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Grip Strip Podcast Episode 143 – Championship Season

Phil and Josh welcome Talking In Circles creator Clayton Caldwell back to the GSP to discuss all the happenings at Phoenix Raceway for NASCAR championship weekend.  The crew covers Joey Logano becoming a two-time Cup Series champ and the first multiple champion for Ford since David Pearson. 

They also discuss the other four drivers racing for titles along with the shocking news of Coy Gibbs passing.  News of Jimmie Johnson returning to NASCAR as a part owner of Petty GMS along with a limited schedule along with Project 91 news is also went over. 

Ty Gibbs won the XFinity title after a tumultuous week leading up to the race and having to deal with the loss of his father soon after.  JRM had three of four drivers in the final but all had issues on pit road at some point which played a part in their inability to defeat the JGR driver. 

Zane Smith was similarly dominant in the Truck Series finale to give Front Row Motorsports their first championship.  The big news for that series is Kyle Busch Motorsports going to Chevy and having Chase Purdy as their full time competitor for the title along with partnering with Rev Racing to bring ARCA champion Nick Sanchez up to run for ROTY. 

The GSP Roundup covers Pecco Bagnaia winning Ducati’s first MotoGP title since 2007 with Casey Stoner along with the first Italian champ since his mentor Valentino Rossi in 2009.   Moto2 saw Augusto Fernandez lock up the title before moving up to MotoGP.  Super GT saw Nissan win their first title since 2015 and the Calsonic Impul team win for the first time since 1995 along with Iron Lynx being announced as the factory team for Lamborghini in the LMDh category, WRC preview for Rally Japan and WSBK in Indonesia. 

Phil and Josh go over Week 9 for NFL both with their regular and fantasy teams before doing the preview and picks for the Brazilian Grand Prix before Josh’s Sim Segment 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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