Five to Go

Five to Go

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Five to Go
August 20, 2019
Doug, Dan, and Eric talk all the ins and outs of Bristol, Old Bristol v. New Bristol, the playoffs, Silly Season, early retirement, and perspective after the Earnhardt Jr. plane crash.
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08/20/19 Five to Go Doug, Dan, and Eric talk all the ins and outs of Bristol, Old Bristol v. New Bristol, the playoffs, Silly Season, early retirement, and perspective after the Earnhardt Jr. plane crash.
08/13/19 Five to Go With Eric out, Doug and Dan try to find the most vulnerable Cup driver on the Playoff bubble, analyze the fuel strategy at Michigan, talk about KBM missing the Truck playoffs, and discuss which era was the best in NASCAR and why.
08/06/19 Five to Go The whole gang discusses the Watkins Glen Cup race and the rivalries that ensued. They also talk about the right way to exact revenge, the Trucks on dirt, the masterful job by winner Chase Elliott, the Jones-Bell-DiBenedetto saga, and what to make of the Johnson crew chief change.
07/29/19 Five to Go With Eric out, Doug and Dan break down Pocono and the difference between this and the June race. They also talk about drivers trending up and down heading to the playoffs and what to make of Kyle Larson's ups and downs. They also explain how the Christopher Bell situation gets more muddy and why the change in pit road rules is good.
07/23/19 Five to Go Doug, Dan, and Eric return to talk the great finishes at Kentucky and New Hampshire, the six drivers on the playoff bubble, Cup drivers that could be dead weight, racing etiquette, the enigma that Jimmie Johnson is becoming, and what the financial model of NASCAR could be in the future.
07/10/19 Five to Go Eric, Dan, and Doug analyze the surprising Haley-Spire Motorsports Daytona win, the art of blocking, and the problem with manufacturer alliances. Matt DiBenedetto joins to talk about the biggest shot of his racing career and rate his 2019 season.
07/01/19 Five to Go Young fans Devin and Drew Kupka join Doug and Dan to review Chicagoland and how Bowman held the win. They also talk about Erik Jones and Christopher Bell's Silly Season rumors, the thin line between 1st and 30th, and reminisce the final July Daytona 400.
06/11/19 Five to Go The whole gang convenes to talk about the good and bad of Monday's Michigan Cup race, what Greg Biffle's NGOTS win means for the rest of KBM, the Ross Chastain points switch, and the fury over Sebastian Vettel's win being taken away.
05/29/19 Five to Go With the full gang back, Yahoo! Sports' Jay Busbee joins the discussion on the Coca-Cola 600, driver endurance, career longevity, and a crash so bad it destroyed a rear end gear. Busbee also shares some interesting notes from his book "Earnhardt Nation" and his take on the 2020 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductees.
05/21/19 Five to Go With Eric out, Doug and Dan break down Dan's big 24 Hours of Charlotte idea, dissect Kyle Larson, explain different types of transmissions, honor the passing of several racing luminaries and our veterans, predict what the Coke 600 may display, laugh about the eleven pit road punches heard around the world, and spend some quality time on the phone with Aric Almirola.
05/16/19 Five to Go With Eric away, Doug and Dan talk about why Chevrolet's are faster in Cup, if Alex Bowman could be the next Cup winner, some oddities on the stat sheet, the All-Star rules, and Georgian Jody Ridley's underdog Dover win in 1981.
05/01/19 Five to Go Doug, Dan, and Eric welcome special in-studio guest Christ Cockrum after his first-ever NASCAR top 10 at Talladega. Cockrum explains how his small team works and how elated they were to finish and the dynamics of the draft. We also hear from Jeffrey Earnhardt and MENCS 'Dega runner-up Alex Bowman. The gang also discusses the crowd reaction to Chase Elliott's Talladega win.
04/24/19 Five to Go The whole gang digs in on which driver could make a real rival to Kyle Busch, the complicated legacy of Kurt Busch, the essence and success of local short tracks, and what the new Talladega package may produce. Talladega Superspeedway Chairman Grant Lynch and No. 41 driver Daniel Suarez also join as guests.
04/02/19 Five to Go With Von Haessler off, interns Devin Kupka (and his dad Andrew) and George Clark join Doug and Dan to discuss the major 2020 schedule changes, the interesting Texas races, Kyle Busch's big mistakes, and heat races to fix qualifying.
03/27/19 Five to Go Dan, Eric, and Doug rank each MENCS organization, talk about the time of opportunity for the smaller teams to pounce, and discuss Doug's weird diet and best/worst track food.
03/20/19 Five to Go Doug and Eric give another view on Kyle Busch's 200 NASCAR win mark, appraise the Xfinity Series, and explore the intersection of personality and championships. They also dig in on F1, IMSA, and driver psychology.
03/12/19 Five to Go Doug, Eric, and Dan rate the Phoenix racing, debate Kyle Busch's win total, discuss what the Suarez-McDowell fight really shows, talk about a new IndyCar star, and what F1's docu-series can teach NASCAR.
03/05/19 Five to Go The fellas discuss how the Vegas Cup race played out differently and if the changes were enough. They also debate whether the noncompetitive cars in the field should even show up and what changes NASCAR should make to qualifying with the new cars.
02/28/19 Five to Go Doug, Eric, and Dan discuss clean air, passing, horsepower, and restarts after an interesting Atlanta race and they look ahead to Vegas and future changes in the sport.
02/22/19 Five to Go Doug Turnbull talks with several drivers one-on-one about the new rules package, their Daytona races, and life off of the track.