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Grip Strip Podcast Episode 132 – Encumbered Much and Everything Else

Phil and Josh return for a second episode of the GSP this week to cover F1, IndyCar and much more that we did not have time for in E131.  The guys discuss Jeremy Clements losing his playoff spot but keeping his win after a technical infraction was found at the R&D center.  At the same time, Carl Long gets screwed by NASCAR again.

23XI also announced that Bubba Wallace will be racing in the Owner’s Championship playoffs after a number swap took place between their teams.  Also, accidents in the Gen7/Next Gen brought back to the forefront during Playoff Media Day with multiple drivers speaking out. 

Formula 1 saw Max Verstappen come from 14th to win his home Grand Prix in Spa for the first time legitimately (kind of like the championship soon enough too).  Ferrari continues to eff up and screw Charles Leclerc over but the bigger news was the first lap incident between Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton which had El Plan making incendiary comments about his former teammate and seven-time World Champion.  Phil goes off on multiple aspects of this race, some drivers and more.

Silly Season ramped up in F1 with Oscar Piastri’s future being held up by a contract review board, Daniel Ricciardo stating he will not be back at McLaren and Mick Schumacher getting out of the Ferrari young driver program in lieu of losing his Haas seat.  Pierre Gasly has become the hot name to replace Alonso at Alpine to make an all French lineup but we will have to wait and see. 

In the GSP Roundup, Phil covers IMSA GT at VIR, F2/F3 at Spa last week and Zandvoort this week, MotoGP/Moto2 at Misano and the NHRA US Nationals from Indianapolis.  The guys come back to make picks for the IndyCar Grand Prix of Portland with just two races to go and seven drivers still in the fight for the title along with the Dutch Grand Prix for F1 before Fantasy Football and actual football discussion closes the show.

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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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