Now that the 2023 NASCAR Championship 4 have been decided for the Craftsman Truck Series, Xfinity Series, and the Cup Series, Erik and D.J. recap the finale in Phoenix (well, Avondale). In addition, D.J. talks about his trip to Phoenix Raceway for the Xfinity championship, and we talk about a wild weekend at Interlagos for Formula 1.
Nascar Championship Recap, D.J.’s Visit To Phoenix Raceway, Interlagos Chaos
Erik and D.J. kick off this all-new episode with some trivia! Now that Kevin Harvick has retired, who are the five most experienced drivers (based on debut date) in the NASCAR Cup Series? Listen and find out! First off, time to recap the entire championship weekend starting with the disaster of a Craftsman Truck Series race on Friday Night that resulted in several overtime restarts, Corey Heim seeking revenge on Carson Hocevar likely costing Grant Enfinger a title, and more.
Next, we move on and discuss D.J.’s trip to Phoenix Raceway for the Xfinity Series Championship race, D.J. missed out an opportunity to see the Garage 56 car in person, but otherwise saw a great race with Cole Custer taking the season championship. We move onto Sunday and discuss Ryan Blaney vs Ross Chastain’s battle and NBC largely ignoring Ross’ win and focusing on Blaney. We do note that if you’re old enough to remember the Winston Cup (pre-playoff) finales, it wasn’t common for the Championship Winner to win the race and TV largely ignored the race winner to focus on the season champion.
Finally, we close out the show after a brief technical difficulty of D.J.’s Internet cutting out discussing Formula 1 at Interlagos. Topics include the severe weather during qualification, Charles LeClerc’s incident during the formation lap, Alex Albon and Kevin Magnussen’s wreck on the first turn of lap 1, and the exciting battle for 3rd between Fernando Alonso and Sergio Perez.
Next up is the much-criticized, but highly anticipated Las Vegas Grand Prix! We’ll be hosting Garage Talk LIVE Raceday during the broadcast on our streaming channels (Facebook, Twitch, YouTube). Erik will most likely be late to the event so we’ll be announcing D.J.’s guest co-host here soon!
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