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Door Bumper Clear

English, Sports, 1 season, 421 episodes, 4 days, 57 minutes
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Door Bumper Clear is in its seventh year of bringing unparalleled insight from the world of NASCAR to its rapidly expanding fan base. Hosted by veteran spotters Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft, as well as industry insider Casey Boat, this podcast is an influential voice with a comedic, bold and transparent bent. Whether it’s recapping the previous race, reacting to rumors or engaging in debate, Door Bumper Clear is the go-to podcast for the edgy race fan.
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335 | Iowa: “If You Build It, They Will Come”

Casey Boat, TJ Majors, Brett Griffin, and Freddie Kraft are back in the studio to recap the inaugural Cup race from Iowa Speedway. With Martin Truex Jr.’s recent retirement announcement, the crew reflects on his storied career and discusses who could step into the #19 car next season. And as rumors swirl around Stewart-Haas Racing drivers, where is the most logical landing spot for each one? Plus, while Chase Elliott is the new regular season points leader, why is nobody considering him a legit contender for the Cup Championship? And you won’t believe some of the schedule changes that are in store for next season.  (00:00) BS Session(23:07) Spot On / Spot Off(49:45) Reaction Theatre(01:01:14) #AskDBC(01:09:58) What An Idiot(01:17:21) DBC Picks Want more DBC? Check out and subscribe to the new DBC YouTube channel!
6/17/20241 hour, 22 minutes, 49 seconds
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334 | Sonoma: Actually Entertaining For Once

Casey Boat, TJ Majors, Brett Griffin, and Freddie Kraft are back from beautiful wine country to recap road course racing at Sonoma. Was this the most entertaining weekend ever at Sonoma? Plus, Ross Chastain is back on his DGAF tour after dive-bombing Kyle Busch on the final lap. We discuss the reason behind the recent fuel miscalculations and SVG’s epic burnout taunt of Austin Hill after his Xfinity win. Want more DBC? Check out and subscribe to the new DBC YouTube channel!
6/10/20241 hour, 35 minutes, 53 seconds
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333 | Waivers, Bath Bombs, & Burnouts

Casey Boat, TJ Majors, Brett Griffin, and Freddie Kraft break down the exhilarating finish to NASCAR’s race at Gateway that saw Austin Cindric emerge victorious after surprise issues for Christopher Bell and Ryan Blaney. After a week’s worth of drama with no resolution in sight, could Kyle Larson really be denied a waiver? Fighting for a playoff spot, did Kyle Busch make a critical error by racing Larson too tough? Plus, whose bracket is busted the most after just one race? And we hear from Ryan Blaney fans lining up for bath time on Reaction Theatre. FanDuel Disclaimer: 21+ and present in NC. First online real money wager only. $10 Deposit req. Bonus issued as non-withdrawable bonus bets that expire 7 days after receipt. Restrictions apply. See full terms at fanduel.com/sportsbook. Gambling problem? Call 877-718-5543 or visit morethanagame.nc.gov. Want more DBC? Check out and subscribe to the new DBC YouTube channel!
6/3/20241 hour, 32 minutes, 31 seconds
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332 | Larson’s Double Disaster & Kaulig’s Chris Rice Joins

Join Casey Boat and Brett Griffin as they welcome Kaulig Racing President Chris Rice to recap the rain-shortened Coca-Cola 600. NASCAR’s decision drew heat from the fans, but was there any chance of resuming the race? We debate who truly has the authority to end a race early: NASCAR, TV networks, or the track itself. Plus, Chris gives us an update on the charter situation for Kaulig Racing and details how AJ Allmendinger has embraced SVG’s presence with the team. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/28/20241 hour, 25 minutes, 18 seconds
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332 | Larson’s Double Disaster & Kaulig’s Chris Rice Joins

Join Casey Boat and Brett Griffin as they welcome Kaulig Racing President Chris Rice to recap the rain-shortened Coca-Cola 600. NASCAR’s decision drew heat from the fans, but was there any chance of resuming the race? We debate who truly has the authority to end a race early: NASCAR, TV networks, or the track itself. Plus, Chris gives us an update on the charter situation for Kaulig Racing and details how AJ Allmendinger has embraced SVG’s presence with the team.Dirty Mo Media and Denny Hamlin have teamed up for the second annual Denny Hamlin Bracket Challenge to give you a chance to win a $599 grand prize presented by RTIC Outdoors! It’s simple. Fill out your driver picks for all five NASCAR Cup Series races in the bracket, get points for each pick you get right, and have the opportunity to win the grand prize pack valued at $599 that includes the RTIC 72 QT Ultra-Light Wheeled Cooler! 11 additional winners will get a prize pack that includes the RTIC 52 QT Ultra-Light Wheeled Cooler. Play for free and win big! Visit dirtymomedia.com/bracketchallenge to enter! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/28/20241 hour, 21 minutes, 18 seconds
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Live at Fan Day: Stenhouse's Penalty & Charlotte Preview

Bonus episode! Casey Boat, Freddie Kraft and Brett Griffin took to the stage at JRM Fan Day to react to Ricky Stenhouse Jr.'s penalty, and preview the upcoming Coca-Cola 600 this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The guys also go "gas" or "brakes" on some NASCAR Cup Series predictions and take questions from the LIVE audience. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/23/202441 minutes, 24 seconds
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Live at Fan Day: Stenhouse's Penalty & Charlotte Preview

Bonus episode! Casey Boat, Freddie Kraft and Brett Griffin took to the stage at JRM Fan Day to react to Ricky Stenhouse Jr.'s penalty, and preview the upcoming Coca-Cola 600 this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The guys also go "gas" or "brakes" on some NASCAR Cup Series predictions and take questions from the LIVE audience. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/23/202438 minutes, 24 seconds
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331 | All-Star Brawls, SHR’s Cloudy Future, and Kyle Larson Does It All

The All-Star race at North Wilkesboro delivered a little bit of everything! Join Casey Boat, TJ Majors, and Freddie Kraft as they break it all down with special guest, NASCAR journalist Kelly Crandall. Is North Wilkesboro the best repave ever? Did winner Joey Logano's 800 test laps give him an unbeatable edge? Do we want to see more of the “option” tire? Plus, we dive into the uncertain future of Stewart-Haas Racing and debate whether streaming a Crown Jewel race is a smart move for NASCAR.   Don’t miss JR Motorsports & Dirty Mo Media Fan Day, presented by Lionel, this Thursday, May 23. DBC will be hosting a live show at 11:15 a.m. For full details, check out Dirty Mo Media’s social channels.   Want more DBC? Check out and subscribe to the new DBC YouTube channel! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/20/20241 hour, 47 minutes, 21 seconds
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331 | All-Star Brawls, SHR’s Cloudy Future, and Kyle Larson Does It All

The All-Star race at North Wilkesboro delivered a little bit of everything! Join Casey Boat, TJ Majors, and Freddie Kraft as they break it all down with special guest, NASCAR journalist Kelly Crandall. Is North Wilkesboro the best repave ever? Did winner Joey Logano's 800 test laps give him an unbeatable edge? Do we want to see more of the “option” tire? Plus, we dive into the uncertain future of Stewart-Haas Racing and debate whether streaming a Crown Jewel race is a smart move for NASCAR. Don’t miss JR Motorsports & Dirty Mo Media Fan Day, presented by Lionel, this Thursday, May 23. DBC will be hosting a live show at 11:15 a.m. For full details, check out Dirty Mo Media’s social channels. Want more DBC? Check out and subscribe to the new DBC YouTube channel! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/20/20241 hour, 43 minutes, 21 seconds
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330 | Darlington: RFK's Revival, Hub's Demise, and Butterbean Joins

Darlington delivers Brad Keselowski’s first win since 2021. His spotter, TJ Majors, is back from Victory Lane and joins Casey Boat, Freddie Kraft, and Brett Griffin to break down the results from The Track Too Tough To Tame. Plus, Brenden “Butterbean” Queen joins to talk about his upcoming Truck Series debut at North Wilkesboro. Silly season is officially underway after Michael McDowell announced his move from Front Row to Spire. We react to FOX’s decision to cancel their daily studio show, NASCAR Race Hub, and preview the All-Star race.  Episode Highlights RFK’s Revival Under Brad Keselowski Butterbean’s Waffle House Celebration NASCAR Silly Season Starts Early FOX Cancels NASCAR Race Hub Want more DBC? Check out and subscribe to the new DBC YouTube channel!  FanDuel Disclaimer: 21+ and present in NC. First online real money wager only. $10 Deposit req. Bonus issued as non-withdrawable bonus bets that expire 7 days after receipt. Restrictions apply. See full terms at fanduel.com/sportsbook. Gambling problem? Call 877-718-5543 or visit morethanagame.nc.gov. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/13/20242 hours, 9 minutes, 44 seconds
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330 | Darlington: RFK's Revival, Hub's Demise, and Butterbean Joins

Darlington delivers Brad Keselowski’s first win since 2021. His spotter, TJ Majors, is back from Victory Lane and joins Casey Boat, Freddie Kraft, and Brett Griffin to break down the results from The Track Too Tough To Tame. Plus, Brenden “Butterbean” Queen joins to talk about his upcoming Truck Series debut at North Wilkesboro. Silly season is officially underway after Michael McDowell announced his move from Front Row to Spire. We react to FOX’s decision to cancel their daily studio show, NASCAR Race Hub, and preview the All-Star race. Episode Highlights RFK’s Revival Under Brad Keselowski Butterbean’s Waffle House Celebration NASCAR Silly Season Starts Early FOX Cancels NASCAR Race Hub Want more DBC? Check out and subscribe to the new DBC YouTube channel! FanDuel Disclaimer: 21+ and present in NC. First online real money wager only. $10 Deposit req. Bonus issued as non-withdrawable bonus bets that expire 7 days after receipt. Restrictions apply. See full terms at fanduel.com/sportsbook. Gambling problem? Call 877-718-5543 or visit morethanagame.nc.gov. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/13/20242 hours, 5 minutes, 44 seconds
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329 | Kansas: Larson Says, “Hold My Beer!” & The Return of Joel Edmonds

Casey Boat, Freddie Kraft, T.J. Majors, and Brett Griffin are joined by one of last year’s most popular guests, Joel Edmonds, to break down the closest finish in NASCAR Cup Series history. How accurate is the painted start/finish line on the track? Did Denny make a mistake by calling his shot on winning the championship this year? Is Ryan Preece in trouble after being excluded from a study group at SHR? Plus, will we see a Cup race at Bowman Gray?   Episode Highlights: The Invisible Finish Line SHR’s Secret Study Group Cup Racing at Bowman Gray? Denny Calls His Shot Iconic Sponsors: Then vs. Now    Want more DBC? Check out and subscribe to the new DBC YouTube channel! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/6/20242 hours, 15 minutes
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329 | Kansas: Larson Says, “Hold My Beer!” & The Return of Joel Edmonds

Casey Boat, Freddie Kraft, T.J. Majors, and Brett Griffin are joined by one of last year’s most popular guests, Joel Edmonds, to break down the closest finish in NASCAR Cup Series history. How accurate is the painted start/finish line on the track? Did Denny make a mistake by calling his shot on winning the championship this year? Is Ryan Preece in trouble after being excluded from a study group at SHR? Plus, will we see a Cup race at Bowman Gray? Episode Highlights: The Invisible Finish Line SHR’s Secret Study Group Cup Racing at Bowman Gray? Denny Calls His Shot Iconic Sponsors: Then vs. Now   Want more DBC? Check out and subscribe to the new DBC YouTube channel! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/6/20242 hours, 11 minutes
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328 | Dover: Practice, Aero Blocking, Mirror Driving, and … Pineapples?

Clear weather prevailed in Dover this weekend, keeping the “Monster Mile” parched and fans happy (except for William Byron fans). Freddie Kraft, Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors & Casey Boat are back in the studio breaking down all the action from the race weekend, where Denny Hamlin held off a late-race push by Kyle Larson to secure the win. The spotters offer their insights on the potential impact of racing dynamics if the rear-view camera gets removed. They also discuss which NASCAR Cup Series drivers must “press the panic button” and who is on the playoff hot seat. Episode Highlights: Breaking down Bubba’s wreck: Is anyone to blame? Carson Kvapil’s stellar performance Are the Fords the only teams that need to be concerned? Larson’s shocking “Bus Stop” data from Watkins Glen Want more DBC? Check out and subscribe to the new DBC YouTube channel! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/29/20241 hour, 32 minutes, 4 seconds
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328 | Dover: Practice, Aero Blocking, Mirror Driving, and … Pineapples?

Clear weather prevailed in Dover this weekend, keeping the “Monster Mile” parched and fans happy (except for William Byron fans). Freddie Kraft, Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors & Casey Boat are back in the studio breaking down all the action from the race weekend, where Denny Hamlin held off a late-race push by Kyle Larson to secure the win. The spotters offer their insights on the potential impact of racing dynamics if the rear-view camera gets removed. They also discuss which NASCAR Cup Series drivers must “press the panic button” and who is on the playoff hot seat.Episode Highlights: Breaking down Bubba’s wreck: Is anyone to blame? Carson Kvapil’s stellar performance Are the Fords the only teams that need to be concerned? Larson’s shocking “Bus Stop” data from Watkins Glen Want more DBC? Check out and subscribe to the new DBC YouTube channel!To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policyLearn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/29/20241 hour, 28 minutes, 4 seconds
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327 | Talladega: Late-Race Blocks, A BIG On-Air Argument, & Jesse Love Joins

Freddie Kraft, Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors & Casey Boat are back in studio to discuss all the action from Talladega, and they are joined by the winner of this weekend’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race, Jesse Love. Jesse shares his excitement for being locked into the Xfinity playoffs and tells the DBC crew how much fun the Xfinity cars are to drive. They talk about how the majority of the Talladega Cup race is run at half throttle to save fuel and whether anything can be easily changed to fix that.   The DBC crew also discusses the Toyota pit strategy that both worked and didn’t, Michael McDowell’s last-lap block, and the planning that went into RFK’s race strategy, which somehow ended up with T.J. and Freddie in a heated argument because, of course. Also, why are the scoring pylons going away? This weekend’s race brought some hilarious Reaction Theatre calls, and the DBC hosts fielded fan questions. Episode Highlights Toyota’s pit strategy at the end of the race Fuel-mileage superspeedway racing What’s up with the scoring pylons disappearing? Michael Jordan celebrates in Victory Lane T.J. and Freddie get HEATED Jesse Love talks about how fun Xfinity cars are to drive Michael McDowell’s late block coming to the checkered flag Freddie boldly makes Dale Jr. his “What An Idiot” this week Want more DBC? Check out and subscribe to the new DBC YouTube channel!    21+ and present in NC. First online real money wager only. $10 Deposit req. Bonus issued as non-withdrawable bonus bets that expire 7 days after receipt. Restrictions apply. See full terms at fanduel.com/sportsbook. Gambling problem? Call 877-718-5543 or visit morethanagame.nc.gov. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/22/20241 hour, 41 minutes, 49 seconds
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327 | Talladega: Late-Race Blocks, A BIG On-Air Argument, & Jesse Love Joins

Freddie Kraft, Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors & Casey Boat are back in studio to discuss all the action from Talladega, and they are joined by the winner of this weekend’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race, Jesse Love. Jesse shares his excitement for being locked into the Xfinity playoffs and tells the DBC crew how much fun the Xfinity cars are to drive. They talk about how the majority of the Talladega Cup race is run at half throttle to save fuel and whether anything can be easily changed to fix that. The DBC crew also discusses the Toyota pit strategy that both worked and didn’t, Michael McDowell’s last-lap block, and the planning that went into RFK’s race strategy, which somehow ended up with T.J. and Freddie in a heated argument because, of course. Also, why are the scoring pylons going away? This weekend’s race brought some hilarious Reaction Theatre calls, and the DBC hosts fielded fan questions.Episode Highlights Toyota’s pit strategy at the end of the race Fuel-mileage superspeedway racing What’s up with the scoring pylons disappearing? Michael Jordan celebrates in Victory Lane T.J. and Freddie get HEATED Jesse Love talks about how fun Xfinity cars are to drive Michael McDowell’s late block coming to the checkered flag Freddie boldly makes Dale Jr. his “What An Idiot” this week Want more DBC? Check out and subscribe to the new DBC YouTube channel!  21+ and present in NC. First online real money wager only. $10 Deposit req. Bonus issued as non-withdrawable bonus bets that expire 7 days after receipt. Restrictions apply. See full terms at fanduel.com/sportsbook. Gambling problem? Call 877-718-5543 or visit morethanagame.nc.gov. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/22/20241 hour, 38 minutes, 49 seconds
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326 | Texas: A Pleasant Surprise

Freddie Kraft, Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors & Casey Boat recap a surprisingly entertaining Texas race. The “Hooters Curse” is finally broken with Chase Elliott securing his first win since 2022. How concerned should Ford fans be with the manufacturer being winless a quarter of the way into the season? Late-race drama between William Byron and Ross Chastain gets the Reaction Theatre line buzzing. Did Ryan Sieg choke or did Sam Mayer close it out? Episode Highlights Chase Elliott ends the “Hooters Curse” Jimmie Johnson = Darrell Waltrip? “He wrecked the Watermelon Man!” Does Texas need a repave after all? Ford’s drought continues Want more DBC? Check out and subscribe to the new DBC YouTube channel! 21+ and present in NC. First online real money wager only. $10 Deposit req. Bonus issued as non-withdrawable bonus bets that expire 7 days after receipt. Restrictions apply. See full terms at fanduel.com/sportsbook. Gambling problem? Call 877-718-5543 or visit morethanagame.nc.gov. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/16/20241 hour, 32 minutes, 59 seconds
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326 | Texas: A Pleasant Surprise

Freddie Kraft, Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors & Casey Boat recap a surprisingly entertaining Texas race. The “Hooters Curse” is finally broken with Chase Elliott securing his first win since 2022. How concerned should Ford fans be with the manufacturer being winless a quarter of the way into the season? Late-race drama between William Byron and Ross Chastain gets the Reaction Theatre line buzzing. Did Ryan Sieg choke or did Sam Mayer close it out?   Episode Highlights Chase Elliott ends the “Hooters Curse” Jimmie Johnson = Darrell Waltrip? “He wrecked the Watermelon Man!” Does Texas need a repave after all? Ford’s drought continues Want more DBC? Check out and subscribe to the new DBC YouTube channel!  21+ and present in NC. First online real money wager only. $10 Deposit req. Bonus issued as non-withdrawable bonus bets that expire 7 days after receipt. Restrictions apply. See full terms at fanduel.com/sportsbook. Gambling problem? Call 877-718-5543 or visit morethanagame.nc.gov. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/15/20241 hour, 36 minutes, 59 seconds
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325 | Martinsville: Home of the Everlasting Tires

This week on DBC, Brett Griffin, Freddie Kraft, T.J. Majors, and Casey Boat recap all things Martinsville. We kick things off with Hendrick Motorsports' historic 1-2-3 finish, coming on the 40th anniversary of the first-ever Cup win for NASCAR’s winningest team. Brett weighs in on why Xfinity races are outshining Cup races, stating, “It’s not supposed to be that way.” Are we witnessing the rise of a new star in Carson Kvapil after his P4 Xfinity debut? Plus, our take on the very public feud between Denny Hamlin and Marcus Smith. Lastly, we tackle the controversial topic of the NextGen car's performance on short tracks and the urgent call for a major overhaul. What changes are needed to ensure the competitiveness of the sport? Episode Highlights HMS’s historic 1-2-3 finish  Are Xfinity races better than Cup? Carson Kvapil’s impressive Xfinity debut Denny Hamlin v. Marcus Smith The NextGen car needs a major overhaul   Want more DBC? Check out and subscribe to the new DBC YouTube channel!  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/8/20241 hour, 43 minutes, 11 seconds
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325 | Martinsville: Home of the Everlasting Tires

This week on DBC, Brett Griffin, Freddie Kraft, T.J. Majors, and Casey Boat recap all things Martinsville. We kick things off with Hendrick Motorsports' historic 1-2-3 finish, coming on the 40th anniversary of the first-ever Cup win for NASCAR’s winningest team. Brett weighs in on why Xfinity races are outshining Cup races, stating, “It’s not supposed to be that way.” Are we witnessing the rise of a new star in Carson Kvapil after his P4 Xfinity debut? Plus, our take on the very public feud between Denny Hamlin and Marcus Smith. Lastly, we tackle the controversial topic of the NextGen car's performance on short tracks and the urgent call for a major overhaul. What changes are needed to ensure the competitiveness of the sport?Episode Highlights HMS’s historic 1-2-3 finish  Are Xfinity races better than Cup? Carson Kvapil’s impressive Xfinity debut Denny Hamlin v. Marcus Smith The NextGen car needs a major overhaul  Want more DBC? Check out and subscribe to the new DBC YouTube channel!  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/8/20241 hour, 39 minutes, 11 seconds
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324 | Richmond: ‘Jumpman’ Hamlin, A Questionable Caution & Truex's Tantrum

Freddie Kraft, Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors, and Casey Boat recap all the action from Richmond. Did Denny Hamlin jump the final restart? Did the phantom caution for Kyle Busch’s wall rub kill everyone’s race strategy? What happened with Kyle Larson and Bubba Wallace? Should we race on Easter Sunday? The hosts also highlight NASCAR Cup racing on an oval with wet weather tires for the first time ever and suggest that more tire wear would help at Richmond. Plus, will Bubba Pollard’s impressive Xfinity result open more doors in the future?   Episode Highlights Brett: “Denny jump(ed)man!” Freddie: “Where’s the consistency?” Bubba Pollard’s up-and-down Xfinity debut Should NASCAR put more pressure on the TV networks? Brett: “If you want me to hear of you, run up front” Should SMT data be available to fans? Want more DBC? Check out and subscribe to the new DBC YouTube channel!  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/1/20241 hour, 47 minutes, 31 seconds
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324 | Richmond: ‘Jumpman’ Hamlin, A Questionable Caution & Truex's Tantrum

Freddie Kraft, Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors, and Casey Boat recap all the action from Richmond. Did Denny Hamlin jump the final restart? Did the phantom caution for Kyle Busch’s wall rub kill everyone’s race strategy? What happened with Kyle Larson and Bubba Wallace? Should we race on Easter Sunday? The hosts also highlight NASCAR Cup racing on an oval with wet weather tires for the first time ever and suggest that more tire wear would help at Richmond. Plus, will Bubba Pollard’s impressive Xfinity result open more doors in the future? Episode Highlights Brett: “Denny jump(ed)man!” Freddie: “Where’s the consistency?” Bubba Pollard’s up-and-down Xfinity debut Should NASCAR put more pressure on the TV networks? Brett: “If you want me to hear of you, run up front” Should SMT data be available to fans? Want more DBC? Check out and subscribe to the new DBC YouTube channel!  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/1/20241 hour, 43 minutes, 31 seconds
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323 | The Lost Art of Road Course Racing

Connor Zilisch joins Brett Griffin, Freddie Kraft, TJ Majors and Casey Boat on Door Bumper Clear to recap his race at COTA. The hosts discuss whether COTA provides good racing, the number of track-limit penalties, and the on- and off-track incidents. Why are track limits so difficult for NASCAR to consistently enforce? What's the solution? Also, with William Byron being our first repeat winner of 2024, does that cement him as a NASCAR Cup Series championship favorite? Another hot topic was Chase Elliott's comments about participating in the next NASCAR Netflix show.  Want more DBC? Check out and subscribe to the new DBC YouTube channel!  FanDuel Disclaimer: 21+ and present in NC. First online real money wager only. $10 Deposit req. Bonus issued as non-withdrawable bonus bets that expire 7 days after receipt. Restrictions apply. See full terms at fanduel.com/sportsbook. Gambling problem? Call 877-718-5543 or visit morethanagame.nc.gov. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/25/20241 hour, 45 minutes, 6 seconds
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323 | The Lost Art of Road Course Racing

Connor Zilisch joins Brett Griffin, Freddie Kraft, TJ Majors and Casey Boat on Door Bumper Clear to recap his race at COTA. The hosts discuss whether COTA provides good racing, the number of track-limit penalties, and the on- and off-track incidents. Why are track limits so difficult for NASCAR to consistently enforce? What's the solution? Also, with William Byron being our first repeat winner of 2024, does that cement him as a NASCAR Cup Series championship favorite? Another hot topic was Chase Elliott's comments about participating in the next NASCAR Netflix show. Want more DBC? Check out and subscribe to the new DBC YouTube channel! FanDuel Disclaimer: 21+ and present in NC. First online real money wager only. $10 Deposit req. Bonus issued as non-withdrawable bonus bets that expire 7 days after receipt. Restrictions apply. See full terms at fanduel.com/sportsbook. Gambling problem? Call 877-718-5543 or visit morethanagame.nc.gov. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/25/20241 hour, 41 minutes, 6 seconds
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322 | Tire Wear: Careful What You Ask For

Dale Jr. & Tyler Reddick join to break down the wildest Bristol race in years. Was NASCAR right to allow teams an extra set of tires? Did experience play a key part in who finished up front? To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/18/20241 hour, 37 minutes, 18 seconds
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322 | Tire Wear: Careful What You Ask For

Dale Jr. & Tyler Reddick join to break down the wildest Bristol race in years. Was NASCAR right to allow teams an extra set of tires? Did experience play a key part in who finished up front?21+ and present in NC. First online real money wager only. $10 Deposit req. Bonus issued as non-withdrawable bonus bets that expire 7 days after receipt. Restrictions apply. See full terms at fanduel.com/sportsbook. Gambling problem? Call 877-718-5543 or visit morethanagame.nc.gov. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/18/20241 hour, 33 minutes, 18 seconds
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321 | Phoenix: The Worst Track in NASCAR

Everyone is back in studio to discuss how to improve the racing at Phoenix, the Toyotas' dominance, the controversy swirling around Roger Penske and IndyCar, and potential championship race locations in 2025. Plus, the guys discuss the phantom caution thrown for Hailie Deegan in the Xfinity race, Austin Dillon's bad luck, and if Chase Elliott will miss the playoffs. 21+ and present in NC. First online real money wager only. $10 Deposit req. Bonus issued as non-withdrawable bonus bets that expire 7 days after receipt. Restrictions apply. See full terms at fanduel.com/sportsbook. Gambling problem? Call 877-718-5543 or visit morethanagame.nc.gov. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/11/20241 hour, 56 minutes, 5 seconds
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321 | Phoenix: The Worst Track in NASCAR

Everyone is back in studio to discuss how to improve the racing at Phoenix, the Toyotas' dominance, the controversy swirling around Roger Penske and IndyCar, and potential championship race locations in 2025. Plus, the guys discuss the phantom caution thrown for Hailie Deegan in the Xfinity race, Austin Dillon's bad luck, and if Chase Elliott will miss the playoffs.21+ and present in NC. First online real money wager only. $10 Deposit req. Bonus issued as non-withdrawable bonus bets that expire 7 days after receipt. Restrictions apply. See full terms at fanduel.com/sportsbook. Gambling problem? Call 877-718-5543 or visit morethanagame.nc.gov. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/11/20241 hour, 52 minutes, 5 seconds
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320 | The Kyle Larson Show & Rajah Caruth Joins

The guys are back from Vegas to recap Kyle Larson's dominant performance. Plus, the newest Truck Series winner, Rajah Caruth, stops by to talk his iRacing background, mentorship with Bubba Wallace, and answer questions from fans. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/4/20241 hour, 43 minutes, 57 seconds
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320 | The Kyle Larson Show & Rajah Caruth Joins

The guys are back from Vegas to recap Kyle Larson's dominant performance. Plus, the newest Truck Series winner, Rajah Caruth, stops by to talk his iRacing background, mentorship with Bubba Wallace, and answer questions from fans.0:00 - BS SESSION39:44 - SPOT ON SPOT OFF1:07:48 - REACTION THEATRE1:18:26 - ASK DBC1:27:41 - WHAT AN IDIOT1:32:17 - DBC PICKSAvailability subject to regulatory approval. 21+ and present in NC. Bonuses are issued in non-withdrawable bonus bets that expire 30 days after FanDuel accepts its first real money sports wager in NC. Unique user identity verification required. Restrictions apply. See terms at sportsbook.fanduel.com. Gambling problem? Call 877-718-5543 or visit morethanagame.nc.gov. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/4/20241 hour, 39 minutes, 57 seconds
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319 | Suarez's Big Win, Best NASCAR Finishes, and Hot Seat Drivers

Daniel Suarez wins a photo finish at Atlanta; was this the best Next Gen race so far? The guys talk the emergence of Front Row Motorsports, SHR's struggles, and a roof blowing off in the Trucks race. Plus, the reaction theatre phone line never stopped ringing - delivering some of the best calls we've heard. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/26/20241 hour, 31 minutes, 58 seconds
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319 | Suarez's Big Win, Best NASCAR Finishes, and Hot Seat Drivers

Daniel Suarez wins a photo finish at Atlanta; was this the best Next Gen race so far? The guys talk the emergence of Front Row Motorsports, SHR's struggles, and a roof blowing off in the Trucks race. Plus, the reaction theatre phone line never stopped ringing - delivering some of the best calls we've heard.FanDuel Disclaimer: Must be 21+ and present in select states. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER or visit Fan.Duel.com/RG To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/26/20241 hour, 27 minutes, 58 seconds
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318 - The Daytona 499 & Bubba Wallace Joins

