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Michelle Martinelli from USA/For The Win drops by to share details on “The Sneak” podcast that digs into the disappearance of Mario Rossi. How did this story come on their radar? Who was Mario Rossi? What went into the original reporting; how much convincing the Rossi family needed to get involved; the many theories surrounding his disappearance; w…
 
The voice of the World of Outlaws, Johnny Gibson, is always on the road going from town to town, and he explains why it’s easier just to have a motorhome. Gibson also shares what he does to stay busy between races; his propensity to take notes; how being prepared and in the right place led to his break with WoO; why his native Pennsylvania is a hot…
 
From the dirt in Thunder Valley to under the lights at Martinsville! Brett McMillan is joined by Adam Stern of The Sports Business Journal and Lewis Franck from Reuters to preview the Blue Emu 500. Plus, we discuss new venues on the circuit, why a street course might be a higher hurdle than many people expect and list the reasons why the Food City …
 
Mike Joy of NASCAR on Fox goes from the broadcast booth to interviewee this week. Joy joins the show to touch on a variety of topics like keeping track of things in the booth; knowing the moments when his words and calls have to be right; how he sets up calling the finishes of races; lessons from Barney Hall, Ken Squier, and Ned Jarrett; how the re…
 
Another race, another new winner! After Joey Logano brought home the Bristol dirt race, how long will the streak keep going? Brett McMillan is joined by Alan Cavanna from the Positive Regression podcast, as well as Motorsport.com writer Jim Utter. What did our panel think of the historic race in Thunder Valley? Plus, we found out dirt experience di…
 
Samantha Busch can add published author to her resume as her book “Fighting Infertility” is a day away from being released (March 30). In our conversation, Busch explains why writing a book was the next step of continuing to share the struggles of her and Kyle Busch to conceive a second child; what details are shared about how it has affected their…
 
Now it’s time to go play in the dirt...but can it possibly live up to the hype? Brett McMillan isn’t so sure, as we’ve been talking about this race for almost a year! On this week’s show, we’re joined by Jordan Bianchi from The Athletic and Frontstretch.com columnist Mike Neff to preview the highly anticipated dirt race in Thunder Valley. Jordan te…
 
Tad Geschickter and Grant Dexter are here for a conversation about the business side of racing and fan engagement during a pandemic. First, Geschickter talks about the start of the season for his JTG Daugherty Racing team; the parts freeze and Next Gen; getting into the sport first as a part of Proctor & Gamble advertising; the bootstrapped early d…
 
Five races, five different winners. How long until we see a driver earn their second win of the season? Brett McMillan is joined by Reid Spencer of the NASCAR Wire Service and Charlotte Observer reporter Alex Andrejev to discuss Martin Truex Jr.’s win at Phoenix. After “only” winning once last year, is MTJ poised to be a title contender again in 20…
 
A brief chat with Aric Almirola on what he’s doing to create content and show behind the scenes of his life with his YouTube channel; if NASCAR could benefit from more documentary type content; now 10 years into a full Cup career, how Almirola has had to evolve and change over the years; if he likes how the racing has changed over the years; if the…
 
Hendrick Motorsports has gone back-to-back, are they going to be in the mix every weekend now? Brett McMillan is joined by Jeff Hammond of SiriusXM and NASCAR on Fox’s Bob Pockrass to discuss the Pennzoil 400 and Kyle Larson’s fast start with his new team. What does Larson’s runs to this point say, if anything, about Jimmie Johnson? Now that Hendri…
 
It was a rough two weeks in Daytona for Hattori Racing but crew chief Scott Zipadelli was optimistic going in Las Vegas thing would turn around. Before earning a third-place finish over the weekend, Zipadelli joined the show to discuss his program; how his relationship with Austin Hill has developed over the years; what kind of a personality Zipade…
 
