Grip Strip Podcast Episode 26 – Air Jordan Lands in NASCAR and Much More!
Phil and Josh come back for another episode of the GSP to discuss His Airness coming to NASCAR as a team owner with Denny Hamlin and hiring Darrell “Bubba” Wallace as his driver. What should we expect from this team and what does this mean for Hamlin and Wallace long-term? Ross Chastain gets the 42 ride for 2021 and is it the start of a transition within CGR’s NASCAR program? Can Ross’s style (similar to Ernie Irvan in his early days) sustain in Cup? Finally Texas Motor Speedway loses a points race to Circuit of the Americas but somehow gets the All-Star Race. Phil loses it on TMS and Josh provides perspective on what to expect for that particular race.
Kevin Harvick defeats Kyle Busch for his 9th win of 2020 at the Bristol Night Race and continues a season that brings comparisons to Jeff Gordon’s 1998 campaign. Phil and Josh discuss the post-race comments by Busch as well as who advanced/got eliminated after round one. Chase Briscoe gets his 7th win of 2020 in XFinity and ties Austin Cindric in points as they start their playoff battle at LV. Sam Mayer gets an “upset” win at Bristol for his first Truck win and promptly jumps in an ARCA car and wins after that. Phil and Josh go over the good, bad and ugly on the Truck playoff opener.
In the GSP Roundup, 24 Hours of Le Mans recap, Supercars at The Bend Pt.1, MotoGP at Misano, DTM at Hockenheim Sprint and Garrett Gerloff breaks out in WSBK round at Catalunya. Phil and Josh preview the Russian GP weekend and whether Lewis Hamilton will tie Michael Schumacher with 91 wins at Putindrome along with what to expect from the title combatants and the midfield and F2 talk.
NASCAR tripleheader at Vegas this weekend with different tiers of the playoffs (since its NASCAR). NHRA runs the Gatornationals this weekend for their first non-Indy race since February. Supercars at The Bend Pt.2, Moto GP/Moto 2/Moto 3 at Catalunya and IMSA at Mid-Ohio with some notable absences due to COVID-19.
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