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Grip Strip Podcast Episode 126 – Points & Health

Phil and Josh return for E126 of the GSP to discuss the craziness that ensued at Pocono Raceway which saw the winner and second place driver disqualified along with plenty of penalties outside of this.  Denny Hamlin crossed the line first with pole-sitter Kyle Busch finishing second and no selling his car owner Joe Gibbs in the process but William Clyde Elliott II took the win after post-race inspection due to tape underneath the wrap. 

The guys discuss all the penalties, the racing and the crowd itself with The Tricky Triangle having a great turnout even though it was boiling hot.  Ty Gibbs made his Cup debut in place of Kurt Busch who was ruled out after concussion like symptoms from a qualifying crash and did a solid job.  Noah Gragson held off Gibbs the day before in the XFinity while Chandler Smith put himself in great position for Truck Series championship after a dominant performance in the Truck Series regular season finale. 

For the IndyCar Series, Josef Newgarden dominated race one at Iowa Speedway and was on his way to another win before crashing and eventually having to be flown out of the track.  The beneficiary from Newgarden’s rare error was Pato O’Ward, who reinserts himself into the title battle.  Phil and Josh go over the races and points leading into Indianapolis Road Course.

At the French Grand Prix, Max Verstappen benefits from another Charles Leclerc error/Ferrari mechanical issue which saw Leclerc crash out of an F1 race lead for the third time in 2022.  Mercedes with Sir Lewis Hamilton and George Russell gave The Silver Arrows their first double podium of the season with Ferrari screwing up Carlos Sainz strategy. 

On the GSP Roundup, Phil goes over F2 and W Series in France along with adding F3 at Hungary, Formula E at London, Supercars at The Bend and World Superbike at the Czech Republic.  The guys go over NASCAR Cup/XFinity at IMS Road Course along with the Truck Series Playoff opener at Lucas Oil Raceway Park along with picks.

Phil and Josh also preview the IndyCar race at the Indy Road Course along with the Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix before NFL Talk, Josh’s Sim Segment and 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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