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Episode 29 Reviewing the Best Season Ever

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A bit shorter of a podcast this weekend as we look back at all the throwback action at the Darlington Raceway this past week along with reviewing the “best season ever” as we reach the 1/3 mark on the season! 

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The chason we ever since watch. It's okay, I'll never big time. Just when you think you've got her, lick out of nowhere if he takes a bite out of welcome to episode twenty nine of the Nascar Hotspot podcast. I'm he restroyed you and by Chris and Kaid in this week and may have a we might not have a guest this week, but we will be doing a full season review, since we're one third through the season now, and we're also going to be reviewing Darlington, all the throwbacks, all the what happened last week and some possible news of rumors that have come in the past week. So let's get this going. How has everyone been? I've been I've been good. Yeah, I've been good. Darling's was a good weekend. Daring to look great, especially the wonderful chaos of the truck crazy we all loved it, especially the cup race and the Cup race winner. Amazing race, best race of the season, amazing as series. Thank you. Thought that was the best race of the season. Tough because, yeah, what was now? It was I wasn't. Don't need don't. The part that I really like from the truck race is host of our doing really good and being up there. Sheldon creed. Well, here he made it through the tail Dago reck, like Daveed. What. Oh, you good there? Um A, yeah, yeah, is nice. Nice, that time with Jesse's gonna do two races for thor sport this year and a fifth truck because you know, I can't. They can't afford having in Figer full time. But like, Hey, fifth truck for who time? A Jest Ski? This man just runs part time everything. He's never had a full time ride. Yeah, Hey, he had one last year untiling these kicked them. Yeah, for Chi still didn't have a full time ride. You got kicked out of his right yeah. Yeah, it kicked out of your ride. Truck sees no offense. But how do you do that? That's sad. He was doing pretty bad, but I mean like it was kind of like in like the Nice range. They just didn't know it, so they kicked them. Yeah, okay, I didn't watch trucks or extridity, so all I know is trucks was chaos and that one big rasolute nightmare and almonding or screwed burndon Jones and exfinity. That's what I now. I don't even remember what having a brand. I didn't even know Brandon Jones had to throw back until I turned on the TV and saw it and I was like, okay, grand and Jones pulled a slide job on amending right clear to him, and then almitding or just turned right and turned him. Did he clear? Didn't? Brinton Jones didn't? Jones finish top five, though. Yeah, yeah, he did. was still stupid as vomiting. As far cleared him, he cleared him by a large Martin nomining. It just dumped them because if I don't like you're damn. Almondinger came back up into him. Then he didn't clear him. No, he cleared him, and then Amitinger came down and then try to pass them and then just turned them. So I'm an extroll. He didn't have that Adam. Yeah, he clearly didn't clear. You didn't watch it, you didn't want I didn't watch it either, but you didn't wash it. All right. So, before we get before he came in, sensus left. Before we get too far into this, we have some new stories that broke at this week. Most importantly, the next GIN car was unveiled. Unveiled, it was under filled last week. Now I'm not reported. We didn't review it. Oh, we didn't know. That also was the day after we put out last week's episode. Yeah, big brain, Kaden over here. Let's two elves. Yeah, all I so, UM, next jurn car was unfoiled for all three manufacturers and we could all agree. My thing looks the best by far. And then, you know, ship, you as a shift a good amount of changes, and then Toyota barely as any changes. So my friend's okay. So it's mainly it's mainly not. It's not in the looks as much as it's in like under the hood and like Everything Mechanical Wise. So we did get it was a fisher. That like we have the subsequential, or however you say, like control. Yeah, that thing. Yeah, we have meant puential man and transmission worse, like the h pattern, but like you look up and down because it's fun. So we're going to be as a...