The guys are finally all back in the Bojangles Studio to recap the 66th running of The Great American Race. Bubba Wallace joins and unveils his Atlanta MoneyLion scheme talks which tracks he hopes to win at in 2024, his mentoring of Rajah Caruth, and the closest he's been to firing Freddie! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/20/20241 hour, 48 minutes, 33 seconds
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318 - The Daytona 499 & Bubba Wallace Joins

The guys are finally all back in the Bojangles Studio to recap the 66th running of The Great American Race. Bubba Wallace joins and unveils his Atlanta MoneyLion scheme talks which tracks he hopes to win at in 2024, his mentoring of Rajah Caruth, and the closest he's been to firing Freddie! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/20/20241 hour, 44 minutes, 33 seconds
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317 - The Clash: Right Call, Wrong Place

TJ Majors, Brett Griffin, Freddie Kraft, and Casey Boat are back from LA for another season of DBC. Even with a shortened weekend, tempers flared at the Clash between Joey Logano and Ty Gibbs. Plus, our preseason preview will get you ready for the upcoming 2024 NASCAR Cup Series season. And don't forget to hit up the Reaction Theatre hotline after each race to give us your thoughts on all the action (704)-802-9572. Check out the new DBC YouTube page to watch all your favorite clips, anytime, anywhere! https://www.youtube.com/@DoorBumperClear To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/5/20241 hour, 33 minutes, 13 seconds
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317 - The Clash: Right Call, Wrong Place

TJ Majors, Brett Griffin, Freddie Kraft, and Casey Boat are back from LA for another season of DBC. Even with a shortened weekend, tempers flared at the Clash between Joey Logano and Ty Gibbs. Plus, our preseason preview will get you ready for the upcoming 2024 NASCAR Cup Series season. And don't forget to hit up the Reaction Theatre hotline after each race to give us your thoughts on all the action (704)-802-9572.Check out the new DBC YouTube page to watch all your favorite clips, anytime, anywhere! https://www.youtube.com/@DoorBumperClear To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/5/20241 hour, 29 minutes, 13 seconds
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316. Tyler Reddick & DBC Christmas: Inside Offseason Rumors

Deck the halls and stock the alcohol because DBC is back for a special Christmas episode! Cup Series driver Tyler Reddick once again joins the holiday show for some fun recapping the 2023 season and looking ahead to 2024. The group talks about all of the NASCAR offseason changes, spotters on the move, and explains what new game Freddie learned on his trip to Belize. In Spot On Spot Off, the group addresses Steve Phelps' comments saying "more horsepower isn't the answer," NASCAR's massive new seven-year, $7.7 billion TV deal, Joey Logano saying NASCAR fans are 'spoiled,' and Tony Stewart's move to run a full NHRA Top Fuel season. Plus the group shares their hilarious answers on the worst gift they have ever received, and finishes off the show by reading their favorite mean tweets. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/11/20232 hours, 16 minutes, 42 seconds
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316. Tyler Reddick & DBC Christmas: Inside Offseason Rumors

Deck the halls and stock the alcohol because DBC is back for a special Christmas episode! Cup Series driver Tyler Reddick once again joins the holiday show for some fun recapping the 2023 season and looking ahead to 2024. The group talks about all of the NASCAR offseason changes, spotters on the move, and explains what new game Freddie learned on his trip to Belize.In Spot On Spot Off, the group addresses Steve Phelps' comments saying "more horsepower isn't the answer," NASCAR's massive new seven-year, $7.7 billion TV deal, Joey Logano saying NASCAR fans are 'spoiled,' and Tony Stewart's move to run a full NHRA Top Fuel season. Plus the group shares their hilarious answers on the worst gift they have ever received, and finishes off the show by reading their favorite mean tweets. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/11/20232 hours, 13 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Best & The Rest (2023 Highlights Show)

DBC saw a lot of great moments throughout the 2023 season. From moments of pure chaos to kick off a show, passionate debates, entertaining guests, and off-the-damn-wall calls left on reaction theatre, this show will have you covered. Take a trip down memory lane and relive the best of Door Bumper Clear in 2023. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/4/20231 hour, 37 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Best & The Rest (2023 Highlights Show)

DBC saw a lot of great moments throughout the 2023 season. From moments of pure chaos to kick off a show, passionate debates, entertaining guests, and off-the-damn-wall calls left on reaction theatre, this show will have you covered. Take a trip down memory lane and relive the best of Door Bumper Clear in 2023. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/4/20231 hour, 34 minutes, 25 seconds
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315. Phoenix. Cole Custer & Joel Edmonds: Champagne In The Hot Tub

The champions are crowned and DBC is back for one final episode to recap the season finale, in a record long recording! Xfinity Series Champion Cole Custer and Spotter Joel Edmonds join the group to break down the weekend, swap stories, and get the show off the damn rails! Freddie Kraft, TJ Majors, Brett Griffin and Andrew Kurland sit down with Custer to recap a chaotic Truck Series race, racing with respect in the Xfinity Series, and Ryan Blaney’s championship run on Sunday. The group discusses Blaney’s run in with Ross Chastain, and recaps Steve Phelps’ remarks from the annual State Of The Sport press conference.  As one guest leaves, another jumps in. Joel Edmonds arrives at the studio with an 18-pack of beer and no damns to give. The stories start to flow in a spotter round table tell-all. Edmonds and the group discuss Carson Hocevar and Corey Heim’s run ins on Friday night, Allgaier’s even even keeled racing style, and their several candidates for ‘What an idiot.’ Plus, Blaney fans are rejoicing in the hot tubs after a roller coaster year on Reaction Theatre.  It’s an episode that is damn sure worth the wait. Buckle up. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/7/20232 hours, 57 minutes, 19 seconds
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315. Phoenix. Cole Custer & Joel Edmonds: Champagne In The Hot Tub

The champions are crowned and DBC is back for one final episode to recap the season finale, in a record long recording! Xfinity Series Champion Cole Custer and Spotter Joel Edmonds join the group to break down the weekend, swap stories, and get the show off the damn rails!Freddie Kraft, TJ Majors, Brett Griffin and Andrew Kurland sit down with Custer to recap a chaotic Truck Series race, racing with respect in the Xfinity Series, and Ryan Blaney’s championship run on Sunday. The group discusses Blaney’s run in with Ross Chastain, and recaps Steve Phelps’ remarks from the annual State Of The Sport press conference. As one guest leaves, another jumps in. Joel Edmonds arrives at the studio with an 18-pack of beer and no damns to give. The stories start to flow in a spotter round table tell-all. Edmonds and the group discuss Carson Hocevar and Corey Heim’s run ins on Friday night, Allgaier’s even even keeled racing style, and their several candidates for ‘What an idiot.’ Plus, Blaney fans are rejoicing in the hot tubs after a roller coaster year on Reaction Theatre. It’s an episode that is damn sure worth the wait. Buckle up. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/7/20232 hours, 54 minutes, 19 seconds
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314. Martinsville & Jeff Gluck: The Sky Is The Ceiling

The Championship 4 field is set! Freddie Kraft, Brett Griffin, TJ Majors, and Casey Boat welcome in Jeff Gluck from The Athletic to break down the penultimate weekend of the NASCAR season from Martinsville.  With a full season almost under wraps, the group discusses the biggest surprises of the year, the remaining open seats still up for grabs, Sammy Smith’s strong words against teammate John Hunter Nemechek, and Jeff Gluck’s fashion makeover for the 2024 Daytona 500. In Spot On Spot Off, was Richard Childress in the wrong by saying “nobody is as stupid as Sheldon Creed?” Does Denny Hamlin rebound from another heartbreaking departure from the Playoffs? Will there be a first time champion crowned at Phoenix? Plus, the group previews the 2024 rookie of the year race, Jeff Gluck shares the one driver he has yet to have on the 12 questions podcast, and the table comes to agreement on an almost unanimous “What an idiot” award winner.  DraftKings State-Specific Problem Gambling Information: In Massachusetts, call (800) 327-5050 or visit gamblinghelplinema.org, In New York, call 877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369). In Tennessee and Kansas, Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER. On behalf of Boot Hill Casino & Resort (KS). In West Virginia, Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER or visit www.1800gambler.net. All games regulated by the West Virginia Lottery. Please play responsibly. In partnership with Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. In Connecticut, Help is available for problem gambling call 888-789-7777 or visit ccpg.org. Licensee partner Golden Nugget Lake Charles (LA). 21+, age varies by jurisdiction. Void in Ontario. See DKNG.co/autoracing for eligibility, terms and responsible gaming resources. Bonus bets expire seven days after issuance. Eligibility and deposit restrictions apply.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/30/20232 hours, 30 minutes, 21 seconds
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314. Martinsville & Jeff Gluck: The Sky Is The Ceiling

The Championship 4 field is set! Freddie Kraft, Brett Griffin, TJ Majors, and Casey Boat welcome in Jeff Gluck from The Athletic to break down the penultimate weekend of the NASCAR season from Martinsville. With a full season almost under wraps, the group discusses the biggest surprises of the year, the remaining open seats still up for grabs, Sammy Smith’s strong words against teammate John Hunter Nemechek, and Jeff Gluck’s fashion makeover for the 2024 Daytona 500.In Spot On Spot Off, was Richard Childress in the wrong by saying “nobody is as stupid as Sheldon Creed?” Does Denny Hamlin rebound from another heartbreaking departure from the Playoffs? Will there be a first time champion crowned at Phoenix?Plus, the group previews the 2024 rookie of the year race, Jeff Gluck shares the one driver he has yet to have on the 12 questions podcast, and the table comes to agreement on an almost unanimous “What an idiot” award winner. DraftKings State-Specific Problem Gambling Information:In Massachusetts, call (800) 327-5050 or visit gamblinghelplinema.org, In New York, call 877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369). In Tennessee and Kansas, Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER. On behalf of Boot Hill Casino & Resort (KS). In West Virginia, Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER or visit www.1800gambler.net. All games regulated by the West Virginia Lottery. Please play responsibly. In partnership with Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. In Connecticut, Help is available for problem gambling call 888-789-7777 or visit ccpg.org. Licensee partner Golden Nugget Lake Charles (LA). 21+, age varies by jurisdiction. Void in Ontario. See DKNG.co/autoracing for eligibility, terms and responsible gaming resources. Bonus bets expire seven days after issuance. Eligibility and deposit restrictions apply.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/30/20232 hours, 26 minutes, 21 seconds
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313. Homestead: Too Talented For His Own Good

Homestead did not disappoint, and the DBC crew is here to break it all down. Brett Griffin, Freddie Kraft, TJ Majors and Casey Boat have plenty to discuss from Miami as the Championship 4 field begins to take shape. From Christopher Bell's win to Dale Earnhardt Jr's return behind the wheel, the group had a lot of ground to cover. In Spot On Spot Off, should Christian Eckes been penalized for changing lanes on the restart? Did NASCAR wait too long to throw the caution for a tire sitting on pit road in the Xfinity Series race? Was Kyle Larson too aggressive on his pit road entry that left him crashed into the sand barrels? And is Christopher Bell out performing expectations? Plus, the group talks about Chandler Smith's departure from Kaulig Racing, the dynamic of fans rooting for drivers vs race teams, and previews a heavily anticipated Round of 8 cutoff race at Martinsville this weekend. DraftKings State-Specific Problem Gambling Information: In Massachusetts, call (800) 327-5050 or visit gamblinghelplinema.org, In New York, call 877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369). In Tennessee and Kansas, Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER. On behalf of Boot Hill Casino & Resort (KS). In West Virginia, Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER or visit www.1800gambler.net. All games regulated by the West Virginia Lottery. Please play responsibly. In partnership with Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. In Connecticut, Help is available for problem gambling call 888-789-7777 or visit ccpg.org. Licensee partner Golden Nugget Lake Charles (LA). 21+, age varies by jurisdiction. Void in Ontario. See DKNG.co/autoracing for eligibility, terms and responsible gaming resources. Bonus bets expire seven days after issuance. Eligibility and deposit restrictions apply.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/23/20232 hours, 3 minutes, 22 seconds
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313. Homestead: Too Talented For His Own Good

Homestead did not disappoint, and the DBC crew is here to break it all down. Brett Griffin, Freddie Kraft, TJ Majors and Casey Boat have plenty to discuss from Miami as the Championship 4 field begins to take shape. From Christopher Bell's win to Dale Earnhardt Jr's return behind the wheel, the group had a lot of ground to cover.In Spot On Spot Off, should Christian Eckes been penalized for changing lanes on the restart? Did NASCAR wait too long to throw the caution for a tire sitting on pit road in the Xfinity Series race? Was Kyle Larson too aggressive on his pit road entry that left him crashed into the sand barrels? And is Christopher Bell out performing expectations?Plus, the group talks about Chandler Smith's departure from Kaulig Racing, the dynamic of fans rooting for drivers vs race teams, and previews a heavily anticipated Round of 8 cutoff race at Martinsville this weekend.DraftKings State-Specific Problem Gambling Information:In Massachusetts, call (800) 327-5050 or visit gamblinghelplinema.org, In New York, call 877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369). In Tennessee and Kansas, Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER. On behalf of Boot Hill Casino & Resort (KS). In West Virginia, Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER or visit www.1800gambler.net. All games regulated by the West Virginia Lottery. Please play responsibly. In partnership with Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. In Connecticut, Help is available for problem gambling call 888-789-7777 or visit ccpg.org. Licensee partner Golden Nugget Lake Charles (LA). 21+, age varies by jurisdiction. Void in Ontario. See DKNG.co/autoracing for eligibility, terms and responsible gaming resources. Bonus bets expire seven days after issuance. Eligibility and deposit restrictions apply.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/23/20231 hour, 59 minutes, 22 seconds
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312. Las Vegas & Regan Smith: "Jackass Of All Trades"

Amazingly, the DBC crew survived Vegas and is back in studio to recap the first race of the Round of 8. Regan Smith jumps into the fire in replacement of Brett Griffin, who is still in Vegas, to chat with Freddie Kraft, TJ Majors and Casey Boat. The group recapped an eventful live show at Westgate, Kyle Larson’s superstar status as a global driver and Ryan Blaney’s DQ that has him in a must win going into the final two races of the round.  In Spot On Spot Off, Dale Jr says “you can’t just run well and advance” in the Round of 8, saying a flawless performance is required to advance into the Championship 4, Christopher Bell feels like he missed his best shot to make the Championship 4 and NASCAR penalizes multiple drivers on hanging back on the restart. Plus, the group fields Reaction Theatre from distraught race fans, Vegas attendees and TV viewers who aren’t thrilled about a particular commercial. DraftKings State-Specific Problem Gambling Information: In Massachusetts, call (800) 327-5050 or visit gamblinghelplinema.org, In New York, call 877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369). In Tennessee and Kansas, Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER. On behalf of Boot Hill Casino & Resort (KS). In West Virginia, Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER or visit www.1800gambler.net. All games regulated by the West Virginia Lottery. Please play responsibly. In partnership with Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. In Connecticut, Help is available for problem gambling call 888-789-7777 or visit ccpg.org. Licensee partner Golden Nugget Lake Charles (LA). 21+, age varies by jurisdiction. Void in Ontario. See DKNG.co/autoracing for eligibility, terms and responsible gaming resources. Bonus bets expire seven days after issuance. Eligibility and deposit restrictions apply.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/16/20232 hours, 3 minutes, 53 seconds
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312. Las Vegas & Regan Smith: "Jackass Of All Trades"

Amazingly, the DBC crew survived Vegas and is back in studio to recap the first race of the Round of 8. Regan Smith jumps into the fire in replacement of Brett Griffin, who is still in Vegas, to chat with Freddie Kraft, TJ Majors and Casey Boat. The group recapped an eventful live show at Westgate, Kyle Larson’s superstar status as a global driver and Ryan Blaney’s DQ that has him in a must win going into the final two races of the round. In Spot On Spot Off, Dale Jr says “you can’t just run well and advance” in the Round of 8, saying a flawless performance is required to advance into the Championship 4, Christopher Bell feels like he missed his best shot to make the Championship 4 and NASCAR penalizes multiple drivers on hanging back on the restart.Plus, the group fields Reaction Theatre from distraught race fans, Vegas attendees and TV viewers who aren’t thrilled about a particular commercial.DraftKings State-Specific Problem Gambling Information:In Massachusetts, call (800) 327-5050 or visit gamblinghelplinema.org, In New York, call 877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369). In Tennessee and Kansas, Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER. On behalf of Boot Hill Casino & Resort (KS). In West Virginia, Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER or visit www.1800gambler.net. All games regulated by the West Virginia Lottery. Please play responsibly. In partnership with Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. In Connecticut, Help is available for problem gambling call 888-789-7777 or visit ccpg.org. Licensee partner Golden Nugget Lake Charles (LA). 21+, age varies by jurisdiction. Void in Ontario. See DKNG.co/autoracing for eligibility, terms and responsible gaming resources. Bonus bets expire seven days after issuance. Eligibility and deposit restrictions apply.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/16/20232 hours, 53 seconds
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311. Roval & Bob Pockrass: "He Wrecked The Dog Food Out Of Him!"

DBC is here to break down all things Roval! Brett Griffin, Freddie Kraft, TJ Majors and Casey Boat welcome in Fox Sports reporter Bob Pockrass into the studio to discuss an eventful elimination weekend in Charlotte. The group recaps AJ Allmendinger’s dominating win, the most recent four drivers to be eliminated from the Playoffs, and the various strategies teams ran over the weekend. In Spot On Spot Off, the group debates the pros and cons of the 2024 schedule, the implementation of the new restart zone at the Roval, Jeb Burton’s crash with Justin Allgaier in a late race restart, Bubba Wallace’s penalty after being caught up in a crash and whether or not the Roval’s return in the ‘24 schedule is a good or bad thing. Plus, Pockrass shares what he has heard regarding the latest Silly Season moves that have yet to be announced, the group recaps their live appearance from Charlotte over the weekend and previews a likely chaotic week in Vegas. Come see us in Las Vegas! 🎟️ BUY TICKETS: https://bit.ly/3OZRNM3DraftKings State-Specific Problem Gambling Information:In Massachusetts, call (800) 327-5050 or visit gamblinghelplinema.org, In New York, call 877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369). In Tennessee and Kansas, Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER. On behalf of Boot Hill Casino & Resort (KS). In West Virginia, Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER or visit www.1800gambler.net. All games regulated by the West Virginia Lottery. Please play responsibly. In partnership with Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. In Connecticut, Help is available for problem gambling call 888-789-7777 or visit ccpg.org. Licensee partner Golden Nugget Lake Charles (LA). 21+, age varies by jurisdiction. Void in Ontario. See DKNG.co/autoracing for eligibility, terms and responsible gaming resources. Bonus bets expire seven days after issuance. Eligibility and deposit restrictions apply.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/10/20231 hour, 59 minutes, 52 seconds
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311. Roval & Bob Pockrass: "He wrecked the dog food out of him!"

DBC is here to break down all things Roval! Brett Griffin, Freddie Kraft, TJ Majors and Casey Boat welcome in Fox Sports reporter Bob Pockrass into the studio to discuss an eventful elimination weekend in Charlotte. The group recaps AJ Allmendinger’s dominating win, the most recent four drivers to be eliminated from the Playoffs, and the various strategies teams ran over the weekend.  In Spot On Spot Off, the group debates the pros and cons of the 2024 schedule, the implementation of the new restart zone at the Roval, Jeb Burton’s crash with Justin Allgaier in a late race restart, Bubba Wallace’s penalty after being caught up in a crash and whether or not the Roval’s return in the ‘24 schedule is a good or bad thing.  Plus, Pockrass shares what he has heard regarding the latest Silly Season moves that have yet to be announced, the group recaps their live appearance from Charlotte over the weekend and previews a likely chaotic week in Vegas.  Come see us in Las Vegas! 🎟️ BUY TICKETS: https://bit.ly/3OZRNM3 DraftKings State-Specific Problem Gambling Information: In Massachusetts, call (800) 327-5050 or visit gamblinghelplinema.org, In New York, call 877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369). In Tennessee and Kansas, Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER. On behalf of Boot Hill Casino & Resort (KS). In West Virginia, Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER or visit www.1800gambler.net. All games regulated by the West Virginia Lottery. Please play responsibly. In partnership with Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. In Connecticut, Help is available for problem gambling call 888-789-7777 or visit ccpg.org. Licensee partner Golden Nugget Lake Charles (LA). 21+, age varies by jurisdiction. Void in Ontario. See DKNG.co/autoracing for eligibility, terms and responsible gaming resources. Bonus bets expire seven days after issuance. Eligibility and deposit restrictions apply.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/9/20232 hours, 3 minutes, 52 seconds
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310. Talladega: Cheap Shot or Sucker Punch

This week's show breaks a DBC record for the fastest one to go off the rails. So buckle up. Brett Griffin, Freddie Kraft, TJ Majors, and Casey Boat are back to recap everything from Talladega. TJ breaks down Brad Keselowski's crash with Carson Hocevar, the group discusses Kevin Harvick's DQ and debates whether or not the 4 car will win a race this year. In Spot On Spot Off, the group talks about Spire Motorsports purchasing KBM, NASCAR's "no locking bumpers" rule in the Truck Series race, Nick Sanchez saying Matt Crafton 'sucker punched' him in a post-race fight, Cup cars struggling with the current speedway package and Harvick's late-race moves that lost him the race to Ryan Blaney. Plus, the group shares 2024 schedule rumors ahead of this week's announcement, stories of fights on the spotters stand, and hears hilarious calls from Ryan Blaney fans rejoicing in the hot tub after the 12's win. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/2/20231 hour, 47 minutes, 55 seconds
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310. Talladega: Cheap Shot or Sucker Punch

This week's show breaks a DBC record for the fastest one to go off the rails. So buckle up. Brett Griffin, Freddie Kraft, TJ Majors, and Casey Boat are back to recap everything from Talladega. TJ breaks down Brad Keselowski's crash with Carson Hocevar, the group discusses Kevin Harvick's DQ and debates whether or not the 4 car will win a race this year.In Spot On Spot Off, the group talks about Spire Motorsports purchasing KBM, NASCAR's "no locking bumpers" rule in the Truck Series race, Nick Sanchez saying Matt Crafton 'sucker punched' him in a post-race fight, Cup cars struggling with the current speedway package and Harvick's late-race moves that lost him the race to Ryan Blaney.Plus, the group shares 2024 schedule rumors ahead of this week's announcement, stories of fights on the spotters stand, and hears hilarious calls from Ryan Blaney fans rejoicing in the hot tub after the 12's win. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/2/20231 hour, 44 minutes, 55 seconds
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309. Texas: You Play To Win The Game

We are pleased to announce that our spotters DID NOT melt under the sweltering Texas sun over the weekend, and are back in the studio to break down all of the action from the weekend! Freddie Kraft, Brett Griffin, TJ Majors, and Casey Boat discuss the state of Texas Motor Speedway, both in the quality of racing and the condition of the facility. Should Texas stay in the Playoffs? The group shares their opinions. Plus, Freddie Kraft recaps the final restart that left himself and driver Bubba Wallace a few spots too short of advancing to the Round of 8. In Spot On/Spot Off, the group talks about Kyle Busch's lack of belief in himself, Brennan Poole's scary pit road crash, Bubba Wallace's title as 'the restart king', and more. The group also shares what rumors they have heard in regards to the 2024 schedule, the Playoff cutline heading into Talladega, and why Freddie and Brett won't be of any help preparing Andrew for his upcoming triathlon. Come see us in Las Vegas! 🎟️ BUY TICKETS: https://bit.ly/3OZRNM3 DraftKings State-Specific Problem Gambling Information: In Massachusetts, call (800) 327-5050 or visit gamblinghelplinema.org, In New York, call 877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369). In Tennessee and Kansas, Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER. On behalf of Boot Hill Casino & Resort (KS). In West Virginia, Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER or visit www.1800gambler.net. All games regulated by the West Virginia Lottery. Please play responsibly. In partnership with Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. In Connecticut, Help is available for problem gambling call 888-789-7777 or visit ccpg.org. Licensee partner Golden Nugget Lake Charles (LA). 21+, age varies by jurisdiction. Void in Ontario. See DKNG.co/autoracing for eligibility, terms and responsible gaming resources. Bonus bets expire seven days after issuance. Eligibility and deposit restrictions apply. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/25/20231 hour, 48 minutes, 38 seconds
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309. Texas: You Play To Win The Game

We are pleased to announce that our spotters DID NOT melt under the sweltering Texas sun over the weekend, and are back in the studio to break down all of the action from the weekend! Freddie Kraft, Brett Griffin, TJ Majors, and Casey Boat discuss the state of Texas Motor Speedway, both in the quality of racing and the condition of the facility.Should Texas stay in the Playoffs? The group shares their opinions. Plus, Freddie Kraft recaps the final restart that left himself and driver Bubba Wallace a few spots too short of advancing to the Round of 8.In Spot On/Spot Off, the group talks about Kyle Busch's lack of belief in himself, Brennan Poole's scary pit road crash, Bubba Wallace's title as 'the restart king', and more.The group also shares what rumors they have heard in regards to the 2024 schedule, the Playoff cutline heading into Talladega, and why Freddie and Brett won't be of any help preparing Andrew for his upcoming triathlon.Come see us in Las Vegas! 🎟️ BUY TICKETS: https://bit.ly/3OZRNM3 DraftKings State-Specific Problem Gambling Information: In Massachusetts, call (800) 327-5050 or visit gamblinghelplinema.org, In New York, call 877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369). In Tennessee and Kansas, Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER. On behalf of Boot Hill Casino & Resort (KS). In West Virginia, Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER or visit www.1800gambler.net. All games regulated by the West Virginia Lottery. Please play responsibly. In partnership with Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. In Connecticut, Help is available for problem gambling call 888-789-7777 or visit ccpg.org. Licensee partner Golden Nugget Lake Charles (LA). 21+, age varies by jurisdiction. Void in Ontario. See DKNG.co/autoracing for eligibility, terms and responsible gaming resources. Bonus bets expire seven days after issuance. Eligibility and deposit restrictions apply. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/25/20231 hour, 45 minutes, 38 seconds
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308. Bristol & Matt Weaver: We Found Our Villain

Door Bumper Clear returns from the Bristol elimination race with PLENTY to talk about. Hosts TJ Majors, Brett Griffin, Freddie Kraft, and Casey Boat welcome in motorsports journalist Matt Weaver to discuss the first four drivers out, Dale Jr's return to competition, drivers on the hot seat, and more! In Spot On/Spot Off, the group takes sides on Austin Hill's teammate drama with Sheldon Creed, JRM's carnage-filled night at Bristol, Joey Logano getting caught up in Corey LaJoie's crash, and Denny Hamlin embracing his new villain persona. Plus, the group fields hilarious reaction theatre calls, turns to a thesaurus for new vocabulary words, and previews the next round of racing in the NASCAR playoffs. It's an episode you won't want to miss. Learn more about Birch Gold Group: https://freekit.birchgold.com/dbc-gold-ira/ Come see us in Las Vegas! 🎟️ BUY TICKETS: https://bit.ly/3OZRNM3 DraftKings State-Specific Problem Gambling Information: In Massachusetts, call (800) 327-5050 or visit gamblinghelplinema.org, In New York, call 877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369). In Tennessee and Kansas, Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER. On behalf of Boot Hill Casino & Resort (KS). In West Virginia, Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER or visit www.1800gambler.net. All games regulated by the West Virginia Lottery. Please play responsibly. In partnership with Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. In Connecticut, Help is available for problem gambling call 888-789-7777 or visit ccpg.org. Licensee partner Golden Nugget Lake Charles (LA). 21+, age varies by jurisdiction. Void in Ontario. See DKNG.co/autoracing for eligibility, terms and responsible gaming resources. Bonus bets expire seven days after issuance. Eligibility and deposit restrictions apply. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/18/20232 hours, 6 minutes, 45 seconds
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308. Bristol & Matt Weaver: We Found Our Villain

Door Bumper Clear returns from the Bristol elimination race with PLENTY to talk about. Hosts TJ Majors, Brett Griffin, Freddie Kraft, and Casey Boat welcome in motorsports journalist Matt Weaver to discuss the first four drivers out, Dale Jr's return to competition, drivers on the hot seat, and more!In Spot On/Spot Off, the group takes sides on Austin Hill's teammate drama with Sheldon Creed, JRM's carnage-filled night at Bristol, Joey Logano getting caught up in Corey LaJoie's crash, and Denny Hamlin embracing his new villain persona.Plus, the group fields hilarious reaction theatre calls, turns to a thesaurus for new vocabulary words, and previews the next round of racing in the NASCAR playoffs. It's an episode you won't want to miss.Learn more about Birch Gold Group: https://freekit.birchgold.com/dbc-gold-ira/Come see us in Las Vegas! 🎟️ BUY TICKETS: https://bit.ly/3OZRNM3 DraftKings State-Specific Problem Gambling Information: In Massachusetts, call (800) 327-5050 or visit gamblinghelplinema.org, In New York, call 877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369). In Tennessee and Kansas, Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER. On behalf of Boot Hill Casino & Resort (KS). In West Virginia, Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER or visit www.1800gambler.net. All games regulated by the West Virginia Lottery. Please play responsibly. In partnership with Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. In Connecticut, Help is available for problem gambling call 888-789-7777 or visit ccpg.org. Licensee partner Golden Nugget Lake Charles (LA). 21+, age varies by jurisdiction. Void in Ontario. See DKNG.co/autoracing for eligibility, terms and responsible gaming resources. Bonus bets expire seven days after issuance. Eligibility and deposit restrictions apply. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/18/20232 hours, 2 minutes, 45 seconds
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307. Kansas: Chase, You Can't Act Like Nothing Happened

