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Dolly Parton's America Trailer
"America from a view is this twittering mass of irreconcilable bowl contradictions and then it'd be adored by church ladies and the gays yeah the sexuality spirituality sensuality that's amongst themselves and trying to answer the seemingly simple question what is Dolly Parton America well terms of cultural power. I think she's like second to Walt Disney this jet I bohm rod from Radio Labin more perfect for the last two years I've been following Dolly Parton around were trying to figure out who she is he'd be surprised to know who I am that's why we're here we're trying to find but you never go find everything out a mystery exactly who. I am a Beautiful Fountain of goodness me one hundred percent. Dolly is an extract of capitalist our said give God the created I just worked cash.
Dead America Podcast Trailer
"Hi I'm Ed waters and you're listening to the dead America podcast. Do Overcome. You must educate. Educate. Not only yourself. But educate anyone seeking to learn. We are all dead. American. We can all learn something? To learn. We must challenge what we already understand. The way we do that is through conversation. Sometimes, we have conversations with others. However. Some of the best conversations happen. With ourselves. Reach out in challenge yourself eight. Let's dive in and learn something right now. The world that we live in is complex it's confusing and it's very demanding. Understanding who you are. Where you fit in. It's not always easy. Life is a challenge and when we challenge ourselves. That's when we learn new things. That's what dead America podcast is about. We encourage and we invite you to get involved. Not only with us. But with the world around you the world you live in. To understand it to challenge it. That's when you live. And that's what dead America's about. We want to challenge not only ourselves, but we want to challenge you. We reach out with try to identify issues. The real world problems that we all face together. That's what dead America's about. We need your story. That's what we do. We tell stories through communication and involvement with one another. We learn. Challenge. Yourself just because you don't know it. Challenge yourself to learn it. Sometimes, the world throws curve balls at us and we just don't know how to handle it. We find ourselves in these awkward positions. So often I find myself. Thinking different. Being outside of. The normal boundaries of society, it's difficult when you find yourself within a group. And the group thinks one thing. But you know inside your head. This is not right. What do you do? You have to challenge yourself. Sometimes. We have to walk away even though. The surrounding is so familiar and we've known people places in things for so long. That's when it's the hardest to do what we need to do. When we struggle with the challenge? Of Society. The weight. Of Our peers are siblings. Understanding, how to be ourself in such a confusing world it's hard to do when those curve balls are thrown at us. Don't react. Think. Take a moment pause. And Relax. We have been challenging ourself for a long time. To understand the why? It's a big question. Why? When you ask it. Get ready for the answers they might not be what you want. But that's okay. Seek the answers seek truth and when you know it's truth. Stand firm. But if you're not sure listen. This is when we can make a difference when we listen to people. Understand. Who They are? What they fill why they feel that way. Challenge Yourself. It will educate you. It was not easy for me to reach out and start talking to people. But that's what it's about challenging yourself understanding. You're not the only person in the world. There's more to the world. A lot of the times I think I know. And then I have to step back. Reevaluate and understand what I really understand. Truly No. It's not easy to do challenging yourself understanding you're not always going to be right. But understand, you must challenge. Yourself and what you believe. That's what we do at dead. America. That's what dead America is about. We challenge not only ourself. But were reaching out and challenging you. Get involved. Understand your fellow man a little bit better. Start talking people. There's a story out there find it. Find your true destiny. I'm ED waters I'm the host of dead America podcast and I truly hope you enjoy. The next season of dead American podcast. Thank you for joining us today. If you found this podcast enlightening entertaining educational in any way, please share like subscribe me and join us right back here. Next week for another great episode of Dead America podcast I'm Ed Water hose enjoy your afternoon where ever pay you may be.
Coming Soon | Dear America with Graham Allen
"What's going on in America? I am grim Ellen. And let me be the first to introduce you to my new show. The dear America podcast, some of you know, me from Facebook the internet TV I am the guy that created the daily rants and rent nation one billion views later, a we decided what better way to continue the struggle for truth with an American society, then to bring you me, and my favorite people bringing you the message of common rationality within America. We are going to do this by bringing you a podcast like you've never heard before in the conservative movement. We look at anything and everything that you care about as Americans because we argue in you are us we go from comedy to serious too, sad to amazing to political to the downright stupid. Let me be the first to introduce you to my new show. The dear America podcast buckle up. Get ready. And here we go.
Introducing: Into America
"The roller coaster is not any easier to stomach now than it was two years ago. We're here for them. We're hard of them. We are the community. We work hard. We believe we sweat. We cry when it comes to these cars. This is into America a new podcast from NBC News and MSNBC. Doing the Bessie Ken for the country. And they're getting in the way it's make America feel safe again because she doesn't mean that we should lose on right to both. It's a show about politics about policy and about the power. That both had in shaping the lives of the American people it's hosted by me. Tremaine Lee and it features journalists from across our organization as an MSNBC correspondent and former print reporter. I've spent the better part of fifteen years covering every corner of this country from the streets of Chicago and New Orleans to the heartland of the Midwest. I've told the stories of everyday Americans definitely good to hear. You always want to hear that the wages are going up. I'd rather somebody new that I don't know I don't care what he says. He's not getting my vote. These voices matter in a critical election year like twenty twenty but the also matter after the election is over so each week will shed light on the candidates and their campaigns and will connect the dots between policies in the lives of people are the political spectrum. This is how America sounds. You can find into America in your feet every Thursday. Subscribe now wherever you podcasts
"Graham Allen's Dear America Podcast" COMING SOON!!!
"What's going on in America? I am Graham Allen. And welcome to Graham Allen's dear America with the success of the dear America Erica podcast we have decided to bring you a better bigger version of dear America. What does that mean? Well that means December second twelve to two two thousand nine hundred and we will be coming back bigger and better than ever. We're gonNA have gigantic guest. Like Don Jr. Charlie Kirk Dan Crenshaw candidates owens. The list goes on and on and on and who knows. Maybe we'll even have more MTV guests at some point. The point point is this. We're going to be taking dear America on the road giving you the opportunity to join in on your favorite podcast broadcast the podcast. That tries very hard to give you the American people the voice that you deserve talking about the issues the way you actually elite want to hear them. Trust me when I say the next couple of months the next couple weeks are going to involve opportunities event bright notifications for you guys to come and join us in different cities in different states for the dear America. PODCAST two point. Oh extreme whatever you WANNA call it. The point is Graham Allen's dear America we're coming back bigger and we're coming to a town near you so sit back. Relax and welcome to the dear America podcast.
Dolly Parton's America
"Hi I'm Sheila. Only the producer of Dali Pardons America before we jump into today's episode. I wanted to give a large big loud. Thank you to everyone. Who's been listening enjoying telling your friends about it as you might know this series was funded by WNYC studios public radio which means is ultimately refunded by listeners? Like you if you like the series. If you've been enjoying it so far I need to hear more in the future. We've made a really easy away for you to donate you can either tax thor Dolly two seven zero one zero one. We'll tax you with a link on how you can support or you can go to Delhi pardons America Dot Org slash donate and make a contribution anyway. Thank you again so much for listening and onto the show. Aw I'm Jaboomer. This is Dolly Burns. America episodes seven Dolly Parton America a cycle of condemnation in and salvation. In the next two episodes we're going to tackle some of the trickier aspects of the delivers. Healthily is a caricature of Appalachian stereotypes. Questions about the south keun shines for a living doesn't know how to read. Identity likely has sex with his cousin. And there's no mention of slavery this is part of the reason why Charlottesville it's fell happens race. We'll take on some of that in this episode. Some in the next sort of a two parter okay. Part one over twenty four hours radio one. We start things off at the University of Tennessee in a fluorescent lit classroom Easter weekend about twelve college students. All history majors shuffling looking like zombies talking to my lamented Shimin I have returned to this class. A bunch of times over the past few years in many ways clus gave us the confidence to do this series Certainly give us the name because the class is called Dolly. Parton some hiring me because I'm going to eat at at least energetic person in this room. I think too that the very generously allowed us to borrow the name. Use It for our series today. All the students are handing in their final the papers which have to answer the question. What is Dolly Burns America? You're missing we're going to talk about tasers today. Find out the answers. That voice you're hearing. Is Lynn Sacco. Who teaches the course? What I did was when I was asked to do I was I think? Of course win is in her sixties. wiry silver hair black cat eyeglasses. So she says. The University of Tennessee Astra to develop a course that with teach the students how to do history. You know the basics. What's the difference between a primary and secondary source for example? What I was supposed to focus on here is just the sources for that? She could have chosen any topic for them to study. Why Dolly Parton winded that pop into your head impact in my head when she came here for graduation online? It is my honor to present to you Dolly Parton for the degree doctor of humane and musical in two thousand nine dollars presented with an honorary degree from the University of Tennessee. Lynn says she wasn't planning on attending because she wasn't in a fan. I'm sixty three and second way feminism. I consider her an embarrassment. Why she you know she was like all about her bosoms and then my friends here when she was coming for graduation they lost their minds? And I'm like why do you even like her lean. You don't know so. I went to graduation view. I never dreamed ever ever ever dreamed that I would be a commencement speaker. Uh now saying yes. I can do that no problem but making speeches. I'm a little nervous seriously. She comes out in her gown and then the governor comes over and the present this would they give her the degree and just stood there and just sobbed during. It seemed very genuine. MM-HMM LYNN says something about seeing Dolly be so moved moved her. If I had one wish for you it would be for you to dream more now. When I was a kid I used to put a tan on a broom handle? I used to you stick down in the crack out on the board cabin and of course. In my mind's eye I was standing on a stage win. Magee Tar sang in my heart out auden. This microphone and over not chickens out there in the yard audience. Inland says just seeing how the students and the audience absolutely melted in her presence but just turned around. And I thought this is the best graduation talk. This would be an interesting Singh. Class Deli pardons miracle. She would be it so like I said students that just these essays trend answer the question. What is Dolly Parton America? We read those essays and they were so Awada things. Lot of thoughts happened and so after class Shimon. I begged Lynn Sacco to let us get some of these students into a room. Okay so ooh maybe. We do. rapid-fire introductions kate. Hannah Laney Mallory Paulie will justin. I'm Lyn Chima Jad okay so I maybe let's see where to start like. Okay so I'M GONNA take. I want to steal your question if you don't mind Because this is a great on answer a question so what what is Dolly's America. I know I I know it's too big but for now that you removed from the paper writing process I mean what what what is it in your own words not not. In a historical oracle scholarly SORTA way like. What is it too hot mess followed? It was a three hour raucous conversation about ill hillbilly stereotypes. In Hollywood and Moonshine coal miners in and how Dolly does or does not relate to any of the stuff. Yeah who's pimping WHO and we'll get to some of that in a second but something I feel like I should mention is it all all of these kids are of the place that they're talking about. They all grew up in the Appalachian South. I'm from Charleston. Tennessee Cleveland Tennessee Clinton Virginia. Big Town small down here in Charleston is around six fifty. I believe tiny live families lived here since the eighteenth century. Twenty minutes up the road. Well I I lived in the woods Down between two hills you know our nearest neighbor was like twenty minutes away walking many student. Solis there the first in their families to go to college growing up. I mean like my life was tied to my church and white where I was because my street. Everyone in my street was methodist. We all went to Brandon. I thas we were all very. Let's say about three quarters of the students came. I'm from very religious backgrounds. I was raised pretty religious to get baptised to comes your whole life. Everything that we did at school was about our ministry three and so we were sitting in class. We're thinking about like. How can I share? Jesus in my math classrooms. Dr Soko told me if I told another STORY ABOUT CHURCH GONNA lose it earlier today because it's all about like Oh and almost all the students told us that they grew up with Dolly Jesus and and Her southern Jesus -ness of it all was really underlined for us. When the talk turned football? You WanNa see like last semester like once a week I thought about Freshman year when the marching band of the Dolly Parton Halftime. Show at that game. Aw what the four three they're losing. You Georgia wasn't I think storage is Georgia's see now trying to climb out of the twenty one full. Let's just say that. Ut Football has gone through some tough years. I didn't even remember. I remember it. If it's not like the halftime show the marching band did a tribute. My friend told me like. Oh yeah they WANNA Dolly Parton too common be there but she couldn't 'cause he was recording something but she recorded ready to video. Dr Dali better known as Double Dean. Hey I wanNA give a shout out to the pride of the southland banded and thank you for playing some music. Today I'm very honored. Very Plan Gaga. He'd recorded a video and she said goals and like we started winning every way. What am I said? The recently when the Games because the power of Dalian pentecostal the thirty eight thirty one tennessee came back at halftime. I remember that was amazing. Game Accountable was last year when we had that handle Mariam well before last I watched it with a bunch of friends in the dorm lobby and when we want it was so crazy crazy I got I got a video game and this is where we made the hell Mary crazy. People that his phone in show video Somebody somebody was going crazy. Hit their slater all and got the overall Oh. My one of my friend's name is this. She's crying on the grounds art that you are animals. Everybody does the religious. I am a very religious person. Oh my God I could feel Jesus Christ. In that moment. It was a very religious experience. Power Dolly Parton but we would discover that for these students. That power cuts both ways. That's that's after the Break Deli Barton's America I'm Jaboomer we're back with the Dalai Pardons America class at the university. Receive Tennessee and the thing that we discovered really the reason that we were so taken one to make an episode about this class is that though Dolly plays as a massive role in the lives of these students. It's not a simple roll like the moment we started talking about her with first thing. Moving out here was dollywood. Lead lead to some really personal stories. For example we asked each of the students. What was your first encounter with Dolly? Parton and one of the students will told US really. My first exposure exposure was the imagination library of all things. No kidding yeah imagination. Libraries Dolly's literacy program gives tens of millions of free books to kids from the the moment they're born up until they start school in some areas of the south. It's the only literacy program that exists. Yeah I went to a small rural high school about or elementary school. Sorry sorry about twenty miles north of here and we would. A lot of kids caught those books and we got some of the books for the school from that program as well so we can you tell me anything. Specific visit member about those that I encounter with the books. Like what what. What was the book? Do you know well. The first book I remember is the coat of many colors book that she did. I remember we My teachers were hell bent on reading that to us and having us read that you read it you think what you remember at the time. It's it's just be who you are and I've kind of taken that with me. I wholeheartedly embrace that I'm honestly ashamed of it. I used I have a thicker southern accent and I kind of repress it now in a kind of wish that I had not done that as an eight-year-old you were trying to be less southern. A little bit. Yeah soon as Z.. said that around the room. I remember conversation with my mom when I was about fourteen or fifteen. I think it was like I was going into high school school and I was like starting to like try harder in school and like take more advanced classes I was starting to do leadership staff and my mom was like. Hey we need to sit down if you want what people to take you seriously. We're going to have to work on the dock and I like we've had smaller versions of this conversation before where I would say. Oh it's ten then and she has a nominal it's ten laney says her and her mom would actually practice words throughout the day or for four for get get get trying to pronounce each words. There was no hint of southern accent in there tall and this back and forth all day they yes she's like you need to talk lower and slower because you're going to have to work twice. This is hard for people to take you half his seriously. What are you thinking? I've had a lot of saying experience at ain't aunt mm-hmm Holler hollow flower flower. You know I was sat down when I was younger as well and told that I would have have to learn to straighten out my accent. Far Fire Oh oil. My parents were much judge Moore paint caned they never sat down and said son. You need to change your accent. I willingly changed at hand. Can't as a in addition to being based here. My Dad was in the military. We moved around so I got to hear a bunch of different accents and I thought wow I'm different I wanna sound like this and yuan genuinely Anyone come on genuinely Creek Creek accent anymore. I got rid of mine when I was in middle school. You will get away. I got Willingly Governor Mac. Because as a kid I went to DC for people to people ambassador represented for Mississippi. It was a really big deal And I remember Kaitlyn. Talk to Y'all Paul you all because they realize where I was from like within five minutes and they wouldn't speak to me mine mine. Uh accent accent at all now because I was some dumb kid from Mississippi. They didn't think I could read about snow because I'd never seen snow before. And they're like oh they treat me like I was like four. I was like okay. We're getting rid of it just like full getting rid of it to hear when I got here here in two thousand and four. I could not understand anyone in class. Lynn says when she first moved to Knoxville from Chicago she couldn't understand the students it all and so she told them she was hard of hearing. Because I didn't want the students to think I couldn't understand them but I couldn't and it took a couple of years for me to get used to it but then also the number of students with those accents started to decrease and I was thinking maybe it was something like television and I think it's really painful to hear that your parents told you like essentially not to sound. Dumb is really painful. After brief moment of silence she would jump. Did Foam is also interesting that you know when you when you guys started sharing like where you're from and the how you're how you're stereotyped. Tell people think you're dumb or yet to learn how to change in different. You know changed how you speak. Don't do you feel like do you think I think that I really WanNa know. Do you think that people from the south are not as smart as other people. That's a loss Jack Testicle you. You can look at like education like funding pass rates and like you do see that the south is more of a disadvantage educationally. All this really brings us to those essays in a way okay. Hey good will die. Pardons America searching for authenticity and Post Modern Society Woods. Dolly Parton was America a cycle of condemnation donation and salvation. After all the mission of the class was to write a paper that answers the question. What is Dolly Parton? America very open ended question Kate. Kelly constructed Dali constructed Appalachia and in nearly every case Donahue and thing Appalachia what these students actually ended up doing was sort of putting Dolly in a larger historical context in really tackling. That shame did they all seem to have inherited and asking. Where did it come from now at center? Talk about the most frequently slandered southern character the hillbilly the hillbilly is a caricature of Appalachian stereotypes. Dumb white poor dirty barefoot backwards all the really really focusing on that idea which is something. That's followed Dolly her career. Not The bank. Says this is Dolly talking to Barbara Walters in one thousand nine hundred seventy seven a hillbilly. Thank you have to remind people took that I'm people real people were gone. Educating now one of the things that the essays do is follow that idea back in time. Of course it didn't start with Dolly Parton. It actually goes back to about eighty ish years before she was born the late eighteen sixty S. Let's say when America is rebuilding from this award. There's a wave of industrialization home in the United States. This historian Elizabeth cat. Who wrote the book? What you are getting wrong about APPALACHIA? The railroads are pushing farther Further into the Wilderness. They're being re-build. There's lots of people descending on Apple Watch I during this time confederacy been whooped. This whole swath of the country was now open for business so you had all these northerners flooding in including including a generation of travel writers doing the turn of the century version of parachute journalism resum strange and peculiar people the nature of this region out characterized by remarked peculiarity. The anatomical frame the along Gatien of the bones the cantor of the facial in the eighteen forties forties to the eighteen ninety s adventuring. Travel writers like we'll Wallace Harney journey into the mountains of Kentucky encountering subsistence farmers farmers there and then sending back these accounts alike. Individuality appears idiot. The use use the indefinite Pronoun Own Peculiar to the Mount. Have you seen any stray show at it. Means an animal they have caused believe in the water wizard and his four to see these stories. These were somewhere between wild exaggerations and outright lies is correct but it's sort of misses the point of what they were doing. They weren't trying to tell the truth. They were trying trying to sell stories and not to the people of Appalachia with the people back in New York in D. C. in Philadelphia. And the whole idea that there might be tucked away in the Appalachian Hills. Does this lost race of white natives. who had nothing to do with civil war were completely untouched by the bloody chaos? Awesome that war however untrue. That was a pretty grabby story in so needless to say readers back east more fascinated mainstream Americans that is white Protestant. Americans are fascinated with hillbillies from the start. America's first silent movies featured hillbillies ninety four million China's hillbillies feud and drink and live in poverty. This was APPALACHIA's introduction to the national stage so travel writing led to a Hollywood churning out all of these Hillbilly silent films which led to people of the north wanting to own as many Appalachian crafts as they could get their hands on which in turn earn led to entire schools within APPALACHIA sprouting. Up where they taught people to produce certain products that they sold up north and so forth. This is Wilma. Dunaway Merenptah Virginia Tech. She's written numerous books. Revising are generally wrong histories of the plan south. They'd find women who quilted but then it coming inside they use women you need to quilt this pattern. Make this basket. That's popular someplace else. All sorts of things basically very early on she says many Appalachians took control the myth. They took this thing that had been given to them from the outside in started selling it back to the outsiders and then she told us something. That really spun my head around. She said if you you really WanNa know when this Dumb Hillbilly myth took flight he got to look at Liberal Arts Colleges of all things settlement schools. She says around this time as part of this wave the people coming in you had very progressive institutions colleges coming in with the idea that we want to educate this rural population educate women these places all dependent on external charity. There were a number of small school. Small colleges came into being in that very time period and they all had the same problem they had to raise his money from outside the region. There just wasn't enough money inside the region for the work that they wanted to do and so she says at a certain point they realized the story that the travel writers were telling. Hollywood is making it into movies like us that so they they constructed the president of Berea College was the first to start purpose in order to justify fundraising From places like New York City. You know these are. These are the barbarians in our country you have to save from themselves. SORTA SORTA rhetoric. They can't help what they are. They are tracked here. This fund raising tactic belittle. The people were trying to help in order to get outside money so that we can help them. Oh Indy and she says it worked New York money stirred rolling in all all these other schools in Appalachia copying the same move broadcasting to the outside this idea that their students were barbarians. It sounds like something that belongs in a funny page. Doesn't it kind of. Yeah yes it does with so so then if the land is so rich why we're the people so poor because money went out for your you can ask the same question about why Third World countries have been so poor for so long. If the whales doesn't stay in that particular take your country in that particular region and be used for economic development there. The nose regions of the world are GonNa stay less developed and more poor. You're in New York City right. You're in New York City where your electricity comes from mountaintop removal in West Virginia. That's where part of your electricity comes from. Wow so we continue Janu this mess. It doesn't end because we're in the twenty first century we just find new ways to rip off and damage. She was saying this. I was sitting sitting in front of the computer that was recording. The interview watching her words become little way forms on the screen little jagged Red Mountains of electricity actress city powered by the tops being blown off of faraway real mountains What willman was referring to is maybe the most dramatic example of the nasty utility of the hillbilly stereotype? The thing we all already know about the Appalachian South is it. It is is coal country beautiful West Virginia Coal. We'd love it. Miners went down in those mines and put their lives at risk to to power. This great nation what what happened is that those mining companies came in again from the northeast truly believing the stories that they they were hearing from places like Berea college and from Hollywood. Infant travel writers that these people needed them that they were too lazy to listless to backwards awkward to be able to help themselves absolutely so they came in set up labor camps COALMINER was paid in currency that was invented by the coal company called script so they were not being paid in real wages. They were being paid in an internal currency that could only be used in that specific coal camp in anytime. The miners tried to organize which was often often. Those efforts were put down often by force. And then the story that got told the other end of it always switch back into that hillbilly thing so for for example Cat told us about this one moment the battle of Blair Mountain Nineteen Twenty one where you had somewhere between ten and twenty thousand miners marching arching up this mountain in southwestern Virginia for the right to unionize in military formations carrying rifles. The National Guard was called in on the side of the coal company. Enduring a seven day battle. Do the lanes literally drop bombs on the miners heads. It was the largest uprising since the civil war and and I'm one of the most significantly uprisings and in American history and the kicker is that the people marching that day were red bandannas around their necks. Which is why they were known as rednecks? That's where the term came from. Yes yeah that's amazing to me. I was just like thought it was about sunburned. The origins of the word Hillbilly No. So I won't I won't take up too much time But is kind of interesting one. One iteration of the story is that Hill Billy was a a specific term Deployed against people who were from East Tennessee. Right after the civil war when individuals were trying to form what we what what historians would probably call fusionists government so governments where African Americans and white individuals had equal political power And so the word Hillbilly. It was a degrading term for for white people who politically organized with African Americans. So there you have it. Two terms that started out as referring to people fighting for rights getting turned into terms used to shame those same people so kind of what I meant that like you know America already kind of like Whoa. This is the kind of thing that the students got into their essays that to shame they feel about their accents is rooted in these stereotypes. That were foisted on them for the last hundred years beginning with those early silent movies then then going up through movies like deliverance which traumatize me as a child. I'll tell you that and then up through the present day and the natural question that came up was how does Dolly fit into into this. How much of the blame did we lay on her? Is She a part of this history continuation of it or counteracting it in some way. This is where the students really disagreed is. She's making money off of his so I think she is. She's not she's not the creator of this but she is a profiting off of this practice. In some students pointed to all those stories she tells about grown up in the mountains or the song. She sings using Appalachian stereotypes. She's legitimizing advising them in the eyes of the public because like she's such a big deal. I mean Dolly's global the Appalachian. Stereotypes are now global. Even though like they've been around for a really really long time like I mean having someone come in and be a big deal and using them especially using one student. Hannah felt like her leaning so hard into those backwoods Barbie stereotypes types given the history of how stereotypes were used foot Sir at least in the same neighborhood as the coal companies one hundred percent Dali is an extractive active capitalist. This is something I also heard from Elizabeth cat. I'm but what Dolly extracts our ideas and not minerals really. I mean if you think about it you know you you. You went to Dollywood all of the theme park rides or you know. They represent sort of capitalism extractive capitalism at its worst first you have coal mine. Rides Timber Rides exciting now. They're not dangerous. They're not knowing who's being exploited there also. I must say incredibly fun. And Elizabeth says maybe that's Dolly's real contribution APPALACHIA is hard place and dolley makes it less hard. No I disagree. Because like Behan was like. Can't she tell other stories and so it just seemed to me like it was just A. She was a huge representative. The South it was. I mean it wasn't even just necessarily heard so much as like I associated so much of where like with the south that because you represented that to me. I hated her for that. They wouldn't have the exact opposite reaction. Okay Lanier Dolly was laughing listening to you because it was like a lot of the same elements but they like red totally different different for me So as like a young girl growing up in like evangelical South I felt like I was given a lot of binary choices there too options pushes ahead of me I could be interesting or it could be virtuous or I could be You know like I could be still time there. We are having to choose between two things all the time and I was watching her. Just say like forget. Forget that like I'm going to be both. I mean it'd be both things. I'm going to be adored by church ladies and the gays and it's like such a wild concept that I still can't wrap my mind around. How exactly she he does it but I think it was really important to me to have a role model? Who is unapologetically where she was from and also choose not apologizing for reissues going either but the point a student named polly jumped in for me? Dolly has always been sort of validation of the Appalachian identity if that makes sense because to see a woman be so am vicious and settle unapologetically. Appalachian it just NC her rise to such heights. It just made made it feel better to be Appalachian if that makes sense even if she showing a very nice pretty version of Appalachia. I'll I'll be honest. It's kind of Nice to see that version of APPALACHIA. Instead of this narrative of we are victims we are a bunch of poor crackheads or Moonshine is living in the middle of the woods. I think it goes back to swap like this idea. That Dolly's ours. Several Students Coal Mallory said at least she's not not coming in from the outside. The ideas like yeah is you know. She's one of us she's constantly. She's reiterating the fact that she is an apple apple action that she's from southern heritage there senseless if she's selling stereotypes. It's ultimately to help the people who are being stereotyped first percival. Big thing about Dollywood is that she employs like all these people and then also her book drive. This led to a long discussion about philanthropy. Happy the way that Dali provides books to kids. It wouldn't otherwise have books to witty. She funds scholarships to her home. High School has cut the dropout rate in half. I did a lot of donations. To the way that in two thousand and sixteen after the Gatlinburg fires she raised twelve million dollars to help people of the area rebuild build their homes. I think she's like taking one hand and given with the other. Yeah she's taking away our dignity but at the same time she's giving like books and charity stuff Some students agreed others. Were like come on. I don't think she's exploiting the region or the people I think she's actually doing a lot of good for the people in the region economically through donations and charity. But she's exploiting the history of Appalachian. It's Dolly exploited. The history helps the people. Then why are people like Hannah still being Kboi for having a southern accent like if Dolly was helping the people won't you be like trying to legitimize like the image of people from the south and like giving them like the billy to be respected affected well halibut polly said the exact opposite. Though she was like I felt better about being me. This went on for about an hour. Some students arguing. She really should be doing more pushing narratives that show people on the outside. That were not what you think. We are with some students arguing back. But she's already doing at least for me. How would you feel about this? The so a number of buildings on campus are named for the hassle. She didn't give x dollars. You get a building or a school so the business school is named after Heslin. What if the College of Arts and Sciences was named the Dolly Parton College of Arts and Sciences? How would you feel about that? If that's where you were attending so think about it. I wouldn't take it as a serious at all. I don't like talking about like what s she is. Yeah she's like the most successful artists from the advice. Jason How do arts and science. I've never heard so many different answers all the ones I told Dali about this. Whole conversation? you're she thought. It was hilarious that there would even be a class that studies her. Where a conversation like this could happen? And she said in many ways she is on the side of people wary of exporting bad. Stereotypes I really don't I hate it with all my heart when they do stereotype country people. In in in Hollywood have they portray us. Just a bunch of cornpone and just a literate even though we are still a lot of us can't read and write but there's a gentleness and warmth in a an a real nece an innocence in a you know a thing about just pure country people sacred Mercy GonNa Remember. I'm an older person. They're young people and I tell my stories as I feel a minoan. Yeah no woman Siham so. I'm not ashamed of anything that we were. I'm not trying to keep us. He'll bill is just like when Barbara Walters Said said about being here. But as I take pride in that now that I'm older when somebody say we can call ourselves hillbillies but you better know what you're saying if you're going to call us hillbillies to me that's an enduring term. But what do you say to the idea that the south is changing and there are these older ideas of the south. That hurt these kids. They feel hurt by them. A lot of them told us they'd been bullied about their accents. I'm wondering if you you feel if you ever feel like worried that somehow we that we need to counter those ideas out there the way that the south the south is seen from the outside. Well I'm proud to be from the south. I'm proud of my accent and that kind of goes back to own self. Be True thing I I would rather people have to listen a little close little closer than they might normally to try to figure out what I've said then to try to mm fake it and say it in a way that is not real from me but I think should take pride in who you are but then again Dan. I never was in college. I never was in a in a place where ask started in country music and Country People Country People. They Talk Country Nashville. People for you know they were seeing an and I never once thought about changing my accent. Now I could if I did a movie or something I mean talk like someone from somewhere else but it would just seem so silly. It's like my daddy you adopted. Is that Dahlie. Oh thank so anyhow anyhow. I just don't get that when people have to change their accent to please somebody but if those right for you that's fine two choices choices. We have choices they. I want to give a very special thanks to the students. Ut Knoxville favorite Dolly saw nine to five live. It's also hard canukus. Great also. I listen to hard candy Christmas novel. They are Laney Goodwin. Molly Gwynne Hannah Nolan Justin. Would we'll oaks Mallory Donna Kelley Garrett Woods polly Taylor Cole Coletta Tipton also a huge huge thanks to Professor Lynn. Sacco for being so generous with her class with her time makes a guide for us during the process and for allowing us to use the name on our series Dolly Parton America was produced written and edited by me. And she moly. I brought to you by awesome audio and WNYC studios production help. From W Harry Fortuna who also lent his his voice to this episode along with George. Olesky thank you to our bluegrass trio steph Jenkins Stephanie Coleman Hartman and also to the folks Sony Music and to David Dotson. It's in Lulu Miller. Suzy Lichtenberg Soren Wheeler and Sam. Shy Reminder we have a companion playlist That we've partnered with apple music to make that we're updating each week with songs from the episodes as well as some of our favorites you can find that Dali Morton's America Dot Org you'll hear from again in two weeks on the next episode of Dolly Parton Dolly is this singular figure in American culture who can pull off contradictions that nobody else could could ever pull off. I was curious about the backlash. It's probably the most backlash I've had for peace since I wrote about Santa Claus because when people are paying money to have a tourist experience they've wanted to be a happy experience right and slavery is not commits joined. Protesters voice their concerns outside. What is now called Dolly Parton stampede? Saying the word Dixie is a piece of history. Is this the place where finally Dahlie met her match. The next episode we'll look at the kerfuffle surrounding a word on a sign that race. Some pretty big questions about race history and how things are remember and there will be racing pigs. That's on the next Dolly Parton is America.
EP 84 | Open Up America NOW!!
