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Episode 209: COTA, outrage, manners, and Todd Gilliland

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Episode 209: COTA, outrage, manners, and Todd Gilliland
March 31, 2023
Doug, Dan, and Devin break down Reddick's dominance at Circuit of the Americas and talk about Suarez's pit road actions, Bubba Wallace's head space, and driver etiquette. Then Todd Gilliland joins to talk about switching back and forth between race teams and his future.
Date Name
05/12/23 Episode 215: A Kansas classic Doug, Dan, and Devin discuss the last-lap pass and the punch both heard around the world. They discuss if F1 can actually surpass NASCAR in the states and they give probabilities for winless drivers to win before 2023 in Cup.
05/03/23 Episode 214: Truex family wins and Silly Season, Toyota-Legacy, and a Berry bomb With Devin away, Doug returns with Dan to talk about Martin Truex Jr.'s Dover win and how that affects any retirement talk. They also discuss Ryan Truex's breakthrough and his future prospects, the performance of RFK Racing, Austin Dillon's woes, and Chastain's chrome horn. Then they talk about the surprise move of Legacy MC to Toyota and the big news shaping Josh Berry's Cup future.
04/19/23 Episode 212: All sorts of tire talk and the penalty NASCAR needs to issue more often Doug, Dan, and Devin debrief after a Martinsville race that left something to be desired. They also discuss tire fall off and the lack of passing and NASCAR's shy use of the rain tires in the Truck Series race. They also talk about Carson Hocevar finally stepping over the line in NASCAR's eyes.
04/12/23 Episode 211: Dirt rasslin, Preece vs. Larson, inconsistency, and remembering Capt. Herb Doug, Dan, and Devin reflect on Captain Herb Emory's racing show on the anniversary of his passing. They also tackle the racing and the drivers that excelled at Bristol dirt and the new Preece vs. Larson clash. And they discuss inconsistencies with the caution flags and with the penalty appeals board.
04/05/23 Episode 210: Richmond and Texas reconsidered and fallout from the Hendrick decision Doug, Dan, and Devin discuss the short track package and better racing at Richmond, the first wins of Chandler Smith and Carson Hocevar, if Xfinity Series is NASCAR's best product, and is Texas showing signs of racing improvement. They also consider the repercussions and fairness of Hendrick Motorsports' points being given back.
03/31/23 Episode 209: COTA, outrage, manners, and Todd Gilliland Doug, Dan, and Devin break down Reddick's dominance at Circuit of the Americas and talk about Suarez's pit road actions, Bubba Wallace's head space, and driver etiquette. Then Todd Gilliland joins to talk about switching back and forth between race teams and his future.
03/23/23 Episode 208: Waxing poetic on AMS, previewing COTA, and Chandler Smith Doug, Dan, and Devin recount their weekend on the ground at Atlanta Motor Speedway and the exciting Logano win on Sunday and some driver's thoughts post-race. They also discuss the Williams, Hamlin, and Hendrick penalties. Then they preview COTA, including Allmendinger's outlook on it. And Chandler Smith gives us 20 good minutes on racing, family, and faith.
03/15/23 Episode 207: On Phoenix, Atlanta, teammates, rivalries, and Hendrick Devin and Doug talk about the new short track package's performance and Phoenix and the Hendrick dominance there. They also discuss the potential impact of any Hendrick penalties, Hamlin vs. Chastain - is it over?, and teammates tangling in Xfinity Series. Then they preview Atlanta and talk about some changes on pit road.
03/08/23 Episode 206: Vegas, Phoenix, and all sorts of Chase Doug, Dan, and Devin discuss a tepid Vegas race and on whether we have a big enough sample size for trends. They also discuss Phoenix and the short track package and compare some metrics from recent races. Then they discuss Chase Elliott's injury, Playoff eligibility, and drivers' free time.
