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. Host Nate Ryan is joined by NBC Sports analysts such as Jeff Burton, Dale Jarrett, Steve Letarte and Kyle Petty.

Episodes

July 17, 2024 40 mins

What Steve Letarte remembers about his first exposure to the Brickyard 400 and why it’s such a magical moment and place for NASCAR (2:30); what it’ll be like for the 10 full-time Cup drivers who will be racing on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval for the first time in NASCAR’s premier series (5:00); why the Brickyard requires such a phenomenal skill set of technical precision (8:30); how the Next Gen might impact the action with...

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Recalling the scene and Cup champion’s reactions to SVG’s big win (1:00); the backstory of how Shane van Gisbergen made his NASCAR debut (6:00); how he likes life in the States (11:00); his adaptation to rough-and-tumble racing for victories (12:30); his progression on ovals (17:00); why Cup stars still think he’s the driver to beat in Chicago (23:00); his unbeatable “heel-toe” advantage (25:30); the rugby-themed celebration that n...

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NACAR on NBC analyst Jeff Burton on the Cup debut of Iowa Speedway (2:00); the concerns about the repave and why it was done (4:30); the surprising recent track record of successful repaves (7:30); the essence of the Midwestern race fan (10:30); a brief jog through Burton’s trophy collection (16:00); Martin Truex Jr.’s decision to step away from full-time Cup racing next season (18:00); how the Burton family made it work knowing th...

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Two-time defending Indy 500 winner Josef Newgarden on a special moment Monday morning with his 2-year-old son Kota on the yard of bricks (5:30); why Newgarden texted runner-up Pato O’Ward after the race (7:30); on the latest chapter of 1-2 finishes with O’Ward and whether Newgarden feels empathy for having the upper hand (11:30); being among “the titans” and winning in another epic Indy 500 ending (16:30); on his truth and whether ...

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Tony Stewart on how he came to do The Double and what was the appeal (3:00); how Stewart got in shape for his second attempt and the tense moments when he decided he wouldn’t leave Indy when the rain came while leading the race in 2001 (7:00); why the logistics of the trip went so smoothly and the warm reception he got from fans (14:30); how Kurt Busch wound up racing the Indy 500 for Michael Andretti (18:30); Busch’s memories of f...

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What’s at stake for KyleLarsonin attempting a herculean feat of auto racing and why he loves running the big events (2:30); why Mario Andretti has been so impressed by Larson (6:00); the Hendrick Motorsports star’s quest for greatness (8:30); the three dreams that Larson will be fulfilling simultaneously by running the Indy 500 (13:30); the route that Jeff Gordon nearly took to racing at the Indy 500 (18:00); the 2013 Indy 500 visi...

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Denny Hamlin gets hot in short track season behind the best pit crew in the Cup Series (1:30); the increased importance of pit stops in the Next Gen era (5:00);why Martin Truex Jr. was unhappy with Denny Hamlin (9:30);Kyle Larson’swild finish (12:00); Chase Briscoe interview (15:30); the outlook for Stewart-Haas Racing and taking a leadership role (19:00); being in a contract year (21:30); why is approach has been more aggressive t...

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Toyota’s strong showing at Phoenix (2:30);the No. 20 scores a “cathartic” victory that shows the team remains championship caliber (6:30); the impact of a new short track rules package (9:00); the latest on adding horsepower (10:30); the struggles in the pits for Kyle Busch and his team (13:30); checking back on Kyle Larson’s Vegas win (16:00); Rajah Caruth reflects on his breakthrough victory (17:30); Steve Phelps on NASCAR consid...

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The anxious moments of waiting to be declared a Daytona 500 winner (1:30); Byron explains how he went from winning races online to winning in real life nearly overnight (3:30); the “impostor syndrome” of racing against Jimmie Johnson, his former neighbor (5:00); why Byron entered the 2024 season with a chip on his shoulder (6:30); how Byron overcame being a big factor in a massive wreck to refocus on winning a career-defining race ...

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Why the 2004 season was a crossroads of so many eras beginning and ending for NASCAR (1:30); former NASCAR on NBC announcer Allen Bestwick and sports journalist Brant James recall the impact of a visit by President George W. Bushto the Daytona 500 (5:30); the scene as President Bush arrived at the track (9:30); the president’s prerace interview (11:00); the delayed opening ceremonies and the command to start engines (12:30); how th...

