The Stage Break Podcast - Your Weekly NASCAR Podcast

The Stage Break Podcast - Your Weekly NASCAR Podcast

Welcome to the Stage Break: the weekly podcast that follows the NASCAR Cup Series! Join me as we talk about major news headlines, interesting stories, race strategy & insights, and more! Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss a thing!

Episodes

June 21, 2024 26 mins

If you're like me, you were pleasantly surprised at the type of racing we saw at Iowa Speedway. Even though it was a decent quality race, there are still some things lacking and some questions that NASCAR need to answer moving forward! We'll talk about that, some of the latest news headlines, and we'll preview this weekend's race, the USA Today 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway!

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On this week's episode, I answer YOUR questions! Thanks to all who sent them in! We'll also highlight some of the latest Silly Season rumors and we'll preview this weekend's race, the Iowa Corn 350 powered by Ethanol. This was chalked up to be a fantastic inaugural race but now I'm not so sure. Tune in to hear why!

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With Toyota being strong all season long and Ford beginning to show increased performance, is it time for Chevrolet to start worrying? There's the possibility that the Camaro ZL1 might have some uphill battles to overcome and I'll give you my thoughts on why that is. We'll finish today's show with a preview of this weekend's NASCAR race, the Toyota / Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway! With a fresh layer of asphalt...

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So much has been happening in the NASCAR Cup Series lately as Silly Season has officially made an early entrance! In this week's episode, we'll go over the major headlines and break down what I think they'll mean for the remainder of this season and into 2025. We'll also preview the Enjoy Illinois 300 at World Wide Technology Raceway! I'll give you my Ones-to-Watch as well as a Storyline Driver to keep your eye ...

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Vince Stover, host of the Sports Stove Podcast, join us on this week's episode! We exchange thoughts on the All-Star weekend as well as how things could change in the future for short tracks. We also discuss which drivers/teams are strongest at the mid-point of the NASCAR Cup Series regular season. Lastly, we preview this weekend's race, the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway! We talk about some things to look for on...

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On this week's episode, we'll discuss how things appear to be shifting throughout the NASCAR Cup garage! Did Ford figure something out? Why was Michael McDowell's announcement so early and what does it reveal? We'll also break down this weekend's All-Star Race! We'll go over the Cup Series weekend schedule so that you don't miss a moment of the action! 🏁 Check out the Stage Break Podcast Website - your hub for all things SBP! ...
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We obviously have our front runners that are getting lots of attention and some strong finishes but what about those drivers that we expected to do well but haven't so far? In this week's episode, I'll give you the Top 5 teams in the NASCAR Cup Series that need to get things turned around ASAP! We'll also preview this weekend's throwback race, the Goodyear 400 at Darlington Raceway!

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Denny Hamlin's win last weekend at Dover has allowed him to tie William Byron for three wins so far this season! Hamlin has yet to earn his first Cup Series title but could this year be the year? We'll look at some historical trends to see how much potential he has moving forward. We'll also highlight some recent NASCAR news headlines and preview this weekend's race: the AdventHealth 400 at Kansas Speedway! I'll...

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Some NASCAR fans aren't satisfied with what they witnessed last weekend at Talladega! What are their concerns and what should NASCAR do about it? We'll talk that through a bit! The first quarter of the 2024 season is in the books so let's look at the stats and see which teams are the strongest at this point in the season! We'll finish the episode with a brief preview of this weekend's race, the WÜRTH 400 at Dove...

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On this week's episode, we're review the penalties that have been handed out by NASCAR this week in regards to issues from last week's race at Texas ... let's just say they've been busy! I'll also give you some ideas if you're in the market for a new "favorite driver." Whether you're new to NASCAR or a seasoned veteran, this may be helpful to you before you land on any one driver. We'll...

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On this week's episode, we break down why Martinsville was lacking excitement and what NASCAR and Goodyear need to do about it! We also talk about whether or not William Byron is the likely driver to carry on the legacy of the iconic #24 car after the tremendous success of NASCAR legend, Jeff Gordon! We finish out the show with a good preview of this weekend's race at Texas Motor Speedway!


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There's no doubt Hamlin jumped the final restart of the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway and that NASCAR did not call him out for it. The question we all want answered is, "Why not?" I've been doing a lot of thinking and I have some potential reasons for the no-call situation. I personally think it was the best call to make. Can I convince you of the same? We also briefly discuss my three Ones to Watch for th...

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People are already saying that Ford is falling behind yet again in the NASCAR Cup Series! Although there are glimmers of hope, the majority of Fords aren't doing anything much worth recalling. What's going on? I've got a couple of ideas of what the problem might be.

We also look ahead to the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway. Weather may play a factor and tires WILL play a factor. We'll break down what we shoul...

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The tire situation at the 2024 Bristol spring race was not what anyone expected but it was exactly what NASCAR needed! In this week's episode, I'll explain why it's such a big deal. We'll also highlight some NASCAR news headlines from the week and we look ahead to the EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas!

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On this week's episode, we answer the questions which you submitted! We'll disguss changes which the Next Gen car have brought on, championship dark horse favorites, and the future of North Wilkesboro Speedway! We also introduce a new segment called Team Power Rankings and then we wrap up the show previewing the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway! I'll give you some things to look for during the race and my Ones to...

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Do you find yourself watching the NASCAR broadcast and wanting just a little bit more out of the race? We'll talk about 3 tools that are absolutely free that can take your race day experience to the next level! We'll also talk about the updated short track package and I'll give you my Ones to Watch for this weekend's race at Phoenix!

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The NASCAR world has gone wild over last week's race at Atlanta! It will clearly go down as one of the greatest races of all time. What made it such a great race? I'll give you eight reasons why I think it was so good! We'll highlight some NASCAR news that was released this week and we preview the Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube at Las Vegas Motor Speedway!

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While the Daytona 500 was a relatively clean race, there were some moments where NASCAR, as well as several drivers, had to make some split-second decisions. Did they make the right calls? We'll talk about that as well as the upcoming Ambetter Health 400 at Atlanta Motor Speedway! Check out our Website!
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February 16, 2024 24 mins

The Bluegreen Vacation Duel races packed more of a punch than many drivers bargained for! Join me as we break them down and point out a few highlights from each race. We also talk about this weekend's season opener: The Daytona 500! Unfortunately, the weather forecast doesn't look too promising. What does this mean for the Great American Race? Tune in to find out!

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February 9, 2024 16 mins

While I believe most would consider the Clash weekend to have been a success, even with all the changes, I believe there's an overwhelming desire for the Clash to be moved to a different venue. Should it be moved? If so, where should NASCAR go in 2025? We'll talk about that and more on this episode of the Stage Break Podcast!

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