Five to Go

Five to Go

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Five to Go
February 28, 2018
Eric, Dan, and Doug debate whether or not Atlanta was a boring race, break down how pit guns worked for Dan in the 1980s, and talk about drivers engaging fans. We also hear their interviews with Jimmie Johnson and David Ragan.
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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.
04/10/18 Five to Go This one spirals all around from the new Monster announcement and the health of the sport, to pit guns and spec rules, to the Bubba Wallace auction car.
03/27/18 Five to Go We break down what Bowyer's Martinsville win means for him, why the fields seem so strung out, and which five of the nominees should be in the 2019 NASCAR Hall of Fame class.
03/27/18 Five to Go Eric, Dan, and Doug talk about what charters mean, if anything. They also offer a "window" into Harvick's dominance, identify drivers on the hot seat and 2018 surprises, and share important short tracks to them early in their lives.
03/15/18 Five to Go Doug, Eric, and Dan break down what the Lowe's departure might mean for NASCAR as a whole and why NASCAR made the wrong decision about penalizing Kevin Harvick.
03/06/18 Five to Go Eric, Dan, and Doug talk about what charters mean, if anything. They also offer a "window" into Harvick's dominance, identify drivers on the hot seat and 2018 surprises, and share important short tracks to them early in their lives.
02/28/18 Five to Go Eric, Dan, and Doug debate whether or not Atlanta was a boring race, break down how pit guns worked for Dan in the 1980s, and talk about drivers engaging fans. We also hear their interviews with Jimmie Johnson and David Ragan.
02/19/18 Five to Go Topics: Doug Turnbull, Eric Von Haessler, and Dan Elliott break down the Daytona 500, the significance of the 3 car and Dillon winning, Bubba Wallace's meaning to the sport, scoring tiebreakers, and their favorite Atlanta Motor Speedway Memories. AMS president Ed Clark also talks about the upcoming race.
02/15/18 Five to Go 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.
01/30/18 Five to Go Topics: Atlanta traffic and pit reporter Doug "Fireball" Turnbull, WSB Radio Host Eric Von Haessler, and championship-winning mechanic Dan Elliott go long form on five big stories in the racing world each week, along with tales from the garage and the grandstands from over the years.