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Ryan Blaney on an emotional night in Nashville (3:00), thanking those who helped him earn the championship (7:00), his first meeting with Roger Penske (9:30), the responsibilities of being the reigning champion and what’s to come (11:00); Kyle Busch on his newfound popularity in 2023 (12:30), the sale of Kyle Busch Motorsports and why the timing is right for the next step in his career (15:00); Denny Hamlin on a new pathway to the ...

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With his IMSA team sidelined from the Rolex 24 at Daytona for the first time in 20 years, Mike Shank discusses the disappointment of being unable to defend its title after winning the race in 2022-23 (2:30); where Shank will be instead of heading to Daytona (4:00); tracing the long, successful history of Meyer Shank Racing from the Rolex 24 to winning the Indy 500 (5:30); the afterglow of its 2023 Rolex 24 victory (7:30); and then ...

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Background on why the 2024 season comes at a critical juncture for Wayne Taylor Racing Andretti (1:00);what a hectic offseason has felt like (6:00); how much the team has grown and what that impact has been like on a close-knit team that prides itself on family (10:00); why it’s so important to maintain the team’s efficient culture of maximizing its resources (14:00); Taylor’s famous attention to detail and an anecdote about how th...

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Another all-star field gathers for the world’s first “Race of Champions” of the year (2:00); Jenson Button and Felipe Massa head the list of Formula One winners on the entry list (4:00); why driving the GTP hybrid prototype is so difficult (7:00); another heavy IndyCar component and why the hybrid will enhance those ties this year (11:30); Indy 500 winner Josef Newgarden on his adaptation to the premier category and the hybrid (14:...

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Ryan Blaney’s no-doubt, clutch victory at Martinsville confirms his championship-level talent (1:00); how Blaney deftly managed his final charge to the lead (4:15); the offseason mental preparation and improvement put in by Blaney and how it paid off (7:00); the newfound speed of the Penske Fords lately (11:00); William Byron’s gutty performance to make the Championship 4 (16:00); what it feels like to drive with a cooling system t...

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The Kyle Larson-Ryan Blaney incident that was the turning point (1:00); how the essence of Larson factored into the incident (4:30); why Stage 1’s strategy revealed a lot about the Chris Gabehart-Denny Hamlin dynamic (8:30); what happened to Denny Hamlin’s car in his crash and Gabehart’s message to Hamlin (10:30); another Martin Truex Jr. radio moment lambasting his team (15:30); is being yelled at by your driver part of being a cr...

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Does Las Vegas winner Kyle Larson have a massive championship edge with two weeks to prepare for Phoenix? (1:00); does he ignore Homestead and Martinsville in preparing the next two weeks? (5:00); Larson’s moment of nearly wrecking off Turn 2 (7:00); how he was able to save the car by going against instincts (9:30); Christopher Bell’s charge to nearly beat Kyle Larson (12:30); more pit stop woes for Bell and his team (18:00); why s...

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Parker explains his busy schedule on a Monday/Tuesday coming out of a race weekend (1:30); delving into DIL and a love-hate relationship with simulation (5:00); an idea for the NASCAR Simulator Olympics (7:30); A.J. Allmendinger’s emotional Roval winner’s interview and story (10:00); the first time Parker raced against Allmendinger online nearly 20 years ago and what makes AJ so good on road courses (15:30); Next Gen road course as...

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Ryan Blaney’s move to pass Kevin Harvick (1:30); how Harvick might be out of practice with some superspeedway tactics (4:00); the sentimentality of Happy’s near-victory in his last season (7:15); the happiness of being done with Talladega for life (9:00); the dichotomy of Blaney’s great decisions but careless mistakes (12:00); can Blaney eliminate the mistakes and become a champion? (15:00); drivers, sports psychologists, the menta...

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What happened with Kyle Larson’s spin while leading on a restart (1:30); another race where things go awry despite Larson having the fastest car (4:30); analyzing why the Next Gen seems harder for drivers to catch when out of control (9:00); how the last restart got away from Bubba Wallace (12:30); William Byron becoming the championship favorite with the victory? (19:00); Hendrick Motorsports gets its 300th victory (24:30); what h...

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