227 – Daytona II: Driving Like Maniacs


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A wild conclusion to the NASCAR Cup Series regular season at Daytona International Speedway has the spotters fired up with much to say. Freddie Kraft, Brett Griffin and T.J. Majors relieve their nights at Daytona and react to all that played out through an intense race.

Bubba Wallace and Freddie came up one position shy of a victory that would have earned the No. 23 team a playoff spot. Learn what Freddie instructed Bubba to do when the last lap crash broke out and why this second-place finish is nothing to celebrate.

Brad Keselowski and T.J., and Kaz Grala and Brett fell victim to the same accident on Lap 158. Hear about the incoming missiles that took the No. 2 car out and why Grala came storming in there, landing a hard hit on Kyle Busch.

After the wreck, Busch had some strong words about what the racing product produces at superspeedway tracks. Hear the spotters take on his opinion, why drivers race like maniacs in these events and dislike it so much.

As the race neared the finish, manufacturer teamwork was setting up to determine the outcome. After the Ford cars pit early in Stage 3, the Chevrolets and Toyotas didn’t pit in time before an accident involving three of the four Rick Ware Racing cars brought out a caution. The crew reacts to the cause of the wreck and how it impacted the finish.

Prior to that yellow flag, Bubba Wallace grew frustrated over being passed by his corporate Toyota teammates after they drafted together to the lead. Freddie explains why it made him so mad that he yelled at Brett and why the Toyota camp can't seem to work together as well as the Fords.

The NASCAR Playoffs begin this weekend at Darlington Raceway. Tyler Reddick secured the final spot but the spotters thought he was doing everything to lose it on Saturday night. They discuss his aggressive driving style and how he handles mistakes.

Kevin Harvick is in the playoffs once again but now sits last on the playoff grid. How did he fall so far from being the championship favorite last season? The gang shares what has happened at Stewart-Haas Racing. Plus, they debate what to expect from the first round of the post-season and who may be eliminated early.

After 23XI Racing revealed Kurt Busch will join the team in 2022, the car unveiled featured a number pushed forward from its current position. NASCAR then confirmed the new number placement for 2022. Was this unconventional way of making a significant shift in the sport the right way to go about the news? The crew debates and shares their thoughts on the new Cup car number spot.

In Reaction Theatre, someone said hold my beer, T.J. looks for an invisible car, Chase Elliott receives zero love and Brett tells us who’s hot.

Later in What an Idiot, find out who may have cost themselves their best shot at a victory in their career.

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