Drafting the Circuits

Drafting the Circuits

A weekly radio program about racing from NASCAR to IndyCar, F1 to local racing around the country. The website also publishes original in-house articles weekly covering motorsports from a diverse crop of talented writers. Finally, Drafting the Circuits is a podcast on iTunes as well as a radio station that plays 24/7. We are EVERYWHERE you want to be! For more information on Drafting The Circuits, please visit http://draftingthecircuits.com

Episodes

June 24, 2022 61 min
The DTC panel breaks down the action from the Canadian Grand Prix from Montreal where Max Verstappen took his sixth win on the season.

Indycar journalist, Joey Barnes, joins us as we do a mid-season recap of the NTT Data Indycar Series as they prepare for a busy month of July.

Additional topics include remembering Bruton Smith, founder of Charlotte Motor Speedway, who passed away this week. We also report from the SRX Race in Pensaco...
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Luis and Frank look back on an eventful weekend of racing that saw Daniel Suarez take his first NASCAR Cup win at Sonoma.

Additionally we go over the action from the Indycar Series at Road America, the F1 Race from the Baku City Circuit in Azerbaijan, and the 24 Hours of LeMans.

With Luis Torres and Frank Santoroski
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June 9, 2022 62 min
Between Detroit, Portland and Gateway, the Drafting The Circuits panel look at a tremendously varied weekend of racing.

The Indycars ran for the final time in Belle Isle where differing strategies ruled the day in a caution-free race.

The Xfinity Series debuted in Portland in a race that was hampered by wet and rainy conditions.
In another first-time event, the NASCAR Cup series took to the track in Gateway, in the St. Louis area w...
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June 3, 2022 63 min
The DTC panel goes over the Indy 500 in detail. We discuss Marcus Ericsson's fine win, Scott Dixon and Alex Palou's woes, the red flag, and the controversy over the Rookie of the Year selection.

Additional topics include brief recaps of the Grand Prix of Monaco and the Coca-Cola 600.

With Luis Torres, Richard Youden and Frank Santoroski.
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May 27, 2022 58 min
The Drafting The Circuits panel preview the biggest weekend in motor racing that features the Indianapolis 500, the Monaco Grand Prix and the Coca-Cola 600.

Additionally we run down the action from this past weekend's GP of Spain and the NASCAR All-Star race in Texas.

With Richard Youden, Luis Torres and Frank Santoroski
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May 19, 2022 56 min
The DTC panel breaks down the GMR Grand Prix from Indianapolis where Colton Herta put on a fine performance. Additionally we discuss the great season that Will Power is having, a breakout weekend for Conor Daly and a preview of Indy 500 qualifying.

Our own Luis Torres also gives us a run down of the mind-numbingly complicated format for the upcoming NASCAR All Star Race in Texas and we preview the F1 Grand Prix of Spain.
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May 13, 2022 62 min
The DTC crew take a deep dive into the debut of Formula One Grand Prix of Miami. In addition to the racing actions, we discuss the star studded nature of the event, the reception on social media and television ratings.

Additionally we talk about the continuing struggles facing Mercedes as they lag behind Red Bull and Ferrari and what this means regarding Lewis Hamilton's future in the sport.

Other topics include NASCAR at Darling...
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May 5, 2022 59 min
The DTC panel breaks down all the action from Indycar's Honda Grand Prix of Alabama. We have a discussion regarding the short and long term prospects for young stars Pato O'Ward, Rinus Veekay, Alex Palou, Kyle Kirkwood and Colton Herta.

Additional topics include the announced F1 entries for Audi and Porsche beginning in 2026, a report from NASCAR in Dover and a conversation about Cup Series championship favorites.

With Joey...
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April 28, 2022 61 min
The DTC team reports from the Emilia Romagana Grand Prix held in Imola this past weekend and previews the upcoming United States Grand Prix in Miami.

Additionally we cover the NASCAR action from Talladega, discuss a new qualifying procedure for the Indianapolis 500, and look at some off-track trouble for Denny Hamlin and ARCA driver Daniel Dye.

With Richard Youden, Luis Torres and Frank Santoroski.
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April 21, 2022 65 min
The DTC panel looks at NASCAR's second Cup race held on the dirt at Bristol. We discuss Tyler Reddick, Chase Briscoe, Kyle Busch and the overall performance of the Gen 7 car in it's first race on dirt.

