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Grip Strip Podcast Episode 102 – Gumby’s Triumph, IndyCar, F1 and More

Phil and Josh return for E102 of the GSP to discuss Austin Cindric’s Daytona 500 victory in his eighth career Cup start.  The guys cover all the key drivers that featured in the Great American Race along with close calls for Phil’s drivers.  Big names were left to wait another year for that elusive Harley J. Earl Trophy while the debut of the Gen7/NextGen Car had its ups and downs. 

The IndyCar Series starts their 2022 campaign in St. Pete with Colton Herta and Andretti Autosport in the news with the impending entrance into Formula 1 (if approved).  Is it Colton’s time to win an IndyCar title or will other drivers snatch that opportunity away. 

How will Alex Palou approach his title defense along with Scott Dixon having to compete with a strong teammate in search of his seventh title?  What does Pato O’Ward and McLaren bring to the table in 2022?  Can Josef Newgarden lead the Penske team and the Bow-tie Brigade?  In a loaded rookie class, who will stand out above the rest at season’s end? 

Formula 1 has their first three days of testing at Barcelona with new regulations changing the appearance and aerodynamics on the cars.  Who fired the first shots in testing, who’s struggling and who is sandbagging as we lead towards the season start in Bahrain.

The Roundup covers the XFinity race from Daytona, the Desert X Prix from Saudi, Rally Sweden in WRC, MotoGP series testing, three-time World Champion Wayne Rainey riding his last championship bike again at Goodwood plus NHRA in Phoenix before Josh’s Sim Segment discussing the iRacing Daytona 500 and show close.


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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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