...weird fuser. There's a fan, smaller. Yeah, there's vents in the fire. Now, like saying the LOGNA. We're also we're not stuck to the ground like the cars have been for the past what eight years, thank God. More than that, you had the leaders at a coote struct the entire yeah, what's your favorite? One of the cars is a much Tang. It's the really easy. I prefer that. I prefer the Chevrolet. I think it's Mary. Looks Nice. Oh, I know, definitely. Second the Toyota just didn't change. That's why I can't rank it. And it didn't change that much. Yeah. Well, I think they're waiting to do the super and a couple of years. I think. I don't they said they're not going to. They're not, yeah, going to. They stay said in their announcement like they they like having like the three different models and the three different series. Like to have the a tons your U Super Camera. And they didn't say like we're not going to change it, but like they kind of like said they're not like thinking about moving his super up anytime soon. Pretty much, that's all. It's really disappointing, not gonna lie. It is really helping pointing. I agree. You know, I think they'll change it eventually. I think by two thousand and twenty five will be changes to the Toyota Camera. By far. I think we could see it. I mean I don't. I don't think we'll see it when the engine change happens, because that's going to be huge when we have the engine change, especially with them talking about trying to get not quite hybrid but get electricity involved with it, like how F one and Indie car and a bunch of other motor sports have done. So that'll be. That'll be. We can see changes then to all three and we could even see new manufacturers at that point agreed. Good their kidden. He's trying to fix his hair. You know, he's not looking like a pretty boy right now with his hair all messed up. I need a hair cut, cut saying me. As is the inside and next in Carls offsprings, think because you have a backup camera now. Well, it's not to like back up, but of like it's faces a review. It's a review. Yeah, I mean it's pretty cool Ian Camera. I'm not I'm not a I'm not a huge fan of a belieming. Like it's pretty cool. It's something neat. Yeah, I mean I think the reason with that is we're having the lower roof and so rip Lagano's head if he ever flips again. Yeah, basically, the penskey drivers as a whole, except for Bladey Blaney's like the only one that's not tall out of the entire group. I sindrick spring tall. You. Oh my God, I don't even notice that. WHO CYNDRIC LANEY? Blaney's like I want to say it's only like five ten or something like that. I don't want to see. He's very tall. Five seven. He's five time solid than Ryan Bladey Shure isn't I tells if I'm tired, than til the RADDIC. Yeah, we know. You're taller than one driver and not an achievement in terms of height. Like what dude stands up in the car is almost as tall as in you know, at least I'm as tall as most drivers. Yeah, right, say quite a bit of them. We yeah, yeah, Giant Jack and the bean stock over here. Didn't ask or say something about wanting to expand. Like said something about Denver. Oh No, do think all right now? Might take on that if they're going to do this, they need to just do Chicago first, see if it works. If it doesn't work, don't try to go to Denver in Mexico City. Not Not worth it at that city of the way. WHAT'S SO SPECIAL DENVER? Dog? Yeah, the country. Oh now, I say, go to just Mexico City, no matter like if it works out or not. You just because you're in another country and it's just something else to Broun. And I if they are going to pull and views it's going to go to back tract that's there, not through a street course, which I can't remember if the actual track is a street course and now, but I don't think it is. I should do Montreal. Well, the one that the Bush shues did was not was not a street course, but the one we're talking about, the NASCAR is talking about getting, is a street course. I know they need to go to the actual track and not a street course, though they need to scrap this whole street street course idea. Not really a fan of it. It's too early to tell at this point. Yeah, I'll wait until they're on track, well, if they're ever gonna be on track, but I don't know the whole idea of why not just go to a regular road force instead of going to a street course? Street course cost way more to go to a road course. I would assume you're studying shutting down a whole part of the city, millions and millions into yeah, and the only way that's ever going to benefit is if that brings in new viewers and it's not going to city for yeah, I get you. Well, well, the location of it in Chicago. It's not a bad location.

I mean it's Chicago, but it's not a bad location. So that's the only thing with that that they got a look at because it's more on the Gold Coast side. So it's not a you're not going to probably get as much revenue as you think because people that live in those building that can oversee the entire track and want to watch the race, they're not going to have to leave their living room. Yeah, they're just going to sit outside on their porch and watch the race. Yeah, I'll blame them like that, Nascar. What they think is there? Think they're going to pull in millions and billions of new fans, that they think they're going to pull millions of dollars. Wish. They're not. They're actually probably going to lose money doing this. I wait, I no doubt my mind I think that. Yeah, not at all. All. I so, Um, I kind of so sad. I guess I want to go into the trucks, truck race. Truck race. This is a crazy race. You know, I kind of saw it like a dub what was to come in the truckers, like ten laps in when there was like a couple cautions and I'm just gonna be a long race. And I yeah, it was a long race. It was a reason. Like fifty five percent of it under caution. Yeah, I was like forty something percent on. It's to the truck race, so I'll go trying to start. Yeah, he taught me in most of it. Is that running the beginning to the top because of musition age. Did He? I forgot about that. The comet. You first, really bad throwback, just saying, but well, will if you want to stage. Yeah, it was important. At least they can agree with yeah. Then John Hunter when the second stage, well, I could could John On. Her name is just nothing else really. And then Timothy Peter Spins. It was at had a top ten day. Timothy Peters, and he's well, the caution before the big one is what set it up. I forgot what happened to bring that out. Oh yeah, tanner gray got spun. Yeah, on the front stretch. And then Timmy. He'll and with the one