Additional topics include Indycar's open test at Indianapolis in preparation for next months Indy 500. We look at some of the livery reveals, sponsor announcements and lap times.

We also preview the upcoming NASCAR race at ...
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April 14, 2022 63 min
The DTC panel breaks down the action from the Long Beach Grand Prix where Josef Newgarden took his second consecutive win and grabbed the points lead.

We follow this up with a discussion on the potential for Indycar stars like Colton Herta and Pato O'Ward to earn a seat in Formula One as that series looks to increase it's footprint in North America.

Additional topics include reports from the Australian Grand Prix and the NASC...
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April 7, 2022 61 min
The DTC panel reports from Richmond where the Gen-7 car debuted on the Virginia Bullring. We chronicle Denny Hamlin's win and discuss a controversial finish in the Xfinity race. We follow this with a preview of the Grand Prix of Long Beach where the Indycars will complete this coming weekend.

Additionally we look through the list of Indy 500 entries and try to determine where the 33rd car will come from.

with Luis Torres, Richard...
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March 31, 2022 62 min
If you think Formula One is boring, you might want to start tuning in. The DTC covers an eventful and entertaining F1 weekend from the Jeddah Circuit in Saudi Arabia.

We also turn our attention to the Circuit of the Americas where all three NASCAR divisions were running the road course. Ross Chastain bringing the first Cup win for Trackhouse Racing is just one of the stories we cover.

Additional topics include Business to Business ...
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March 25, 2022 63 min
The DTC panel breaks down the action from a big weekend of racing. The Indycars at Texas produced a worthy show to a sparse crowd putting the future of the event in question. Meanwhile, Ferrari scored a 1-2 in Bahrain while Red Bull and Mercedes look for ways to catch up. In Atlanta, William Byron took the Cup win on a resurfaced and reconfigured track.

Additional topics include running a Cup car at LeMans and the lack of promotion ...
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March 17, 2022 60 min
With F1 set to kick off their 2022 season the DTC panel takes a look at who will be contenders and who got it right with the new car. We also discuss the Haas Team struggles, what the dynamic will look like at Mercedes as George Russel joins the team, and tackle the topic of whether or not the Netflix "Drive to Survive" is good for the sport.

Additional topics include Chase Briscoe taking his first NASCAR win at Phoenix, wha...
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March 10, 2022 66 min
Drafting the Circuits is back for another season of racing. In our 2022 season kickoff the panel covers a myriad of topics including the IndyCar Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, the first three NASCAR races of the season and Formula One pre-season testing.

Additional topics include Michael Andretti's bid to start up a Formula One Team, tire issues with NASCAR's next gen car, and the effect of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in...
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December 23, 2021 64 min
The DTC panel presents the last show of 2021 as we begin our Winter Break. We review the season in F1, Indycar, and NASCAR by calling out the biggest surprises, disappointments, upsets, debacles, favorite liveries etc. We also take a few moments to remember those that we have lost this past year and we discuss what we are most looking forward to in 2022.

With Richard Youden, Luis Torres and Frank Santoroski
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December 16, 2021 59 min
The DTC guys break down the Formula One season finale and all of the controversy that came out of the weekend. While Max Verstappen took the title, the FIA and race director, Michael Masi, find themselves at the heat of an argument regarding the application of the sporting rules. Additional topics include stories about the late, great Al Unser Sr. who lost his battle with Cancer earlier this week.

With Richard Youden, Luis Torres a...
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December 9, 2021 61 min
The DTC reports from the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix where title rivals Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen finished up tied in points heading into the season ender next week. We discuss the various incidents, penalties, restarts and controversies coming out of the race.

Additional topics include a few European drivers getting their first laps in an Indycar during testing at Sebring, Richard Petty selling off the controlling interest in...
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December 2, 2021 62 min
The DTC panel welcomes guests Dan Bley and James Geisler who both do amazing work.

Dan Bley is an automotive artist and expert modeler who specializes custom Indycar die-cast cars and James Geisler is a race historian and archivist who has compiled a mind-boggling database of American open-wheel racing statistics dating back to the very beginning days of organized racing.

Additionally, we fondly remember the late Frank Williams who...
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