Phil and Josh return to start season three of the Grip Strip Podcast while covering the 2021 IndyCar season. The guys discuss Alex Palou coming to Chip Ganassi Racing and winning his first title in only his second season. The balance between youth and experience was shown throughout the season with Palou, Pato O’Ward, and Colton Herta standing out while veterans Scott Dixon and Josef Newgarden made their presence felt.
Outside of the season-long title fight, the biggest story of the year came from Helio Castro-Neves when he beat Palou to win his fourth Indy 500 in May. Phil and Josh go into what that race meant and the memories from after the events themselves. The guys go over the silly season and who moves in and out of the series while focusing on what James Hinchcliffe’s addition to the TV booth will mean for NBC.
Initial discussions of title favorites, drivers that need to step up, and what the rookie battle will look like taking place before the GSP Roundup covering news in F1, NASCAR, the Rolex 24 for IMSA, Chili Bowl and the Dakar Rally. Josh gets to rant about his Jaguars and the clown masks with staches that fans will wear to the stadium when his team plays the Indianapolis Colts. Phil discusses the 49ers chances in LA to make the playoffs and prevent a complete meltdown and disappointment of a season.
Josh goes over stuff in the iRacing world and sim racing before the show closes.
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