02/22/23 Episode 204: Stenhouse's big triumph and all the 500 ins and outs Doug, Dan, and Devin discuss the various storylines from the 65th Daytona 500, including the characteristics of the pack and what the win means for Stenhouse Jr. They also discuss the strange Fontana construction timeline and why this race could be one of the better ones of the year.
02/21/23 Episode 203: The Unpredictable 500 and Connor Daly Doug, Devin, and Dan share what they expect in Sunday's Great American Race...and how handicapping any winner is extremely difficult. They also discuss the Suarez and Bowman extensions, Toyota expansion, and the call for NASCAR to penalize drivers for crashes. Then Connor Daly joins to explain how his Daytona 500 ride came together and his successful "Speed Street" podcast.
02/08/23 Episode 202: Clash speculation, late Silly Season, Auto Club questions Doug, Dan, and Devin discuss all things on and off the track around Sunday's Clash, including why people are talking about moving the location and/or date. They also discuss some surprising Todd Gilliland news and just what they think may or may not be going on at Auto Club Speedway. They also talk about the elimination of the "top 30" rule for the Playoffs.
02/01/23 Episode 201: Big NASCAR rule changes and the Garage 56 driver lineup Doug, Devin, and Dan convene to discuss the Rolex 24, SpeedFest, and the Garage 56 Le Mans lineup. They also break down NASCAR's latest competition rules and how much difference they really will make. The crew also predicts how hard drivers will race in this weekend's Clash.
01/25/23 Episode 200: Devin's Daytona 500 hot take on his 21st b'day! Devin Kupka returns on his big birthday and tells Doug and Dan about why he thinks the Daytona 500 has lost its luster to younger fans. The crew also talks about the Phoenix test and Doug downplays the optimism in preseason predictions.
01/17/23 Episode 199: Harvick and news in two 500s Doug and Dan convene again to discuss some major recent NASCAR stories: Kevin Harvick's farewell tour, Travis Pastrana attempting the Daytona 500, Petty GMS Racing renaming to Legacy Motor Club, Jimmie Johnson's car number, Kyle Larson in the 2024 Indy 500, and more.
12/20/22 Episode 198: Exhibition races, Garage 56, and when Silly Season will start again Doug, Dan, and Devin return after a few weeks away to discuss the news of owners considering exhibition races and how that plays into the rights negotiations. They also talk about driver moves in Xfinity and Trucks (including what to expect from Hailie Deegan) and which series puts on the best on-track product. The crew also muses about Garage 56 and the advantage it could bring to Hendrick. And they share which driver could set off the entire Silly Season before the regular season starts.
11/22/22 Episode 197: France, Preece, Custer, Gibbs, and driver surprises Doug, Dan, and Devin take deep dives on the legacy of Brian France, the SHR Preece replacement of Custer, Gibbs driving the 54 car, and 2022 driver surprises.
11/15/22 Episode 196: Silly Season booms and busts and the rapid tides of change Doug, Dan, and Devin discuss teammate behavior after Verstappen's F1 slight and they rate their most and least interesting Cup Series Silly Season moves. Then they each get introspective on what has changed in NASCAR in Dan's 50+ years, Doug's 20+ years, and Devin's five+ years participating in and following and covering it.
11/08/22 Episode 195: Ultimate peaks and valleys in the desert Doug, Dan, and Devin reflect on the loss of Coy Gibbs and the immediate effect on JGR this past weekend and in the near future. They also size up Logano's championship run, the efforts of the other three Championship Four at Phoenix, and some interesting stats from the 2022 Cup season. They also discuss Ty Gibbs' and Zane Smith's championship runs and Jimmie Johnson's return to NASCAR.
11/04/22 Episode 194: The Melon-Bell-Ty talk Doug, Dan, and Devin try to process just how clutch Christopher Bell has been and how that sets him up against Elliott, Logano, and Chastain for Phoenix. They also breakdown both the sheer disbelief of Ross Chastain's last lap video game passes, including concerns about the move and the evolution of driver ethics. Then they discuss Ty Gibbs' move on Brandon Jones and what that says for his reputation and future.