Grip Strip Podcast

Grip Strip Podcast

Philip Mathew and Josh Huffine discuss motorsports, sports and other stuff with an unfiltered spin generally unheard elsewhere.

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September 27, 2022 80 min

After Phil and Tom covered teams 4-10 so far in the 2022 Formula 1 Season, Monkey Seat Podcast co-host Karl wanted in to combine three of the most outspoken people on the Grid Talk crew to discuss Ferrari, Mercedes and Max Bull.  Karl held nothing back regarding Mercedes and specifically George Russell amongst many takes.  Tom added his usual flavor and a couple of awful visuals while Phil chimed in at the end for his shots at Red ...

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Phil and Josh return for E135 of the GSP to discuss all things NASCAR at Bristol with the first round of the Cup Series playoffs seeing Christopher Buescher winning for the first time in 222 races.  The guys get into all the mechanical and tire issues along with who is in and out after a chaotic race.  Phil and Josh go over the major move by Kyle Busch to RCR and what it means for him and for Tyler Reddick who's in a lame-duck ...

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Phil and Josh return for E134 of the GSP to discuss the busy motorsports weekend along with NFL Week 1 - two words: phe nom in al...Darrell "Bubba" Wallace won his second career Cup Series race at Kansas locking the No.45 team into the second round of the Cup Owner Points playoffs.  Issues for the likes of Kevin Harvick and pole sitter Tyler Reddick leave them on the outside looking in with Bristol Night Race cutoff looming...

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Phil and Josh worked on Labor Day to provide E133 of the GSP to the fans and cover a busy motorsports weekend while leading into the start of NFL in 2022.  The guys get into "That Jones Boy from Byron, MI" winning his second Southern 500 along with the 200th victory for the No.43 in Cup Series competition.  In contrast, many of the playoff eligible drivers had issues including William Clyde Elliott II and Kevin Harvick alon...

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Phil and Josh return for a second episode of the GSP this week to cover F1, IndyCar and much more that we did not have time for in E131.  The guys discuss Jeremy Clements losing his playoff spot but keeping his win after a technical infraction was found at the R&D center.  At the same time, Carl Long gets screwed by NASCAR again.

23XI also announced that Bubba Wallace will be racing in the Owner's Championship playoffs afte...

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Phil and Josh invite regular contributor Joe Passero from FanSided/Beyond The Flag back to discuss all things NASCAR after a wild and destructive weekend at Daytona which saw Austin Dillon get into the playoffs, Ryan Blaney sneak in by three points, and a bunch of disappointed drivers including Martin Truex, Jr. 

Rain played a major role with most of the field being destroyed with just over 20 laps to go.  The guys go over what can...

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Phil and Josh return for E130 of the GSP to cover the battle between Yung Money Kyle Larson and his teammate William Clyde Elliott II aka the Most Popular Driver and usually called Chase.  The two Hendrick teammates got into it on the last restart at Watkins Glen which saw Larson drive off to his second Cup win of 2022 after winning the day before in XFinity. 

Larson ending up being the beneficiary of an incident between Ty Gibbs a...

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Phil invites fellow Formula 1 fan, podcaster, writer and uncensored dude Tom Downey from Everything F1 to discuss the 2022 Formula 1 season so far with a specific focus on the teams currently 4th-10th in Constructors.  The guys give their takes on the drivers, teams and so much more with added quips and specifics that only those in the know can truly pick up.  We even started talking about Ferarri...then realized we would need way ...

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Phil and Josh are back for E129 of the GSP to discuss Kevin Harvick going back-to-back in the Cup Series at Richmond Raceway and everything else in the world of motorsports.  The guys cover Ford's big day at the track formerly known as The Action Track along with the points leading into Watkins Glen this weekend. 

Chandler Smith added another victory to his 2022 tally in the Truck Series in dominant fashion while locking into t...

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Phil and Josh are back for E128 of the GSP to discuss veterans getting back to victory lane.  Kevin Harvick broke a 65-race winless streak with a timely victory at Michigan International Speedway, giving the Cup Series 15 winners so far with three races to go in the regular season. 