"This episode of the Dear America podcast is brought to you by RED AERO-WEAPONS GO TO RED ARROW WEAPONS DOT COM for one hundred percent made in America rivals right now read our weapons dot Com read. Era WEAPONS DOT COM Japan. What's going on America? Welcome to the newest episode. Dear America cash this it is time. Lazio men. It is time to rise up. Pose pose pose pose pose pose. Okay all right. So that was Intro for the New England patriots new uniform unveil and I'm a fan of it. Yeah why not? It's pretty cool. I laser gentlemen. The title of this episode is Open Up America Nan. How dare me? Where's the applause button? Because you have people who are like no how dare you. I feel like me and you are not on the same level with the buttons lately. You pushing my buttons to push this over to new. I don't WANNA I don't WANNA so there's a lot of things to talk about really quick but before we do. I told everybody last night. We got a big announcement today. Huge huge. So we want to get into it really quick We've been talking for a feels like ever since we started the podcast. That what we wanted to do was start. Doing live shows We wanted to start going city to city here this year but then corona virus happened and you know that looks like it's even once we do get back to normal who knows what the large gathering rules are going to be board and stuff like that so we started thinking okay. How can we do this? How can we interact with you guys more? How can we do live shows? How could we have more fun with it? How can we answer questions? How can we even start to? Have you guys call in well? The truth of the matter is doing a podcast. Podcast or pre filmed. So have you guys call in the doesn't really work? Wi Fi film this stuff. You guys are either headed to work or you're at work etc. So here's the big reveal in. Here's what we have decided to do. And we're super excited about this. Moving forward take days. Episode of the PODCAST will remain the same. Nothing's going to change every Monday. You will have the dear America podcast right here in your ear hole. Short right However what we have decided to do because we do. We have a major work schedule here. It's been announced finally got real America Thursday power by turning point USA. So there's another new show real America. Were excited about because it's going to be what we were never quite allowed to do with rent nation at Blaise. Blaise had some restrictions. Put on it because a lot of things were behind pay walls etcetera but real America. The it's wide open for us so we really are excited to have a good time with that But this isn't about real America. This is about dear America Anyway Wednesdays podcast is being replaced with a live broadcasted applause. See exactly shut it off. I was waiting for this moment where you go all right. So so what does this mean I know? A lot of people are going to have questions. God is something wrong or you are you. Are You downgraged? No no that's not at all at the end of the day we wanna do because there's only so much time in a week now we've got a list of show on Tuesday so basically that. Wow so mondays you have dear America Normal Tuesdays you have. Hey America days will become the dear America live broadcast on about 'cause all your questions I feel like I can never ever ever answer them. The now we can actually have your time but we haven't decided what time we're going to do it yet or anything. Wednesday. I don't know maybe Wednesday will turn into a day where we show up to the office later broadcast later in the day working the kinks out there. But the thing that we're excited about is we will use our biggest platform which is facebook. And we're going to bring you the show. Once a week live on facebook. Jake will be able to monitor and answer. Ask questions that you guys can ask during the live feed and then we're going to open it up to a call in line where we've got an office line here in the building now where people can call in. I'll have to screen them. All Time wishes screaming. I don't think we should screen them at all. I think if you're crazy hang up you call into the show. I think that would make for the most epic time ever personally. Because if you're super crazy and you start saying you WANNA kill us. We just hang up. It's not a big deal power of the hang up button anyway. So yes so. That's the big news. We're super excited about it. We have been upgrading. The technology and the studios for awhile leading up to this next phase in next step and so who knows maybe later on down the road we can even have like like a contest. Maybe somebody can be flown in here to be a part of the show. Live or something like that. Maybe we can eventually get to rick and Bubba Status Komo where we've got like a lot like a like a ten to twelve people audience. Every time we do live shows six feet apart. Yeah I'll fly say ten to twelve anyway. So that's the big news. Ladies and gentlemen you still get dear America twice a week but the Wednesday episode is moving into a live episode format which means you got to tune in to facebook. I know horrible. But that's where our biggest platform is. That makes you miss it. If we do it on like a lunch how you miss it you can still go back and we're GONNA to wait in line up so once a week on Wednesday it's kind of an incentive for people. My nose is running mom talking. Don't like an incentive for people to this is real life people right here to to watch the shows when the show's happen because with it being live. You never know what we're GONNA do. Because there's no edit button is just gonNA be really huge the entire time. I think we should all wear sunglasses and light just anyway. We'll be breaking like live breaking news. We'll have the. Tv's going Wallace going on. It will literally be a chance for us to just do what we've always wanted to do with this show which is which is bring it back to you guys as much as possible. And that's just the best and most productive way to do it so we're about it. We hope you're excited about it too. I'm sure some people be upset that the podcast version of it won't be here on Wednesdays but we're not taking it away in my view we're adding to it and so what's the point of all this equipment and all this technology if we can't use it s advantage for you guys anyway a lot of stuff to talk about but before we do that. Let's get into a sponsor express. Vpn Be stuck at home days. 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Graham and you can get an extra three months free on a one year package express. Vpn Dot com slash cram expressed bbn dot com slash. Graham Turner all right. I hope we got a list of making that bird noise. I really I really do. That's why did it. She Bathed Eagle all right so before we get into the obvious. That's going on around the world right now. No sponsor respond to point out sometimes. It's not so much brag it so much of it it's more of a. I feel like people are listening and I feel like people are sensing the same things that we are we said last week that tensions are starting to bubble over our rights and our freedoms don't have a pandemic clause and this crap can't continue so we're GonNa get into what's happening around the country right now but I thought that I'd let you in life of me a little bit one. I am a moron okay. And here's why no. It's not a joke anyway. I'm wearing a wet shirt right now. It's day up. It's not even like a little bit wet like a new style. Legit wet shirt. Because I am stupid and I was like ooh. I can wash clothes so last night. I put all the clothes in the Washer and then forgot to put them in the Dryers Leszek. And it's also raining today so I walk outside with a completely soaked shirt on. If it's been on a new one you have no because I'm out there all it that it was the largest washing load you could imagine like. I like to go. Hi Download started to load and even the washing machine was like are you sure. Are you sure you want to do this? There's a lot of stuff in here anyway. So there's that and then also I always heard that in your thirties. Things start declining a bit right so my father Every once in a while my dad will put some wisdom out there that I don't even know if he meant to but when I first turned thirty. I'm now thirty three. He said he said just wait. Thirty just like that. And I'll I'll what does that mean. He said well. The ten years in your thirties is spit realizing that. You're actually not in your twenties anymore and then by forty. That's when everybody starts chilling out in your forties. Because you've had ten years getting your butt kicked in your thirties. Because not twenty so yesterday as a listener fishing sneeze. Yes what good timing man. Two days ago I sneezed and this is the story. I want to tell you a Hashtag dear America if anyone else has done this. Let me finish not fun. I sneezed two days ago and it was one of those violent ones. They kind of dislike sneak up on your light do again. I can't Oh you blocked it. You're blocked it essay watermelon. Watch you watch kesselring awoke anyway. I sneeze so violently outside on the porch that it felt like immediately when I sneezed. It felt like someone had jabbed me in my Adam's apple with like a knife like it was like this sharp holy crap. What was that kind of pain? And ever since then I think I bruised my mom's apple. I'm not kidding man. It's not all the time but a lot of times when I try to swallow. Now it hurts. It hurts a little bit in. May of course Google it. I'm like well. How often how do you know how often I gonNA have to deal with this? Did you know that the average human when you're not thinking about it? Swallows between an average of five to seven hundred times a day. That's when you're not thinking about swallowing. Will you when you think about it? Your glands like salivate even more so you had to swallow even more as holloway non thinking about it like it's like when you think about breathing and you're like well you know it's the same. I know what it said on Web. Md they're like swallowing is as vital to human life as breathing interesting anyway so weird and awkward. I'm getting old story for you guys today So speaking of the fact that I apparently don't have long left to live. Let's talk about American freedom and how people are starting to fight for it across the nation. Ladies and gentlemen we said this just the other day is time to open up America now. We are tired of this crap. We're tired of this garbage. Americans did what was asked of them. Okay a month and a half. We said all right. You say this virus is GonNa wipe us all out. It's going to be the end in the world. Okay cool you got forty five days period. After forty five days it turns out that every single you said of how horrible it was GONNA be. What the mortality rate was that America was fixing to lose millions of people right. Every single model has shown. That's not true. In fact reports are coming out now. They're discovering that it's fifty to eighty five percent more infectious more contagious than originally thought. Which means millions upon millions upon millions of people have either already gotten it currently have it or have already gotten over it which means that it's eighty five percent less deadly then. Yeah I thought it was in the first place. Now we've got to radical governors trying to tell us what we can do when we can do it saying well. We hope we hope to have the economy back up and running by June July. And we'll make that decision then no tyrants. That's not the way it works. This thing irritates me the most last week. There was huge debates in the media. Does the president have the authority to open up the economy or do the governor's the correct answer is none of them really do because we the people elected them to be the voice of us as American citizens way when this thing opens back up and I am sick entire police in North Carolina. Trying to say that you can't protest now because it's not essential activity. Komo say what it's one of the most essential things that we have to do stand up. I do not condone violent protests. Ever any way shape or fashion but these governors these elected officials need to feel the fact that Americans decide what happens here in America. It's not the other way around Period I don't give a crap. What the governor say at the end of the day if they don't do what the American people want them to do. We've got a serious problem. The president goes out. There says Liberate Minnesota Liberate Virginia and people were like. Oh He's he's stoking stoking the flames of unrest in rebellion amongst the people Hack yeah this. Entire thing was around the fire of rebellion against something that made no sense and did not work. How quickly we forget who we are. We are Americans. Our Rights and OUR FREEDOMS ARE NOT UP FOR DEBATE PERIOD. Even the middle of globespan dimming. Open Up America right now. Let your congressman. Let your governors. Let your state senators. Let your whatever hear your voice do not back down. It's time to open it up rant over. I should say and we talked about it. We talked about it on the podcast and then all all these protests started Protests started happening. You see all the clips are like. Why are you here dear America podcast? You hear Graham Alain Vigneault okay. Yeah so obviously. That's a lie but but on a serious note Jay. We notice last week. I just did a live feed on facebook alive feet. Okay just randomly talking. I hadn't even like planned out what I was GONNA say. I was just so frustrated about this. People claim that they're patriotic conservative. Americans or excuse me a service roller that. You're this free person okay. You're a free individual but yet you're sitting in your house waiting on someone in power to tell you you can go back outside with the threat of being interested if you are. You kidding me are you. Oh how quickly we become sheep in this country and I'm I'm down for that. Initially if if I get all the information like if China's held accountable and in X Y and Z. If we figure out what it is. How contagious it really is. Are these numbers padded at all or some of these deaths not necessarily coveted? Yeah but now but now we've to figure it out right. We did America America. You did amazing. Uche eighty percent of Americans. I'll say I'll say that's A. That's a pretty realistic percentage. Eighty percent of Americans said all right okay. We're all in this together is this is really this big of a deal. Okay we will do. We will do what you're what you're asking us to do to stop the spread it stop the spread but it's been over a month and a half now and like. I said before every single model was wrong in the in the good direction was it. Was it wrong? Eighty plus percent of people that even get to stay. It's either a cold are they. Don't even know that they have it right. Oh but cram over forty thousand people have died from this virus. Yeah people die. I'm not saying that it's not terrible. Of course it is anytime someone dies or a loved one passes away. Of course it's horrible but people died from viruses all the time all the time we have never we don't shutdown crap ever and in it's a matter of reality at this point the reality is how many people still haven't got a stimulus check so you can't wait on the government to come in and save you because it ain't happening. It's not happening the way that they make you think that they're going to swoop save you. I feel like we talked about it last week. Though on the last podcast because everyone is starting to wake up to see that. Something's not right. Which is why you're having so many people in Washington Indianapolis Everywhere North Carolina starting to protest. Tv This isn't right. Which is why Texas is starting to open back up. It's all over the news right now. We've Got Fox News going on. It's just video after video of people in the streets waving American flags you know. This is America man. Yeah and a lot of the problem. Are THESE DEMOCRATIC. People like Pelosi. Who who take this opportunity to politicize it and slam trump. When he did everything right like initially he started the ban. The travel ban when Pelosi tried to get that stopped. She was in San Francisco encouraging people to gather an chinatown saying this is not a problem. Hang out with everybody you know. Come gather in Chinatown. And then she gets onto trump saying he didn't act soon enough. If you hypocritical if you actually look at the the span of events of what has gone on between this Cova nineteen pandemic if you look at the time lines you look at everything. It took place just like you said. Ao doing her frigging live fe talking about people not going to Chinese restaurants anymore because of racism. Then you look at frigging Nancy Pelosi going into the Chinatown encouraging. People to go out there. Okay you look at the fact that while the president was making decisions about whether or not we need to Cut off flies to certain parts of the world because of this pandemic going on the Democrats were worried about impeachment. They're smiling and laughing. Guy Rashid to leave and all them grinning ear to ear. Because they're impeaching the president. You look at viral clip. The President Not Shaken Nancy. Pelosi's hey and you WanNa talk about prophetic social distancing. Okay president knew way back then. The president was called a racist and a fascist and xenophobic. Everything as you can imagine because he cut off travel certain parts of the country. The president his entire presidency is talked about the fact that we need to go to American made products. We need to secure the borders and cut everybody else off from coming in and out of our country the even Bernie Sanders to this day has said that he still would not close down the borders. These people these Democrats did everybody think cares about. Democrats in their whole platform is everybody and everybody gets this. They're the ones blocking stimulus bills. So they can put billions of dollars in. The museum's put millions of dollars into illegal immigrants. Millions of dollars into abortion millions of dollars into a PBS. And all these other video media distribution companies that fall in their favor even now to this point they're trying to take a two hundred and fifty billion dollar refund through the P P P program in trying to up to four hundred sixty billion so they can put extra things in there because they do not care about you. Nancy Pelosi is drunk in front of her twenty. Four thousand dollar frigerator eating her twelve dollar a pint ice cream or twenty four dollar ice cream like a true elitist trying to tell these people that the president doesn't care about them while the president is working non-stop having meetings every single day having press conferences every single day. Nancy Pelosi is on frigging holiday in California at her Guardian Gated Mansion. That she lives in a she is a piece of ever loving stinky wretched garbage. No I'm not gonNA cuss her. Nancy Pelosi by God. You WanNa talk about one of the worst. Human beings in the history of America. Look no further than Nancy Pelosi. She does not care about you. The Democrats in general hate you. They only care about themselves. Their agendas empower period. The president has done everything right. I don't care what any of you say. The Democrats have done everything that they're actually claiming that the president did everything that they're trying to say that Donald Trump did the Democrats actually did. It is driving me in say. There was a congressman from Georgia. Who SAYS NOW? He's going to vote for trump because of how well he's handled this situation because of the Democrat like has come out of prison. Reform is an African American. And he's getting hell from the left. Obviously for the people whose family members have died from. This it's like just look at if you're a Democrat look at Pelosi and how she's using this event as tragedy to push all these you know liberal policies to politicize this terrible thing that's happening and just really think about that instead of working together to figure this out they see this as an opportunity to get trump out. That's evil in my opinion. That's that's terrible. They hate trump more than they care about anything else. We've said that from day one. They care more about getting rid of trump than anything else Did you see that Nancy? Pelosi has come out to say that Joe Biden's answer about the sexual assault allegation was sufficient for sure. A simple explanation from him was sufficient for her. But Yeah Cavenaugh. They had to go through every horrifying thing in these. Hashtag metoo people. I would say look at that. Do you really believe that if you stand behind these people and you think. Afc Pelosi really support that movement when they do something like that. I don't know maybe need to get administrate We gotta get into another sponsor but but but the next part of this. I want to really open up the conversation of this whole open America up thing and there there were some videos that that came up over the weekend that I think are inter interesting have conversations and dialogue about but let's get into a sponsor. I haven't announcement from our friends at Patriot. 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Now really want to have a discussion got on a tangent earlier so I have calmed down a little bit But I really want to talk about this. Okay on the right will say that. At the end of the day this America we are Americans. You cannot lock us down like this period. I'm on that side. All right. Just be if there was ever any doubt of which side I was on all right. Our our rights and the Constitution did not come with a pandemic clause. We've said this over and over should make that sharp anyway But you know we're Americans even in the face of a global pandemic which has been proven not to be as deadliest. We thought anyway but a video came up over the weekend that I think is interesting. Video to open up this conversation okay. It was protesters saying open up America right now and they were in their cars and they were waving you know land of the free signs and stuff like this and then too they were either nurses or doctors in scrubs worse basically standing in the middle of the roadway saying that they've seen the effects of covert nineteen and you know they were. They were what? What's the anti protesting or or reverse protesting basically saying that? We should stay lockdown at what point. I'm GonNa try to play devil's advocate question whose rise in whose freedoms are more important in that regard right like that's the hard question as Americans. Okay it's always been said what is freedom Freedom is not when your actions directly impact another person's freedoms right so they're referencing. If we go out we could be symptomatic. Therefore we could make other people sick. So that's infringing upon someone else's freedom and then the other argument is well just because some people get sick and eighty to ninety percent of the rest of us are going to be fine. You can't lock us down and tell us what we can and cannot do ruined the economy. People Starve to death and the deaths are way up. So my question is who's right. I think we're both right. We both have the right to protest. But WHO's running? A decision has to be made at some point is what I'm getting at. Something has to happen is what I'm saying. So who's right? Well I think people in the medical field to its practicing medicine so they learned what they learned in medical school and they see the signs. Okay this means we need a ventilator and then turns out the ventilators are actually hurting some people who you know. Put It on him gentleman right so people in the medical field who say oh trust me. I'm in the medical field. You need to stay quarantined. It's like well I don't know because a lot of these numbers don't seem to be accurate. I've had a lot of doctors that I've known. Tell me that medicine at the end of the day is trial and error. That's what it is. Yeah some things work for some people. Everybody's body is kind of different than everybody else is. What works for someone may not work as well or may not work at all for somebody else and they know way more than I do on the head though because everybody has a different worldview. Somehow you raise nurses who work in hospitals of course are probably going to be a little more leaning this way although my mother is not open it back up but even nurses. There's two types of my monitors. Then you have to be dying. There is the one that at Bercy door. Don't go to the doctor for nothing on. And then there's the ones that go the doctor for everything but I think you hit it on the head because the more kind of thought about it the more. I think that you're right. The the constitution was written to kind of offset. Things like this like. You can't just pick and choose otherwise everyone's going to have a different opinion on how different things you go. No one could have predicted. We'd be in the position that we're in today but I would like to think and I know this is never going to happen. But I'd like to think eighty percent of Americans have common sense. We did not have to abide by that. None of us had to stay home. We could've overran at the sheriff's Department Police Department. No one could have done anything. I mean you could try. But there's not enough people. Working at the end of the eighty percent of US said we want to respect our fellow American. We WanNa make sure and do our part however long it's been a month and we're starting to see things over and over a month and we're starting to see. Hey you know. Maybe this information wasn't as accurate as we thought it was going to be. We can still be safe. We can still wear masks but hey we all what is. All businesses are essential. If you own the business like we need to get back to work and what about? Every job is essential to the person who has the job experience that is an essential job to them flu season. Fifty thousand people die your flu okay by changing it up no well. I think we've started a dangerous present here but but either way okay so but Graham. They're actively making the choice that could affect someone in take their life away. We can't allow people to do that. Do we not already allow people to do that. What I'm saying is we allow people to smoke. We know we know for a freak. In fact cigarettes kill people. We also offer a freaking fact that secondhand smoke kills people as well. We let people do that all the time. We did banned from restaurants though but they can still go outside and smoke. That's all it takes. You know what I'm saying Drinking and driving. Oh Graham. We don't allow that people still do it. And they take people's lives all the time in drunk driving accidents do you is. We let people make choices and decisions because it's their freedom to do so that does have direct impact on other people all the talk. I punished for it to of course punished for it but well no not for smoking in restaurants. They are or places you're not supposed to all I'm saying is if somebody is actively smoking outside of a place of work. All the time people breath that he and then the second hand smoker gets cancer. That person that was smoking all the time. They'll get in trouble. I think it's slightly different but always going to be slightly different. That argument that that the left uses all the time in my opinion is a wuss argument. Who Will it? It's different Apples to oranges isn't really what other? What other argument do you have to talk about a global pandemic other than these other situations? It's it's not different because it's a situation where you're trying to tell two groups of people that don't agree one things. We should stay closed for eighteen freakin months until we find a vaccine which could funding all that crap when you don't have an economy to be able to pay for the research and then you've got the people just like look. Yeah our our our our cases probably going to spike when we go back out yeah they are but we're never going to get over it and we're never going to get past it and our economy is going to be gone either. Don't go ahead and do it. I think it comes down to Wise Joe Biden said about showers worst than cure or whatever he said. I think that's the real question is what's worse everybody staying inside ruining the economy. Everybody loses their jobs. Everybody's poor everybody starves the death or yes we we go out. We start this. There might be a little peek again but things get back to normal in our economy rebuilds itself and people have their jobs and they don't starve to also who is overflowing right now that no one's talking about from my counseling perspective as a mental health world at capacity suicide rates are on the rise as suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the country to and what about what about suicide or suicide. What about obesity? People who are just sitting at home getting fatter and fatter and fatter not able to go out on the trails because they closed the parks down side. That's GONNA add up. People are going to die from this pandemic because of obesity related boiling. All back down. 'cause Graham I really thought about it because I don't just blindly agree my husband. I know that's shocking for everyone. But she does not talk about it and I've really thought your point was that you made on. That video is very good about you. Can't pick and choose doesn't have a pandemic clause I would hope is Americans. We will be very conscientious conscientious and very respectful of our fellow. Americans and do our part but the same time you cannot say. You know you can't go to church anymore into we say you can like you're right like that's not okay. You can't protest minute. I mean Doug ingle ahead I was just saying I used to before all this happened because we're Christians and people know that we don't agree with the LGBTQ lifestyle and people always ask that question. Well if you're Christians how do you how do you feel about freedom for the LGBTQ community? And I always say well. Those are two different conversations. I if you're talking about political freedom in America you can't you can't say you believe in freedom and then pick and choose what groups that actually applies to well. I think we're in the same situation here. You can't say that you believe in freedom true freedom of choice. How you live your life what decisions you make and then pick and choose well unless this happens then then then whole freedom thing kind of goes out the door and then the select few people get to make the decisions for what happens to everybody. We don't know if they have the best intentions at heart. I just saw one of the coolest signs it said. Give Me Liberty or give me cove in nineteen. Yeah that is pretty pretty genius. Really encapsulates this whole thing. Well you know the old saying I'd rather die on my feet than live on my knees right right. I mean it's true and so you know some people are like you guys are terrible. You're taking this way out of control. Data ARE WE ARE. We are or do we actually see the writing on. Do I think this is the situation that puts socialism on America? No I don't do. I think that this is setting a dangerous gateway to that happening later on down the road. Yes I do and other people are starting to notice it too. That's what I'm saying. It's not just us. It's literally across the nation Crawford. Everyone from business elites to farmers to whoever like everyone is saying this is not okay right well. People aren't people. Some people are people as a general hall are not Moron exactly okay. You can't tell me that I can't go eat dinner in a restaurant because it's dangerous and we're all going to get cove in nineteen but yet we can walk into a grocery store that is packed the crap out or anything going because you can only go like two or three places right now or even pickup when somebody hands you the food out of a window site that safe. There's no way how people in there don't have. It's making the food. That's the arguments that we're trying to make is look man. The simple truth is if you're GONNA get it you're GonNa get it somewhere some place just the way it is and and you know you can't tell me that you shouldn't be allowed to go to church but by God you can go into the gas station However you want or weaker store and and I think the testing's a big deal and we've tested four million people which is more than the rest of the world And people are starting to realize that. Yeah they've already had it. And if we can really boost the testing to where you know one hundred million people have been tested then that will really start to help with opening things back because it says yeah actually millions and millions of Americans had it and it was no big deal even that I think that's I think that's an overstep because then at that point what's to stop them. Come flu season. You have to test to make sure you don't have the flu or you can't leave during flu season. Yeah I don't think they should force us to do tests but that's what I'm saying. I think that that's okay. You can go back to work but you have to submit to testing every day. You go back in there. And I don't know I mean I think you have to you have to weigh it. We're either constitutionally based people or where emotionally based people Right now we're behaving very emotionally based because the data and all these people who you're a science denier science the data is pointing that. It's not that big a deal and if our people die of course they are not downgrading it but they're not dying at a rate that two point four million confirmed cases across the world right now which they're saying it's probably fifty to eighty five percent higher than that now. It was flipped and there were two point. Four million deaths already around the world. We'd be having a completely different company. Goes back to the common sense of the of most Americans if it was flipped then we would not be. Yeah we'd be having different. They're saying no. We'd be disobeyed the walking dead up in here. At this point we'd be we'd be creating factions all kinds of stuff. It's just be for real too but but the truth of the matter is we're looking at the data and they're telling us that the data is actually eighty five percent wrong and it's actually much higher infections than two point four million and we're looking at two point four million as opposed to the actual deaths worldwide. And we're seeing a one percent one percent or tally rate of stuff. No that doesn't make sense eight. If you actually inflated eighty-five percent of infections you're talking about point zero zero two percent mortality rate of something. What logical world do you shut down your entire economies over less than a percent mortality rate of something right? I mean. That's those are the numbers. That's where all the conspiracy start tingling because it's a fear campaign yes but but I'm simply addressing the people that are like well you got to pay attention to the data in the science we are. Yeah the data in the science shows that you're the crazy one. We're not. Yeah that's what the data shows and Americans are starting to freak and figure it out. Man Look at the difference between America and everywhere else America after a month and a half is like no not happening no more openness thing up or we swear to the heavenly Lord above you will not have your job come reelection period simple as that one not only. You are dangerously close to us. We're just going to do it anyway. Right we're going to open businesses backup. We're going bowling. We're going to the movies. We're doing all this stuff. We're going to the bar. Were drinking. We don't care what you say we're very close to that and then you will not be in office come next election if you don't do what we say and who's on our side with all that trump donald trump. Yeah he's trying to stop and the media is trying to say that Donald Trump is is is trying to What is it ferment? Unrest or whatever it is amongst and 'cause rebellion in the in the states. Good sorry I if if the states governments start to be too radical like up in Michigan Virginia Virginia. Virginia has been that way but we didn't need his help in doing that. Like we already have that natural feeling inside and for some he may have you know. Hangman's people up to talk about Second Amendment right now The prelude of what you're seeing right now going on is exactly. Why the Second Amendment is there? Okay hypothetical time right. Hopefully nothing like this ever happens and governors and state officials will realize that they work for us which is actually the way it's supposed to be but let's just say that. The governor's just quadruple down. And then they turned the police and the State Guard and everything against the people What happens if you don't have your Second Amendment Rights in that regard forced? Vaccinations forced vaccinations. If you don't vaccinate you can't work. You see what I'm saying. I D- chips. We've got to put a chip in your on armed. People are the ones that are susceptible to that kind of thing. Yeah all right. That's the whole point in. This is what makes me just want to go back and laugh at every single person that told me. Well you're talking about a scenario that would never ever happen. I just WANNA go no. It is happening very very quickly now like I said. Do I think this is the one no? Don't I think that we got thank God? Can you imagine if Hillary Clinton was president right now? Let's tear we would have national military enforced lockdowns? Can you imagine if Joe Biden was president right now joe by Joe Biden and then again show up to the Senate Chambers for meetings? Because he wouldn't remember that he's president. Okay the is just just think about that. Thank God Donald. Trump is on our side on this that you know what no is the People's decision and you know what to be completely honest if America goes down. Wouldn't you all WanNa go down together as one people go down swinging? I mean I know that that's like a really bleak thing to say that I saw it said when you WanNa go down with your loved ones like because a lot of people being separated. I'd rather be together with think than being forced to part. You saw that. They were starting to enforce it with drones. Josse yes I've seen it all. Oh yes interesting California. So check this out California. There's viral video going around now Gavin Newsom or whatever. His name is skateboarders. Were skating in light. The skate parks not bothering nobody. There wasn't like hundreds of their escape warriors. They find out about this and they they order thousands and thousands of pounds of sand be dumped in the skate parks where they can't escape. Wow Crazy in New York bill de Blasio said that if you see someone not doing what he says. Due to take a photo in your location and text it to this hotline number and they would dispatch police there right away as Gestapo Soviet Union propaganda that is sanity. Manager calling always filming. I almost sent. I was this close to tax thing. A picture of the constitution to that number. But I just figured you know I'm Not New York so but if I was that I really would have done it. I've become more and more vocal governor here. Mcmasters I've gone on his page. And I've you know pretty much said my piece about what I think has been one of the more lenient governors right like. He was slow to put any kind of like a lockdown on. And we're going to be one of the first to buddy but he was really quick on nonessential businesses shutting down like you know. Honestly here's the thing. Okay one our business need to get back to work for economic reasons But here's the other thing is the same thing you deal with with the military all the time. Okay you can feed people. You can pay people but if you don't have their morale up you've lost them and they will start to freak and turn on you okay. Those are the three main things in the military. You Guy you gotta keep up all the time. You gotta feed 'em you gotTa you gotTa keep your mind occupied somehow. Okay what's happening right this second? Is We see grocery stores. Where food isn't normally as. There's a lot of people who ain't getting paid and mentally everybody's had just about as much social distancing as they can take because the truth of the matter is I don't give a crap introverts. I don't care what you have to say. Humans are designed for social interaction. Okay that's just the way it is. Okay you start to separate people for too long. Why do you think depression and stuff off the charts right? This even depressed. People need to be around something. Okay any more than mode exactly. Yeah that's the thing about depression that they always say. Is that what you want to do? When you're depressed is secluded but actually what you need to do. Is the exact opposite of that right longer. Depressed Anyway I was at the Ford Dealership and after talking to this guy and doing test drive and he helped me out with all this stuff like went to shake his hand. He couldn't so I walk out and I felt like bad I was like that's ex- yeah like do help me out and couldn't even shake hand. Yeah it's ridiculous man and again. I say this is not me calling for people to get pitchforks and you know muskets and all this other stuff. This is me simply saying that and we talked about this the other episode about Church. And everything is this not one of those especially. If you're a Christian person is not one of those like eternal like answering for situations where you say. No no absolutely not. I'm not not going to church to worship the God. I believe in because you say I can't. I truly believe that this is one of those situations especially as Americans where we go wallow. Let's let's let's realign. Who actually is in charge here? Okay we are in charge. Is the president the leader of the country? Of course he is based around the power of that position that the people give that position. The governor same thing. The governor's the leader of the individual states. Of course they are based around the powers that we the people in still in that position because we elected to be so. Don't forget who is actually the boss in this country. Just the way it is that is that is the way it is. I think people forget you can call your local officials. You can call the offices of your elected official and say your piece. I think so often people. Just don't do anything like well. It'll work itself out when actually you have a voice and you can use it you. Yes I am a firm believer in peaceful protests man. I Love Peaceful Protests because Colin and getting a voice mailbox. That's full because everybody else's called they're not really hearing you and it's one thing to hear what somebody says over the phone or on a videos a whole `nother thing when there are several thousand people outside your front door. Yeah saying hey open this thing up right now or we're going to have some problems and and you know we're just GonNa do it without you. You know you cannot. You cannot tell free Americans especially business owners that you are not allowed to survive financially you cannot tell Americans that us. Can't I know that you're hurting? I know that if you're closed for another three weeks you'll lose everything but you can't do it. No No. That's not how this works. And Anyway I just think that Americans need to continue to empower each other obviously to do it. The Right Way This is not a time for violence. Again let me say that one more time this is not a time for violence but this is a time to stand up and be heard and people around the world. You're not alone if you're feeling that same frustration. We've been talking about for weeks. I mean I swear we just talked about all this last week and said it is bubbling to a boil right now in his fixing to boil over we. I mean we just talked about it man and it's happening so our rights and our freedoms are not up for debate. And Yeah that's that's the episode guys. America is time to open up American. Now Um and then hopefully by the next time we talk. We'll have some good news about some things that are going on. Well speaking of good news I got one little so these Canadian students started a hotline to support lonely seniors. It's called joy for all project and there's a number senior skin like call this number and talk to this new student for however long they want. That's a really sweet. People put their minds to use for exactly. Yeah well that's all we have for this episode of the Dear America podcast. We hope you guys enjoyed it. make sure to tell one friend about the dear America. Podcast subscribe gives five stars. Leave us a comment. It helps us out in in the rankings More than you guys realize we're over five thousand rankings. Ratings right now which is which is. Really good for podcast. Thank you guys so much continued to to support. Just thank you guys Jake working they find you. Find me on instagram producer. Underscore Jake Oliseh. You can find me at Alyssa Allen on instagram and Youtube and Hey America on tomorrow and we are doing a special at producer Jake on conspiracy theories. If you've been wondering about all this like I have I've done my research a little bit and so we're going to try to clarify some of the things going on Graham. Where can they find you? Well if you don't know where you can find me and you're listening and you're highly confused as my show I'm grandma and thank you guys so much for listening to this episode of the Dear America. Podcasts are rice in our freedoms are not up for debate. Open Up America now and we'll see you all again next time.
