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Grip Strip Podcast Episode 159 – All The Motorsports You Want

Phil and Josh return for E159 of the GSP after a busy weekend in the world of motorsports.  IndyCar opened their season at St. Pete with flying cars, tempers and running over the TV time.  However, #thesneakyswede Marcus Ericsson passed Pato O’Ward coming to three laps to go for his fourth career IndyCar victory and third on a street circuit.  The guys talk about the incidents, the key players and what to look at as the series takes a break for essentially a month.

Formula 1 was a rinse and repeat affair with Verstappen winning at Bahrain for the first time and Red Bull getting a 1-2 finish.  The story of the weekend was Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso, who battled back after a poor start to get on the podium.  Aston Martin showed great pace in testing and that also came through during the race weekend. 

On the flip side, Ferrari’s reliability issues bit Charles Leclerc again and cost him a likely podium while Carlos Sainz struggled but finished fourth.  Mercedes is well behind and has similar tire deg issues as Ferrari, but both cars finished with Sir Lewis Hamilton rounding out the top five.  Phil and Josh cover all of this and Logan Sargeant’s F1 debut which saw him finish 12th.

NASCAR had a triple-header at Las Vegas, with William Byron, Austin Hill and Kyle Busch winning in Cup, XFinity and Trucks respectively.  The biggest news though was William Clyde Elliott II breaking his leg in a snowboarding accident, having surgery and no announced time table for a return.  

A packed GSP Roundup covers F2 & F3 at Bahrain, World Superbike at Mandalika, Indy NXT at St. Pete, AMA Supercross at Daytona, NHRA season preview with the Gatornationals this weekend, Extreme E season preview with the Desert X-Prix in Saudi taking place and Supercars starting their Gen 3 era with Mustangs and Camaros at Newcastle.

Phil and Josh get back to make their picks and preview the weekend at Phoenix for Cup and XFinity prior to 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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