Door Bumper Clear, we're not in Kansas anymore... we're back in the studio to break it all down! Freddie Kraft, Brett Griffin, TJ Majors, and Casey Boat recap all of the action from Kansas Speedway. The crew discusses the major moments that rattled the Cup Series Playoffs, Joey Logano's "playoff saving" strategy move, and Tyler Reddick's first career birth into the Round of 12.In Spot On Spot Off, the group debates John Hunter Nemecheck's move to Legacy MC in 2024, Ty Majeski's bleeding tires penalty, Denny Hamlin sleeping on the final restart, and Chase Elliott denying what happened between him and Larson coming off of pit road.In Reaction Theatre, Freddie made plenty of new friends over the weekend and Brett shares what famous sandwich he has never tried. Plus, TJ explains why Dale Jr. wins his 'what an idiot award' and who next week's guest on the show will be!Learn more about Birch Gold Group: https://freekit.birchgold.com/dbc-gold-ira/Come see us in Las Vegas! 🎟️ BUY TICKETS: https://bit.ly/3OZRNM3DraftKings State-Specific Problem Gambling Information:In Massachusetts, call (800) 327-5050 or visit gamblinghelplinema.org, In New York, call 877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369). In Tennessee and Kansas, Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER. On behalf of Boot Hill Casino & Resort (KS). In West Virginia, Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER or visit www.1800gambler.net. All games regulated by the West Virginia Lottery. Please play responsibly. In partnership with Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. In Connecticut, Help is available for problem gambling call 888-789-7777 or visit ccpg.org. Licensee partner Golden Nugget Lake Charles (LA). 21+, age varies by jurisdiction. Void in Ontario. See DKNG.co/autoracing for eligibility, terms and responsible gaming resources. Bonus bets expire seven days after issuance. Eligibility and deposit restrictions apply.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/14/20231 hour, 39 minutes, 13 seconds
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307. Kansas: Chase, You Can't Act Like Nothing Happened

Door Bumper Clear, we're not in Kansas anymore... we're back in the studio to break it all down! Freddie Kraft, Brett Griffin, TJ Majors, and Casey Boat recap all of the action from Kansas Speedway. The crew discusses the major moments that rattled the Cup Series Playoffs, Joey Logano's "playoff saving" strategy move, and Tyler Reddick's first career birth into the Round of 12. In Spot On Spot Off, the group debates John Hunter Nemecheck's move to Legacy MC in 2024, Ty Majeski's bleeding tires penalty, Denny Hamlin sleeping on the final restart, and Chase Elliott denying what happened between him and Larson coming off of pit road. In Reaction Theatre, Freddie made plenty of new friends over the weekend and Brett shares what famous sandwich he has never tried. Plus, TJ explains why Dale Jr. wins his 'what an idiot award' and who next week's guest on the show will be! Learn more about Birch Gold Group: https://freekit.birchgold.com/dbc-gold-ira/ Come see us in Las Vegas! 🎟️ BUY TICKETS: https://bit.ly/3OZRNM3 DraftKings State-Specific Problem Gambling Information: In Massachusetts, call (800) 327-5050 or visit gamblinghelplinema.org, In New York, call 877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369). In Tennessee and Kansas, Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER. On behalf of Boot Hill Casino & Resort (KS). In West Virginia, Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER or visit www.1800gambler.net. All games regulated by the West Virginia Lottery. Please play responsibly. In partnership with Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. In Connecticut, Help is available for problem gambling call 888-789-7777 or visit ccpg.org. Licensee partner Golden Nugget Lake Charles (LA). 21+, age varies by jurisdiction. Void in Ontario. See DKNG.co/autoracing for eligibility, terms and responsible gaming resources. Bonus bets expire seven days after issuance. Eligibility and deposit restrictions apply.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/11/20231 hour, 42 minutes, 13 seconds
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306. Darlington Was Lights Out

The Playoffs are here, and DBC is back from Darlington to break down everything from the first race. TJ Majors, Brett Griffin, Freddie Kraft and Casey Boat discuss racing with limited lighting, which teams stand out after the first race and what factors are contributing to their speed? In "Spot On" or "Spot Off," the crew discusses the recent success of RFK Racing and whether they're genuine championship contenders, the on-track feud between Alex Bowman and Daniel Suarez, Toyota's dominance and lack of results and Denny Hamlin contract extension with Joe Gibbs Racing. In Reaction Theatre, fans hand out new nicknames for both drivers and a few spotters on the show... The group also talks about what new technologies they'd like to see implemented on the spotters stand, and share their favorite Jimmy Buffett songs in honor of the artist's passing over the weekend. Learn more about Birch Gold Group: https://freekit.birchgold.com/dbc-gold-ira/ Come see us in Las Vegas! 🎟️ BUY TICKETS: https://bit.ly/3OZRNM3 DraftKings State-Specific Problem Gambling Information: In Massachusetts, call (800) 327-5050 or visit gamblinghelplinema.org, In New York, call 877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369). In Tennessee and Kansas, Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER. On behalf of Boot Hill Casino & Resort (KS). In West Virginia, Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER or visit www.1800gambler.net. All games regulated by the West Virginia Lottery. Please play responsibly. In partnership with Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. In Connecticut, Help is available for problem gambling call 888-789-7777 or visit ccpg.org. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/5/20231 hour, 42 minutes, 46 seconds
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306. Darlington Was Lights Out

The Playoffs are here, and DBC is back from Darlington to break down everything from the first race. TJ Majors, Brett Griffin, Freddie Kraft and Casey Boat discuss racing with limited lighting, which teams stand out after the first race and what factors are contributing to their speed?In "Spot On" or "Spot Off," the crew discusses the recent success of RFK Racing and whether they're genuine championship contenders, the on-track feud between Alex Bowman and Daniel Suarez, Toyota's dominance and lack of results and Denny Hamlin contract extension with Joe Gibbs Racing.In Reaction Theatre, fans hand out new nicknames for both drivers and a few spotters on the show...The group also talks about what new technologies they'd like to see implemented on the spotters stand, and share their favorite Jimmy Buffett songs in honor of the artist's passing over the weekend.Learn more about Birch Gold Group: https://freekit.birchgold.com/dbc-gold-ira/Come see us in Las Vegas! 🎟️ BUY TICKETS: https://bit.ly/3OZRNM3DraftKings State-Specific Problem Gambling Information:In Massachusetts, call (800) 327-5050 or visit gamblinghelplinema.org, In New York, call 877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369). In Tennessee and Kansas, Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER. On behalf of Boot Hill Casino & Resort (KS). In West Virginia, Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER or visit www.1800gambler.net. All games regulated by the West Virginia Lottery. Please play responsibly. In partnership with Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. In Connecticut, Help is available for problem gambling call 888-789-7777 or visit ccpg.org. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/5/20231 hour, 38 minutes, 46 seconds
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305. Daytona & Chris Rice: It's All About Winning

The NASCAR Playoffs are here, and DBC is back from Daytona to discuss it all! Freddie Kraft, Brett Griffin, TJ Majors and Casey Boat welcome in President of Kaulig Racing's Chris Rice. After having to race his way in, Freddie Kraft recaps his night with Bubba Wallace after making the Playoffs for the first time in their career. The group breaks down both Ryan Blaney & Ryan Preece's violent crashes from Saturday night, how they would change the Playoff format, and what the significance of the owners championship is in NASCAR. In Spot On Spot Off, the group talks about Kurt Busch's retirement from racing, Brad Keselowski pushing teammate Chris Buescher to victory and Chase Elliott's seven-year playoff run coming to an end. They also debate whether or not Brad Keselowski should've received a penalty for running his car under the red flag and predict who will make it into the Championship 4. Plus, Chris Rice teases an announcement that will "shock the world!" Learn more about Birch Gold Group: https://freekit.birchgold.com/dbc-gold-ira/ Come see us in Las Vegas! 🎟️ BUY TICKETS: https://bit.ly/3OZRNM3 DraftKings State-Specific Problem Gambling Information: In Massachusetts, call (800) 327-5050 or visit gamblinghelplinema.org, In New York, call 877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369). In Tennessee and Kansas, Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER. On behalf of Boot Hill Casino & Resort (KS). In West Virginia, Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER or visit www.1800gambler.net. All games regulated by the West Virginia Lottery. Please play responsibly. In partnership with Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. In Connecticut, Help is available for problem gambling call 888-789-7777 or visit ccpg.org. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/28/20231 hour, 51 minutes, 6 seconds
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305. Daytona & Chris Rice: It's All About Winning

The NASCAR Playoffs are here, and DBC is back from Daytona to discuss it all! Freddie Kraft, Brett Griffin, TJ Majors and Casey Boat welcome in President of Kaulig Racing's Chris Rice. After having to race his way in, Freddie Kraft recaps his night with Bubba Wallace after making the Playoffs for the first time in their career. The group breaks down both Ryan Blaney & Ryan Preece's violent crashes from Saturday night, how they would change the Playoff format, and what the significance of the owners championship is in NASCAR.In Spot On Spot Off, the group talks about Kurt Busch's retirement from racing, Brad Keselowski pushing teammate Chris Buescher to victory and Chase Elliott's seven-year playoff run coming to an end. They also debate whether or not Brad Keselowski should've received a penalty for running his car under the red flag and predict who will make it into the Championship 4. Plus, Chris Rice teases an announcement that will "shock the world!"Learn more about Birch Gold Group: https://freekit.birchgold.com/dbc-gold-ira/Come see us in Las Vegas! 🎟️ BUY TICKETS: https://bit.ly/3OZRNM3DraftKings State-Specific Problem Gambling Information:In Massachusetts, call (800) 327-5050 or visit gamblinghelplinema.org, In New York, call 877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369). In Tennessee and Kansas, Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER. On behalf of Boot Hill Casino & Resort (KS). In West Virginia, Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER or visit www.1800gambler.net. All games regulated by the West Virginia Lottery. Please play responsibly. In partnership with Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. In Connecticut, Help is available for problem gambling call 888-789-7777 or visit ccpg.org. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/28/20231 hour, 48 minutes, 6 seconds
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304. Watkins Glen: Let's Not Do That Again

After a weekend in Upstate New York, DBC is back to break down the action from Watkins Glen. With the Cup race being the shortest run time in modern era NASCAR, the group debated the excitement level of back to back Road Course races in the Cup Series. They also discussed Denny Hamlin's unsigned driver contract, and speculated what may be in store for Denny's and 23XI Racing's future. In Spot On Spot Off, the gang discussed Sam Mayer & Ty Gibbs' on track feud, the bubble battle heading into the regular season finale at Daytona, NASCAR and Netflix's new docuseries, and an exciting Dirty Mo Media event that fans won't want to miss. Plus, the group fields more hilarious Reaction Theatre calls, discusses the state of racing at Bowman Grey, and debates which NASCAR driver could win in a hypothetical cage match style fight. DraftKings State-Specific Problem Gambling Information: In Massachusetts, call (800) 327-5050 or visit gamblinghelplinema.org, In New York, call 877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369). In Tennessee and Kansas, Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER. On behalf of Boot Hill Casino & Resort (KS). In West Virginia, Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER or visit www.1800gambler.net. All games regulated by the West Virginia Lottery. Please play responsibly. In partnership with Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. In Connecticut, Help is available for problem gambling call 888-789-7777 or visit ccpg.org. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/21/20231 hour, 41 minutes, 17 seconds
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304. Watkins Glen: Let's Not Do That Again

After a weekend in Upstate New York, DBC is back to break down the action from Watkins Glen. With the Cup race being the shortest run time in modern era NASCAR, the group debated the excitement level of back to back Road Course races in the Cup Series. They also discussed Denny Hamlin's unsigned driver contract, and speculated what may be in store for Denny's and 23XI Racing's future.In Spot On Spot Off, the gang discussed Sam Mayer & Ty Gibbs' on track feud, the bubble battle heading into the regular season finale at Daytona, NASCAR and Netflix's new docuseries, and an exciting Dirty Mo Media event that fans won't want to miss.Plus, the group fields more hilarious Reaction Theatre calls, discusses the state of racing at Bowman Grey, and debates which NASCAR driver could win in a hypothetical cage match style fight.DraftKings State-Specific Problem Gambling Information:In Massachusetts, call (800) 327-5050 or visit gamblinghelplinema.org, In New York, call 877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369). In Tennessee and Kansas, Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER. On behalf of Boot Hill Casino & Resort (KS). In West Virginia, Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER or visit www.1800gambler.net. All games regulated by the West Virginia Lottery. Please play responsibly. In partnership with Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. In Connecticut, Help is available for problem gambling call 888-789-7777 or visit ccpg.org. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/21/20231 hour, 37 minutes, 17 seconds
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303. Indianapolis: Big Win For The Little Guy

Back from Indianapolis, Brett Griffin, Freddie Kraft, TJ Majors and Casey Boat are here to recap all that went down over the weekend. The group discusses the impact of Michael McDowell's win on the playoffs, the performances of the international road course ringers, and why one particular driver may need to work on his foreign relations. In Spot On Spot Off presented by Money Lion, the group debates whether or not they liked the Cup race running mostly under green, if Ford is the new manufacture to watch going into the playoffs, and how much time should Kyle Larson be dedicating to his 2024 Indianapolis 500/Coke 600 double. The group also gets a wide variety of calls in Reaction Theatre, ranging from fans angry at Joey Logano, others showcasing their musical talents, and of course, a Ryan Blaney fan update. This week's episode is not to be missed. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/14/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 9 seconds
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303. Indianapolis: Big Win For The Little Guy

Back from Indianapolis, Brett Griffin, Freddie Kraft, TJ Majors and Casey Boat are here to recap all that went down over the weekend. The group discusses the impact of Michael McDowell's win on the playoffs, the performances of the international road course ringers, and why one particular driver may need to work on his foreign relations.In Spot On Spot Off presented by Money Lion, the group debates whether or not they liked the Cup race running mostly under green, if Ford is the new manufacture to watch going into the playoffs, and how much time should Kyle Larson be dedicating to his 2024 Indianapolis 500/Coke 600 double.The group also gets a wide variety of calls in Reaction Theatre, ranging from fans angry at Joey Logano, others showcasing their musical talents, and of course, a Ryan Blaney fan update. This week's episode is not to be missed. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/14/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 9 seconds
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302. Michigan: The Results Speak For Themselves

After a long weekend in the Irish Hills, Freddie Kraft, Casey Boat, Brett Griffin, and TJ Majors are back to discuss all of the hot topics from Michigan. Is RFK the top Ford team after Chris Buescher's back-to-back Cup Series wins? Freddie Kraft and TJ Majors both discuss their race to make the Playoffs with drivers Bubba Wallace and Brad Keselowski currently sitting on the playoff bubble. During this week's Spot On Spot Off presented by Money Lion, hard racing ends the day of multiple drivers, Martin Truex Jr. announces that he’s returning for another season, Ryan Blaney expresses his frustration with Corey LaJoie, and Cup cars return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval to test a potential return to the classic configuration for next year. Plus, fan groups of struggling Cup drivers want to join Blaney fans for beers in the bathtub. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/8/20231 hour, 34 minutes, 40 seconds
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302. Michigan: The Results Speak For Themselves

After a long weekend in the Irish Hills, Freddie Kraft, Casey Boat, Brett Griffin, and TJ Majors are back to discuss all of the hot topics from Michigan. Is RFK the top Ford team after Chris Buescher's back-to-back Cup Series wins? Freddie Kraft and TJ Majors both discuss their race to make the Playoffs with drivers Bubba Wallace and Brad Keselowski currently sitting on the playoff bubble.During this week's Spot On Spot Off presented by Money Lion, hard racing ends the day of multiple drivers, Martin Truex Jr. announces that he’s returning for another season, Ryan Blaney expresses his frustration with Corey LaJoie, and Cup cars return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval to test a potential return to the classic configuration for next year. Plus, fan groups of struggling Cup drivers want to join Blaney fans for beers in the bathtub. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/8/20231 hour, 31 minutes, 40 seconds
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301. Richmond & Carson Hocevar: A Slice Of Humble Pie

After a hot weekend in Richmond, Door Bumper Clear’s TJ Majors, Brett Griffin and producer Andrew Kurland are back in the studio with special guest Carson Hocevar. Fresh off of his truck series win at Richmond, Hocevar jumps straight into the show to break down the weekend. The group dives into Hocevar's rise through the ranks and previews where he could possibly end up next season. During this week's Spot On Spot Off presented by Money Lion, The CW takes over NASCAR Xfinity series broadcast rights starting in 2025, Shane Van Gisbergen confirms he wants to switch from supercars to NASCAR, the Cup race's high tire wear and the low number of cautions opens the door for strategy, and Carson Hocevar's post race interview is not to be missed. In Reaction Theatre, fans speak their minds on Truex's complaining over the radio, Blaney's ongoing struggles and Paul Tracy's SRX suspension. The group also previews the Playoffs and this upcoming weekend at Michigan. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/31/20231 hour, 56 minutes, 10 seconds
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301. Richmond & Carson Hocevar: A Slice Of Humble Pie

After a hot weekend in Richmond, Door Bumper Clear’s TJ Majors, Brett Griffin and producer Andrew Kurland are back in the studio with special guest Carson Hocevar. Fresh off of his truck series win at Richmond, Hocevar jumps straight into the show to break down the weekend. The group dives into Hocevar's rise through the ranks and previews where he could possibly end up next season.During this week's Spot On Spot Off presented by Money Lion, The CW takes over NASCAR Xfinity series broadcast rights starting in 2025, Shane Van Gisbergen confirms he wants to switch from supercars to NASCAR, the Cup race's high tire wear and the low number of cautions opens the door for strategy, and Carson Hocevar's post race interview is not to be missed.In Reaction Theatre, fans speak their minds on Truex's complaining over the radio, Blaney's ongoing struggles and Paul Tracy's SRX suspension. The group also previews the Playoffs and this upcoming weekend at Michigan. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/31/20231 hour, 52 minutes, 40 seconds
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300. Pocono: Tubing in the Tunnel Turn

Door Bumper Clear is back celebrating our 300th episode! After a crazy weekend at the tricky triangle in Pocono, Freddie Kraft, Casey Boat, TJ Majors and Brett Griffin discuss the action from an eventful weekend at the track. During this week’s Spot-on Spot Off presented by Money Lion, the group discusses Justin Haley's move to Rick Ware Racing in 2024 and beyond, Joey Logano frustrations with the track crew, Austin Dillon helmet throw at former teammate, Denny Hamlin's encounters with Alex Bowman and Kyle Larson, and why NASCAR waited to throw the caution after Ryan Preece's spin just before the white flag. The group also breaks down a record number of reaction theatre calls, shares their hilarious candidates for 'what an idiot' and provides a list of 'dream guests' to get on the show. Happy 300, DBC! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/24/20232 hours, 11 minutes, 42 seconds
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300. Pocono: Tubing in the Tunnel Turn

Door Bumper Clear is back celebrating our 300th episode! After a crazy weekend at the tricky triangle in Pocono, Freddie Kraft, Casey Boat, TJ Majors and Brett Griffin discuss the action from an eventful weekend at the track.During this week’s Spot-on Spot Off presented by Money Lion, the group discusses Justin Haley's move to Rick Ware Racing in 2024 and beyond, Joey Logano frustrations with the track crew, Austin Dillon helmet throw at former teammate, Denny Hamlin's encounters with Alex Bowman and Kyle Larson, and why NASCAR waited to throw the caution after Ryan Preece's spin just before the white flag.The group also breaks down a record number of reaction theatre calls, shares their hilarious candidates for 'what an idiot' and provides a list of 'dream guests' to get on the show. Happy 300, DBC! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/24/20232 hours, 8 minutes, 12 seconds
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299. New Hampshire: A Mile In A Monsoon

After a wet weekend, the Door Bumper Clear crew is back after a long weekend in New Hampshire. With TJ Majors out sick, Freddie Kraft, Brett Griffin, and Casey Boat reminisce about a weekend full of racing up east. They recap the first SRX race of the season, Joe Gibbs Racing's dominating weekend, William Bryon's mistakes on pit road, and Ross Chastain's "break of a lifetime" with Busch Beer's sponsorship in 2024. During this week’s Spot-on Spot Off presented by MoneyLion, Cole Custer was not impressed with Sheldon Creed’s move on the last lap, a mid-race restart caused a multi-car pileup, Martin Truex Jr gained his third win of the season and a teammate almost ruined his chances of winning. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/18/20231 hour, 38 minutes, 40 seconds
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299. New Hampshire: A Mile In A Monsoon

After a wet weekend, the Door Bumper Clear crew is back after a long weekend in New Hampshire. With TJ Majors out sick, Freddie Kraft, Brett Griffin, and Casey Boat reminisce about a weekend full of racing up east. They recap the first SRX race of the season, Joe Gibbs Racing's dominating weekend, William Bryon's mistakes on pit road, and Ross Chastain's "break of a lifetime" with Busch Beer's sponsorship in 2024.During this week’s Spot-on Spot Off presented by MoneyLion, Cole Custer was not impressed with Sheldon Creed’s move on the last lap, a mid-race restart caused a multi-car pileup, Martin Truex Jr gained his third win of the season and a teammate almost ruined his chances of winning. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/18/20231 hour, 35 minutes, 10 seconds
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298. Atlanta & Kip Childress: Get Ready To Go Haywire

After the whirlwind of Atlanta, the ENTIRE Door Bumper Clear Crew is back in the studio with former NASCAR pace car driver, Kip Childress. Casey Boat, TJ Majors, Freddie Kraft, and Brett Griffin discuss Kip's new role as Executive Director of the Cars Tour and break down the action from this past weekend in Atlanta. During Spot-on Spot Off, the group dives into Austin Hill's frustrations after the Xfinity race, Justin Haley bailing on teammate Daniel Hemric coming to the white flag, NASCAR’s decision to not throw the caution after Harvick's spin, and William Byron's winning strategy call after going a lap down earlier in the race. Plus, the group talks about Ryan Preece and Harrison Burton's struggles this season, with both combining for only a single top 10 finish. In Massachusetts, call (800) 327-5050 or visit gamblinghelplinema.org, In New York, call 877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369). In Tennessee and Kansas, Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER. On behalf of Boot Hill Casino & Resort (KS). In West Virginia, Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER or visit www.1800gambler.net. All games regulated by the West Virginia Lottery. Please play responsibly. In partnership with Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. In Connecticut, Help is available for problem gambling call 888-789-7777 or visit ccpg.org. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/10/20232 hours, 7 minutes, 41 seconds
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298. Atlanta & Kip Childress: Get Ready To Go Haywire

After the whirlwind of Atlanta, the ENTIRE Door Bumper Clear Crew is back in the studio with former NASCAR pace car driver, Kip Childress. Casey Boat, TJ Majors, Freddie Kraft, and Brett Griffin discuss Kip's new role as Executive Director of the Cars Tour and break down the action from this past weekend in Atlanta.During Spot-on Spot Off, the group dives into Austin Hill's frustrations after the Xfinity race, Justin Haley bailing on teammate Daniel Hemric coming to the white flag, NASCAR’s decision to not throw the caution after Harvick's spin, and William Byron's winning strategy call after going a lap down earlier in the race. Plus, the group talks about Ryan Preece and Harrison Burton's struggles this season, with both combining for only a single top 10 finish.In Massachusetts, call (800) 327-5050 or visit gamblinghelplinema.org, In New York, call 877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369). In Tennessee and Kansas, Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER. On behalf of Boot Hill Casino & Resort (KS). In West Virginia, Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER or visit www.1800gambler.net. All games regulated by the West Virginia Lottery. Please play responsibly. In partnership with Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. In Connecticut, Help is available for problem gambling call 888-789-7777 or visit ccpg.org. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/10/20232 hours, 4 minutes, 11 seconds
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297. Chicago: Unprecedented Circumstances

After a historic inaugural street race weekend in Chicago, DBC is back with a special edition recap of all the action. Freddie Kraft, Brett Griffin, TJ Majors, and Casey Boat break down the handful of historic firsts that occurred during race weekend. In Spot On, Spot Off, the group debates NASCAR's decision to call the Xfinity Series race two laps short of halfway, scoring discrepancies following a multi-car pileup, shortening the race from 100 to 75 laps, and Shane van Gisbergen's post-race comments regarding the talent level in the Cup Series. Plus, the group welcomes race fan Ross Olson, who gives a detailed report of the fan experience from Grant Park over the weekend. The group also provides suggestions for future road course ringers to try NASCAR and brainstorm other cities capable of hosting a NASCAR street race. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/3/20232 hours, 8 minutes, 16 seconds
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297. Chicago: Unprecedented Circumstances

After a historic inaugural street race weekend in Chicago, DBC is back with a special edition recap of all the action. Freddie Kraft, Brett Griffin, TJ Majors, and Casey Boat break down the handful of historic firsts that occurred during race weekend.In Spot On, Spot Off, the group debates NASCAR's decision to call the Xfinity Series race two laps short of halfway, scoring discrepancies following a multi-car pileup, shortening the race from 100 to 75 laps, and Shane van Gisbergen's post-race comments regarding the talent level in the Cup Series.Plus, the group welcomes race fan Ross Olson, who gives a detailed report of the fan experience from Grant Park over the weekend. The group also provides suggestions for future road course ringers to try NASCAR and brainstorm other cities capable of hosting a NASCAR street race. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/3/20232 hours, 5 minutes, 46 seconds
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296. Nashville & Taylor Moyer: Calling Audibles

Now that the hot Nashville weekend is over, "most" of the Door Bumper Clear crew came together to debrief the action and look ahead to the Chicago Street Race. With Brett Griffin missing in Nashville; Casey Boat, Freddie Kraft and TJ Majors called in Josh Berry's Crew Chief Taylor Moyer to jump right into the hot seat. During this week’s Spot-on Spot Off, the crew takes a deep dive into Josh Berry’s hard work to Cup and Tony Stewart’s comments regarding talent over money. They broke down Cole Custer's frustration with AJ Allmendinger’s damage caused aero advantages, called for more safer barriers after Ryan Blaney's hard crash, and discussed NBC's return to the airwaves. Plus, we hear Taylor Moyer’s not to be missed story involving Sam Mayer, fluid spilling and a long day in the garage. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/27/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 56 seconds
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296. Nashville & Taylor Moyer: Calling Audibles

Now that the hot Nashville weekend is over, "most" of the Door Bumper Clear crew came together to debrief the action and look ahead to the Chicago Street Race. With Brett Griffin missing in Nashville; Casey Boat, Freddie Kraft and TJ Majors called in Josh Berry's Crew Chief Taylor Moyer to jump right into the hot seat.During this week’s Spot-on Spot Off, the crew takes a deep dive into Josh Berry’s hard work to Cup and Tony Stewart’s comments regarding talent over money. They broke down Cole Custer's frustration with AJ Allmendinger’s damage caused aero advantages, called for more safer barriers after Ryan Blaney's hard crash, and discussed NBC's return to the airwaves. Plus, we hear Taylor Moyer’s not to be missed story involving Sam Mayer, fluid spilling and a long day in the garage. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/27/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 26 seconds
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295. Wake Me Up When Sonoma Ends

Door Bumper Clear returns from sunny Sonoma California with PLENTY to talk about from the weekend. Brett Griffin, Freddie Kraft and TJ Majors welcome Karsyn Elledge was Casey's super-sub on the show! In Spot On Spot Off, the group unpacks NASCAR's new safety changes following a string of big crashes throughout the first half of the season, discusses Chase Elliott's return after his one-week suspension, and dives into the mostly caution free race at Sonoma that opened the door for in-race strategy to play out. The group also points out Ross Chastain has been uncharacteristically quiet the last couple of weeks, and breaks down a handful of not to be missed reaction theatre calls... with a new call-in number! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/12/20231 hour, 33 minutes, 28 seconds
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295. Wake Me Up When Sonoma Ends

Door Bumper Clear returns from sunny Sonoma California with PLENTY to talk about from the weekend. Brett Griffin, Freddie Kraft and TJ Majors welcome Karsyn Elledge was Casey's super-sub on the show!In Spot On Spot Off, the group unpacks NASCAR's new safety changes following a string of big crashes throughout the first half of the season, discusses Chase Elliott's return after his one-week suspension, and dives into the mostly caution free race at Sonoma that opened the door for in-race strategy to play out.The group also points out Ross Chastain has been uncharacteristically quiet the last couple of weeks, and breaks down a handful of not to be missed reaction theatre calls... with a new call-in number! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/12/20231 hour, 30 minutes, 58 seconds
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294. Gateway & Graham Smith: Professional Party Planners

After a long weekend of racing, the Door Bumper Clear's Freddie Kraft, TJ Majors and Casey Boat welcomed VP of US Legend Cars Graham Smith to recap all of the action from Gateway Motorsports Park and Portland. This week Spot on Spot Off, the table talked through Phoenix Raceway's renewal 2024 championship race, Corey Lajoie subbing in for the suspended Chase Elliott, Jeb Burton’s post-fight comments to Chandler Smith after the NASCAR Xfinity Race in Portland, and the handful of brake rotor failures on Sunday at Gateway. Plus, Graham Smith shares stories of bus racing, demolition derbys and the time he and Bubba Wallace became the first two people to "unofficially" test the Roval. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/5/20232 hours, 18 minutes, 18 seconds
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294. Gateway & Graham Smith: Professional Party Planners

After a long weekend of racing, the Door Bumper Clear's Freddie Kraft, TJ Majors and Casey Boat welcomed VP of US Legend Cars Graham Smith to recap all of the action from Gateway Motorsports Park and Portland.This week Spot on Spot Off, the table talked through Phoenix Raceway's renewal 2024 championship race, Corey Lajoie subbing in for the suspended Chase Elliott, Jeb Burton’s post-fight comments to Chandler Smith after the NASCAR Xfinity Race in Portland, and the handful of brake rotor failures on Sunday at Gateway. Plus, Graham Smith shares stories of bus racing, demolition derbys and the time he and Bubba Wallace became the first two people to "unofficially" test the Roval. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/5/20232 hours, 15 minutes, 48 seconds
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293. Charlotte: You Have To Make It Hurt

It took most of Monday to complete 900 miles of NASCAR action at Charlotte, and Door Bumper Clear is back to break down the action from the greatest weekend in motorsports. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft discuss the three crown jewel races in the Monaco GP, the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600. In Spot On, Spot Off, the guys break down running the start of the Xfinity race in the mist, the controversial one-lap shootout to decide the Indy 500, Bubba Wallace and Aric Almirola’s rain delay argument and Denny Hamlin calling Chase Elliott’s aggressive move a ‘tantrum’. Plus, the group discusses why Jimmie Johnson still races in one-off Cup races and receives a handful of reaction theatre calls breaking down the best moments of the weekend from the fans.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/30/20231 hour, 44 minutes, 26 seconds
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293. Charlotte: You Have To Make It Hurt

It took most of Monday to complete 900 miles of NASCAR action at Charlotte, and Door Bumper Clear is back to break down the action from the greatest weekend in motorsports. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft discuss the three crown jewel races in the Monaco GP, the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600.In Spot On, Spot Off, the guys break down running the start of the Xfinity race in the mist, the controversial one-lap shootout to decide the Indy 500, Bubba Wallace and Aric Almirola’s rain delay argument and Denny Hamlin calling Chase Elliott’s aggressive move a ‘tantrum’. Plus, the group discusses why Jimmie Johnson still races in one-off Cup races and receives a handful of reaction theatre calls breaking down the best moments of the weekend from the fans.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/30/20231 hour, 40 minutes, 56 seconds
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292. North Wilkesboro & Fox Sports' Artie Kempner: Freddie's Gone Missing

All-star weekend from North Wilkesboro is over and Door Bumper Clear (minus Freddie Kraft) returns to break down the action and is joined by NASCAR on FOX Coordinating Director, Artie Kempner, to talk about playing college football at the University of Florida, how he got into TV, directing The Masters, and founding Autism Speaks. In Spot Off, Spot Off, the table discusses why they don’t think Justin Marks needs to rein in Ross Chastain as much as people think, how the Next Gen car handled the old North Wilkesboro surface, their thoughts on potentially repaving the track, and whether or not Kyle Larson’s “ass-whooping” can be considered a good race. Plus, Artie answers some questions from some FOX Sports personalities in Ask DBC To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/22/20232 hours, 10 minutes, 27 seconds
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292. North Wilkesboro & Fox Sports' Artie Kempner: Freddie's Gone Missing

All-star weekend from North Wilkesboro is over and Door Bumper Clear (minus Freddie Kraft) returns to break down the action and is joined by NASCAR on FOX Coordinating Director, Artie Kempner, to talk about playing college football at the University of Florida, how he got into TV, directing The Masters, and founding Autism Speaks.In Spot Off, Spot Off, the table discusses why they don’t think Justin Marks needs to rein in Ross Chastain as much as people think, how the Next Gen car handled the old North Wilkesboro surface, their thoughts on potentially repaving the track, and whether or not Kyle Larson’s “ass-whooping” can be considered a good race. Plus, Artie answers some questions from some FOX Sports personalities in Ask DBC To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/22/20232 hours, 6 minutes, 57 seconds
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BONUS: Speed Street - Here To Make Memories: IMS President Doug Boles & Another Denny Hamlin Situation?

