Five to Go

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Five to Go
August 6, 2019
The whole gang discusses the Watkins Glen Cup race and the rivalries that ensued. They also talk about the right way to exact revenge, the Trucks on dirt, the masterful job by winner Chase Elliott, the Jones-Bell-DiBenedetto saga, and what to make of the Johnson crew chief change.
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03/31/20 Five to Go Over Skype, Doug, Dan, and Eric talk about the COVID-19 outbreak and the never before seen stoppage of NASCAR and the world. They discuss the ramifications both long and short term for the sport, the reality that some races may be missed, and how tough making races up will be. They also give their initial thoughts on eNASCAR and its short term popularity. Finally, the group discusses their favorite racing movies and how Dan was in one...sort of.
03/02/20 Five to Go Eric returns to give his take on Newman and the season, so far. Then the Dan, Eric, and Doug talk about what Bowman's win means for both he and Hendrick, what Harrison Burton's NXS says, if the Toyotas and Chevys really have swapped places, the expenses of qualifying trim, and what they would be happy seeing a resurgent Jimmie Johnson do in his final year. Then rookies Cole Custer and Tyler Reddick join to explain their transitions to and struggles in the Cup Series.
02/25/20 Five to Go With Eric out, Doug and Dan welcome "Bud's Garage" host Bud Hughes to talk about the latest updates on Ryan Newman's injuries and safety. They then break down the NASCAR Cup Series' Las Vegas race and the Hendrick party there. They also look back at the Xfinity and NGOTS Truck races and the pressure two Daniels may be putting on themselves.
02/20/20 Five to Go With Eric out, racing mechanic instructor and radio host Bud Hughes joins Doug and Dan. They analyze Ryan Newman's wreck and miraculous recovery and how it could affect Gen-7 car development. They also offer thoughts about the rest of the Daytona 500, the ups and downs with the President and the rain, and how drivers and crews approach racing in the face of danger.
02/12/20 Five to Go Recapping one whale of a Busch Clash, the shot in the arm for Stenhouse Jr. after the 500 pole, and the manufacturer to watch in the Daytona 500. Doug, Eric, and Dan also talk about the FOX broadcast and if 2020 is a weird year with change on the horizon. Cole Custer and Chris Buescher also join to talk about their new NASCAR Cup Series rides.
02/03/20 Five to Go On this jam-packed episode live from a Marietta, GA QuikTrip, Doug hosts Atlanta Motor Speedway president Brandon Hutchinson, Georgia driver Chris Cockrum, and racing analysts Rob D'Amico and Darius Goodman. Special guests Kyle Petty and Bubba Wallace then also join to preview the 2020 race season and the March 15th Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500.
11/18/19 Five to Go Doug, Dan, and Eric sum up their takes on the championship races and the 2019 season in Cup, overall. This is a deep dive on some of the root problems in the sport and some big ideas to fix them.
11/12/19 Five to Go With Eric out, Doug and Dan discuss what they think the ideal Playoff format would be, the benefits of the current one, the disadvantages of owners having so much say in NASCAR, and Chase Elliott and the Georgia sports curse in NASCAR.
11/06/19 Five to Go The whole gang returns to recap Texas and the unforced errors there. They also take a deep dive on the "it" factor NASCAR is missing, Penske's IndyCar purchase, and Kurt Busch's delayed retirement.
10/30/19 Five to Go Doug and Dan break down the Martinsville race and its lack of lead changes, but also discuss how teams can better handle angry drivers. They also discuss Chase Elliott's mechanical gremlins and Todd Gilliland's spicy race-winning radio chatter.
10/17/19 Five to Go Doug and Dan talk about the good racing the prevalence of wrecks in Talladega, the ever-dubious yellow line rule, the 2020 rules and wrecking at superspeedways, more Silly Season moves, the Gen-6 test, and the race that could be another wild card later in the Playoffs.
10/07/19 Five to Go The whole gang is in the house to pinpoint why passing is becoming so hard, discuss if Logano/Elliott/Blaney are doomed in the Playoffs, preview Talladega, and talk about Logano's strategy of racing hard so many laps down at Dover.
10/03/19 Five to Go Doug and Dan are joined by special guests Devin and Drew Kupka to sift through the story lines leaving the Roval, the big Silly Season news with Buescher and Stenhouse Jr., what cost savings the new rules really bring, and what sportsmanship should look like.
09/24/19 Five to Go Doug and Dan chew on some of the big stories out of Richmond, including JGR dominance and drivers on fumes. They also assess the Hemric firing and what other drivers could see a change. Then Dan discusses what the impact of Gen-7 cars will have on small teams.
09/18/19 Five to Go Doug gets Eric's instant reaction on NASCAR's biggest stories of the week, including the missing edge with Kyle Busch and where young Xfinity Series drivers could end up driving in Cup.
09/10/19 Five to Go Doug, Eric, and Dan discuss how the Brickyard 400 and the final Playoff race shook out, what future spec cars could look like, the unenthusiastic Kyle Busch-Xfinity win, and matching up the series' Playoffs.
09/04/19 Five to Go Doug and Dan pow-wow to recap the throwback racing weekend at Darlington, on if Johnson can race into the Playoffs, the good and bad of spec cars and four-team limits, and accidental reverse decals.
08/20/19 Five to Go Doug, Dan, and Eric talk all the ins and outs of Bristol, Old Bristol v. New Bristol, the playoffs, Silly Season, early retirement, and perspective after the Earnhardt Jr. plane crash.
08/13/19 Five to Go With Eric out, Doug and Dan try to find the most vulnerable Cup driver on the Playoff bubble, analyze the fuel strategy at Michigan, talk about KBM missing the Truck playoffs, and discuss which era was the best in NASCAR and why.
08/06/19 Five to Go The whole gang discusses the Watkins Glen Cup race and the rivalries that ensued. They also talk about the right way to exact revenge, the Trucks on dirt, the masterful job by winner Chase Elliott, the Jones-Bell-DiBenedetto saga, and what to make of the Johnson crew chief change.