NASCAR on NBC podcast

NASCAR on NBC podcast

Discussing the latest NASCAR news, including a weekly recap of races, events and a look ahead to what's next in the sport. Guests include NBC Sports talent such as Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte and Kyle Petty.... Show More

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May 19, 2020 30 min

The brain trust of Toyota Racing Development's vaunted TD2 driver development pipeline on some of Toyota’s up and comers such as Chandler Smith (1:00); “you have to remember they’re still just kids” (2:30); more of the name in and out of the program (4:00); the importance of USAC dirt racing (5:30); how Toyota Racing Development deals with having teams provide the slots for its drivers (7:30); thinking about the “greater good” ...

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The brain trust of Toyota Racing Development's vaunted driver development pipeline on their backgrounds with TRD (3:00); being based in California but being “comfortable” with that and the travel it demands (5:00); the origins of the driver development program (7:00); which includes physical training, social media and health and nutrition advice (9:00); figuring out to pay for the program and rising star Christopher Bell (10:30...

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The two-time Daytona 500-winning crew chief for the No. 11 Toyota of Denny Hamlin on how he finds benefit in iRacing by running practices races with Hamlin, and learning to improve communication (3:00); his passion for iRacing and how long he’s been involved (4:30); his racing background in Super Late Models (6:00); how many wins in real life vs. iRacing and his history with owning a simulator (8:30); how iRacing can help build the...

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The NASCAR on NBC analyst and accomplished iRacer on how his life has revolved around his sim (2:00); the story of girlfriend Shanny’s Emmy (3:00); can NASCAR bring Twitch into real-world racing? (5:00); what the infrastructure challenges are (7:30); the technology of making it happen (9:30); foreseeing the controversies with Bubba Wallace and Kyle Larson and safeguarding against the next one (11:30); Parker’s mom is listening to h...

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The NASCAR on NBC analyst, who co-owns a team with Jeff Burton in NASCAR's top iRacing series, on what’s happening for iRacing and Burton Kligerman Esports in its second season (1:15); “the viewership has been insane” (3:00); why he wants to get away from the term “eSports (4:45); number origins (5:30); the pitch to Valvoline for sponsorship (6:30); the professionalism of eSports (8:30); Bringing in owners such as Denny Hamlin,...

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The NASCAR on NBC analyst on why Joey Logano is the best restarter in NASCAR (1:00); how he did it unconventionally at Phoenix (2:00); lessons learned for November when the championship is on the line (3:00); where are the Toyotas, the surprise of Joe Gibbs Racing’s start and can the team improve for Atlanta? (4:30); how will teams decide on focusing on the 2021 changeover vs. the 2020 season? (6:30); can a team change something th...

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NASCAR on NBC analyst Kyle Petty on the visceral emotions and dark personal memories that came from watching the response to Ryan Newman’s terrifying crash (1:00); how drivers move past those incidents (2:00); is there a necessary selective memory that needs to be embraced (4:00); the disconnect between today’s younger drivers and death at the track (5:30); “the sport is never going to be foolproof safe” (7:00); how the attitudes o...

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Denny Hamlin, the defending Daytona 500 winner and driver of the No. 11 FedEx Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing, on the pro-am golf tournament he just played that tested his surgically repaired shoulder (1:00) and put him up against some famous competition (2:00); recalling the end of his victory in last year’s Daytona 500 (3:30); the quasi-deal he had with teammate Kyle Busch for restarts in the final 10 laps (5:30); outrunning Busch fo...

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In a preview of the 2020 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, Team Penske's Dane Cameron on how it feels to roll into Daytona as defending series champion (1:00); recapping the disappointments of the 2019 Rolex (2:00); trying a 12th time to win an iconic event that is so difficult to conquer (3:00); “it’s like running qualifying laps for 24 hours” (4:30); how talent and technology have increased the competition level (5:45); on how the R...

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December 25, 2019 58 min

The former longtime NASCAR race director on the projects he is working on now consulting with series on helping reshape rulebooks (2:00); where racing series sometimes get in trouble with rulebook language (4:00); his expertise in race procedures and studying how the NASCAR rulebook evolved over the decades (6:00); how it can help teams and competitors in many ways to have a better grasp of the rules (8:00); the difference of offic...