Although the kickoff to the first day of Indy 500 action got rained out, Conor Daly and Joey Mulinaro are back on Speed Street to discuss last weekend's GMR Grand Prix including Conor's potentially Denny Hamlin-like move, what drivers were saying about fighting the hot weather, and question why TV ratings fell flat despite the race's solid attendance numbers. Then, the guys talk with IMS President & Conor's step-dad Doug Boles about how IndyCar battles the track drying process, his favorite Indy 500 moments, future development plans for the track, whose idea it was to have Beth Boles ambush Conor's media day interview, and what IMS/IndyCar is doing to battle F1's trademark violation. Plus, the guys answer some Indy 500-related questions from the Door Bumper Clear gang. FOLLOW THE SHOW & GET OUR MERCH: https://linktr.ee/speedstreetpod To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/19/202349 minutes, 28 seconds
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BONUS: Speed Street - Here To Make Memories: IMS President Doug Boles & Another Denny Hamlin Situation?

Although the kickoff to the first day of Indy 500 action got rained out, Conor Daly and Joey Mulinaro are back on Speed Street to discuss last weekend's GMR Grand Prix including Conor's potentially Denny Hamlin-like move, what drivers were saying about fighting the hot weather, and question why TV ratings fell flat despite the race's solid attendance numbers.Then, the guys talk with IMS President & Conor's step-dad Doug Boles about how IndyCar battles the track drying process, his favorite Indy 500 moments, future development plans for the track, whose idea it was to have Beth Boles ambush Conor's media day interview, and what IMS/IndyCar is doing to battle F1's trademark violation. Plus, the guys answer some Indy 500-related questions from the Door Bumper Clear gang.FOLLOW THE SHOW & GET OUR MERCH: https://linktr.ee/speedstreetpod To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/19/202349 minutes, 29 seconds
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291. Darlington & Jesse Love: Here For My Talents

Throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway is over and the Door Bumper Clear gang is back in the studio to break down the action. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft are joined by ARCA Series driver Jesse Love to discuss his driving for Chad Boat’s dirt midget team, how he got his start in racing, and what path he sees himself taking to get to the Cup Series. In Spot On, Spot Off, the gius discuss Kevin Harvick's potentially hypocritical comments about drivers settling feuds on-track versus in the pits, John Hunter Nemechek and Kyle Larson’s crazy finish in the Xfinity Series race, NASCAR’s critical scoring errors when determining restart lineups throughout the weekend, Ross Chastain and Kyle Larson wrecking for the lead, and what Rick Hendrick had to say about Chastain’s aggressive driving. Plus, hear fans’ reaction to the Larson/Chastain incident, Freddie’s potential doppelganger and a new DBC song. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/15/20232 hours, 19 minutes, 49 seconds
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291. Darlington & Jesse Love: Here For My Talents

Throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway is over and the Door Bumper Clear gang is back in the studio to break down the action. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft are joined by ARCA Series driver Jesse Love to discuss his driving for Chad Boat’s dirt midget team, how he got his start in racing, and what path he sees himself taking to get to the Cup Series.In Spot On, Spot Off, the gius discuss Kevin Harvick's potentially hypocritical comments about drivers settling feuds on-track versus in the pits, John Hunter Nemechek and Kyle Larson’s crazy finish in the Xfinity Series race, NASCAR’s critical scoring errors when determining restart lineups throughout the weekend, Ross Chastain and Kyle Larson wrecking for the lead, and what Rick Hendrick had to say about Chastain’s aggressive driving. Plus, hear fans’ reaction to the Larson/Chastain incident, Freddie’s potential doppelganger and a new DBC song. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/15/20232 hours, 16 minutes, 19 seconds
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290. Kansas: The Best Race In NASCAR History?

Kansas Speedway’s fairly uneventful weekend (according to Ross Chastain) is over and Door Bumper Clear is back to break down the action. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft discuss F1’s boring race in Miami, question why the Ford teams are struggling recently, and which new NASCAR sponsor Brett wants to see being activated at all tracks. In Spot On, Spot Off, the guys talk about Legacy MC’s big manufacturer change for 2024, NASCAR displaying Austin Dillon’s confiscated part, why Sunday’s race was heavily impacted by pit strategy and tire management, and how Noah poorly managed his fight with Ross Chastain post-race. Plus, hear the return of two fan-favorite DBC musicians in Reaction Theatre. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/8/20231 hour, 46 minutes, 54 seconds
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290. Kansas: The Best Race In NASCAR History?

Kansas Speedway’s fairly uneventful weekend (according to Ross Chastain) is over and Door Bumper Clear is back to break down the action. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft discuss F1’s boring race in Miami, question why the Ford teams are struggling recently, and which new NASCAR sponsor Brett wants to see being activated at all tracks.In Spot On, Spot Off, the guys talk about Legacy MC’s big manufacturer change for 2024, NASCAR displaying Austin Dillon’s confiscated part, why Sunday’s race was heavily impacted by pit strategy and tire management, and how Noah poorly managed his fight with Ross Chastain post-race. Plus, hear the return of two fan-favorite DBC musicians in Reaction Theatre. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/8/20231 hour, 43 minutes, 24 seconds
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289. Dover: Short Term Memory Loss

After a rain-delayed Dover race, Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Casey Boat are back on Door Bumper Clear to break down the action from an eventful weekend at the Monster Mile. Ross Chastain’s ‘Don’t give a f— tour’ is the talk of the town in the NASCAR garage, and takes center stage in today’s discussion.  Plus, the group discusses Martin Truex Jr.’s return to victory lane and debates whether or not he will return for another season in 2024.  In Spot On, Spot Off, the table breaks down what Christopher Bell describes as “gutless” engines used in the Cup Series rules package and reinforces that drivers must follow up their words with action. Finally, they talk about Denny Hamlin’s bracket challenge idea coming to life, why Brett burnt his hamburger buns, and which spotter has ducks roaming around their house. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/2/20231 hour, 26 minutes, 15 seconds
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289. Dover: Short Term Memory Loss

After a rain-delayed Dover race, Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Casey Boat are back on Door Bumper Clear to break down the action from an eventful weekend at the Monster Mile. Ross Chastain’s ‘Don’t give a f— tour’ is the talk of the town in the NASCAR garage, and takes center stage in today’s discussion.  Plus, the group discusses Martin Truex Jr.’s return to victory lane and debates whether or not he will return for another season in 2024. In Spot On, Spot Off, the table breaks down what Christopher Bell describes as “gutless” engines used in the Cup Series rules package and reinforces that drivers must follow up their words with action. Finally, they talk about Denny Hamlin’s bracket challenge idea coming to life, why Brett burnt his hamburger buns, and which spotter has ducks roaming around their house. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/2/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 45 seconds
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288. Talladega: The Track Is Not The Problem

Talladega weekend has ended and Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft have returned to Door Bumper Clear to break down the action. The guys discuss the difficulty passing during the race and why the pack was stuck racing in double file. In Spot On, Spot Off, the table discusses Corey Lajoie’s comments trying to wreck Kyle Busch at Martinsville, Ross Chastain making contact with Noah Gragson, Austin Dillon speaking on behalf of the drivers, and Freddie breaks down Bubba Wallace wrecking while racing Ryan Blaney for the lead. Plus, the spotters explain how teams make code words for radio communication in #AskDBC. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/24/20231 hour, 25 minutes, 3 seconds
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288. Talladega: The Track Is Not The Problem

Talladega weekend has ended and Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft have returned to Door Bumper Clear to break down the action. The guys discuss the difficulty passing during the race and why the pack was stuck racing in double file.In Spot On, Spot Off, the table discusses Corey Lajoie’s comments trying to wreck Kyle Busch at Martinsville, Ross Chastain making contact with Noah Gragson, Austin Dillon speaking on behalf of the drivers, and Freddie breaks down Bubba Wallace wrecking while racing Ryan Blaney for the lead. Plus, the spotters explain how teams make code words for radio communication in #AskDBC. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/24/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 33 seconds
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BONUS: Speed Street - Muskets & Swords: NBC Commentator James Hinchcliffe & Standing Up For Callum

Joey Mulinaro is back from his week-long horse racing adventure to join co-host Conor Daly on Speed Street. The guys talk about Conor’s race at Long Beach, why Will Power had choice words to the drivers about passing in the last corner, the difficulty of running a fuel mileage race, how Speed Street got Conor a free meal, and why Callum Ilott is receiving a large amount of internet hate after this weekend.  Then, they talk with NBC commentator and former IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe about how IndyCar can keep its attendance and TV rating momentum heading into Barber, why Pato O’ward and Scott Dixon’s crash sets the precedent for officiating going forward, Andretti Autosport’s heightened performance this year, whether or not he’ll get back in the seat, and prepping for IndyCar’s open test at Indy. Plus, hear how this week’s Ricky Treadway Random Indy 500 Driver was involved in a shark attack.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/21/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 53 seconds
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BONUS: Speed Street - Muskets & Swords: NBC Commentator James Hinchcliffe & Standing Up For Callum

Joey Mulinaro is back from his week-long horse racing adventure to join co-host Conor Daly on Speed Street. The guys talk about Conor’s race at Long Beach, why Will Power had choice words to the drivers about passing in the last corner, the difficulty of running a fuel mileage race, how Speed Street got Conor a free meal, and why Callum Ilott is receiving a large amount of internet hate after this weekend. Then, they talk with NBC commentator and former IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe about how IndyCar can keep its attendance and TV rating momentum heading into Barber, why Pato O’ward and Scott Dixon’s crash sets the precedent for officiating going forward, Andretti Autosport’s heightened performance this year, whether or not he’ll get back in the seat, and prepping for IndyCar’s open test at Indy. Plus, hear how this week’s Ricky Treadway Random Indy 500 Driver was involved in a shark attack.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/21/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 53 seconds
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287. Martinsville: Sup, I can't even F---'n talk anymore!

Back from a rainy weekend at Martinsville Speedway, Door Bumper Clear’s Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft discuss NASCAR using rain tires on an oval track for the first time during the Truck Series race, why the Cup Series race product was not an improvement from last year and who the series’ biggest superstars are. In Spot On, Spot Off, the guys discuss why Rodney Childers’ comments about the lack of off weekends are warranted, question if IndyCar should have switched its start time to not conflict with Sunday’s race, how the rain tires could have been better utilized in the Truck Series race, and Sam Mayer flipping off Ryan Truex during the Xfinity Series race. Plus, the guys call for more consistent intentional wrecking penalties in What an Idiot. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/17/20231 hour, 51 minutes, 52 seconds
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287. Martinsville: Sup, I can't even F---'n talk anymore!

Back from a rainy weekend at Martinsville Speedway, Door Bumper Clear’s Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft discuss NASCAR using rain tires on an oval track for the first time during the Truck Series race, why the Cup Series race product was not an improvement from last year and who the series’ biggest superstars are.In Spot On, Spot Off, the guys discuss why Rodney Childers’ comments about the lack of off weekends are warranted, question if IndyCar should have switched its start time to not conflict with Sunday’s race, how the rain tires could have been better utilized in the Truck Series race, and Sam Mayer flipping off Ryan Truex during the Xfinity Series race. Plus, the guys call for more consistent intentional wrecking penalties in What an Idiot. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/17/20231 hour, 48 minutes, 22 seconds
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286. Bristol Dirt & Chris Lambert: The Dirt Guys and The Rest Of Us

Door Bumper Clear has hopped its way back from the Easter weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway to break down the action. T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft are joined by Denny Hamlin’s spotter Chris Lambert to discuss working with Denny and young rising driver Rajah Caruth, Joey Logano’s unfortunate luck being involved in several cautions, the likelihood of another Bristol Dirt race, and why the choose drone was not effective. In Spot On, Spot Off, the table discusses why team owners didn’t actually boycott their meeting with NASCAR, their thoughts on Kaulig and Denny Hamlin’s appeal decisions, whose side their taking in the Kyle Larson and Ryan Preece dustup, what Kyle Larson thinks about the Cup Series racing on dirt, and explain what lead to NASCAR’s inconsistent caution throwing at the end of the race. Plus, hear the return of one of DBC’s favorite Reaction Theatre musicians. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/10/20231 hour, 32 minutes, 40 seconds
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286. Bristol Dirt & Chris Lambert: The Dirt Guys and The Rest Of Us

Door Bumper Clear has hopped its way back from the Easter weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway to break down the action. T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft are joined by Denny Hamlin’s spotter Chris Lambert to discuss working with Denny and young rising driver Rajah Caruth, Joey Logano’s unfortunate luck being involved in several cautions, the likelihood of another Bristol Dirt race, and why the choose drone was not effective.In Spot On, Spot Off, the table discusses why team owners didn’t actually boycott their meeting with NASCAR, their thoughts on Kaulig and Denny Hamlin’s appeal decisions, whose side their taking in the Kyle Larson and Ryan Preece dustup, what Kyle Larson thinks about the Cup Series racing on dirt, and explain what lead to NASCAR’s inconsistent caution throwing at the end of the race. Plus, hear the return of one of DBC’s favorite Reaction Theatre musicians. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/10/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 10 seconds
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285. Richmond & Chandler Smith: Freddie's Too Drunk For This

Buckle up y’all, because this show is off the rails. Fresh off of a winning weekend and night out, Door Bumper Clear is back from Richmond as Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors, Freddie Kraft and Casey Boat welcome winning driver Chandler Smith into the studio. The group breaks down Freddie & Chandler’s Xfinity Series victory, discusses the role Kyle Busch has made on young drivers and has a very exciting announcement to share!  In Spot On, Spot Off, the guys talk about Hendrick Motorsports’ winning penalty appeal, Daniel Suarez’s penalty after his post race moves at COTA and whether or not Ross Chastain is wrongfully blamed for on-track incidents. The group also hears what Freddie calls “one of the top five calls all-time” in Reaction Theatre, and gets a surprise phone call from a Cup Series driver who has made plenty of headlines as of late. It’s a show nobody will want to miss. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/3/20232 hours, 12 seconds
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285. Richmond & Chandler Smith: Freddie's Too Drunk For This

Buckle up y’all, because this show is off the rails. Fresh off of a winning weekend and night out, Door Bumper Clear is back from Richmond as Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors, Freddie Kraft and Casey Boat welcome winning driver Chandler Smith into the studio. The group breaks down Freddie & Chandler’s Xfinity Series victory, discusses the role Kyle Busch has made on young drivers and has a very exciting announcement to share! In Spot On, Spot Off, the guys talk about Hendrick Motorsports’ winning penalty appeal, Daniel Suarez’s penalty after his post race moves at COTA and whether or not Ross Chastain is wrongfully blamed for on-track incidents.The group also hears what Freddie calls “one of the top five calls all-time” in Reaction Theatre, and gets a surprise phone call from a Cup Series driver who has made plenty of headlines as of late. It’s a show nobody will want to miss. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/3/20231 hour, 55 minutes, 42 seconds
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284 - COTA: Still Restarting, Probably

Door Bumper Clear is back from an eventful weekend at COTA. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft break down the numerous attempts at overtime needed in the race and discuss Daniel Suarez’s aggressive actions on the cool-down lap. In Spot On, Spot Off, the guys talk about how the caution-free stage breaks threw a wrench in the strategy, how NASCAR enforced track limit rules over the weekend, why Bubba Wallace is too hard on himself and whether or not Ryan Preece should back-up his strongly worded post race comments. In #AskDBC Freddie tells us about his too close for comfort encounter with a rattlesnake and the guys give their thoughts on Kurt Busch’s new role at 23XI Racing.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/27/20231 hour, 32 minutes, 35 seconds
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284 - COTA: Still Restarting, Probably

Door Bumper Clear is back from an eventful weekend at COTA. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft break down the numerous attempts at overtime needed in the race and discuss Daniel Suarez’s aggressive actions on the cool-down lap.In Spot On, Spot Off, the guys talk about how the caution-free stage breaks threw a wrench in the strategy, how NASCAR enforced track limit rules over the weekend, why Bubba Wallace is too hard on himself and whether or not Ryan Preece should back-up his strongly worded post race comments.In #AskDBC Freddie tells us about his too close for comfort encounter with a rattlesnake and the guys give their thoughts on Kurt Busch’s new role at 23XI Racing.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/27/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 5 seconds
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283. Atlanta & Josh Williams: Can't Park Here

Door Bumper Clear is joined by special guest NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Josh Williams to discuss his infamous move parking on the front stretch during Saturday’s race. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft ask Josh about his experience going to the NASCAR hauler, his attempt at getting a TV interview, and how no practice affected the quality of racing. In Spot On, Spot Off, the guys break down why Josh’s disqualification was unjustified, Justin Allgaier’s comments on how Atlanta’s new configuration races, how Brad Keselowski lost the race on the last lap of the Cup Series race, and Chad Knaus’ interview regarding Hendrick Motorsports’ colossal penalty. Plus, hear fans react to Josh’s infamous parking job, Daniel Hemric wrecking Parker Kligerman, and Brad Keselowski and Denny Hamlin’s hilarious porta john interaction in Reaction Theatre. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/20/20231 hour, 46 minutes
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283. Atlanta & Josh Williams: Can't Park Here

Door Bumper Clear is joined by special guest NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Josh Williams to discuss his infamous move parking on the front stretch during Saturday’s race. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft ask Josh about his experience going to the NASCAR hauler, his attempt at getting a TV interview, and how no practice affected the quality of racing.In Spot On, Spot Off, the guys break down why Josh’s disqualification was unjustified, Justin Allgaier’s comments on how Atlanta’s new configuration races, how Brad Keselowski lost the race on the last lap of the Cup Series race, and Chad Knaus’ interview regarding Hendrick Motorsports’ colossal penalty. Plus, hear fans react to Josh’s infamous parking job, Daniel Hemric wrecking Parker Kligerman, and Brad Keselowski and Denny Hamlin’s hilarious porta john interaction in Reaction Theatre. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/20/20231 hour, 42 minutes
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282 - Phoenix: "He Was Bullsh!tting"

The Door Bumper Clear studio is back to full capacity as Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft have returned from the Phoenix race weekend. The guys discuss William Byron’s early season success, debate if the caution for Aric Almirola cutting a tire was thrown too early, and explain why Hendrick Motorsports had parts confiscated after practice. In Spot On, Spot Off, the table explains why Ryan Blaney could be lying about his thoughts about the new short track package, how Kevin Harvick’s pit stop strategy lost him the race, JR Motorsports and Kaulig Racing’s aggressive teammate battles, and what variables NASCAR needs to consider bringing the choose cone to road courses races this year. Plus, hear their thoughts on Denny Hamlin and Ross Chastain’s contact late in Sunday’s race. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/13/20231 hour, 25 minutes, 47 seconds
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282 - Phoenix: "He Was Bullsh!tting"

The Door Bumper Clear studio is back to full capacity as Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft have returned from the Phoenix race weekend. The guys discuss William Byron’s early season success, debate if the caution for Aric Almirola cutting a tire was thrown too early, and explain why Hendrick Motorsports had parts confiscated after practice.In Spot On, Spot Off, the table explains why Ryan Blaney could be lying about his thoughts about the new short track package, how Kevin Harvick’s pit stop strategy lost him the race, JR Motorsports and Kaulig Racing’s aggressive teammate battles, and what variables NASCAR needs to consider bringing the choose cone to road courses races this year. Plus, hear their thoughts on Denny Hamlin and Ross Chastain’s contact late in Sunday’s race. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/13/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 47 seconds
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281. Vegas & Jordan Bianchi: Not Personal, Just Business

As the famous saying goes “What happens in Vegas, gets discussed on the show - or at least that's the saying we’re going with. After returning from Vegas, a lonesome Freddie Kraft invites The Athletic’s Motorsports writer Jordan Bianchi to recap everything that went down in Sin City.  The two discuss Chase Elliott’s sudden snowboarding injury that sidelined the driver of the 9, who are the top candidates to fill Kevin Harvick’s seat at Stewart Haas Racing, the controversial caution and non-cautions that impacted the end of the race, the Dirty Mo Ultimate experience suite and much more.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/6/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 16 seconds
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281. Vegas & Jordan Bianchi: Not Personal, Just Business

As the famous saying goes “What happens in Vegas, gets discussed on the show - or at least that's the saying we’re going with. After returning from Vegas, a lonesome Freddie Kraft invites The Athletic’s Motorsports writer Jordan Bianchi to recap everything that went down in Sin City. The two discuss Chase Elliott’s sudden snowboarding injury that sidelined the driver of the 9, who are the top candidates to fill Kevin Harvick’s seat at Stewart Haas Racing, the controversial caution and non-cautions that impacted the end of the race, the Dirty Mo Ultimate experience suite and much more.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/6/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 16 seconds
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280 - Fontana: Breaks My Heart

A sleep deprived Brett Griffin and T.J Majors have returned to Door Bumper Clear to recap this past weekend’s rain-delayed Auto Club Speedway race. They discuss the crazy California weather during the weekend, Kyle and Kurt Busch’s record breaking stat, predict how many wins Kyle will get this year, and reveal how his attitude changed winning his first race for Richard Childress Racing. In Spot On, Spot Off, hear what the guys have to say about NASCAR selling the majority of Auto Club Speedway’s property, who is to blame for the Stage 2 restart pileup, an unlikely driver defending Kyle Busch’s driving skills, and T.J. explaining why his Xfinity Series driver spun out another driver. Plus, Brett explains in #AskDBC why SMT data is hurting young drivers coming into the sport. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/27/202357 minutes, 31 seconds
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280 - Fontana: Breaks My Heart

A sleep deprived Brett Griffin and T.J Majors have returned to Door Bumper Clear to recap this past weekend’s rain-delayed Auto Club Speedway race. They discuss the crazy California weather during the weekend, Kyle and Kurt Busch’s record breaking stat, predict how many wins Kyle will get this year, and reveal how his attitude changed winning his first race for Richard Childress Racing.In Spot On, Spot Off, hear what the guys have to say about NASCAR selling the majority of Auto Club Speedway’s property, who is to blame for the Stage 2 restart pileup, an unlikely driver defending Kyle Busch’s driving skills, and T.J. explaining why his Xfinity Series driver spun out another driver. Plus, Brett explains in #AskDBC why SMT data is hurting young drivers coming into the sport. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/27/202353 minutes, 31 seconds
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279 - Daytona 500: There WAS a plan...

Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft are back on Door Bumper Clear to recap the action from the Daytona 500. The guys discuss why the superspeedway package for the NASCAR Cup Series makes it difficult to pass, whether or not Kyle Busch and Austin Dillon should have started on the front row on the last restart during Sunday’s race, and what aspect of the TV broadcast fans were complaining about the most. In Spot On, Spot Off, (27:07) the table discusses why there should be changes to the Daytona 500 practice schedule, how JR Motorsports should have won the Xfinity Series race on Saturday, which driver mistakenly blamed Brad Keselowski for a late-race wreck, and why Kyle Busch needs to move on from the Joe Gibbs Racing split. In Reaction Theatre, (58:12) hear what fans have to say about Cup Series cars being slower than Xfinity Series cars, a driver’s new hair, and a recap of Sunday’s race in song form. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/20/20231 hour, 37 minutes, 10 seconds
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279 - Daytona 500: There WAS a plan...

Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft are back on Door Bumper Clear to recap the action from the Daytona 500. The guys discuss why the superspeedway package for the NASCAR Cup Series makes it difficult to pass, whether or not Kyle Busch and Austin Dillon should have started on the front row on the last restart during Sunday’s race, and what aspect of the TV broadcast fans were complaining about the most.In Spot On, Spot Off, (27:07) the table discusses why there should be changes to the Daytona 500 practice schedule, how JR Motorsports should have won the Xfinity Series race on Saturday, which driver mistakenly blamed Brad Keselowski for a late-race wreck, and why Kyle Busch needs to move on from the Joe Gibbs Racing split. In Reaction Theatre, (58:12) hear what fans have to say about Cup Series cars being slower than Xfinity Series cars, a driver’s new hair, and a recap of Sunday’s race in song form. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/20/20231 hour, 33 minutes, 10 seconds
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278 - L.A. Clash: Pushed Around and Pulled Over

The Door Bumper Clear 2023 season is underway as the gang is back from the Clash at the LA Coliseum. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft talk discussing getting home at 7 am, Austin Dillon wrecking Bubba Wallace and the future of the clash. First up in Spot On, Spot Off, the table discusses NASCAR’s recent rule changes regarding stage breaks at road courses, the choose rule at Superspeedways, Ross Chastain’s Martinsville wall ride, and mufflers. Hear what rules they like and dislike and find out what other rules NASCAR should consider adding. Then, the guys comment on NASCAR’s first podium celebration after the race. They debate if NASCAR should implement podiums for the whole season and discuss why driver introductions were messy. Kyle Busch comments on the race’s 16 cautions and aggressive nature. The spotters explain how drivers should take safety into effect when making aggressive moves and talk about if NASCAR should have started penalizing drivers. Next, the guys discuss Auto Club Speedway not hosting NASCAR races in 2024. Brett explains the importance of having a track in the Los Angeles market and tells the table what track NASCAR should consider going to in the area. Finally, the spotters explain why teams are asking for more than double their league revenue from NASCAR in the next charter agreement. Hear how teams could benefit from the revenue increase and why NASCAR should consider taking charters away from certain teams. In Reaction Theatre, hear about reaction to Fox’s TV coverage of the race and Austin Dillon’s move on Bubba Wallace. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/7/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 2 seconds
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278 - L.A. Clash: Pushed Around and Pulled Over

The Door Bumper Clear 2023 season is underway as the gang is back from the Clash at the LA Coliseum. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft talk discussing getting home at 7 am, Austin Dillon wrecking Bubba Wallace and the future of the clash.First up in Spot On, Spot Off, the table discusses NASCAR’s recent rule changes regarding stage breaks at road courses, the choose rule at Superspeedways, Ross Chastain’s Martinsville wall ride, and mufflers. Hear what rules they like and dislike and find out what other rules NASCAR should consider adding.Then, the guys comment on NASCAR’s first podium celebration after the race. They debate if NASCAR should implement podiums for the whole season and discuss why driver introductions were messy.Kyle Busch comments on the race’s 16 cautions and aggressive nature. The spotters explain how drivers should take safety into effect when making aggressive moves and talk about if NASCAR should have started penalizing drivers.Next, the guys discuss Auto Club Speedway not hosting NASCAR races in 2024. Brett explains the importance of having a track in the Los Angeles market and tells the table what track NASCAR should consider going to in the area.Finally, the spotters explain why teams are asking for more than double their league revenue from NASCAR in the next charter agreement. Hear how teams could benefit from the revenue increase and why NASCAR should consider taking charters away from certain teams.In Reaction Theatre, hear about reaction to Fox’s TV coverage of the race and Austin Dillon’s move on Bubba Wallace. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/7/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 2 seconds
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277 - Christmas Spectacular with Tyler Reddick

The Door Bumper Clear Christmas special is here and Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft are joined by NASCAR Cup Series driver Tyler Reddick to spread the offseason holiday cheer. Hear what the gang has been up to in the off-season and which members of the show are taking on different roles for 2023. Reddick shares what his transition from Richard Childress Racing to 23XI Racing for next season has been like, and what factors motivated the move. Later, the guys share exciting news about the first Dirty Mo Media Ultimate Experience at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in March. First in Spot On, Spot Off, Ryan Preece will replace Cole Custer in the No. 41 Cup car next season with Custer going down to run the Xfinity Series full-time. The guys discuss why this move benefits both sides and predicts how each driver will do in their new rides. Denny Hamlin and Dale Earnhardt Jr. are calling for the championship to be decided in more races than a one-race winner-take-all finale. The table debates what changes should be made to the current playoff format and why the championship race venue needs to change. The Race Team Alliance is considering holding RTA exhibition races as NASCAR’s best teams explore their own events in the off-season. Is this move a bluff to get more TV money for the next deal and is it even possible to pull it off? Hear what the spotters have to say. Kyle Busch compared his move to RCR to Tom Brady & Peyton Manning changing teams. The guys explain what areas RCR needs to improve to be competitive and who the real Tom Brady to NASCAR comparison is. Reaction Theatre features the best songs from the 2022 season. Relive throwbacks including tunes about Freddie’s weekend in St. Louis, Dear Denny, and more. Next, the table plays DBC White Christmas and opens surprise gifts with ties into moments from the show in 2022. Hear why this quickly goes off the rails and helps end the DBC year on a hilarious note. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/12/20222 hours, 4 minutes, 15 seconds
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277 - Christmas Spectacular with Tyler Reddick

The Door Bumper Clear Christmas special is here and Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft are joined by NASCAR Cup Series driver Tyler Reddick to spread the offseason holiday cheer. Hear what the gang has been up to in the off-season and which members of the show are taking on different roles for 2023.Reddick shares what his transition from Richard Childress Racing to 23XI Racing for next season has been like, and what factors motivated the move. Later, the guys share exciting news about the first Dirty Mo Media Ultimate Experience at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in March.First in Spot On, Spot Off, Ryan Preece will replace Cole Custer in the No. 41 Cup car next season with Custer going down to run the Xfinity Series full-time. The guys discuss why this move benefits both sides and predicts how each driver will do in their new rides.Denny Hamlin and Dale Earnhardt Jr. are calling for the championship to be decided in more races than a one-race winner-take-all finale. The table debates what changes should be made to the current playoff format and why the championship race venue needs to change.The Race Team Alliance is considering holding RTA exhibition races as NASCAR’s best teams explore their own events in the off-season. Is this move a bluff to get more TV money for the next deal and is it even possible to pull it off? Hear what the spotters have to say.Kyle Busch compared his move to RCR to Tom Brady & Peyton Manning changing teams. The guys explain what areas RCR needs to improve to be competitive and who the real Tom Brady to NASCAR comparison is.Reaction Theatre features the best songs from the 2022 season. Relive throwbacks including tunes about Freddie’s weekend in St. Louis, Dear Denny, and more.Next, the table plays DBC White Christmas and opens surprise gifts with ties into moments from the show in 2022. Hear why this quickly goes off the rails and helps end the DBC year on a hilarious note. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/12/20222 hours, 15 seconds
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276 - Phoenix Championship & Jamie McMurray: It Wasn't Close

The NASCAR season has ended, and Door Bumper Clear breaks down championship race weekend on its Season 7 finale episode. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft are joined by former NASCAR Cup Series driver and FOX Sports analyst Jamie McMurray to discuss what his life is like now, and reflect on making his first Cup start filling in for Stirling Marlin, what it was like racing for Chip Ganassi Racing vs Roush Racing, and his reaction to Trackhouse Racing buying out Ganassi. Beginning in Spot On, Spot Off, the table discusses Phoenix Raceway’s quality of racing and if it deserves to host the championship race. They explain why other tracks could offer a better on-track product and offer an idea to change when each series has its final race. Ross Chastain and Chase Elliott mafr contact on a restart that spunElliott into the inside wall with 100 laps to go. The guys debate if Chastain's move was too aggressive and why Elliott didn’t give more insight in his post-race interview. Plus, they talk about NASCAR needing to police drivers cutting the dogleg too early on restarts. Then, they break down Joey Logano, Ty Gibbs and Zane Smith’s races to win their championships. Also, hear what they have to say about the skill difficulty between Cup and Xfinity Series cars and why Ford needs to help Zane Smith. Jimmie Johnson announced he bought partial ownership into Petty GMS Racing and will run select Cup Series races next year. The guys explain why they’re surprised to hear he wants to run the Daytona 500 and how this will impact his legacy. Finally, they react to Justin Marks’s tweet about wanting to test the Next Gen car with 850+ horsepower. The table reminisces on the era of high horsepower and how that could impact today’s racing.  Reaction Theatre features Ty Gibbs winning the Xfinity Series championship, displeasure about the Next Gen short track package, a thank you to DBC, and two new songs. Finally, find out who surprisingly won the DBC picks championship. And hear what McMurray and the spotters thought of the surprising 2022 season and what they expect to happen this off-season Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/7/20222 hours, 8 minutes, 34 seconds
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276 - Phoenix Championship & Jamie McMurray: It Wasn't Close

The NASCAR season has ended, and Door Bumper Clear breaks down championship race weekend on its Season 7 finale episode. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft are joined by former NASCAR Cup Series driver and FOX Sports analyst Jamie McMurray to discuss what his life is like now, and reflect on making his first Cup start filling in for Stirling Marlin, what it was like racing for Chip Ganassi Racing vs Roush Racing, and his reaction to Trackhouse Racing buying out Ganassi.Beginning in Spot On, Spot Off, the table discusses Phoenix Raceway’s quality of racing and if it deserves to host the championship race. They explain why other tracks could offer a better on-track product and offer an idea to change when each series has its final race.Ross Chastain and Chase Elliott mafr contact on a restart that spunElliott into the inside wall with 100 laps to go. The guys debate if Chastain's move was too aggressive and why Elliott didn’t give more insight in his post-race interview. Plus, they talk about NASCAR needing to police drivers cutting the dogleg too early on restarts.Then, they break down Joey Logano, Ty Gibbs and Zane Smith’s races to win their championships. Also, hear what they have to say about the skill difficulty between Cup and Xfinity Series cars and why Ford needs to help Zane Smith.Jimmie Johnson announced he bought partial ownership into Petty GMS Racing and will run select Cup Series races next year. The guys explain why they’re surprised to hear he wants to run the Daytona 500 and how this will impact his legacy.Finally, they react to Justin Marks’s tweet about wanting to test the Next Gen car with 850+ horsepower. The table reminisces on the era of high horsepower and how that could impact today’s racing. Reaction Theatre features Ty Gibbs winning the Xfinity Series championship, displeasure about the Next Gen short track package, a thank you to DBC, and two new songs.Finally, find out who surprisingly won the DBC picks championship. And hear what McMurray and the spotters thought of the surprising 2022 season and what they expect to happen this off-seasonThank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/7/20222 hours, 4 minutes, 34 seconds
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275 - Martinsville & Jeff Gluck: Ross Chastain Floored It!

Door Bumper Clear is back from a wild weekend at Martinsville Speedway to recap the Round of 8 cutoff race. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors, and Freddie Kraft are joined by motorsports writer for The Athletic and recurring guest, Jeff Gluck. The table starts by discussing T.J. and Brad Keselowski being disqualified, Gluck’s trip to the COTA F1 race, and Big Al’s shenanigans. Spot On, Spot Off starts with Chase Briscoe’s decision to stay out during the final caution and inherit the lead in Sunday’s Cup race. The guys talk about why other drivers below the cutoff line did not attempt the same move and how he almost pulled it off. Ross Chastain’s Hail Mary move ridding the wall gained him enough positions to make the Championship 4. They explain how shocked they were to see him make the move, debate whether he prepared for it, and discuss if NASCAR should rewrite the rules to prevent it. Denny Hamlin was eliminated from title contention by Chastain after a season of run-ins. Will Denny interfere with Ross’s championship hopes and get his revenge? Hear what the table has to say. Ty Gibbs punted teammate Brandon Jones into Turn 1 to win the Xfinity Series race on Saturday. The guys break down why he went too far and if Brandon Jones will retaliate in the championship race. Plus, hear their reaction to the “Thank You Grandpa” chants and Gibbs comparing himself to Jesus. Austin Hill punched Myatt Snider after the Xfinity Series race at Martinsville. Hear about what went down and why nobody will be messing with Austin Hill anytime soon. NASCAR released crash test footage of the proposed rear changes to the Next Gen car. Gluck explains why the changes won’t make the car safer than the Gen 6 car and they discuss Tyler Reddick retiring from the race early due to a potential concussion. Plus, hear from OrthoCarolina physical therapist Ken Breath about working with concussions in motorsports and how NASCAR is testing for them. In Reaction Theatre, fans call in about Ty Gibbs racing against three JR Motorsports cars and comparing himself to Jesus, Ross Chastain’s last-lap move, and two new songs. Finally, everyone gives their championship picks for all three series and discusses a potential tiebreaker for DBC picks.   Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/1/20222 hours, 30 minutes, 16 seconds
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275 - Martinsville & Jeff Gluck: Ross Chastain Floored It!

Door Bumper Clear is back from a wild weekend at Martinsville Speedway to recap the Round of 8 cutoff race. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors, and Freddie Kraft are joined by motorsports writer for The Athletic and recurring guest, Jeff Gluck. The table starts by discussing T.J. and Brad Keselowski being disqualified, Gluck’s trip to the COTA F1 race, and Big Al’s shenanigans. Spot On, Spot Off starts with Chase Briscoe’s decision to stay out during the final caution and inherit the lead in Sunday’s Cup race. The guys talk about why other drivers below the cutoff line did not attempt the same move and how he almost pulled it off.Ross Chastain’s Hail Mary move ridding the wall gained him enough positions to make the Championship 4. They explain how shocked they were to see him make the move, debate whether he prepared for it, and discuss if NASCAR should rewrite the rules to prevent it. Denny Hamlin was eliminated from title contention by Chastain after a season of run-ins. Will Denny interfere with Ross’s championship hopes and get his revenge? Hear what the table has to say. Ty Gibbs punted teammate Brandon Jones into Turn 1 to win the Xfinity Series race on Saturday. The guys break down why he went too far and if Brandon Jones will retaliate in the championship race. Plus, hear their reaction to the “Thank You Grandpa” chants and Gibbs comparing himself to Jesus.Austin Hill punched Myatt Snider after the Xfinity Series race at Martinsville. Hear about what went down and why nobody will be messing with Austin Hill anytime soon.NASCAR released crash test footage of the proposed rear changes to the Next Gen car. Gluck explains why the changes won’t make the car safer than the Gen 6 car and they discuss Tyler Reddick retiring from the race early due to a potential concussion. Plus, hear from OrthoCarolina physical therapist Ken Breath about working with concussions in motorsports and how NASCAR is testing for them.In Reaction Theatre, fans call in about Ty Gibbs racing against three JR Motorsports cars and comparing himself to Jesus, Ross Chastain’s last-lap move, and two new songs. Finally, everyone gives their championship picks for all three series and discusses a potential tiebreaker for DBC picks.  Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/1/20222 hours, 26 minutes, 16 seconds
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274 - Homestead & Kaitlyn Vincie: All Eyes on You

Door Bumper Clear is back from Homestead-Miami Speedway to break down the second race of the Round of 8 for the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft are joined by FOX Sports host Kaitlyn Vincie to talk about how she got started in NASCAR, the possibility of doing play-by-play in the future, and her husband’s career as a crew chief. Then, they talk about Kyle Larson dominating the race on the high line, Freddie’s hotel trouble, and research Florida man stories. First up in Spot On, Spot Off, Bubba Wallace became the first Cup driver suspended for an on-track incident since Matt Kenseth in 2015. The crew discusses if they agree with the suspension and why NASCAR needs to keep the penalty the same going forward. Plus, Freddie breaks down John Hunter Nemechek’s weekend in the No. 45 car. Marty Snider said that NBC Sports was declined by Bubba Wallace for a pre-race zoom interview. The table talks about when they think it will be the appropriate time for Wallace to make public comments and what his reception in the garage will be like at Martinsville. Plus, Freddie labels the interview request as clickbait. Kyle Larson spun leader Martin Truex Jr. on pit road during the final pit stop on Sunday. They explain what factors lead to Truex spinning and applaud the pit crew for completing the pit stop. William Byron holds the final Cup Series Championship 4 spot by 5 points over Denny Hamlin heading into the Martinsville cutoff race. The gang breaks down what each driver has to do to make it to Phoenix and predicts what the racing at Martinsville will look like. Then, Kyle Busch called out Joe Gibbs Racing for not resigning him in the docuseries. They talk about how big Busch’s offer from JGR was and why he shouldn’t have turned it down. Finally, Denny Hamlin says he would rather have 60 wins in his career than a championship. The crew talks about why the championship has lost its prestige and why they would rather win certain races over getting lucking in the finale to win a title. Plus, does TJ think Hamlin is a Hall of Famer yet? In Reaction Theatre, hear fans call in about wanting the championship race back at Homestead, Larson spinning Truex, Jason’s experience at the Panthers game, and a rap about Sunday’s race. Later, the group weighs in on NASCAR and tracks using on-track incidents that resulted in penalties to promote upcoming races. Then, hear what is Kaitlyn’s favorite interview she has done so far in her career. Finally, find out what to expect at Martinsville this weekend and who everyone is picking as the DBC Picks championship comes down to the wire. Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/LA/MI/NJ/TN/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/KS/NH), 888-789-7777/visit ccpg.org (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/KS/LA(select parishes)/MI/NH/NJ/ NY/OR/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. $200 in Free bets: New customers only. Min. $5 deposit. Min $5 pregame moneyline bet. $200 issued as eight (8) $25 free bets. Bet must win. Ends 1/8/23 @ 8pm. Risk-Free Stepped Up SGP: 1 Token issued per eligible game. Opt in req. Min $1 bet. Max bet limits apply. Min. 3-leg. Each leg min. -300 odds, total bet +100 odds or longer. Ends at start of final game of the 2022-2023 NBA Season. See eligibility & terms at sportsbook.draftkings.com/basketballterms. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/24/20221 hour, 59 minutes, 17 seconds
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274 - Homestead & Kaitlyn Vincie: All Eyes on You

Door Bumper Clear is back from Homestead-Miami Speedway to break down the second race of the Round of 8 for the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft are joined by FOX Sports host Kaitlyn Vincie to talk about how she got started in NASCAR, the possibility of doing play-by-play in the future, and her husband’s career as a crew chief. Then, they talk about Kyle Larson dominating the race on the high line, Freddie’s hotel trouble, and research Florida man stories.First up in Spot On, Spot Off, Bubba Wallace became the first Cup driver suspended for an on-track incident since Matt Kenseth in 2015. The crew discusses if they agree with the suspension and why NASCAR needs to keep the penalty the same going forward. Plus, Freddie breaks down John Hunter Nemechek’s weekend in the No. 45 car. Marty Snider said that NBC Sports was declined by Bubba Wallace for a pre-race zoom interview. The table talks about when they think it will be the appropriate time for Wallace to make public comments and what his reception in the garage will be like at Martinsville. Plus, Freddie labels the interview request as clickbait. Kyle Larson spun leader Martin Truex Jr. on pit road during the final pit stop on Sunday. They explain what factors lead to Truex spinning and applaud the pit crew for completing the pit stop. William Byron holds the final Cup Series Championship 4 spot by 5 points over Denny Hamlin heading into the Martinsville cutoff race. The gang breaks down what each driver has to do to make it to Phoenix and predicts what the racing at Martinsville will look like. Then, Kyle Busch called out Joe Gibbs Racing for not resigning him in the docuseries. They talk about how big Busch’s offer from JGR was and why he shouldn’t have turned it down. Finally, Denny Hamlin says he would rather have 60 wins in his career than a championship. The crew talks about why the championship has lost its prestige and why they would rather win certain races over getting lucking in the finale to win a title. Plus, does TJ think Hamlin is a Hall of Famer yet?In Reaction Theatre, hear fans call in about wanting the championship race back at Homestead, Larson spinning Truex, Jason’s experience at the Panthers game, and a rap about Sunday’s race. Later, the group weighs in on NASCAR and tracks using on-track incidents that resulted in penalties to promote upcoming races. Then, hear what is Kaitlyn’s favorite interview she has done so far in her career.Finally, find out what to expect at Martinsville this weekend and who everyone is picking as the DBC Picks championship comes down to the wire.Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible.If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/LA/MI/NJ/TN/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/KS/NH), 888-789-7777/visit ccpg.org (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA).21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/KS/LA(select parishes)/MI/NH/NJ/ NY/OR/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. $200 in Free bets: New customers only. Min. $5 deposit. Min $5 pregame moneyline bet. $200 issued as eight (8) $25 free bets. Bet must win. Ends 1/8/23 @ 8pm. Risk-Free Stepped Up SGP: 1 Token issued per eligible game. Opt in req. Min $1 bet. Max bet limits apply. Min. 3-leg. Each leg min. -300 odds, total bet +100 odds or longer. Ends at start of final game of the 2022-2023 NBA Season. See eligibility & terms at sportsbook.draftkings.com/basketballterms. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/24/20221 hour, 55 minutes, 17 seconds
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273 - Las Vegas II: You Can't Do That

Door Bumper Clear returns from Las Vegas Motor Speedway to recap the first race of the Round of 8 in the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft discuss their casino experiences, running into Kyle Larson, and the biggest jackpot Brett has ever won. First in Spot On, Spot Off, the crew breaks down Bubba Wallace wrecking and fighting Kyle Larson after Larson ran Wallace up the track and into the wall off Turn 4. The guys explain why the start was just a racing incident and discuss why Wallace’s actions were unacceptable. Plus, Wallace’s spotter Freddie shares his point of view from the accident. Next, Ross Chastain and Chase Briscoe weren’t able to hold on to the win and clinch their spot in the Championship 4 as Joey Logano passed them late. The spotters applaud Briscoe for his recovery after a rough first half of the race and react to Chastain losing the win late and what his moves say about his mindset in the playoffs. Kurt Busch announced his retirement and that Tyler Reddick will replace him in the No. 45 car next year. They discuss how Busch’s concussion was bigger than anybody expected and how big of an asset he has been for 23XI Racing this year. NASCAR penalized Cole Custer for race manipulation at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The table explains why they should have taken action for Chase Elliott at Bristol last year if using the same logic and predict there will be more manipulation at this upcoming Martinsville playoff cutoff race. Finally, Dodge has reportedly pulled out of talks to rejoin NASCAR. The guys reveal what team they were potentially looking to join and why NASCAR lowering the horsepower is not attracting more manufacturers. In Reaction Theatre, fans call in about Hailie Deegan’s Xfinity Series debut, Bubba Wallace wrecking Kyle Larson, and a rap about Sunday’s race. Later, hear which spotters may be on the move this off-season, major controversy in DBC picks, and expectations for Homestead-Miami Speedway in the new car. Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/17/20221 hour, 36 minutes, 44 seconds
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273 - Las Vegas II: You Can't Do That

Door Bumper Clear returns from Las Vegas Motor Speedway to recap the first race of the Round of 8 in the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft discuss their casino experiences, running into Kyle Larson, and the biggest jackpot Brett has ever won. First in Spot On, Spot Off, the crew breaks down Bubba Wallace wrecking and fighting Kyle Larson after Larson ran Wallace up the track and into the wall off Turn 4. The guys explain why the start was just a racing incident and discuss why Wallace’s actions were unacceptable. Plus, Wallace’s spotter Freddie shares his point of view from the accident.Next, Ross Chastain and Chase Briscoe weren’t able to hold on to the win and clinch their spot in the Championship 4 as Joey Logano passed them late. The spotters applaud Briscoe for his recovery after a rough first half of the race and react to Chastain losing the win late and what his moves say about his mindset in the playoffs.Kurt Busch announced his retirement and that Tyler Reddick will replace him in the No. 45 car next year. They discuss how Busch’s concussion was bigger than anybody expected and how big of an asset he has been for 23XI Racing this year. NASCAR penalized Cole Custer for race manipulation at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The table explains why they should have taken action for Chase Elliott at Bristol last year if using the same logic and predict there will be more manipulation at this upcoming Martinsville playoff cutoff race. Finally, Dodge has reportedly pulled out of talks to rejoin NASCAR. The guys reveal what team they were potentially looking to join and why NASCAR lowering the horsepower is not attracting more manufacturers. In Reaction Theatre, fans call in about Hailie Deegan’s Xfinity Series debut, Bubba Wallace wrecking Kyle Larson, and a rap about Sunday’s race.Later, hear which spotters may be on the move this off-season, major controversy in DBC picks, and expectations for Homestead-Miami Speedway in the new car. Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/17/20221 hour, 32 minutes, 44 seconds
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272 - Charlotte ROVAL: Cardboard Changes Everything

The Door Bump Clear crew is back from Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL weekend after two playoff cutoff races. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft talk about the difficulty drivers had passing on Sunday, the drivers safety meeting with NASCAR, the DBC trackside live show on Saturday, and fellow podcast host Conor Daly’s Cup debut. First in Spot On, Spot Off, the guys discuss NASCAR throwing a caution for a sign on the track late in the race. Brett expresses his displeasure for NASCAR allowing signage like that on the track and explains why game seven moments shouldn’t be decided like this. Chase Elliott and AJ Allmendinger lote the lead on the second-to-last restart costing them both the win. The guys applaud both drivers’ aggressive moves but question if Allmendinger should have raced Elliott cleaner because he’s a playoff driver. Next, Cole Custer threw a block down the backstretch allowing teammate Chase Briscoe to gain positions on the final lap. They explain why Briscoe was going to make an aggressive move either way and react to NASCAR investigating if Custer’s block was intentionally helping him. William Byron’s penalty for spinning Denny Hamlin out under caution during the Texas race was reversed. The spotters explain how the appeal process works and why the hearing should have taken place sooner. Plus, hear how it ultimately impacted the Round of 12 playoff elimiations. NASCAR president, Steve Phelps, said penalizing Kevin Harvick was not punitive after his outspoken comments about the Next Gen car. The guys explain why NASCAR needs to be more transparent about their random inspection picking process. Plus, they share insight about what changes could be made for next year to the back of the car and how industry members need to be more appreciated by the sanctioning body. Finally, NASCAR responds to teams asking for a fairer profit split by proposing a small increase in revenue but also dramatic cost-cutting measures. Brett explains how large the TV contract affects the sport’s revenue and discusses the decrease in drivers’ base salaries over the past 10 years. In Reaction Theatre, fans call in about the Xfinity Series driver aggression, Kyle Larson getting eliminated from the playoffs and the caution caused by the sign. The guys make their Championship 4 predictions later in the show. Plus, a special Cup Series driver guest calls in and tells us which fan base is his favorite and who he thinks makes it to Phoenix. Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/10/20221 hour, 55 minutes, 23 seconds
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272 - Charlotte ROVAL: Cardboard Changes Everything

The Door Bump Clear crew is back from Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL weekend after two playoff cutoff races. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft talk about the difficulty drivers had passing on Sunday, the drivers safety meeting with NASCAR, the DBC trackside live show on Saturday, and fellow podcast host Conor Daly’s Cup debut. First in Spot On, Spot Off, the guys discuss NASCAR throwing a caution for a sign on the track late in the race. Brett expresses his displeasure for NASCAR allowing signage like that on the track and explains why game seven moments shouldn’t be decided like this.Chase Elliott and AJ Allmendinger lote the lead on the second-to-last restart costing them both the win. The guys applaud both drivers’ aggressive moves but question if Allmendinger should have raced Elliott cleaner because he’s a playoff driver. Next, Cole Custer threw a block down the backstretch allowing teammate Chase Briscoe to gain positions on the final lap. They explain why Briscoe was going to make an aggressive move either way and react to NASCAR investigating if Custer’s block was intentionally helping him. William Byron’s penalty for spinning Denny Hamlin out under caution during the Texas race was reversed. The spotters explain how the appeal process works and why the hearing should have taken place sooner. Plus, hear how it ultimately impacted the Round of 12 playoff elimiations.NASCAR president, Steve Phelps, said penalizing Kevin Harvick was not punitive after his outspoken comments about the Next Gen car. The guys explain why NASCAR needs to be more transparent about their random inspection picking process. Plus, they share insight about what changes could be made for next year to the back of the car and how industry members need to be more appreciated by the sanctioning body. Finally, NASCAR responds to teams asking for a fairer profit split by proposing a small increase in revenue but also dramatic cost-cutting measures. Brett explains how large the TV contract affects the sport’s revenue and discusses the decrease in drivers’ base salaries over the past 10 years. In Reaction Theatre, fans call in about the Xfinity Series driver aggression, Kyle Larson getting eliminated from the playoffs and the caution caused by the sign. The guys make their Championship 4 predictions later in the show. Plus, a special Cup Series driver guest calls in and tells us which fan base is his favorite and who he thinks makes it to Phoenix.Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/10/20221 hour, 51 minutes, 23 seconds
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271 - Talladega II: Afraid to Crash

Back from an unusual weekend in Talladega Superspeedway, Door Bumper Clear breaks down the second NASCAR Cup Series playoffs Round of 12 race. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft discuss Alex Bowman’s concussion, react to Talladega’s tamer than usual races and call Dale Earnhardt Jr. to ask him why he called them out. To start Spot On, Spot Off, the table discusses how the Next Gen car has negatively impacted superspeedway racing. Hear how they think drafting techniques have changed and what makes a driver good at that racing style. Next, Cup Series competitors held a drivers-only meeting at Talladega to discuss the state of this current car. The guys talk about how that could have impacted the aggression level of Sunday’s race and why NASCAR needs to act quicker about making safety changes to the car. Plus, they talk about a future crash test for the new car. Chase Elliott is the first still eligible playoff driver to win a race five races into the playoffs. They explain why it took this long for it to happen and what it says about this year's competition. The guys react to Jordan Anderson’s wreck during the Truck Series race when he unbuckled his belts and climbed out of his truck as it hit the wall on fire. The spotters say it was one of the scariest incidents they have ever seen and how to potentially prevent it in the future. William Byron was penalized 25 points and $50k for spinning Denny Hamlin under caution at Texas. They debate if the penalty was severe enough and what other penalty NASCAR should have handed out. Plus, they share their thoughts on Ty Gibbs' penalty for swerving at Ty Dillon on pit road. Hear whether they think it gets Gibbs' attention and what penalty could have been more appropriate. Finally, the guys discuss if the bottom four playoff drivers will stay below the cutoff line after the Roval. Find out who they think among Austin Cindric, William Byron, Christopher Bell and Alex Bowman has the best shot at advancing to the Round of 8. In Reaction Theatre, fans call in about the Truck Series finish, a crew member grabbing a loose tire during green flag pitstops, and why it was the worst Talladega Cup Series race in 30 years. Later, hear which driver they think should have been parked and what happened when Freddie battled a bird. Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/3/20221 hour, 55 minutes, 50 seconds
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271 - Talladega II: Afraid to Crash

