Five to Go

Five to Go

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Five to Go
September 4, 2019
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.
Date Name
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.
07/29/19 Five to Go With Eric out, Doug and Dan break down Pocono and the difference between this and the June race. They also talk about drivers trending up and down heading to the playoffs and what to make of Kyle Larson's ups and downs. They also explain how the Christopher Bell situation gets more muddy and why the change in pit road rules is good.
07/23/19 Five to Go Doug, Dan, and Eric return to talk the great finishes at Kentucky and New Hampshire, the six drivers on the playoff bubble, Cup drivers that could be dead weight, racing etiquette, the enigma that Jimmie Johnson is becoming, and what the financial model of NASCAR could be in the future.
07/10/19 Five to Go Eric, Dan, and Doug analyze the surprising Haley-Spire Motorsports Daytona win, the art of blocking, and the problem with manufacturer alliances. Matt DiBenedetto joins to talk about the biggest shot of his racing career and rate his 2019 season.
07/01/19 Five to Go Young fans Devin and Drew Kupka join Doug and Dan to review Chicagoland and how Bowman held the win. They also talk about Erik Jones and Christopher Bell's Silly Season rumors, the thin line between 1st and 30th, and reminisce the final July Daytona 400.
06/11/19 Five to Go The whole gang convenes to talk about the good and bad of Monday's Michigan Cup race, what Greg Biffle's NGOTS win means for the rest of KBM, the Ross Chastain points switch, and the fury over Sebastian Vettel's win being taken away.
05/29/19 Five to Go With the full gang back, Yahoo! Sports' Jay Busbee joins the discussion on the Coca-Cola 600, driver endurance, career longevity, and a crash so bad it destroyed a rear end gear. Busbee also shares some interesting notes from his book "Earnhardt Nation" and his take on the 2020 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductees.
05/21/19 Five to Go With Eric out, Doug and Dan break down Dan's big 24 Hours of Charlotte idea, dissect Kyle Larson, explain different types of transmissions, honor the passing of several racing luminaries and our veterans, predict what the Coke 600 may display, laugh about the eleven pit road punches heard around the world, and spend some quality time on the phone with Aric Almirola.