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Grip Strip Podcast Episode 139 – Pandora’s Box

Phil and Josh come back for E139 of the GSP and have on regular contributor Joe Passero from Fansided/Beyond The Flag to discuss all the major news stories from Las Vegas and NASCAR.  The guys cover Joey Logano earning his way into the Final Four of the Cup Series Playoffs but the bigger story was the incident between Darrell Wallace, Jr. and Kyle Larson.

All three give their takes on the incident and what they expect for a penalty based on previous precedent.  The crew also give their thoughts on Kurt Busch and leaving the sport full-time after the injuries suffered at Pocono Raceway along with the immediate move of Tyler Reddick into the No.45 for 2023.  Joe also gives his thoughts on the Roval and the issues that took place during the cutoff race since he attended live along with the penalty to the 41.

Gene Haas attended the Vegas race while his co-owner Anthony Wayne Stewart was in Dallas for NHRA.  Haas and Stewart disagree regarding the lineup for 2023 along with Gene giving out further news about their current lead driver. What do all of these things mean for SHR in the short and long term?  

On the XFinity side, Josh Berry took his third win of 2022 while also locking into the Final Four.  JRM had a 1-2-3 for the second year in the row.  Each series points are looked at and thoughts on who needs to run well leading into Homestead.  Phil, Josh and Joe make their picks and preview the triple header event at Homestead which will set the Final Four on the Truck side while the other two series will have Martinsville to determine the their championship grid.   


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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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