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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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