09-06-19 NASCAR America
"Well thank you dave. It's time for nascar america fan friday as we get set to kick off one of the crown jewel weekends in nascar the race for for the right to kiss the bricks here at indianapolis. Hi everyone welcome to a fan friday edition nascar america mardi cider petty dale jarrett joining you here. We have a jam packed show today. Parker clinger rutledge waters on with us austin syndrich as well. The birthday boy turned twenty one this week. We're gonna ask him how he celebrated. Tyler radic will be here and defending indy winner justin all on the show as well d._j. There are a couple of tracks when you drive through the tunnel. The place just fill special. This is one isn't yeah. There's no doubt about it that you know you think about daytona and the history there for our sport but things in nineteen ninety-four chain for nascar racing when stock cars came here and the stands were field you look at it. You've had champions to win over the years. <hes> the first three years of this late nineteen ninety-four with jeff gordon gordon nineteen ninety-five dale earnhardt and i was fortunate to get the win here in nineteen ninety six so you're looking at three people that won the first three races that are in the hall of fame now so just shows task special display and i think really big named drivers step up <hes> over the years and it's so much fun can still is to this day. I'm not driving. I just coming through the tunnel is special yeah i it's it's an amazing place to come to do. Fill the history you fill the ghost that came before you from indycar racing to see and and bill france junior and tony. George said we came here. We're not talking to break tradition. We're trying to start a new tradition. This man started the tradition of of kissing the bricks and the tradition continues used to this day. This is motor sports in america. That's what's so historic about this place. It's all about motorsports. In america you mentioned <hes> kissing the bricks by the way i flew and when simon passionate passionate the indy five hundred winner today and he didn't know you started the tradition to one of the greatest moments of his life kissing the breaks here at the brickyard yeah. It was pretty cool. We took everybody by surprise prize. The only todd parent and i knew what we were going to do if we won this race and so we went from victory lane. Let everybody out to the yard of bricks on the front straightaway and started. You know we thought it would just be kind of what we did. One time and it'll be a lot of fun to do it. Having no idea would continue on but it's been great to see all of that kind of an interesting fact has no backing out what we'll dale and i did the first practice for the affinity series and we were talking about and he wanted the third year jeff one the first year and then subsequent years but they'll senior one and never kissed the bricks so of all the nascar guys that we've seen a cup race appear del senior is the only guy that i know of that didn't have that opportunity because this guy. If you'd one the year before then maybe he could've kissed third year. When this guy started the tradition it was already past of anyone certainly a cool fact about the brick where as i to bring you one of nascar's crown jewels this weekend. We're going to call it radio style so the bag man mike bagley from marin and siriusxm nascar radio will be joining this weekend and four saturdays extended series race are parker clinger men. We'll be out in turn three and i'll tell you a parker. We've been sitting here for a while. It seemed like a very busy xfinity series final practice that what was your view of it. It was it was an awesome view. There was a lot of draftkings we got there. The end basically a ten car twelve car draft and we started to see some of the guys that are going to really really be the ones that beat in that draft because they were so confident their cars that they were able to go from the front that draft and worked ways forward well guess who they were kyle busch bush christopher bell branding jones won. They showed up so i guess the gibbs cars a lot of respects but this view is awesome down here. I have learned. It's getting quite windy at times over here on. Probably i need a hat tomorrow. Some respect drew my hair too much for this and it's it's getting in my face but it's a really cool view. It really allows you to see the little it'll differences. The drivers are doing into the corner trying to set themselves down the straightaway into the corner to try and make runs. Try to passes done so <hes>. I love this. It's a lot of fun. I can't wait to do it tomorrow and then handed over to jail for the cup race where all go and actually drive a car and hopefully he can call me making passes the good talk to you tomorrow and and the cup stuff but i want to ask you about this practice watching this practice. It was like the last ten laps of a race the way these guys were racing. Why were they so intense tints. These last ten or fifteen laps here under is to understand what they're doing right and i think a lot of it. You know what i saw. Cow bush do it so often he did it. Three or four times went to the leader of the pack and drop through the back to the pack then drove back through. It's a lot of them. I think trying to figure out exactly what the cars can do over the run in different situations nations because with this racing they feel like they're going to be in those situations in the race. That's what you're trying to replicate what you're gonna experience in the race and so if they're doing that that's because they're i think all right. There's no way i this lead this whole thing. I'm gonna one point five myself back in the pack. I'm gonna have to find myself working the way through the pack or maybe towards the front trying to make take a pass on a leader so they're just trying to put themselves in all those different situations so they can take that feedback back to their team and say all right. Here's what we're good at. Here's what we're not good at yours what i've learned and and maybe a couple of things secret from their teammates. They find themselves in that battle late in the race. They know exactly what moves they wanna. Make the other guys don't know about. It's very similar superspy racine in that sense that you're trying to figure out what's that last chess move. You're gonna make that's going allow you to be in the lead at the right point to win the race barker. Bring some sunscreen screen and wear a hat tomorrow okay when you're up there. Yes saturday tomorrow tomorrow in the car by the way and i can't wait radio radio style. This week in park will be over in turn three on saturday. Dell junior will be there on sunday so guys some big news coming out of joe gibbs racing today. It is finally official. Eric jones has resigned at joe gibbs racing and extended through at least the twenty twenty season. The team announced the extension today eric saying quote. I'm so happy to finally have my plans dance for twenty twenty confirmed and to talk about it so eric jones's cemented in the twenty car for at least next year but d._j. Let's be clear this is not because the young man won the southern five the last week. This has been in the works for awhile and you said something interesting this morning to me and kind of stood out you said eric jones is a star and this needed to happen joke tracing using yeah so am i supposed to act shocked that i think we all kind of knew this and i truly believe that eric jones because he won the southern five hundred that's a good one to have on your resume for sure and he's also wanted daytona so two of the bigger tracks and bigger racist but i just see someone that has all the skills album talent it takes to be a star in this and as long as he can keep racing joe gibbs racing. I believe that's going to give him the opportunity to prove to everybody out there that he it has exactly what it takes. He is a star in the sport for a lot of years to come and i believe someone that maybe even battle later this year in about eleven weeks at homestead dead for championship yeah i think joe gibbs racing believes that he can battle for a championship and i think they know the wind was big but this has been coming. I think cow bush is a huge eric jones fan so internally he has a cheerleader. That's pulling for him that wants him to do because i think eric. Jones is the next guy that comes along that maybe at some point point take some more leadership role in that team. I think that's why he's there in the first place when you look at it and what he's done this year he's run up front. He's had decent races uses but he's had terrible luck. Yeah we can mentioned a number of drivers who have had terrible luck like clint bowyer but he has just had rotten. Luck finally put race together. This is going to be a huge the moment for him this season because i think he carries huge momentum into the next ten or eleven races so i guess now we assume christopher bell in the ninety five and it is a safe to make that assumption option and is it the right move for joe gibbs racing. Knowing bell is out there and maybe eventually the future of the company you know i it. It generally takes a little bit of time to adapt to cup. Racing drivers has so much talent and christopher bell is one of those drivers at does but still the racing is different. The races are longer so getting yourself in their acclimated <hes> and it even though it's not going to be at joe gibbs racing <hes> and he won't be known as joe gibbs driver of at least for next year. He's going to be an equipment that is coming from there and all of the most of the people that are going to be there would be a part of that so to give him a year in that. I i think it's a great move on their part to to move him on. He's done everything expanded nitty series that he needs to do they might go back in there and dabble some and get a few more win but to learn the ins and outs of cup racing to get to understand the drivers and get their respect. I think it was time for him to move on and that's a great point. That's a great point to get yourself acclimated to what cup racing is listen for me. Eric jones was was christopher bail before christopher bail was chris. You know what i mean and that's it you just jump straight from the affinity into that gibbs organization if he had had an opportunity to have steps step in to come in and a little bit different way we may be talking about eric jones a little bit different but we've heaped a ton of pressure on eric jones. Christopher bail gets that opportunity to come in and and have the pressure of being a great extent driver but have the pressure a little bit of pressure off because he's one step removed from a gibbs from j._j. Our car when you look get it even though maybe a j._j. J._r. engines and j._r. engineers and j._j. Our personnel it almost in the minds of those people sitting in the grandstands. It's one step removed so i i think when you look at it it's a great opportunity for christopher bill to get his feet wet to understand to gain respect as they'll said of these other drivers and contribute to the future future of what joe gibbs racing will be so while we're on the j._j. Our topic j._j. Are has an interesting thing before them this weekend. They could win. All of the crown jewel races with four different and drivers and the guy missing from the picture is kyle busch who does vegas think that j._j. Are can pull it off this weekend. Biggest says absolutely yes check out these odds d._j. I mean for the top five j._r. Cars and it's amazing the one driver who has not won a crown jewel this year job racing kyle busch yeah that is shocking that he's the one that but that could change this weekend just as you want but to look at this guy and say they're the favorites. There's no doubt my mind that they are the favorites matter of fact. I'm pretty sure kevin kevin harvick with day. He probably needs to be the fifth driver on that. Those drivers need to be at the top of the list. You said maybe not maybe not and here's swab say maybe not you cannot count off can't count out doug eight and that ford power. When you come to indianapolis i am so sorry and you cannot not count out roger penske and brad keselowski enjoy lugano and the rest of stewart haas racing when you come to indianapolis. They'll send it in big. Tom players rise to the occasion big time events all these four drivers that i know of when we talk kevin harvick clooney's talk joy lagaan and when we talk break their big time players they they rise to the occasion doug gates we already know knows rises to the occasion so i'm not giving it to. I'm not putting jay g._r. On the trophy yet believe i'm not putting it on there the hell impossible though d._j. To think about it you know when denny hamlin wins the daytona five hundred martin true x the coca cola six hundred and then eric jones is other than five hundred bush at one of his his best racetracks could be the guy to complete the crown jewels for joe gibbs racing lines up for them but you know the hard work and efforts had been put forth there. I mean they they come out of your even. If one of the four don't win sunday one half of the regular season racing teen already so that's it's just incredible what they've done. That's the odds. It should have been one hundred to one cow. Bush wouldn't one one of the craft one hundred hundred to one make sense to me so relatives here in may we were here as well for the indy five hundred he made dill junior weighed in a creek for almost an hour to find some bricks. He found the party at the snake pit and he took us to the top of the pagoda. Well rutledge is back. Here at indy will find out what kind of trouble he's found here in september. I don't know if you found or not now you can do it. I did it okay. Is it room for one more all right great. I'll get in the back. Go get this. How you imagine your boulevard colbert experienced to go out at some point yes because i figured our show car oil up there. We go <music> in your car but if you take your car can't wait sixteen playoff contenders will turn this trip into burnout boulevard next thursday joined kelly status steve carden dale earnhardt jr. next thursday seven pm eastern here on n._b._c. S into that parker now be either as well but added on bill. You said yeah. I think we're add on's. We're also rans for sure compared to those guys i can tell you that parker is gonna burn outs and i'm going to sit in a truck and hopefully hopefully not fall out. You're gonna burn out in the truck. We're not doing burn out in the truck with martin's hopes to burn out here at the brickyard by the way he is joined us here on fan friday for nascar car america how you doing austin doing great brennan <hes> laps at the grocery strike in the world complaint too much the newly twenty one year old austin syndrich so your birthday was monday june anything anything fun turning twenty one honestly not really i've got i've got a project carbon working on a one got some some mexican food at about a six thirty and worked on my car until about midnight and your project cars what i it's. It's a ninety station wagon and i'm putting a ford mustang engine in it. <hes> it's it's been it's been great for sundays after bad saturdays to at least get upset with something else. Good point good for you bad saturday's lately though now it's been good <hes> less months must be good and <hes> obviously we got playoffs coming up and that's where it counts okay. I want you to talk about it all the time busting through that glass ceiling getting getting that first win how much confidence that gives you going into the next race and how that momentum carries on how did it work. I mean explain how it worked for. You yeah honestly i. It's it's probably the most unenthusiastic answer i could give but not on the same driver i was before watkins glen and it takes you know takes that moment takes breakthrough it. It takes you know putting everything together to make that happen in you know maybe there is some proven yourself as you can do it or you can. You can make it happen in pressure situations. I don't think that's ever been a struggle for me. Obviously understanding what it takes to put it together on a mistake has been a long time coming and it's been fun to be able to put together the last couple of weeks so you're here at the world's roles most famous speedway driving a stockcar probably not what you thought early on in your life whenever the first came here it might be something different honestly the <hes>. I'm happy with a race car man. I mean that's that's what my career has been all about. It's about not not not caring what you get in as long as you get in a race car getting seat time and having fun with it because at the end of day if you're not <unk> having fun but i think race tomorrow is gonna be really interesting. Depending on track conditions are like how long we can hold a wide open but i mean a couple of laps this morning. I felt like does an indycar between throttle time. You're going. You know fifty mile an hour slower but it's it's. It's still the same place i mean i've. I've been coming here since since. I was two years old i i can tell you exactly where i sit. It's actually right behind this over here. I wa- i gave my all right up there. I get my spot off every single year. Put zip ties. Cut it off and i love this place everything about and obviously i've got a lot of family history here we we've watched those last few laps practice the last ten or twelve laps. You guys were racing. Your rear ends off those last those last ten or fifteen laps. What do you take away from that. You're just trying to gauge your stuffers. Everybody else obviously don't wanna tell anything up. I think i was was racing at eighty percents. Don't don't wanna show everything because what you do with runs here and when you get runs because i feel like they are going to be a premium. I don't think it's going to be super easy to pass like like daytona or talladega but when you get run and you have helped with the run you have to use it but at the same time you can't hold yourself and let two guys paseo so understanding who's got better run whose balance is better than yours in where you can generate those runs is is everything so with all that history that you have and in growing up around here. Have you allowed yourself to think what what it would be like to win here at the brickyard driving for roger penske yeah it. It means a great deal. I mean obviously i. I'd be the second manar twenty two car to to win at the brickyard. It's year so <hes> hopefully hopefully we can bring some some assignment. Passionate was momentum where this year but <hes> no. It's it's it's been really cool obviously driver for mr penske all year and have to have that kind of a team behind me but then to to win this race track for him. I don't think there'd be anything more special. You look you trap for roger but you work for your dad. So how is that. I i mean honestly because i wouldn't do do that. So how is that really yeah. He i mean he stays out of it as much as he possibly can. I honestly i don't know if i like me saying this or not but this this'll be the first xfinity race he's probably been to since since daytona tony ortiz first nascar race relations busy schedule so he doesn't really get to see a lot of my races and he's obviously got a pretty busy day job himself so uh of i've got my job to do and he's got his job doing and sometimes we laugh about it and sometimes <hes> he gives me a little advice. I spent a lot of time with your dad not gonna test. He says i try to stay out of everything. Okay i can't so we talked about the big three in xfinity series all year long and we wondered who is going to be that fourth team to kind of step up. Had you guys said hey we're that fourteen to step up and and we're going to be that fourth. Championship played miami when it comes to numbers in different drivers in different cars for me. The only thing that matters is a championship for and if you're there because if you're there you're season justified defied and you have the chance to put your best rates together and go win. A championship in opportunities is everything in this series and the nascar format so that's that's my goal is to be one of those four and then run the best of my life. You know we've seen you obviously in in this situation. We talk about you being part of the big three the big four moving into that category gory. How important is it to get that oval track win that circle track win it. It'd be good to just you know. Stop it silence yeah. That's my point. I've been doing this long enough. I mean think about. I've got six pools in xfinity cars. Half of them are courses havemeyer ovals but it's about putting together together in a lot of these guys are really talented what they do and you know honestly going to the road courses in some respect his is like if i was to go hop in the midget and try and race christopher bell and the b._b._c. thirty nine i i there'd be no contest but i obviously it's a strength of mine and trying to work together with my team and my spotters and my senior drivers all all those guys that have been helped me grow this far and understand what it takes to get your car for these tracks so i know you wanna race. Race in indianapolis is obviously a huge racing jason. You have las vegas next week before your playoff start at richmond the week after that but have you allowed yourself to look at that that playoff schedule and say okay this is where we can really make up some ground or get a win that will move onto the next round and and kind of how things might play off you feel really comfortable with the amount of playoff points in things that you have ad that you can just go racing not worried about any of that yes off racing nascar for for two years in the playoff format and i've had one playoff point every time i did make it to the championship four in the trucks but that was not easy and last year you know you get wiped out on on the first lap of the last round and then you're season's over yeah so it's it's great to have eleven of those things i want to try and rack backup as many as i can go but before before the playoffs started in before you know really that second round of the playoffs i see i see to mount half racetracks and we we we finished the season on mount and a half so i think vegas is going to be really big baseline for a lot of our teams to understand who's going to be strong. Warning world work needs to be and then we're also going to tracks for the second time this year and that's been a big extract bars as well yeah. Brian wilson told me this morning he said that's been a big key for us going back to tracks for a second time. We've improved every time so often select this weekend. I know you wanna win at the brickyard. That'd we have fun when in the best of luck in doing that sounds great and drove the race guys all right so our man rut is here and read. I know in may junior saw some things in the snake that you probably still can't talk about. I'm sure but i hope today's trip around the brick yards a little tamer today. You know what i really wish i could see is austin's ninety volvo wagon with that mustang cower under there does that thing's gonna be awesome and i will be happy to drive around but yeah there's no snake bit this weekend but there is museum and there's music right now. The guys are warming up the stage. Get ready in florida. Georgia line is going to be here this weekend. Dan shea nellie is going to be here coming down your street and the range rover not to mention blanco brown own right the get up that new cowboy boogie turnaround is gonna be awesome but if the music is drawing you here to indianapolis motor speedway the museum just might take a look inside. There is so much history inside these four walls it simova tony weekend like this. How about that car. The nineteen eleven marmon wasp just raising racing history to automotive history dakar's reason that we have the rear view mirror you see right there because one guy didn't want to bring a crew chief with weight. Savings helps us all the stuff we back over parking lot. How 'bout that right there that a lotus is free. Which is the john player. Special that was given tomorrow ins ready after he won. The world championship championship in seventy eight got their current seventy nine. Now it's here. There's so many different pieces of automotive in racing history here in indianapolis motor speedway and there's still more racing. I'm gonna show you a wonderful spot inside journ three coming up a little bit later but if it's the golf course music museums. They've got everything here marty that you wanna find in a fun weekend i roller chicken onstage and start playing music. What do you guys think they're uh go. Hey we're twenty minutes of the show guys and we have not said the word bobble wants of course we'll talk about that when we come back the final race of the regular season who who gets the final two playoff spots. We'll talk about it. It all comes down to this. One race for two spots watch with four drivers to fight it out and all the is here. The brickyard are going to be on one driver. Jimmie johnson the seven time champ who's on the brink of pissing the postseason for the first time in his career. Check out these other streets guys. I mean the only the spurs have more consecutive playoff appearances. Then jimmy johnson matt's amazing isn't it yes incredible look at he has more titles seven. The spurs only have five thinking. He's only got five n._b._a. Titles so when we made our picks back in february guys. I don't think any of us really thought jimmy would be in the situation situation. In fact i know you didn't cause you wrote on the board forty eight so are you surprised the forty eight in this position and how they play the game on sunday d._j. Do they play the points game. When did they go for the wind. Well you you. I am surprised yes because this jimmy johnson we're talking about and you think that <hes> even with the change that they made in crew chiefs and things that that they would find a way to to to work into the playoffs and be there but what did they do this sunday. I think that they have to basically go into this. With three maybe four different strategies to look at <hes> depending upon how practice tamar and then they're not gonna know how fast records and we're going to start until sunday morning after qualifying chop think that is going to determine how how they might go about running these first couple of days if they've got a good enough car and can get inside the top five for those two stages and gather points there and the others don't didn't they can look at one wait for that final stage at what they may have to do otherwise if that's not happening then they've got to figure out a strategy that will put them in put their driver in a position to try to win here late yeah and and look the race. Daniel soya's clint boyer and around new. That's who they're racing when they come into this you ask your question was did they go for points to go for the win. I've never seen jimmy johnson not go for a win and i think the rover last year shows that it was all about winning that race. That's what it was for. Jimmy johnson a win here solves all his issues. Okay a win owned. The second biggest stage arguably that we have in this sport solves a lot of jimmy johnson's issues at the same time congruent with dale. He has to evaluate where he's at in this field where he's at against his competition and what he can do in that i had a great darling had a great darlington gotten some i had some issues towards the end but had a great darlington if he could come here and put together a first stage like darlington the second stage and then put that finish together then we're going to be talking about jimmy johnson the waning laps of this race if not if he misses the first stage of the second stage and everybody runs the race that they potentially won't to run. We're not going to be talking about jimmy johnson johnson about making the playoffs anymore ryan newman daniels wires. They're tied kyle help me. Is it simple math for those two teams as long as your head of the other guy you're in the way you i know you play the game but then there's the other guys too. They're the it's not just it's not just ryan and daniel swears racing each other even though they're zero even though the previous twenty-five racist to those two guys going into this race when you look at it that way but it debt because you've got to be concerned with jimmy johnson behind you doing making points it's in the first segment and second statement and they'll brought it up before you've got to be concerned about a paul minority. You've got to be concerned about some of those guys did or not even in the points winning the race winning a race and moving moving ahead of you so there's a lot more than just racing man the man right there but i do think that late in this race that you have to pay attention yet ryan newman is team may do because if you get in a situation of two tires or no tires late and ryan newman takes that gamble he's the best in that situation of of any driver that i know of that i've ever raced against or wise when you put him in that situation of holding others off so you better be ready to alter sure your strategy <hes> depending on what he may do he may not be there all day long but give him that opportunity late and then you might have to adjust from there listen you pit late in the race and give around newman liam and one tire position and you're going to have to pass an eighteen wheeler to get back to the front and it's going to be wide because you're not going to get around what about real quick boyer. He has some points to play play with you mentioned on holiday i think if he has a solid day he's good gist have a solid day for sure racing and he moves on yeah he put himself in the best position obviously in darlington making a comeback they're and and doing things really well in getting in a much better position anyone else or racing as a way of life here in indiana and up next we'll talk about grassroots racing and how it celebrated here in the hoosier state as we continue whether nascar america fan friday less than an hour from i._a._m._s. is lincoln park speedway rejoin you for a nascar america fan friday and that turned next stop on the fifty states in fifty days. Tour lincoln park has hosted racist since one thousand nine hundred sixty nine modified sprint cars race their weekly their longest running race is the putnam bill clash the thirty second annual this past may a regular lincoln park is sheriff josh fuller and his car recently honored fallen indiana police officers and canine officers that served his department lincoln bark also helped produce husak star tyler sunshine courtney his grandfather actually used to own the race tracks exa speaking of some grassroots racing found evidence of that here and i want to be found right you know mardi on the famous show pimp my ride exhibit zip. It was once quoted as saying like oh. I heard you like car saw. Put a car in your car well. Apparently they did that here last year at the track they decided to pimp this racetrack. They put a racetrack inside the racetrack. We're on the three sixteenth dirt mile here. This is the dirt track inside in indianapolis motor speedway and the great thing is thought well. We'll put it up. We'll see what happens. People absolutely love got it so they threw another race this week. Take a look at wednesday night. It was an insane finish as kyle larson survived with the spin and win to go on to win the race wednesday night not to be outdone then last night for the black brian clawson memorial the b._b._c. thirty nine zab wise running in clawson marshall racing car also the thirty nine four that team. He won the race a fifteen thousand dollar purse. When you talk about my track my roots imagine if you're track was inside one of the most famous tracks and all the world now. I know some of those tracks in certain states. I'm been represented. Rick allen who is from nebraska was at this track with me earlier today so i feel like nebraska's his kind of representing here marty but an amazing place. I'm so glad that indianapolis motor speedway did this because the fans love it and obviously it makes great racing inside a great race track jack rutledge you bring up a great point because forty six dates have been represented in our my track. My roots campaign guys <hes> so there's there's four missing okay. What are the end. Rutledge brought up nebraska. Yeah rick allen rick album of rick. I taw rhode island. Which i did not know does not have a racetrack d._j. Racetracks in rhode island this idea if you're in rhode island get by roadside go out and stand along highway interstate ninety five track that gotcha and and they're seacock across state line two and hawaii evidently racing season in hawaii joe through april everywhere everywhere. I know i know but hawaii evidently come on why but for those who have participated. Let's check out some more grassroots racing from this past weekend and that my track my route signs showing up bedford fairgrounds speedway in pennsylvania. That's johnson taylor celebrating the eamonn feature wind from last friday eamonn kyle. That's eh yeah at huntsville speedway him. I don't think it's electric. I dunno johnny braves. Were took the checkered flag in last saturday's late model title feature there. You go jimmy jimmy today to chat with us. He was <hes> you can see more grassroots racing across the country this week in advance hands choice dot tv can check out the lineup there lot going on this weekend. Myrtle beach racing is always worth watching so checkout fans choice dot atv this weekend all of that racing action. We'll tolerate almost got to kiss the bricks here. Last year finished second at indianapolis. We'll talk with the reigning champion at the experience series next on nascar america <music> the red guard and where's the jar for the second time joist join the greatest broke bitch win in the break your four hundred to jimmy johnson the only in jeff gordon. No those guys have in common their either in the hall all famous they're going to be. I'm assuming jimmy he's gonna make it. I think that's a great great. Assumption are busy weekend and the quest for the cup guys to kiss. The brick starts tomorrow mark levin a._m. Eastern busy day here kyle that is not a misprint ten thirty a._m. Cup qualifying wait can't wait when the last time we four now now on a sunday morning. You said that in in rehearsal you weren't supposed to say it on the run. I'm sorry i have no clue. I have no clue it's going to be a busy weekend here from the brickyard and joining us here on the mobile one peacock pit box the guy who almost won the race but did win the championship last year in the city series mr tyler how you doing ma'am not too bad. I mean it's always a blast. Come here said cup qualifying on sundays seeing the cars go out there before we make our race and i won't even get see that now so do you know you can clinch lynch the regular season title tomorrow. Do you know have you done the math on that yet. It's been in the back of my mind for sure. <hes> you know we know if he can score about. I think ten point point there. You go more than christopher. Bell will be good going into las vegas and we can go for it. Mix it up. Just try and win that the final race we wanna win tomorrow here obviously as well we want to kiss the bricks like a lot of great. Drivers drivers have like like you. Have you know we'll just go out there and see if we can't get it done yet but when you look at this racetrack in the history of it what does that mean to you even have that opportunity in an expanded car now to come here and had that chance to raise it the world's most famous speedway. It's honestly really really cool but no doubt what does any. The guys have done for a very long time. Here is simply incredible. It's a spectacle racing so we're going a little bit slurred and they are. I think about sixty miles an hour or something like that is crazy crazy that we are. You know how fast they go because even even going what we are around here. It's still feels pretty quick so another sixty miles. An hour is quite unreal and ah i've i've said it before you know whether you run two hundred fifty or one hundred fifty. The intensity of the race is what is pretty pretty spectacular about this place watching you. Guys are set at allston said what you guys run. Those last few laps of practice in practice has been intense today and you talked about trimming the car out verses downforce. Is that what you guys. Were working on yeah. You just gotta know what you're going to what your battles are going to be in the race and it's pretty clear here that you need to be able to build a run and make a pass but if you can't ever be the throttle to get that run going you're never going to have it in within the right amount of time to complete it before you get down to the end of the street away into turn one return four so let's just gonna be the battle are armie. Anderson's maple syrup chevrolet is really really fast <hes> but we just gotta keep honing on honing in on the balance. I think that's just going to be our great debate overnight trying to go into this race to see what were adjustments we can make to it so this race presents a different challenge than any other race track that you go to with the four distinct corners and it's not the only thing that you can do running riot although his highly entertaining for us you get a little bit mad that that's not an opportunity to do here. Well you know i think in in years years passed if you get in the second lane. It's a little sketchy going through these corners but in these expanded cars. It's really cool that you can make the second lane work and if you're on a restart or an in a rare situation i've been able to not wreck in the third line around here which seems pretty crazy in anything but now we're carrying the speeds that we were going wide open around this race track. We can move around a little bit as long as the tracks fairly claimed you talk about running wide open around the with dell. Dot com ended after the first practice. It looked like an indycar practice from the car because they never lifted you. Just go down on you rotate <hes> and how long can you run wide open. If you're leading or verses being in the pack i think for the most part if you're the leader <hes> obviously depending on the temperature and the where the tires obviously we've got a little rubber down now so tires won't go away as fast but i think if you're leading <hes> for the most part you spilled around in the majority of a run wide open yeah when you're backing traffic. That's when everything changes it. You can run pretty wide open behind one car. You're behind two three four five. It just continues to get worse and worse and you you just have to manage it more so you almost need a a really trimmed out car to romy really fast up front but you also need something a little bit different <hes> to handle the dirty air in the in the back of the traffic so who really really knows what the right recipe is going to be so you're nine months into after winning your championship and the defending champion and that's how you're introduced everywhere that you go is is that still pretty cool to hear that your name and the xfinity series champion is pretty cool. It's crazy it feel like it was only five minutes ago that all that happened didn't as you said we're already nine months into this season and we're getting ready to start the playoffs all over again so the years kind of flown by we've had some really good runs so it hasn't really dragged on. We had a couple of weeks here and there but i mean we've we've had a very spectacular year and we'd like to end the regular season on a good note and get ourselves in the best shape possible for the playoffs okay so they'll brings it up. You win the championship last year your tim points away. You know you need to gain some points here to win the the the regular season champion the first half this year. What are you gonna do next sure this week. He went to tweak artiste. I'm trying to get a scoop here. Hopefully in the playoffs and then try triangle after regular season championship no matter what it is no matter what that's the best answer to answer like you did this week on sirius x._m. Radio he says i want a three car team and expect him to be in the cup series next year coming together. I hope it does but you know it takes. A lot of moving parts and pieces money solves everything. All all things lined up. I mean you never know we all know how the sport works. It's a tough business and it's just making everything lineup. Money's a factor in money is that l. and i'm sorry i loved your throwback last week man to me having the other should have gotten a cool. You should've worn the you know the hair first of all a cool seven eleven. I dropped the ball. It was cool. You did not drop the bomb work wearing wearing the seven eleven helmet one more time this week cooling shot hopefully get victory should auction off victory junction once. You're done so idea idea go so we've we've solved something here so i like to the man leading to the finish line just all he joins us next sale. Nascar america's been a year it since that when he wants to get back to <unk> we'll ask him if he can get it done this weekend. For back to back wins at the brickyard jumps in all walken breakdown great job i just at all has you just added his name to the list of winners and he will have the opportunity to kiss the bricks. This one is from my dad because at the brickyard crossing there he drove me up here every wednesday night <hes> during the winter so that i could take classes <hes> to to be the best i could be as not only a good driver inside the car but i said the car and heads off the handle what a fun and emotional day last year for justin all talking about his dad mike who made so many trips up here to the brickyard card to get him lessons to make him a better race car driver most emotional win. Most maybe significant win of your career justin. Yeah i mean you look at indianapolis motor speedway on the docket of international international racetracks that people all over the world claim they wanna come in a bucket list racetrack so to be able to even come here is first of all fantastic to win here to cross it yard of bricks. I just into it like we didn't know practice. I mean literally. We took the green flag. I track but right there my daughter. My wife is my family all being able to kiss the bricks. That was really special day. Look we had a. I had a friend that asked me earlier today. Is this phrase trick changed any or is it about the same as the same time. Taylor is half. Justin is different and and the question is really is you only run this race track once a year. So how much different is it this year or is it the same with this package. What's what's funny about that. Question is tyler was behind me practice this and it looked exactly like the final apps of last year and he still didn't figure out a pass me saw back. They're kinda pissed because i'm like all right. We didn't learn from last year and i and i didn't didn't teach me this year so we're but no honestly the biggest difference for us is the racetrack service. They put a coating now. I think they call a polymer coating. It's it's it's basically a plastic coating right. It makes a racetrack really dark but on the flip side of it tire wears been fantastic tire. Tim have been fantastic. <hes> all the things that we typically would would fight at the brickyard we don't have that this year and that that in itself is is exciting now the challenges you can't see the line is much so so you know my my teammates trying to talk with before the before the practices go and they've never beaten a couple of never been here before so trying to teach them hayward attorney and where to go when you don't have that visual is really hard indianapolis the thing that's crazy about this place. If you don't have experience here it's crazy. I don't know how y'all do the first time you came here because the test tell me that went down into turn one in the first hey this is. This is fun right. Yes challenge you. When you first came up here today. I was going to offer to hold your microphone because does your arms have still be tired from us. We we actually like you're working on a little bit so maybe i did okay. You know <hes> last week. Doc was <hes> the the word of the day was sideways. We were cy was off gamer. I i made a mistake at the end of the second stage in and i put myself in a wbap position and didn't realize it and that's probably the hardest part sometimes when you make a mistake you like yeah i put myself in that spot and i knew it was it was a maybe maybe <hes> fifty depicted chance or two hundred seventy seven thirty chance of making the corner this when i really thought was fine and ultimately i got fence in that and dame's racecar enough that we eighty nine shot of the win anymore that was disappointing job all the way down second and that stage and then another initial ford at the end you talk about teammates and come into a place like this and come in with teammates who haven't haven't been here. Is that hard on you guys because you don't have as much when you go back to your debrief is i've never been here before. I don't know what to tell you that kind of thing and you get some of that. I would say normal yes but everybody junior murray sports. I mean you look at our cars. The last three years year two years i guess with this package edge they've been fantastic and we had really good cars before that before this package but but just solely on this particular arrow injured package junior murray sports has done a fantastic antacid job of making sure that we're as fast as we can be the hendrickson shabas done a fantastic job of making sure where we need to be and and we'll load it and i mean i. I told jason on the radio i said man. I'm easy wide open. It's i don't know what to do any better. It's really good and when you can unload that way and your teammates can unload oh that way even though they never been here i mean jeb and noah both were faster than i were in. The first practice never been here before. That's that's really impressive so as you look ahead to the play offs and and you would like to change tomorrow that you don't win at this point in time even if you don't get that win these next two races and head into the playoffs you still don't feel like that that you and your team or a championship caliber that you can be a one of those ford homestead. I feel like the last two months we've made huge strides. You know our program agenda sports. We obviously didn't get out of the boxes strong as he wanted to this question we we. We all talked about it. We know it <hes> but the guys went back to work. They worked hard. They've done a fantastic job the last two two and a half months we've we've kinda righted the ship. I feel like we've done a lot. Better job and you know yeah. I wanna win race. I want to win two races before the starter arta but last year we won five races including this race and went on to the playoffs and it was his lacklustre his is disappointing playoffs as you possibly i mean we had fifty or sixty points going into the going into the playoffs and still didn't make the final four you know we were. We were in jeopardy or not even making the final eight yeah you know and so i i look at it for us. We have to go to the playoffs and have momentum so these reasons obviously important but i don't believe at this point. We need a win. We need five wins in the playoffs. Including home said we'll be in great shape. We're we're almost out of time but what would to a romain here. I don't think there's words. They're gonna try but you know. This place is his historic. It's incredible and it would be it would mean a lot. I think i think i would actually do the second one more because at first when you saw the emotion i it was so emotional when i got done i was like man i. I don't remember half the stuff i did. I really don't i got pictures of all of it but it was just an emotional event. I feel like if you do that again. It would be way more emotional all right. We appreciate your taking thanks to all the drivers who stopped by by the way. What did we learn today. In the show kyle rut to drummer. I didn't know dirt rudder. Drummer austin is putting a mustang engine in a station wagon. Yes which i think is kind of cool station. Why that's going to be fast. Tyler is not gonna tell us what he's going to do. In twenty twenty twenty him to take his helmet and sell it for victory for sheds going to get the seven eleven helmet and we learned that justin is not going to tell tyler any secrets especially especially about where he thinks he can win. We thank you for joining us for a nascar. 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08-01-19 NASCAR America Motorsports Hour