Back from an unusual weekend in Talladega Superspeedway, Door Bumper Clear breaks down the second NASCAR Cup Series playoffs Round of 12 race. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft discuss Alex Bowman’s concussion, react to Talladega’s tamer than usual races and call Dale Earnhardt Jr. to ask him why he called them out.To start Spot On, Spot Off, the table discusses how the Next Gen car has negatively impacted superspeedway racing. Hear how they think drafting techniques have changed and what makes a driver good at that racing style.Next, Cup Series competitors held a drivers-only meeting at Talladega to discuss the state of this current car. The guys talk about how that could have impacted the aggression level of Sunday’s race and why NASCAR needs to act quicker about making safety changes to the car. Plus, they talk about a future crash test for the new car.Chase Elliott is the first still eligible playoff driver to win a race five races into the playoffs. They explain why it took this long for it to happen and what it says about this year's competition.The guys react to Jordan Anderson’s wreck during the Truck Series race when he unbuckled his belts and climbed out of his truck as it hit the wall on fire. The spotters say it was one of the scariest incidents they have ever seen and how to potentially prevent it in the future.William Byron was penalized 25 points and $50k for spinning Denny Hamlin under caution at Texas. They debate if the penalty was severe enough and what other penalty NASCAR should have handed out. Plus, they share their thoughts on Ty Gibbs' penalty for swerving at Ty Dillon on pit road. Hear whether they think it gets Gibbs' attention and what penalty could have been more appropriate. Finally, the guys discuss if the bottom four playoff drivers will stay below the cutoff line after the Roval. Find out who they think among Austin Cindric, William Byron, Christopher Bell and Alex Bowman has the best shot at advancing to the Round of 8.In Reaction Theatre, fans call in about the Truck Series finish, a crew member grabbing a loose tire during green flag pitstops, and why it was the worst Talladega Cup Series race in 30 years.Later, hear which driver they think should have been parked and what happened when Freddie battled a bird.Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/3/20221 hour, 51 minutes, 50 seconds
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270 - Texas: Black Eye

Door Bumper Clear survived the Texas Motor Speedway heat to recap the wild first race of the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs Round of 12. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors Freddie Kraft discuss how they dealt with the sweltering weather and producer Jason Schultz surviving a weekend in Columbia, SC. To begin Spot On, Spot Off, Goodyear listed aggressive team air pressures, changing conditions and resin as reasons for Texas tire issues after saying there are no excuses. The guys discuss who should take more blame for the issues and Brett shares what changes crew chiefs want to fix this problem. Next, NASCAR didn't penalize William Byron for spinning Denny Hamlin under caution and claims they did not see the collision. The spotters discuss how it would have been hard for NASCAR to miss the incident and if Byron could still be penalized for the move. Martin Truex Jr. commented on the tire failures after blowing one while leading the Cup Series race. The table explains why NASCAR needs to loosen the limitations on the Next Gen car and take responsibility for the part failures. Noah Gragson says he doesn’t want to run any of the Cup Series races for the rest of the year. They applaud Gragson for his transparency but mention who is negatively affected by his comments. Plus, the guys call for proactive safety changes. Kyle Larson says he wants Texas Motor Speedway demolished when asked how to fix the track. Freddie argues why they should not have reconfigured it and infers what the track’s future may look it. Finally, Joey Logano claims superspeedway racing is not racing because drivers should not be rewarded for riding around in the back. The spotters explain why Logano is being hypocritical and what makes the racing exciting. Plus, hear how drivers around the cutoff line should approach this upcoming weekend. In Reaction Theatre, fans call in about the tire failures, Tyler Reddick’s burnout, and William Byron spinning out Denny Hamlin. Later, hear what the guys suggest when it comes to pit wall safety, if and when Hamlin would retaliate, and a reckless move by Ty Gibbs. Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/26/20221 hour, 36 minutes, 2 seconds
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270 - Texas: Black Eye

Door Bumper Clear survived the Texas Motor Speedway heat to recap the wild first race of the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs Round of 12. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors Freddie Kraft discuss how they dealt with the sweltering weather and producer Jason Schultz surviving a weekend in Columbia, SC. To begin Spot On, Spot Off, Goodyear listed aggressive team air pressures, changing conditions and resin as reasons for Texas tire issues after saying there are no excuses. The guys discuss who should take more blame for the issues and Brett shares what changes crew chiefs want to fix this problem.Next, NASCAR didn't penalize William Byron for spinning Denny Hamlin under caution and claims they did not see the collision. The spotters discuss how it would have been hard for NASCAR to miss the incident and if Byron could still be penalized for the move. Martin Truex Jr. commented on the tire failures after blowing one while leading the Cup Series race. The table explains why NASCAR needs to loosen the limitations on the Next Gen car and take responsibility for the part failures. Noah Gragson says he doesn’t want to run any of the Cup Series races for the rest of the year. They applaud Gragson for his transparency but mention who is negatively affected by his comments. Plus, the guys call for proactive safety changes.Kyle Larson says he wants Texas Motor Speedway demolished when asked how to fix the track. Freddie argues why they should not have reconfigured it and infers what the track’s future may look it.Finally, Joey Logano claims superspeedway racing is not racing because drivers should not be rewarded for riding around in the back. The spotters explain why Logano is being hypocritical and what makes the racing exciting. Plus, hear how drivers around the cutoff line should approach this upcoming weekend. In Reaction Theatre, fans call in about the tire failures, Tyler Reddick’s burnout, and William Byron spinning out Denny Hamlin.Later, hear what the guys suggest when it comes to pit wall safety, if and when Hamlin would retaliate, and a reckless move by Ty Gibbs.Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/26/20221 hour, 32 minutes, 2 seconds
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269 - Bristol II & Justin Haley: Balls on the Table

Door Bumper Clear returns from Bristol Motor Speedway after the NASCAR Cup Series Round of 16 cutoff race. Cup Series driver Justin Haley joins his spotter Brett Griffin, along with T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft to talk about his 12th-place finish and working with Brett. To start Spot On, Spot Off, NASCAR didn’t throw a caution for Brad Keselowski but threw one quickly for Christopher Bell late on Saturday night. T.J. breaks down what happened to the No. 6 car and why neither incident warranted a caution. Next, the guys discuss Denny Hamlin’s tweet about needing an improved Next Gen car. Haley talks about how the rules limit teams being able to make improvements and how Kaulig Racing compares to bigger organizations personnel-wise. Hear whether the spotters agree with Hamlin and why the short track product is struggling. Brandon Jones didn’t move Noah Gragson for the Xfinity Series win at Bristol, the week after announcing he’s taking over the No. 9 next season. Jones said that didn’t cross his mind once during the race and the crew reacts to the finish. They explain the points opportunity Jones missed and why he should have won the race. Richard Childress Racing announced Kyle Busch to the No. 8 car next season and how they plan to run Tyler Reddick in a third charter next season. The guys theorize why RCR isn’t planning to have Reddick drive for them next year and what his 2023 may look like. Finally, NASCAR released the 2023 Cup schedule eight weeks before the end of the season despite only making two track changes. Brett explains how this puts the teams' sponsorship discussions at a disadvantage and what other changes they would have liked to see. In Reaction Theatre, fans call in about South Carolina losing to Georgia, celebrating Chris Buescher’s win and a song about Noah Gragson throwing up. Later in the show, the gang makes playoff predictions for the Round of 12 in the Cup Series and why one driver stands out as the Xfinity Series title favorite. Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/19/20222 hours, 9 minutes, 25 seconds
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269 - Bristol II & Justin Haley: Balls on the Table

Door Bumper Clear returns from Bristol Motor Speedway after the NASCAR Cup Series Round of 16 cutoff race. Cup Series driver Justin Haley joins his spotter Brett Griffin, along with T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft to talk about his 12th-place finish and working with Brett.To start Spot On, Spot Off, NASCAR didn’t throw a caution for Brad Keselowski but threw one quickly for Christopher Bell late on Saturday night. T.J. breaks down what happened to the No. 6 car and why neither incident warranted a caution.Next, the guys discuss Denny Hamlin’s tweet about needing an improved Next Gen car. Haley talks about how the rules limit teams being able to make improvements and how Kaulig Racing compares to bigger organizations personnel-wise. Hear whether the spotters agree with Hamlin and why the short track product is struggling.Brandon Jones didn’t move Noah Gragson for the Xfinity Series win at Bristol, the week after announcing he’s taking over the No. 9 next season. Jones said that didn’t cross his mind once during the race and the crew reacts to the finish. They explain the points opportunity Jones missed and why he should have won the race.Richard Childress Racing announced Kyle Busch to the No. 8 car next season and how they plan to run Tyler Reddick in a third charter next season. The guys theorize why RCR isn’t planning to have Reddick drive for them next year and what his 2023 may look like.Finally, NASCAR released the 2023 Cup schedule eight weeks before the end of the season despite only making two track changes. Brett explains how this puts the teams' sponsorship discussions at a disadvantage and what other changes they would have liked to see.In Reaction Theatre, fans call in about South Carolina losing to Georgia, celebrating Chris Buescher’s win and a song about Noah Gragson throwing up.Later in the show, the gang makes playoff predictions for the Round of 12 in the Cup Series and why one driver stands out as the Xfinity Series title favorite.Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/19/20222 hours, 5 minutes, 25 seconds
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268 - Kansas II & Noah Gragson: We Kicked Their Ass

It’s winner’s week on Door Bumper Clear as Freddie Kraft celebrates Bubba Wallace’s victory at Kansas Speedway with Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors, and Xfinity Series race winner Noah Gragson joins the show. They discuss Noah’s fifth win of the year, a prank war with former crew chief Dave Elenz, working with crew chief Luke Lambert, moving to the Cup Series next year, his not always so serious approach off the track and how he started racing. Freddie talks us through how Wallace came alive late in the race to take a commanding victory and shares what happened at the after party. Plus, hear how TJ nearly messed everything up. To begin Spot On, Spot Off, the Xfinity Series race restarted with two laps to go in Stage 2 despite reports of rain. The guys debate if the track conditions were safe to make it to halfway and talk about a certain spotter and driver that didn’t want it to see go green. Next, the guys discuss the 15 points separating 10th through 15th place in the playoff standings heading into the Bristol Motor Speedway cutoff race. Find out if they think another non-playoff driver can win and how aggressively drivers below the cutoff line need to race. Gragson shares his input on how he expects Bristol to race with the new car and how aggressive playoff drivers might be. Kyle Busch reportedly signed with Richard Childress Racing for next season. The crew applauds RCR’s signing, questions the future of Kyle Busch Motorsports, and theorizes where Tyler Reddick will race next year. Then, the gang talks about North Wilkesboro Speedway hosting the All-Star race in 2023. They predict how quickly the race will sell out and discuss FOX wanting the race’s location to rotate. Plus, Brett shares his insight on when the 2023 schedule will be released and what tracks could be losing races. Kevin Harvick sounded off on drivers safety concerns with the Next Gen car at Kansas. Gragson explains why he applauds Harvick being outspoken, details crashes he's had in the car this season, and talks about how his concerns about wrecking are impacting his performance. In Reaction Theatre, fans call in to congratulate Bubba and Freddie, ask Noah about his run in with Jeb Burton, and one fan plays a song for Bubba’s haters.  Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible.   To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/12/20221 hour, 47 minutes, 58 seconds
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268 - Kansas II & Noah Gragson: We Kicked Their Ass

It’s winner’s week on Door Bumper Clear as Freddie Kraft celebrates Bubba Wallace’s victory at Kansas Speedway with Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors, and Xfinity Series race winner Noah Gragson joins the show. They discuss Noah’s fifth win of the year, a prank war with former crew chief Dave Elenz, working with crew chief Luke Lambert, moving to the Cup Series next year, his not always so serious approach off the track and how he started racing. Freddie talks us through how Wallace came alive late in the race to take a commanding victory and shares what happened at the after party. Plus, hear how TJ nearly messed everything up.To begin Spot On, Spot Off, the Xfinity Series race restarted with two laps to go in Stage 2 despite reports of rain. The guys debate if the track conditions were safe to make it to halfway and talk about a certain spotter and driver that didn’t want it to see go green.Next, the guys discuss the 15 points separating 10th through 15th place in the playoff standings heading into the Bristol Motor Speedway cutoff race. Find out if they think another non-playoff driver can win and how aggressively drivers below the cutoff line need to race. Gragson shares his input on how he expects Bristol to race with the new car and how aggressive playoff drivers might be.Kyle Busch reportedly signed with Richard Childress Racing for next season. The crew applauds RCR’s signing, questions the future of Kyle Busch Motorsports, and theorizes where Tyler Reddick will race next year. Then, the gang talks about North Wilkesboro Speedway hosting the All-Star race in 2023. They predict how quickly the race will sell out and discuss FOX wanting the race’s location to rotate. Plus, Brett shares his insight on when the 2023 schedule will be released and what tracks could be losing races. Kevin Harvick sounded off on drivers safety concerns with the Next Gen car at Kansas. Gragson explains why he applauds Harvick being outspoken, details crashes he's had in the car this season, and talks about how his concerns about wrecking are impacting his performance.In Reaction Theatre, fans call in to congratulate Bubba and Freddie, ask Noah about his run in with Jeb Burton, and one fan plays a song for Bubba’s haters. Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/12/20221 hour, 43 minutes, 58 seconds
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267 - Darlington II & Tyler Reddick: Send It!

The NASCAR Cup Series playoffs are underway after race weekend at Darlington Raceway and TJ Majors, Freddie Kraft and championship contender Tyler Reddick react to it all. Reddick discusses his third-place effort in the Southern 500 and how the last restart unfolded when he had a shot at victory. Rain again played a factor in both races and the guys share the differences in how each caution for precipitation was handled. Freddie's Truck Series driver Derek Kraus turned 21 last week and Freddie recaps their night on the town. Find out why Kraus is a leading candidate for 'what an idiot.' TJ reunited with Dale Jr. to spot his late model race at North Wilkesboro last week. Hear how the race went and the crew's impressions of the facility. Plus, hear what crazy rumors might be flying around about the track's future. To start Spot On, Spot Off, the gang reacts to the Xfinity Series finish at Darlington between Kyle Larson and Sheldon Creed. They share their thoughts on the battle, why each was racing so hard, and what they could have done differently to prevent Noah Gragson's last lap pass to victory. Kevin Harvick's car caught on fire late in Sunday's race and he shared fiery comments about the Next Gen car after the incident. Hear what he said about the safety and parts on the car, and whether the guys agree. Plus, they offer thoughts on fixing the fire problem in the new cars. Denny Hamlin nearly caught Erik Jones to battle for the victory at Darlington but didn't try any video game-type moves to win the race. Find out what the crew thought about that decision and hear what Reddick says is the only way to move someone in the Next Gen car. Harvick and Kyle Busch were very outspoken about the Next Gen car's safety after drivers suffered hard hits at Daytona. The gang reacts to the driver comments and NASCAR saying drivers are wrecking at different angles and going faster than ever before, causing the stiffer impacts. Busch admitted last week that his persona may have made it harder to attract a new sponsor. The guys discuss the sports sponsorship climate and ponder what this means for Busch's next move, and how soon until the world may know where he's headed next. Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/6/20221 hour, 38 minutes, 27 seconds
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267 - Darlington II & Tyler Reddick: Send It!

The NASCAR Cup Series playoffs are underway after race weekend at Darlington Raceway and TJ Majors, Freddie Kraft and championship contender Tyler Reddick react to it all. Reddick discusses his third-place effort in the Southern 500 and how the last restart unfolded when he had a shot at victory. Rain again played a factor in both races and the guys share the differences in how each caution for precipitation was handled.Freddie's Truck Series driver Derek Kraus turned 21 last week and Freddie recaps their night on the town. Find out why Kraus is a leading candidate for 'what an idiot.' TJ reunited with Dale Jr. to spot his late model race at North Wilkesboro last week. Hear how the race went and the crew's impressions of the facility. Plus, hear what crazy rumors might be flying around about the track's future.To start Spot On, Spot Off, the gang reacts to the Xfinity Series finish at Darlington between Kyle Larson and Sheldon Creed. They share their thoughts on the battle, why each was racing so hard, and what they could have done differently to prevent Noah Gragson's last lap pass to victory.Kevin Harvick's car caught on fire late in Sunday's race and he shared fiery comments about the Next Gen car after the incident. Hear what he said about the safety and parts on the car, and whether the guys agree. Plus, they offer thoughts on fixing the fire problem in the new cars.Denny Hamlin nearly caught Erik Jones to battle for the victory at Darlington but didn't try any video game-type moves to win the race. Find out what the crew thought about that decision and hear what Reddick says is the only way to move someone in the Next Gen car.Harvick and Kyle Busch were very outspoken about the Next Gen car's safety after drivers suffered hard hits at Daytona. The gang reacts to the driver comments and NASCAR saying drivers are wrecking at different angles and going faster than ever before, causing the stiffer impacts.Busch admitted last week that his persona may have made it harder to attract a new sponsor. The guys discuss the sports sponsorship climate and ponder what this means for Busch's next move, and how soon until the world may know where he's headed next.Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/6/20221 hour, 34 minutes, 27 seconds
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266 - Daytona II: Reckless Action

Door Bumper Clear is back from the dramatic Daytona International Speedway Cup Series playoff cutoff race weekend. Brett Griffin and Freddie Kraft begin the show talking about T.J. Majors missing the start, Brett cursing on the broadcast, drivers taking hard hits, and more. First topic in Spot On, Spot Off, the guys discuss Kurt Busch forfeiting his playoff waiver ahead of the race at Daytona. They talk about how that affected the last playoff spot race between Ryan Blaney and Martin Truex Jr. and how it put Toyota at a disadvantage.  Next, NASCAR says they couldn’t have done anything differently before the field wrecked because of rain in Turns 1 and 2. They explain why NASCAR should have thrown the caution before the cars entered Turn 1 and how close the rain was to the track. Kevin Harvick argued he was ahead of Austin Dillon when the caution was thrown and should have been listed as the leader during the red flag. The crew debates if NASCAR should have considered him involved in the wreck causing him to forfeit his running spot. They then explain why NASCAR waited out a lengthy rain delay for the final 20 laps and why it mattered for the integrity of the playoffs. Was Austin Dillon’s winning move on Austin Cindric fair or foul? The guys debate and react to Tyler Reddick’s being the ultimate teammate at the finish. Ryan Blaney is in the playoffs while Martin Truex Jr. is out. What went right for Blaney but wrong for Truex, and what does it say about the 2022 season? The guys share their thoughts on a regular season filled with winners. In Reaction Theatre, fans voice their opinions about Austin Dillon, Kyle Busch’s future, and Brett swearing on TV. Playoff predictions are revealed in the Offerpad Ask DBC Question of the Week, hear who the guys think wins the championship and who will be eliminated after Round 1. Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/29/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 7 seconds
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266 - Daytona II: Reckless Action

Door Bumper Clear is back from the dramatic Daytona International Speedway Cup Series playoff cutoff race weekend. Brett Griffin and Freddie Kraft begin the show talking about T.J. Majors missing the start, Brett cursing on the broadcast, drivers taking hard hits, and more.First topic in Spot On, Spot Off, the guys discuss Kurt Busch forfeiting his playoff waiver ahead of the race at Daytona. They talk about how that affected the last playoff spot race between Ryan Blaney and Martin Truex Jr. and how it put Toyota at a disadvantage. Next, NASCAR says they couldn’t have done anything differently before the field wrecked because of rain in Turns 1 and 2. They explain why NASCAR should have thrown the caution before the cars entered Turn 1 and how close the rain was to the track.Kevin Harvick argued he was ahead of Austin Dillon when the caution was thrown and should have been listed as the leader during the red flag. The crew debates if NASCAR should have considered him involved in the wreck causing him to forfeit his running spot. They then explain why NASCAR waited out a lengthy rain delay for the final 20 laps and why it mattered for the integrity of the playoffs.Was Austin Dillon’s winning move on Austin Cindric fair or foul? The guys debate and react to Tyler Reddick’s being the ultimate teammate at the finish.Ryan Blaney is in the playoffs while Martin Truex Jr. is out. What went right for Blaney but wrong for Truex, and what does it say about the 2022 season? The guys share their thoughts on a regular season filled with winners.In Reaction Theatre, fans voice their opinions about Austin Dillon, Kyle Busch’s future, and Brett swearing on TV.Playoff predictions are revealed in the Offerpad Ask DBC Question of the Week, hear who the guys think wins the championship and who will be eliminated after Round 1.Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/29/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 7 seconds
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265 - Watkins Glen: What It Takes to Win

The Door Bumper Clear crew returns from a rainy weekend at Watkins Glen International. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft begin the show by discussing the teams’ variety of tire strategies with the track transitioning from wet to dry conditions, Brett pronouncing the foreign drivers’ names and which international drivers they would like to see drive the No. 91 car. To start Spot On, Spot Off, the spotters break down Kyle Larson’s winning move on Chase Elliott into Turn 1 on the final restart. They debate the decisions made on the final restart, what Elliott did wrong, and how Larson should feel about winning in that manner. Next, the guys talk about NASCAR’s decision to not start the race in the rain because of puddling track conditions. Brett explains why the cars should not have started pace laps during the rain and why NASCAR needed to more clearly communicate their plan for dealing with the track conditions. Plus, the guys answer whether NASCAR should even race in the rain. Learn why more rain racing could be ahead with an upcoming short track test. Ross Chastain triggered a wreck with Austin Dillon in the bus stop that sent his teammate Kimi Raikkonen into the wall, ending his day. The gang praises the F1 champion for how well he was running at the time and once again question how Chastain will advance past the first round of the playoffs if his aggressive driving continues.  A battle for the win on a late restart in Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Watkins Glen led to both leaders Ty Gibbs and William Byron spinning in the bus stop. Hear who the guys say was at fault, the mistakes made, and which driver wasn’t willing to accept defeat. The final spot in the NASCAR playoffs comes down to this Saturday night at Daytona. With all three spotters needing a win to earn a post-season berth, hear what their strategies are to have a shot at the victory. They discuss what kind of racing they expect, who needs to perform well and what’s at stake for the entire field. Then, they discuss whether or not they expect the injured Kurt Busch to compete in the playoffs. Hear the situation if he were to not take a playoff waiver, how that changes the playoff field and who would benefit. Learn why the situation may be dependent on the outcome of the regular season finale. In Reaction Theatre, find out what really happened to Ty Gibbs on Saturday, why Ross Chastain isn’t allowed to visit Finland, and what fans thought of Kyle Larson’s winning move. The Offerpad Question of the Week makes the guys ponder Kyle Busch’s future, predict which rides he will not be in and what his current options are. Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/22/20221 hour, 40 minutes, 51 seconds
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265 - Watkins Glen: What It Takes to Win

The Door Bumper Clear crew returns from a rainy weekend at Watkins Glen International. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft begin the show by discussing the teams’ variety of tire strategies with the track transitioning from wet to dry conditions, Brett pronouncing the foreign drivers’ names and which international drivers they would like to see drive the No. 91 car.To start Spot On, Spot Off, the spotters break down Kyle Larson’s winning move on Chase Elliott into Turn 1 on the final restart. They debate the decisions made on the final restart, what Elliott did wrong, and how Larson should feel about winning in that manner.Next, the guys talk about NASCAR’s decision to not start the race in the rain because of puddling track conditions. Brett explains why the cars should not have started pace laps during the rain and why NASCAR needed to more clearly communicate their plan for dealing with the track conditions. Plus, the guys answer whether NASCAR should even race in the rain. Learn why more rain racing could be ahead with an upcoming short track test.Ross Chastain triggered a wreck with Austin Dillon in the bus stop that sent his teammate Kimi Raikkonen into the wall, ending his day. The gang praises the F1 champion for how well he was running at the time and once again question how Chastain will advance past the first round of the playoffs if his aggressive driving continues. A battle for the win on a late restart in Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Watkins Glen led to both leaders Ty Gibbs and William Byron spinning in the bus stop. Hear who the guys say was at fault, the mistakes made, and which driver wasn’t willing to accept defeat.The final spot in the NASCAR playoffs comes down to this Saturday night at Daytona. With all three spotters needing a win to earn a post-season berth, hear what their strategies are to have a shot at the victory. They discuss what kind of racing they expect, who needs to perform well and what’s at stake for the entire field.Then, they discuss whether or not they expect the injured Kurt Busch to compete in the playoffs. Hear the situation if he were to not take a playoff waiver, how that changes the playoff field and who would benefit. Learn why the situation may be dependent on the outcome of the regular season finale.In Reaction Theatre, find out what really happened to Ty Gibbs on Saturday, why Ross Chastain isn’t allowed to visit Finland, and what fans thought of Kyle Larson’s winning move.The Offerpad Question of the Week makes the guys ponder Kyle Busch’s future, predict which rides he will not be in and what his current options are.Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/22/20221 hour, 36 minutes, 51 seconds
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264 - Richmond II: Taking Your Ride

Door Bumper Clear is back from a weekend at Richmond Raceway. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft start out by talking about Freddie’s 40th birthday celebration the previous night. Then, they discuss why the two-round qualifying format needs to be changed. Plus, the crew tries to decipher Freddie’s show notes he wrote at 5:00 am. In Spot On, Spot Off, the guys discuss Kyle Busch running Ty Gibbs up the track then Gibbs repaying the favor while battling for 15th in Stage 2. They question if Busch should be racing Gibbs that aggressively and what it says that Gibbs didn’t back down from the challenge. Kyle Busch got tagged by Ross Chastain in Turns 3 and 4 and said in a post-race interview that he was Chastain’s victim this week. The gang explains why Chastain has consistently been one of the fastest cars every week and debates whether or not other drivers will make his championship run easy. Next, they discuss how the Next Gen car has raced at short tracks this year. The spotters debate the quality of Richmond’s racing and whether or not the track deserves two Cup Series races. Then, Kyle Busch was asked if there is a strategy to get Martin Truex Jr. in the playoffs and compared the question to the 2013 Michael Waltrip Racing scandal. Brett discusses if team orders are allowed and references the Richmond race when Clint Bowyer questionably spun late. Hear Bowyer's former spotter explain details about what forced NASCAR to drop the penalty hammer on MWR. Then, the guys debate if Denny Hamlin would help Truex Jr. or Bubba Wallace win to get into the playoffs at Daytona. Carson Hocevar wrecked Nick Leitz during the Truck Series race at Richmond and has now caused two wrecks in two playoff races. The spotters explain why Hocevar potentially wrecked him to stay on the lead lap and if he should be penalized. Asking prices for charters have reached $20 million according to Adam Stern. Brett explains how teams are gaining equity from the charter system, what teams are in the market for one, and why NASCAR needs to invest more in the lower series. In Reaction Theatre, fans express their thoughts on whether or not Richmond was an entertaining race, Kevin Harvick going for back-to-back wins, and a lullaby for Sunday’s race. Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/15/20221 hour, 38 minutes, 13 seconds
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264 - Richmond II: Taking Your Ride

Door Bumper Clear is back from a weekend at Richmond Raceway. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft start out by talking about Freddie’s 40th birthday celebration the previous night. Then, they discuss why the two-round qualifying format needs to be changed. Plus, the crew tries to decipher Freddie’s show notes he wrote at 5:00 am.In Spot On, Spot Off, the guys discuss Kyle Busch running Ty Gibbs up the track then Gibbs repaying the favor while battling for 15th in Stage 2. They question if Busch should be racing Gibbs that aggressively and what it says that Gibbs didn’t back down from the challenge.Kyle Busch got tagged by Ross Chastain in Turns 3 and 4 and said in a post-race interview that he was Chastain’s victim this week. The gang explains why Chastain has consistently been one of the fastest cars every week and debates whether or not other drivers will make his championship run easy.Next, they discuss how the Next Gen car has raced at short tracks this year. The spotters debate the quality of Richmond’s racing and whether or not the track deserves two Cup Series races.Then, Kyle Busch was asked if there is a strategy to get Martin Truex Jr. in the playoffs and compared the question to the 2013 Michael Waltrip Racing scandal. Brett discusses if team orders are allowed and references the Richmond race when Clint Bowyer questionably spun late. Hear Bowyer's former spotter explain details about what forced NASCAR to drop the penalty hammer on MWR. Then, the guys debate if Denny Hamlin would help Truex Jr. or Bubba Wallace win to get into the playoffs at Daytona.Carson Hocevar wrecked Nick Leitz during the Truck Series race at Richmond and has now caused two wrecks in two playoff races. The spotters explain why Hocevar potentially wrecked him to stay on the lead lap and if he should be penalized.Asking prices for charters have reached $20 million according to Adam Stern. Brett explains how teams are gaining equity from the charter system, what teams are in the market for one, and why NASCAR needs to invest more in the lower series.In Reaction Theatre, fans express their thoughts on whether or not Richmond was an entertaining race, Kevin Harvick going for back-to-back wins, and a lullaby for Sunday’s race.Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/15/20221 hour, 34 minutes, 13 seconds
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263 - Michigan: Pressing the Issue

Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft return to break down the weekend at Michigan International Speedway. The spotters discuss their difficulties leaving the Michigan infield after the race, debate whether or not the Cup cars had enough tire wear, and explain how long they think Kurt Busch should sit out. Plus, hear the latest on Kyle Busch’s options for 2023. First up in Spot On, Spot off, J.J. Yeley's decision to stay out after the competition caution that led to a restart wreck in Turn 2 creates an uproar amongst the spotters. They question the motive for not pitting and why the same team often finds themselves in the middle of the story. Next, Christopher Bell got into the wall off Turn 4 after making contact with Ross Chastain. The guys talk about which driver is at fault, why that caution cost one team any opportunity at a strong finish, and who needs to have more situational awareness. The table then discusses Bubba Wallace’s comments on Joey Logano’s move to hold onto to second deep into the final green flag run. Freddie talks about what it was like racing around Logano and why he’s the hardest driver to pass in the series. You won’t believe the tactic that Freddie used to distract another spotter. Plus, they react to Daniel Suarez’s blown tire that didn’t cause a late race yellow flag. Freddie then comments on Wallace saying he failed after finishing P2. He applauds the team’s strong weekend and explains what Sunday said about Wallace’s potential. Brett discusses Wallace’s high-pressure situation and why he can’t make continue to beat himself up during post-race interviews. Ryan Blaney currently sits on the playoff cutoff line and Martin Truex Jr. is the first driver out with three regular season races remaining. The gang explains what each driver has to do to clinch the last playoff spot before or at the cutoff race in Daytona. Also, Brett shares why he believes 23XI Racing is the modern-day DEI. Finally, Brad Keselowski commented on NASCAR needing to hand out more penalties to gain control of the garage. T.J. explains how his driver is still dealing with the repercussions of their penalty earlier in the year and the table debates the need for stricter officiating. In Reaction Theatre, fans voice their opinions about Ross Chastain never lifting and Kevin Harvick making it back to Victory Lane. Later, hear the gang’s thoughts on expanding the charter system and what needs to happen for the Cup Series to return to a 43 car field. Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/8/20221 hour, 45 minutes, 30 seconds
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263 - Michigan: Pressing the Issue

Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft return to break down the weekend at Michigan International Speedway. The spotters discuss their difficulties leaving the Michigan infield after the race, debate whether or not the Cup cars had enough tire wear, and explain how long they think Kurt Busch should sit out. Plus, hear the latest on Kyle Busch’s options for 2023.First up in Spot On, Spot off, J.J. Yeley's decision to stay out after the competition caution that led to a restart wreck in Turn 2 creates an uproar amongst the spotters. They question the motive for not pitting and why the same team often finds themselves in the middle of the story.Next, Christopher Bell got into the wall off Turn 4 after making contact with Ross Chastain. The guys talk about which driver is at fault, why that caution cost one team any opportunity at a strong finish, and who needs to have more situational awareness.The table then discusses Bubba Wallace’s comments on Joey Logano’s move to hold onto to second deep into the final green flag run. Freddie talks about what it was like racing around Logano and why he’s the hardest driver to pass in the series. You won’t believe the tactic that Freddie used to distract another spotter. Plus, they react to Daniel Suarez’s blown tire that didn’t cause a late race yellow flag.Freddie then comments on Wallace saying he failed after finishing P2. He applauds the team’s strong weekend and explains what Sunday said about Wallace’s potential. Brett discusses Wallace’s high-pressure situation and why he can’t make continue to beat himself up during post-race interviews.Ryan Blaney currently sits on the playoff cutoff line and Martin Truex Jr. is the first driver out with three regular season races remaining. The gang explains what each driver has to do to clinch the last playoff spot before or at the cutoff race in Daytona. Also, Brett shares why he believes 23XI Racing is the modern-day DEI.Finally, Brad Keselowski commented on NASCAR needing to hand out more penalties to gain control of the garage. T.J. explains how his driver is still dealing with the repercussions of their penalty earlier in the year and the table debates the need for stricter officiating.In Reaction Theatre, fans voice their opinions about Ross Chastain never lifting and Kevin Harvick making it back to Victory Lane. Later, hear the gang’s thoughts on expanding the charter system and what needs to happen for the Cup Series to return to a 43 car field.Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/8/20221 hour, 41 minutes, 30 seconds
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262 - Denny Hamlin & Indianapolis: Going the Wrong Way

Door Bumper Clear is back from a weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Brett Griffin, Freddie Kraft and T.J. Majors bring on a long-awaited special guest and Freddie’s boss, Denny Hamlin. The guys react to the chaotic NASCAR Cup Series race, discuss Hamlin’s team being transparent about their Pocono disqualification, and hear stories from racing late models with T.J. To begin Spot On, Spot Off, the table talks about Ross Chastain being penalized for using the turn one access road to take the lead from Tyler Reddick on the final restart. Hamlin admits whether or not he would have done the same move and debates with the spotters if NASCAR made the rules clear enough. Next, several drivers aggressively overdrove Turn 1 throughout the race on restarts causing numerous spin-outs. Brett explains why drivers were making aggressive moves and which ones were the main culprits. Hamlin chimes in about the level of respect being shown by all drivers on the track right now. Richard Childress compared how Kevin Harvick left the team versus how Tyler Reddick plans to depart after their victory on Sunday. Hear from Hamlin himself how the process of courting and signing Reddick went, and his thoughts on how RCR has reacted. Kyle Busch says he would take less money or a shorter contract to stay with Joe Gibbs Racing. The gang discusses what that means for Busch’s future and the current driver contract and salary climate. Hear why Cup Series drivers make less money today, what factors have contributed to that, and what needs to change moving forward. Hamlin has been vocal about race teams earning a more fair split of the next television contract. The guys react to NASCAR president Steve Phelps’ comments about media rights negotiations and Hamlin discusses his meeting with Marcus Smith and Justin Marks. Learn why teams need a larger portion of the rights money and how it can benefit the sport overall. Finally, they debate whether the Michigan race could put on a better show having a similar aero package to Atlanta. Hamlin talks about why he thinks the cars are still going too fast for that style of racing to work and predicts how much longer Atlanta can race like a superspeedway. In Reaction Theatre, fans coin John Hunter Nemechek a new nickname, react to Ross Chastain cutting through the access road, and perform a song for Denny. In Ask DBC, the guys discuss which Indianapolis layout NASCAR should run moving forward and who Hamlin would choose as his spotter among the three guys. Later, hear which drivers Hamlin gives his ‘What an Idiot’ award to and he answers whether or not Chastain can expect more payback. Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/2/20222 hours, 59 seconds
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262 - Denny Hamlin & Indianapolis: Going the Wrong Way

Door Bumper Clear is back from a weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Brett Griffin, Freddie Kraft and T.J. Majors bring on a long-awaited special guest and Freddie’s boss, Denny Hamlin. The guys react to the chaotic NASCAR Cup Series race, discuss Hamlin’s team being transparent about their Pocono disqualification, and hear stories from racing late models with T.J.To begin Spot On, Spot Off, the table talks about Ross Chastain being penalized for using the turn one access road to take the lead from Tyler Reddick on the final restart. Hamlin admits whether or not he would have done the same move and debates with the spotters if NASCAR made the rules clear enough.Next, several drivers aggressively overdrove Turn 1 throughout the race on restarts causing numerous spin-outs. Brett explains why drivers were making aggressive moves and which ones were the main culprits. Hamlin chimes in about the level of respect being shown by all drivers on the track right now.Richard Childress compared how Kevin Harvick left the team versus how Tyler Reddick plans to depart after their victory on Sunday. Hear from Hamlin himself how the process of courting and signing Reddick went, and his thoughts on how RCR has reacted.Kyle Busch says he would take less money or a shorter contract to stay with Joe Gibbs Racing. The gang discusses what that means for Busch’s future and the current driver contract and salary climate. Hear why Cup Series drivers make less money today, what factors have contributed to that, and what needs to change moving forward.Hamlin has been vocal about race teams earning a more fair split of the next television contract. The guys react to NASCAR president Steve Phelps’ comments about media rights negotiations and Hamlin discusses his meeting with Marcus Smith and Justin Marks. Learn why teams need a larger portion of the rights money and how it can benefit the sport overall.Finally, they debate whether the Michigan race could put on a better show having a similar aero package to Atlanta. Hamlin talks about why he thinks the cars are still going too fast for that style of racing to work and predicts how much longer Atlanta can race like a superspeedway.In Reaction Theatre, fans coin John Hunter Nemechek a new nickname, react to Ross Chastain cutting through the access road, and perform a song for Denny.In Ask DBC, the guys discuss which Indianapolis layout NASCAR should run moving forward and who Hamlin would choose as his spotter among the three guys.Later, hear which drivers Hamlin gives his ‘What an Idiot’ award to and he answers whether or not Chastain can expect more payback.Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/2/20221 hour, 56 minutes, 59 seconds
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261 - Pocono: Lift or Wreck

Brett Griffin, Freddie Kraft and T.J. Majors return from Pocono Raceway after a weekend filled with action-packed racing. Brett explains why he allegedly was suspended from Door Bumper Clear and shares a story about a bartender having a crush on a certain spotter. Then, they discuss Ty Gibbs filling in for Kurt Busch after having concussion symptoms and why it’s important for drivers to make their health a priority. Spot On, Spot Off starts with the spotters discussing Ross Chastain wrecking after racing Denny Hamlin for the lead on a late restart. They explain why Chastain could have avoided wrecking and potentially stole the win. Then, they debate if Hamlin is even with Chastain. Hamlin and Kyle Busch were disqualified after finishing 1-2 in the Cup Series race. Find out the cause of the disqualification and if NASCAR should change their inspection process to start looking for similar infractions. Next, Kyle Busch had a cold reaction to Joe Gibbs after the race on Sunday following a week of chatter regarding his contract negotiations. The guys react to Toyota’s comments and why they feel Busch was being disrespectful to his team owner. Brett leads the discussion of why Busch only has two realistic options if he wants to keep driving for a top-level team next year.  Denny Hamlin said 23XI Racing will hire its own pit crew members for next year instead of leasing crews from JGR. The gang discusses whether or not this is the best business decision for Hamlin to make. Then, a leaked document indicates NASCAR is planning a demonstration using prototype electric vehicles before next year’s Clash at the LA Coliseum. The crew questions how long electric cars would hold up at big tracks, how quickly will they be implemented, and which series would run them. With the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course coming up next, the guys revisit Kevin Harvick’s comments about how the road course is “terrible for our sport.” They talk about why the oval configuration should get another chance and if they should run a different aero package to do so. Finally, the spotters react to Austin Dillon’s comments about having TJ as his spotter for the Indy Xfinity Series race. They discuss Brandon Brown having to step out of his car to sell sponsorship and how the “Let’s Go Brandon” ordeal has negatively affected the team’s finances.  In Reaction Theatre, hear fan reactions to Noah Gragson throwing up and then chugging a beer after his victory, whether or not Hamlin purposely wrecked Chastain, and the top two finishers getting disqualified. Later in the show, T.J. answers a call from a big name former driver who has a few questions for the guys after the dramatic weekend at Pocono. Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/25/20222 hours, 30 seconds
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261 - Pocono: Lift or Wreck

Brett Griffin, Freddie Kraft and T.J. Majors return from Pocono Raceway after a weekend filled with action-packed racing. Brett explains why he allegedly was suspended from Door Bumper Clear and shares a story about a bartender having a crush on a certain spotter. Then, they discuss Ty Gibbs filling in for Kurt Busch after having concussion symptoms and why it’s important for drivers to make their health a priority.Spot On, Spot Off starts with the spotters discussing Ross Chastain wrecking after racing Denny Hamlin for the lead on a late restart. They explain why Chastain could have avoided wrecking and potentially stole the win. Then, they debate if Hamlin is even with Chastain.Hamlin and Kyle Busch were disqualified after finishing 1-2 in the Cup Series race. Find out the cause of the disqualification and if NASCAR should change their inspection process to start looking for similar infractions.Next, Kyle Busch had a cold reaction to Joe Gibbs after the race on Sunday following a week of chatter regarding his contract negotiations. The guys react to Toyota’s comments and why they feel Busch was being disrespectful to his team owner. Brett leads the discussion of why Busch only has two realistic options if he wants to keep driving for a top-level team next year. Denny Hamlin said 23XI Racing will hire its own pit crew members for next year instead of leasing crews from JGR. The gang discusses whether or not this is the best business decision for Hamlin to make.Then, a leaked document indicates NASCAR is planning a demonstration using prototype electric vehicles before next year’s Clash at the LA Coliseum. The crew questions how long electric cars would hold up at big tracks, how quickly will they be implemented, and which series would run them.With the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course coming up next, the guys revisit Kevin Harvick’s comments about how the road course is “terrible for our sport.” They talk about why the oval configuration should get another chance and if they should run a different aero package to do so.Finally, the spotters react to Austin Dillon’s comments about having TJ as his spotter for the Indy Xfinity Series race. They discuss Brandon Brown having to step out of his car to sell sponsorship and how the “Let’s Go Brandon” ordeal has negatively affected the team’s finances. In Reaction Theatre, hear fan reactions to Noah Gragson throwing up and then chugging a beer after his victory, whether or not Hamlin purposely wrecked Chastain, and the top two finishers getting disqualified.Later in the show, T.J. answers a call from a big name former driver who has a few questions for the guys after the dramatic weekend at Pocono.Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/25/20221 hour, 56 minutes, 30 seconds
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260 - New Hampshire: Breaking Your Own News

A weekend in New England left Brett Griffin, Freddie Kraft and TJ Majors with lots of stories to tell. After two eventful races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and a busy week of silly season news, the crew reacts to everything that went down. First, find out how Brett learned some Boston slang and why payment was required to spot the modifieds. Then the guys dive into Spot On, Spot Off. First, they discuss Martin Truex Jr.’s decision to take two tires during the last pit stop which cost him the win and placed the No. 19 team on the playoff cutoff line. Now given Christopher Bell as the 14th different winner this season, they talk about how many drivers they expect to see win before the playoffs begin. Brad Keselowski and Austin Dillon swerved at each other and made contact under caution on Sunday. T.J. talks about what led Keselowski to retaliate against Dillon and what each of them said in their post-race interviews. Tyler Reddick announced he signed with 23XI Racing for the 2024 season last week. The spotters applaud Reddick for his move but share their displeasure about Richard Childress Racing’s actions. While the timing of the announcement seemed strange, find out why 23XI needed to share the news first. Afterwards, they talk about who could race in the No. 8 car next. Ty Dillon will not return to Petty-GMS Racing after this season and the crew doesn’t find this surprising. Hear about who is the leading candidate to drive the 42 car next year and why they would be the most interesting Cup driver in the field. Next, NASCAR did not penalize Christopher Bell’s team for losing a wheel coming off pit road last week at Atlanta. The guys express their frustration towards NASCAR making a judgment call and why the penalty needs to have stricter guidelines for what is and isn’t a penalty. Finally, producer Jason Schultz reads Joey Logano’s comments on Next Gen crashes. The spotters talk about NASCAR’s confusion between what the drivers say about hits and what their data shows compared to the previous car. In Reaction Theatre, find out why Jesse Iwuji may now see the light, the guys learn about Austin Dillon’s TV show, and Jeb is back with a song. #AskDBC returns in the Offerpad question of the week segment and in What an Idiot, learn about the embarrassing incident at Bowman Gray. Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible.      To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/18/20221 hour, 56 minutes, 26 seconds
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260 - New Hampshire: Breaking Your Own News

A weekend in New England left Brett Griffin, Freddie Kraft and TJ Majors with lots of stories to tell. After two eventful races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and a busy week of silly season news, the crew reacts to everything that went down. First, find out how Brett learned some Boston slang and why payment was required to spot the modifieds.Then the guys dive into Spot On, Spot Off. First, they discuss Martin Truex Jr.’s decision to take two tires during the last pit stop which cost him the win and placed the No. 19 team on the playoff cutoff line. Now given Christopher Bell as the 14th different winner this season, they talk about how many drivers they expect to see win before the playoffs begin.Brad Keselowski and Austin Dillon swerved at each other and made contact under caution on Sunday. T.J. talks about what led Keselowski to retaliate against Dillon and what each of them said in their post-race interviews.Tyler Reddick announced he signed with 23XI Racing for the 2024 season last week. The spotters applaud Reddick for his move but share their displeasure about Richard Childress Racing’s actions. While the timing of the announcement seemed strange, find out why 23XI needed to share the news first. Afterwards, they talk about who could race in the No. 8 car next.Ty Dillon will not return to Petty-GMS Racing after this season and the crew doesn’t find this surprising. Hear about who is the leading candidate to drive the 42 car next year and why they would be the most interesting Cup driver in the field.Next, NASCAR did not penalize Christopher Bell’s team for losing a wheel coming off pit road last week at Atlanta. The guys express their frustration towards NASCAR making a judgment call and why the penalty needs to have stricter guidelines for what is and isn’t a penalty.Finally, producer Jason Schultz reads Joey Logano’s comments on Next Gen crashes. The spotters talk about NASCAR’s confusion between what the drivers say about hits and what their data shows compared to the previous car.In Reaction Theatre, find out why Jesse Iwuji may now see the light, the guys learn about Austin Dillon’s TV show, and Jeb is back with a song. #AskDBC returns in the Offerpad question of the week segment and in What an Idiot, learn about the embarrassing incident at Bowman Gray.Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible.    To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/18/20221 hour, 52 minutes, 26 seconds
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259 - Atlanta II: Don't Give an F Tour

Door Bumper Clear returns from a hot weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway with special guest co-host and NASCAR Truck Series driver Hailie Deegan. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft first discuss Hailie’s top-10 run at Mid-Ohio. Plus, they react to NASCAR penalizing Noah Gragson for his incident with Sage Karam at Road America four days after the event. To start Spot On, Spot Off, the crew discusses Chase Elliott’s move to block Corey LaJoie in Turn 2 on the final lap of the Cup race. The guys applaud LaJoie for running up front but question some of his late moves and debate if wrecking his car going for the win was justified. Ross Chastain turned Denny Hamlin in Turn 4 with 14 laps to go. The guys talk about Hamlin’s post-race comments expressing his frustration and question when he intends to retaliate. Chastain caused another wreck when he got into the back of Martin Truex Jr. in Turn 2 and collected multiple drivers. After getting caught up in the wreck, Austin Dillon said in an interview what he thinks of Chastain. Hear where the spotters place blame for the aggression and incident. TJ also shares where Aric Almirola’s spotter does not want to see Chastain. Michael Waltrip tweeted about adding banking to more tracks to create additional superspeedway type races. The guys talk about how Atlanta compares to other recently reconfigured tracks and what will happen when the track ages. Plus, they predict how the Next Gen car will race at upcoming tracks. Finally, Joe Gibbs Racing swapped two members of Bubba Wallace’s pit crew with Christopher Bell’s crew. Producer Jason Schultz reads Dave Moody and Denny Hamlin’s Twitter exchange about the change and the guys talk about how it can benefit both teams. In Reaction Theatre, fans call in about Parker Kligerman and Zane Smith’s battle at Mid-Ohio, NBC cutting to Dawsonville during the broadcast and some strong opinions about Ross Chastain’s driving during the race.    Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/11/20221 hour, 47 minutes, 54 seconds
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259 - Atlanta II: Don't Give an F Tour

Door Bumper Clear returns from a hot weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway with special guest co-host and NASCAR Truck Series driver Hailie Deegan. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft first discuss Hailie’s top-10 run at Mid-Ohio. Plus, they react to NASCAR penalizing Noah Gragson for his incident with Sage Karam at Road America four days after the event.To start Spot On, Spot Off, the crew discusses Chase Elliott’s move to block Corey LaJoie in Turn 2 on the final lap of the Cup race. The guys applaud LaJoie for running up front but question some of his late moves and debate if wrecking his car going for the win was justified.Ross Chastain turned Denny Hamlin in Turn 4 with 14 laps to go. The guys talk about Hamlin’s post-race comments expressing his frustration and question when he intends to retaliate.Chastain caused another wreck when he got into the back of Martin Truex Jr. in Turn 2 and collected multiple drivers. After getting caught up in the wreck, Austin Dillon said in an interview what he thinks of Chastain. Hear where the spotters place blame for the aggression and incident. TJ also shares where Aric Almirola’s spotter does not want to see Chastain.Michael Waltrip tweeted about adding banking to more tracks to create additional superspeedway type races. The guys talk about how Atlanta compares to other recently reconfigured tracks and what will happen when the track ages. Plus, they predict how the Next Gen car will race at upcoming tracks.Finally, Joe Gibbs Racing swapped two members of Bubba Wallace’s pit crew with Christopher Bell’s crew. Producer Jason Schultz reads Dave Moody and Denny Hamlin’s Twitter exchange about the change and the guys talk about how it can benefit both teams.In Reaction Theatre, fans call in about Parker Kligerman and Zane Smith’s battle at Mid-Ohio, NBC cutting to Dawsonville during the broadcast and some strong opinions about Ross Chastain’s driving during the race.   Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/11/20221 hour, 43 minutes, 54 seconds
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258 - Road America: Where's the Line?

Door Bumper Clear is back from celebrating the Fourth of July weekend at Road America to break down the road course weekend in Wisconsin. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft first discuss how they celebrated America’s birthday this past Monday and offer DBC host Casey Boat an opportunity to try her hand at spotting. To begin Spot On, Spot Off, the spotters talk about Tyler Reddick outdueling Chase Elliott to earn his first Cup Series win. They highlight Reddick’s growth since his Xfinity Series titles and the possibility of him leaving Richard Childress Racing at the end of 2023. Sunday’s Cup race did not have a naturally-occurring caution and was one minute shorter than the Xfinity Series race. The guys talk about the drivers’ road course skills and how cautions for stage breaks are hurting the on-track product. Could stage breaks one day be eliminated on road courses? The crew debates. Contact between Noah Gragson and Sage Karam during the Xfinity Series race caused a multi-car pileup. The gang breaks the drivers’ comments after the race and if NASCAR should have penalized Gragson for the incident. Ty Gibbs passed Kyle Larson on the final lap to earn his fourth win of the year. The guys give credit to Gibbs for showing maturity racing against the reigning Cup Series champion and not needing to pull a bump-and-run move on him. No driver in the Cup Series has three wins after the first 18 races for the first time in history. Hear the crew’s thoughts on how many more different winners they think will surface before the playoffs and if any drivers will be able to point their way in. Finally, the guys weigh in on Formula One driver George Russell’s comment about fans not having the right to boo drivers. The guys discuss why Russell needs to have thicker skin and fans might not be booing because they don’t like him as a driver. Finally in Reaction Theatre, fans call about the Noah Gragson and Sage Karam incident, Jesse Iwuji's run, and celebrating Reddick’s first win.      Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/5/20221 hour, 36 minutes, 42 seconds
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258 - Road America: Where's the Line?

Door Bumper Clear is back from celebrating the Fourth of July weekend at Road America to break down the road course weekend in Wisconsin. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft first discuss how they celebrated America’s birthday this past Monday and offer DBC host Casey Boat an opportunity to try her hand at spotting.To begin Spot On, Spot Off, the spotters talk about Tyler Reddick outdueling Chase Elliott to earn his first Cup Series win. They highlight Reddick’s growth since his Xfinity Series titles and the possibility of him leaving Richard Childress Racing at the end of 2023.Sunday’s Cup race did not have a naturally-occurring caution and was one minute shorter than the Xfinity Series race. The guys talk about the drivers’ road course skills and how cautions for stage breaks are hurting the on-track product. Could stage breaks one day be eliminated on road courses? The crew debates.Contact between Noah Gragson and Sage Karam during the Xfinity Series race caused a multi-car pileup. The gang breaks the drivers’ comments after the race and if NASCAR should have penalized Gragson for the incident.Ty Gibbs passed Kyle Larson on the final lap to earn his fourth win of the year. The guys give credit to Gibbs for showing maturity racing against the reigning Cup Series champion and not needing to pull a bump-and-run move on him.No driver in the Cup Series has three wins after the first 18 races for the first time in history. Hear the crew’s thoughts on how many more different winners they think will surface before the playoffs and if any drivers will be able to point their way in.Finally, the guys weigh in on Formula One driver George Russell’s comment about fans not having the right to boo drivers. The guys discuss why Russell needs to have thicker skin and fans might not be booing because they don’t like him as a driver.Finally in Reaction Theatre, fans call about the Noah Gragson and Sage Karam incident, Jesse Iwuji's run, and celebrating Reddick’s first win.     Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/5/20221 hour, 32 minutes, 42 seconds
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257 - Nashville: Breaking Point

Door Bumper Clear returns from a trip to Music City at Nashville Superspeedway to break down the first of a 20 race stretch to end the season. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft first talk about their adventures in downtown Nashville this past weekend. As NBC now takes over as NASCAR’s broadcast partner, the crew discusses the rise of streaming platforms as Peacock hosted both the pre-race and post-race shows. To start Spot On, Spot Off, the guys dive into the top running Toyotas electing to pit during the final caution and getting beat by Chase Elliott who stayed out. Although they demonstrated speed improvement from Sonoma, Freddie explains why he thinks the Toyota's did not have the raw speed to stay out on old tires. Next, the spotters talk about NASCAR not throwing a caution for Brad Keselowski limping around the race track after making contact with Cole Custer on the final restart. Producer Jason Schultz references an article about NASCAR changing its procedure on throwing cautions and T.J. explains why they should have thrown the caution for the damaged No. 6 car. Kyle Busch made comments over the radio about his car not handling well in traffic after being unable to pass Chase Elliott for the lead. T.J. and Freddie explain why it became increasingly difficult to pass as the race went on compared to when he stormed through the field early. Brett acknowledges he appreciates the entertaining quotes Busch provides and shares how he feels about team radios being public during races. Also, they talk about Busch still not having a contract for next year. Bubba Wallace showed his frustration with angry comments over his radio after he had to return to pit road to tighten a loose wheel. Freddie talks about how he’s never seen his driver this animated before and why it’s justified based on their speed that’s continuously negated by pit crew blunders. Finally, Adam Stern tweeted about NASCAR being close to announcing a street race in Chicago for next year and that they are willing to drop a road course. The crew talks about why the track configuration doesn’t need to be overly complicated and which road course event it should replace. In Reaction Theatre, fans call about NASCAR not throwing a caution because Chase Elliott was leading, potential loose wheel penalty alternatives, and a song about the last episode's scheduled guest canceling last minute.       Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/27/20221 hour, 56 minutes, 36 seconds
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257 - Nashville: Breaking Point

Door Bumper Clear returns from a trip to Music City at Nashville Superspeedway to break down the first of a 20 race stretch to end the season. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft first talk about their adventures in downtown Nashville this past weekend. As NBC now takes over as NASCAR’s broadcast partner, the crew discusses the rise of streaming platforms as Peacock hosted both the pre-race and post-race shows.To start Spot On, Spot Off, the guys dive into the top running Toyotas electing to pit during the final caution and getting beat by Chase Elliott who stayed out. Although they demonstrated speed improvement from Sonoma, Freddie explains why he thinks the Toyota's did not have the raw speed to stay out on old tires.Next, the spotters talk about NASCAR not throwing a caution for Brad Keselowski limping around the race track after making contact with Cole Custer on the final restart. Producer Jason Schultz references an article about NASCAR changing its procedure on throwing cautions and T.J. explains why they should have thrown the caution for the damaged No. 6 car.Kyle Busch made comments over the radio about his car not handling well in traffic after being unable to pass Chase Elliott for the lead. T.J. and Freddie explain why it became increasingly difficult to pass as the race went on compared to when he stormed through the field early. Brett acknowledges he appreciates the entertaining quotes Busch provides and shares how he feels about team radios being public during races. Also, they talk about Busch still not having a contract for next year.Bubba Wallace showed his frustration with angry comments over his radio after he had to return to pit road to tighten a loose wheel. Freddie talks about how he’s never seen his driver this animated before and why it’s justified based on their speed that’s continuously negated by pit crew blunders.Finally, Adam Stern tweeted about NASCAR being close to announcing a street race in Chicago for next year and that they are willing to drop a road course. The crew talks about why the track configuration doesn’t need to be overly complicated and which road course event it should replace.In Reaction Theatre, fans call about NASCAR not throwing a caution because Chase Elliott was leading, potential loose wheel penalty alternatives, and a song about the last episode's scheduled guest canceling last minute.      Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/27/20221 hour, 52 minutes, 36 seconds
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256 - Sonoma: Pressure to Win

Door Bumper Clear is back from a weekend in wine country at Sonoma Raceway as T.J. Majors, Freddie Kraft and co-host Casey Boat recap the second road course race of the season, It was a short Sunday for Freddie as his driver Bubba Wallace suffered an engine failure nine laps into the race. Hear about what he did for the rest of the event and what else went down in California. Plus, DBC officially announces a sellout of the Dirty Mo Media Ultimate Suite Experience at Bristol Motor Speedway. In Spot On, Spot Off, the spotters react to Chase Elliott’s pit crew not getting a wheel tight during a pit stop, having to back up to tighten it and getting penalized for pitting outside the box. They discuss Elliott's team saving themselves from both a loose wheel and crew chief suspension, and again discuss why the loose wheel penalty needs to change. Kevin Harvick called out his pit crew for a slow final pit stop and used some choice wording. T.J. asks Freddie to define the word Harvick used before they explain why they don’t encourage their drivers to call out their pit crew. Chris Buescher came close but didn't make contact attempting to pass Daniel Suarez for the lead after the final restart. The crew applauds Buescher for racing clean and talk about how a rescinded pit road penalty kept him in contention. During the Truck Series race on Saturday, John Hunter Nemechek made contact with Christain Eckes, sending him around. They respond to Eckes tweet calling Nemechek out and explain how they think the same outcome would happen if the roles were reversed. Only four Cup playoff spots remaining with 10 regular-season races left on tap. Will there be four more new winners? How many drivers will be able to point their way in? The guys share how they expect the playoff bubble to play out.. Finally, hear what Brad Keselowski said about the limited practice and qualifying format this year. The guys talk about whether teams actually save money and why NASCAR needs to add more on track time. In Reaction Theatre, fans call in about the odd qualifying timing line, fixes for loose wheels, Freddie’s potential new theme song, and an update from a familiar voice.    Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/13/20221 hour, 33 minutes, 9 seconds
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256 - Sonoma: Pressure to Win