dude I can't pronounce his name now. No one hit arounds, name. Yeah, that guy slammed into samed in a tanner gray timmy. He'll kept going. You ended up having a good finish for the race because of the next restart. The next and corey him spin the absolute hell out of their tires and create a tail day. Go sized mayhem wreck at Darlington. I was just distikes sound like everything. We most of everyone that we thought could finish the like get you up ten that day. And you want me to say who DNFT? I think it shorter to sign DNA player wreck. Then who did crash? Yeah, it's a long list. Yeah, there was like over twenty trucks in that wreck, the fifty one on, the sixteen, the twenty six, the the eleven, of thirty three, the four, the seventeen, eighteen, the ninety of the eighty of the one, the twenty five to thirty, the forty four, forty one, hundred and twelve accident front stretch. anyways, yeah, took off right. Know who wasn't part of that wreck? Sheldon creed Shell. They screed was not. Wanna know who was? Tyler anchrome. W You want to know who cares? Not Us, nobody get I he's finally broken into where he is a playoff eligible. Now it's not that far back. And points. Yes, you know who got to make room on their points to the God, that's who. Yeah, now let's are now. A gram's only seventy points out less had missed this race and he's still four teeth the in points ahead of Tyler anchrome head of Haley Degan by. Did we talk about? Oh, yeah, we did, we last week. Yeah, did last week. It's depressing. It's depressing. Yeah, it wasn't right seeing Ryan Reich, who did make it through the wreck. Did he get involved in the later reck or no, no, he did throw. Would happened him? Honestly, did not see because they restarted and I remember read being top five and then they look up a little bit later and he's not even like. Okay, finished twelve Um. So we move on to the restart. Parker Cliggerman is in a top ten. He's bolling for top out of spot and he goes under store freezing and a turn one and he just blows a tire and as a big hit into the outside wall. He takes it Stur freason with them. He got a feel for both of them. Parker doesn't get a lot of time up there that much and start freezing. His Lux been terrible. I mean they g seeds beginning better and he finally had a race where like he could get a top five, maybe battle up there, and it all goes up and that kind of sucks. Stir a freezing still seventh...

...and points and yeah, he's having a bottle like season. And that's when we had eight laps of caution. Yeah, that was dude, ah my God. So why? That is more painful. HOW COME NASCAR CAn't officiate the truck series at all? In waste so many laps under caution, like, what is wrong with them? Yeah, we restart with restart with like eight or seven, seven or eight to go. We don a couple laughs and then at Danny bone spins, which kind of sucks. He had a top ten going and then, um be go into the overtime restart. All right, so the final restart. Then you have been Rhodes on the inside of Sheldon creed and creed like pinches him down going into one to try to keep him under them, and roads almost spins but somehow saves onto that thing gets put three wide between who was it post of our and Johnny Sauder, or was that? And No, that was yeah, that was Sauders. I was fine, Sawder post of our. Yeah. So, anyways, creeds like a piece out boys and just runs away because those three are now battling and cree gets the white flag. And then Hayley began on the Front Street, front stretch, going or creed's already and one and two. She ends up getting spun or whatever the hell happened to her. So that brings out the caution and creed ends up winning because of that. Top Five. Sheldon creed gets his starts front of the season for GMS and for that whole organization. GMS Sucks this season, but looks like they could maybe start a little comeback slowly with what the one of their drivers, Zane Smith, and I never said the whole team will make a comeback. Okay, okay, let me thank miss in the playoffs right now. So yeah, Sheldon Creed Wins Ben Road Second, still proving why he's kind of an underrated driver. Not gonna lie. Curse your host of far. He was top five all day and then he got a little bit of like a penalty. Way To pitt another time. For a little bit damage and then he came back and he got top five at craft and the old guy finish this for who he's been doing. Actually that bad the season. And Grant and finger fifth, so I'm not bad. They're drummed up de truck points. Just say truck points quickly. Yeah, we just do like the top playoff, just the cut line. So line guys that are close, like freezing through, Smith, Stewart, freezing, and grant and finger are tied for seventh and points. That is a thing. It will not be staying there close for you yet end of the season. So Zane Smith ninth and points, ten and points, Johnny Souder, Eleven, Carson, host of our, twelve, Austin Way and selfs. That means right now Chandler Smith would be in the playoffs, because no and finger would not be host of running in the playoffs. Oh it's ten drivers. Okay, I always forget. I always get affinity Johnson stuff. So all right, host of our would be in right now. Austin Wayne Self would be what is that? Seventeen points? He'd be seventeen points out. Yeah, Chanlie Smith would be out at Roff yella start would be same with Haley. Haley Degan is ahead of Haley. Digans ahead of Holy Digan is a head. That's pretty much it for trucks. Well, what would you give this truck series season writing so far? I don't know. It's kind of hard because they have three fire races or they'll have like this orders set. Yeah, all three seasons have been fairly good, but I would actually say this is the worst of three in my opinion. Yeah, well, it's because you just have some of the races that come down to late race restarts in the field just loses all brain cells. Yeah, like it looks like a nice or he five lobbies sometimes on the restarts. I would give this season overall B plus. You know, it's not bad, but it's definitely not the best, I would say. Yeah, I mean the Toyota camp has just dominated, though, outside of literally last third for Friday night. Toyota's just dominated this season. I mean Ben Rhodes is forty six points back John Hunter, Nima check and they both have the same amount of winds. Austin Hall's fourth and points. He's Toyota. He is Toyota. Okay, yeah, I'm figured Sheldon creed and Todd Gill Ender, like the one drivers that break up the or the two drivers. I break up the Toyota everything. And I forgot odd hill existed this year. He wasn't that good last year. He wasn't. Yeah, he's been...

