Fast Talk presented by Toyota

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Fast Talk presented by Toyota
December 23, 2019
Guests are Jeff Hammond, Rob Albright, Brad Gillie, and Wendy Venturini
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08/02/21 EP 2132: NASCAR Resumes Action This Weekend NASCAR will resume action this weekend in Watkins Glen, plus; If NASCAR's top drivers had a theme song, what would it be? Also, a surface update on Atlanta Motor Speedway. Doug Rice hosts, joined by Alexis Erickson, Brad Gillie, and Hermie Sadler.
07/26/21 EP 2131: Doug Rice, Alexis Erickson, Brad Gillie, Jeff Hammond Who could still nudge their way into the playoffs? Just one of the topics for this week, and we play a little Green Flag - Black Flag. Doug Rice is joined by Alexis Erickson, Brad Gillie, and Jeff Hammond.
07/21/21 EP 2130B: Sirius XM Edition Doug Rice, Alexis Erickson, and Brad Gillie examine the Brad Keselowski announcement and the ripples it creates in the NASCAR pond.
07/19/21 EP 2130: Almirola Wins Shortened New Hampshire Race Aric Almirola came out of nowhere to win at New Hampshire and punch his ticket to the playoffs! Doug Rice is joined by PRN’s Alexis Erickson to recap the Foxwoods 301 that didn’t quite make the full distance thanks to Mother Nature and darkness. Plus, PRN’s Mark Garrow and Brett McMillan join the show to discuss the chaotic start that saw Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. crash in the rain and whether NASCAR was a little too lax with the caution flag. Then, we break down Ford’s big day in New England, wonder what happened to Hendrick and if Richard Childress Racing teammates can get along now that they’re fighting for the last playoff spot.
07/12/21 EP 2129: The Busch brothers put on a show in Atlanta The Busch brothers put on a show with Kurt stealing the win over little brother Kyle at Atlanta! Doug Rice is joined by PRN’s Alexis Erickson & NBC Sports analyst Kyle Petty to recap a thrilling race to close down the old Atlanta surface that left us broken up (literally) after the Quaker State 400. Drivers aren’t happy about the reconfiguration coming to AMS, but Kyle has a simple message for them: Just drive your car! Plus, David McGrath of New Hampshire Motor Speedway joins the show to preview the Foxwoods 301 and is Kevin Harvick trapped in a Stephen King horror story? Doug seems to think so!
07/05/21 EP 2128: Chase Returns to his winning ways. Doug Rice hosts. Chase Elliott returned to form as NASCAR found its new Fourth of July home at Road America! Doug Rice is joined by PRN’s Alexis Erickson and Brad Gillie, as well as former NASCAR driver Hermie Sadler to discuss the jam-packed Road America weekend. Should Road America stay on the schedule? We sure think so, especially with the festival atmosphere that made NASCAR feel like Woodstock. Plus, Chip Ganassi is selling his team to Trackhouse in a move that nobody saw coming and we’re grading the new Cup Series venues on their debut events.
06/28/21 EP 2127: Bowman and Busch take victories in Pocono The Pocono doubleheader is in the books and the winners were Alex Bowman and Kyle Busch! Doug Rice is joined by PRN’s Alexis Erickson and Brad Gillie, plus it’s the in-studio return of NBC’s Kyle Petty! After a miserable few weeks, Kyle Busch overcame a lot to win on Sunday, while Kyle Larson’s remarkable winning streak crashed and burned in Pocono’s Turn 3. And speaking of Hendrick Motorsports, where is Chase Elliott these days? We also preview the Quaker State 400 at Atlanta and Kyle shares the story about how he played the Grand Ole Opry.
06/21/21 EP 2126: Jeff Hammond, Doug Rice, Alexis Erickson, Brad Gillie NASCAR made its long-awaited return to Music City and the Kyle Larson train kept rolling to another victory! Doug Rice is joined by PRN’s Alexis Erickson and Brad Gillie, as well as championship-winning crew chief Jeff Hammond to recap Larson’s fourth straight victory. Not only did Hendrick Motorsports dominate again, but the other Chevy teams were stout at Nashville. Jeff explains why the bowtie boys are so stout this season. Plus, the sun finally shines on Aric Almirola and Kyle Busch made history with his 100th Xfinity Series win.
06/14/21 EP 2125: Bobby Labonte, Hermie Sadler, Doug Rice, Alexis Erickson NASCAR took the All-Star Race to Texas and surprise, surprise, Kyle Larson wins again! Doug Rice and Alexis Erickson are joined by Hermie Sadler to recap a scorching weekend at TMS and preview NASCAR’s return to Nashville. In his last six starts, Larson’s finished no worse than second. What do his teammates think of this incredible run? Plus, we talk about why Kyle Larson resonates so strongly with race fans and Hermie has a solution to the rumors around Jeff Gordon possibly leaving Fox at the end of the year: Bring back Larry Mac! Plus, we hear from 2000 NASCAR champion Bobby Labonte, who calls in to discuss the inaugural SRX event and what it’s like to get back behind the wheel.
06/06/21 EP 2124: Kyle Larson wins Sonoma. Doug Rice, Alexis Erickson, Mark Garrow Another week, another Kyle Larson beatdown, as he takes the Toyota Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway! Doug Rice and Mark Garrow recap the race alongside PRN’s Alexis Erickson as we recap Kyle Larson’s first win at his home track. Coming into this season, Chase Elliott was NASCAR’s road course king. Forget being the best, he might not even be the best on his own team! Kevin Harvick had another disappointing day but what his team did after the checkered flag caught our attention, and now that we’re more than halfway to the playoffs, does anyone on the outside have a real chance at making the top 16?