Door Bumper Clear is back from a weekend in wine country at Sonoma Raceway as T.J. Majors, Freddie Kraft and co-host Casey Boat recap the second road course race of the season, It was a short Sunday for Freddie as his driver Bubba Wallace suffered an engine failure nine laps into the race. Hear about what he did for the rest of the event and what else went down in California. Plus, DBC officially announces a sellout of the Dirty Mo Media Ultimate Suite Experience at Bristol Motor Speedway.In Spot On, Spot Off, the spotters react to Chase Elliott’s pit crew not getting a wheel tight during a pit stop, having to back up to tighten it and getting penalized for pitting outside the box. They discuss Elliott's team saving themselves from both a loose wheel and crew chief suspension, and again discuss why the loose wheel penalty needs to change.Kevin Harvick called out his pit crew for a slow final pit stop and used some choice wording. T.J. asks Freddie to define the word Harvick used before they explain why they don’t encourage their drivers to call out their pit crew.Chris Buescher came close but didn't make contact attempting to pass Daniel Suarez for the lead after the final restart. The crew applauds Buescher for racing clean and talk about how a rescinded pit road penalty kept him in contention.During the Truck Series race on Saturday, John Hunter Nemechek made contact with Christain Eckes, sending him around. They respond to Eckes tweet calling Nemechek out and explain how they think the same outcome would happen if the roles were reversed.Only four Cup playoff spots remaining with 10 regular-season races left on tap. Will there be four more new winners? How many drivers will be able to point their way in? The guys share how they expect the playoff bubble to play out..Finally, hear what Brad Keselowski said about the limited practice and qualifying format this year. The guys talk about whether teams actually save money and why NASCAR needs to add more on track time.In Reaction Theatre, fans call in about the odd qualifying timing line, fixes for loose wheels, Freddie’s potential new theme song, and an update from a familiar voice.   Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/13/20221 hour, 29 minutes, 9 seconds
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255 - Gateway: It's Not Over

Door Bumper Clear returns from the inaugural NASCAR Cup Series race in St. Louis at Gateway. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft give their impressions of Sunday’s sold-out event and experience, while sharing their displeasure with the spotter stand location. The next Dirty Mo Media Ultimate Suite Experience is coming to Bristol Motor Speedway this fall, hear all the details. In Spot On, Spot Off, the crew further discusses how Gateway performed in its first Cup race and praises the fan amenities. Then, they spark a discussion of why tracks need to do a better job reinvesting television revenue into improving track facilities. Next, they talk about Ross Chastain’s bump and run move that took Denny Hamlin out of contention and Hamlin's retaliation throughout the rest of the race. The guys explain why Chastain can’t afford to continue making enemies and react to Justin Marks' comments defending his driver. More drama continued into the next topic as they talk Ricky Stenhouse Jr. spinning Bubba Wallace while racing for what 23XI team owner Hamlin said was 30th. Freddie shares his displeasure with Stenhouse's aggression and applauds Hamlin's retaliation shortly after the incident. In the rain-soaked Xfinity Series race at Portland International Raceway, leader Ty Gibbs got spun out by Jesse Iwuji under caution. The guys explain why they aren’t surprised to see Iwuji cause the incident and continue to question why NASCAR allows him to compete. Carson Hocevar was injured in a last-lap wreck in the Truck Series race at Gateway. The guys discuss the safety crew’s response time and break down how long it took for the safety team to reach the accident. Plus, debate whether Hocevar should have left his window net up. Stewart-Haas Racing's Brian Murphy tweeted about being curtailed from tweeting his thoughts and opinions about the sport. The crew discusses which entity they believe pressured him to stop sharing details about the industry on social media. Plus, Brett asks T.J. about how his vocality has changed moving from Team Penske to Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing. Finally, the spotters share their thoughts on Sonoma Raceway reverting back to running the chute instead of the carousel for the upcoming weekend. The guys share their thoughts if the racing will improve with the switch and question if the Next Gen car’s road course racing will continue to improve. In Reaction Theatre, fans call in about Denny vs. Ross, call the DBC guys Denny simps, discuss Joey Logano's overtime restart move to win, and enjoy another song by a frequent caller. Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/6/20221 hour, 41 minutes, 18 seconds
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254 - Charlotte: Longest Race Ever

Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft return from the longest race in history on the greatest day in motorsports with plenty to discuss. First hear about the Dirty Mo Media Ultimate Suite Experience at Charlotte and what story Freddie told. Also learn about producer Jason Schultz’s time at the Indy 500. Then Freddie talks about how the No. 23 team mismanaged the damaged vehicle policy clock and ended their race prematurely. Before jumping into spot on, spot off; the gang reacts to the news that Phoenix Raceway will continue to hold the championship race next season and what they want to see happen with the event moving forward. First up in Spot On, Spot Off, Chase Briscoe’s attempt to pass Kyle Larson with 2 laps to go ended with him spinning out. The guys talk about Briscoe needing to capitalize on these moments and his progress this season. Austin Dillon’s team applauded his attempt to pass for the lead which caused a big pile-up in overtime. The gang discusses how he put himself in the right spot to make the winning move but ultimately couldn’t hang on. Next, Chris Buescher said he was okay after flipping in a wreck on the frontstretch but safety crews took over five minutes to flip him back over. The guys debate whether or not they had a problem with how long it took to flip the No. 17 over and if there’s a better way to do it. The Indy 500 was red-flagged to set up a two-lap green flag finish and the guys react to fourth-place finisher Felix Rosenqvist’s comments regarding the decision. They talk about the fans deserving to have the race finish under green, plus Jimmie Johnson winning the Indy 500 Rooke of the Race. The F1 Monaco Grand Prix’s start was delayed and switched to a rolling start after worries of inconsistent track grip levels. The spotters give their takes on how bad the conditions truly were and compare F1’s race control decisions to NASCAR. Jeb Burton made comments to Noah Gragson after the Xfinity Series race about how he raced him and if Gragson deserves his ride. The guys share their displeasure about his comments and how he needs to handle his future twitter habits. Finally, the Cup Series heads to WWT Raceway at Gateway for the first time this weekend while the Xfinity Series makes a trip to Portland International Raceway. The gang discusses what to expect for the new tracks and why Portland doesn’t make logistical sense for the Xfinity Series. In Reaction Theatre, a fan calls in from the Dirty Mo suite and someone claiming to be Jason calls in from the Snake Pit. Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/31/20221 hour, 41 minutes, 54 seconds
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253 - Texas All-Star and Jeff Burton: Million-Dollar Latch

Door Bumper Clear returns from a drama-filled All-Star Race weekend from Texas Motor Speedway and are joined by former NASCAR Cup Series driver and NBC broadcaster Jeff Burton. He discusses his role with Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft in creating the newly formed driver council and the importance of drivers having a voice in discussions between NASCAR and team owners. Plus, "The Mayor" weighs in on other hot topics including the current style of racing, respect issues, TV broadcasts, and more. To start Spot On, Spot Off; NASCAR threw a caution on the white flag lap of the All-Star Race for Ricky Stenhouse Jr. hitting the wall. They crew questions the need for the caution to begin with and why the trend of inconsistent race control decisions continues. Next, Burton talks about why NASCAR shouldn’t have the All-Star Race at Texas Motor Speedway and shares his idea to rotate local short-track venues for the event. Ryan Blaney won the million-dollar prize on the final restart without a fully fastened window net and wasn't penalized. The gang discusses why NASCAR should have black-flagged him and questions why they waited so long to call one to go for the restart given the circumstances. Also, hear what NASCAR Senior Vice President of Competition, Scott Miller, had to say about the late-race caution and Blaney's window net. Runner-up Denny Hamlin weighed in on Blaney in a post-race interview calling for NASCAR to have more consistent rule enforcement and the safety hazard the final restart created. The guys explain the need for the officials to air on the side of safety and compare how NASCAR has handled similar situations. Kyle Busch’s tire issue caused him to abruptly slow on the frontstretch, resulting in Ross Chastain plowing into him. The spotters talk about the difficulties of spotting in today’s racing and where the blame falls for the accident. The guys give their input on the All-Star qualifying format that included a pit road competition. They debate how the pit crews could be better utilized and suggest reverting back to the old style of qualifying with no pit road speed limits. Lastly, Denny Hamlin made bold claims to the Sports Business Journal about wanting change in the sport and Burton gives insight to the tension about the idea of change in the industry. Later, hear fans’ disgruntled reaction to the All-Star Race in Reaction Theatre, why Clint Bowyer has the best pool, and what Burton thinks about the loose wheel issues facing the Cup Series. Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/23/20222 hours, 22 minutes, 33 seconds
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252 - Kansas and Hailie Deegan: Don't Hold Back

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver and social media star Hailie Deegan joins Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft to debrief the weekend racing at Kansas Speedway. Hailie opens up about her transition from off-road to asphalt racing, her rise through the NASCAR ranks, and the eye-opening reason for switching manufacturer development programs. First up in Spot On, Spot Off, the group discusses Joey Logano’s comments further fueling the feud between William Byron and himself. They talk about whether he’s transitioning into the villain role in the garage area and how they expect him to react if Byron retaliates. Kurt Busch earned 23XI Racing’s second career win on Sunday and the crew discusses his late-race battle with Kyle Larson. Then, they get into the effect Busch has had on the team and Bubba Wallace. Multiple drivers faced tire failures at Kansas and the group explains why teams’ aggressive setups caused the issues. Hailie talks about teams having to weigh the risk versus reward when considering the number of backup parts available. Six Toyotas finished inside the top-10 for the first time since Watkins Glen in 2017. Hear why Denny Hamlin’s crew chief Chris Gabehart says their team is the most dangerous 22nd-place points team in history. Plus, the guys discuss where manufacturer parity currently stands. ARCA team owner Billy Venturini went after Drew Dollar for wrecking one of his cars in an interview. Hailie shares why she’s on her former car owner’s side based on racing around Drew. Finally, Door Bumper Clear producer Jason Schultz tries to explain the confusing Texas Motor Speedway All-Star Race format to the group. They question who at NASCAR is making the decision on the format and what they would do instead. Plus, Hailie shares her thoughts on the need to get younger fans interested in NASCAR. Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/16/20221 hour, 55 minutes, 28 seconds
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251 – Darlington and Tommy Baldwin: Real Opinionated

Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft are joined by former NASCAR Cup Series team owner, crew chief and NASCAR Hall of Fame voting panelist Tommy Baldwin Jr. The four of them dive into all the happenings from throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway. First, Baldwin discusses his rise in NASCAR, what elite job he turned down, and helping others like Freddie get their starts in the sport. Plus, the gang shares an exciting announcement regarding DBC’s future. To kick off Spot on, Spot Off, the guys talk about Joey Logano’s bump and run move on William Byron to win Sunday’s Cup Series race. Hear whether the guys believe Logano’s justification for the move and whether it was necessary in the first place. Martin Truex Jr. and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. collided off Turn 2 and caused a backstretch pile up late in Sunday’s race. The guys talk about that tricky spot on the track, why restarts are so aggressive and what it says about the state of competition in the sport. Kyle Busch left his parked car on pit road at the garage entrance and walked off after getting collected in Brad Keselowski’s wreck. The crew connects his behavior to a penalty he received last year and discusses the example he is setting for younger racers. Chris Rice made comments over the radio to AJ Allmendinger during the Xfinity Series about the recent struggles of Kaulig Racing. Brett and Freddie give their insight into what it will take for them to get into championship-contending form. Finally, the guys talk about the Miami Grand Prix facility wiring 5G for fans to stream F1 TV on their phones while everyone attending NASCAR races struggles to find cell service. They discuss what needs to change and the benefits of making phones more accessible at the track. Reaction Theatre shares their thoughts on Logano’s move at Darlington, Cody Ware’s strong run and more. Then hear what to expect at Kanas Speedway and why one manufacturer could be pulling away this season. Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/9/20221 hour, 59 minutes, 37 seconds
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250 - Dover: Milestone Moment

Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft return from a rain-delayed Dover Motor Speedway weekend and recap all the action. Justin Allgaier’s highly anticipated No. 7 DBC car finally hit the track with a strong performance and runner-up finish. The guys share their thoughts on DBC car content and their positions as sponsors and competitors of the JR Motorsports machine. They also discuss the struggle between race start times and TV ratings after the Dover Cup race rained out. To start Spot on, Spot Off, the gang discusses Allgaier's performance during Saturday's Xfinity Series race. Hear what was going through their heads and why Freddie might have caused them to lose the race at the end. Next, NASCAR decided to not give teams an extra set of tires during the Cup Series race after cars were experiencing an excessive amount of wear. Was that the right or wrong call? Who was responsible for the excessive wear? Is added tire strategy good for the sport? The guys debate. AJ Allmendinger’s loose tire caused a caution during green-flag pit stops late in the race. The spotters discuss why this was the most harrowing Next Gen tire situation yet and why it took long for NASCAR to display the yellow flag. Then, they talk about the severity of the loose tire penalty and how it should be changed. Ross Chastain’s late block on Martin Truex Jr. on the final lap of the race sparked more conversation about Chastain's aggressive moves. Hear what the guys believe Chastain was thinking when he made the block and what it says about Truex for lifting. After 11 races, the guys talk about the current playoff and points standings. They decide which drivers are in must-win situations and whether or not there will be 16 winners before the playoffs. Finally, they talk about this upcoming weekend’s throwback race at Darlington Raceway and NASCAR’s decision to keep the car numbers slid forward. Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/3/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 49 seconds
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249 - Talladega: Game of Chance

Door Bumper Clear’s first trip of the year to Talladega Superspeedway is complete as Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft recap the wild weekend of racing. And with Dover Motor Speedway race weekend upon us, the guys get ready to see the DBC sponsored Justin Allgaier No. 7 car hit the track on Saturday in the Xfinity Series race. To kick off Spot On, Spot Off, the crew discuss Erik Jones’ move to block Kyle Larson on the last lap of the Cup Series race on Sunday and how it cost him the win. Also, they talk about why Jones was a sitting duck for Ross Chastain to get by him for the win. Next, Freddie provides insight into the contact Bubba Wallace made with Joey Logano that took the No. 22 out of the race on a freak restart wreck. Hear what Freddie relayed to Wallace during the restart and Logano's comments on the current state of superspeedway racing. In an interview after crashing out, Chase Briscoe described how the cars reacted differently to pushes compared to the first Next Gen car superspeedway race at Daytona. The gang talks about why the cars were having difficulty building and completing runs on other cars. The Ford teams went against their typical superspeedway pit strategy and choose to break the teams into two groups. Hear what each spotter thought about the new strategy and whether or not they should try it again. Hendrick Motorsports changed up their setup focus from qualifying to race pace. Is qualifying all that important at superspeedways? The guys discuss the change in philosophy. Finally, Kyle Busch commented on his contract negotiations with Joe Gibbs Racing. The guys speculate about the possibility of him leaving JGR, which other team could court him, and why they ultimately think Busch brought his negotiations public. Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/25/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 11 seconds
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248 - Bristol Dirt: Right or Wrong?

After spending the weekend looking for eggs in the dirt of Bristol Motor Speedway, Brett Griffin, TJ Majors and Freddie Kraft are back with plenty to discuss after the second ever Bristol dirt race weekend. To start Spot On, Spot Off, the gang addresses Kyle Larson’s comments about Cup cars using windshields when dirt racing and whether or not he thinks the series belongs on dirt. They discuss industry and fan responses after the race’s second attempt and offer solutions on how the weekend could be improved. Then, hear their reaction to NASCAR throwing the caution due to cars overheating from the mudding track conditions. They talk about the track prep process and alternatives to avoiding the heat issues that developed in the Next Gen car’s first dirt attempt. Kevin Harvick went a lap down during the competition caution attempting to deal with his overheating issues and shared his displeasure with racing on dirt after getting caught up in a wreck. Are his comments justified? The guys discuss a tweet by Denny Hamlin after NASCAR’s confusing running order after stage 2 during a red flag for rain. Hear what the spotters and drivers were told and how NASCAR responded to the situation. Also, find out why it would have been disastrous to call the race for the rain. Chase Briscoe’s move on the final lap cost Tyler Reddick his first Cup Series win. They break down what Chase could have done differently and react to Tyler’s response. Then they get into the differences between spotting a dirt race and a pavement race. Lastly, hear Cody Ware’s comments over the radio about making contact with Chase Elliott. The crew responds to what Ware said about being disrespected and what he can do to fix that. Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/19/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 34 seconds
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247 - Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Keeping the Whole Sport Honest

A frigid weekend at Martinsville Speedway didn’t make Door Bumper Clear shy away from offering hot takes on this episode. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft start by discussing T.J. reuniting with his former driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. to spot in the Xfinity Series race, only to be surprised by the man himself. Dale Jr. makes his first DBC appearance and shares what made him nervous heading into his only start of the year on Friday night.  He and the guys then shift gears to their thoughts on the Cup Series race at Martinsville, where drivers were shifting every lap with the Next Gen car. They discuss why that, along with a multitude of other factors, has created lackluster short track racing so far this year. Dale Jr. then dives into his Xfinity Series driver Sam Mayer getting into a post-race scuffle with rival Ty Gibbs. Hear how Dale and the spotters reacted, and why it's making Dale want to get his drivers fighting lessons. To start Spot On, Spot Off, the crew discusses Denny Hamlin’s struggles during the Saturday Cup Series race and his comments about the Next Gen car needing a complete redesign. Next, they talk about why neither Austin Dillon nor Joey Logano roughed up William Byron during the overtime restart. Hear why the guys think the bump and run may not be as effective with the new car and if they had a shot to begin with. Ty Gibbs is back in the news after Sam Mayer bumped him out of the way in the final corner of the Xfinity Series race as they battled for the 100k bonus. After questioning whether Gibbs could dish it and take it last week, the guys got their answer and breakdown the fight and its implications moving forward. Hear what Dale said to Sam afterwards. Roush Fenway Keselowski lost its penalty appeal for modifying a single source part. The crew talks about NASCAR needing to set the precedent from this ruling and if they could have avoided the penalty altogether. Also, should all penalties be made public again? The crew debates. Everyone shares their displeasure of having to race on Easter Sunday at Bristol Dirt. They talk about who ultimately has the power to make the decision and why the answer may surprise you. They continue their discussion of Bristol Dirt talking about Kyle Busch’s comments about wanting to “cut the cord” on the race. They bring up Richard Petty’s thoughts about NASCAR continuing to race on dirt and if there are other alternatives to taking away a regular Bristol race. Finally, hear their thoughts on TV not showing victory lane interviews after Mike Joy tweeted explaining the TVs reasoning. Dale shares insight into why networks made the change and provides a solution that he thinks would appease everyone. Dale sticks around for the remainder of the show and hears what the fans have to say in Reaction Theatre. Hear a song about Dale, how many people are mad at Gibbs for leaving his helmet on, reactions to moments from the TV broadcast, and more. Lastly, Xfinity returns as a sponsor on DBC with their new segment. Plus, Dale and guys give out their What an Idiot awards. Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partner RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/11/20221 hour, 54 minutes, 2 seconds
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246 - Richmond: Get Out of the Way

No empty chairs could be found in the Door Bumper Clear studio as the crew is back from this weekend’s racing from Richmond Raceway. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft discuss the first short track race of the season and if the Next-Gen car was able to improve the track’s product. To kick off Spot On, Spot Off, the trio discusses how Denny Hamlin’s comments about a certain animal lead to his first win of the season. Also, hear whether or not they think Toyota can continue to step up their game after a rough start to the season. The crew then questions why NASCAR waited to hand out a penalty to Kyle Busch’s team for breaking the rules 200 laps prior. They talk about why NASCAR missed it earlier and how it may have been brought to their attention. JGR also debuted a new pit stop choreography on Sunday. Learn the pros and cons of this new style of changing tires. After Kevin Harvick nearly caught race winner Hamlin in the final laps, Harvick expressed frustration with the spotter stand. Learn why having a difficult time maneuvering through lap traffic on Sunday around a teammate and another Ford may have cost him a win. What’s the state of jobs in NASCAR right now? Stewart Haas Racing’s Brian Murphy joins the show after he tweeted about the evolution of the NASCAR workforce in recent years. Learn why there’s more opportunity than ever to work in the sport. Ty Gibbs’ “bump and run” to win the Xfinity Series race on Saturday raises concerns about whether or not he will eventually be able to take what he dishes out. The gang then debates his career ark and how quickly he could rise to the Cup Series. Finally, the crew reacts to Kevin Harvick saying Keelan and other young go-kart racers want to pursue Formula One rather than NASCAR. They explain how NASCAR’s failure to attract a younger audience plays a role. Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partner RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/4/20221 hour, 49 minutes, 19 seconds
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245 - COTA: Moved or Wrecked?

The first road course racing weekend of the year is in the books as Door Bumper Clear returns from Circuit of the Americas. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft share concerns about spotting from Turn 1 at the Austin, Texas course. Freddie explains Bubba Wallace's loose wheel issue that ultimately ended his day. And the guys announce exciting news about the next Dirty Mo Media Ultimate Suite Experience at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the 600. To begin Spot On, Spot Off, the table discuss NASCAR’s inconsistent enforcement of track limits in certain parts of the course. Hear NASCAR's response to the missed calls and the crew debates alternatives to fix the problem moving forward. Next, the gang analyzes the last lap fireworks between Ross Chastain and A.J. Allmendinger. They discuss whether Chastain moved or wrecked Allmendinger as they battled on the final lap. Hear their thoughts on the proper “bump and run” etiquette and Allmendinger’s post-race comments. When Ricky Stenhouse Jr. crawled to a stop on the track, NASCAR ultimately threw a caution after some drivers elected to pit. What is the right call for the officials and teams when they see an impending caution? The guys discuss the situation and whether the correct decisions were made. “The Hack” Alex Bowman made contact with Kyle Busch and Stewart Friesen at the end of the Truck Series race costing them all the win. Find out what the guys have to say about Busch making a mistake and how he responds to losing post-race. NASCAR handed out its first major penalty to Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing for modifying a single source supplied part last week. TJ shares his thoughts on how his driver, Keselowski, will have to overcome the penalty and what it will take to salvage their season. Later, the guys respond to Twitter debate from last week about whether NASCAR is more entertainment or sport. Then, hear their thoughts heading into the first true short track race of the year at Richmond Raceway. Find out why there may be some cause for concern racing with the Next Gen car at the raceway. Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partner RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/28/20221 hour, 30 minutes, 23 seconds
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244 - Atlanta: Safe but Sore

The Door Bumper Clear crew is back from Atlanta Motor Speedway and has much to say about its new "superspeedway" configuration. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft break down Atlanta’s new style of racing and how mile and a half tracks could be impacted moving forward. In Spot On, Spot Off, the guys replay the final laps of Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series race and what led to William Byron’s first win of the season. Freddie shares insight into what went wrong for Bubba Wallace in the closing laps as he went from contending for victory to wrecking across the finish line. Next, they talk about the tire failures that some race leaders experienced. Hear the gang explain potential causes and why failures aren't necessarily a bad thing. Friend of the program, Kyle Busch, made comments on the balance between being a driver and entertainer after crashing out of Sunday's race. The guys discuss how this weekend's product flirts with that line and why NASCAR's initial attempt at creating this racing at intermediate tracks failed. Hear what the crew has to say about Myatt Snider’s comments towards the driver that wrecked him late in the Xfinity Series race. Freddie expresses his frustration about why Snider needs to put action behind his words. Did John Hunter Nemechek unfairly interfere with the outcome of the Truck Series race? The DBC guys debate the role of teammates in late race situations, when not all teammates are still competing for the victory. Denny Hamlin tweeted comments regarding the effort of tracks to maintain their facilities and it sparked conversation about race tracks' responsibilities. The crew shares what's important for tracks to get right in order to create a positive fan experience. Could NASCAR be playing favorites after announcing Hendrick Motorsports will field a modified Next Gen car in the 2023 24 Hours of Le Mans? Hear how one driver/owner from a different manufacturer reacted to the news. In Reaction Theatre, we learn of more dead pets and Fred Griffin gets a touching tribute. Later, the crew previews what to expect as the Next Gen car makes its road course debut this weekend at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partner RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/21/20221 hour, 32 minutes, 46 seconds
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243 - Phoenix: On the Hood

The entire Door Bumper Clear crew is back from the weekend at Phoenix Raceway. And they have a huge announcement to share and a special guest to welcome onto the show. But first, Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft explain why Phoenix falls among their least favorite track and what happened this weekend to solidify that. In Spot On, Spot Off, hear what the guys have to say about Chase Briscoe holding off Ross Chastain and Tyler Reddick for his first career NASCAR Cup Series win. Then, they predict the outlook for the other two as they search for their first career victories. Freddie reflects upon Bubba Wallace’s comments at the end of Stage 2 expressing his frustrations with their performance. Brett brings up Toyota’s recent struggles and reveals some startling stats as they look to turn their season around. T.J. speaks about Brad Keselowski’s rough start to the year and compares his performance to his teammate Chris Buescher. He explains Brad’s approach to his new venture as co-team owner, the rest of the season and his desire to grow the organization. Then, the crew discusses NASCAR’s slip-up during Xfinity Series qualifying that led to a driver being sent out too early and ruining another car’s lap. T.J. and Freddie explain what caused the mistake and Brett reveals another error by NASCAR that almost ended a driver’s race. The newly reconfigured Atlanta Motor Speedway hosts this upcoming weekend's race. Hear what concerns the spotting trio has about the track’s new surface and why no one has any idea on what to expect with the superspeedway package being run. Brett unpacks what Michael Jordan’s advisor said about how NASCAR teams should be less reliant on sponsor dollars and more reliant on media dollars. He explains the Race Team Alliance's role (RTA) in changing the ownership landscape and why a group of billionaires may be standing up to NASCAR during the next TV contract negotiation.  Lastly, the crew shares an exciting announcement with a special guest. The guest explains why he's excited for the news, what happened during his race at Phoenix and expectations for Atlanta's new surface. Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partner RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/14/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 39 seconds
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242 - Las Vegas: We Need Consistency

Most of the Door Bumper Clear crew made it back from a crazy weekend in Las Vegas. They share all about the first ever Dirty Mo Media Ultimate Las Vegas Experience. Plus, find out what happened when Freddie Kraft took producers Jason Schultz and Alex Timms out during their first trip to Sin City. You won’t believe the shenanigans that took place. Even though T.J. Majors left the night early, they explain to fill-in co-host, Hannah Newhouse, how the night unfolded. In Spot On, Spot Off, the trio talks about what friend of the program Kyle Busch had to say about race winner Alex Bowman. And they discuss his comments about where you can buy Next Gen car parts. Bubba Wallace and Freddie's streak of losing front corner panels continued after the No. 23 made contact with the inside wall after narrowly missing a wrecked Erik Jones. Hear Freddie's explanation on what happened and how the timing of the caution played a role. The gang then discusses the larger issue of inconsistent cautions and how it left an injured driver out on track during the Truck Series race. The Cup Series tied the all-time record for the most cautions in the first three races of the season on Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Find out how the guys feel about the abundance of yellows, a possible flat tire situation fix and why they are confused by something Dale Jr. said. A potential rivalry emerged during the Xfinity Series race between Ty Gibbs and Ryan Sieg. Hear exactly what happened between the two and why it's in neither of their best interests to wage a feud so early in the season. Another spotter is put on the hot seat this week after Christian Eckes threw a late block on his former boss, Kyle Busch. TJ explains why Eckes’ spotter shouldn’t have been eager to clear him and Freddie discusses how inexperience spotting up front contributed to the incident. Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partner RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/7/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 30 seconds
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241 - Fontana: Clearing the Way

Door Bumper Clear is back from an eventful weekend at Auto Club Speedway. Brett Griffin is caught in a feud between T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft due to their drivers, Bubba Wallace and Brad Keselowski, making contact during the race. Hear what the crew has to say about cars not being able to drive on flat tires and why it’s putting spotters in a difficult position. Co-host Casey Boat and producer Jason Schultz chime in to talk about the upcoming Dirty Mo Media Ultimate Las Vegas Experience. In Spot On, Spot Off, the crew talks about Denny Hamlin deleting a tweet criticizing Saturday at Auto Club Speedway and the guys debate whether or not it was a black eye on the sport. They continue their discussion about the Next Gen car’s flat tire issues. TJ explains how towing the cars back to the pits damages a team’s race in more ways than one. Brett adds that NASCAR knew about this issue for months since it was problematic during off-season testing, yet they still don't have a solution. A flat tire and avoidable contact with William Byron ended Tyler Reddick’s dominant day. The crew discusses who deserves the blame and why they have to put it on one of their co-workers. Freddie explains what led Bubba Wallace to make contact with Brad Keselowski, and TJ offers insight into the incident, surprisingly, without the use of data. Then, Brett explains how dirty air did not seem to be a problem on Sunday. Teammate turmoil surfaces at the end of the race between Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson. Another spotter is put on the hot seat by Brett and he explains how his lack of experience played into that. It didn’t take long for TJ to bring up data, as he explains why he believes Chase Elliott's late race spin was not intentional. Freddie begs to differ and explains what tells the real story. Will Auto Club’s fan turnout and exciting racing be enough to hold off its short-track conversion plans? Brett reminds everyone what it's really about. NASCAR handed out its first penalties under the Next Gen era to Kaulig Racing and the Money Team for wheels falling off at Daytona. Brett explains how Kaulig Racing is going to appeal the penalty and questions how other teams are not penalized for other modifications. Finally, hear DBC’s newest song in Reaction Theatre before the gang gets ready to head to Las Vegas and hear what they have in store for Alex and Jason's first trips to Sin City. