EP 2101: Fast Talk presented by Toyota

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EP 2101: Fast Talk presented by Toyota
December 27, 2020
It's a special year-end "story time" edition of Fast Talk with guests Hermie Sadler, Jeff Hammond, and Kyle Petty. Doug Rice hosts.
Date Name
11/29/21 EP 2149: Jack Roush and Steve Newmark of RFK Racing Doug Rice welcomes Jack Roush and Steve Newmark of RFK Racing along with Alexis Erickson and Brad Gillie.
11/22/21 EP 2148: Larson, Truex, Hemric, Allmendinger, and Hamlin Doug Rice and Brad Gillie welcome guests AJ Allmendinger, Daniel Hemrick, Martin Truex Jr, Denny Hamlin, and series champ Kyle Larson to the Fast Talk mic.
11/15/21 EP 2147: Larry McReynolds and Kim Coon Doug Rice and Brad Gillie welcome America's Crew Chief Larry McReynolds, and MRN reporter Kim Coon.
11/08/21 EP 2146: Kyle Larson is the 2021 Season Champ The dust has settled and Kyle Larson stands tall as the NASCAR Cup Series champion! Doug Rice is joined by PRN’s Brad Gillie and crew chief Jeff Hammond to recap the season that was and why despite Kyle Larson’s season-long dominance, a late pit stop might’ve determined the title. Plus, Jeff tells us why Kevin Harvick quietly had a good season, and Brad explains why Daniel Hemric’s first win couldn’t have been any sweeter. And finally, NASCAR welcomes the NextGen and says goodbye to the current style of racecar, and that could mean more layoffs in the sport.
11/01/21 EP 2145: With the Field of Four Set, It's off to Phoenix It all comes down to this: Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr. will battle at Phoenix for the title, and oh yeah -- Alex Bowman won at Martinsville! It’s a championship preview edition of Fast Talk with Doug Rice, Hermie Sadler and PRN’s Brad Gillie. Denny Hamlin didn’t earn any fans for his post-race antics. What does Doug think of that? Plus, Hermie explains why Kyle Busch went too far with his remarks about Brad Keselowski. And we make our picks for the title.
10/25/21 EP 2144: Make It Number Nine for Kyle Larson Kyle Larson dominated at Kansas for his third win in a row. How close is he to etching his name along some of NASCAR’s greatest ever? Doug Rice is joined by PRN’s Brad Gillie and Kyle Petty from NBC Sports to recap Larson’s ninth win of 2021 and preview the cutoff race at Martinsville. Plus, PRN’s Mark Garrow joins the show to discuss the F1 event in Texas and we discuss which drivers below the cut line have a realistic shot at making the final round and Brad wonders if we could see a non-playoff driver win the championship race.
10/18/21 EP 2143: Larson Takes Texas for His 8th Victory This Season Kyle Larson started the Round of 8 the way he finished the Round of 12: In victory lane! Doug Rice breaks down Larson’s dominant day with Mark Garrow of PRN. Joey Logano and Martin Truex both suffered DNF’s at Texas. Does either driver have a shot to make the final round? Plus, Pat Patterson joins the show to discuss Hendrick Motorsports and if Kyle Larson is in teammate Chase Elliott’s head. And if you have to buy one of the other drivers at Hendrick, should you stick with William Byron or Alex Bowman?
10/11/21 EP 2142: Larson Battles Back to Win The Roval Kyle Larson overcame early race trouble to win the Bank of America ROVAL 400 to become the first driver to sweep Charlotte since 2006! We have an jam-packed show with Doug Rice, Mark Garrow, Doug Turnbull and Nick Yeoman breaking down the wild weekend on the ROVAL. Kevin Harvick didn’t just get eliminated, his attempt at payback on Chase Elliott was a total failure. Is their beef over? Plus, Mark explains why Kyle Larson truly is a generational talent and we look ahead to Texas.
10/04/21 EP 2141: Bubba Wallace Gets Historic Win in Talladega On a rainy day in Talladega, Bubba Wallace found his own sunshine and scored his first Cup Series win! Doug Rice is joined by PRN’s Brett McMillan and NBC’s Kyle Petty to discuss Bubba’s historic win and what it means for NASCAR’s search for new fans. Plus, we discuss three non-playoff drivers earning their first wins on the same weekend in the heart of the playoffs and Greg Walter previews the Roval weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway!
