah. I think coming into theplayoffs. I think. If you're looking at Momenum, you got you two main guysbeing Ben Rose and shelden creed yeahyeah. I think it's really cool tosee the teams hi the orswor had in the beginning and then Gmn just dominatedthe regathe season and now thor sport I just lit it up. Besie sawIher, of course, but like ot, an finger tuff and iy've all they've, all justlike come back and now they're like they're, given GMS Olent for the money.Definitely Yeh, Oh yeah, like anything near like, but Ahentri Cadin like themid twosands, where of course odder town made and took like aty positionslike it's. It's not going to be that easy or like Joe gives in two thousandand nineteen yeah a d there was there, wasn't any cart. No there wer it wentcaution free. It went yeahre, yeah, yeah, Wen, Carson free. It was a hardone, drivirs yeah. It really really showed what the drivers could do on. You know notpating. I know some guys some guys pit at the end of the stage to a d, someguys didn't. I know Gilant Innit, because his team was worried as theround went on. That's why he dropped so far back the final. What fifteen tenlaps? He just dropped back so, but he was in a spot to where I was was so far back from just nothaving a truck with any speed at all that he didn't have to worry about that.So wecan US GIO and dnafter it it was. It was yeah, it was. It was over unless you know hedde Enofger, but yeah Isreallike, crashncheical, issue yeah, but in theend s the best driver getting the wind grant infinger on the trunks raced inRichmond and tonight es the PROCA for drant in finger and in finger is goingto win for the third time the season back in Richmond at an figure back invictory lade. Well, I don't think MES. That is na much this season yeah. Iwone two of the first four races en dis, ses Wen, really inconsistent yeah. Iwas it ucks because last year I know he got that really early playoff exited towhat one mechanical failure, all which great is whole yeah e to screw ehescrewed his oll playoffs, which really...

...sucked caus AD team. At that time Iwould consider almost a championchip throughight, then no it work. They Wwon the regular season championship yeah. They were definitely achampionship Thrat and it sucks to see them suck last season, but I think, cominginto the season, I think even they might have more Momento, becausethey've got the speed back it up. Lat's hed quitea come back Tho risk becauseI'm pretty sure he want o left Don Ben Rod. Cind I tie on the restart and thenyoull fill into winning. I think whatcossil pobly came out and stayedthroug that helped them, but still came back, so it was really good yeah thatwas impressive to see that, but no that t at no. That was good. Thatwas good to see that, for him being able to kind of rally behind that andbe like all right, let's go do this Weu know we got a fast truck like I go he'snot any of our favorites, but still seeing someone do. That is pretty coolto see lik an so wh. It is all right. I Neven know that I mean like I don't follow truck likethe closest but like. If I had to choose like a top three favorite andfinger would definitely be up there, O no, not not on this podcast. Youdon't hope Heis due oh Mygod, you don't even wantto know. I Want O, he is an AO. Floun. Dudedoesn't even know W to restart at Michigan and take himself out, but I was liking the driver. I said itwasn't basicallgt thim off his talent and then you know yo use to basicallywreck someone to win at Daytona for Orterline Rek Somone dilan did dillandid that Tall Marola. I didn't see anyone. Carin said: Oh nowith, thegreen flag around there was in the beginning of stage to there as acaution and that brought strategy, and that had some really good runs for someguys. Like Kodu robal got six and a big shoutup to my David Reagan. He should have won this stoff tha podiit allyhe had he had a really good roun that was nice to see him recover from what was it Darlington t e week beforeyeah twhere? He got caught up in that layrace incident so to see him come back this week and do that which that that brings a lot of question with himdoing this with how he's running people are doing a lot of speculation with himrunning that seventeen and switching his point so that to make sure the car is in for racist nextor the truck is in for racist next season, because looking where he's at in points right now andno Heis, thirty third, so right now. That is the first truck that wouldn'tmake the field and I'm pretty sure, they're trying to make that truckeligible for next season, because the stuff that I've heard they're trying to set up degin for that.If, if thats, would the team and her want to do next season? Yes, that's the situation. I've heardso they're trying to get a second truck for Dgr, I heard someone say: degen was going to go to cup, but Ideginset it over so yeah yeah. Obviously, it's a lie, but like deconsaidit herself, she wants to graduate up t ses. She wants to deserve a cupride. Not just get a cup right, yeah think cause Ben he's, Geeitheay yeah,whether she does got or no som going O oigh. As long as it's not a Joe gibs. Idon't care to be honest at this point.