...quiet's been quietly consistent. Yeah, so that's pretty much it for trucks. Want to quick creecap of exfanity. I felt trucks took a little longer than really needed to be. exfinity was from what I saw, it was a pretty good race. It was pretty so as your typical exfinity race. You know, bunch of recks. I we saw here. Bunch of the restarts were insane. Restarts were always chaos. Yeah, and it, believe, it came down to an overtime finish. If I'm correct, yeah, I did. Did. Was Algarre leading when I caution came out? I'm going to when the COP yeah, I know, he let on the finally started. He was. He leading with the cous game out. Yes, okay, I didn't know. I couldn't watch. I call like literally. The reason was it was like the junior motor sports cars and Josh Barry, you like a bunch of laughs. So did Noah, Gregson. Yeah, but then Gregson's car got dqt afterwards and it did it. Oh yeah, I forgot. Not a good week and for Troy. Overall. The race is good. The Cup race is good. It's about it. That's Chan Cup races good. Oh yeah, Kurr Bush, where'd you finish? Oh yeah, like thirty eight. There was in this whole wasn't this fault this time? Wasn't this fault this time? Oh, we know what's his fault. This time he had crash. I thought. I thought I was thinking of the fire. Mean they're frot that actually spunded. PROB are was like every single car that hit the inside wall. I swear the front tires were stuck off the ground in the cup race. Swear to God, every single one that hit the inside. Yeah, so just now guar would pick up his second one of the season here at Darlington. Starting to come on. I predicted him to have a pretty bad season, honestly, but he's coming back. You know, he's proving US wrong. Josh Barry Second, I will guys, still Jillian point points behind Syndric in the standing. Yeah, I would be shocked if Josh Bury doesn't run full time for at least arrived next year. I would be next yeah, next year, I'd be shocked. Yeah, whether it be, well, it really depends. Who would they? Oh, and and that forgot. Forgot he existed. Well, I mean you never know. I mean, Josh Barry and Alge, you have a taken action. Yeah, but the one thing that runs the sport is money. It's like every other motor sport in the world and with everything in the world really in general, is money. Josh Burry, second, good day for him. Brand and Jones third, still proving it is pretty underrated. underrated. Daniel timerick for proving again why it's pretty good this season. Jeremy Clements Fifth, wow, of the pace lately. Yeah, Alex Libet, thanks for common on bro You got us a ninth place finish. I would I was gonna say broke the street, broke the straight, broke the curse notable finishers. Noah, Greg's and finished dead last, being disqualified. Yeah, and really no other. Absolutely railed on the final lap. Oh, looks like you got loose and just yea bounced off with both walls. And then points are really looking like Austin cindric. Slowly in the points. I don't know how. It's kind of whack. He's just had such a lead. It's of kind of ridiculous. Daniel Heimer only thirty nine points back. That's gonna be an interesting battle. I think. I think. I think Hamrick Wail catch him eventually. Dude, all three, all three series, have a massive points different. Yeah, later, second place, Harrison Burton, third, almonding or fourth, jet burden, Fiv, Hayley, six, seventh, Agar, eight, mite Snyder, ninth, Jeremy Clements, ten, Brandon Jones. I didn't even know he's out far back. Holly. At least he's still ahead of Noah, Greg since he's in a letter. Wasn't Gregson another one those like thirty and points at one point, though? Yeah, it's gonna suck to the whole. So it's Brandon John's Rnda, just like twenty five and points at one point of the season. I remember that. Yeah, no, no, yeah, and then Michaelnette is the last driver and he is was. It's eight points over Brandon Brown. And then holy he's Riley herbs is fourteen and points. I didn't know he's that bad. I thought he stood better, really better. He's trash, trash, trash, trash an here. Shut up. He's this here. Has Been More of him just having Shit luck than anything else. He hasn't really done anything wrong. That's just been he hasn't done anything wrong, he's just been wrong place, wrong time. I feel like most of the drivers this year haven't been bad, except like Kurt Bush. They've just had...