The guys go over the race, Bubba Wallace's continued upswing (with his first pole), and other concerns for the likes of Ryan Blaney and Martin True...

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Phil is back with special guest host Joe Passero of Fansided/Beyond the Flag to discuss all the motorsports action from the previous weekend on E127 of the GSP.  The crew covers Tyler Reddick's second Cup win of the 2022 season at the Indianapolis Road Course.  The driving standards and respect are low but it has become par for the course.  At the same time, the points situation becomes clearer as the series moves to Michigan. 

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Phil and Josh return for E126 of the GSP to discuss the craziness that ensued at Pocono Raceway which saw the winner and second place driver disqualified along with plenty of penalties outside of this.  Denny Hamlin crossed the line first with pole-sitter Kyle Busch finishing second and no selling his car owner Joe Gibbs in the process but William Clyde Elliott II took the win after post-race inspection due to tape underneath the w...

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Phil and Josh return to discuss IndyCar, F1 and many other series on E125 (or 124.5, depending on who you ask) of the GSP.  The guys discuss the news of NASCAR Cup and an IMSA series racing on the streets of Chicago and what it means for NASCAR in general.  After that, Phil and Josh cover Alex Palou being employed by two teams in IndyCar - Chip Ganassi Racing and McLaren Racing.  What does this mean for AMSP, CGR and the possibilit...

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Phil and Josh bring back regular contributor Joe Passero of Beyond The Flag/Fansided to interview legendary motorsports commentator and co-owner of Speed Sport Ralph Sheheen.  Ralph stays on for nearly an hour to discuss his early days and current projects in motorsports along with providing plenty of great advice for those who are looking to get into the motorsports broadcasting/journalism business. 

Ralph also went over some grea...

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Phil and Josh discuss all the action from Austria, which saw Charles Leclerc get his first win since April and Verstappen struggle but still finish second.  Ferrari almost throw it away after Carlos Sainz's engine melts down and Leclerc has throttle and gearbox issues but held on.  Lewis Hamilton continues his podium streak while Mercedes comes home with a 3-4 finish while they develop a better car.  Alpine and McLaren are tied...

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Phil and Josh return for E122 of the GSP to discuss first time winners in Carlos Sainz (F1), Tyler Reddick (NASCAR Cup) and Logan Sargeant (F2), amongst all the other great racing action from the previous weekend.  Phil opens with a rant about league bowling before the guys get into Sainz picking up his first pole and win at the British Grand Prix in Silverstone.  Other key talking points included the resurgence of Sir Lewis Hamilt...

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Phil and Josh return for E121 of the GSP to discuss all things motorsports and sports.  Phil leads off with hockey talk since the Colorado Avalanche hoisted the Stanley Cup for the first time in 21 years and is still taking it all in. 

Afterwards, the guys get into William Clyde Elliott II's second win of 2022 at Nashville and all the other pertinent details from the event.  The Toyota's dominated and Bubba Wallace's pi...

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With Father's Day in the rear view, Phil and Josh return for E120 of the GSP with regular contributor Joe Passero of Fansided/Beyond The Flag and newly hired at New Egypt Speedway working on media content for the track.  The guys go over Verstappen's win at the Canadian Grand Prix along with the performances of Carlos Sainz and Lewis Hamilton who finished on the podium. 

Issues for Checo Perez and Charles Leclerc allowed Ve...

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Phil and Josh return for Episode 119 of the GSP to discuss Daniel Suarez's first career Cup Series win at Sonoma and Max Verstappen's 25th career F1 win at Baku, giving their significant others plenty to celebrate.  The guys also hit Josef Newgarden's third win of 2022 and his earning $1 million from PeopleReady after winning on three different types of tracks so far on the IndyCar Series. 

Kyle Busch took his 62nd Truc...

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After one of the more eventful Cup Series events in recent memory, Phil and Josh return for Episode 118 of the GSP to discuss Joey Logano's win at Gateway over Kyle Busch.  The real drama was taking place behind with Ross Chastain, Denny Hamlin, Chase Elliott and a few others.  Is Ross too aggressive or was he over his head during that particular race?  Chase Briscoe won his first career Cup pole, led the race but was left want...

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