With the way this season’s starting, it’s a great time to head to Vegas and put some money on a longshot! On this week’s show, Brett McMillan is joined by Lee Spencer from RacinBoys.com and NBC Sports columnist Dustin Long. With three surprising winners to start 2021, is there something that can pinpoint to so much parity? William Byron and Rudy Fu…
 
Ben Rhodes is undefeated in 2021 in Truck Series competition, so does that mean the competition should look at his team differently this year? Rhodes joins the show to discuss; plus what victory lane has been like in the COVID era; if not having multiple wins in a season ever weighed on him or brought worries about job security; why Rhodes thinks t…
 
Another race, another first-time winner and the playoff battle is already heating up! Brett McMillan is joined by NBC’s Nate Ryan and Chris Knight of Catchfence.com to discuss Christopher Bell’s victory at Daytona and look ahead to the first “real” race of 2021. With two playoff slots already taken, could one of NASCAR’s biggest stars get left out …
 
Freddie Kraft, spotter for Bubba Wallace, joined the show right before the season began to share what his offseason was like and what his spotting plans are for the 2021 season. Kraft explains his relationship with Wallace; how drivers go through vetting spotters; a season he dreaded with Greg Biffle; knowing the drivers he won’t work with; defendi…
 
Except for the rain, that was a heck of a way to start the season! And don’t get it twisted, Michael McDowell winning at Daytona might be a surprise, but it’s no fluke. Brett McMillan is joined by Alan Cavanna, co-host of the Positive Regression podcast, and Racer.com writer Kelly Crandall to recap the Daytona 500. Now that the first playoff spot i…
 
Rick Houston (of the Scene Vault Podcast) has put together a 10-episode podcast documentary set to drop on the 20th anniversary of the 2001 Daytona 500. Houston walks us through putting together something on the 2000 and 2001 seasons and the rash of driver deaths; the people connected to those drivers that he was able to interview for the project; …
 
Mr. Haupt takes over hosting duties to interview Mr. Castagna and senior Cameron Hines about their collaboration on the LLS fundraiser, "Running For Ralph." The campaign was inspired by the death of Mr. Castagna's brother to lymphoma in September. If you'd like to donate to the cause or simply learn more about Ralph's story, visit Mr. Castagna's LL…
 
Up next in our series of student-led interviews, senior Ethan Crandall talks with senior Alec DiCesare about his background in track and cross country as well as his plans to continue running in college. Alec also shares the story of his "Bathroom Zoom" faux pas from the fall. This one's not to be missed! For the visually inclined, you can watch al…
 
Crank ‘em up! How are we feeling about the new Daytona speedweek schedule? Brett McMillan is once again joined by PRN’s Brad Gillie for the 2021 season preview edition of the Pit Reporters. First, we hear from NASCAR.com reporter Jonathan Merryman, who tells us his favorite storylines entering the season Denny Hamlin is looking for a record third-s…
 
Kip Childress wears two hats for NASCAR as both the assistant Cup Series director and the pace car driver. In today’s episode, we dig into both roles by discussing a variety of topics. First, what his offseason to-do lists consist of; breaking down his responsibilities in the garage; being a sounding board and go-to person for teams; the new way of…
 
Denny Hamlin got a contract extension...will he win a championship before it’s up? Brett McMillan is joined by PRN’s Brad Gillie, as well as FS1’s Adam Alexander and Lewis Franck of Reuters as we look forward to racing at Daytona and the 2021 season. Now that Hamlin and FedEx are locked into the No. 11 car for a few more years, we look back on when…
 
Sheldon Creed is back on the podcast, but now he does so as the reigning Camping World Truck Series champion. Creed shares what his offseason has been like and getting into dirt racing; if his championship accomplishment has set in and why he doesn’t want to pay attention to the press clippings; keeping the team together; growing into the NASCAR en…
 
In the first in a series of student-led interviews, senior Ava Scattergood talks with senior Sarah Psaila about her life in music. From her earliest influences to the band she's started with some of her classmates to her experience with marching band during quarantine to her plans for the future, Sarah tells us all about just how integral a part of…
 