It'll be a Ford, probably Oh yeah, to anymore yeahforgot about that team, handod no takeover for bread, Kis Lovski! No! Ican't. I can't do that. L tress me out Otheportdso, we'll do the predictionsafterwards for the trucks. Playoffs yeah, YEA, Atemon? U Nwyeah! Why you're?Not? I don't know why you're that happy, Oidon't, like the guy who won't et, Imean I don't dislike them. I just don't like. I do not like a Goy. What did hedo? Foro the all Guy Yeh O itit's, not a hahe's, just a guy he's like he's notlike Balmero, I hate almeral he's like he's like he's like brakhis out, I doN'ti don'tdislike Wercazlaki, but, like I wouldn't consider myself a fan ofBrackelovski. What is there actually to touch on mix finity doly, almost onetat e track to take skill. Alegir win both races, Tialtie here comesanway Edo playoff points is Gonto leaveRicmod with twenty five just an Ougo sweets. The weekend are Sindran clinchthe regular season championship. Okay, the only Birdt I open is b the OneBRANDOF Brown has, but that won't change, because it's Bristal so yeahunless Youma Mans, somehow Pauls- I don't know- I don't know- I know WataoWen the last time upset and opposite even happening. First of all, it's notreally much e us that o there's a forty five point gap between Brown andclements and grand pretty much has it. If he doesn't just scrip on Thap Oneand finish Theass Cup, serious, the Big Race Austin Dylin on man, Otenihn Oeso,he d, but he stole the show. Ahe was definitely one of the top headlines Allnight. He had almost te best, a new leader atRichmond and Steve. You called it the guy who maybe nobody's looking forright now. Austin dyllan is in front right now. Car early- and I waseveryone was like. Oh Dont is a winning car and I was like I was like in themiddle I'm like I don't know if you could put a full race together, becausethat's one of the hardest parts of coveraing, because most guys that couldwin and truck is Forto you. Why can win there kind of easbut like a full fivehundred four hundred miles to put together it's? It gets hard it's hardto put together and out fade or like chew your breaks up or any of that IVseen William Byron. I remember in two thousand and eighteen, the definitionof outwo thousand and nineteen definition of William Byron was get apoll started, t Ol, five fade and finished, sixty t throg twenty fourthand we, the second hen, lost the lead and he had a pitk step just fade andyou couldn't recover and that's he fiish forrd Anis. Fourth, still I donn a finished higer he could have couldhave won. If you didn't miss the pits YEU would have like. I don't think hewould have e would have had at at least six seconds at most like seven seconds on Kistosiafter kassaopitted Ioausen Dilan said he lost three seconds with whathappened gay. He said he lost three seconds Toryand then and then he came out with...

