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Grip Strip Podcast Episode 161 – Keyboard Warriors

Phil and Josh return and pay homage to Mike Joy for a busy E161 of the GSP.  Joey Logano finally earned his first win at Atlanta on a last lap pass of former teammate Brad Keselowski.  The crew discusses the race, the track and issues that exist with the superspeedway setup they run along with great performances from an ill Tyler Reddick and the best finish of Corey Lajoie’s career. 

In XFinity, Austin Hill continues to dominate with another plate-type victory to increase his points lead and add crucial playoff points, but the real story was Josh Williams getting parked by the series due to extending a caution because of his DGM Racing team’s repairs to the car.  Phil and Josh give their thoughts on that whole fiasco and what it says about NASCAR and their officiating.  For Trucks, Christian Eckes takes McAnally Racing’s first Truck Series win in a complete wreckfest at Atlanta.

F1 raced at Jeddah for the Saudi Arabian GP, which saw Sergio Perez continue his street course mastery with a lights to flag victory.  His teammate defied team orders (per usual) and took the fastest lap on the last lap. MV finished second after starting 15th due to a driveshaft issue in qualifying. 

Verstappen was assisted greatly by a full safety car thrown for Lance Stroll’s mechanical issue on his Aston Martin.  His teammate El Plan took the lead on the start after driving out of his start box and incurring a five-second penalty.  The team then received another penalty for working on the car, but that was amended along with his second podium of the young season. 

NFL talk briefly then leads into the GSP Roundup, discussing IMSA, WEC, F2, Supercross, WRC, MotoGP/Moto2, NHRA, and Formula E prior to making previews and picks for the tripleheader at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX.  Josh provides his info during the Sim Segment prior to 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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