...bad luck. Or Tyler anchor or Sumar gregs. Yeah, Tyler ingrams has been bad. Yeah, from bad. I'll have everything. I don't have an excuse for me. She's been bad. You don't have an excuse for any of them. Yeah, idea, corporation, mechanical availers and bad luck and and himself at some points. Okay, let's talk about Oh yeah, we have to talk about dixfinity season. How would you guys write this one? Overall? Overall, I top of the three series. Yeah, yeah, second. Yeah, Oh, you're being biased. Shut up, I'm not be biased. I like the conscious spinny has been really good this season. Yeah, but it's kind of missing. It's like a diversity of winners. I guess like Excuti has the best racing on track we can. I will agree with that. I just love the diversity of cop winners. Honestly, yeah, I think that's just something we haven't had forever. So I'm going to chair that when we yeah, it's the same guy still winning races, just an earlier point in the year. It's interesting, though. I really like it. I really like it, but I would give vixfinity over all, like aim honest. I mean it's been good. I give it a pink. If I had to pick someone that I've been disappointed with, it's Ryan C I was a making it's a manufactured switch, so I kept it a lot better, but I thought he would have been a lot better with me, or maybe not a lot better but more consistent with running a Ford, because for don'tly has the three cars in the series. So, oh, yeah, have been better. He's been kind of as wanting. He's, what, outside the class or inside seventeen? Totally? Yeah, okay, yeah, he's behind Tommy Joe Martin's he's behind Riley hurbs, he's behind Brandon Brown, he's even behind Josh Berry, who hasn't ran every race, but Josh also does have a win. So yeah, I think the really point where I think I prefer cup over expanity this season is the fact that it's I haven't watched every exfinity race and when I can I can only watch the end of it, except stuff going on. But it's not been bad per se. I just think if I've watched every whole race and I would have liked it, for I want to go in a cup, the best race of the weekend, the best. Oh yeah, best every series. Yeah, bests winter. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I love a trucks when I've been into all shirts do. This way is switching out. This man is such it up guy. I've said the true fin switching out. Have you ever noticed every driver I like, teor just conveniently finds a way to like him? No, Raffie, lasstard, now Martin Jers. I'm just saying. I'm just I don't like Brandon Jones. I've been at ture expanses. Oh six, get out of here. He's not more. You were born and over for running ray, and it's not an exaggeration. He was born in Jersey. If if he wasn't born in Jersey you want to be a fan, or if he didn't drives my whole time, family wouldn't be a vandom. He wasn't born in Jersey. But he's the only guy we got, so we can support him as whole yard. Joe Graft Jr, cheer for him. He's literally an embarrassment. Ida Different and I can't. I can't. Okay, yes to drivers started. Had to go to the back at the beginning of the rice I was Chase Sala and Eric I'm roll that would end up costing Eric I'm a Rolla pretty much is race as what seven laps in to the race, gets off of two, Bam right into the wall, crunches, the whole nose goes up in the air. That was like three recks happened the exact same place. That are air come roll. Such a disappointment. I mean, I don't really know if that was his fault. Now it's it. He got loose. He got loose off a two and somehow she's just finished him off, because you don't getting the left. Any of that. You know you shouldn't get loose. But yeah, don't be laps into a race with fresh tires. Yeah, are here, it's Darlington, Atlanta, Auto Club, CHARLOTTE, it doesn't matter. He shouldn't get loose seven laps into a race for fresh tires. I'm a roll is still like twenty eight and points he's behind behind all his daisy. Actually, I just crazy and think he's twenty eight. Like still twenty eight. How Click, at least thirty. If Le Joy keeps finishing like height a mid twenties, he's going to pass Almolla and points would be right. There's like Alfredo passed. He's Alfredo. Alfred has been running thirty two offseason and he's forty. He's like forty points back of a moletts. That's because Almolla seems to like DNF every single race earlier than really in them too. Yeah, so he doesn't even get any points. Yeah, chronic. Krnhoff is like a little bit over a hundred points back. That's a problem when out doesn't count as a driver. All Right, we don't count.

Had the same gold for cody were and the majority of the Rick where cars, Sam Dame Javison. That's why I said majority. We love it this. And then after Eric almole erect is, Kyle Bush that he spun. I was yeah, weird. He kind of US tre x went around them and they just spun. Yeah, pretty convenient on his part. It's a little too convenient. Don't anyways, Hey, it was the timing of Kyle bus been, because he was one lap away from the in like eighteen thousand laps in his career. That's the crazing. He added lead one lap and his tired ballooney spawn. That's the that's crazy feet. All that sucks. Oh my God. And then he didn't lead a laugh for the rest of the race. Did you not know? I didn't know. Ha Ha ha, oh, okay, I will stage run. Would end TEPICO. Martin tricks in your fashion. He's always going to win. Ever, if you wins one stage, if you if he sweeps this Dage, he's gonna win the race. Except last years Darlington. That doesn't count. Well, yeah, it's because he decided to like kind of just got pro at one point. Only way you can pass the Darlington wait, with that pack, with that package. Yeah, pack, yeah, now this package. Hang on, I'll hang on. I'll talk about that. You had to talk about it after yeah, then after that, cold custer's the Hoss. If one strain thing, it's one you Oscar rex, another one rex. It's literally it. That's how it goes on on. God, I swear they all just if one rex, if one goes they. I'll go. That was same thing. I'll Marolla was cold custer and Sadhouse was Anthony Alfreda. Nothing cold coster could have done. I I give cold cush matter that out there. Yeah, Cuz a right, I just lost now like that. Yeah, and yeah, and then very shortly after that it was Kurt Bush, who was a Kurpos Bubba Wallace. Yeah, Kurpush is inside a bubble wallace and Kirk came off right off the corner and kind of just like got loose under him and hit the inside wall and then his car caught on fire. So is they was one. Sucks. Well, is day was already done front end. Okay, okay, yeah, yeah, I had a vote for like that couple of seconds on like ground. Oh my God, he went on the ground. It literally goes like this, high up in there, he'll be fine. Come on, hit the can bounce back. Come on, here he hit the water. I'm like, I think there's the tiny chince. We could not in DNF and then you go out in flames and I'm like it's twenty twenty one. There would be what like a ninety two lap run till the end of the stage something like guys. It was a really good long run. It was a long run. Tricks would pull away to a fourteen second lead to Kyle Bullshit Better William Byron, tricks fashionber. When he dominates this he goes. Was the trix race. Yeah, always gotta have one of these in his win, then that would have just been a complete choke. That would have been a joke. I was scared for like last thirty, last thirty, last terrifying, real good in, I know. I thought had it in the bag and then they had like Larsen. I'm like, no, not Lars I don't want to Larson win. It was an airy. It was lost a large that that would have all my God. Okay, what's your em? Don't say true, x would pull away, but start pulling my head like a six second league. Then green flag, pit stops happened and James smalls like hey, why don't you lose us four seconds on this pitch? Stop and just do it really good. But I don't blame them. If they messed up, if his pick here messed up, I wouldn't been the first time his pick here from a race. Oh yeah, but so I don't blame them. Larsen real the man to like a second. It was like but Lee Point. It was like three times. It was close, but Larsen used up all the stars. I knew. I knew trick tricks was just screws and trick wasn't even racing trioks. So Block and whoever, like Larsen went like his limewise the large behind the corner and trick, yeah, it was there. Doesn't really affect this package. I mean it still does. It's not as bad, but it does something. Because remember where Denny Hamilton said bubble walls wasn't a team player for Toyota. Oh my God, those stupid blocks that he threw on dreck. Oh yeah, stage three, but he was a legitimate stage one was a stage Rodney, it was. It was. So it's the final laps of Stage one. You was like blocking, like Chris Danley mentioned that. As soon as he said that I was like he's won to talk, like yeah, I know, but Bubba Wallace was like it was actual stupid bloks like two x would go to his outside and the bubble would just pull up in the middle of the corner. They were so stupid. I was been because in the closing lap, skirt Bush passed bubba for the free past and then they made contact and Kirk push wrecked that. Those couple lapsed later, but we're not going to talk about because I always take about it. We already talked about it. Okay. So in the end, Mart trick senior gets his third win of the season at Darlington and that...

Beautiful Matt Black starterback was awesome. And Yeah, points, situation, you, Difu, doesn't really didn't matter because of Hamlin. Hey, Mollen, I'm ignoring you. Hamlin is still no, I don't care. I don't care you. He used the word beauty. Did he use the word beautiful? I use the world beautiful, the world as the wild, beautiful. W'll y'all, I used a loud bell the fall, a large the talk about team. Three wins. He's ahead of William Byron, who second. This is playoffs. I'M gonna playoffs. I'm not going ofsthum okay, Byron Second, of points with Donald, third, cutoffs. Having it's important with that. Yeah, really, kind of same drive. Larson's kind of overrated. Everyone think he's a championship contender, but he's like actually like six and points. And Harvard's tired with them? Yeah, kind of outright not in the line. He's behind Blamie Lagano, B Iron and tricks and playoffs, because I'm wors and blame now and by Ren A, all tied to playoff points. Oh Yeah, well, I'm just going off racing reference Wordscaus, like actual like points and then like platform. So that is matter. Denny Hamlon is still not locked in. Yeah, but kind of ten hundred sixty one points away from the cut line. Kind of convinced he's not gonna win this season. I at this rate, Harvard kind of underrated the season. I know people are kind of tearing on Stewarhasser, like he's not been bad, he's just not been twenty two, twenty, though. The three biggest twinters from last year still have not won a race. As kind of concerning, no, it's not. I love it. I love it, I like it, I like it. I mean I feel eventually, when those three start winning races, it's just going to be out there we go, yeah, she's all right winning Allie's her case, is gonna