...three seconds so ad like six seconds,but I don't know if Dylan, especially like all night, he was neigbled o holdon and like hold on to the lead. Without someonegettingto his inside for too long and what was like thirty five, forty laps,they had to run. I didN'TI didn. It was a slim Chancan.He would had a way better. Chanceit Hin miss pit Brood, but yeah second placecould have been there too O in if he worked. If you were to have like a sixsecond lead and didn't have that mistake, he would have used his tires.So much of trying to just run away to the point where once hisluts Yo got tabuy him. He still probably would have finished forth just because the histires be used up his stars. That much I feel like they would a CIS cause lust epulled away. He already had like once he passed Jilan he just pulled away, soI feel like well. Becazaska was g catching up the doling. He would havegapped. Who Was it Bush Anger Chrex? She would have gapped them, so therewere a more time where they deling could have held on a second, maybebefore Yo they caughet Hem, which was only acouple seconds, but still it was a bid, but there's a bid. There's a point inthe race. I think I's like thirty to go. Chrix got it down to a second, but heopen back up, but overall thathave a funnel roun there, making pretty thesame pace. Love Times like most of the Tal five were running same pace yeah besides, besides Dyllan, whopitted like two or three laps before yeah, everyone else played like wats inlike one or two laps, which surprisingly makes like a prettybig difference, especially with Dylin. Doing, of course, treat up. It's tireseven more when he was trying to hold off because last year then like after,when he was trying to lik catch break up to his last game. Just do one stage:One am one yeah am I ra, I I terrible Niheah yethesame thingyeah, Yep and en then he just culdn't Yeah Wa, a com through thefield likes like Darlington, Oky and and that's what I think it' sow. It'sanother thing that Shos, how Austin doing is he c Yo could drive him rocover if he has the car, he needs the car and he had the car at that nightand he showed the het o winning car Ben Ye. Maybe, though the field yeah, Imean, I guess he had the car, I was Goingto, say fake package, but I forgotthey remember that yeah, it wasn't a fake package. This week, real package,hyeahtak position gave hem a much better advantage than if he startedlike ten thot. I thought that race was reallygood. It was it went. Okay, you take out the stagescaution, free race like there was no natural, it would have been car, itwould have been better with more even more strategy would have been a lotmore strategy, yeah, and that means Hamlin, probably wouldn't have screwedup and ham would have been there too. But you know that's just there's alsomore opportunity to like make a mistake. To I mean I think at this point, can we take Bradseriously, given the fact that what three Oroh Yeah Wen three out of hisfour winds or with the short track packyou now only jushave those winswith the package? But it's also the same tire that they're using at PhoenixYeah, thateasame, Arthithis N Authr series is a huge prep for Phoenix likeI saw and finger when he when he said nobrancs, they're goingto put this underr cover and keep it for Phoenix all guys,AI. The same and Kastaska said to same this is six years ago, the last timerat to last you one at Richmon. This one takes you all the way around oftwelve. He went again Arigman I met RCR...

...they're, not making a fun of for our C.definitely keeping this car, like Oh Yeao, Nowin, the champinship for butwin the ace. It can still do thatwoul be something that'd be somein. I be Imean we saw last year with the truck series guy that wasn't in the finalfour one, the race, so it'stue sx two tousand and eveneentwo YEP. So it's definitely it's apossibility that it can be a thing that happens. I think right now Kazlowsky antruex ar the top to for the favorite. So far I mean you got Hanlin who's kindof struggle, both races, but he has that point. Cotion so he's fine, thenyou got Harvick, who kind of Lo it's hard to say that he didn't lookinto win at Darlington, because if they didn't wreck would never happen, but hestill got the win. Nonetheless, he had speed our Richmond, but he didn't haveany of even Kil. Bushspeed yeah did third to like sevent place. Speed. Yes,and you had a WAI, Similarto Wood. She said she said speed to run inside thetop five, but like he wasn't running leaders down yeah like it was like whatI took away from the night is that Shurex, Kisloski and Legano. If theymake it to Phoenix, they could be very dangerous thoug if those three make itto Phoenix, which one of the two doesn't make. The final for Ammer Amaye, an yeah as true yeah ARV rve, can do anything on Eseer I mean not necessarly, I mean probablyyeah and then curx will probably win either, probably Martinsville I'd, sayand then Kasloski onest. I can see winning Kis last gear or Legana. I cansee winning and s Martins o a Cancas, iase Brad Winnin, Kansas Kasasis s is always seems to Bite Brad in theplayoffs, but at the same time it's usually a cutoff race and not the firstrace of the round. I think for Brado hould focus on making it out of theround of twelve. This year, yeah I mean he's okay, he's sitting inbetter shape than most I myeah. Oh yeah he's one of three guys o have four footbuit, no three, no yeah, even three plus wins hejust one ofse three guyshave more than three winds this season. No one! No Dos! Anyone! No next Mostis Lok is tos to ases toyeah anon everyone. I One n e yeah, so yeah it's. I think I think people are still goingto under undermind him. Yeah he's not a he's, not a thrinkler Gonnoautomatically! Look at it like it's two thousand and eighteen and say the bigthree, but it's a big two. It's gonna be Haan Harvick everyone's focusing onthem I'd, be more worried about the guys, tery who's consistently runningto five. Each week. Haymen I mean O Hamling Alegano Truexkislaski. Thoseguys are going to meet major threats yeah because you got to think ahe finds a way to mess up. Then he just Finti Ma mess up. If it'snot him, it's his team or even if it's not either one. It's the car itself,Wen thirty five race year. It have one mechanical failure and I'll beon the final race in the season. Yep Hands Down Rihs, I don't trust it. I don't and hecould. I would put Harvick in the final four over Hamlin, because Oh I put himin a hardbeat overhamin like I don't even think it'd be close, Dude, thefirst two races he hasn't. He had speed real early in the race and I justvanished. Yet it's typical Danny Hanma...

