Grip Strip Podcast Episode 111 – Dalé! Wins Again
After a jam-packed weekend of motorsports, Phil and Josh return to cover it all in E111 of the GSP. Ross Chastain came back from nearly wrecking the field and being down a lap to win his second race of the 2022 Cup season, solidifying himself as a championship contender.
Plenty of big names suffered huge wrecks or mediocre days behind Chastain and the usual Hendrick/Gibbs domination. Gragson won the XFinity race but the coverage and attention went to Jeffrey Earnhardt, who drove the RCR 3 car like his legendary grandfather to the pole and a second place finish.
Adding to the domination was Verstappen and Red Bull who maximized their points haul throughout the weekend at Imola to cut Charles Leclerc’s lead nearly in half as they move to Miami in a couple weeks. The racing wasn’t spectacular but the conditions definitely made it difficult for all the drivers – including Lewis Hamilton who had one of the worst weekends of his legendary career.
The Roundup covered MotoGP/Moto2, F2/F3, WSBK, WRC, MotoAmerica, BTCC, NHRA, IMSA, Supercars, Formula E and DTM before leading into the IndyCar preview at Barber. Can Josef Newgarden continue his winning streak or will Alex Palou defend his race win from last year? Who could be a dark horse for this weekend?
Dover will host the Cup and XFinity Series this weekend so Phil and Josh made their picks for winners and who could surprise at the Monster Mile. Josh covers his Jacksonville Jaguars who have the #1 pick in the NFL Draft and what they should do vs. what they may do with Baalke at the helm. Phil bemoans the 49ers situation with Deebo along with Jimmy G still being around and Alex Mack’s likely retirement. The FallBrawl league is back and Josh is looking to win after two strong seasons so far. Phil just wants to get a sixth title after a long dry spell.
Josh discusses iRacing and his exploits in the 87 Cup cars along with IndyCar in his prep for the Indy 500 along with Dale Jr’s win in the Mooncar series before the 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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