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Episode 264: Trun-Coke-ated 600 and Dan's fix for the finish

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Episode 264: Trun-Coke-ated 600 and Dan's fix for the finish
May 29, 2024
Doug returns to help conduct the symphony of Devin's dispatches from Charlotte Motor Speedway (including his thoughts on fan attendance) and Dan's fixes for the Stenhouse penalty and the abrupt calling of the Coke 600. They also discuss the Indy double and Hendrick's designs, midseason surprises, and the Custer v. Hill revenge.
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07/03/24 Episode 269: The Monster Nash, short Chicago, what happened to Deegan? Doug and Dan hear Devin's dispatches from the grounds of Nashville Superspeedway, including his view of all of the late race, fuel-saving drama, record-overtime, and Logano's Playoff buster. They also talk Silly Season rumors in Cup and Xfinity, the Xfinity and Trucks Playoffs, a sneaky short Chicago race, and, Almirola v. Wallace, Hailie Deegan's rookie turn.
06/26/24 Episode 268: Difficulties calling a rainy race, questioning Silly Season moves Doug returns with Dan and Devin to discuss the intricacies of officiating rain delays and wet races and rate Christopher Bell after his win. They also talk about tire strategy, another Kyle Busch travesty, and preview Nashville. Then they discuss Briscoe to JGR and why his choice could have been surprising. They also talk about John Force's injury and the race track real estate business.
06/18/24 Episode 267: Iowa recap, Truex retirement Devin Kupka and Dan Elliott recap Iowa Speedway's inaugural Cup weekend. Discussion over tires, were teams too aggressive or did Goodyear adjust. A look at the NASCAR Cup Series standings, and should drivers have a say in repaving a track. Devin and Dan go over Martin Truex Jr. retiring from full time competition at the end of the year.
06/12/24 Episode 266: Sizzling Sonoma, Iowa questions, and another honor for the Riceman Doug, Dan, and Devin take a deep dive on the Xfinity and Cup Series battles at Sonoma Raceway, as Doug gives his view from Turns 2 and 3. They also breakdown NASCAR's reported latest charter offer to Cup teams, the end of an era at FOX, and the strange repave at Iowa Speedway. They also share soundbites from Doug Rice at his Sonoma Walk of Fame induction and Richard Petty on how he got one of his nicknames.
06/04/24 Episode 265: Gateway to the Playoffs and S(HR)illy Season Racing superfan and upstart journalist Adam Crooks joins Doug, Devin, and Dan to discuss the fan experience at the Indy 500 and how fans reacted to the last-lap pass. They also discuss Gateway, the points-shift with Cindric's win, Larson-waiver-gate, and the SHR shuttering fallout. They also weigh in on the 2025 NASCAR HOF inductees.
05/29/24 Episode 264: Trun-Coke-ated 600 and Dan's fix for the finish Doug returns to help conduct the symphony of Devin's dispatches from Charlotte Motor Speedway (including his thoughts on fan attendance) and Dan's fixes for the Stenhouse penalty and the abrupt calling of the Coke 600. They also discuss the Indy double and Hendrick's designs, midseason surprises, and the Custer v. Hill revenge.
05/21/24 Episode 263: Look back over NASCAR All-Star Race Weekend at North Wilkesboro Devin Kupka and Dan Elliott go over Joey Logano's dominant win in the 40th running of the NASCAR All-Star Race. They discuss about the fight between Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Kyle Busch. Atlanta Motor Speedway's second date moving back to a summer night race, and cities bidding to host NASCAR races. They also give a preview of the Coke 600 weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
05/14/24 Episode 262: Darlington review, NASCAR in Season Tournament, All-Star Race weekend Devin Kupka and Dan Elliott go over the Cup race at Darlington, discuss about Brad Keselowski breaking 110 race winless streak, the scuffle between Tyler Reddick and Chris Buescher on Sunday. They also talk about silly season rumors, and Micheal McDowell moving on from Front Row Motorsports to Spire Motorsports. The boys discuss about the NASCAR in Season Tournament set to launch in 2025, and they give a preview of NASCAR All-Star race weekend at North Wilkesboro.
05/08/24 Episode 261: Closest finish in NASCAR Cup Series history, charter updates Devin Kupka and Dan Elliott break down the closest finish in NASCAR Cup Series history. They also go over all the latest updates on the charter system agreements and discuss Stewart-Haas Racing potentially selling some of their charters and merging with Front Row Motorsports. Dan and Devin also travel back to 1985 ahead of throwback weekend at Darlington.
