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Grip Strip Podcast Episode 66 – The Bucket of Stuff Edition

After Kyle Busch’s colorful description of his car Sunday at Nashville Superspeedway, Phil felt it was a great way to go over this weeks motorsports landscape on the GSP.  Phil and Josh go over Max Verstappen getting another victory in the French GP after great teamwork by Red Bull and strategy made up for a rare error by the current points leader.  The guys discuss who they believe is in front at the moment and what Mercedes must change for Lewis Hamilton to take the fight to Red Bull in Austria along with the midfield battle. 

IndyCar at Road America was a Josef Newgarden masterclass…until it wasn’t after a late-race caution for Ed Jones.  Alex Palou was the beneficiary and regained the points lead in the process while teammate Scott Dixon stayed within striking distance.  Phil and Josh go over the good, bad and ugly of a competitive race and weekend at one of America’s best race tracks. 

NASCAR at Nashville continued the trend of Kyle’s (Larson and Busch) winning and dominating.  Larson won his 4th race of 2021 while Clyde got DQed for loose lugnuts.  Issues for multiple drivers regarding brakes and tires came up during the day which were the only things that slowed down the Yung Money train.  Busch earned his 100th XFinity win and only has two more races this year till a possible retirement from that series.  Ryan Preece earned his first career Truck Series win for DGR to provide greater momentum and data to the young drivers on that team while John Hunter Nemechek struggled. 

SRX saw Tony Stewart earn his first victory as a driver at Knoxville Raceway after winning 11 Knoxville Nationals as a car owner.  Smoke beat Deegan and Ernie Francis, Jr. to solidify his early points lead.  The series responded to fan feedback and provided a tight, concise telecast which Faux could learn from. 

The Roundup was busy with MotoGP/Moto2 talk from Sachsenring and Assen on deck, Supercars at Hidden Valley, DTM at Monza, Indy Lights at Road America, Formula E in Mexico, entry list for the 6 Hours at The Glen, W Series preview with their return at Austria this weekend and a moment or two on BTCC till Phil couldn’t get any information handily. 

Preview’s of the F1 Styrian GP and NASCAR at Pocono along with picks came next before Josh’s Sim Segment and calling it an evening. 

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Passionate and knowledgeable Motorsports fan along with love of football, baseball and fantasy sports. Podcaster, bowler, reader and currently working full-time while still pursuing my passions.

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