Five to Go

Episode 116: Right rain amounts, 18 team shakeup, and Supercars

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Episode 116: Right rain amounts, 18 team shakeup, and Supercars
October 13, 2020
Doug and Dan discuss the rain's influence on the racing last weekend in Charlotte in the future, Elliott's incredible road racing record, if Kyle Busch and Adam Stevens may break up, lame duck drivers, and how Penske's Supercars experience could help their NASCAR team.
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09/17/21 Episode 149: Picking apart the 2022 schedule, Playoff stress, and F1 clash Eric returns with his thoughts on the big races at Daytona and Darlington. Doug, Dan, and him also placate the knee-jerk Richmond criticism. The crew also debates the JGR hype and the Hendrick hiccups and covers the 2022 new schedule, including the Clash in L.A. They also discuss Silly Season in IndyCar, NASCAR, and F1 and the Lewis vs. Max crash in Monza.
09/09/21 Episode 148: Barnburner at Darlington and a Clash out west? Doug and Dan do call this the wrong episode number, but they also regroup to break down the Cup Series Playoff opener at Darlington and all the of the drama for the championship contenders. They also ponder the rumors about the Clash at the L.A. Coliseum and some F1 Silly Season items.
09/02/21 Episode 147: Holy Daytona Doug and Dan group to discuss the high drama of Daytona, but also some outcomes they wish they desired. They also cover some Silly Season items in this brief episode.
08/26/21 Episode 146: Conflicted in Michigan Doug, Dan, and guest host Bud Hughes gather again to discuss the ins and outs of the Cup and Xfinity Michigan races, IndyCar and Trucks with hectic Gateway races, the debate about NASCAR COVID protocols, and what the lack of 2022 schedule might be saying about the Next Gen car.
08/18/21 Episode 145: Five to Go Doug, Dan, and guest analyst Bud Hughes gather to discuss yet another controversial and crazy debut race at a course. They weigh the options with curbing and officiating and how NASCAR, Briscoe, and Hamlin should have handled the finish. They also weigh in on how charters shape the Cup Series Silly Season. And Truck Series Playoff driver Chandler Smith talks about his rocky rookie season, how he became a Toyota development driver, and getting married.
08/11/21 Episode 144: Returns, comebacks, phenoms, legends, and train wrecks Doug, Eric, and Dan break down NASCAR's return to Watkins Glen and the sheer prowess of Elliott and his chase of Larson, along with the risks the 9 team is taking in inspection. They also look at Ty Gibbs and where he could drive and if anyone has set a pace like he has. They also give a nod to fallen crew member Mike Rich and the four other 2021 Georgia Racing Hall of Fame inductees and they break down a rocky IndyCar Nashville street race debut.
08/04/21 Episode 143: Peaking too early, more Silly Season, crazy F1 The whole gang is back to discuss Watkins Glen favorites and if Hendrick got too hot, too soon. They also break down the Truck Series standings before the regular season finale, Eric's 2021 superlatives, Trackhouse inking Chastain, and the insane and entertaining Formula 1 storylines.
07/29/21 Episode 142: Next-Gen update and midseason superlatives Bud Hughes joins Doug and Dan to discuss what teams are telling him about the Next-Gen car and what planning for it is like. The trio also discusses their most surprising, improved, and disappointing teams. And they speculate how COVID could affect the NASCAR season and more on the AMS repave.
07/21/21 Episode 141: More questions than answers for Playoffs and Silly Season Doug and Dan talk about Aric Almirola's clutch win, NASCAR"s questionable rain carelessness, the Playoffs shakeup, and where Newman and DiBenedetto could possibly land in any of NASCAR's top three series.
07/13/21 Episode 140: The many tentacles of the Atlanta weekend Doug, Eric, and guest co-host Devin Kupka discuss the AMS reconfig, Kurt Busch's popular win, the teammate assist, and the Next-Gen car rumors.
07/07/21 Episode 139: AMS re-bank, Ganassi buyout, and Alex Bowman With Eric on vacation, Doug and Dan recap Road America and preview this weekend's AMS races. Then they dig in to the big changes announced at Atlanta Motor Speedway and what Trackhouse's buying of Ganassi means. They also discuss drivers spilling news and then Alex Bowman joins to talk about what driving in place of big name drivers is like.
06/30/21 Episode 138: Heartbreak and and masterstroke at Pocono, legend Mario Andretti joins Doug and Dan recap the Pocono twin bill, analyzing both Kyle Busch's gutsy win and whether Hendrick has a chink in its sheet metal. Dan talks about the difficulty of driving a transmission in only fourth gear and a reason behind the 9 team's lug nut penalty. Then Doug interviews the legendary Mario Andretti about, among other things, his karting centers in Atlanta.
06/23/21 Episode 137: Catching up on Kyle, Nashville, and Trackhouse and one-on-one with Anthony Alfredo The full crew convenes after a couple of weeks off to discuss Larson's recent dominance and to rate the return of Nashville Superspeedway. They also take a deep dive on Nashville's Trackhouse Racing and Doug interviews Cup Series rookie Anthony Alfredo about how he ended up in the No. 38 ride and his plans for 2022.
06/02/21 Episode 136: Double the history this past Sunday Doug and Eric chat about Castroneves' popular, historical Indy 500 win, Hendrick's record-breaking Coke 600 win, the Larson and Elliott back-monkeys, and another Silly Season rumor.
05/26/21 Episode 135: Mixed COTA bag and Keselowski's next step The full crew returns to talk about Eric's new YouTube shows and the future of media. They also discuss the historical significance of racing and COTA and how to better officiate and equip for rain-racing. They also dissect the potential ownership role for Brad Keselowski at Roush-Fenway and the Indy 500 and F1 ups and downs last weekend.
05/17/21 Episode 134: What Hendrick's Dover dominance really means Doug and Dan get together to discuss Alex Bowman's Dover win and how HMS finishing 1-4 makes a statement. They also talk about who the standout organization is (or isn't), pressure in the point standings, cheating the inspection line, and the youth movement in IndyCar. Dan also shares stories about meeting a Delaware governor and standing in for his brother Bill in a commercial.
05/12/21 Episode 133: Darlington debate, Next Gen pitting, and drag stories With Dan and Eric out, Bud Hughes joins Doug to discuss the expectations of race fans who didn't think Darlington was a good race. They also break down how pit stops will change with the one-lug Next Gen car and what spec parts mean for longtime shop mechanics. Bud also shares fond memories of Atlanta Dragway.
05/05/21 Episode 132: Officiating and betting, the Kyle comeback, and testing The gang returns from a break with their impressions on the racing in Kansas and at Talladega. They also discuss the effect testing has on track revenue and the on-track product, how that late tire caution could upset bettors, if Kyle Busch's win was a statement, and what makes a good plate race.
04/21/21 Episode 131: Big Sunday for NASCAR, F1, IndyCar and when the fire gets dim The full crew digests Bowman's surprise Richmond win, Johnson's shaky Indy debut, the art of Lewis Hamilton's F1 comeback, the head-scratcher that is Kyle Busch, and Jen Jo Cobb's denial to run Cup.
04/14/21 Episode 130: First win-pressure, 2021 trends, driver crossover Dan and Doug dig through two exciting (and delayed) Martinsville races and talk about what Josh Berry's first NXS win means. They also talk about the struggles Harvick and Ky. Busch overcame, the pressure to win this season, and which drivers they would like to see move to NASCAR and which NASCAR drivers they'd like to see in other series.