...playoffs he he has to be, but he can'tput to get their whole rates in the playoffs. I mean I cu, feel Li lockedhimself into the next round by just doing what he had to do already ye h,because he has so many points. But that's I finishing it's going to thinkOtanit yeah finishing top ten top fifteen. Every raise isn't going tocarry all the way to the championship for he's got a start running tall fiveevery race. I think his breath chance to a mortif motivation back is thisweek in Abristol yeah and even then I'm Hesitanotav plafpoints for yeah. So it's down it's down. stor house racing,sheneeds, onlike, lady fins. I ca. Wn N he's not making a pastunand sixteen,which shows how much the playoffs ar fraud yeah. I'm supposed people stilllike support it they're like, but it's so exciting. It's exciting butbut. Whenyou have a topic gut top six go se Somtin get a limitat like there's a reethere's a clear point in it were like that's like Bs. Actually, you know Seen Austin doingthese fast races. I don't mind the fact that he's in the playoffs now at consistens, Blayeah meanlok that out.If you look at Austin Millans points and we take away the whole twohusandpoints automatically being in the playoffs Austin dillan. Still, on topsixteen points, neither is called costter Jimmy Johnson Air Jones arestill I mean you can't blame Al, an he's showing up at the right time forthe format and the same like if yo did overall season, think Yiu definitelyisn't more deserving than lane is yeah H, that's how that's how ofplayoff Sorr, it's litally! If you win, throw the twenty five other races, likeyou, probably didn't win out the window. It's the last ten races that you needto performat that matter, the most like once you wing, like you, saw withlike custer and Dilon. They just hung back dyllan managed to miserace likewasn't his Fuk like he missed Te, rase he's still in it and he starls a shot.A championship. TNOT a big show mean, isn't he but cop the Sheepin Shit Yeah, I mean you lot. Custer who'sactually been doing pretty. Well, this playoff honestly people all were.Writing me all writing him off as an automatic first round elimination, buteight points. Ou is maningable, like that's one DN fout of any guy abovethat, isn't isn't below Austindelanan points and that's done for man. Thething that I think stands out the most to me is Alex Bolman. I thought for sure he'd be. I thought I thought, maybe notflip him and by random points, but change which ones in and which one'sout as honestly ai thought that would gobecause I ax poman hasn't shown up since beforethe pantemic Spontano was his last time you actually performed well or Darlig.Arlington, no CO, T heedofthe acat the end of the Racen,you aut at the end of every race, ieposs, a really like. I feel like e'smore like one of those clutch drivers than consistent. He scould GE formwiner te pressure, but like he she's not consistent to where he needs to be,he has the work to be done, but, like we saw like last year, of course hecame in clutch when it came in the roval and he' somehow non fact. In theday he drove himself the second somehow...