win this onronal ten race. Is Okay? No, no, that Bro, if he is, it's gonna season the season. Sail from like an a plus to like a B minus, a real click. I'd go to like it's see class. I would. That season would suck if that would happen. Oh my God, just to chase Elliott. Thirteen and four, like hello boys, I willing fourteen, Chris Busher. I think it's going to make the playoffs. He's fourteen point. Are Fifteen, Matt de Ben or Dad? All that had been adetto been a DETTO and rehdecord tied. Yeah, standhouse is what, nineteen points? Fine, yeah, points behind. Ryan Newman twenty two points, and Kurt Bush is twenty eight. Yikes. Fine, remembered he was in the playoffs. Remember when me and Chris said he wouldn't make the playoffs? I mean, I'm gonna still stick on that. I'm gonna still stick on it. You know he's gonna make the playoffs. Nope, with a win. Who went before? Where's HE gonna win? Please tell you some winning. I said this last week. I haven't winning Michigan. This Mon Room Chinning Michigan. I have a cheval winning Michigan. I have a Chevy winning. It would have been understandable if you at least said Toyota, but you said Chevy. It would have been understandable if you said chase her Larson, not Kurd right. Out of all the CHEVIES. That would amaze sense. Yeah, out of the other twenty Chevy's in this field, he picked. I would rather pick Austin Dylan the Kurbush. Going to be clearly honest. What I could have picked? William Byers could have picked out ex bummy with a bowman. Isn't that much better than Kurt? Not gonna lie, sorry, Zach, this curts a lot better. Oh No, no, pipe down, truck, pipe down. Calm down now. Okay. Well, tricks led eighty three percent of the laps. Notable finishers, true, x Larsen, Kyle Bush, William Byron, Denny Haml on top five. Byron still all that top ten streak. He's tied Jeff Gordon for Hundred Motors. First most top tens in a row. Both Rush Fan way cars top ten, top ten. Yeah, Bush, your ninth movement ten, Tyler Redick rant top ten all day. But something with the fire. We're just gonna use fell back. It's gonna skip over Chase Briscoe, who got his best fan. I yes, and I believe eleven and finish. Yeah, that's that's really impressive, especially for Darlington. You know, I'll hand that to him. You as it. Then watch the season. We sold that last year with Reddick and John Hunter first time. And Yeah, true, when in the it's realist. Darlington is really kind of insane for young guns. Lagano thirteen and Christopher vows should have fish six. How about chat stain be with another top fifteen? S chastain better than head Curd Bush? SASTY's better th boys? No, he doesn't. Just kidding.

Nine and on the playoffs yet he doesn't have more points in them yet now. Yeah, gonna have more on them. Yeah, yeah, yeah, all been continue, says season of disappointment. The top of town finished Scorez yeah, we're going where they where they're supposed to finish. Nothing really out of the Lord. And let's go. Eg beat twenty three eleven again. I circles the first race that the two three eleven team beat both jtg cars, and that's only because Christopher Bell wrecked right into them. That is the only reason. And that they have beaten jtg ones this year. Strong, always Rasoul like too to the God, I swear. Only time he regs will run like third all race and then right, who? You saw that too. You saw that to right, raaking news. Kyle Tilly make who? Who? Wait, one, kid, two, champion, lmp to champion, dude, lmp to so rolex, twenty four, champion. What race Coda for live fast plus additional word course races. Jesus. Yeah, the post the rest of the season, except for breaking news. WHO. Yeah, I oh, you just get that. You just get that raw reaction of WHO. Someone just retired. I'm like, what just happened? What the hell do we want to go over every single copy race this season? Just give quick thoughts on it. I think we should. I know we did that thoughts kind we did teams already. I don't think we need to do teams twice. We can do like a midseason teams and before strivers. WHO's been the most disappointing? But wanting the obvious, yeah, all, yeah, I mean I guess we can think. I feel like that's pretty self explanatorio, Kurt Bush Edgard. Well, how about what was your favorite race of the season and your least favorite? Yeah, that's gonna be biased for me. Don't worry. It's biased for me too. Everybody sucks because curse suck. Is entired time. All right, love, you're done for the day. Can my taking over the rest of the podcast? Yeah, you don't have US talk talking about marvel now if you want. Okay, so, Troy, let's let's hear what you have to say. First, what was your favorite and what was your least favorite race? Okay, my favorite race of the season had to be Dullington's past weekend. least favorite, I feel like it has to be Daytona five hundred. Okay, that's very respectable. That's Vailid. Yeah, I can really think of a race that was worse because, like Richmond was like it was so pretty good. Richmond, I think that had it set solid. He guess was bad other than like beginning of Stage two, which was really good. Racing is bad, artificial, but yeah, yeah, Um, for me personally, my favorite race the season would honestly be the day don on a road course. I'll know something about Christopher Bowl right at winning really as the most fun I've had seeing a driver win a race in a long time. My least favorite race the season it's they don't have five hundred, not even close. I don't think I'm definitely going to agree with both of you and say my least favorite race was the day twenty five hundred. My favorite is Atlanta. My favorite race was at Lanta. Oh my God, he said. At least she's an objectively good race. Hey, that's all. Green flag really likes the race because of the last nine laps when, yeah, claim is leading. We all know I like Sir Rais. That's the only remason you like. It's Barson won that race. That would not even be close to his favorite. I would have been probably his least favorite race. Yeah, Hey, Bladey, didn't joke. awating that stroke, Um Blainey, to happen strokes today, holy you. Yeah, I haven't had a stroke yet. Just you wrong. Don't any time you message in the chat is a stroke. I should bury'll bom. Hello, what I see? Okay, what else do we have to do? I feel like this's been a very short I do our fantasy picks. Fans Passi I get a little to be heading to the don't best track on the schedule. Shut up, it is shut joking. All Right, I'M gonna go with them monster mile. Give me, hang on, how do I want to do this? I'll seven hundred...