04/30/24 Episode 260: Hamlin wins Dover, is parity over in next-gen era? Devin Kupka and Dan Elliott go over Denny Hamlin's third win of the season at Dover. They go in depth on the current Cup Series point standings, and manufacturing standings to see where everybody is lined up. Discuss about the next-gen car and how it may have lost it's parity, and a look ahead to Kansas this weekend.
04/22/24 Episode 259: Reddick wins Talladega, fuel strategy on superspeedways Devin Kupka and Dan Elliott breakdown Tyler Reddick's win at Talladega. They debate about the fuel saving strategies used on the superspeedways so far in 2024 and whether it needs to stay or go. Eric Jones injury and who could replace them, they also discuss about what's going on with scoring pylons and give a Dover Motor Speedway preview.
04/02/24 Episode 258: Chase Elliott winless streak snapped, Hendrick dominance continues Devin Kupka and Dan Elliott go over Chase Elliott breaking his 42-race winless streak. They discuss Hendrick Motorsports continence of domination in the 2024 season so far. Kupka and Elliott breakdown Jimmie Johnson's comments on the next-gen car and give a Talladega preview.
03/26/24 Episode 257: Hendrick 40th Anniversary win, short track package thoughts, Stewart-Haas charters Devin Kupka and Dan Elliott are back to discuss Martinsville weekend, and go over Hendrick Motorsports historic win on Sunday. They give their overall thoughts on short track package this year. Is Stewart-Haas going to sell some of their charters and downsize their operation.
03/26/24 Episode 256: COTA review, how far can Zilisch go, North Wilkesboro sinkhole Devin Kupka and Dan Elliott go over all the racing that took place at Circuit of the Americas. They breakdown Byron's win and discuss the rapidly rising star Connor Zilisch. Dale Jr. giving short track racer Bubba Pollard a shot at NASCAR, and a dive into what's inside the sinkhole opened up at North Wilkesboro Speedway. The crew also give a Richmond preview.
03/19/24 Episode 255: Scraping the tires from Bristol, is it time for Ford to panic, COTA preview Devin Kupka and Dan Elliott go in depth with the tire situation at Bristol. They discuss whether NASCAR and Goodyear will allow more tire wear in races going forward and should Ford be concerned with the results so far in 2024. They also give a preview of COTA weekend.
03/11/24 Episode 254: Phoenix recap, short track package thoughts, and a Bristol preview Devin Kupka and Dan Elliott breakdown the latest races at Phoenix raceway. The decision on RFK's appeal to Chirs Buescher's tire coming off at Vegas. Where does Austin Hill go for a full-time cup ride. Kupka and Elliott also throw it back to 1992 for Bristol's race weekend.
03/06/24 Episode 253: Kyle Larson Dominating Vegas, Rajah Caruth in NASCAR History Books Doug Turnbull gives an update for the Five To Go Podcast. Devin Kupka and Dan Elliott break down everything from Las Vegas, including the close finish between Kyle Larson and Tyler Reddick, Rajah Caruth winning his first Truck race. They also discuss Chris Buescher's tire problem, and the future of the way racers are being developed and coming from.
02/28/24 Episode 252: The ins and outs of an epic AMS Cup race Doug, Dan, and Devin breakdown an exciting and historic AMS race and finish and the ingredients that made it play out this way. They also talk about Suarez's win and what that means for his future, TV ratings bumps, and SHR and Logano's penalties. They also discuss a pit road fight and suspension.
02/23/24 Episode 251: Daytona vs. Atlanta, Kyle Busch - live from Cheddar's Devin and Doug huddle in an Atlanta Motor Speedway Media Center closet and talk about William Byron's statement Daytona 500 win and why grading that race was tough. They also preview the Atlanta race weekend and try to gauge how AMS will race - like Daytona or not? And Kyle Busch joins on location from the McDonough Cheddar's to talk about Daytona and Atlanta racing, backup cars, how a driver's schedule has changed in his 20 years, and how long he wants to keep racing.
02/16/24 Episode 250: 500 diving, polesitter Joey Logano one-on-one Doug, Devin, and Dan break down the Duels and what they could spell for the Daytona 500 and also discuss manufacturer pecking orders. Joey Logano joins to talk about the rough ride in qualifying and how they adjust for the race. The crew looks at the driver swaps in Trucks and Xfinity and discuss things that could help and hurt NASCAR 2024.