...nowhere he's a clutch driver. He knowswhen te come in and perform, but like he needs to be a learn O do our on aconsistent basis. Yeah. I can see the for sure. Then this weekend's GOINGNA show a lot. I think that tha line'sgoing to fluctuate it's Bristol to cut off race, there's realistically fiveguys going for three sprats because Amarolas only seven to the goodkirts, only seven to the good boyer's, only three to the good and then yeahBirin and custer ar right there and there's a defree at least all say. Onething and right off to Benedetto is not making the next round hey. I will standby like so nont be in the playoffs over Jimmy. Well, he got there. Bein got ther. He got there because Jimmy Yeah, but did you real because JimmyMysteris detued another raise and then he wrecked out the last early seasonrace, Li Oa he was Liringtonotni was on his summer hot street that healwaysdoes every single season and he had a great run up. Pokono going for Mand thentyle redic turns him ends his day. He had a good point day and hisday and that Dara Ani Daytona had arguably a race winning car. He wasleading labs for a lot of it. He lay like sixteen seventeen lops and thentyler ready, obviously going for the wind because he needs to win, pulls abonehead move, but it's a rookie mistake that happens so I could say arton plan yeah. I could, I could say Eric Jones deserves it: overher JimmyJohnson and mad to Venedetto as well yeah. At the end of the day, dipe gotin yeah, it's a thing. So hes proven me cadens point pretty muchyeah I mean he's. He guess what he's got more points than blane. He does ianis thing: lasty, Ono, tin, Peopare,going to look back on and be like blike. How did he get so many top tensyet finish like Fifen. Sixteen an points I think blany, I think lany. Hecan arguably point his way and he's always been good. AP Brstol he's alwaysgained stagepoints. I think if he just has two solid stages and then finish upfront, it would have to be very close. Like it'd, be like pus, three pus, fourplus one something around there, but good problem is he's not going to startgood. He O know Hea, he's finished twenty he', sixteenth and points. Imean t sixteenth and owners points. We know he didn't have a fast lap and thenwhat's the what's the other WT, the other factors into it, because I knowthere's, there's thie a running position, running position and fastest slap. I think that's ityeah. So running position is going to be a ron there. Chil he's going tostart sixteen yeah, so I mean hey'll have to have aone more ik, autjust he's just Gonno have to not let what happened in the springhappened to him now, Neros Orse he's not it's not gon to be goodfor him, O througrh, the entire. When it's got agontly like his best season,go wate. He needs to run top three, the entire race not to go in with thementality of I have to win. He can't Gon with the ely. After finish. Second,I have to get a toht five. He has to go in with IHA. At the same time, you can't get aheadof himself and put pust himself to herd because we SOM on the spring. He putshimself too hard and ended up wreaking himself going to the Leawell Yeahyou don O mosoies multaritial, itsso stupid, especially the spring Rase.

I remember two thousand and eighteen hewas leading. He was dominant. He led like a hundred fifty lobs and then itcomes to go. It was like what like two to go and stage one stage, two orwhatever, and then there's just a big wreck in front of them with a bunch ofblack cars. What is Blan he supposed to do about that he's running the top. Hecan't do anything about that. I think it was lakt hear in the night race he had a good run. I thinkhe had a top flive and the I'm pretty sure he had an issue late, which costhim a top five top ten run. So he's just not had luck at it. He's at speedhe's had race winning speed. He just have to have luck. You needs to HEUneed to close one out for Monch. He Dis Wen one. Can you so win a raise? HemMat, Yeah Ove stricto play tracks. That's not at you know an excitingfinish. You need to go out and win a freaking Ras opprove him self that he'saround a twelve round of a contender. Everyone went in with the mentality round eight at least minimum if', notSFOR, and we know now yeah ecause watch something happens. Hedoes make around to twelve watch them. Outrun, half the guys in the playoffsand Reste Se Soo he'll go on and want Talla ago. That's how it is. Oh Yeahyou'll. Do that too, like you just do that and then I'll go ing to win likeMarnswell, then theoretically make the championship for if he made theround,thet twelve an then I'll win and then he'll win phoenix as well. She Wat Hoiingyoll Go Oly Three of the last eight races, but it won't mean anything. Youknow yeah. I me a WE HADA truck playoffpredictions. All Right, Oh let's DGORWHO wants to wants to go. First, GO FIRST CAM! You want to do this sobad! Let's see this okay! So we have. I have advancing onto next round I'vesheldon creed, Zane Smith, Auston Hill grant and Figer Brett mawfit ChristianNeckus ben rods and Tod Gileland, which I have eliminated maccrafton, whichmight be a shocker, but I just I don't see them putting together a couple goodraces at all and Tyler Ancram is easy out. In my opinion, it's kind oflike the Matt de Benedetto he's had speed, but he's not had these otherguys speed and then run to advance. We Zane Smith, Austin Hill, grant enfinger Christian Ekus way, undred two three four: Five: six,Oh yeah, okay, I was correct. I forgot that they do it randomly in the truckclass yeah, I've, Zan Smith, Austinhil, Gran, Infinger, Christian Akas, Benrodsand bread moffit, which I left out. Sheldon creed. I think Sheldon creedwill chok and miss the round of six and I don't think o there's no round u sixneck of ten eight four yeah! I goes ten an forwhatit yeah D in my whole bracket,wron yeah. ' There's no round of six the same wayljust say my Chami Got Christian Ecus Zane Smith Grant and finger and Toalsaave Austin hill making thechampionship for. But I are Ave my champion. She, winner, Izane Smith, isnow there's quit a picture in the playoffs. I feel like it for Plas yeah,there's, no one. That's like, besides, probably likg an Gromi'm,sorry tyler, but it's tough to say Sorryti, but yeah. This is Telik.Anyone like a butt tyler make maybe Gilin can like, has a shot atchampionship like day of the team and...

