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Episode 221: Big SHR and JGR moves, the Playoff bubble, and golfing at AMS

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Episode 221: Big SHR and JGR moves, the Playoff bubble, and golfing at AMS
June 22, 2023
Doug, Dan, and Devin talk about Josh Berry's move to the SHR No. 4 car and who they thought the leading candidates were beforehand. Dan breaks down why raw driver talent is not as prominent as in the past. The crew talks about the investors buying into JGR and the major sponsor model. They then discuss drivers on the Playoff bubble and in Chase Elliott can win in the regular season. Then Devin talks about driving golf balls off the AMS roof and shares some schedule insights from Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
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