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In our final 2019 Cup playoffs edition of the podcast, the NASCAR on NBC analysts discuss the greatness of Kyle Busch and how he overcame his dislike of this season's rules package (1:00); did being a self-proclaimed “underdog” help, or was it all just part of drivers downplaying the pressure? (4:00); is making the championship round now the same as winning a championship? (6:15); why Kyle Busch seemed subdued in celebration (8...

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In our weekly NASCAR on NBC Podcast feature during the 2019 Cup playoffs, Steve Letarte discusses the Chris Gabehart-Denny Hamlin dynamic (1:00); reinstilling Denny Hamlin’s confidence (2:00); installing structure but letting Denny be himself (4:25); on that Mark Martin comparison (6:15); quantifying what the Phoenix win meant to Hamlin’s reputation (8:00); analyzing the controversial call for two tires (10:00); what happened to Jo...

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In our weekly NASCAR on NBC Podcast feature during the 2019 Cup playoffs, Kyle Petty discusses the surprising gambit by Kevin Harvick and the No. 4 team (1:00); did he rope a dope the JGR cars? (2:30); why so many drivers struggled with traction compound in the first half at Texas (4:00); Denny’s mistake and what it says about his championship makeup (6:00); why Phoenix offers so many layers of redemption for Hamlin (8:30); why Den...

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In our weekly NASCAR on NBC Podcast feature during the 2019 Cup playoffs, Dale Jarrett discusses how does Martin Truex Jr. handle the next two races? (2:00); did the No. 19’s playoff surge catch us off guard (4:30); why Truex already is DJ’s championship favorite regardless of the next two races (6:00); on how teams find another level in the final 10 races (7:15); behold the greatness of Lord Byron (8:45); what’s up with Kyle Busch...

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In our weekly NASCAR on NBC Podcast feature during the 2019 Cup playoffs, Steve Letarte discusses did Brad Keselowski make the right moves on the last restart (1:00); was it the biggest collapse yet for a playoff driver in a cutoff race (2:30); why the recent carelessness for Team Penske and how a loose wheel happens to start a race (4:00); who gets held accountable for the mistakes (5:30) are Keselowski and Paul Wolfe still right ...

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In our weekly NASCAR on NBC Podcast feature during the 2019 Cup playoffs, Dale Jarrett discusses Kyle Larson’s development into being a winning driver Sunday at Dover and what DJ saw change for the No. 42 in the regular season (1:00); did Larson finally arrived at some realizations on how to race because the time simply arrived, or were there discussions within Chip Ganassi Racing? (4:00); the weight of expectations for Larson in h...

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In our new weekly NASCAR on NBC Podcast feature during the 2019 Cup playoffs, Jeff Burton discusses the difficulty of Turn 1 on restarts at Charlotte Motor Speedway's Roval and how it led to Chase Elliott stuffing it in the barrier before coming back to win (1:00); measuring does Elliott's incredible comeback against the amazing rally by his father, Bill, from two laps down at Talladega Superspeedway (2:30); Chase Elliott&#...

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In our new weekly NASCAR on NBC Podcast feature during the 2019 Cup playoffs, Steve Letarte discusses the middle race of Round 1 at Richmond Raceway, including why Martin Truex Jr. and crew chief Cole Pearn have been so good together this season (1:00); how Kyle Busch is handling being outrun by a Joe Gibbs Racing teammate and what was telling in his postrace interview (2:00); does Busch resepct Truex's ability more as a driver...

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In our new weekly NASCAR on NBC Podcast feature during the 2019 Cup playoffs, Steve Letarte discusses the eventful Round 1 opener at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, including whether Kyle Busch had a point about backmarkers and their worthiness (1:00); why Kyle Busch is making mistakes lately and is he lacking focus? (3:00); what the Las Vegas victory says about the championship worthiness of Martin Truex Jr. and crew chief Cole Pearn (5...

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In the debut of a new weekly NASCAR on NBC Podcast feature during the 2019 Cup playoffs, Jeff Burton discusses the aftermath of the Brickyard 400 regular season finale and what's ahead for the 16 drivers in the 2019 playoffs, including: why he believes this is the wide open field in Cup history (1:00); could Ryan Newman escape the first round after eking his way into the playoffs (2:00); why avoiding mistakes will be the key to...

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