...they've had the season where, liketey're not out of it, I Chrisn you want to put your playoffpretty ca, I'm just going to say who have being the exits in the rounds tomake it less confusing. So my reund one exits are Ecus and anchram. I think angrims pretty obvious. He just hasn't had the spee, like ever other GMS truckand hatces Os torn between him and Gill, and I just think Gill and just a littlemore experience over allcas of what two exte years or one exta year, intrruptsdiest yeah, but my ren two exit skill and and thenI have basically all of store sport within fender craft and roads andfinger. I have him there because he kind ofwent on the swamp before it's Richmond won. I don't think the wind will changetoo much and I realy tink craft and just haven't been like on firethroughout the year, like justthey've, just been kind of top ten,but not quite top five. So then, my final for is Masset Hill, Creedin Smith,Jame Smith, Amarfet, with a name the tidls he's pretty good. He actuallywont phenix An wo Thousandyd. Eighteen, so he's pretty oin there, the solid one, that's solid, Ayou want to go. Er Me, you can go allright all right, so the two that I'm taken out after thefirst dround Acison Ancrom, just like Christian, because I cuss I just could wreck out the leadand it'll be early in the race and next thing you know he's out of the round.Basically, at that point and Chrom he's the fourth truck,sometimes fifth truck on GMS, depending on what they're doing that race,because you can even tell when they have the twenty four running thatincromes not even getting the same stuff as them, so that leaves Creede Smith Hill andfinger maffet, roads, Craftin and Gilan into the next round, and then Iactually have the same final for as Christian with the GMS and Austin Hill,and I also have breat maffet winning. Oh Ha Bo yeah same exact thing,Achistian original original, I like it, I so got tyler ancorm winning it ti.Hink Er win this championship. Iway wins Al of that happens. If thathappens, you cry Whenever Chase Elle makes a pass for. Third, are you onout of EIGT, so I've creathMithhill in finger muffit, roads, craft and Goin ou? Just like everyone else,I'm pretty sure, ECIS and Ancram ancrom. I note at the top of thepodcast that he's the best at the worst right now inthe playoffs Yo wore o e asn systen. He doesn't have the equipment he's like given the best trucks,obviously, and he just he just isn't there unlets see, puts up some like crazy runs lik atedlast year. I don't think I n think he's making it. I guess KBM isn't, isn't a team that,like Kange, can like lean on drivers, Altho GMS can lea on Moffet andthorsburk and len on Kraften and Sauder. I just don't think this is got a he hadit in the summer tha he has kind of lost to thor, spor and GMASS. So I'm the onlyone who has ACC is making it past the first Ron Yeah you want to talk aboutBo. No, no, no one is no O, I'm no biased. I legitimately think thateveryone has ecus elimitate in the first round, I'm making thechampionship for yeah. That's my actual. I don't know it was a mix up for thefourth surrise and mixe. It wetween...

