Five to Go

Five to Go

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Five to Go
March 20, 2019
Doug and Eric give another view on Kyle Busch's 200 NASCAR win mark, appraise the Xfinity Series, and explore the intersection of personality and championships. They also dig in on F1, IMSA, and driver psychology.
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05/16/19 Five to Go With Eric away, Doug and Dan talk about why Chevrolet's are faster in Cup, if Alex Bowman could be the next Cup winner, some oddities on the stat sheet, the All-Star rules, and Georgian Jody Ridley's underdog Dover win in 1981.
05/01/19 Five to Go Doug, Dan, and Eric welcome special in-studio guest Christ Cockrum after his first-ever NASCAR top 10 at Talladega. Cockrum explains how his small team works and how elated they were to finish and the dynamics of the draft. We also hear from Jeffrey Earnhardt and MENCS 'Dega runner-up Alex Bowman. The gang also discusses the crowd reaction to Chase Elliott's Talladega win.
04/24/19 Five to Go The whole gang digs in on which driver could make a real rival to Kyle Busch, the complicated legacy of Kurt Busch, the essence and success of local short tracks, and what the new Talladega package may produce. Talladega Superspeedway Chairman Grant Lynch and No. 41 driver Daniel Suarez also join as guests.
04/02/19 Five to Go With Von Haessler off, interns Devin Kupka (and his dad Andrew) and George Clark join Doug and Dan to discuss the major 2020 schedule changes, the interesting Texas races, Kyle Busch's big mistakes, and heat races to fix qualifying.
03/27/19 Five to Go Dan, Eric, and Doug rank each MENCS organization, talk about the time of opportunity for the smaller teams to pounce, and discuss Doug's weird diet and best/worst track food.
03/20/19 Five to Go Doug and Eric give another view on Kyle Busch's 200 NASCAR win mark, appraise the Xfinity Series, and explore the intersection of personality and championships. They also dig in on F1, IMSA, and driver psychology.
03/12/19 Five to Go Doug, Eric, and Dan rate the Phoenix racing, debate Kyle Busch's win total, discuss what the Suarez-McDowell fight really shows, talk about a new IndyCar star, and what F1's docu-series can teach NASCAR.
03/05/19 Five to Go The fellas discuss how the Vegas Cup race played out differently and if the changes were enough. They also debate whether the noncompetitive cars in the field should even show up and what changes NASCAR should make to qualifying with the new cars.
02/28/19 Five to Go Doug, Eric, and Dan discuss clean air, passing, horsepower, and restarts after an interesting Atlanta race and they look ahead to Vegas and future changes in the sport.
02/22/19 Five to Go Doug Turnbull talks with several drivers one-on-one about the new rules package, their Daytona races, and life off of the track.
02/20/19 Five to Go Doug and Dan sift through Daytona 500 story lines, compare how the two tracks race and how that could change when the package does, look ahead to the unknowns at Atlanta Motor Speedway, and remember Sam Bass and Doyle Ford. They also talk about David Hoots' departure could affect the sport.
01/23/19 Five to Go Doug, Dan, and Eric discuss some silly season moves and what's ahead for NASCAR in 2019. They also remember Glen Wood and Charles Barrett. David Ragan talks about Front Row's 2019 outlook and the big auction of one of his cars.
01/08/19 Five to Go Doug gets to spend a few minutes with Daniel Suarez on his birthday to talk about the ins and outs of his change to Stewart-Haas Racing and how his career path resembles that of a recent NASCAR champ. Doug also recaps some strange NASCAR news from the past week and looks ahead to what the podcast will bring in 2019.
11/19/18 Five to Go Doug and Dan break down how each of the Championship Four in Sunday's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series fared at Homestead-Miami Speedway, how Logano is a worthy champion, and why NBC could have done a much better job covering the whole race.
11/14/18 Five to Go The whole gang covers the crazy scenarios at Phoenix, the favorites at Homestead, the Harvick penalty, how the ISC buyout affects the schedule, and remembers David Pearson.
11/06/18 Five to Go The whole crew is back to tackle Almirola's gripe about Logano, whether the playoffs should be entirely scrapped or not, and if the 2019 rules package is really the problem or does the sport need a better tire.
10/31/18 Five to Go Doug and Dan break down the end of the Martinsville race and whether it was clean or not. They also discuss the benefit and the difficulties of racing in Australia and Doug dispatches an update from the Atlanta Motor Speedway tire test.
10/23/18 Five to Go Dan and Doug discuss Chase Elliott's breakout and if he truly is a Championship Four contender. They also talk about team playoff dynamic, ponder the 2019 rules package (again), and guess the secret sauce at Furniture Row.
10/16/18 Five to Go The guys pick apart the pedestrian, single-file Talladega race and points implications, Dan makes a bold statement about changing Talladega, they discuss returning to Nashville, and their thoughts on Chad Knaus leaving the 48 team.
10/09/18 Five to Go The whole gang does a half-hour breakdown on the 2019 rules package and what the changes do to the racing. Then they talk Elliott following a Blaney win, Almirola going for it for second week in a row, and drivers' wills to race ill.