...and fifty pack. I'll use eighty now. I was going to save him for the six hundred, but I'll use eighty now. Awesome, down, wow, okay, yeah, next I'll take a bowman. I'll save tre extort a road course and in custer for Charlotte, I'm gonna go alm Rolla because I'll know Midet, your driver through back. Yeah, yeah, it's gonna be so bad. All right. So points update. We mentioned it earlier. KENEN's up by three ahead of me. I have one on Troy and make his at twenty six, three points behind. For you, nick has been eliminated from the playoffs. Over each basically pretty bad. It's pretty big. Nick is nearly ten points behind me. That's at least. It's not like a hundred points by me, like troy and the chaff fantasy. I had a hadn't know I had it. I had a bad strategy to being an okay, I got every there in my bag. You're like if I got a considerve? The only guys there like one, three, three, regular season, like, Oh, I stop a lot to use on these. No, the only the only guys that have been drawn by all four of us are Newman, Jones and Briscoe. There are a bunch of guys at three are ready for us, so that'll be interesting once that comes back around. Yeah, so what are we gonna do? WHO TO WATCH FOR? Who Do Watch? Drivers to Word Watch over show? WEAS pick a driver to watch for, a different driver. Yeah, who's gonna when? WHO's in the sock? And we do that. No, we're doing he's gonna Watch. WHO's gay? He's gonna don't pick up. WATCH DRIVERS TO WATCH FOR? Troy, you are first, Um driver to watch for. You know, Trux has been to King of Dover the past couple of years. But also don't forget about Hamilon and Harvard. Um, yeah, because they want last. I just think. I think. Yeah, I'M gonna say a driver to watch for is Oh, who do I want to pick to watch? I don't know. I have a feeling about William Bond this weekend. He could get his second one of the season. Don't know if you will. I just think he's going to be strong this weekend. I'll go with one guy who hasn't won this season. That is desperately needed. One to win, and I'm going to go with chase, who's had pretty poor luck at Dover for the most part, but does have a win there. Does have a window. So yeah, that's pretty it. Who is going to stay out? Who are you staying away from? Whom I staying away from? Eric Cam Rolla, that's true. I'm gonna take the obvious one there. I can't think of anyone who's actually like back at it Dover. They felt, you say, Kyle Bush, springed over has never been good to him. Yeah, always in that pedder grey car always recks. Something's gonna go wrong. Is he run in pedigree this weekend? Is If we listen. Yeah, well, I said pedigree was New Hampshire and erected there. What like five laps in? Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, it was really, really early. Yeah, that was the one race right. Everyone was like is he couldn't make the playoffs, like, I knew he's gonna make playss we were just over exagger car washers going to make. But he's gonna make the playoffs. He's just gonna be like a round a twelve exit. Yeah, we all knew he'd get passed around sixteen because, yeah, if he didn't get Basstroun her sixteen, which rafts like cold coster and what's his name? Matt de Benedetto? That would have been I would have been disappointing. Yeah, for he's gonna Suck. Kind rushes the eminent mixed again this weekend. By the way, who's gonna Suck? Who you one that you're stay in the hell way. I'm going to stay away from Ross Chastein because I just have a feeling he's not going to do good this weekend. I saw his name when I was going through the standings. I'm like, who, I'm surprised Kaden didn't go with that one. I've been doing good. Lay Lady's been consistentlyly, but I feel like Dover is going to be a track that's going to be a nightmare. Over is always a challenging track for everybody. Chase brisk always going to be another one. It's going to finish like thirty or worse. I already know that. Well, yeah, well, thanks for watching in this episode of the Nascar Hotspot Podcast, make sure you like, subscribe, Leave Review. All that stuff that I did. I cover all but you know, you two spotify, Google plus will podcast good? Why podcast? That is Google plus insures and I, which I know I sucked all this stuff. It's Google podcast,...

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