Creeden Smith. In my opinion, it waslike they're, both they're, both even right now, they're, both like poppingup the best moment, but there both like even I kind of Pick Smith, because Ijust I just have that like thing in the backmen line, at's like Smith is Goinno,be better. It's just a got feeling anyways. I hate to say this and I'm nothappy with my pick and Austin hell with the champion. I'm not near I'm not evenclose on Osenhill Fam, but I just feel like he 'll just come outon top it's easy to say that pretty much I just feel like he will be at thetop Atheny Feis and weaks Christian Yego, yeah, Christo, gafers, God all right. So just cut up just come!Oh just cup, okay, yea, Yeah Idon't know we don't care about the EPETUseries. Irelevant t series it brings. I want to probably a Jo get car. ProbablyI want to say Hamleor Bush or Relin Pos. We at so I'M gonna go with Hamlon Cam on this one. You thinks going tostruggle struggle, probably Autin Dylin, butthat won't matter too much honestly he's a good point to gap. Bandad wasprobably going to do poor and Col custer he's on the sense, the OtherHill other struggle, Bato, bad or he'll, be like top. Ten He's hid. Ermiss I'vehad I've had a few I've tossed on this back and forrth. It's I've been losingsleep over this. For so long. I think Mardintex Tene is Gonno, win Ow, not, Ithink I'll have a show. I don't think he's Gon one. I think. If I'm going offmy playoff reditions that we made at the start of the playoff season, I havekyle Bush wadting, but, as his Luuk has not changed around, I mean what didn'the finished, Ou five out, Richmond O in OTATC Tahut. That's, basically it all five.So I'm going to consider that attafive Cy Bushconsttenus his top five streetand gets that winner Bristal, who do, I think, is going to struggle Kevin Harvick. I think Evan Harvickisgoing to struggle. I think it'll just be like you know how he has one ofthose nights every every year, it's like two night, two races a year whereyou just I like either wrex, who just doesn't have it. I think that'll bethis year. I think that'll be this night makes sense for cents chrisd. You wantto go. Ogo E thing's, gonna win. You know, I'm are the high hand saBraany Alen, Oh wow. We you think he gets his fourth short track win of theseason and I go fultil five and sweeps Bristol. When was the last time we won the Birstin Litra, two thousnt thirtee W thwandan fourteen. I won PA Tsndatwelve. I know Heaswo Thousanda twevetwentyw as Iti Wer y. You mustiidas it. Two thousand andthirteen Youon one Raer yeah yeah, see sucked. Who Do I thinkis going to struggle I'll just say because it keeps onhappening plany, I'm blaming claning that dode Kno. I know yea more than youM, so much monhes. My third favorite driver ane's, my top favorite duds, mytop driver, so for me to say that it's just been a downward spiral forhim, and I just want the season to end at this point. This isn't the seasonone of the sayis like it has been it and its just noing yeah it's beensadlyely. It's this is Bou to happen.

...is a ret ofsome blanhes LAS sexistatistical best season to ISO the winter. Listen OL, listen up! Cirt Bush Cuers, O one of it. Okay whatd, you think make a Mont YearO go of you C Ustmy Godewecause, because he's one of the best on and he I feel like he's just Gonno. Hejust gonna. HAVE IT F? What would that be? His sevenh eighth win. Cer has six you picking curt, really surprises me.Yeah, I'm picking curt to win like almost you've picked him t at leastlike ten races, Thi season. You said man. I've got that feeling that curbBos, she's jus gonna Pulland, get another time in o ieoutseof Bo earlie.His Eris ytop tin with the package was Marnsville. The rest have been bad like well. There's no there's no timelike the future soan. Some of them were last so Mbe you realize yejust what youdusa is your ques Litt Wliam, Byron, okay, Ake, oeionever trust te man wait final thoughts, any fartherthoughts. Richmond is still the most underaousshort truck everyone just hates it, because it's not brish soler. MartinWol. I can see that I I don't know final thought: RichmondIRDEF! Yes, it produces real racing. Now, Bristol this weekend, hol it'sGoodtoe a it is Gongto, be dorm down at O ally podcast, thanks for watchingthis far in the FE, your onely instagram than Ascrot spot, and thankyou for Christian for coming on and it's littlelate thanks for coming on, don't fir tuses Ouchan channel his ster oceanthree, eight eighty two yeah thathae correct, yeah, wellput,we'll put in thescription F of the podcast it makes it makes it reallycool. No ask Heur vigeos pretty much. I jthinkit is one with winners from the pole number two yeah.This isthere was two true extraswins to do. That was insane. Charlottei wanted two thousand andsixteen COO coaxes that was etkayis, gonna, wrap it up byiaen and Lo andsubscribe yes subscribe like follow everything. Al Aboutat.

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