Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by acmerocket, Feb 12, 2019.
i think this is the best nascar show,fun and great guests.
If youre looking for nascar related podcasts I highly recommend this, doorbumperclear, InTheDraft and Glass Case Of Emotion
First guests: Tony Eury, Sr. and Tony Jr.
I have recently started listening to Jr's podcast too, I've been going back and catching up on older episodes. The one with Gordon was VERY good, as was the one with Terry Labonte, and i really enjoyed the one with Alex Bowman. I don't always agree with his enthusiasm for some of the things that happen on the track, but I like his honest down home style and I have been learning a lot about some of the stuff that happened back in the day.
Texas Terry was a great listen. Also liked the one with Kyle Busch on their 2008 rivalry
There is a re-run on NBCSN today after NASCAR America.
Yep Kyle was excellent on there and when they had him on NASCAR America at the "round" table last year.
But shhhhhh, don't tell @Revman I said this
Great show with Smoke today.
Steve Phelps was this week's guest, good listen. Also recommend going back and listening the Shelmerdine and Rusty.
The Kirk Shelmerdine episode was such a good listen. Also enjoyed the one with the Eury's and I hope he has them on again to talk about the 8 Bud days as they really didnt get into that.
Rusty cracked me up. Mike and Junior frequently couldn't get a word in edgewise when he got on a roll.
If you want to have a good idea of what is going to happen in the future with Nascar, it would be a good idea to listen to President Steve Phelps. Jr asks some real specific questions.
i love to see ken schrader on this show,
Listened to it last night. Not a lot of specifics that were not previously known, but some interesting responses. A few that jumped out to me:
- Phelps said that in his view NASCAR made an error in targeting new fans at the expense of existing ones, and stated that won't ever happen again.
- He stated making the 2021 target for the Gen 7 car and 2022 goal for a new engine is "a distinct possibility", not a sure thing.
- He explained that the philosophy behind the new engine will be to design it to the desired HP levels, and that this is better than using tapered spacers on overpowered motors. This is a subject that has been debated here before.
- He said it's getting too late for a new OEM to join in 2021, but after that mentioned "one or two" as strong possibilities. After the new engine debuts makes a lot more sense anyway. As much as they suggest new manufacturers, I have to believe it is more than vapor.
- O'Donnell and Ben Kennedy were in charge and the driving forces behind the 2020 schedule changes.
I like Phelps. He tends to want to be as up-front and genuine as possible, and measures his statements from there given his position. He's not a bloviator or self-promoter, and is both relatable and intelligent.
Childress is the guest this week.
Richard told some GREAT stories. Including how "hold my watch" came about.
Dale Jr. related his very first experience driving at Talladega.
Tomorrow's show ought to be a lot of fun --- the guest is Clint Bowyer.
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New Dale Jr. Download with @ClintBowyer: Puke n’ Rally
Interesting subjects. ROTFL
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Enjoy this grande cup of Clint — it’s stronger than coffee. Actually it’s a step away from a Surgeon General’s warning.
Can't wait until this afternoon to see the show.
Clint was very funny. I like this show more every week
I haven't listened to this one yet but I really like most of these. Richard childress and Jeff Gordon have been the best so far imo. It's very interesting getting to peek inside the curtain.
Clint Bowyer is a freaking riot
I agree with others who posted above... the Dale Jr. Download TV show is among the very best sports "shoulder programming" out there. Has a very genuine vibe, and many great guests. Making the podcast into a weekly TV show was a brilliant idea.
It's just my opinion, but the last episode with Clint Bowyer was tiring and kinda stupid. The dude spent the entire hour talking about getting drunk and describing hangovers. Is that all there is for him? JMO.
I guess no one heard what I think was a major confession from Bowyer.
He said that today's cars will not spin out and are to easy to drive. He said something about the bumpers lining up and actually when you touch another car it helps to straighten it out.
Bowyer said his suggestion for the new cars is that they be able to wreck. He said to Dale Jr. remember when you would watch qualifying and at least one car would lose their ass. He said especially at Texas and Richmond. Dale agreed with Clint that seeing qualifying and racing be on the edge hasn't been that way in years.
So I guess that is a window into what the drivers think of this package and style of racing.
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