EP 2149: Nashville Fairgrounds Returns to the Cup Schedule. Is that a good thing?

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EP 2149: Nashville Fairgrounds Returns to the Cup Schedule. Is that a good thing?
November 30, 2021
The Nashville Fairgrounds appears to be on a return to the NASCAR schedule. Brett is joined by Bruce Martin and Rob Albright.
Date Name
01/25/22 EP 2205: A Tougher Penalty System for 2022 NASCAR breaks out the big hammer, will someone dare to be driven out of the playoffs? Brett is joined by Vince Welch of Fox and Chris Knight of Catchfence.com.
01/19/22 EP 2204: What Can We Expect at Daytona? Now that we've seen the Next Gen car at Daytona, do we have a better idea of what to expect? Brett McMillan welcomes Mike Neff of FrontStretch.com, and Jordan Bianchi of The Athletic.
01/12/22 EP 2203: Drafting at Daytona: Lewis Franck, Tom Jensen Brett McMillan welcomes Lewis Franck of Reuters and Tom Jensen of the NASCAR Hall of Fame to discuss drafting practice at Daytona, and "How young is too young to Retire?"
01/05/22 EP 2202: A Shuffle at Stewart-Haas Racing A shuffle at Stewart-Haas Racing before the season begins. Brett McMillan welcomes Alex Andrejev of The Charlotte Observer, and Jeff Hammond of Sirius-XM NASCAR Radio.
12/29/21 EP 2201: NASCAR Rolls Into 2022 We're on the cusp of the 2022 NASCAR season. How are your teams stacking up? Brett McMillan is joined by Nate Ryan of NBC Sports and Jeff Gluck of The Athletic.
12/22/21 EP 2152: One Lugnut - and Larger Tires for 2022! Huge changes coming for 2022, including one lugnut and larger tires. Brett McMillan welcomes Adam Alexander and Kelly Crandall.
12/15/21 EP 2151: NextGen Testing Continues: Lee Spencer, Reid Spencer Kaulig sets up a trio for their second Cup car, and NextGen testing continues. Brett McMillan welcomes Lee Spencer of Racinboys.com and Reid Spencer of the NASCAR Wire Service.
12/08/21 EP 2150: Kyle Larson Celebrates His Championship Kyle Larson celebrates his championship, and GMS Racing celebrates an acquisition. Brett McMillan welcomes Jim Utter from Motorsport.com and Chase Wilhelm of NASCAR.com.
11/30/21 EP 2149: Nashville Fairgrounds Returns to the Cup Schedule. Is that a good thing? The Nashville Fairgrounds appears to be on a return to the NASCAR schedule. Brett is joined by Bruce Martin and Rob Albright.
11/24/21 EP 2148: Practice and Qualifying are Back! Practice and Qualifying are back. Is that a good thing? Brett McMillan is joined tonight by Ashley Stroehlein of WCNC and Chris Knight of Catchfence.com.
11/17/21 EP 2147: The Champion is Touring the Coliseum - Where Next Season Starts The 2021 NASCAR Cup champion is out touring the Coliseum - not "The Last Great Coliseum" - but the one in California where next season starts. Brett McMillan welcomes Kelly Crandall of Racer.com, and Alan Cavanna of The Positive Regression podcast.
11/10/21 EP 2146: Ten Victories in 2021 and the Championship to Boot! Ten victories and the championship to boot: Kyle Larson’s maiden run with Hendrick Motorsports couldn’t have been any better. Brett McMillan recaps the 2021 season with FS1’s Jamie Little and Tom Jensen from the NASCAR Hall of Fame, as we look back on a dominant season being capped with the title in the playoffs. During this episode, we also discuss Austin Cindric’s post-race grace, which teams could have an early edge with the NextGen and what Speedway Motorsports’ acquisition of Dover and Nashville could mean for the 2023 schedule.
11/03/21 EP 2145: Will the Best Regular Season Team Win the Championship? Is this the year the best regular season team finally wins the title? Brett McMillan is joined by NBC’s Dustin Long and Alex Andrejev of the Charlotte Observer to preview championship weekend at Phoenix! Was Alex Bowman’s decision to dump Denny bad etiquette, or is everything fair in short track racing? Denny interrupted Bowman’s celebration and Alex tells us why she felt it wasn’t the right choice, and we break down the Xfinity Series finale -- is it possible someone other than Austin Cindric or AJ Allmendinger wins it?
10/27/21 EP 2144: One Race Left Before the Championship It all comes down to this: Playoff drivers have one last chance to punch their ticket to the championship round at Phoenix! Brett McMillan welcomes Jerry Jordan from KickinTheTires.net and NASCAR.com’s Chase Wilhelm to preview the penultimate race of the season. There’s still three spots up for grabs but all three Team Penske drivers are below the cut line. Is there any chance they get multiple drivers in the finale, or will it be a Team Hendrick vs Gibbs at Phoenix?
10/19/21 EP 2143: In Texas, Kyle Larson Earns His Place in the Finals Kyle Larson locked up one spot in the championship round. Who will join him? Brett McMillan is joined by Jeff Hammond from SiriusXM and The Athletic’s Jordan Bianchi to discuss the Texas weekend and what title contenders are in trouble heading to Kansas! After a grueling day at Texas, should we put 500-mile races on the shelf, and how long will it be until Hendrick Motorsports becomes every man for himself?
10/13/21 EP 2142: Larson Advances by Winning for a Seventh Time The old saying in the playoffs is survive and advance. Well, Kyle Larson did one better by winning at the ROVAL to affirm his dominance in 2021. Brett McMillan is joined by Jeff Gluck from The Athletic and Reuters reporter Lewis Franck to discuss the Elliott-Harvick dustup, if there’s any way Kyle Larson misses the championship round and debate which organization has the best shot to bring home the big prize in Phoenix.
10/06/21 EP 2141: Talladega Delivers a Piece of NASCAR History Three first-time winners, a piece of NASCAR history and an absolute free-for-all in the playoffs. After Talladega, what more could you ask for?! Brett McMillan is joined by PRN turn announcer Rob Albright and Adam Stern of the Sports Business Journal to break down the significance of Bubba Wallace’s win, the future of 23XI with Kurt Busch mentoring Bubba and what’s sure to be an exciting weekend at Charlotte’s Roval as we trim the playoff field again.
09/29/21 EP 2140: Hamlin Gets to Relax in Talladega - But Will He? A win in Vegas means Denny Hamlin can relax at Talladega, but will he? Brett McMillan is joined by Lee Spencer from Racinboys.com and Reid Spencer of the NASCAR Wire Service to discuss Kyle Larson’s missed opportunity and if it could cost him with the unknowns of Talladega and the Roval looming. Plus, we discuss the playoff battles in the Xfinity and Truck Series after a couple of non-playoff contenders won in Las Vegas.
09/22/21 EP 2139: What Does NASCAR Do for an Encore After Bristol? So, what does NASCAR do for an encore after Bristol? Las Vegas may be the perfect place to find out. Brett McMillan welcomes Vince Welch of Fox Sports, and Nate Ryan of NBC Sports.
09/15/21 EP 2138: If You Thought Darlington Was Unpredictable - Wait Till Bristol! Here we are at the end of Round 1, and if you thought Darlington was unpredictable, wait until you see Bristol! Brett McMillan is joined by Chris Knight from Catchfence.com and Charlotte Observer writer Alex Andrejev to discuss Martin Truex and Toyota’s domination at Richmond and look ahead to the chaos that is the Bristol night race! Plus, we discuss the 2022 schedule and new venues in Cup, including the Los Angeles Coliseum and the new-look Busch Clash!