05/31/21 EP 2123: Larson Wins Coca-Cola 600. Doug Rice, Alexis Erickson, Mark Garrow The Coca-Cola 600 saw Kyle Larson and well, that’s about it, as he dominated to win his second race of 2021 and first crown jewel event in his career! Doug Rice is joined by PRN’s Alexis Erickson and Mark Garrow to recap NASCAR’s longest race that saw Hendrick Motorsports make history. Speaking of HMS, which team is best in class behind the Hendrick gang? Plus, we have highlights from the 600, recap a thrilling Indy 500 that saw Helio Castroneves join the four-time club and discuss the legacy that Rick Hendrick has made since winning his first race on a shoestring budget in 1984.
05/23/21 EP 2122: Chase Elliott Wins at COTA Mother Nature rained on the fun but it wasn’t enough to dampen our spirits at Circuit of the Americas! It’s a special edition of Fast Talk from COTA with Doug Rice, Mark Garow and Alexis Erickson recapping Chase Elliott’s rain-shorted win in Austin. With his sixth road course victory, we discuss what makes the reigning champ so good at turning left and right. Plus, is this win exactly what Elliott needs to boost his championship defense? And we’re joined by Brett McMillan, who traded in his pit reporting duties to call the action in the turns at COTA. And now that the dust has settled on the EchoPark Texas Grand Prix, just how special was this weekend?
05/17/21 EP 2121: Doug Rice, Alexis Erickson, Brad Gillie, and Jeff Hammond Kyle Larson was once again dominant but it was Alex Bowman who tamed the Monster Mile for his second win of the season! Doug Rice is joined by PRN’s Alexis Erickson and Brad Gillie, as well as championship-winning crew chief Jeff Hammond to discuss Team Hendrick’s incredible day as they swept the top four positions at Dover. After what many called a dull event, we get down to it: What makes a good race? There’s only one thing Hammond hates and is the bowtie back? It’s hard to argue after another stout showing at Dover. Plus, we preview the first ever NASCAR weekend at Circuit of the Americas!
05/10/21 EP 2120: Truex wins Darlington. Kyle Petty, Doug Rice, Alexis Erickson, Brad Gillie Martin Truex Jr. demolished the field en route to winning on throwback weekend at Darlington. Is he a lock for the Championship Four? Doug Rice is joined by PRN’s Alexis Erickson, Brad Gillie and NBC Sports analyst Kyle Petty to review MTJ’s dominant win and discuss whether it’s already his title to lose. Defending champion Chase Elliott is still looking for his first win. Will his skill on road courses be enough to revive his season? Kyle isn’t so sure. And Doug has a hot take on Kevin Harvick and Stewart-Haas Racing.
05/03/21 EP 2119: Hermie Sadler, Doug Rice, Alexis Erickson, Brad Gillie Kyle Busch finally scores a win in Kansas. Hermie Sadler is the special guest host, joined by Doug Rice, Alexis Erickson, and Brad Gillie
04/27/21 EP 2118: Jeff Hammond, Doug Rice, Brad Gillie There really wasn’t a big one at Talladega, but for Brad Keselowski, win No. 6 at the 2.66-mile superspeedway was the big one! Doug Rice is joined by PRN’s Brad Gillie and championship-winning crew chief to recap Talladega and preview the Kansas weekend. Denny Hamlin had another race slip away from his grip, when will he finally grab the trophy? And who else should have a win that hasn’t broken through in 2021?
04/19/21 EP 2117: Bowman wins Richmond. Doug Rice, Alexis Erickson, Brad Gillie Denny Hamlin led the most laps but Alex Bowman came from nowhere to win at Richmond! Doug Rice is joined by PRN’s Brad Gillie and Alexis Erickson to recap the Toyota Owners 400 and look ahead to the wild card that is Talladega. Was Richmond too tame for a short track? Plus, Aric Almirola finally has a good day and Bubba Wallace’s run of bad finishes continues. And our panel discusses Kevin Harvick’s struggles and if Kyle Busch will find his way to victory lane before the playoffs.
04/12/21 EP 2116: Josh Berry, Kyle Petty, Alexis Erickson, Brad Gillie, Doug Rice Martin Truex Jr. became the first driver to win a second race at Martinsville but it was Josh Berry who stole the Sunday show! Doug Rice is joined by PRN’s Alexis Erickson and Brad Gillie to recap the seemingly never-ending Blue Emu 500 and Josh Berry’s first Xfinity Series win. We’re also joined by Kyle Petty, who has something special cooked up for his charity ride in 2021. Then chat with Josh Berry, who tells us how it felt making Dale Jr. cry in victory lane.
04/05/21 EP 2115: Doug Rice, Alexis Erickson, Jeff Hammond After a much-needed week off for Easter, we’re going back short track racing at Martinsville! Doug Rice is joined by PRN’s Alexis Erickson and former crew chief Jeff Hammond to give our final look back on the Bristol Dirt Race and what adjustments can be made to improve next year’s event. After seven races, seven different drivers have won. Is that streak going to continue or is it fool’s gold? Stewart-Haas Racing is hoping to turn around their disastrous start, and who has the best chance to become the next first-time winner in the Cup Series?
03/29/21 EP 2114: Story Hour with Hermie, Kyle, and Jeff. It’s a special story hour on Fast Talk! Doug Rice is flying solo this week but he’s armed with great stories from our panel of celebrity co-hosts! On this special edition, we’ll hear from championship-winning crew chief Jeff Hammond, as well as former drivers Kyle Petty and Hermie Sadler. From never-before-heard stories from the road to unforgettable moments on the track, you’ve got to hear this week’s show!