"<music> this weekend is anything but the norm tonight the trucks are slinging dirt at Eldora and this weekend the Cup and xfinity series hit the road course both at Watkins Glen Wind Today Parker and A._J.. Preview tracks in the simulator and we will share our list of the top five wildest moments and there have been plenty of than welcome to the motor sports our YEP IMSA racing this weekend as well Parker Triggerman in Jay Almond Dinger. We'll both be behind the wheel not just in the SIM. You guys are both heading to the Glenn Right after the show for your other job so you're gonna be racing Sunday and you're racing Saturday. I'm going to take the lead here because you'll probably beat me on track sort of situation yes. I'm going to raise it again. In the ninety six brothers racing we have T._R._T.. Fortieth anniversary scheme against super excited about that so that throwback scheme we've been using this year and hoping for a better run snowman. We had a great run their last year and I just love this event. The crowd is always amazing. It's a picturesque events when was beautiful racetracks in the country. I love going to walk. You took all your time yeah well. I'm just I'm pulling double duty this weekend racing on Saturday for colleague in the ten car again and then working Sunday a road America IMSA so I'm pulling it wasn't considered working now triple duty because you're here on the show drew on Thursday motorsports hour. We're GONNA get to is that insurrection just a bit but it is the first day of August that means back to school and back to the road courses for Nascar Watkins Glen always a site for car and people watching coaching like you mentioned but it's not the only track with a show this weekend. One Fan has left their seat here at l.. Uh All over there be hearing minute. We're waiting for the great lack. We're racing vote America fifty to one of the most challenging race tracks. That's on the circuit. The first victory right voters they win at Road America. There's so much on so many things to see and even while fans out you ask yourself wild enough to get a tattoo. They say this but the Sunbird is less permanent than you hope than a tattoo so I don't know you gotta be committed in more wish how the tracks are the stars this weekend so it's only fitting there are nominees for motor sports star of the week kind of doing a little twist here. Which track are you looking forward to watching the most this weekend is it El Dora Road America or Watkins Glen Go to N._B._C.? Sports DOT COM SLASH NASCAR vote and make your choice. We'll have final results later on. Do you guys have a favorite America America. The early lead there by Laura Arjun. It's surprising I don't think that will last through the Kurds. That's yeah I had a pet. I can't pick pick a favorite I mean it. It's all three in their own right or great racetracks and fun to be on and be at so yeah heck go to all of them. Can you vote. This is like a fourth option. All the above. I'd go see I should have that. We'll go ahead and get your vote in. We'll give you the results later in the show of course the xfinity series has nearly a month of road courses courses but for Sunday's race is a surprise winner lurking it seems so on paper A._J.. Because nine different winners in the last ten races at Watkins Glen Yeah it's it's just a racetrack that it's fun to be on the way the strategy plays out is kinda crazy with stage racing. Now maybe not as much strategy that plays out in it but ambrose the only two time winner in both those races he really was a last lap or with really three to go the first year passing Kyle Busch on re-start in twenty twelve. They had that epic finish where Brad Him came to the checkered. After Kyle was leading Bobby Labonte had dumped oil all the way around the racetrack racetrack on the last lap so we see there for whatever reason it plays out to have multiple winners and chances for maybe somebody to go out there and steal I lights. We like seeing your name on that funny enough good reminder guys he won there. I agree with that and I think some of the reasons we see you know the spread out different winners as really hard to kind of control road course because there's so many variables you have fuel mileage. It sometimes comes into play late. Race restarts can get crazy. You get knocked off. If you're not gonNA fight back through the field I think you have certain drivers who on those weekends sometimes just hit it right and they find a groove on the road course being that we go to so few them in the Cup upstream so I think it's just one of those things where there's that there's so many variables that allows us different winters and I think there's a possibility this weekend we could see someone new at the front. Drivers have been fast like Eric Jones comes to mind barnes good at Sonoma's so there's definitely a possibility and it's definitely one of the things watch and road course like this of saying. WHO's that car that we're not paying attention that could win this race? We're GONNA get into driver specifically a little bit later when we go over to the touch screen but in terms of big picture themes it's just different for everyone involved. I mean even the pit crews the way they put the cars. Sir Different Nascar's come out with some new sort of road rules. We might see that play a factor in this weekend's race especially for the pit crews because you talk about it because it's really the only racetrack that they go to. They have to do kind of reverse role. We've seen how they what different pit crews think is right. Do you pick the right side. I go over the left side. It lends itself from mistakes stakes. The pit road is downhill so for a driver sometimes and I thought it in the xfinity race last year you go on a pit stall. That's downhill and you hit the brakes and you kind of just sitting there if the car creeps Ford and you're right on the line that can be a penalty so for so many different reason walk INS Glenn is a race track that plays out kind Kinda crazier than than most that we see so it's going to be a packed house. It's been sold out the last couple of years I think it sold out again or close to it so a lot of crazy fans going on. It's just a it's a fundraising and racing the rain last year. I did race in the rain. That was cool. I wish it would rain. I WanNa race in the right. I want to say cup race in the rain. I was hoping for that. I don't think it's got I was praying for last year. Begins coming out right. You're in for a really great forecast but we hope to bring you some pretty pictures from Watkins. The story storylines are going to be great with like you said the fans all the action on the track something else we're going to be watching of. Course you guys talk about that. first time winner chase winning last year for the first time the crowd went crazy <hes> his Hendrick motorsports has been in the news because you mentioned William Byron sort of been on an upswing Jimmy Johnson. This weekend is going to be interesting because he has that the new crew chief and that crew chief you've cliff Daniels is on baby watch his wife do with their first child. So in the in the next few days might come to fruition that he's not even there on his first official weekend. It was a little bit shocked by this Parker. I'm not really sure about I just knowing that the were they were they wanNA stage at Pocono and and the way played out yeah they got kind of backing traffic late in the race so they didn't have a great finish but to make this change. It just shows where they think that forty eight team is that and it needs some help to to make the playoffs I mean they're outside the cutoff line so a late change. I felt like but something they feel like it's real necessary to try to move that team forward and I I find this fascinating move because I don't think we in this sport really sort of think about last ditch efforts like this. We don't think about personal change. We've seen it maybe on the pit crew side. We've even seen motorsports change mid race but this is a very innovative move to say okay. We're starting to see the demarcation line for making the playoffs right. Where a couple of races out? This team now looks exit. Their situation says we have to make a change and that's how they're going to go about it and this is sort of their last ditch effort to say okay. We need this forty eight car in the playoffs. What can we do? We're not gonNA change Jimmy Johnson out right. We're not going to suddenly find new special parts to make this car faster. We've got to change some sort of dynamic on this team. So it's a fascinating move. I think a lot of race these teams within the sport are going to watch this move closely because if it pays off get used to this in the future because this could be something that sort of happens more often. I don't think it's a great thing cruces because the pressure down ramps up to not a whole season but just a partial part of the regular season but it's something that race teams are going to have to look at because this is if this works very innovative move and if you're looking at it in football terms. It's like bringing in your backup quarterback because you're not you're not gonNA change driver out especially if it's a seven time on champion but you just need a spark whether it's new ideas whatever it is that team just Khanna's been stagnant and they need a spark. Maybe this is it well. I know it's something we're going to be discussing on Nascar American countdown to green because on our conference call this week <hes> D._J.. In K._p.. Both had some strong feelings and opinions on that so make sure you tune in on Sunday for that but let's go to IMSA wrote America another great track fans outstanding. There is a story like can you kind of reset because I was with you guys. Is it Rolex Long Beach. The start of the year and the big story was Ken Mazda Win. They have flipped the script yeah and this'll be as you said a reset because for the first time in over a month once all the classes running back together Parker you where lime rock we're just a G._T.. Only field so mazda for it seems like eternity is really been trying signed to win a race and all of a sudden they have tuna row going for three in a row at road America now the dreaded B._O._p.. which is trying to add some weight to some cars add some some boost to other cars? That's in play now. At road. America mazdas been kind of taken back a little bit add some weight took away some boosts so we'll see how that plays he's out especially at a Racetrack Road America where all down a horsepower but yeah they were looking for something now have two wins in a row in in looking at the championship battle. Ah points were kind of not even relevant thought all right. They're out of the championship. They just want to win races well. They're only nineteen back. All Jarvis and Tristan Nunez are only nineteen points back back we see here. Dan Cameron J. P. One problem on Toyah they took over the points lead after the last race sleeper Nazar Dirani and then their teammates Dane Cameron J._p.. PM's teammates Elliot Castro Neves and Ricky Taylor only nine back so it's been been great and the class finally somebody beat Porsche Yup. We had four G._T.. The chip Ganassi racing team and G._T.. There's been four winners in the last five races so wrote America always a Reasons that we're doing here you have just new garden saying nine hers power. You Got James saying the same thing. Obviously the drivers want this A._J.. This kind of hearkens hearkens back to the indy cars that you and I fell in love with insane. Horsepower insane speeds shield Farren closed course record lap at two forty one one point four at Fontana was where I was falling in love with cart and champ car racing and you know when I watched it and parking you're talking about it. The ZANARDI Nardy Montoya Days that Al Unser Jr. Days those they had over nine hundred horsepower probably well over a thousand at that point and then they slowly started declining to where when I was in champ car it was at seven fifty and then even when I went back to Indycar in two thousand thirteen did some of those races it was nobody really said anything but it probably was closer to six fifty so now we're starting to see it ramp up. They added boost this year. At Indian qualifying. We saw big speeds at Iowa. They added boost on the road courses. They've added boost so they're gonNA do a little bit of that next year and then obviously see that's leading into two thousand twenty two where it's just going to be mega aid. Do we go to Indiana somewhat break the record thirty six fight around there so it is possible and as we saw drivers all about more speed it's been discussed. We'll see if we get some record-breaking speeds come twenty twenty two. Everything <music> old is new again coming back repack nine. Oh two one. Oh never mind you guys are too young. It's a Thursday night special in the NASCAR truck series tonight is one of their biggest races of the year and up next Parker will be in the SIM. Show drivers will face in the L. Door Derby. Oh we love this race. Stay tuned this weekend's mecum auctions coverage is taking on a familiar shade of petty blue. Two of the king's most iconic race cars are going on the block in Harrisburg Pennsylvania live coverage continues tomorrow at noon eastern right here on N._B._C. S. N. and joining us us now from Harrisburg or two of the host of become options on N._B._C. Scott Hoke and John Craven guys. I looked through some of the collections. Can you tell us about some of your favorites. They have sold so far today. Oh my goodness Chris. It has been a phenomenal day once again here today. In our second day UH of coverage from Mecum Harrisburg six years now that we've been coming to this venue and it continues to get better and better doesn't jive well it does Scott and what's happened is he has to the point where this is a national level event is firmly established as one of the top mecum auctions of the entire year well you asked us. What but some of our favorite cars were that have sold today? How about we give you a little look at our top sellers from our telecast earlier today on N._B._C. and how about a nine hundred fifty fifty seven Bel Air who doesn't love these fifty seven thousand five hundred bucks little to eighty three power glide but it's that color combination quality restoration? Put It on our top seller Scott. You guys are GonNa love this modern muscle twenty thirteen G._t.. Five hundred super snake gaveled for fifty eight thousand dollars but the best thing about this car was the reaction from the public about that yeah boy did their reaction they stand on the bottle and excite eight hundred fifty horsepower. Yes indeed meet our top seller. Maybe a bit of a surprise nineteen sixty nine F to fifty ranger with a mildly upgraded three ninety the engine seventy thousand dollars while we know that trucks and four wheel drive S._U._V.'s have been quite hot on the puck reveal market. That's a great example talk about quality already earlier reconfirming there that may be the best on the planet. Oh my goodness it is phenomenal and that is leading the way so far here in Harrisburg Harrisburg you see the ranger and the super super stake in the Ford that cyclone rotten fifty grand and in eighteen fifty-eight corvette in their take out the top five guys well. I know a lot of people are going to be tuning in and in attendance for some special cars from Todd warriner collection. Can you tell us a little bit about what we're looking at and what we're going to see this weekend. Oh my goodness yeah Todd Warner has brought forty or so cars cars that are completely off the chart and one of the headliners has no doubt this nineteen seventy super basically lured Richard Petty back to the Mo Oh Park Camp Yeah Richard Petty such back in this time period such a Mo- par stalwart but unfortunately he went to Ford in nineteen sixty nine because they wouldn't accommodate him with an Arrow friendly car but that all changed in one thousand nine hundred seventy. This is the exact card that brought him back into the plymouth mix it was more than competitive wasn't for a midseason that season stumbled accident he would have actually got the track the Nascar Championship and this has been restored and approved by Richard Penny himself off back to as new edition. What are the cool things about that car? In my opinion is the fact that it is so well known among our generation of race fans but also the little kids know it thanks to the movie cars and it is such an icon in many different levels and this nineteen seventy one roadrunner also driven by Richard Petty to a championship well and the next season Richard had better luck and actually won the Nascar Championship in this exact art once again restored score back to ask your condition. It is absolutely perfect race Spec four twenty six happy that legendary engine under the hood and a couple of the basketball significant best known NASCAR racers in history. Yeah we have those two cars plus a bunch of drag racing cars with the very first nineteen one thousand nine hundred sixty seven eight or at that's coming up on Saturday. We have coverage by the way guys that returns to N._B._C. in tomorrow at noon the eastern join us that it is going to be a blast. We are now that a great time here in Harrisburg is we can tell enjoy the Pennsylvania Nia farm show complex looks up a little bit different than when I was there in March for an indoor tractor poll mecum auctions travels to Monterey Dallas Louisville in Vegas in the coming weeks I can't wait to see I don't know maybe six or seven digits. Maybe <hes> on those Richard Petty cars. We'll have to see tomorrow. We'll from pristine vintage stock cars to mud-covered pickups cups. The trucks are in action tonight at the dirt on the dirt at Eldora speedway hard to believe it was six years ago that this race debuted Parker is in the sand Parker. I'm GonNa put you on the spot. <hes> do you remember who got to shovel that first dirt twenty thirteen I didn't I didn't even warn you. I was going to throw this at you know doing Austin Dillon <hes> well. I'm sorry go green here and a while this this is hard A._J.. This track is slicked out which it does and they doesn't real life. You'll see when on gravitate towards the top it's kind of what we've done here and the reason get slick is that the dirt kind of just sort of compacts the rubber lays on it and it becomes very very slick and then you start searching for what they call the cushion job doing right here pretty well and she archer. You're better than in the sprint car rise place. You got the cushion work talking about pristine team. These will not look pristine after done here dot Com Larson show you can go up there and you could bounce this thing off the wall. Don't be afraid man. I have trouble see right now this dirt that's going up in my face. That's one thing <hes> I racing does wells. They simulate all that so it's very tough to see oh. I touched the wall. They're part of the why are you doing in part of the reason talking about the dirt in Compaq down and really have to kind of dry this racetrack out Tony Stewart does such a great job and everybody there at L. Door but if it gets too wet we see it always in in heat races in and in hot laps is all that mud packs on the grill and once it gets stuck on there air it can't come off in the truck overheat so to a certain degree. They have to keep the track just a little bit dry so you don't get mud packing down on the race or on the on the trucks trucks were the drivers can't see and especially trucks aren't overheat so barker's doing a good job. You made a pat pass. Go slide joys <music> only happening. Sorry I think I found my calling I shouldn't be I should have been at this race. You pretty good here. You do say that you are two for two on dirt. I am yes and the orchestra is I've. I've done two races in my life one both so got perfect record. I I'd be putting that at jeopardy by doing this by the way Krista. That was the first thing he told me when he sat down to the same by the way on two for two on dirt. Don't don't forget it so I think this would be awesome. If this is any indication it's so much funding. I think is why the drivers like is that what a big move here. I'm trying to give me a big move onto ball radio. Go down in there Jim thome including US and he ran out of town off too. That's yeah that's that's what happens when you get overzealous their pay. It was a big move. I don't know if we can get you a flight to Rosberg Ohio here this evening. No time probably not about happening all right. We'll stick stick with the simulator and we're going to have another simulator run later on with Watkins Glen which is where the Cup and xfinity series are this weekend but up next we will count down the Glen wildest moments and look at some play off hopefuls who need a big result as for big on Sunday <music> left these races pretty down over the past couple of years all this time I've been wondering when would it happen. You don't run second eight times by La when you made that mistake in one I was too far back. Capitalize takes Elliott is driving. The race of his life. Tech Affleck's thrill so emotional so much relief. I'm out again seven time. Champion is going to give them a push. Rush Chase Elliott broke through last year at Watkins Glen what will happen this time around it starts tomorrow with Nascar America live from the Glenn at five Eastern. Oh I'm going to be there for that. Plus the XFINITY series. We'll have to practice sessions on the N._B._C. Sports APP. It's it's like I just remembered that right partner. You're doing something cool during those practices yeah Causing this eruption I remember when this happened. We're trying to go what just happened and that was just a moment that no one will ever forget four copes cargo. That is crazy number four. You're a late race crash brought out the red flag in two thousand Seven Cup race. This span was like Hey Matt. You're just sitting here. You're not doing anything. Why don't you sign my shirt that I was just wearing and it's all sweaty. Matt said Hey don't kind of busy this guy. This guy said you're going to Watkins Glen Track jail now a story to tell number three the two thousand Sydney race all this is good here Johnson before he far before you was seven time finds a way to survive one of the craziest rex I've ever seen. I think every time you see this. You just never know what's going to happen yeah. He raises his fist in the air where he I should've been nicknamed Superman nowhere to midway through the two thousand Fourteen Cup race. You remember this while A._J.. Just a bit Ryan Newman gets crashed coming off off the carousel and then bounces into Michael Mcdowell a huge hit. It took out the wall there. We sat under REDFORD. I think it was almost two hours or so. How long was the race total five and a half to six hours because we did have another red flag later in the race but you know what that year it was worth waiting for. Why is that who won that race J._j.. Number one this wreck ended the Eleven Cup race under yellow. This one hurts just insane bore said I believe that was in one sense David Ragan into the wall reverberates out into the field and then obviously did room and goes for a crazy ride there. You said earlier that simple zero. It's hard hits. He'll errands lucky dog was not so lucky some of them rex but still smiling from the hood yeah he is and then David David Wright smiling yeah. I might say what just happened. It does show you just never know what to expect at Watkins Glen. We're down to five races left. That's hard to believe before the playoffs so let's look at the five drivers to watch this weekend and for different reasons. Let's start with Ryan Blaney and that Number Twelve look at Ryan Blaney here. Look at the stats and you know what I'm GonNa talk about the stats before that so we look at three starts here. He's got one top five live one top ten but what I look at is over his last couple of races he finished twelfth there last year but at the role he went out there and one that little help from Jimmy and mark excellent last quarter but you still got to be there. He won that race and then went to cinema. This year finished third so he's definitely got the road course speed the experience of knowing how to win. They're also he's going to be running the xfinity race. I'm going to try to have something to say about that but Brad Brad. You'll usually run that race. One of those guys on the Twelfth Car are they thought blaming needed a little bit more help around Watkins Glen. I don't know about that but he's he's pretty fast so he's going to be one to watch. He's he's definitely and they could really use a win. When I let's go to William Byron here just did for me. It's really nice so only one star Watkins Glen finished eighth. That's a good run but will I look at this. Car Is what they've been doing. Basically the past six races. They're averaging averaging three three point two points a race and we say that because Chad Canal Win Byron showed this strategy of trying to get more points in a race at Sonoma was able to win a stage and got got a huge amount of points and probably had speed to contend for the win there had they not that point strategy so now where they are in the playoffs in a far better position in the playoff leaderboard. I think this team could look at Watkins Glen as being a place that maybe just like his teammate last year. Go and get that first win in the Cup series. He's showing the problem is on road courses. I think this is a place that this can happen so we'll see kind of key by they have momentum for sure. Next guy is in what he's really was shown is looking at Eric Jones L. Momentum John. He does have momentum. He's got a third third second the last three races but looking at the road courses Watkins Glen Glenn. He's been really good at over the last couple. He's qualified inside the top ten at both races in two thousand seventeen. He finished fifth last year. The with the race played out fuel-saving. He finished ten but he had a lot more speed that weekend. So we know the Joe Gibbs. Racing's cars are going to be faster. Eric Jones is really taking a Watkins Glen so I I think this may be a place that he possibly get his second career win and more importantly lock himself into the playoffs okay so you talked about three drivers who are kind kind of on this upswing reasons to watch. This could be their weekend. Where do you put Kyle Larson in that Leo away from Kyle Larson now this he's interesting for for so many reasons because he can qualify a race car two road course we've seen it at Watkins Glen and Cinema. He knows how to go out there and put a lap down on the finishes have just been kind of crazy. I got it here. He's got a fourth his first year. They're kind of came out of nowhere because he qualified twenty third then he came back the next year he finished twelfth. Okay Finish Twenty sixteen he was he was having a pretty good run parker. You interviewed me after that race. Oh I might might help them on the last Corner Yup and my bad then he won the next week so welcome but then he finished twenty third and twenty seventeen then he finished six six last year so Watkins Glen is just kind of hit or miss but you look at his qualify. Take out the first year six second second fifth so those cars have speed. I think Kyle Larson listen if they can put the whole race together. He can be up there contending to win the race. I grieve all that was said there but you know what he cares. In love so much is dirt racing and you know what he did last night. Why would he do. He was in an epic dirt. Racing Usak minutes here going in this epic duel. This was just so awesome to watch Zev wiser. He's racing against these trade believe back and forth and I believe on the final lap remake the last ditch effort. I think we get together. Zev wise able to get it hat was just such a cool finish. He's going with this cool finish but I think it was his birthday Karl Larsson driving just watching him drive. I really love watching Kyle Larson drive on dirt. It's just amazing yeah. Let's go back to the NASCAR race and you've got forty one of Suarez okay work that was kind of weird all right so for days whereas everything you said about hit or miss basically with collars. Watkins Glen is the opposite for him. He is really good their third place finish in two thousand seventeen a fourth place place finish last year but the thing for this team is what's been going on points wise. They've been hit or miss in the last couple races. They've fallen out of the playoffs. There could carry US position with viruses ago. There's a lot of pressure on him to find a way in the playoff in this forty one car for Stewart Haas racing so I believe this is a very important weekend for dinosaurs in this forty one team. They need a good run. They need a lot of points. I need great stage finishes. They need to come out of this weekend feeling that they've done something points wise and taking a a bite out of that points gap right now being thirty one and that's the crazy thing parker is do they race for stage points because the way we've seen road course racing happen. Everybody pits before the the end of the stage to get track position. Do they just say we need the points. Are they already win or nothing mode. That's the question I think thirty one out though it's it's very Cosa Safai races I agree so I think they could go either way. We'll just have to watch and we promise you five all five sort of in that bubble talk. Let's give you a bonus driver who maybe isn't worried about points. It is easy yeah yeah. I got this one ninety five car. I think after it's finished it's getting his first ever top. Five you gotTa Watch Matt and that Ninety five car. He's had some interesting comments in the media as of late about why he should stay in that ninety five car for next year. I do agree them that. He is doing great things in that ninety five car. They stats they meet. Nothing's out those yeah. Don't worry about those stats. Cut this off screen. My Boy Guido is going to go out there and make it happen. I agree we were talking about it. He finished fourth at Cinema Norma. We talked a little bit this week about some stuff at Watkins Glen. We know going back to what I just said about a couple of minutes ago Joe Gibbs. Racing cars are fast. They're an alliance. It's there Mike Wheeler used to be. They're going to have a lot of great notes and he can go out there and we'll a race car and everything that he says in the media. I made sure her to tell him. Don't back down because it's the truth and they're not throwing anybody under the bus. You're having confidence in yourself saying nobody in my race car is going to be better than me and there's a the reason for that because it's true that if he has another round like he had its anoma. Will he give you another shout out and say he he owes it all to you know because he did it on his own. I can I can. I only heard it so if I have that I'm going to say because he's helped me. A little bit spent trying. I'll give new shadow all right. Thanks guys so we gave you some drivers to watch now. If the regular season season winding down that means our fifty states must be too when we come back we will tell you why youth has gone wild skid row <music> welcome back the sturgis motorcycle rally fires this week in South Dakota and American flat track is part of the action with racist in Sturgis and rapid city catch the racing August tenth here on N._B._C.. I know we got kind of stay with that. There who reason to watch the buffalo chip and sturgis chips they race around a bar aw I love it race around aboard ship with that was black hills way in rapid city. They're hosting A._F._C.. This week both tracks about a two hour drive from today. Stop on our fifty states in fifty days tour we're heading to Wyoming and the three Eighth Mile Gillette Thunder speedway now G._T._S.. I hope racing in in one thousand nine hundred seventy but it's actually on a second location after losing the lease at the original spot. A new track was built from scratch in two thousand four but if you WANNA win here you have to be Eddie. Kirchhoff Eddie runs in the Ymca modified class recently earned his one hundredth feature win tracks biggest race is the east west clash. This three day event draws between in one hundred thirty and one hundred sixty cars with a purse of more than sixty thousand dollars and a unique aspect of the track. It's run by a nonprofit raising more than a quarter quarter million dollars for charities over the last fifteen years that is awesome. Gillette Thunder speedway had a great summer of grassroots racing on July Thirteenth Kyle Harkin work in one the Ymca in West modified feature there and last Saturday seventeen year old Geel Selvi. He's in the all black suit. He became the youngest four ten sprint winner at the famous. KNOXVILLE raceway in Iowa Knoxville nationals are coming up soon. Congratulations Geo from Cherokee speedway in Gaffney South South Carolina nicknamed the place. Your mom warned you about millikin one last week late model feature in popular the cool to grandma crashed dirt card Jordan Turkey speedway cow petty race here. Mama warned you about now. That's a my track my roots with the miles. It's time to take a look at some of the cool things. Nascar drivers are doing this week. We're going to start with bubble wallace. Take a look at what Bubba was up to now last year. BUBBA and everyone else. Else race at Charlotte Motor speedway right for the first time bubble was one of several the crash on the backstretch chicane. Remember that right. I think for a couple of weeks from testing the here's what he's doing now on Tuesday traded in his helmet for a hard hat he got a head start preparing the robles new chicane for this false race. The new chicane will be wider have additional national runoff areas and we'll also have a wide radius giving drivers more passing opportunities quite therapeutic. Yeah I bet on Wednesday Chase Elliott joined members of the Tennessee army and air the National Guard to help promote this month night race at Bristol Motor speedway along with honoring Sergeant First Class Daniel Coal as part of Bristol's Neighborhood Heroes Program Elliott guided incredible notable view of the city of Nashville writing from a Black Hawk helicopter our own dustin long join chase for the experience. I think John Dustin took that shot right. I if it's impressive keep keep an eye on N._B._C.. Sports Dot Com for his story and how about another one Korcula Joy. He's going to be racing for a cause this weekend at Watkins. Glen Corey is giving up one month's salary salary from go fast racing to promote Samaritan's feet. It's a charity that provides shoes to individuals and children in need between now and Sunday. Anyone who makes a donation to the charity through through Corey's hope givers page online will have their names personally written on the number thirty two car by Corey himself and you know it's one name. He's GonNa have to ride on their what what Parker clergyman as you make your donation I did after the he may have had some high pressure sales tactics here telling me he was going to this is what he wrote to you. If you don't donate to put your name on my car I'M GONNA dump you into turn one on the first lap wow so it was a bit high pressure but I did tell him. I can't wait to pass myself on the race track. After I donated it would be better is if he put it like right on the door and as you pass the door right against it yeah. I think you made your own mar think he said back bumper so i. I don't know I'm going to check it out when I get there on Saturday. Where's my name but others should join to join me on that card? It's a really cool thing that he's doing so very very cool. That's awesome all right coming up. It's going to be A._J.'s turn into simulator as he takes on the road course at Watkins Glen a place where he has fond memories of Victory Lane. That's the motor sports our continues you know here. We go to see if we can settle it here this afternoon. Take time for your way better the answer standing and A._J.. All in bigger he'll score his first career win. Yeah we just can't see get enough that was two thousand fourteen win at Watkins Glen so who better to jump into the simulator and take us for a few laps around there hey A._J.. Not sure about that. We're GONNA find down here. We were lining up here Watkins Glen The old pay. We should point out basically what I want on right here yeah that we've gone back to the old payment out didn't really change the track curbing and that's so park. We're starting nights here. I'm one of the Green as you can see. You can't stand anything go. Oh Green Hair Yup. You know what I always liked to do. On initial start is make a point to try to make it three wide right away. This guy like I like that. Oh we're going to get in there and it's all in the car and we're racket so that you WANNA do that initial start no. I'm not going to try to do that. You want here yeah well. What happened was that's? We'll hop yeah. That's we will hop. It got in there. <hes> you lock the rear inside. It's now now now. It's broke. There's nothing really broke the I._R._A.. SIP You about yeah. I'm on the right button well Nancy. I crashed so hard my wheel went on. We got a replay going of your rack there. We don't get in the wheel back this well see this is what happens people so even warmer winters at a racetrack apparently ma it make it through lap one racing. I'm going to try to be better this weekend. I'm sorry the simulator is is working a similar to the touch screen all right those are by the way those are live drivers all across the country who are continuing to race on their simulators simulators because they're still going. They didn't wreck on lap one up next fantasy cheat sheet including an interesting driver line-up this weekend and don't forget to get your vote. In which track are you most excited for go to N._B._C.. Sports DOT COM SLASH NASC over the final results are next. Here's your schedule for this weekend racing from Watkins Glen of course we'll also have the IMSA race on Sunday to close out our weekends coverage. We've been bringing you a fun poll today. What is your favorite track? Let's go ahead and give you our picks for our poll final results way surprise why America's America in their wills that's I mean they're all three solid picks all I mean but I'm just surprised arises. I mean that's amazing so what fans have spoken there most looking forward. You know what else surprises me that I could apparently be a summary Sir. I think you better more than what age age <hes> dig a few moments ago but the same as then reset. Let's see if A._J.. Can Get through lap one at Watkins Glen is in the left one here. Here's the guys don't we'll. We'll get guys crashing dot good guys. The problem is I'm just trying to get my new you sponsor on. I'm trying to get my sponsor on T._v.. For the weekend death wish coffee. I've had a lot of it so far. You're done so all ready to go down the back straightaway here. This is not my best effort on can only improve for the weekend. We left candor here. I'm in deep you gotta get the turn cars a little loose probably little damage all these guys ranking lamb corner hair critical to get on the front straightaway here. I accidentally wrecked Kyle Larson over there. You go down the front straightaway hard break zone into turn one easy to wheel off as you saw from my I take and take hey guys all by wearable. I'm tear on sack. I'm doing but you said your goal is to set at the bar low so that you can only go up this week. All the gracing death wish coffee. I will be better tomorrow. I'm sorry this is A._J.. How many how many cups of coffee have you had? I've heard this is easily. The worst Sim we've ever had on Nascar America and use one yeah. What do you have to say tatum? We saw we saw last week. The Best Sim drivers in the world this week we saw the work we saw the worst and again eh the other cars in the SIM or at Watkins Glen being driven by racers across the country and they're still going still continuing. Hopefully if you yeah help setting your roster four Watkins Glen wrote a world's Dan Vivere has his fantasy cheat sheet ready his value pick Eric Jones has earned four top tens in his his last five road. Course races seems good at his garage pick. He's finished top five in both of his cup starts at the Glenn. How about this? This is an interesting choice for the red flag this week Brad Kazlauskiene yeah well you know the funny thing is he's been a part of some great finishes. There had some good finishes but you know it's just sort of hit or miss and he's sonoma's not been great tim so I I think he's hitting the road courses especially Watkins Glen Okay your picks. I don't even know who we're going to first A._J.. Still sitting in yeah I would go with mine. I wouldn't put me we all know team. Even if I was there so I got Marci X.. Because obviously he's really good. They're cow Bush and we got ta selling that one last year so when really out on a blend with my top three yup but we just talked about both of these guys Daniel Suarez Matt Di Benedetto they're going to have strong runs Suarez needs the points Mattie D. He may shock the world. That's an interesting set because I have a very similar set. I got Martin Tricks Junior. Not Demand Eric Jones of the reasons damn beaver said Chase Elliott same reason because he won <hes>. That's myself there. Have you seen a number ninety signals. They didn't even put a number on okay guys photo here something <hes> and then I didn't listen to Dan beaver and Brad 'cause see my garage but that's not useful to me because I'll be racing's a way of changing it. I need your race winners. WHO's your pick to win the race so I we talked about earlier and I kind of went out limb? I said William Byron to win this weekend. I don't know I just thought it was kind of a fun thing. He's time I felt like he and Chad Srey clicking the twenty four team. Why not why couldn't they go win this weekend? So you chose a guy. That's not even on your team to win. Yes yeah that makes really good. That's smart yeah. I'm going with REX because because he's been so good there the last few years I'm going to take a Mattie close second oo alright Sti I wanted to before we say goodbye. I WanNa know these road course races says if sort of become the short track in terms of tempers aggressiveness. I mean we just saw A._J.. Get very aggressive. The what is it about road course racing that sort of elevated it to the to the standard of the level that it is now. You know I think has happened. We've seen over recent years is that it's just become a place where sometimes aero hasn't matters much able to kind of see drivers make a bigger difference in the cars. We're seeing the teams learn about the strategies more so they're finding ways to manipulate the strategy stage. Racing has help that in terms of George jumbling the field so I think all those things combined. You're seeing some more dynamic races than we've seen in the past that road courses and the fans respond onto as we said this week walking's has been a sell out the last couple of years. I think they're very closer at a sell out to this one. You know we've seen the fan support for the racing and stock cars on road. What courses is just cool because stock cars? Don't want to be on a road course. They don't want to do anything you ask them to do. You ask them to stop in short distances to turn to change directions directions. They don't want to do any of that so I think it's just that's why it's been so fun you add in that this week. We have the very high downforce which we didn't have a plus the seven hundred fifty horsepower so I believe we will see some very fast speed. We always have a NASCAR fan. Practice has one is it Hashtag Nascar fan practice taking the practice off