09/27/21 EP 2140: Hamlin Cruises to a Win in Vegas Denny Hamlin started the Round of 12 like he did the first round of the playoffs: In victory lane! He held off a late-race rally from Chase Elliott to punch his ticket to the third round by winning the South Point 400 at Las Vegas! Doug Rice is joined by PRN’s Mark Garrow to recap the race and look ahead to Talladega and the Roval! Plus we’re joined by Racinboys.com writer Lee Spencer and Holly Cain of the NASCAR Wire Service.
09/20/21 EP 2139: Larson Scores First Victory at Bristol Kyle Larson carves out his own piece of Bristol history with a win in Saturday's Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race. Doug Rice is joined by Alexis Erickson, Brad Gillie, and special guest host Jeff Hammond.
09/13/21 EP 2138: Truex Wins Richmond; High Banks of Bristol Next Martin Truex Jr. scored a playoff win at Richmond and next up is the high banks of Bristol for an elimination race! Doug Rice is joined by PRN’s Alexis Erickson and Brad Gillie, as well as former NASCAR driver Hermie Sadler as we look ahead to the first cutoff race of 2021! Which drivers should feel good heading to Thunder Valley, and who needs a win just to have a chance? Plus, Hermie explains why Ross Chastain could be the super sleeper of the playoff run.
09/06/21 EP 2137: Hamlin Wins Darlington - On to Richmond The playoffs kicked off at Darlington and Denny Hamlin punched his ticket to the next round with his first win of the year! Doug Rice is joined by PRN’s Alexis Erickson and Brad Gillie, plus Hermie Sadler is our special guest. Hermie explains what makes Hamlin so good at Darlington and tells us why it truly is NASCAR’s toughest test. Many playoff contenders had trouble during the Southern 500, but whose misfortune was the biggest setback? We debate that and a whole lot more on this week’s show!
08/30/21 EP 2136: Blaney Takes Daytona; Larson Takes Regular Season Championship Ryan Blaney takes Daytona and Kyle Larson is the regular season champion. Doug Rice is joined by NBC Sports’ Kyle Petty, plus PRN’s own Alexis Erickson and Brad Gillie as we gear up for the Cup Series playoffs! Is Blaney’s recent success repeatable, or is he out of luck when we leave the superspeedways? Plus our panel grades Chase Elliott’s championship defense and makes their predictions for the championship round at Phoenix. And we’re joined by team owner Matt Kaulig after his team’s dramatic 3-wide finish for the win at Daytona.
08/23/21 EP 2135: Ryan Blaney Wins a Close One at Michigan Ryan Blaney takes a close one at Michigan, and there is just one slot open for the NASCAR playoffs. Doug Rice Alexis Erickson, Brad Gillie, and Jeff Hammond host.
08/15/21 EP 2134: Allmendinger Survives a Wild Finish to Win Indy AJ Allmendinger survived a wild day at Indy to take the checkered flag in the inaugural Verizon 200. Doug Rice is joined by PRN’s Alexis Erickson, as well as former crew chief Jeff Hammond and Pat Patterson to recap the inaugural Cup race on the IMS road course. It was a race we won’t soon forget, but for the wrong reasons as the track became the story of the day. Plus, Brett McMillan joins the show to discuss the overtime incident between Chase Briscoe and Denny Hamlin that took Denny from a sure win to out of the points lead.
08/10/21 EP 2133: Larson Wins the Glen; Indy is Next Kyle Larson conquered Watkins Glen and the regular season points lead is now tied! Doug Rice is joined by PRN’s Alexis Erickson and Brad Gillie, plus NBC Sports analyst Kyle Petty to recap a somewhat tame affair at the Glen and look ahead to the Cup Series first trip to the Indianapolis road course. Was the IndyCar street race at Nashville a sign of things to come in NASCAR? Plus we discuss Brad Keselowski’s horrible day and discuss if it’s still too soon to consider Kyle Larson a guarantee to reach the championship finale.
08/02/21 EP 2132: NASCAR Resumes Action This Weekend After a two-week hiatus, NASCAR is finally back at Watkins Glen! On this week’s show, Doug Rice is joined by former NASCAR driver Hermie Sadler, as well as PRN’s Alexis Erickson and Brad Gillie to discuss whether the break is a good thing or if a few teams would prefer to keep racing. With no actual racing to discuss, we wonder what it would sound like if every driver had their own theme song and if Ross Chastain could break into victory lane at Watkins Glen after solid finishes at the road courses this year. And they say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas but Hermie has an epic story about a wild 48 hours with Kurt Busch!
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.