Five to Go

Five to Go

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Five to Go
February 15, 2018
Topics: Eric, Dan, and Doug discuss what this weekend's Daytona races mean for the 500, how Chase Elliott's 2017 mirrored the Atlanta sports arc, the new pit road/crew rules, the yellow line rule, and more.
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09/19/18 Five to Go Doug, Eric, and Dan go long form on what the sport would look like with a commissioner, the impact of the Goodyear controversy, if Keselowski is a big title threat, and team spending. The crew also gives a nod to driver Chris Cockrum's mother, Lynn, who passed away Saturday.
09/14/18 Five to Go Eric returns and the gang filibusters the state of the sport, why silly season moves matter less, and what to make of Jimmie Johnson's performance. Alex Bowman joins to share his background and how tough his first full year in the 88 car has been.
09/05/18 Five to Go Doug and Dan breakdown the news of the Furniture Row Racing closure and how Truex Jr.'s move is at the expense of Suarez. They also discuss an A-list driver that may be on the hot seat, break down the Southern 500, and talk about Ross Chastain's racing etiquette. Dan also remembers his late nephew Casey's racing career.
08/29/18 Five to Go Doug and Dan take a long look at Bill Elliott's return to NASCAR and how some small time drivers did very well in the Xfinity and Truck Series road course races this weekend. They also explore teammates tussling and Dan really explains why Darlington is such a hard track. Then Ricky Stenhouse Jr. joins to talk about his John Deere throwback scheme and how having rotating teammates can be tough.
08/23/18 Five to Go The full gang is back and dives deep into Kurt Busch silly season rumors and his Bristol win, the many foibles of Kyle Busch at Bristol, the sunset of Kasey Kahne's and Elliott Sadler's careers, the Wickens terrible IndyCar crash, and a great Bobby Allison story.
08/15/18 Five to Go Doug and Dan talk more about Dan's induction into the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame and dog Eric for having to skip the show again. They also dive deep on some Silly Season rumors and what NASCAR's mid-season dyno and wind tunnel tests mean. David Ragan then calls in to talk about which Bristol surface is the best, the Braves, and where he puts his racing memorabilia.
08/14/18 Five to Go With Eric away, Doug and Dan do the first-ever live remote of the Five to Go podcast live from the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame inductions. Dan is among the five entering and he shares some stories from his racing past. NASCAR Hall of Famer Rex White and several others join to mark the day. BONUS: Clint Bowyer spends ten good minutes on the phone from Michigan.
07/31/18 Five to Go Doug, Dan, and Eric give their initial reaction to Wallace's scary Pocono wreck, try to determine the best of the Big Three, and ponder if Wallace should stay in the 43. Dan also relives the crazy story of the Elliott Family's big break and the legendary journalist Tom Higgins. And Chris Buescher gives us 20 minutes of audio gold!
07/25/18 Five to Go Doug and Dan bring in guest host David Chandler, while Eric is away. They discuss what truly is a short track, the "track bite" debate, how Cup on dirt would work, and more. They also announce the first "Five to Go" live remote!
07/18/18 Five to Go Doug and Dan take the wheel with Eric off and talk about how tough beating the top drivers is and desperate moves in the inspection line. They also break down the Stenhouse Jr.-Busch spat and discuss NASCAR on dirt. Guests Tyler Head and Peyton Lewis also bring the millennial perspective to the show.
07/09/18 Five to Go Eric, Dan, and Doug hear Erik Jones and David Ragan discuss the importance of their first wins at Daytona. Dan recalls the Elliott family's Daytona triumphs. And the gang discusses NBC's coverage, the yellow line rule, futures for women in NASCAR, and much more.
06/26/18 Five to Go Doug, Dan, and Eric critique FOX's 2018 coverage and how the big three or four drivers are covered compared to the pack. Dan then explains Ryan Blaney's Sonoma power steering problem. And they look at the points, the drivers on the hot seat, and where future stars can even drive.
06/19/18 Five to Go Doug, Eric, and Dan analyze Brad Keselowski's ideas about NASCAR hybrids and the All-Star package, plus they rank the sport's road racers, get hunky dory for short tracks, and break down the Xfinity and Camping World Truck standings.
06/05/18 Five to Go With Eric back from vacation, we analyze the uniqueness of Pocono's layout, Cup drivers in smaller series, spicing up the TV coverage, and we play "NASCAR Season Connotation."
05/30/18 Five to Go With Eric out, Doug and Dan break down a lukewarm set of races for Indy, F1, and NASCAR. They also talk about the list of women that have run Indy, an interesting streak Harvick broke, and where teams stand halfway thru the MENCS regular season.
05/23/18 Five to Go With Eric out, Doug and Dan talk about the good and bad of the All-Star plate package and if NASCAR media members have a responsibility to be positive. Dan also recalls how hard just finishing the World 600 used to be and he and Doug discuss Indy Bump Day and if electric cars could work in NASCAR.
05/16/18 Five to Go Doug, Dan, and Eric break down what NASCAR's sale could mean, the implications of legalized gambling, the "he's racing me too hard" argument, and much more. Dan also recaps the infamous Earnhardt "Pass in the Grass" over his brother Bill.
05/07/18 Five to Go Dan, Eric, and Doug break down the dominant drivers of the season, the problem with Chevys, and drive train performance. They also discuss the timing of cautions, music stars they've met, and try to guess what some sponsors actually do.
05/01/18 Five to Go Dan, Eric, and Doug talk about race car safety at plate tracks, NASCAR's acquisition of the ARCA Series, the difference in bias ply vs. radial tires, how NASCAR can learn from F1 TV, and the losses of James Hylton Sr. and Jr. and Jim Foster.
04/25/18 Five to Go Eric, Dan, and Doug sift through the big Kenseth news, discuss their love for short tracks, recall the Elliott rally at Talladega, laugh about peeing in driver suits, and remember the great Captain Herb Emory.