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"<music> <music> dowling can is supposed to be the meanest racetrack trek darlington international right way the granddaddy of them all this produce victims of uncommon valor kale jabre dave pearson or move into a showdown you too tough to tame and i say the lady in black has eld up with with all her southern spellbinding term. This is a lady. You'll never forget walking to nascar. America stephen qatar jeff burton. Dale jarrett aren't ready. That's all it took for me. I'm fired up ready to go down one of my favorite race tracks of all time and now what has quickly become come one of my favorite weekends with all the history and the throwback this year the from nineteen ninety to ninety four era so i'll give you a little sneak that both you guys are in the throwback so i don't know how you feel about that. What's it like down darlington so i i loved arlington. I grew up my dad used to take us to watch races and used to sit in the grandstands which now is used to turn for covered grandstands your ears ringing for a week you know to me. The history is so rich there <hes> that track means so much to the history of racing and very few fluke winners have happened at darlington. You know whether it's this other five hundred or the four hundred they're both big races and they're hard to win. This one might have been a little bit of luke but but yeah we'll tell the story. Why are you so excited. The right front is knocked completely off well. We we'd gone there little laughs in the past and couldn't win a race their life beating lassie last we find a way to screw it up and every the time and then we're coming. We're driving and terror. Three starts pouring down rain and i knocked down. I'm one of four or five that hit the wall. I'm leading the race as senate. It's destroy needs a fronts now like so i kept shoved in third and second the gas to it and kept going around. Eventually you know had the red for the rain and they never quit raining so that's how we won the lead dollars laps and they've been found a way to win some kind of way like that very strange yeah well anyway you you can win at darlington is a good way such a tough track and probably doudou respect a david pearson being the one and only that might attained it more than bitch you as a driver. I think the rest of us were were in the negative side of that no matter how many we might have one or or how much fun but it was always such the cia think that's just the best thing is driver is that you knew what you had there and it was still so very difficult and as suspense have gone up there because of how the technology technology and the tires have gotten better. It's even made it even more difficult. We're looking forward to this weekend a lot of great paint schemes so you mentioned the speeds going up. Imagine turn to with this package how fast they are going to be going for. Turn to i mean the darwin's is one of the racetracks in the world where you drive in the corner. Go wide wide open and a gas in one and then lift off the gas over to turn to like that's crazy. You don't know where else but with the package run this year. I mean they are going to be rolling alternative. It's gonna be fascinating to watch and with that speed. I think it's going to be an interesting mix because you talk about darlington how challenging it was. I don't think it's completely the inaccurate to say when they had to repay their force to repave. You took a little bit of that kind of bite out of the lady in black. The pavement was new. You kinda run tires ars long time. You saw some interesting strategies. Well that is dawn when you look at the last couple races there the old asphalt even the look of the old asphalt is back. The tires are going aware but where does that match up with all this downforce. I expect the fall off to even be bigger because they'll go so fast start. I wanna do is going to be close to wide. Open may not exit a two but across the top one two then you get down in three. We're gonna see more fraud carried than we ever have so. When you talk about the difficulty of darlington the track conditions conditions i think are back to historic garden. We've always seen. I think a little bit back to it. What was the bush series. At the time of running v swing had v six engine the things that you literally through one and two now you could run those pretty close to wide open but it was a handful of course we didn't have nearly the downforce if they didn't anything about it really but we might have had just realized that but it was such a challenge to drop those things so i think even though the speeds are still going to be greater than that but so do you hear the drivers talk about with this package how bad the cars drive behind other cars so racetracks. They keep finding a way to run different groups. Are you gonna run. Different roots here yeah right so so there's two abor grew so three and four we've seen people aren't against the wall and down even below the apron but it wanted to the only only person i can see that makes lap time running lower than other people's. Kevin harlan finds a way to do that but i think that this race track is made even more difficult because of this era baggage where i think a lot of people think well. They're gonna make a lot of downfalls so they're gonna drive better. You said it's gonna it's gonna wear the tires out and then when you're behind another car do you want to. You're going to have your hands. Completely full china negotiate your way through there so the other thing that i think makes this race. Extremely difficult is where it is on the schedule joel two weeks out of playoff field so when you look at the play offs right you have you huge names. Jimmy johnson clipboard currently on the outside looking looking in daniels was so that that turns on the outside looking in younger drivers daniels warheads only two above ryan newman veteran driver a lot of experience spirit. I'm not saying they're going to try to attain the race track but i really think this is a race track that you need to go down there. If i was a preachy for either of those four cars we wouldn't even talk about who makes who were racing is one point three six miles long. It's very narrow and at any point it could end your playoff hopes. I know stages are important. We talk about all this not this week this this week it'd be the goal is to have a right side and four tires on one hundred ago and we'll work on it from there because i think if you get any of that other stuff you get caught up in any of those other storylines. This track will bite you that next to the two comes up like that comes like that road comes up like that so many times that we will mess up on green flag stops this this racetrack is full of places that will reach bite you plain and simple and and and at the same time. I don't think jimmy johnson can afford to have that that strategy. I think he has to push and i and my experience darlington. Maybe this worked for me because i didn't drive as aggressively as other people but if i was at pushing if i wasn't trying one hundred percent i wasn't making near the last time i needed and so it gets you out of your rhythm like you have to run so close to the wall. When you start trying to back up your speed a little bit it just gets you out of your rhythm and i. I don't know i don't know. I don't know that you can go there or not attack. I hear what you're saying <hes> but i think if you're jimmy johnson you gotta get all the points you get yeah. I think i think you have to be on offense there but i think we're going to cure a word that we don't hear much the other than at daytona and talladega the attrition i think because of this package and how hard they are going to have to drive these cars and with the tire where i i think we're gonna see more incidents on the track and contact and add. There's gonna take people out of it might not be a terrible amount of damage mitch but it might be more than they can fix and the amount of time that they have so. I think that if you can stay and keep your car clean you're attacking then you've got a chance to make up a lot of points why overall genius not watching this show 'cause he confirmed today that he will raise the number eight extending for junior sports in the race at darlington. I pick on that because he picked one raced around each year. Why thought darlington was the right one. We wish either don't lie. I know why he likes to throw back in. The one interesting thing is on saturday and he hasn't really got the feel this yet that composite body kinda hit the fence a few times and it's all fine. That'd be great yeah exactly. They're not going to have that on sunday so you talked about the throwbacks gains not only. Is it a great race. It's a southern five hundred but so much history. I mentioned it's from nineteen one thousand nine hundred ninety four well. Let's take a look at the favorite throwback schemes. We're going to run this weekend and it starts with martin treks junior throwback to his two thousand four expensive car. You're with dale. Jr. trick said about the scheme that without dale jr. he wouldn't be where he is today pretty cool very cool and i like the fact that they went all in it. It looks come one hundred percent like another number boy. This is all in that. I'm gonna ask if the jury is going to grow the 'stache because he is thrown back. Dale jarrett's nineteen thousand nine hundred ninety one nestle crunch crunch. I'd be scared to drive a crunch anything at darlington yeah but i did a few times did probably lived up to the name but love that yeah that was my own race team payments to be able to drive that and that was at a critical time in my career to i. I was running that car until you're basically time until got the opportunity with the wood brothers. Well a perfect issues. Cold trickle can get his first ever win. In days of thunder at darlington ken william byron take paint scheme the city chevrolet paint scheme to victory lane kenneth. Can you get your first ever win a darn close for us all this for the first time. This is a big week big week. I saw this so. Here's what happened so dale. Jr. went on his download and basically called me out that i had never seen days of thunder because i had not well. The fans on twitter wit crazy crazy said i had to see it. My wife was very disappointed. She said i had to see it so last weekend. The family sat down and watched as the back on the download today to give my opinions opinions. I thought it was a good solid b plus movie. So would it be. What am i going to get a bunch of hate mail when i say that i've never seen it all boy you hear all here that burden on twitter never seen seen parts of it but i've never seen the whole movie. Oh i'm sorry full-time. What haven't i've seen dana now that i see that i can look minos who knows this show. I'll give you the cliff notes so a lot of great paint schemes with this one here. I think it's extra special bubble lawless. It's gonna throw back to adam. Petty's nineteen ninety eight the fifteenth anniversary of victory junction camp it was such a great paint scheme and then have everybody on hand on mail it <hes> you see right. Here is a king kyle kerry from the racetrack above wallis guys <hes> anybody who wants to support victory junction victory junction dot ordered heard this this brings back a lot of emotions for i think the whole sport adam was such a nice young man always had a great smile on base and <hes> touch so many people and his legacy continues day like steve said if you can help victims junction dot o._r._g. Against a great place to hell they do great work. Yeah you know i it's a great great looking car but it's the winter and a lot of for a lot of different reasons for all of us. That knew that young man as you say what a great young man. He was an excellent race driver. He was going to be going to be fun to follow that career but <hes> this is great. I'm excited to get down. There can't wait to see those schemes up close this this weekend but i lost ahead today on nascar america. We're gonna take a look back. At christopher bell road america victory. I think a huge victory and could bell one of the names to watch during nascar's silly season ryan's gonna join us to talk about that and also we'll chat a little motocross with the motocross champion the two fifty atoms and sorolla <music> six hundred forty acres of fun. That's wisconsin's road america and we go green now a big lockup by just an all his into the gravel customer off the track and into the sand trap oh three wide. That's not not gonna work for long. There's nothing really on the line here right now for christie rebel is not time to force the issue of trouble at front syndrich pushing fell down hard in the corner and syndrich challenging it does get ahead of the twentieth bell last quarter takes a peek down there now syndrich locks them up a little bit here comes christopher bell great pass by christopher bell brexit go he gets into the tennis spinning and the second spot has changed benedetto now in the second now looking for the checkered flag as a car behind him win number six six for christopher bell and it's gonna come at road america. Now carrion card and matt to benedetto was the car off in the final corner. You'd cited of of course saying that good to second place vision win at road courses. I guess i just get lucky on these things. That's richard the rest of rebel curly. Leading expedia series standings sky. He has been on fire last ten race some of this. He's finished outside outside the top three only twice. Wow that's impressive. You gotta get on a good streak. Data's eight you see right there currently leading the standings three more races until the playoff field is set for the xfinity series but we've been fortunate enough to see chris rebel. I tand win a lot of racist d._j. You cover that one but watching on t._v. He was as excited excited as i think i had ever seen him had something to prove it a road course and well. It should be and he can stop with the. I'm trying to tell you that. I'm not a good road racer in in two seconds and a first but this i was impressive. I mean he had road racer al around him austin syndrich. He passed him back after getting passed on light race restart a._j. Almanac was doing everything he could possibly do. He had met benedetto trying to chasing down there and he bought all of this and he bought a break issue all weekend from saturday's practice sessions where he was locking up the tires especially down into turn five but managed to get through all that started the race race of from tires on the tires of front tires that he had locked the breaks up on an qualifying and they elected because they only had three sets that they could work with in practice so he just kind of managed that first stage to like you'd get tired on jason. Ratcliffe made a great call. Bring him in <hes> with to go there. Just i think they had three to go whenever we brought him in and to get those tires off in got his position back but what a drive he did and then i think he's impressive in a lot of ways that a lot of different tracks <hes> but that is as it's good as i've seen him and he is a true road racer i believe and i think that he needed that for his confidence and moving up to if indeed which i think we all know he's moving up the reason i think it meant so much to me was because he has had difficulties with it right. It is a road race is very difficult and he's had to work hard to get good at it but that work has yielded a result and now he is really good at it and he's trying really hard to convince you not these settlers the expectations as low as he can but as results are not gonna let him do that. The results are that he is good at it and you know listen. Awesome syndrich is a really really really good road racer and he's really good and christopher bell took the fight to him and that's that's a credit to austin that he set the stage right. Bill had to take him down and also alarming or if it's a really good road race was there mr bell should be proud of that win thinking about the confidence twenty two car has and their driver of austin coming to put tires on with what front four laps to go all all the way to second and good thing for christopher bell that it was not three before they restart because i think he would've got the leader but when you talk about road courses we talk about many different versions as we have the rosval watkins. Glen noma extend me has even a different schedule this track. There's something about first of all. The fans are great. It's a great area of the country but has that low grip pavements very fast corners really tight coin. Has this interesting mix and it's so big that i wonder if it's a little bit harder to try to remember every little nook and cranny of that big surface that you have to race around. I think that's what impressed me. The most is in and it was a different competitor. He didn't get the rates mandy all day and learn one guy it was him and then it was the ten then it was the twenty two but there was also something guys. It's funny. How racing works so much conversation about christopher bell. Detto matt comes off a spectacular act-actually run at bristol we were there thought for a moment he's going to win the cup race night race at bristol relish the opportunity to drive that gives car unfortunately for matty made one mistake in the last corner on the last lap but up until that mistake he took the fight to all these guys that i think tried to make the most of the opportune listen. He did a really good job the stakes because he was pushing hard and and you know that's what you do in row courses tend to do that this when he said was the biggest rookie mistakes and we've all done it all done that and you know here's a guy that that is racing for his racing life right and so he was pushing hard to push a little. I'm not gonna criticizing for that but i mean that's that's what we we wanna race car drivers. They want him to be pushing giving one hundred percent and he did a good job. He didn't win but he did a really good job. He showed himself again he can that he can be competitive and be successful. I look at what happened there on that last corner of the last lap as something that just happens again happens solid and but it wasn't gonna change if he finished his second. It wasn't gonna change anything about what may happen for him just as if if he would've won that race that really wasn't going to change anything either. It's kind of been set. Everybody knows how talented he is and he can and get the job done. It's just a matter where who's going to take that chance and giving that opportunity to prove that he can run in the cup series full time and i mean these proven it right now but who's gonna take that chance so i know i'm gonna be mr negative here because everybody is on the matty bandwagon and i agreed that he deserves an opportunity and i have gone on the record to say they're a bunch of drivers commissioner very worried because i would give back a lot of different driver's seat in the cup series but i think what i was. I was somewhat on the fence about confirm firm this weekend is he wouldn't get christopher kelsey and i know that's an unpopular statement and people get disappointed with joe gibbs toyota and whatever they're doing with eric jones and christopher balance all all the shells may what i saw is in what i consider equal equipment while christabel has a few more races and xfinity car this year. He proved to me with his six win at now a road course that i'm ready to he deserves a shot. I know matt shot too but but i'm not willing to take it away from christopher bell to give it to matt. There are other drivers. I'm willing to take away from joe gibbs racing and more specifically toyotas and a great place with a lot of great writers yeah last year when christopher bell guide in this twenty twenty dollars when they went to road course the first time he was not very good. He admitted that and he wasn't very good in the next one but they kept working and jake is jason ratcliffe and chris sherwood. Who's the car chief. They were telling me about that. You know they they couldn't really tune the car they were having to get their driver up to speed before they can really make changes to the car but talking to them earlier this year especially after walk this land they said our drivers a lot better now we're able to do things to make the car better for him to be better and so that all kind of culminated culminated on saturday afternoon at a very difficult road course that has a lot of different things high-speed and and very slick racetrack and i'll turn the all the way down to first gear so you had to do a little bit of everything and he did it the best of anyone else jevon out sound you fifteen or twenty years ago i feel that cup level driver could throw the towel and on the road courses address not that good ricky rudd is going to be good and jeff jeff. Gordon is going to be good and ernie. Urban is going to be good but i'm not going to be good with as many road courses we see on saturday and now with the in the playoffs on sundays. I don't think driver can just say. I'm just not that good there. It's three minutes three in the regular season and won the playoffs and now it's too in uncovered in one of the play offs i think you have to you have to work hard to be a better road racer and they're just to enforce it and getting getting back to your other conversation. You know the thing that the thing that bothered me the about the conversation with mattie christopher bell revolved around lavallee racing like why what fans are owned the owner of this team can do what he thinks is best for his team. I don't get it. I i'm a maddie de fan. I i really respect him. That dude gives one hundred percent. I think he should be on a cup ride and i'm with you. I think there's some seats out there that he should be taken but but that shouldn't be at the cost of christopher bell and if and if it helps the family racing to brian christopher bell in he'd be crazy not to you bring in a guy that many us think that could be a coup- superstar. You'll bring him into your program. Make your program better. Bring some funding. Make your program better. That's why he's in this right. He's been millions and millions of his own money to get to this opportunity eighty and i feel bad for mattie but i feel great for for levin guys at what sports about and and if if matty doesn't get a ride that's not that's not levin family race fall. They gave them arrive. They gave him a shot to show what he can do now. Now he's out there. He's he's a free agent. Somebody should pick him up but we shouldn't blame the racing team that said hey. We have an opportunity to bring christopher bell. They could go win. Championships go compete the high level and also bolster our relationship with toyota both relationship with joe gibbs racing. We shouldn't blame him for making that. At all i go the opposite should applaud him well. I'll go the opposite yeah. I actually think that what the unpopular decision that the ninety five is making proves to me that maybe this team is ready to take the next step right because take the next step in this sport. It's not i had to let good friends go because they weren't the best possible person for that position you move teams. You've had to move teams. We've all made career decisions visions so the fact that the ninety five is willing to make this big of a decision tells me that maybe it's the next team trying to separate itself joined the big four or five teams. We see consistently running out for us so i know we're going to get into talking about drivers and what may happen for next year and who might be wear but how about this is it time for the an owner can't have more than four cars within his organization. Is it time for that to go away. Is that antiquated and how did they now especially because we concentrate on on these shouldn't joe gibbs and rick hendrick and others of be allowed to have five cars if they have that because that's certainly wouldn't even affect this situation so i don't know if it's open and and could help their teams more. That's that's the problem when you make a rule based on the current situation. You know they made a rule. Only four on a driver can only owner can only have four teams because of the situation elation economically that those teams are in that point but right now today our sport would be better of joe gibbs. Had five row at four right now are already. It'd be better now ten years ago that won the case and that's the problem when you make rules based on what you have right now today and not look far out what could happen in the sport. You know i agree with you. I think if joe gibbs or roger penske if they had an opportunity to have five or sixteen so what listen not eight or nine. I get it yeah but you know what's the magic attic number and then today's world. You know i wouldn't have any problem with it at all or if we're gonna talk silly season and we're gonna talk whether that's true or not. I think we should invite nate ryan because he has has all the information. So after the break we're going to be joined by nate ryan for more silly season. Talk shaka s h._r. <music> own in my track my route. The one on that i raised at the most lakeside speedway kansas city five miles down the road from kansas speedway right there over bottom. You know black clay man pull. Oh you shoes off a grip in red. I grew up racing onto wheels. I think what kind of race track it's like being you know if there was a competition to be held to be in front on and i wanted to win. It wasn't sixteen th that i started racing cars built to sold seacraft street stockcar and man every night after work. We were working on that thing and fell in love with it. Everybody starts somewhere. The the nascar weekly racing series was was definitely for me. <hes> it gave me an opportunity to <hes> to make and not only a name for myself at that track <hes> they gave me an opportunity making me for myself regionally and nationally speedway my trip there burden when we go to kansas. Let's take a look at the playoff. Standings boyer is one of two stewart haas strivers brighton on the playoff bubble betrayals team daynuss words by just two points for the final play offs and we promised the man the myth the legendary evan saint ryan smartest one at the panel currently so we'll let you start with all this silly season when you know well here's why no and by the way you out scorpion the s._a._t.'s b._t.'s person here. You guys mentioned mad to benedetto. He's the one that we know is going to be back in the current ride ninety five. Here's some other drivers that we're not sure about. Kurt kurt busch told us at bristol. He isn't separately next year still waiting to hear us on clint boyer. Daniel suarez strives stewart haas racing. Both of them currently unsigned nine four next year whereas an option with the team voyeur needs to sign a new deal and then tyler riddick. I think we're all expecting he will race cup next season. He's made intentions clearer there. We're just not really sure what team so. I think we're at thirty you guys here is i think there's a lot of curiosity about boyer because he's sat at this desk on nascar america motormouth and talked about how statehouse racing is the perfect fit for him and he reiterated this at bristol he said i'm in a good spot all the pieces of the puzzle at this team right now sponsorship yeah so we're a little bit late in the game. I think for silly season is still be talked about and where do you guys feel like boy or is right now with that team well. I don't disagree that he's at the correct team mm-hmm and all the pieces of the puzzle are available but they are not together in the right order. It's not making a very clear picture to me. I mean i wanted to see is organization is good as that's h._r. Is we shouldn't be talking about the playoff bubble. I know jimmy johnson and some other big names but jimmy johnson has seven trophies on the on the shelf that perhaps gives him a few buys clint boyer or does not. He's never won a championship. I think he's very talented but at some point i know we talk a lot about sponsorship and it does drive the conversation but i love the believe in my heart heart of hearts. It still comes down to performance at times and i think that s h._r. And clint boyer they've got to make the playoffs if they think they're going to go convince a new partner to show up on that race car. I may be wrong but that's my two cents on it. I'm looking at a must make playoff situation for clint border line dangles for is kind of the same way right. I mean you're right. Hi dana whereas is is you know again. Driving for a really good organization needs to be in the playoffs but both teams have kind of floundered around the show. They just haven't shown i think clint's out ronal but hasn't they've had a lot of issues but at some point you have to have success but one thing about gene haas in this team he you wait we w said this late but not for he'll he'll wait till january before he feels all these seats or i'm not saying he's going to he's done it in the past and he won't get in a rush and when the owner is the sponsor you sort of have that luxury and when he when gene haas's ossis footing the bill for whoever's going in that car he can he can wait till january yeah when you're the man this paying the bills you can do whatever you want. However you wanna go about it. At clint boyer. I think is is a very talented driver that as the capabilities of winning at any point in time almost any racetrack that that we go to so i i'm wondering who you have in place ace that you feel like you can fill that seat. It's it's unusual that there there's not another change within that team and i'm not saying that he needs a new crew chief but it seems at times. They're not on the same page. There and i don't want to see anybody lose their job. Either one of them the crew chief for the driver but you want to sell them that the the driver is the one that goes before another changes made but we all know that it's a lot of it is as you point out about sponsorship dollars and making all of this work and how do you go about that. Yeah well at stewart haas is cole custer series and the owner said you know i believe it was last year before said before he goes a cut and he's that'd be winning. He's winning yeah right so it'd be really hard not to be looking and saying okay. There's a guy that i think can be me the future and he is. He's earned his spot. So where does he go. Well so that's a struggle. I have is when i look at that organization. I don't know if i'm looking at blue blue-sky with daniel suarez because there's a few more unknowns than clint boyer or if i'm looking at more of a guarantee with clinton boyer so if customers moving in to one of the four cars ours. I think it's going to be one of those seats in my opinion. I'm not sure which but <hes> i'm with you. I think clipboards resume almost deserves a shakeup at the team level. I was a part of it. It's part of the deal when you sign up crew chief winless with jeff gordon. Guess what you get a different driver 'cause you don't go with us with jeff. I welcome to be different or a different job or the job. I mean the head coach one of these teams and all the crew chiefs no but another name the jumps <hes>. We've been talking a lot about this h._r. But kurt busch so so the opposite of kurt busch right we questioned the the performance of maybe clint boyer daniel swears the lack of victory lane kurt busch those everywhere and runs better. He ran better a harry scott which moved him to essay jar dr better at s._a. Jar which somehow ended up at chip ganassi racing and now. I have him running better than the one did last year. He has a win. He's in the play offs. What are you hearing from kurt busch. Yeah it's interesting team because we know that monster his sponsor for most of the races this year is very close relationship with and he had them stewart haas he brought that company with him to get asi so you would think that that is a factor generally when a driver has sponsorship tied to him and when they came out as not not in the title running more so you know exactly quite like nascar probably is not going to have them be a part of that big entitlement sponsorship structure that they'll have starting next year the interesting situation there much like cole all customer at stewart haas much like christopher bell with gibson the situation much like in the case of ritual racing tyler riddick. You have all these drivers and xfinity series the up and comers. I think are putting some pressure on the cup veterans. I think with concede ross chastain is a name that lurks out there. I mean that was the team. He would've would have driven for this year fulltime and xfinity. He said that he still is doing things with gase this year. I think that gase has an option there that of kurt busch weren't to return turn. I think a lot of people would think ross chastain might be somebody who's maybe ready to run fulltime and income wow. He may be hesitating on this because i i oh i think kurt. Busch has the possibilities to go deep into the playoffs. I really believe that he has the talent and the ability to do a lot of damage as far or is moving forward and maybe knocking some people out in a couple of rounds and not going to say he's going to race for that. Jim chip ganassi might be waiting to see you know you don't want to let the guy that's racing for for the championship but you never know we've seen the scene. The winning crew chief knowing so the dan. You'll henrik the other day at bristle days. Emmerick said his deal his still questions like you didn't have this situation contact through twenty twenty but yet. He said he feels iffy about next season. I think that's directly related to what richard childress has said about tyler rhetoric we want to be in a cup car and one of our cup cars and obviously if he is is that could present a squeeze play situation for for daniel hemmer. Well contracts are only as good as what it costs somebody to the contract i mean let's just be clear the contract to raise it so so so one name that you mentioned on your graphic there who has said look i'm out. I'm done david ragan him. Basically stepping out of this car has opened the the seat up that i'm not sure any of us had open. I didn't see any reason why david ragan would be replaced seems like he got along well with the racine very well-spoken great with the sponsors performing bring to the level which i think that race team hopes to perform to everyone wants to run better but i don't feel like he's underperforming to the budget so now the question is he completely steps out. That is a fulltime ride that has opened up but i think it's going to get a big name driver. I think someone's gonna fill that role because i won't say it's their only option. I'll say it's their best option so the ah how this always works. What is the first move yeah right. One's gonna fall. We we know mattie d. right that was a that was a move and and then when it gets filled that's the second move and when that gets filled confirmed ville then what's the next one that will make a decision on the next one right and so so who can get it done i who can get the sponsorship but together who can get everything put together. That'll be the first ball dropping when that happens. They'll just start falling out a. and the pressure relief valves so i don't have a big question mark about eric jones situation with christopher bell because the ninety five kind of open. I'm not saying i know who's gonna go in there but i see five five drivers so that's kinda relatively easy. The big question for me is tyler rennick and cole custer. Those are the two that i think the pressure of that and moving up yeah is much higher than the pressure of anybody staying so the first one that finds that deal together to move up a series. It's going to send waves to the cups so i came into the sport sort because somebody lost their job and i went out of this fort because somebody got a job yet and that's al it's always been always anything absolutely yeah and that's the way it's going to be and now it's gonna eventually keep us informed and tell us exactly he's gonna know before we're gonna know so we've got all the have really good sources as well better than mine but i do think custer bell and all three of those guys we know bill will definitely cup trophies. The more they win the more the pressure goes up and they're going to win if we can get that'd be a great rookie of the year battle so much fun to watch for sure you know. It's gonna be fun to watch coming up. We're going to hear jeff burton's. The whole country rose authority out here. That's right west. Virginia is on next in our fifty states fifty uh-huh somebody had hacked wordpress account and my f- who who do i have to call to get this story taken down the andrew. Luck is retiring and this is before i do that. Let me just see if if this is true and it's like oh my god it's true. One of my buddies goes. Did you just see the bottom of the screen and we're like no. We were meat heads to onto the football game. He goes breaking play football shocking. One of those moments that i truly will never forget where i was wanted happened opened listen. I know we're the racing guys but that was huge angel logo hanging up the helmet. I mean this is like i know we had carl. Edwards probably is the biggest this guy that surprise retired but this is like leaving daytona testing and i don't know jeff gordon or or or kevin harvick. Just you know what i'm done at another. I've decided i'm done especially the colts fan as i am. It's that was big so listen. I'm a patriots fan. I don't wish this on the coast. That's tough to lose your starting quarterback. It's tough to lose your starting quarterback. We're back this late in the season. But how about the fans boone rough keep it classy and the komo me. There's no reason a lot a lot the lot and he has a reason he's retired and he's been in a lot of pain and that just wasn't that wasn't cool in my opinion. You know that part of it wasn't it was big news but speaking speaking of florio. Today's fifty states tour takes us to his home state of west virginia in tyler. I think we're jeff is saying but we're going to let them off this. Hi thanks mile dirt. Oval has been around since nineteen seventy four. It has an elbows up and you're banging the static field. Local legend is the late earl hill with more than three hundred feature wins. He is considered the most successful racer the tracks history and they're are known for big time events. There are two that stick out meg over seventy grain given out over three days and the fifty first running on the hillbilly one hundred this weekend again west virginia condition. It's considered to be the granddaddy of all late model racing last year's winner brain in tacoma cool fifty thousand dollars nice man those those super super mile dirt races. They race for a lot of money. That's how can we talk about trophies and all that we watch the dolphins calm and all the money for the golfers the dirt racers they. They chase checks when they go razor. There's been checks dirksen. Yeah they all show up and they put on just a hell of a show is so much fun to watch. You know what i i mean 'cause they packed the stands. They can pay that kind of money those guys and they do a great job absolutely doing great as always by track my roots such a great campaign. We got some more pictures at a v._a. Motor speedway in jamaica virginia this place now the big check right. There are three brands continues and you've got to have big checks where else it's been have a big check at las vegas motor speedway the boring out in las vegas nevada believe with it and you'll get your check back out of town and then lancaster speedway dragway in lancaster new york stock. That's good looking ryan. That will maximize decal. Everybody likes the mac all good victory lane. Don't they shady bowl speedway anyway. The graph ohio another big check might have to build a card start chasing checks those guys if you went to their home track and race sale here i. I know you know i noticed they had a couple of those didn't have spoilers. Maybe we should do that in a cup series no spoilers yeah. They already got the big that's right. They got and i will come it up two things to really look forward to this week on nascar america. That's what sex after the break aerobic turns tomorrow at six eastern on n._b._c. san right after the dale jr. download so much fun ray does such a great job all so many great stories great characters. Let's go seriously that iowa dream flag in the air so it's not it's slick. They're slaughtering around august loose. The hooks the seventeen forty much cleans him out also huge wreck their side by side with a going but it is the winter nascar stories. That's what it sounded sounded like a few weeks ago that he nascar all star race from iowa everyone what would cars look like an iowa was racing was able to deliver and this thursday. I racing will deliver again. The second all-star raised of for the nascar series this time low heading back to rockingham jan. No you're the rock yeah nowhere better. Go go back there there in iowa. Let's put them on the schedule. We'd see some real racing so this should be quite an event. I'll see how these guys handle it. I know how jeff burden was good there too but i i love love to raise their <hes> just wore the tires out so if they have the same issues so obviously i'm partial. I have a team an i._r._a. League team as well but watching what those guys did at iowa woah was really breathtaking. It's not beating and banging. It's not a video game like you think this is simulation racing sim racing and these guys go out there and the graphics six. I mean i'm not gonna say it looks just like real life with the racing looks just like real life their side drafting crossover. It was basically door to door at the start finish line. I was entertained. I thought it was a great race to understand how hard it is for them to do. It is just jump on your race and go tired of one hundred and just look at the laptop. They can make versus laptop you can make and now i mean these guys guys are incredible how good they are parker stanley interest well. He's gonna try to last longer than he did last night. At least we'll have a caution. They did a good job. It just shows you how hard it is parker or a race in but but to race against these guys these are the professionals national. These are the best in the business and you know it'd be like you go in and run in a cup race after only running street stock series or something is this is the very best talent behind the wheel and a lot of people's support. You have a team with parker. I have a team kyle. Long from the chicago. Bears has a team dale junior people within the nascar spectrum outside and ask star spectrums of tune in this thursday. The second annual are star race from you. Don't want to miss it coming right up shoutout johnson fullback steve darlington. We're going to check it now when we come back. That sounds get some shut out. This one here goes to ally racing and jimmy johnson. I'm going to give a shout out the both civil because it takes a sponsor to commit to a great pro back scheme. Jimmy johnson posted this video right here. This is pretty cool d._j. <hes> wow what a great looking cau- aw into a driver just need a little bit more confidence going to darlington of all places in having something fun and good it brings back. Great memories is a good way to get started at borough a little bit of advice for jimmy all four on the ground. It was okay to get yes but not are well. We're gonna masui. I think he does need to change a lot. Maybe paint scheme. We'll bring it. You're so the second shot though guys you can't go to darlington without talking about david pearson i mean he he was the king richard patty. Maybe the king and asks dr. with this gentleman right. Here was the king darlington just unbelievable how good i mean he was good everywhere. They went but this place he literally mastered hit. There were just things things that he could do <hes> taking cars that weren't the best that there were other cars and outrunning them and he can just get it done you try to follow him and he would might let you for lapper partout whether it was in a cup car or expanding the car when he got in those he was just so good. You couldn't hang onto him very long. It's just amazing and you know. Try had to losing last november hate that i think rickey larry and eddie all three. You're gonna be there this weekend so it's gonna be great to see them back around the racetrack and they've all had careers. Here's a sport also yeah it'd be. It'd be sad to have a southern five hundred without without david there <hes> he was. He's a legend and when we were talking a little bit ago. I'm convinced events that probably four or five years ago. David pearson was pretty convinced he could sit in anybody's race car and go as fast as they go right then and that his life he was he was a cool guy. <hes> full confidence. He believes in himself one hundred percent and he was he was a master not darling too but fury it. I mean he was unbelievably. He great well. I'm about ready to go. Tell him he was wrong. So now i'd had to prove it to me and he really believed that and how many polls anyone in rope brothers at charlotte. I mean got like twelve or something like that all right. I'm all on the spot five hundred miles one of the toughest tracks if not the toughest tracks starts ninety degrees runs into the night. Who's your who's your favorite. Then handling sweetser weekend wins xfinity race and wins the cup race yeah there before d._j. I i'm going to any yeah. He's the man right. Now i think he is own pace. He has the championship and that trophy set in his mind right now. He's one day tone already and and he's having a tremendous year at another site southern five hundred. I believe he does that. I'm over the cinderella story. I'm gonna go with william byron. We'll see how one more name clipboard jimmy jimmy johnson. I still below the cut line. When we leave darlington. I think boy it gets his way up into it who wanted because they gotta make mistakes yeah well. That'll do do it for us. Today on nascar merica check out the return of blur road right here on n._b._c. e._s._p._n. Tomorrow at six eastern.