Cliff Daniels and his group haven’t changed anything regarding a seat in their race cars in over 15 years, but with Jimmie Johnson retired and Kyle Larson entering it has made for an even busier offseason. Daniels, the crew chief of the No. 5 team, chats about how things are going getting prepared for Daytona; how he’s been adjusting to the role wi…
 
New NASCAR driver Santino Ferrucci is excited and ready for the challenge for stock cars. This week, Ferrucci explains how a deal to run Xfinity Series races with Sam Hunt Racing came to be; people he talked to about making a transition to NASCAR; anticipating habits Ferrucci will have to break in stock cars; the first impression from a late model …
 
Jacob Seelman of Speed Sport is here to help provide a helpful and fun preview of this week’s Chili Bowl Nationals and how it’s going to look in a pandemic. Seelman explains the draw of the prestigious midget car event; how many will make the feature event; how the week of practice and prelims work; his racing connection and background, and how lon…
 
Greg Zipadelli, the competition director at Stewart-Haas Racing, brings us inside the race shop to share how even in the offseason the team is trying to stay safe while preparing for a new race season. Zipadelli also explains how the coronavirus pandemic has changed his job; what it has been like to hold virtual competition meetings with the teams;…
 
Trish Suhr joins me in the virtual booth to talk sports, life and the life of sports in 2020. Bubbles, empty seats, new relationships, senior communities and a championship for Trish's Dodgers. This episode has it all! Happy Holidays! #ladypowerErin Foley: IG @erinkfoley, Twitter @erinfoleycomicTrish Suhr: IG @TrishSuhrwww.sportswithoutballs.comPle…
 
Hear all about the fall play, The Election, direct from the mouths of its co-leads, senior Ava Scattergood and junior Grant Neff. Find out what it was like filming a play while under quarantine, hear all about how Ava and Grant balanced the serious and the sophomoric in setting the tone for a satire, and learn how acting will play a part in both of…
 
Zane Smith came up just short in the Camping World Truck Series title fight and afterward described it as a ‘disgusting feeling.’ On the podcast this week, Smith explains if he still feels that way now that the dust has settled; earning Rookie of the Year honors; when the thinking shifted from competitive rookie season to championship; experiencing…
 
Austin Cindric is now a NASCAR champion and he tries to explain what was different for him and his Team Penske team this season to claim the Xfinity Series title. Cindric joins the show to also discuss filling the void left by Christopher Bell, Tyler Reddick, and Cole Custer; having Roger Penske in attendance and what it’s like to hear the ‘voice o…
 
Newly crowned NHRA Funny Car champion Matt Hagan joins the show today to discuss his third world title and the many reasons why it meant so much. Hagan also shares his thoughts on how the NHRA schedule shook out because of the pandemic; doing a longer burnout when realizing he won the championship and what it’s like not to be involved in the champi…
 
Danielle Trotta is the co-host of ‘On-Track’ on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio with Larry McReynolds and is helping put a bow on what we saw this season. Trotta shares about broadcasting through the pandemic and how the channel was affected; the approach to offseason content and conversation; the dynamic and relationship between Trotta and McReynolds; prepa…
 
Senior Jacob Paugh co-hosts our Homecoming episode alongside Mr. Castagna. This episode was recorded live at the Homecoming streaming event, during which Jacob and Mr. C discussed mask and Zoom etiquette, weighed the odds on each Homecoming candidate, and engaged in an in-depth Q & A with Jacob's band, Red Shelled Turtle.…
 
Meghan Miley is the Sr. Director of Racing Operations for NASCAR, so she will take us inside how things get done. Miley explains exactly what her job entails and having to deal with race teams; how programs like Dash 4 Cash and The Trip come to be; the dynamic on the team with others like the recognizable Steve O’Donnell and John Bobo; what her wee…
 
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