10-28-19 NASCAR America
"Welcome to Nascar America full House today a full decimal Nate Ryan hits Denny Hamlin on the right shoulder any obviously upset with that prime members get involved Denny Hamlin goes to the ground and escalates as we have seen before interesting me off really find all day so I don't know I don't really know what happened I got close off a term for it looks like we got together and it looks like collateral damage he that's what I was going for they're having a discussion everything was civil and then like Joey does he does a little you know with these issues on that road and I think that's going to be the conversation is what happened between two drivers grew into multiple crew members and I think that's really the whole situation we're gonNA hear from some drivers Steve Donal Anti Gordon all with an opinion on the issue and then just wanted to talk to him about it and pretty frustrated and he's in this situation that happened there you know this operation was with too much power afterwards and and you know I don't I don't think you know crew member that back racing topic one is GonNa have to be the incident between Denny Hamlin Joy Lugano Post race this is what happened during the race Jeff what you see quite simply didn't use up too much seventh race of the year leaning four hundred sixty four laps locking themselves into the championship for you would think that would be topic one frighteningly it's not welcomed too short that you see right there nichols throwing then Hamlin to the concrete as aggressive Denny Hamlin certainly fortunately wasn't injured in that event but he could have been and I think that was what Nascar took into consideration a week ago in the expanding race at Kansas there was a team scuffles similar to this shouldn't runs away so maybe she doesn't at the end and they escalated a little bit more but especially passionate showy there and got pulled down pretty hard so apologized to denny for that how that was handled ultimately I'll I'll put that one back on me to start with because I shouldn't have let joey down there to start with increase so I think there's lots of layers to cover this moving forward how they're gonNA race next week the punishment and all that I'm GonNa Start with the drivers let's start with the on-track issue led to an off track scare he said do you WanNa go I said yes I'm here but then he runs away so as to see what his thoughts were so just to clear that all that was both drivers post race in Martinsville Stevo Donald Todd Gordon this morning on Sirius. XM radio hours ago what's the team of Giuliano he was the guy who we saw pulling Denny Hamlin away and ended up ending up on the concrete he has been suspended from the next Nascar Cup series race so Dave Nichols Tire specialist from number twenty two four won't be at Texas Motor speedway and I think what's important to note here is we heard Steve O'Donnell say this they considered that move fine rule about it probably makes sense I think we have a lot of rules now but you know in the interest of calmness I think it makes sense to make a little after the race today he saw that happen on and unfortunately instead of kind of breaking up of quite I think what we what we saw was it wasn't some I don't think Dinnie intentionally did that he just this was late in the race on a restart getting everything that you can you can't lift in that situation denny forgoing at him I think Nascar has got to find a way to defuse the situation in regard to crew members like if you exactly yeah I mean it's hard racing you know he wasn't trying to get into it but it did happen and then they needed to tell and the talk was going good until that moment right there in the hand needed to be had I appreciate a couple years ago joy Llegado said the deal with Matt Kenseth probably escalated because nobody made an effort to go to the other blue tire but as I just wanted to see what he's going to say and he really wasn't apologetic at all so as more frustrating isn't it is like an the suspension I think it's a good step I don't think the guy was trying to hurt Denny Hamlin but you gotta have you gotTa have some barriers and I think having I can't believe I'm saying this having more unaggressive blueback remember so we called the team in including Talk Gordon I think in this case you got a crew member who was maybe right now so yeah we heard Steve O'Donnell Todd Gordon Joey Ghana's crew chiefs and about a half hour ago NASCAR announced the DIV Nichols who is the tire specialist on the number twenty two awesome to put himself in jeopardy too so I don't bring I don't blame joyful won't have a conversation joy made a mistake when he pushed aggressively pushed denny at that point I don't but if you do this so as a person who had to try to control twenty crew members and some very large strong Pikra guys that could beat up most every driver in the field flavor but the crew members we do have to keep away understanding it's a team sport which all by this all the time you know and they're protecting their driver they all go into this together no Joey said that Dini just kept on and you know ran him up and got into a and then just went on weight wasn't going to back out at that point so that was hard and a conversation I like what you're saying right I if this driver has a different uniform on the new than it has to be hands off I would like to see one further I would like to see post race that the whole area is more secure all of that but this is chaos and no one operates very calmly in chaos I would like to see just the way the cars are protecting qualifying because they're looking for breakers tyler riddick and Kolkata got involved in one of the drivers had a little Red Welt above his eye nascar didn't suspend anybody in that situation I think the difference is in this third that he was looking for there I think that perturbed perturbed him and he was like I gotTa do show my displeasure a little bit here more than just words and then oh I think that the if you're if you're guy is your driver is getting ready to get into a situation I think you should go in there to get your guy I don't think you should get the other guy you know what I mean or line in the sand this is what you're not GonNa Cross yeah I mean you said as much about the racing as you can really say I mean it is short track racing instance the reason Dave Nichols was suspended for a racist they felt as if it would he was too aggressive in the way he's separated handling from Lugano the Hamlin possibly could have gotten hurt when he was thrown to the often corner like there was on a car and the outside of your day sat the win for sure I don't really know what happened is once you started hitting me he didn't lift he just kept eh it's a safe situation because God forbid driver gets thrown down against a car or crew member like the intent has nothing to do with potential injury this race is supposed to happen on the hi to break it up but certainly an aggressive move that we've you them on our part and they have to take some action that you know later connect more unfortunately the people on the road the media is required to stay behind these fences when they have to answer questions I would like to see the same out of the crew members and it's for everyone's safety I'm not worried about penalties and I'm not worried conversation with their with their own crew members but I I know you guys are GonNa Yell at Me 'cause I'm comparing our sport to another sport and for some reason we're not and when you see something happen like that I think it's just a natural reaction but we as you point out jeff some solid rules have to be put down as far as what's GonNa happen I think he was learning something that he just sort of kept his hands in his pocket and everything would have probably been okay with walk away from this even though he didn't get the and to try to get things calm down right and something like that to me makes sense and just saying look if if you put your hands you put your hands on on a crew member we've seen it now on Charlotte we saw at the pit road at the expenditures race we've now seen it in pit road here and I understand the crew members intent and I understand rules I understand and there has to be some parameters that right there could have I mean what a coat of should've could've been bad for any Hamlin ain't NASCAR's going you're not allowed to go into and you enter then it's like leaving the bench and an NBA game right it's you you and you you're out and the driver here's the simple fact the any race car driver out there that's not a fair fight nor should it be a race car driver should never let's not what this is about okay with the fistfight between drivers let's leave the between that conversation that left lead into pushing and shoving where do you stand on that well if I don't bring joy browne over being upset he got run into the wall I don't think dynamic meant to do it I would like to see the cars stopped an area where no one has access to them where the drivers get out from also reasons in a hot race when a driver need medical attention maddox can get there quicker we don't need shouldn't be in that situation joy takes him to the ground that's a different situation but crew members a you know I don't feel they should get involved and Todd Gordon was trying to suspend it he was he was to do this type of situation and it might have been with Denny Hamlin because this is not the first time that Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano have gotten together this feud goes all the way back I also will say they have to go out and dodd each other in the eye so be it I'm totally fine with that because they are the only ones that know what happened on the racetrack I if you don't need a rule but to Jeff's point earlier what should the rule be to keep big crew members from being involved in driver scuffles and maybe if you according them off you know sequester that in the suspension I think that while what doesn't matter the intent it was way too severe for the situation Denny Hamlin a superstar in the sport or any driver no disrespect to the drive but the type of human being you hire you Jack Clark carries higher is a hundred pounds bigger and three times stronger around in microphones everywhere so you know how much we won't this passion from the drivers and if it turns into something a little bit more so be it so we don't want that to go away I do that but but you know in basketball you know they quite simply if you leave the bench you're suspended right really the bench or suspended a coach can go on the core Pat Association he was he was trying to separate the drivers and it's probably more force than any than he anticipated and he's regretful about today he got pulled out I I listen to a lot of spotters we have no idea only these guys here know what happened all those racist and same thing out there so maybe this question has been answered by if you if you put all those parameters a two thousand thirteen periods where it's been a little bit calm but Bristol Motor speedway as we watch here six years ago a pit scuffle very similar we saw the first thing is that in Jeff was getting to this we don't need to get in the middle of a feud happening something everybody talks about woman these foods in your Johnson they all had Richard Petty and Bobby Allison you know their dislike for each other was well known in a sport that wasn't covered by you know twenty they're side by side going into one they could give zero concern about the other guys opportunity to make the corner they're not gonNA wreck each other but I'm aware I don't think they're gonNA take this out in these next two races McCall's they need to accumulate points do everything they possibly can to try to win one of these next to to make sure they're racist finance house he would probably say STARTAC rice if we don't encourage it but we know that they're going to address each other I'm for a championship in a few weeks but going forward this isn't going to end they are both hard nose racers that have tremendous amount of talent that are gonNA race upfront and when you from a team or are you put your hand on driver from another team that's going to be a problem if you've picking your guy up to get him out of there go that's what we want you to I think that's kind of after year after year and it's not only that it's also confused the drivers I think and the crew members because we've asked this rule system ask the drivers to find a way to get on a race each other they both are sitting above the cut line right now they're racing they're trying to raise their way into race for a championship. I don't think that that's going to change that conversation is the better avenue brought up that's why we saw conversation Danny Hamlin learn chase Elliott to defuse the situation but be clear when they green flag at Texas what about you and I'm GonNa worry about me and that is the fans should be cheering because that is what the playoffs have done and then you guys don't like each other on top of that and then it's I'm not in May have considered giving you I'm GonNa take a couple more and I'm hoping you GonNa Leave Me Room I mean have we had has this playoff format not continue to deliver year you start swinging at each other and everybody else gets away yeah great point let them have that gets away yeah and here there were there was no security and there were no NASCAR officials this show is GonNa win the wall just hard racing we see this at Martinsville if I'm joy Gano mad if I'm Denny Hamlin I'm opening up my right side tires I'm in other part of the pitch you don't have to worry about this but if they do encroach upon it should be anybody who leaves the designated area get suspended I mean when it becomes very clear if there is an area get everybody's opinion eighteen need to be worried about the ten coming up we won't we won't the passionate we cannot we cannot ever get ourselves in a situation where drivers don't Amelie talk to the media the drivers can't mealy talk to each other drivers can't immediately that on a weekly basis things are going to happen and things like this are going to happen afterwards so do I think they're going to each other I don't think Lugano learned with Kenneth Uncontrolled it certainly can be manipulated right that's the thing this stuff this stuff is just amazing because it's shows the passion but in Hockey WanNa Robin Reid between these drivers and we need that is you all the way back I was we've talked about it before I mean my dad and Ralph Earnhardt and more right it just plain and simple does you go to Martinsville Joy Llegado last year does what he does Windsor race goes on to win a championship you know when you and I sounds good so good all right I feel like we could have a whole show about rivalries leaving Martinsville Nate I'll go to your creek that was on Sunday at Martinsville any updates on ah stop right and he got he got danger real watch that field I mean he was in a situation where he was kind of being attacked he was trying to defuse the situation so listen involved there so I think there's some things to be learned from this because nobody who did we sit back and think that something wasn't GonNa come from I mean they're already so much chaos and we have this stuff in this great as long as it's controlled I you can't have complete chaos it has to be you know it can't be it can't be during the playoffs when his team regular season champions although they haven't won since June his team is on this just slump and just on this really difficult informs Kyle Busch Eric Role said this and I wish said okay sounds good at Kansas that was I was playing that role with Kyle where I got four or five for him a simple way simple way to handle it because to be clear I don't believe there was intent either from this human hero nominee hurt then he that was his intent he was trying to defuse it I agree completely recommend offier longer down down down and how do we killing with the air pressure nations in very one word answer is that's not unusual for Kyle Busch when he's had a tough day I mean I would expect nothing less not just Bush but for any driver who's had like there's no like you did that but there was a price to pay for Joe Agata won a championship renewing it that changes the game and when you have that much all right now so you mentioned a normal bad day for Kyle does get short responses but I had to shovel my notes because I what am I missing cobb bushes third in the standings plus seventeen how Bush has lost focus here is it's not just because he's not winning races he didn't have much to say about the rules package when he was winning four races allot going on that he's unhappy about his his concerns about the twenty one thousand nine rules package and what he doesn't like about it or well documented I think a really difficult day on the race track to be a little bit short with us when we're asking the questions but with Kyle and we've talked about this probably ad nauseam here but there's clearly wasn't a good day in everyone's mind should be Miami bound. Dj How much of a concern is this a the action on the racetrack and be the action since we have one crew member suspended I feel like I need to ask no updates here I just checked twitter you know tweets To be aware of that I that I know of by the way that was Dustin Long NBC Sports Dot Com the best driver in the playoffs and Denny Hamlin is almost right there with you WanNa Kansas so I think all of those things compounded are affecting just like I did right there they don't like it it'll come to a point frustrated we got three more weeks and mega yes they are updated what happens now between Lugano and Hamlin going for it because Danny wasn't pleased about the way we're GonNa Raise Dover when he was twenty four laps down a few weeks ago be fixed here we keep saying he went to a racetrack yesterday that he'd finished eighth straight times in the top five two of those being wins and really wasn't ever in that position being just because of his mistakes but how Bush has something going on somewhere I wanna professionally personally I what it is but there's something going on that he is before he went on this winless streak it was kind of okay at that time but then his teammate started winning more races I think that's as you mentioned become a not staying focused inside that race car the way that we know how good Kyle Busch can be whenever he is so I think that that's creating an issue and mosher that all right now we're going in the wrong direction and it's happening as his teammates are running really really well Martin tricks junior obviously has been the best team issue with him but Kyle Busch has something else going on we've you know we've heard him say things and do things but to see him make the mistakes on the race right now everything has the race I'm not worried about after the race that's a reaction from a driver this frustrated with everything that goes back to what is happening on the race track and that I know he got up to that but but you could see that things were starting unravel just as we've seen a number of times during this winless streak well I will add as a guy that basically chased me he had problems at Kansas when he had problems I thought he did a really good job of managing his days making the most out of situations recovering from problems and I'm like okay that's the cow Bush it just out there in front of you as a carry what are you gonNa do you're going to go chase it and the format is awesome but the negative of it is created weekly what's in his car and can't catch him I did it right I didn't couldn't catch to me Johnson the now what Kyle Busch has always been the Alpha driver at jobs Martin drew eggs over the last three years that's been the best driver listen that's nothing against Bush you're comparing the two very best and last so I guess the other way it's junk he recommended a spring scope me off into turn three well you get this many people with this much emotion this many things going on there you can happen and and Todd Gordon I thought it was interesting said that they had had discussions internally about what I and so I I think that more could have been done to keep all of this from escalating to this point it was a it was a crazy race on top of all that we've got a lot of events has to find a way to be his best when his teammates are running at their best so I said it before I had some similar concerns as dj but what I watch Kadewe dougher when darasing never a doubt then Hamlin has had a great career but no one ever said well he's the lead drive over Kabul it's never been stated that way now I would say Denny Hamlin is Johnson through the absolute best run in NASCAR history that it is experience able pull those extremely frustrating knowing it like that but you know that decision probably wasn't the best decision but you said it cow bushes thirteen points and I do think I do I gordon having a better year than Kyle Busch and no one could argue the numbers of Martin to X. Junior where I think we all saw this coming when he came in house is it as simple as that jeff is it as simplest kyle busch that's your excited because he he was looking we showed him a lot of stuff really wow you know what he was doing that I'm accustomed to see and I you know he he admitted admitted that you know the deal with Eric Merola you know when they're got into him he hitting back you know what I mean L. Jerry Steve Lethargic Jeff Burton guys around eight kicked off at Martinsville and kick off in a big way by Martin Junior and Cockburn win their third playoff race of the season you on the list and he that's uncharted territory and he does I promise you he doesn't like it and then on top of that you know I've said this consistently buying a lot of stuff happened in that race lead four hundred sixty four last there was a lot of that went on in this race you know on the ride home here's what happened actually actually been the best driver over the last three years we've talked about fan access is a great time remind everybody that Wednesday at this desk for motormouth you could call in and talk to him yourself so we've a DJ said is right. I think what you said is right in regard to you know Martin exit seven wins this year Denny Hamlin five Bush has four cost third. What about cobblers talk about jobs racing but we still haven't answered the question should he specifically out to Eric Merola how about the threat that Al Merola put out about the next three races the honest Martin this has been going on for a while Marchuk says two more wins championship within their you know and you know I just don't know how to make the case that you know Martin in fact this was the only disagreement coming up Caracalla Merola stern warnings -CCOMPLISH after the race and and that's probably not a decision that you can make when you are in the playoffs right is just as you need a void that con- I don't Hey I would have been mad to right if should Kyle Busch about this specific conversation should there be concerned I I don't think so I I think a lot of those things are said with that and as six days and you get absolutely hey we heard mark say just last year leaving Martinsville Again he looked like he was still qualifying yes he put a gap between himself and the rest of the field doing everything exactly right and it looked like that they had everything the race winner so coming up we're going to discuss the turning point of Sunday's race which led to a dominant performance by Martin Tricks Junior I'm guessing you are blaney or Kyle Larson Chevy Chase Elliott winning a race and there's one spot open and he's having raised any Hammond for that spot then Amazon much better worrying about getting their driver and I'm sure that Joe Gibbs is already talked to Kyle Busch but I think another conversation needs to be had there still in a position you talking about them still being above the cut line and wreck four hundred and sixty four laps it was unbelievable it really goes back when we've look when I look back at the race there was a turning point a moment in time with this race completely changed guys it was an absolute domination by Martin tricks you'd been fortunate enough to be part of some Great Wins Jeff Gordon's team for all these years and I really think it needs to be discussed because then Hamlin had all the momentum going into Martinsville he's Mr Martinsville yeah he had taken in that Jeff on Saturday he proves you know what is I I really believe he's got three races at three races to get this done he is GonNa Miami with a chance to win a championship and the competitor in Cobb Bush will lock in and but Martin he's just so good at this Vegas had Denny Hamlin close to even money he was such a favorite going into this racing and he proved why early in the race Dj yeah they dropped the green place in his mind right now one race a lot of conversation native thanks for joining US general you brought in a lot of great information but as I promised we haven't even discussed yeah going to two racetracks that he knows how to win and knows how to perform the high level Kabul was going to Miami I I just cannot see a pathway dropped it that you won't look like yeah of course they didn't get into a really long run at that first part but it looked like get his car was doing exactly what he wanted all through this I run and you think okay amy and I think we'll see the cobbler's to customs concern here in saying that is that I think there's a path to where he doesn't and that would be Kevin Harvick winning a race and either selects junior short studio and he'll win steaks too gals was going to Miami chance win the championship and then everything you're concerned some of my concerns I he can put those behind him I emme I think that's a major advantage I think now they can just focus one hundred percent on that earn Martin on the radio he said you know I could go deer hunting for the next two weeks I think about that aww cars on high up he loses control of the race and at this point if you said Hey Denny Hamlin never gonNA lead again I'd be like oh you're crazy yeah but that bright blue auto owners Denny Hamlin's GonNa race right here naturally as Martinsville will have it averaged about eleven yellows the yellow came earlier about twenty eight debris all the racetrack which are bring the cars to pit road which is ooh that is higher than four sixty four the only other guy to lead so martin tricks junior had never wanNA short track race in two thousand nineteen he's Mr Martinsville this qualifying was unbelievable yeah when he when he made his lap and like nobody you know what I mean I could get within a tenth of that left might've been off just a little bit he did everything that he needed to so four hundred sixty four last let me go ahead and tell you that if Kyle Larson doesn't gamble at the end of stage point there's about you know grip but they're putting stuff on the track at Texas to try to make a second and a third group he said so nothing's going to apply whatsoever he said nineteen of Martin tricks junior commanded this restart and really commanded the rates from here yet from this point on he said this is my race you have to go figure out a way to take it away yesterday was just so impressive so you talk about preparation the years of crew chief thing I had usually six or eight cars in the process right next week's primary two weeks you know I keep looking for that team to tell me their favorite it changes every week but now that they have this much time to prepare they know they're in they know they're going are there things at Texas that they could learn that would would help him at homestead he said nothing's going to apply he said it's such a different race tracks he said even though this model and a half he said we all know what homestead don't make any enemies just be a nice guy on the racetrack two weeks but I think that you know they you know I was asking Martin and the post ratio about you know what could they go there and race just like we would have he said there's not gonna be any pressure he says it's GonNa be fun for a couple of weeks he said but our focus now has turned strictly to homestead and do they have a better chance issue I they were a few laps away from winning last year Gano pass them so late in that race so fast but yeah yeah away primary a car being re skinned I had a bunch of employees you had different approaches especially coming up Texas is very different than Phoenix there are a lot of details you'd have to be through if I'm cold pearn I'm signing that to a lot of other people right now I am focused on Miami and Miami alone I personally and going to the wind tunnel with what we have to do to win this championship before get off of that on him we noticed up there that Kao petty our colleague was the one that has lead more it felt like he led is be an advantage for Denny Hamlin Jeff you and I discussed they did move pitfall one back a little bit but it's still on the toughest roads to pole-sitter should have this event he was good on the restarts ran blaney made run adding a way Byron among others they may runs addict but he was good and all the right spots and it didn't make any difference if they're I think he can then afford that time you couldn't go personally before because you had to work on other cars right now the only car that cold burns should be looking at for the now he wins both Richmond's and Martinsville is this and even more dangerous nineteen thousand nine with Colpaert Martin tricks I mean let's remember they have won a championship before Indycar I'm going to treat this like I used to treat qualifying for the Daytona five hundred I don't WanNA report I'm a do it firsthand I'm gonNA personally go to the simulator personally go to the Shaker probably willing to do just about anything to get a win and I just tried my best to try to get a little bit of a gap 'cause I honestly didn't want him anywhere near me came off but couldn't get it back on this lost film what's nothing five five or six baht yeah I it and listen I can understand how did you kind of drag a tire off but you can't put it back I think he would have been able to drag the break in and do all he could to keep me behind him anyway so close this young man's future is so bright I love we with two or three lasts ago so but if you could have gotten closer to would you have moved in for that first win knowing how close it was yeah I mean whatever takes I mean it's I mean I wouldn't so that you have some comments after the race original thought was they put Jeff Gordon back in that car because he's he these guys are going to be preparing and that that is a major advantage going to want to one ratio down Dj. If I was called Burn I would say listen you can't go deer hunting you have to come but uh he was so good here sounds like he's just giving them tips or something you know Jeff was amazing here I knew he was hungry I knew he's never won before so I knew he was Jason Dirty but you know I'm really hungry for my first Nice Rowdy really hungry for my first win so it's going to you know whatever takes but the Iran such season to make a misstep race where it's easy to overdrive your car he was always there and I I will lie at the end of that race when the nineteen stretch lead I said well it's over veteran next twenty days or so we'll be that Miami car I agree when I had checking out my podcast he said you know we won a championship back with John Years ago he goes as soon as we were locked in had to say that I was gonNA raise some dirty but I hit him if I have to because that's what racing at Martinsville is twenty one years old if I'm Rick Hendrick today while there's a lot of focus on chase Elliott at Martinsville we left that day he goes I might as well not went to the next two races this is a crew chief that have won seven championships for him to admit that I'm sure co parents thinking the same thing it was impressed uh we saw Alex Bowman have a rash seconds before he went to victory lane that's kind of mirroring what I'm seeing out of William Byron all day Dj he was up front in a race where he willing to go but this was the most impressive race by far I've seen him drive the change from last year to this point with William Byron to this year as nine for Rick Hendrick but a bright spot in the twenty four he hasn't been feeling great about the organization those a lot of conversation but that's two very talented very young stars as you have great cars Yup and if you don't see results you don't feel like you're building on something so so for William Byron whom we all believe can make it big in this sport to see those results The guys talk about the twenty four car marvel I thought we had a little throwback there and those laughs rodrigues junior is being rundown or chased by William Buyers and I think you pointed this out yesterday Jeff during the telecast and and the race earthy and he was moving around searching for other places to try to find a little bit of being just bond uh like he attacked did make it cool stuff attacked again it was really veteran like I'm not sure how he would have got around but have been fun to watch not only do the attack but both doors still look brand new so is so important for a young driver as he's building and learning how to compete at this level to have some successes yes right you have to be the Sunday's race at Martinsville as we go through the field after the break thousand laps with everybody that was on me a lot of that way Martin trick did but on short-track to think that that can happen this day in time what they did aren God there what would he do what would this young man do in this situation trying to get that first win knowing that you've got a playoff driver there how far was the playoffs I'm picking up my phone caller William up aid you like you chief Jack and now you guys see me running together I know he can't be your coochie forever but I love the key all together for a few more years keep this learning curves in the desert I have no idea how you won that race cam though she looks at nervous when Harrison now more nervous now drivers are driven to perform in this nascar playoffs to racing for your chance to win and he reminded that you can do it and it's people can tell you your crews even say man you really good spotter and your friends everybody can tell you that but you gotta see results Mustang Gt's site fighting again Yeah well coming up we're going to look back and he's special moment in the desert for someone on our set America returns for your shot at a brand new Ford Mustang Gt plus high performance prizes unlock each and every race day at the NASCAR DOT com slash sport play offs Provo right now to get this day in history and takes us back to October twenty eight two thousand one out in the desert in Phoenix Arizona Jeff Burton or the second of back to back wins think little bit of grip that could get him up to the bumper of the nineteenth I have nothing against Martin trump junior he did everything he needed to do. I was getting excited to see Tom Ever I quit practice early really yeah I actually practice early there's no way to make it better and it's just style and I question myself all night I never did that again ran third day no ricky rudd reason that bring that up is because Ricky Rudd the man himself is the special guest on the Dale Junior download it'll be on tomorrow at five PM Eastern on NBC The it's going to be awesome he's going to be so much fun coming up we'll get reaction from some of the other playoff drivers that's huge and and he can keep building on that he's he's putting a down payment down future success right now he really is he's going to be here for a long time and when a lot of races yeah it was a rough day for the I mean hundred and twenty one hundred and fifty percent better race driver now understanding more of it very very talented apparently didn't run because he didn't have any dense I think all right eight drivers entered with a chance to go to Miami Martin treks junior locked in that leaves a bunch of other drivers to talk about let's start with Kevin Harvick my opinion quickly a very mediocre I knew I was GonNa mess thinking do you think people at all up under green both y'all found success out there yeah it didn't with this lead right here he came in with the lead has all the markings to X. Junior and his team they just did a better job see the left rob eight points matter and you know to move along six isn't terrible before that team like we talked about Kabua's we have high experts what if there's anything I can do to get better but
11-21-19 NASCAR America
"I feel very very good about my decision. And it's just it's time and it showed up and I feel so fortunate that it showed up to me in that way I've I've talked to rates like Rusty Wallace and Mark Martin. Geoff Diehl Junior. And you know everyone's had their own journey and some of those guys you know maybe maybe set a date and left before their heart. It really wanted to leave or a lot of other athletes. Their time is is called and they don't have that opportunity to pick their moment and I feel very blessed and fortunate to have this officer so you roll that all up in it just it just feels right. It is the end of an era seven-time saying saying goodbye and so are we at least for two thousand nineteen welcome to the final Nascar America of the season here with Parker clemen. Today we're going to look back on two thousand nineteen but Parker Jimmy giving us a much bigger headline how has he impacted the sport or you personally. Well I think you know. Obviously this news coming out you start to think about all the things you've interacted with. I think two things one. I look back at Jeff Gordon. And when he was trying what sort of message was around his career was that he took the sport to a new place seat of the sport in some ways. But I I think the message that the fans are GonNa get out of Jimmy Johnson route. Twenty twenty is what he did to the people or for the people within the sport right how he treated people being a seven time. Champion successfully is an arguably the greatest of all time with the competitive era. He was in how he continued to. Just be himself and treat people. I think that's absolutely Jimmy's rookie. A year by the way was my rookie year. We started in two thousand and two together. So yeah there's a lot of memory. No no no unless I somehow in the next hour say something I shouldn't and no now. I'm just shortly before. Today's press conference at Hendrick motorsports day Burns went one on one with a seven time champ. Well he told us he was working on it didn't he now. Jimmy Johnson has made the decision next year will be the last. How Gerard at that? You know it It was a journey for sure. It was something that was in the forefront the front of my mind and I like to be organized now my stuff together and worked on it for a fair amount through the summer trying to logically come up with a decision and nothing was moving me so I have tabled it and then to my surprise kind of in the fall round the October Kansas race. The feeling that I was hopeful to have to make my decision showed up and I am amid fantastic place with it excited for twenty twenty and beyond and You know it's been a busy couple of days kind of letting the world know in intentionally if caught people off guard but once that once that feeling came to me and hit me as hard as it did was like look. It's time on our side. Now we can. We can put some wheels emotion emotion in in Take advantage of this amount of time that we now know that That will be my final year in in gear up for it. How would you describe the feeling that he jimmy and did something trigger it? I wouldn't say anything specifically triggered it. It it really did just kinda show up on its own My mind was thinking about it quite often but just something in something opened up. I I do feel like the the performance that we've had in our cars the growth of the team in the second half of the year. There's there's a calmness that's come with all of that in and I told cliff I feel like his presence has led to an earlier retirement for me than he would like. Because I just feel like I'm I'm setting up for an amazing twenty twenty and the The opportunity I feel. I feel that I'm going to have next year to potentially when my eighth in retire retire would step down from full-time Cup racing. One Heck of an opportunity you mentioned Beyond so You WanNa be behind the wheel. So let's look past twenty. You're not GonNa get drive the twenty one car at least not in a competitive capacity on the track. I wouldn't think what do you want to do. I'm pretty open the thirty eight weekends a year. I'll give it one more shot. AWW after that ten fifteen weekends year I'm open. If Hendrick clearly ever needed me I would be available for anything there and I was just going to see. Want extra brains. You know there might be some really neat opportunities. It will bubble up since I do have time on my side of made this announcement early so we could see you in that Nascar. Twenty twenty one version. We could see the U. in Indycar. Maybe you mentioned that. Yeah I'm certainly open to it Fast Oval Service in general than any car. I don't have a lot of interest in but road course wise sports sports car off road trucks Being a surf bum for a little while maybe try and that had great timing the ski bum not long ago So I'm pretty much open. starts a whole cascading of events as you know including who sits in the forty eight car from here on out. How much input do you want to have in that decision? Jimmy you know I would love to have have a say the in that and be a part of that process. I feel like a unique situation where I can help. Start this car up Hendrick and would love to be a part of that so and I'm sure rick in in Jaffna Brady be willing to have me in the loop. I was over the trophy case and I noticed the pocono sweep in. Oh four you could try that on one weekend coming up. Here is any race in particular next year. Jimmy that intrigues rigs. You and that you just like to nail man. Those marquee events are so special so I would love to get get a few more of those That the other neat thing I could do next year is when it each track which has already done. So there's three of those sitting out there And just getting back to victory lane. We've pretty nice and for family Jimmy. the girls are growing up Sanderson behind you the whole way. What does this mean for them? It means you know we're we're going to have a lot more quality time together. So I'm I'm very excited about that. I'm not sure that we really understand in what that looks like or what that means just now especially with another full year racing ahead but we've got a year to kind of think about it. Adjust plan so it's exciting times all right. Our quality time time starts now we're going to soak it in all next year and hopefully beyond a few times at the track Jimmy Johnson. Okay we want to bring in our colleague and former Hendrick motorsports crew chief Steve Retard. Who joins us the phone and Steve? By the way you thought your off season begins Sunday night once you guys tossed down for the post ratio but with the Jimmy News. We needed to get your thoughts. He talks about that feeling sort sort of hit him and hit him hard. I guess you had to make a similar decision How does that happen? And how do you feel like Jimmy came to came to terms with that. Yeah Krista thanks. Thanks for having me I never thought I would be able to relate to a seven time. Champ Jimmy done so much in his life but you bring up the moment when I knew I my time I'm on the pillbox had kind of calm and it was ready to move on and I understand what he means. It's hard to describe but there's this comfort to know that there's more for you to do Kinda out in the world within racing and then other things in your family life is a dad and husband you consider Jimmy not only a great platter close friend and I'm very thankful to hear how comfortable he as with this decision I know myself specifically have probably taken for granted how great it's been watching seven-time champion race and this gives me me selfishly another season watching him on the racetrack and mentally preparing To to watch a race without seven times you know he's so good he's such a great ambassador for the sport worked for sponsors and just a great guy general. It's great to hear that he's comfortable with the situation. Steve You know you've got to spend that time as a teammate to Jimmy you said you know you almost took advantage watch him. I think a lot of us. Did you know you don't really fully appreciate what someone like. He's doing until sort of at the end. My question is when you were a part of their. Wouldn't you notice during in that time and those times over those years winning those championships and doing things that maybe made you think. Wow that is why he eventually became a seven time champ and was be winning championships of time. Nine his drive for success match Chad weekend and week out I tell the story. We were in Miami testing years and years and years ago when we were leaving the hotel like six. Am to go to the tracking hurricane. Jimmy Johnson jogging back into the hotel parking lot after his morning. Run at six. Am and that's the drive brought to every single rates. When I was his team mate and it amazes me and and I think getting this off his chest? If this is his decision will let him really focus on twenty to be quite honest. You know I think when it hangs over you that you know it's coming but you don't know win. It perhaps a little bit more of an emotional Toll on on you as a competitor. The fact that he has announced it I think is only GonNa make the forty and Jimmy Johnson more competitive I know personally of a crew chief. I was much better once I had made the decision. I just enjoyed every week at the racetrack doc. Enjoy even the bad times and I think that allowed me to be Better on top of the pit boss and Jimmy. Johnson was loved as much as I think everybody would go back Victory Lane and perhaps this weight off his shoulders with allow him to kind of free wheel a little bit and just be back to that smiling from job lot steve. It's it's no secret that it was unchartered waters for that forty eighteen Jimmy this year Not Making the playoffs with a decision have been different would have come later if it had been a better three year for that team. I think you know you can always ask if he's winning races and championships. I think it's much tougher to walk away I just think when you look at that. Sorry Twenty Nineteen Nineteen and moving into twenty twenty the requirements of the driver the hours of the drivers job or more taxing than they've ever been when you have somebody that's for almost two decades. He has a family. Two small daughters You know at some point you have to hang it up what I love about Jimmy's announcement and then interview absolutely love this. He doesn't even tip toe around around the fact that still driving he makes a point to say I'm GonNa drive something for ten or fifteen weeks I love that about Jimmy Right and then he is it can be NASCAR INDYCAR and so Really I don't rule anything out to be quite honest. I think he could drive whatever he would ever wants to drive and I think they race fan not a nascar fan but as a race fan. I applaud that I feel blessed to think that someone is great. Jimmy Johnson is going to answer other marquee events. He talks about NASCAR marquee events. Or maybe it's the Rolex rex. Maybe it's an indycar race. Who knows where it will be? But whatever he's driving I'm GONNA be watching now down. I think that's very exciting. You mentioned the INDYCAR. Some of the things he wants to. I I think you know. He was kind of inspired by that. Fernando Alonzo arrived swap. You know in terms of going and driving that car and getting that chance and thinking. Hey you know what I'm not too bad. It was all. He was kind of a rumor that he was really fast at it too so I think that sort of opened his eyes a little bit as you said to. Maybe go out there and racing things all over the world. You know we've seen some some big names retired the last couple of years. Steve What do you feel like the sports reception is going to be in terms of what we've seen Outta drivers tracks going out there and giving different celebrations different odes so the drivers. What do you expect from Jimmy Johnson? This twenty twenty year. Oh I think Jimmy Johnson retirement tour should match. Perhaps Jeff Gordon Tony Stewart. I imagine every track is GonNa WanNa right give him a wonderful sendoff I think as a competitor. They're going to appreciate racing against Jimmy Johnson. But if the young competitors don't see the opportunity The vacuum of wins leaving the sport. That's a huge opportunity for someone. Someone has to win these races So when I look at the younger stars that are they're battling we. We have our current crop crop right. We have the four that went to Miami will as someone like Jimmy steps. Aside who fill that gap right first of all who fills the forty eight cards interesting question and Dan who fill that gap in the fan base event star. It's GonNa be interesting to see and then just you mentioned filling the gap. What about for Hendrick motorsports you know you were a part of the Organization for so long when we talk about? WHO FILLS A gap? Also for Hendrick. motorsports is going to be such a young team essentially depending on who does fill that gap. What do you expect the future for Hendrick? So if I was an executive Hendrickson Rick Hendrick. Today I would suggest a veteran driver. I didn't chase Elliott's outstanding willing buyer and is showing tremendous improvement admits. I have you on their side. Those two drivers are so young. I don't think it's necessary to have three young twenty role drivers. There are some veteran drivers out. There that I feel would enjoy driving a Hendra Motor sports and they could become what I consider a franchise asset but sit in those meetings and helped move the program along when you look at the the task ahead for the twenty twenty one car I think William Byron Chase Elliott our wonderful talents but have do they have enough experience to direct and organization innovation with card development. I would be looking for a veteran driver. Someone who has one racist someone who has driven good equipment. That's who I think should fill that role and that forty eight car knowing that you have you. William buyer is going to win a ton in his career. Chase Elliott is going to continue to win. I think a veteran would be the angle I was. Well thank you Steve. Kerr thanks for sorry. We cut into your off season a little bit but big news today. We're glad you could join us big news and You know I'm happy for Jimmy. I'm happy for everyone. Everyone involved with the announcements out. I'm excited to see him on the track and twenty twenty and Krista. I'm officially shutting my phone off. The off. Season begins for civil tart. And he's he's right though. We're all excited that we get to have this entire year. I know the race tracks. Exciting to to Kinda send Jimmy off in the right way down this very exciting to watch. And I'm just excited for Jimmy to Steve alluded to having a little bit office chest. You know this was sort of loo mean a little bit especially with some of the struggles this season. You just had to feel like that. Ah Fans everyone was wondering. When's it coming right now? It's out in the open. You can go pass it. We know next year last year and he can go out there and perform. I seriously believe he will because I saw awesome things Forty car late in the season like he saw that showed us some serious promise and he. There's lots of news today. Of course this is the biggest but be sure to log on to NBC Sports Dot Com for the latest. I mean there's driver news and xfinity series. I know you've been watching that. GM lots of things there sponsor additions and cup and more. There is no such thing as an off season for Nate Ryan and Dustin Long. They will be working well into the hours throughout the entire offseason coming up. You can't talk two thousand. Nineteen without discussing the sham. Will this title even more to Kyle Busch than his I are season ending. Show continues lookback fame. Who can forget the arguments or was your favorite moment? A Comeback Win. We'll have more when we come back. NASCAR America's brought to you by the Salvation Army doing. It's the most good for some of us. Two Thousand Nineteen will forever be remembered for the fight that almost was at the applebees on Crawford wrote dot. Crawford's Vote Road Crawford broad-minded. Kyle Busch will likely have other lasting images including some from his title showdown last weekend in South Florida Miami speedway championship. CAMPIONSHIPS will be one today favorite this time. They all have out for me every single weekend. Do what you have to do to win the race for your team. No other driver once it sir. I'm a lot from wait. Turnover dominant performance early on hamlet saying cars and slow. What about this battle? Guys are huge era by the nineteen eighteen search teams the forecast driver but watch championship chip four running one two three four youth blow the eleven. Kyle Busch everything that's online. Water performance has car cup series. Champ you you know. It's crazy because leading into homestead. And I know you each kind of covered a championship driver but Kyle Busch was talking about how he kind. It felt like an underdog people were kind of pegging him as an underdog. And you hear that and you're like how is that possible. But that was what he was talking. I mean it had been quite a few races since he'd been to victory lane all I loved that time because the winless streak made me laugh and I kept making the joke. Yeah gets the guy hasn't won in ten eighteen races calling. I retire over wait. He's a part of the championship for a weight. Still a chance to championship. Guess what he wins the championship. I mean that's what was so ludicrous about that talk at the time. But at the same token it's it's a sign of the performance level of this race team of this driver. Adam Stevens with expect with the sport expected him and that is domination. That is wins upon wins upon winds very quick fashion and therefore they live up to those expectations by winning this. That's where the fans and the people out there. commentating got got that chance to say. Hey maybe this team is good at once was maybe he's the underdog just simply because they expect so much from them. Well in on papers you see. Here's the number of Mir two thousand fifteen Adam Stevens. As crew chief talked about this on the championship stage but remember two thousand fifteen. Kyle was fueled by that comeback coming back from the broken leg broken on foot. I think he was fueled this time. Maybe by those naysayers after that that winless streak no doubt and I think the the other side of it you know. He talked a lot about what a second championship meant to him going into this championship. Fight and what it would mean for his legacy for validating the first championship which was naysayers out there with the comeback from the injury saying it wasn't a true change of the time I didn't I didn't agree with that. He wanted fair and square on the rules. They were but I think that's what really made this special. So that's what gave him the drive on. This one was to say. Hey I need to go get that second championship to start my legacy. You know when he talks about winning championships. Kyle Busch doesn't talk about one. You didn't talk about a two. He talks about. Hey I want to know how to get three four five six eight for seven. Who's who just retired? Seven Times is retiring. New Twenty twenty from full time competition. That's where he wants the be talked about in in that same vein. I think that's why he had that motivation to get you. Okay so how many can kyle busch get I mean. Here's the thing Jimmy Johnson and Kyle Busch. They're the only ones in the field with more than one. The only multiple champions so how far can can kyle go. I think with this format. It's incredibly tough to just say that you're going to rack up championships. Light Jimmy Johnson. Did when you think back those five consecutive that Jimmy did that was unbelievable cal. Perry says it's one of the most incredible things. He's seen seen in racing. I think that's going to be a tall task. But no doubt should he be part of championship. four-week year in year out. Yes absolutely they are going to be a contender until they're not still ready to talk more. Twenty nineteen sure. Well thanks as it along with becoming a two time cup series champion Kyle. Busch was one of several drivers to reach each major career milestones in two thousand nineteen back in March. He won the Cup race at Auto Club speedway to claim his two hundredth NASCAR national series victory. Now I know the the King Richard Petty. I mean like you said apples. Oranges rebels archers. On this one for sure I think that's a little tough to say but it is an incredible company nonetheless to have up two hundred within. That's what we also saw back to back. First career wins this summer. Alex Fomin Outdo Kyle Larson at Chicago. Land Big woman. He made the playoffs very big for him. And just a huge willing for Hendrick motorsports putting their weight behind him and then lightning strikes literally just he goes on to win. That was incredible. bogeyed that I I was leaving the airport. We'll just after fifteen consecutive playoff appearances. Run up there with some of the longest and sports. Jimmy Johnson misses the postseason for the first time and really It won't matter because like we said at the top of the show with his announcement the press conference today one of if not the best ever By far and he just he needed the second year to really focus on getting the poorest back. Now he's going to be better switch from art insurance junior because it was short-track win in one of the most incredible things are is is out there. He finally wins in a short track that he had at one before. This was just astonishing but finally gets that monkey off his back wings ashort track and basically dominating fashion would go on to dominate nurse leader. I know he was kind of Mr short-track that was always joked and we talked to him in Victory Lane. I think both Richmond races. I believe well Martinsville one especially. Yeah that's of course course. That was a big one. So Kyle Busch wins the title. Some would argue. That Martin had a better season. Do you agree. You didn't win the championship up. I have to say I know. There's a thought process out there that maybe some of the best of the best mark of a season is simply wins right. It's it's racking up wins after wins and obviously Martin tricks did that but when you come down to winning the championship that's what you work for all seasons. So it's it's tough to say each who has the better season that that sense. I I see driver put a little bit more mark on championships because it's a full season worth of work but this was a team that put themselves in the championship. Four in with this format. You have to think that that's become a little bit more mark. Do you put yourself in the conversation for the championship by being the champion for because when it comes down to one race that's a tough thing to have your whole season hang on. Yeah and Martin Tricks Junior. Say Hey wait a minute. Don't count me. I didn't win the title. He I think he would say that was a very successful. You the have seven wins in a season for Joe Gibbs racing. I think overall incredible year to get that first short-track win dominating Martinsville. They set themselves up as best. They could go for that championship when they talked about last year. They lost it and they felt like by not winning at Martinsville. It didn't give them time to prepare and I think going back there and Don Anyway. They did winning. That maybe burns a little bit not winning the championship but that they really gave themselves the best between. Hey let's talk joe gibbs racing as because of course Martin x played played a role in that huge number nineteen wins for the organization. Set A new record. For the modern era and of course if all began in February the Daytona five hundred hundred were Denny Hamlin and Jane. Tr did it for JD. Finney Ham was trying to block all lanes to the outside to the inside took the checkered black black denny. Hamlin tone a five hundred one three sweeper freezing. This is the greatest victory I've ever had period in my life better than super bowl super bowls better than championships and racing. This was the most emotional the best win for me because jd in his life he lived such a heart wrenching touching moment to start off the season. Yeah no doubt. And for everything that Joe Gibbs racing and Joe Gibbs and that whole family had gone through to go out there and have a driver that Jaydee had personally tabbed in Denny Hamlin to go and get that huge each win at the Daytona five hundred and then to have the year that they have. I mean what an incredible year for Joe Gibbs racing for Toyota forever involved that in that organization because this stories Asian and twitter have sort of changed the way that manufacturers and teams look at the sport. They've really redesigned the methodology behind. How you interact between? He may factor. And this you're basically set the press. This is how it has to be done going forward with the success that they had and I think that there's a lot of teams out there looking at what they accomplish this year and thinking. Okay we've got to change up our style our way right now. Because we've got to find a way to beat those guys and a successful year for Denny Hamlin as well and we wish him success now. Was He recovers because earlier today. Jobs racing announced the Denney has successfully undergone the shoulder surgery. He talked about that that he needed a few weeks ago. I think we were in Texas. When he said that arthroscopic Skopje surgery on his left shoulder was completed at Charlotte surgery centers so we wish him the best in his offseason recovery absolutely hated you know? Two Thousand Nineteen is the a year of the pig it marks the end of a complete rotation cycle the twelve Chinese Zodiac signs. And if that's your thing now that also signifies a well-deserved break that sounds about right right for the two thousand nineteen NASCAR to we're going to revisit some of your favorite moments as look back continues. Aw take much advantage. Threatened by somebody with a helmet on affect. I want to go to Europe. Probably they wouldn't have had his finger back in the car on his art. Mega Hell for him. Seventy cars. They have no respect for leaders. Top Echelon motorsports motorsports and we got guys that have never won late model races. It's pathetic they don't know where to go. Flat out record. Can't tell people that you're going to recommend it enrolls reverse that person's gonNA wreck you offer. I just spotted Gilbert a beat. His punches were thrown in any kind of crashes. I just didn't appreciate it. That doors. Bowman displayed him out. Could've been tapped him in the background. I know I didn't appreciate the way racing anybody saying where I come from you. Get potent knows for that. Oh not very not. Only communication with the water started hitting me. He didn't let the finishing me off. These just discussing minute escalated in short track race every year tempers. I flare you know. Sometimes it actually was parker in two separate corners on occasion recall. Yes if we can always go on some bruise feelings we can also count on the Charlotte role to provide some great highlight material. When you're ready at the rule again subways behind a new turnaround boundary? Hang on your left fearless around Alex. Alex Bowman isn't the forty eight of Jimmy. Johnson had to stop frustration now for golden AF bubble wallows into the wall. Real Glennon over here the bill around the chase Elliott bill would at the TV chase Elliott. Rally Thoreau Thoreau was certainly a highlight of his season. But once again it's title hopes were dashed in the round of Eight. Where Parker did anything go right? No hooked Allan Gusts and his crew chief at Miami me you know going in that race. And we're sort of reflected on his season a little bit and he's like I don't think I've been to a worst stretch of races in my life. Then those couple of races in the round of eight it was just disaster Sir with mechanical failures a mistake by chase a Texas it just everything that could go wrong. Went wrong for this team. But you know that's not a mark of their season that was of a fluke set of circumstances all round that basically allowed them to be in the position. They were not fighting for a job. I think this team has to look back at the racist like the rover where they came back from that incident. I made the joke that day. How bad were the rest of the guys went head on into the Wall came back to win the race? But that's how good they were. They were so good so I think when they look back at this season. They're going to take the positives of those performances performances like the rover where they were just able to overcome so much to go out there and find victory lane and just be the dominant car. That's what they need to take in two twenty twenty and when they get in the playoffs have a little bit of luck accent. I think he's basically what they can take. In one of those positive moments would have been Watkins Glen where Elliott also earned his second straight win. And that's one of our notable dominant performances from two thousand nineteen. Parker was quizzing himself. Wait Russia's missy which that was when you were missing and all the rest of these. I got the Martinsville's okay. I've thought about Michigan. Because he thought at fun AH I didn't I couldn't remember okay so to two at Martinsville. Kyle Busch Fontana Joey logano leaving no doubt in Michigan. All all right let's get to some of the wildest finishes from two thousand. Nineteen starts with a sibling rivalry between the Bush brothers at Kentucky. Remember this. This was epic. I mean absolutely awesome by far the best races and ever seen it Kentucky east to west Ashley added touching fenders and get each other racing's. She's a teenager just enough respect to Kurt. Busch to outdo brother win off. Okay this is one week later Denny Hamlin the bumper to Kevin Harvick several times in the final lap harvick wreck pulled on to take home the lobster although he could have been a little bit more intense in the way he hit him. I think it was a bit of a chip. Move to say the Guy I'm going to have to raise for Jim. I've got a good year going. Pathway I did it but I think in in the playoffs we have to wait an extra day for the finish at Talladega because of rain. I think it might have still been raining there. It was. It's worth it Ryan. It's the battle of the Ryan's Ryan Blaney over. Ryan Newman by seven thousand. That's just as close as it gets. I mean those two facedly rubbing sort of cross the line and I just love. That advocate understand. That was that was on a Monday. Right she was just in the back of that shot going into the wall and we're still fish K.. Yeah coming up didn't win the NASCAR title but what a year for team penske from him son Indycar Championships to weddings and presidential medals of afraid of all and buying an entire series. It's good to be the captain title. Konica Minolta rising financial along saw Jordan Taylor. Commanders have won the rolex. Twenty four at take two wins twenty team but sooner g they supercross scoring championship the third year in a row. It's a Lucas oil photo. Cross four fifty champion and the champion is accurate accurate team. penske Diane Cameron Pablo on Toyah show got an twenty nine champion off so happy always crying allows them so gladys over a look at this year's champions from beyond Nascar many of whom drive for team penske and if you think Roger Penske had a big year think Simon panel he kept off two thousand nineteen by getting married his dog. Norman was the ring bearer four months earlier. He scored the biggest wins of his life. Simon pageant. Oh He's got a shot at the winn. Dixie and Simon Compassionate wins in the most phenomenal style. I for the inflator Simon Passion it does he go to the top yes he does final Rondo weekend underway. It's close it's really close but side. My passion are wins. Paul aw five hundred this the biggest race in the world so obviously Cloud nine fashion collapsed in the one hundred third running of the Indianapolis five hundred clear. Clear down the backstretch for the final time sabotage. I five guys that would deliver circle. Is the month obey was magical for Simon Passion and a lot of the year Parker was magical for team penske. Oh yes I mean. Finally another organization in the world that competes in so many different disciplines and then yet yet finds themselves so successful I mean they wanted to championships across the world winning races across the world globally. They have to be the mark right now for motorsports to say. Hey if you WANNA compete in any high level motorsport. You're going to have to go through team penske. I mean. Look at these results for Australia to Indianapolis five hundred INSA and competing NASCAR. I mean it's just incredible with this organization is done in two thousand nineteen led by the captain and you have to think a lot of this is just his F- does the things he puts into news race team and look at all these guys love that shot it's always very intimidating shot but it's basically what he instills in these teams in the people that work for them to know that this is how successful we we have been in how successful we can be staring into Nascar. What does twenty twenty hold for the penske organization? I think we saw a lot of promise out of this organization. Barring just a couple of little different things happening in this organization finds himself fighting for a cup series championship with either Brad. Kaz Lousy Joy Llegado or Ryan. Blaney all three give them performed especially in the playoffs you know. I think that's why for this race team. NASCAR has always been one of the toughest for them but in recent years they become very successful successful at it and I think this year was a year that barring just simple different little things they would have found themselves fighting for championship and it really comes down to for the twenty two. You look at that Phoenix Race and think that one run if something just goes a little bit different. Whatever that Ati was it took him from being a fast car to go a lap down? If that Ron is just any bit different he probably can be fighting his way into the playoffs there against combat any handling and he just did not have the car something amiss and that took them out of that chance. All right well. The two thousand nine hundred and season may be over but it won't be long before the engines fire up again. The Snowball Derby is just two weeks away and in January you can catch three big events. France on NBC ESN January fourth. supercross season begins lookout for Cooper Web. The car rally coverage starts January six Alonzo's debut in the legendary off road race and on January twenty fifth and Twenty six the Rolex twenty four at Daytona as Kyle Busch racist twice around the clock. That's going to be fun to walls. And even though Oh Jimmy Johnson announced his upcoming retirement. The future looks bright. Thanks to a tree drivers moving up to the cup series next year including a two-time champion the big sleep. ooh move the needle next year and speaking of next year Pu is going. Where Nascar America's brought to you by the Salvation Army doing the most good in the best part of this grassroots tour? Is that not a load. I learn about new race tracks but I've learned that every racetrack as a hometown hero and a big event speaking of grassroots grassroots racing. Did you see the picture. Look at this is like the bears alive right great question here whereas that's crazy. 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A local short track and the grassroots movement continues this December when the all new track paths launches launches on NBC Sports Gold with track passive. Get to see future. Stars Compete in some of America's biggest short-track events. And maybe you'll even see the next big three thinking last year. Do I have wins on the season for Cole custer is in the regular season champion has won the regular season Finale Brown On his way to the championship. Pichit Tyler Loretta. Christopher Balan coal cuts are all in the move to the cup series. Now silly season hasn't been too crazy this year but there were some address. Changes one involves the guys who nearly shocked the world longer life in August earlier. This week Levine family racing announcing it would partways with driver Matt to Benedetto at the end of the year. I don't know my future. I wish I did Every time a door is closed doors open for me and that's the way I'm going to Look at it and I'M GONNA go out author and try to win this race tonight and that'll that'll do more for me than anything. Honestly I'm so sorry to Matt Dependent detto thirty eighty four laps here in bats. I wait at the cup. Level is literally fighting for his life. I hate it I mean sorry. They're side by side for the lead. John Tech Product Crystal saw wanted to win so bad. The checkered flag wins at Bristol. Congrats to denny would mean a lot that team. I'm not done yet. I'm here to win. I got to give it one hundred percent you can't fault Denny Hamlin but Matt's Benedetto. He didn't win Bristol but he did win. The seat at would brothers next year he did. And this is the culmination of what's been many the years in the making for Matt Vendetta through driving subpar quip into getting to better equipment to getting to the best of his life at the time which was the Levine family racing to now the next best one in probably the pinnacle of that the twenty one carr brothers. This is incredibly historic car and and I think for him. It's now finally just about going now and winning. This is going to be his opportunity to focus on getting that victory and I fully believe he will find himself in victory lane getting would brothers when hundred win hundred and that would cement him hopefully being able to be in that ride more than just one year. You know what else. WE'RE GONNA be watching next year a great rookie battle. I've heard yes exactly. The big three are moving altogether. This is GONNA be incredible but if I look at this field of three I think who has the toughest tallest task ahead of him tyler. Rennick your two time champ. Just simply because of the organization he's stepping into and the position that that organization is in their performance. Twenty nine hundred was not the best. Rituals racing has to try and make steps forward. He's going to be integral the part of that. But that's GonNa take a lot of effort and a lot of focus to learn the cup series. NBC helping develop whose race cars and develop that Organization for Bell Bell Christopher Bell. I believe he's an interesting situation of having the might of Joe Gibbs racing their equipment but he's also in a similar situation where he is also building a bit of an organization. Bovine family racing. That's going to be going through changes and then for Cole. custer he's probably has the most outward pressure because he has an he's only at least one of the cars is found themselves as a champion for has consistently been playoff eligible team their equipment levels very high. I think for him. It's GONNA be simply about performance and that's going to be mostly on him so he has a big spotlight late. Hey We'd be remiss if we didn't mention Parker and in his two thousand nine hundred and season with Tang congrats on that run into the trucks. That was fun it was great. It was we drew. I felt like we pass a million trucks start. I'm just saying that's all gradulate. Nice Way to end the year. All right what did we miss your favorite driver your favorite race. Finish if you you have a beep just tweet. KP He's GonNa miss some of you during the offseason when we come back one more look at the images of two thousand nineteen. What he's done for this company we're going to it? It's it's it's our goal system here him the absolute best and we want to see him go out on top OP winning and get that championship and so we. We actually talked about that the day after we got back from the race in homestead. So pro Jimmy Johnson right. Rick Hendrick Jimmy Johnson holding a press conference today about Jimmy. Johnson's big news stepping stepping down from the sport lease and a full as a full time. Role yes we all made. You're not saying Tartan right and we know he didn't make the playoffs but we hope we'll see him in Nashville. While champions week he is coming to Nashville. I'm here with the dynamic dynamic. Duo Not one for all the fancy on a little bit out of place. What did you still tonight? Violence following you down the carpet on the Monster Energy series champion on out you can get your words. Thursday night December eight eastern right near on NBC Ashfield and it all kicks off with a burnout on Broadway Parker. You'll be there right I will. I'll be judgy so I I'm really really hard to judge their game big national okay. Something similar like this. We're judging was two nights at the the eight point four none of that stuff so exactly like this but with cowboy boots with cowboy boots Yup and country music. I guess all right Nice have fun have fun thank appreciate. I didn't make the playoffs Parker. Final thoughts for two thousand nineteen. This year I'd say a successful year in terms of what we saw in the mile and a half half racing. I thought that was great. This season congrats a cow Bush. And getting that Second Championship won a memphis moment. But I think one thing I don't WanNa see I never want to see Joe Gibbs CBS racing's nineteen race is won by broken ever again. I think that's just that's enough. Yeah let's get some more parody you in for big. We went off the air four days ago and home so we think all the people people at the track who you don't see the ones who work a whole lot harder than the two of us will same here in the studio. Thank you to each person who made these shows possible. We hope you at home enjoyed the one hour escape each day. Jay Talking About Your Favorite Sport Parker pleasure to share the studio with you and we hope two thousand nineteen was a good one for you at home have a safe and happy holiday season Uh when I grew up our member just thinking if I was a local Friday night heroes southside speedway. I was going to be happy that you have to have the ability to be confident enough in yourself when I started racing stock cars. I don't really know that ever dreamed of being here for Y'all thirty job. You gotTa have fearlessness. You've gotTa have you gotTa have drive desire the fire I go to the second round of the playoffs shorts junior wits. Aw Little finger away. We're GONNA get one back to back victories for this thing off. Aw come out on the wait in dominating fashion why in the world were relaid. They got it very good predicted on the world. ooh Put the twenty two at the wall. It positive moment cleaning now probably wouldn't have got the finger back back in the car all the way down the front stretch Selena aggression judge. Talk me a little bit. I didn't strike the Ron for the championship. For Chase Elliott will in short track race Troy Sudirman dominated. He will have a championship four spot. Kevin Harper cast cowboy up here at Texas Motor speedway. And Guess yes what. He's made a reservation for the four at homestead has done in the championship. Four area off aww water performance. He has put on this evening pile. Bush is going to win his syndicate. Boxster Stir Energy Nascar Cup series championship for her. Thank you saw. He is a winner plain and simple. There's always your doubters there's always your haters but you know what it was for rowdy nation.
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08-09-19 NASCAR America Fan Friday
"Welcome to the irish hills of michigan for a nascar america fan friday here. We are to vary eventful qualifying session. We have a busy show for you. Guys coming up today. Brian kozlowski jimmy johnson matt benedito chris butcher and eric jones and of course i the fans the infield at michigan international speedway always lively in a lot of fun. It's a nascar america from fan friday coming at you now <music> guys welcome in a beautiful day here in the irish of michigan marty schneider steel del jared and jeff burton join you for a nascar america fan friday and tell you what guys qualifying session was fun i mean and kept seeming meaning as it went on another guy atop another guy and then the last guy goes out brand kazlauskiene wins the pole. Yeah i think the question was who would find something from practice. There are so many cars. I don't think we expect it in the speeds compared to the first time here. We're talking over half a second faster in the poll that just shows this was a non impound. Give those crew chiefs cars and say hey run. Whatever whatever set up you want to make a faster for one yeah the drivers like that too if you can have that car set up just for that one lap instead of having to try to go out and take a ray setup and go as fast as you possibly can with just a few adjustments there incredible at what we watch. They're just as the speeds continued to get a little bit better there but i don't think anybody was surprised at the car that ended up in driver <unk> oscar winning the pole and there is walking to our set. We'll have him on the set in mere moments two hundred one hundred ninety miles an hour for him steve but i have to the team that impressed me. The most was motorsports. I mean we talked about them this. They were a second off this morning. How did they find a second qualify up in the top five when the nine made his first lap but i thought it was going to be a bad day for the nine car as you mentioned one second off that is light years when it comes to nascar racing and a two mile racetrack. I haven't talked to allen gusts in the garage area. He said it's it's been a struggle. We're not bad. We're just too slow. We've made some changes but i think he played a pretty good handle poker because i was still concerned form and and i don't think he had any reason to be concerned improving greatly early in their qualifying round yeah and they've made great strides throughout this entire year and i think that was probably something that they came here. Maybe with one idea and made some changes because there's not a ton you can do but i think they knew exactly where they needed to go if they didn't have the speed that they were looking for but they found that in qualifying see if that translates into some good race cars formal sunday so we mentioned one hundred ninety miles our qualifying d._j. But when you get into the race and your wide open as long as he's drivers are how much of a challenge is the race of. They're gonna a face on sunday. Yeah becomes more of a challenge than when they were running around here a little over two hundred miles per hour. You're backing out of the gas and let nicole role for a while. You just have to hustle these car for so much anymore and if you're going to get speed out of them they can't be what a driver would like to feel which would be a little bit of a tug on the wheel as you go through the corner you just that describes rubs off too much now and so you have to drive these things on the edge all the time and a pack of cars where the air is just knocking you around and i think that's the biggest issue these drivers average face yeah when i talked to kuchis on what the goal is tomorrow in race practice the concern is they don't know because you could go out there and it's so circumstantial you can be in one pack of cards and your cars. There's a little tight the same setup two laps later in a different area of the race track behind a different group of cars can be loose so a lot of it is a big educated guess on how much downforce you need for sunday day how comfortable your driver can be and as d._j. Said he can't be too comfortable. He's too comfortable by itself is going to be nowhere near close enough to get a pack so he talked about the fact that this is a non impound weekend weekend they get practice tomorrow and then they'll get tech the cars before the race on sunday and everybody talking about the cars being more trimmed out help us understand at home steve what that means for these guys and what it it allows him because it's a non impound weakened and went the speech we saw today or the best thing understands. It's an qualify what you race for a setup which means no changes. You just have to hope your race. They said it was pretty good by itself. A qualifying you could change everything you could change the height of the car that big spoiler on the deck lead. It's kinda like sticking your hand out the window of your car driving down the the highway. It's sixty miles an hour. You feel the pressure of your hand. We'll put it down behind the rear view mirror. There's no more pressure on the hand anymore. That's what these kuchis are trying to do the trying to drop the car out of the wind hide that spoiler that helps the top speed but takes away downforce of course it's a nascar america fan friday so we want to hear from you. Guys on twitter hit us up with the hashtag nascar fan and friday. We want to answer your questions during the show today. The fans are here. The infield packed at michigan as it always is and this guy the man on the pole just moments ago. Bratkowski joins us next on nascar america my track myron in iran quarter mitch and waterford hills. I've considered that my local track when i was real young and when i was okay kind of making my way through the amateur levels i would consider track in flemish auto city. Speedway is mile trek the first race after running amateur level. I remember showing up and right before the race started. I was so nervous. I grew up for probably thirty minutes straight. Don't know how are raeside zero energy but my nerves were just like shot at that time. I felt like like my whole life was online 'cause i knew i wanted to race car driver. Probably my greatest memory is traveling with my family to different racetracks family owned a truck team that competed with the guy running terry cook and he sat on the pole won a race and that was on friday in indianapolis and then driving back all through the night to get the detroit you know some six seven hour drive and then running my loan next day and winning the race and it was just this great feeling victory having won as a crew member helping my family's race team and having one driver the next day is just really special <music> all the drivers getting behind my track. My roots including the pole sitter here at michigan brand kazlauskiene seeing that what kind of memories are folks you. When you watch the highlights of you in the beginning days. I was hoping some of those pictures and footage didn't exactly come on that. I wonder what else they've got. Hey that was a really special time and and i think <hes> this is a great series that <hes> n._b._c. does because <hes> you know a lot of racing is the local not everybody can be at the nascar level the cup series level and there's so many great competitors out there at the local level and <hes>. It's pretty amazing to see him go. It's a little go kart track the other day and <hes> you go to the go kart track near the cup driving. You're going to be great and they were there. Was this guy who just annihilate me. Okay i left there and i was. I was telling a friend who said never underestimate the strength of a local racer who runs that track every day and and they're just darn good number at the go kart track but nobody has your number today from the i lab the i lab on the race track you set the market continued to improve it. Just how good is that number number two thirty yeah. We unloaded really fast with a discount tire ford stevie. I think <hes> nepal from the team did a great job and i was a little bit nervous here. In qualifying united clouds were coming in and out and <hes> you. We ran <hes> a thirty seven ninety something in practice. I thought we'd runabout that. Maybe a little bit slower because of the weather being a little hotter and i saw harvard go out really a few cars before me and ran that eighty and i was like oh yeah and then <hes> did our lap and it was it was looking good but i didn't really think it was gonna be a low weighty and you know the great thing about these cars now with the dashboard is they give your lap times. You don't have to wait for the ask you looked down and saw it on my on my screen thank you i was having the big one but now it was certainly a good lap like you said the team loaded with great car and feel like he'd get to drive yeah. It's always better to be able to see that then the crew chief not speaking up because you know you terrible right it used to be before these these dashboards in the car coaster one and two and you'd be slowing down and nobody's saying anything bad brat. Everybody knows and and has talked for years how important this is from a manufacturer standpoint of winning the race here but being from this state or does that mean to someone like yourself. Well you know this race here era and much like most racecars tell you any race. That's in your hometown your home track. It's your daytona five hundred <hes> you put the same pressure on yourself and you feel it <hes> from the community of friends and family that comes into the race with you and so you wanna you wanna win your daytona five. You wanna win the daytona five hundred to you. You know how that is. You wanted a couple of times but <hes> in we've we've been close here d._j. <hes> we we've had cars capable of winning and i've made a small mistake where we haven't executed quite right though somewhere online then vice versa we've executed perfectly done everything right and just not been fast but we haven't done everything together and because we have a lot of top prize a lot of top ten's here <hes> <hes> quite a bit of second-place finishes but not that when we really want so hopefully this is the weekend. Was there a time in your career where you put too much pressure on yourself. When you came absolutely and and i you know some would probably say i still do on my team but <hes> the the first few races here. You know what i have a stomach ache before the race that pressure on yourself well so tickets inside inside team penske. Joey logano comes here. Rates ago leads one hundred and sixty three laps. Obviously they had it working that day. How do you wolf go back after that ray see what you i did see what they did to show up and be so good like you today but first off. I thought we were really good in that race. We had drove up to second place <hes> with about seventy or eighty to go and and pitted with joe and we had a pit road penalty lost a lap with but i thought we were in position to to have a shot at winning the race if it's going to be a great battle with my teammate joe ghana <hes> but with that said it it fell apart with a pit road penalty but <hes> we recovered instill finished fifth or sixth so we got a decent finish out of this race <hes> <hes> you can't make any mistakes much like most racetracks. You can't make any mistakes can't lose your track position. It's too hard to get it back. <hes> and you got a fast car. You've got to be flawless so oh i think <hes> there's a lot of big unknowns here stevie with the p._j. One i wanted to it seems to be really high in kind of outside the group of what i would expect this to race but in three reinforced right on the edge of it and if that comes in that's really going to mix the race out by the way congratulations big news for team penske this week discount tire coming back. You're not grooming them for the future to sponsor scarlet argue video. Maybe driving the truck already so i took her to the car and you go pro tracking in north carolina. Oh she loves it. She loves it when i'm holding she does not like going fast okay so we we have the power wheels. You know the fast slow mode first thing she does when she gets inputs and put on slow mode. She says dan i wanna drive slow so we'll we'll say she's a very responsible driver. Let me tell you much corresponds with maybe i took her to the go kart track to watch paul wilson cayden race and i said do you wanna go kart one day said nope and then she came back two days later and she said well dad maybe if it's pink and has sparkles glitter on it so i found who knows times times are changing. The good news is the slow boat is way way more affordable the affordable in the slum guys no yeah no trust guys exactly so congratulations on the poll big week for you guys and much luck on sunday okay very much looking looking forward to the race in appreciate it guys governor store somewhere in this massey humanity in the infield is jeff burton. I don't know where burton's gotten off to a believe what turn to that where you are jeff. No i'm not yes. That's where it all starts to get ready tradition here michigan national see where i wanna show you. Here's a cup garage but every year when you come to michigan these guys lined up and this is where they all they all get an opportunity to come and get their driver's autographs. They all all the drivers stop kamrul. He's down there join the gado. I just came through here a little bit ago. Where are you guys from. Where are you from from grass lake michigan help you come about twenty minutes from here forty minutes. But how often have you been here. I'm on every single time to m._i._s. Every time you should be out autographs by now so this is this is part of the tradition of the voter lots right there the driver motor home lot so all the drivers walk into the garage every morning coming in and these guys know it and they've learned if they hang out here but they're going to get an autograph. The drivers are awesome. They all autographs part of coming to michigan. This is just a tradition for as long as i can remember burden. You must sign way back on the other side and that look. There's a driver an autograph right now eric how merola signing autographs for the fans pretty cool moment here at michigan when we come back young man named jimmy johnson. He's won a couple of championships. He'll join us here on an oscar america fan friday beautiful day for michigan international speedway. Stay tuned. That's a milestone stone win. The king of the road real thick closer has closed the deal with the crowd on their feet eight. Justin haley has won. His first monster. Energy cup series race for real win number. Five comartin junior wins for the third time here in northern california like alex. Well well win chicago. Kevin harvick has one again here at new hampshire it. It has been a crazy summer stretch nine races nine different faces in victory lane and that steve has led to this check out the cut line for the playoffs seven in time champ on that cutline yeah. The pressure is building for sure only a few weeks away. You mentioned the seven time champ. We'll come join us jimmy. That's really my question so i have. I've seen you win a championship in the heads up format and the format before this you have felt all the pressure i want to know where does that. Stack up versus the pressure of these upcoming players yeah the pressures intense stare. I mean our opportunity to win. An eighth all depends on these next few weeks if obviously if you're not in that playoff eligibility you're out so our season and is on the line right now with these next four weeks so as i look at the first fifteen years of your career and how you went about winning seven championships and winning all of these races and everything okay. How has the racing change. That's what you have to do weekend and week out now yeah. That's a great question you know so well from being out there i mean there's always an evolution to racing in the energy on the track and help people race each other but with stage racing and then this five fifty horsepower package and the blocking the <unk> you can pull off almost required to be successful well. It's changed the game. It is way different than when i first started last sunday you had a great run going to walk ins glenn and then you and ryan blaney had contact afterwards you had words kind of exchange some words through the media today so kind of walk me through your thought process has it changed after the internet at all and you and ryan haven't talked since then. Have you know we we talked after the race. <hes> you know we just have different opinions. I mean we we both been talking in the media's asses five hundred questions and everybody's running with it bottom bottom line is we have different opinions and we're not the first ones in our sport to have different opinions and certainly not gonna be last. There's a bother you you haven't talked at hours at not bother you one bit i mean he said he was ticked off by your common after the race about his lip quivering he didn't like that very much has ticked off. I was backwards in infants. I mean we have different opinions. That's the bottom line so it seems seems to me though that everyone's temper seems to be shorter than a recent history and maybe i just have a short memory. Do you think it's because the racing is so intense at every race track. You know years ago you would come to a place. He's like michigan. It used to be strung out a little bit. How good is your car a little bit of give and take there is zero. Give and take it anymore. Do you think that pressure just builds over the course of the year and then a running running at watkins glen whether it's you or kyle there's a long list. I could go through yeah finally adds to that. No does not just in a calendar year but you you have two or three years of the stage racine in what comes with it <hes> the this generation of young guys coming in and driving this five fifty package are going to exploit these these differences even further than you know. It was time goes on so it's only going whichever direction up or down however you want to look at it jimmy. You're not going through anything that every driver including the two drivers you're tied with uh-huh championships with dale earnhardt senior and richard petty that they're everything wasn't questioned at times when things weren't born right <hes> and as a driver. How do you handle that situation and in discussing that with people that you haven't lost that desire because you've won seven and eight races. That doesn't go away that you're just as competitive and probably you work harder now than you did even win. Those championships are down. I think the outside perception in perspective is way different than what's really going on in the garage area inside inside of a team inside of an organization and then that's all i can go by. I mean i i have a very loyal and dedicated group of crew members that are there for me. 'cause they know where my heart is. They know how hard i work working. What i put into this and right now we're just kind of building back and through a few things hendrick motorsports overcoming some issues with the camaro that we've been working through making it can accommodate more competitive now on my second crew chief so there are a lot of variables there that we're working through right now and i think we're nowhere heading in the right direction. You mentioned the crew chief. I thought big news week and a half ago. You made the change clan of the pillbox. Throw them right into the pot. Hey call your first course. Thanks a bunch but it's not just that. I don't think everybody everybody knows he has a baby. Do you like within a week very very close so with all of that going how much is cliff daniels leading the team and how much you just try to support him trying to ease as amended this frying pan of being a kuchi for seven jack. He's handling it so well. You doing great so far. I don't expect that the change a bit i know he has full support from his wife on. We have every intention to have him home for the birth of his first. They're one of the few out there that still wait to find out what the sex of the baby is born so <hes> just might give you a little more four of you in the side of cliff in his relationship with his wife <hes> so you know they're all in cliff is fully committed to this program. <hes> the guy is doing these jobs. I'm excited for for what we have here in the future. We were joking. You were saying how clint monday would drink win. Santa say he's never coochie bristol wishing for friday afternoon a bristle that short-track is boring for happy hour starts week. One was a communication different with cliff than it was before like how would you describe week one as you assess the team yeah we. It went very well. Obviously the finnish result wasn't what we had hoped for but i i feel our conversation. The connection that we have honestly a lot of that falls on the history that we had together with canals is the leader cliff being the lead race engineer <hes> when he came back into noma that that just started clicking again in there is that conversation things just into a deeper level quicker and that's just something you have to have in the sport and it wasn't easy. It wasn't fun decision to make but it's one that we felt we had to do for the team and here we are today so we all you thank you by the way because you're wearing the helmet cam this weekend so kind of qualifying lap because i notice a how bumpy it was when she came on the apron but it's cool that you're willing to give us insight. Jim jim you happy to do it. I mean from qualifying practice from practice to qualifying. We can enter the track higher run. Hire bowmore speed out. Laugh is just trying to run as high as you think you can the p._j. One is worked in run the traditional line through one and two and then in qualifying here lately. We've been running the bottle at three and four. I saw a couple of guys up in the second grew more traditional lane but with the slow horse power and high drag the shortest distance to prevail more often so you just chase that line and you just keep on chasing off return four right down the front stretch you fill the speed here in michigan and you're with other cars. We always talk about how high speeds are here in the draft. You definitely feel it in to me. <hes> there's been a huge difference from race to race to here in michigan and i for myself. I think we're three quarters of a second faster than what we qualified in the spring so you can feel the speed so take me to sunday in the approach. You have been in all these different battles when you're out there on sunday. Do you want to be informed about where the guys you racing four in the bubble. You just worry about the forty eight car. What's the forty eight and you specifically your approach to this race. Man and you want the easiest scenario where upfront all day long enough matters right you check that was going to give you that as i'm aware i definitely i'm aware i'm i'm trying to to maximize any opportunity. I have on track robinson looking at stage points and how that sets up for the end of the race. I think we're all surprised how important transition was here in the spring <hes> so you know everybody's going to have that in mind at least not in time on pit road you can spend. I think's gonna be the move. Have you allowed yourself to think what if it doesn't work out in the next four weeks process that at all until how are we gonna handle that. If we don't make the playoffs no not really i mean we know the urgency that goes into it but we can't change. <hes> you know if that happens. It happens in all i can work on. Now is my effort. My attitude that is one hundred percent on both fronts in. I hope get appreciate join. I note the big week ally. Yes it just up the street big pain in the infield grass so a big week for the new sponsor with his allies been a great supporter for the team in the sport and we were just down the street at a boys and girls club this morning <hes> doing it right and helping people out there too that's great. We mentioned the fact that it nine winners in the last nine races. You can make a ten for ten. I would really yes sir. Jimmy johnson joining us here on a nascar america fan friday coming up next mattie de matt dependent detto. He's underneath the stage. He'll come up here. In just a moment as as we continue from michigan international speedway well the nascar america fan friday another good run man that was <hes> that was so much fun fighting for my life and my ride is olive for so. I hope i can say with his team. I love these people are so good for a long time. This is what i meant to do is where i live for. Live eat sleep and breathe and my i. I know victory lanes come in. I hope they keep me out of the team for a long time to come so i can take them their first victory. I'm gonna run hard the right to stuck it into domination again. It's always exciting here at michigan but we have a full weekend of action for you extending series tomorrow three p._m. Eastern from mid ohio and then the irish hills michigan sunday three pm on n._b._c. s. That's a full weekend racing. That is a full weekend of good step. Step up in that race is going to be run austin syndrich this week. He's become the man now that showed up that said i'm the road racer here in this group going to be exciting this weekend mid ohio hi oh and michigan and that young man on very matt benedetto gets racist weekend too good to see you house qualifying effort today for ninety five team a little slow. That's what he is not quite with the speed. Maybe they thought they would have yeah. I mean this isn't a strong suit for for <hes>. Hopefully we race okay and get the balance all right but <hes> qualify here. It's a lot different than coughing watkins glen. I'll tell you that you're you go out and you hold it wide open and you kind of got what you got for speed. I love how honest you've been lately because you have not. I've been shamed or afraid to say through the media. I'm fighting for my racing life. Why have you been okay with to be so open about where you are with your contract situation with everything that's going on right right now. Man the the fans have been through this whole journey with me every step of the way and i always think honesty's the best the best policy and just be open. I mean i. I don't like hiding stuff and doing all that i just i tell everybody what i know and <hes> exactly what i know so yeah i am fighting for my life my career every single week and i mean we all believe wholeheartedly in each other at l. Afar and everything's you know we've been really meshing. Well as you can see. The performance has been great. That's <hes> just like my whole career. I've been fighting and claw and to get here and i'm doing again again now. Well you mentioned how well you've been messing with ninety five and wheels and my question is you've done such a good job at keeping up to date on the situation with that car and that seat but your recent recent performance has been through the roof has that improved performance in turned any other heads in the garage. You know other owners. Other drivers have been contacted by anybody else or has it. Maybe opened some doors. You didn't expect it's it's really cool how much <hes> you know respect and comments that i get from you know other people especially other drivers that means awadh because this you guys know this is a a very heavily <hes> driver driven sport and drivers can be your best friends and and helping him get you rides. Even at the ninety five on there were there were people that other drivers that called on my behalf and push like kurt busch was one and there are many people that went out of their way to help me to get that all right so <hes> the comments i've gotten from the recent performance has been really neat from other drivers but i've been really focused on just my team i want. I want to stay there a really bad. I wanna stay in toyota camps. I'm pretty much all in on trying to do that. Let me first say road racer extraordinaire outstanding job there but let me ask you this. There's a driver. I've been through it in different situations to where everybody say and you're gonna get replaced. You gotta do and you're doing everything you can do your having your career year it really really frustrating that you have to go through this so many times when you really have basically proven yourself yeah. You haven't gotten that win yet but you've exceeded what every car you've ever been in you. You've made that performance better yeah. I mean i could probably look at it both ways. There'd be sides for look at me like it's frustrating you know me and my wife. We've gone through so much stress and stuff. I mean people stuff. People just couldn't imagine how much of a toll it takes on us but but also the way i try and look at it as just being appreciative research that i've had to go about this kind of old school way. That's taught me so much and made me really mentally strong tough so i'm actually glad and appreciate i've gone about it this way because it does make you mentally stronger through these things and it's made me a better person and a better driver so take me sunday a little bit different than last weekend we were here. The last race we were here. Today was not impound so totally different setups for qualifying tomorrow. You'll switch over the race trim. You talk you more speed every driver and once more speed. Y'all have that uncommon always. What do you expect the race to be like. Though do you expect door to door. Pack racing the restarts. Take us through your sunday <hes> attract position for sure this one <hes> this one's a michigan's tough blend. It's like right in between speedway and a intermediate. I guess so you you get these runs <hes> and then in the corner. You really need that clean air for the handling so it becomes tough to pass. You need that track position and they laid the p._j. One down maybe that'll affect it and we'll get desperate. Find some clean air but <hes>. It's just it's tough. It's so different of a style racing and driving course i. I'm you know i i've kudos to nascar. They're trying to do everything they can. I'm pretty open about it that i wanna slide around and be off the gas for ten minutes if let us have no grip because it puts it more in our hands so i get frustrated when you go and hold a wide open and it's like i want more speed you know but it it is what is so it changes are to the race where we're really needing track position so oregon. Jeff burton is joining us and you had a moment with burton a couple of weeks ago where he got shot a piece and you said you were shocked. Toyota let us have that much access to the simulator which is located in salisbury north carolina. Here's what you in burton got from that. How cool is that and how much of a a tool that been helpful to you and what have you learned from the simulator. It's big i. I was really shocked. Actually that they that we got to do that and let you guys in and show jeff you know <hes> and everybody all the fans watching what we do on a weekly basis so that's my every wednesday shift from seven to eleven a._m. I go there every single wednesday. Never miss and we work. It's basically like an extra test or a long practice session for the weekend and our changes take fifteen seconds instead of fifteen minutes. We learn a lot doc i was. I was very appreciative number. One that you and wheels and t._r._t. Gave us that much time and you know trying to show the fans how much work goes on behind the scenes and the tools that all you guys have and so as a driver <hes> coming this weekend. You just talked about you. Know is completely different than going to a road course. But how would you and your team use use a use a tool like that. Come into a place like michigan yeah so it's <hes> it's big it's every week you know if you can find you know hundreds or little bits here and there translates lights it does directly translate to on the racetrack so it's it's big spending all that time to to learn it there and to try things that we wouldn't be able to try at the racetrack. You know take way too long or we just can't where some things you're dedicated to <hes> so it's it's really big into to do that. It was really big for the road course obviously getting seat time all the drivers evers go in and do it and <hes> it's it's fun. It's something that i enjoy and it's been neat to learn. I like educating the fans on some of the behind the scenes stuff i we've asked fans to send in their questions using the hash tag and they sent in question for you. Which is a popular question for you. What will be your song choice for bristol intros next week and i believe we have some <hes> some video of you dancing past some great costumes you've done because maddie i gotta tell you you do it right my friend no doubt about about us. What's your song choice for next week. <hes> ask is that you have a loving wife. Oh yeah there's zero way. There's no way took part. She lets me humiliate myself as a good sport. What's this week or is it a secret. I don't you know one. It's a secret acre. I'm making sure we're still doing them. I think we're doing the songs for the insurance. I'm not sure i've heard both ways. I do if we are doing them. I have one in mind. That is the perfect fit. I hope we you do it. You guys are loving. That's it. That's my the perfect fit. You're not just think dog story so if they don't do the songs for intros. We'd just let you come right up here and you could give us a song and dance on the pre. I've got stuff. Prep for it if we're doing it. If not please by all means i i would love to do it as total underdog move so as a costume liam involved in his dancing involved. We gotta know that and seeing involved <hes> the costume for sure yeah. There's a little bit of planning there. Okay all right. Send in your questions nascar fan friday want to hear from you. Guys always good seeing you. My man appreciate like you've been working out every day right too much man. My wife's really really. She gives me tuck competition there. Hey speaking of guys from michigan. We heard from brag because earlier about that guy eric jones. He's around the corner. He joins us next here. On nascar. America erica van fighting checkout fans choice dot tv for the best grassroots racing being in places like langley myrtle beach magic valley in idaho salia high banks in oklahoma meridian idaho tucson in arizona berlin people know about berlin raceway and that takes us to our fifty states in fifty days two hours north west so here is berlin speedway track. I open in nineteen fifty. One is a dirt oval paved in one thousand nine hundred sixty six and fifty years later became a sanction nascar. My home track local legends about the legend vander lawns. There's all the brother gordie eddie and bruce the three combined to win eight track championships next saturday. Take the signature event the battle of berlin to fifty one with three signature series on track but it's actually the rowdy do fifty one because yes kyle busch himself alpha's won the event three times. Eric jones has won it twice while chase elliott ryan blaney a._j. Almond dinger have all been that event and speaking of eric jones owns. The young man joins us now. Now you know a thing or two about berlin don't you berlin is probably the toughest over. I've raced my career. That's a lot yeah yeah if <hes> if you've never raised there the locals there are the toughest competition that i've i've ever raced against. It's really unique place and a lot of fun. If you can get your car right talk about that a lot when you go to local short tracks this whole campaign is showing us all these local tracks. He doesn't matter how skilled you are or were. You raised to go in and beat a local at their own track very difficult. It's very tough. I you know racing late models growing up anytime we went to track. You'd go there and they'd say hey watch this guy this guy this guy because they're going to be hard to beat all night long yeah well. How about race on these guys out here that you have every week but you've put together some really good racist to get yourself in a much better position now as far as the playoffs go but on the side of that even though you're getting get now that done is a little frustrating because you've been so close to that win and not got it yet. Yeah it goes both ways right well. You know we've we've done such a good job. Gaining points in getting in a good spot for the playoffs now <hes> <hes> but the other part is frustrating is that we've ran so well. We haven't capitalized in got that win so it's <hes> it's definitely a double edged sword. You know i'm really been happy with the speed. We've had in the runs. We've had <hes> assured have been nice net stretch to have a couple in here. We talked earlier. I think it was at chicago type racing and you said you're young career shock you. How much has changed just this year. What was acceptable in the second or third race has moved and move so what are we going to expect here on sunday in this race a lot of aggression you know i've i was surprised today even with the p._j. Jay want a little bit in in qualifying germany right. We only made five six laps all day but even seen it's kinda coming in truck practice with the track being wider this weekend. It's gonna aunt that aggression. Open been in <hes>. You're going to be seen big moves. Track position is so important in this race and we saw it in the spring and it makes her aggressive racing. It's tough. It's challenging. It's it's it's nerve wracking right. You wanna make the big moves and the big blocks but at the same time <hes> those can get you in trouble really quickly and in today you know one of the coolest things about you of always thought. Is that when you come back to this race you always stay at home with your mom and your old bedroom. Tell me you're keeping the tradition alive. You still drive in the hour plus back to byron and hanging out with your mom and driving back here morning for practice so this tonight is the first night i've skipped out and probably i don't know the three or four years i've been coming here now because we have an eight thirty five practices salaam commitment to get up like at six thirty and we biron like it's seven to get here for eight. Thirty practice was impressive yeah so i bailed glad i had a busy week and i'm like look. I'm taking the extra two hours of sleep. I can get by stand right here. So yeah bailed on it tonight but i'll be back tomorrow. I always thought that was cool steam well i was i'm gonna say him. I'll give you a hall pass and you kuchis gonna appreciate the extra jury. We'll talk about that eight thirty practice. We're going to practice more than eight thirty. It's going to be cool the tracks it's gonna have a lot more grip. How is the driver. Do you approach that. You almost have to throw it away. Mentally right you know you go in and you get travels and you get some good numbers in get the baseline right. You worked kinks out. You worked big handling. She's out but going into the second practice. You almost have to throw away a lot of what you gain knowledge <unk> from my standpoint right the cruise learning and getting and better but for me as far as what the tracking bring you really trying to focus on that second practice in kind of how you're going to approach it what you're really gonna need for that <hes>. I'm interested to see really the track kind of move around you know in three and four that p._j. One's gonna come in and wanted to be a little more. Challenging with tracks can change a lot well so you mentioned it. We asked a few drivers about the sticky stuff this p._j. One they're sprayed on the racetrack at pocono. It didn't seem to affect much intel race day and then it was a huge player with you and denny hamlin. He actually credited that sticky stuff to help open with that final move. Take here michigan. It looks very high but you think there's certain areas in the groove widens out traffic winds out yeah i think so i was. I was surprised even today down in three in four we could get our right sides up. I had afforded on entry a few times in kind of moving around feeling it out as awesome truck guys down to in having the right sides in it so that was encouraging right. I mean you want to see people get their news in it but that's gonna be what it's gonna. Take your guys get up there. The truck race would be a big. Tell tale tomorrow really for me. <hes> seeing what those guys do in how aggressive they dr with it but three and four i will definitely be in at one and two for me. I guess the real question so ask you what we asked brad keselowski do you put more pressure on yourself because you're at home and get that question a lot lot but these are really more pressure because you wanna win in front of your family and friends yeah. I mean you feel a little bit more pressure right. I think chris rock kind of talked about earlier this week and going in and he said look you know we've been on a a great stretch here for the last month and he said michigan really shouldn't be any different for us. Expect us to run again but he said just make sure for you that that when when you get to the track you're taking a deep breath and making sure you're not doing more than than what you can do right. He is a driver. There's only so much we can make happen we can't we can't change the whole outcome racists from our hands so <hes> you know. I guess there is ben times. I felt like i've come here and probably press too hard and made a mistake or done things like that so <hes> that's more of but for me than the pressure you really just feel like you wanna do all your you can do to to try to win here so just curious. Do you remember what you were doing. On august eleventh two thousand twelve towed ooh yeah well. No i thought you might have had it was i do and i don't know berlin you finish third that day. Who won that day. What was erasing the day. The day does twelve i actually i think we have video video. I think i remember the race. Oh man arca who won that chris buscher yeah guess who's on the other line with burton as hey guys this bush or one you finish third good day for both of you yeah. Although you didn't get the victory i came back next year. I got it there. You drivers never remembered their third. Look now. Look how young bush's thanks for joining us. Eric jones hanging out with us the michigan native and as we said on the other line burn bush or somewhere in the infield right so so to be clear. We are mourning eric. Bush looks a lot younger than he does. That's right there. He looked younger than him. Yes so we yeah we came. We came into the infield is a cool environment down here in it. It's awesome <hes> come down. The vision is underrated. Underrating vices really come out here beautiful weather by the way. We got a nice weather out here so we're here. We're having we're having. They're not hearing you so. We're going to share mike. I don't know you broke my mic man so so so when i think of you and your team you guys have been running really well lately. It hasn't shown up in a win or anything like data last live but you guys have run a lot better last couple of months. Is that fair yeah <hes>. They're gonna make actually talking about yeah but it's been <hes> it's been fantastic. We've had a really good <hes> about three months now. We've had a good season the starwood h._d. Dirty racing terrific the job to be ready for this package but the last couple of months we've really been hitting on all eight and <hes> it's been great force. We've been able to to really make progress as you know in lake said we're not weeding racism. We're not winning yet but you know for us to be able to go in be about top fifteen weekly. It'd be consistently right up there. That's been really good so <hes> really proud of the effort from everybody thanks to new kroger for all their support and everything they've done for our program. <hes> you know it's just it's all adding up and at a good time. We're trying to break into that top points in we've <hes> we've been here wait. We still get some contracts so you just heard eric jones talking about his <hes> his what he thought was his tough short-track and that was berlin. You race a lot you your parents. You started racing. Was there a racetrack that sticks out the atp places so difficult. Oh man <hes> toledo really really was hard on me a tweet ohio arca series and <hes>. I did not like it for the first year and came back. I think we ended up with like four wins at that racetrack after that's so it ended up being a lot of fun. <hes> berlin was really fun place. I'm with eriko now. That place was a blast <hes> no wall every anywhere except that front straightaway a you know something that <hes> definitely definitely had that a little rough around the edges feel to it and that's what made it so much fun but a lot of good racetracks that we race that <hes> in the past and bought bottom that were really hard to get a grasp on and be good at and you know. I think <hes> that's just escalated. The tracks are a lot bigger and i'm just trying to get a handle on them. As they've <hes> they've grown in size. What are you expecting to on sunday with with with the you know the track trying to expand the grew with <hes> with sticky stuff on the racetrack. What do you expect in this race to look like sunday. I think gone the truck. Race is going to be a good hit for us to <hes> to look at it but i think that p._j. One is <hes> is more than likely going to come into a certain extent. <hes> you know maybe it's it's not going to be dominant. I think it's just too far around at michigan when we're on the throttle as much as we are already but it's something that started to see people just sneak up with the right size right next to it close to it and i think i think it's gonna give us a an option. It's not going to be that rule that you're gonna go up there and just turn and run around sound everybody but <hes> maybe a little bit of <hes> of a way to get into clean air maintain. Maybe build a run up to be able to get to the inside. I think it's going to be good. I'm excited about it. <hes> you know it's not exactly what we had hoped been. We were talking about early on but watching him practising in watching the trucks go around. I think it's <hes> it's close enough to where we should. We should build up to that and even in practice <hes>. It was qualifying practice today but you get up laps. We're right up against <hes> the the p._g. One point grip there. You know we just haven't gotten into it to reactivate abated yet so so we'll see kids everywhere down here. Here's they were riding their bikes and mess around playing as a low tar. You like it down here actually d._j. To there's a there's a great gambling thing going on over here with with cornhole and i know the tar would be right in the middle of that but because you gave me a slot i did and i'm sorry you lost. They put you in the wrong group. Oh sorry for last week too but <hes> so so seeing these kids it makes me think about you know recent as a kid and and going into that you and your parents race and was that something that you look back home. It's just having a great time. Yeah that was <hes> me and my dad. We've <hes> <unk>. We traveled a lot early on it. In the band. Laura's <hes> we had season tickets to texas <hes> i can't tell you how many races of watched from from the grandstands <hes> at the racetrack truck races <hes> indy races <hes> you know <unk>. We've been there since since it opened up and <hes> <hes> you know for me. There's a lot of memories going back to that <hes> as a memories of sitting in traffic for four hours trying to get out of that place but <hes> just a cool memory. It's it's really dad wasn't in racing near to the extent that <hes> a lot of people. I feel like i talk to their parents. Were but <hes> hot rod guy and so always had cars in the garage was working and tinker on stuff and i think that's one of the reasons i enjoyed working on stuff today. As much as i do just <hes> like to know the inner workings of everything so it's been something that's been really need a bon experience for my dad and i through the years and <hes> you know from my momma. She's always been a big supporter as well wasn't a big fan of the dirt bike racing racing but she definitely got on board. You know it's places like this reading common hanging out with your families. <hes> come in the infield <hes> camp out. You know we got yeah. We got some great sponsors with kroger in the fast. Start program few texts three one fast two three one two seven nine. I'll definitely hook you up with what you need to come out here and do camping white roy those guys right here and then patiently waiting for you so you go sign their autograph. They'll love you. They love you more. They already do i believe back from it did michigan here just a few minutes stephen d._j. Got your alarm for the morning early. In their way ready ready eight hundred practice book what else could be done at eight thirty. That would be that important. I'm telling you the nas car. The final practice will have the nascar fan practice so the hashtag nascar van practice. Send us your questions always interact with the fans have opened. It says great questions everyone eleven thirty practice. I'll be on it and then we have a little bit of three o'clock expanding racing commit ohio fun and then sunday chock-full as well push your sign. The autographs burton promise he autographs and area sonnet. We start things from michigan two p._m. Nascar america pre-race show the three things we kind of learned today <hes> number one scarlet kazlauskas only drives slow mode yeah. That's good for number two. You can gamble well a cornhole. I didn't know that sure yeah. I guess so the number three jimmy johnson's not backing down doors ryan blame how they resolve this. It's just going to take time and it goes alphabet. I must say this eddie. Gossage would not be happy. We didn't say that the traffic is pushing about getting out there. No problem see what do we expect tomorrow eight thirty thirty a._m. Practices you saw today was a non impound so we don't know who has the best car in race trim. I'm gonna have my eyes open. Long runs a little bit of paxi which car drives the best traffic. I don't think they picked to winter yet. Race practices tomorrow. We'll find out what's going on coming up next belgian download with dave marcus. You don't wanna miss it. Thanks for joining us.
5-4-20 NASCAR America at Home
"Welcome back to another edition of Nascar America at Paul with Kyle Petty and Dale Jarrett. Today and first of all Kyle. This is pretty much epic. Because I don't know you could find three more. What technologically moronic people's as heir to say it NBC sports than the three of us. Listen I know you're speaking directly to me when you say arrived. I got that this Daca take if it was not for Morgan This would be a black a blank. Screen She would not she sets up the computers. She sets up the light. She tests that she makes sure and then she says sit. And that's what I did. So you're exactly right. Yes if like a typical race wait for me is just pull up a chair asset. Now Yeah I think it's probably a testament to the people that came up with this that if I can do this they should use me because anybody can do this if I'm able to put this in front of me and make this happen. I don't even know how it happened. I just have a lot of time on my hands. So I've been experimenting a little bit with it but Gosh what a different time. That at this has ben and and I can tell you one thing that if major league baseball doesn't soon go back to where my son Zach king go to back to spring training. I'M GONNA have to have rotator cuff surgery with Omar Ride on. It's been it's been a lot of fun to be with him. Well Yeah and I obviously have to give props to peak. Is You guys know? We had to come outside because every inch of our home. Right now is covered in Barbie doll or a puzzle. Obviously trying to keep an active as best. We can like price so many of you out there watching the deal. You bring up a great point about Major League Baseball and other sports. They're all GONNA BE WATCHING NASCAR on May Seventeen. Obviously the the big news that came out last week. What are your thoughts on? Just how are going to do that? And and just the the big sports landscape in general I mean is they just say. Everyone's going to be watching. I think so Chris. You're exactly right everybody so I think mass car a weighted and have done a tremendous job. I mean I was on the teleconference the other day and to listen to the detail that they have gone through to make sure that you're going to do this right because you get one chance to do things right and to have all is watching we know from the NFL draft and the big numbers that they put up there with people tuning in. We're we're already for something live to happen. And so this is the the opportunity and so it's great. That NASCAR is that sport that can be put out there and I think that it probably makes more sense if you just look at the scope of sports and the white competition is what we love about competition but most of the time is a head to head. Matchup know people tackling people guarding a lot of things but in close proximity Nascar is not that you know. The drivers are in their cars. The cruise aware helmets firesuits. All the time anyway gloves so I think this is the perfect sport to kind of open things up. Sure it's going to be different without the fans there But I believe Nascar has done everything right to this point and so it's going to be interesting to see but all eyes are going to be tuned in and I'm telling you whether Europe race ban or not if you're not tuned in if you've heard anything about the Darlington race and won anything. These drivers haven't been in a car in two months and they're going to have no practice first. Lap is must see TV. I'd have to say I I. I don't think there's anybody who could come back like NASCAR And motorsports in general but particularly in particular NASCAR as we look at what they done in the past as far as safety is we go all the way up through the history of the sport they had doctors at Donnington I guess this past year. A couple of months ago Going through the garage area looking at the garage areas looking at the Oxes looking EPA grants dance ours. Fox's media centers and they said. Okay you can be here. You can't be there. You can do this. You can't do that. This is not a knee jerk reaction to other states. They're opening up some opportunities. Let's jump on in go do it. This is a well thought out process That I think they're looking at have looked at and it's going to be a model that abilene as we come back. We see other sports. Come back. They'll follow a lot of things on the president. The NASCAR set by coming back to these restaurants. So for you guys. I mean knowing. Obviously how a normal Darlington garage any NASCAR garage. Looks just your opinions on Kyle. What's what's going to be the hardest part for the competitors as a driver as like it's GonNa look so different feel so different but at the same time it's GonNa feel so good to be back you know. I I think the hardest part when you put people together to haven't seen each other in his close community as the Nascar community is the hardest. Part is going to be social distancing staying away from each other staying away from. If you're on a gibbs team stay away from the Gaza Mahindra team. You're on a hinder teams staying away from the guys on the raft. Seen just because everybody. It's a crazy sport where these guys are France. These guys. They thrive on beating each other. But you know like anything. We WanNa beat our friends more so we WanNa beat anybody else and I think that's going to be a part of it but I think when we look at the garage how they parked trucks the spacing between the trucks. How they approached the cars in the garage area. We've already heard. Drivers are not allowed in the garage. It you're allowed to get into their cars. As soon as the race is over with leave their cars and go back so many different soltys so many different things. It has been a habit your entire life you entire life. You've gone to the racetrack. Doug things certain ways of driver you've gone to the racetrack done things a certain way as a crew member or Coochie gone to the racetrack and done certain things as a NASCAR official or as NASCAR has done. And you're not going to be allowed to do that. That all that is limits so the protocols that NASCAR has put in place is going to be so much to get used to I can't imagine it is GonNa be a what we see on. The racetrack is going to be the racing that we've seen everything else. And I mean everything from walking in the garage area to coming through the tunnels the how they parked trucks to how they setup it's doing all that will be totally different than anything we've ever seen in sports so change is not always bad in this case. This is a necessity That we make these changes for the health and safety of all these S. K B. I don't know if you're the same way but I can think back the Times that in my career. I wish that we would have had social distancing for some of those drivers. I didn't really care to be around that much without just making a mad and I wonder too. Is you think that the crew chiefs and engineer had something to do with that. Hey let's keep the drivers out of the garage area. We don't need them. It'd be in trying to do that for years. Let's get them. Outta here that we can get our work done but it is going to be different from a driver perspective. You're used to being there and of being around your people and talking and and just you know this is a team sport. We talk about that. All the time and part of that being with a team in involved with the team is interaction there and being part of that and so to have no contact with APP other than you know. Obviously they're going to be able to use their phones to face time to talk To whatever they want to do to get information back and forth into tall but it's that physical presence that you always wanted to be that that your crew saw you there And you're interested so this is going to be something different but to just go get in a race car for the first time and go to Darlington arguably the toughest race track on the circuit. I find this fascinating That that's what these drivers are going to encounter. And as you said the racing once the green flag is dropped and you get through those first fifteen or twenty laps of Ben. Things are GONNA be of back to normal other than the fact that there's going to be a lot. More justice made these race. Cars and drivers are going to be screaming a lot more on the radios about what they're doing and what is not doing for them. Okay so kyle kyle at mentioned the fact. That change isn't always a bad thing. So are we looking at any kind of the future of NASCAR schedule? I know it's too early to tell me. I know we're just so excited to be back but it it kind of warrants conversations. Dale is this kind of one day. Show maybe something that is almost sort of. I'm going to be taken. The looked at as well. Yeah what do we been? How long have we been talking about a racist during mid week and things like that probably all the way back to the early two thousands? That people have been throwing this around. Is this something that NASCAR could do and pull off. And I think we're getting ready to see. Is that something I off? The fans won't and would enjoy seeing. I think we're going to say yes. All of us would look forward to that and I think the drivers would look forward to that opportunity to but it is going to change the landscape and going about this. We always talk about the expenses And how expensive? It is to run and operate these race teams. Cutting these shows back to a number of one day shows Could save these teams a huge amount of money and so in a time. That's going to be even more difficult to come across sponsor dollars for a while anyway. I think we're gonNA see something completely different and I think that will get to the point that it obviously were involved all involve a little bit of practice time for and then probably qualifying. But you can do all of this date whether that's mid week or whether it's on a Saturday afternoon Saturday night More those type races or on the Sunday afternoon that works too so I think that we're gonNA see something that we've all been talking about thinking about wondering but everybody was kind of afraid to make that move. Who was going to do that? I which one of the networks might take that chance and but something and now we're seeing that happen And I think that it's going to be not only because of the time and everybody starved to see something live happening And the competition. But I think we'll see that move forward to and I agree. I think we're GONNA see I think one thing about NASCAR and let's go back to the very beginning. Ness car has always been a CAMELIA. It's always been willing to change to fit the environment. It was in if we go back to the beginning. With fifty lap features one hundred lap features and heat races in banks that they get through the early fifties And then we get to the sixties and you get into practice. You get into qualifying but we used to go to. Talladega on a Tuesday or race on Sunday. I mean you down there for five days that got shortened to three days Dover was five hundred mile went to four hundred spanned screen. You can't take a hundred miles away. Never GonNa see three hundred mile races. We're back to a time when we look at Pearson schedule. Are we look at Richard Pace schedule? Netjets jet schedule they one hundred lap races. They one hundred fifty lap races and people are so quick to say then count. It's not True Cup race. That's what it was at that time. Now we're GONNA look at Wednesday three hundred mile races or Wednesday two hundred mile races or Saturday races or Sunday races. One day shows without a ton of practice and just by it is a moving target. And that's car has been willing as been willing and I think that is a huge statement for NASCAR has been willing to adjust to meet the fans needs to look and say this is what's good for the fans. This is what's good for this. This is how we can be back so I think a lot of things that we're gonNA see in these first three or four races especially will be a little bit of learning curve but at the same time we have to keep in the back of our head the Vegas and Phoenix and Daytona in Ketan in those races may have been the last time we see that. Also kinda racing. Will you go in on Friday? You practice you qualify you race. We may never see that again in the sport because the model that we have now may be the model of the future or at least parts and pieces of will be be part of the model for the future so it's GonNa be interesting to see leadership of Nascar the drivers that we have teams we have and the cost that we incurred doing meaning the teams To see what evolves from the score. All right before we say goodbye. What did he get kyle? I wore this for you to see. I've got the Victory Junction Logo. Because we're supposed to be on motorcycles. Right now where would we be? Where would the Kyle Petty Charity Ride? Be Right now today okay. Saturday night was lake. Avenue would be Sunday night. We would be in Flagstaff I think it'd be a hundred Bryce Canyon we'd be having Navajo tacos right now. I think we'd be having a Ho Dhaka's so And I miss it. Listen I have to admit I was a little sad When we add to cancel it this week I've been very melancholy because I wanted to be on a motorcycle But you know with the virtual rod down memory lane that that we're putting up from the charity right every day. You can follow us there. See what would have happened. What happened in the past instant? Pretty I have to say Morgan and Jimmy as not a great job doing that well and I think that's just a reminder for for everyone out there you can kinda still follow your favorite like charities You know online and find some things to do to daily. You said you've been a rotator cuff. You sat right growing was that because I don't want to put it on my back off swing so I'm using bad bad. Pitching our is not very good but a lot of that you spent time with Zaken and being able to do that so it's been good And to play some golf with him so it's been kind of fun. I think one thing as we get through this time has made us all look at things a little different a lot different than what we were in the past but at so many things that have happened in the Nascar community really makes me even more proud once again of this mass our group that we have and the things that they were doing to help you look at Stewart Haas taking their trucks and going and picking up mask and transferring those and a lot of other things so just so many people others literally making the face shields and things like that so just once again. Probably this proud. The opportunity we have at all are going to be on NASCAR could gain a lot of fans of people said before they were watching something else but now this opportunity comes along so looking forward to that and looking forward to watching these rate drivers tackle a tough tough. Darlington raceway and a couple of weeks. Well and I'm proud of us because we do. We didn't I guess you'd say we're GONNA have to do this again. Okay guys all right. Thanks for watching.
Coming Soon: Sold In America
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"Union unity agree in referring to a oneness either created by putting together or by being undivided union is a state of being united a combination as the result of joining two or more things into one to promote the union between two families the union of england and scotland or the union between the states of the united states of america. Let's get into this episode of debt. America good evening good morning. Good afternoon wherever you may be around this wild wacky in sometimes disturbing world hours. Yes that's the intro to the mindset. Podcast a weekly attempt to open eyes and shedding light on. What's really going on in the world. All done by ripping apart the media madness. That masquerades as news join me. Gareth davis every sunday on the mindset. Podcast you can find this show. On all major podcasting services such as i tunes stitcher and so on or you can go directly to the main mindset website that's www dot mindset central dot com check out the mindset. Podcast bring your curiosity your opinions and a sense of humor and remember that some world views or stranger than others to overcome. You must educate educate not only yourself educate anyone seeking to learn. We are all americans. We can all learn something to learn. We must challenge what we already understand the way we do. That is through conversation. Sometimes we have conversations with others however some of the best conversations with ourselves. Reach out and challenge yourself. Let's dive in and learn something right now on today's episode. I just want to take the time and remind everybody that the united states is a union. We came together for a cause a purpose. There is reasoning behind the union and to preserve the union. It matters we need to realize how strong the union actually is. There's a lot of high and there's a lot of suffrage going on behind the scenes that a lot of people don't even see the worry the stress in the strain that has been placed upon the american people. It's unacceptable. We have set back and we have watched our politicians make fools of themselves and make it look as though if our system is unsustainable if we all settled down and use our brains and dive in to the constitution we can understand it has clauses implemented in the constitution that helps resolve issues when our congress is stuck and they cannot get things resolved. There are ways to handle the bitter differences and get to a conclusion. We often hear about them wanting to amend the constitution. While i think they've done enough damage to the constitution. What we need right now and right now most of all is we need to read in to article five of the constitution. We need to understand. The several states can come together and man the constitution and get it ratified. This is very important for us to understand. We do not need violence. We do not need people lashing out at one another. We've been down that road before it's time to settle down and realize there are detractors. Here in america that wants us to collapse. We have a strong union. We have seen tremendous growth within our union from its infancy. All it takes is the good men and women to stand up and say enough is enough. I don't care if you're a democrat or a republican. What i care about is our union this form of government that we cherish it has proven to be the best in history. We must carry on with the work. We must fix the union. We must come together enough arguing enough bickering. There is major work to be done. I am not blaming anyone for this because we are all at fault. We all let this happen when we do not put checks and balances on our civil employees. We have problems. We need to come together and we need to resolve the issues in america. It does not matter if you are rich or you are poor. Your voice matters and we have to remember that you have the same rights being a poor person as the richest person in america and that is no longer respected in this union. We have a lot to fix our. You grown up enough to actually fix. We are on a teeter totter right now. Which direction will america slide. I am just praying for each. And every one of you. And i asked that each and every one of you calm down and think about what you are doing now on a lighter note. We've been working hard on the podcast in the background. We've already got several episodes for next season lined up recorded and we've got quite a few more scheduled to be recorded were excited. We've got some fabulous guests for you this next season. And hey we keep on trying to better ourself. We keep on working on educating ourselves. 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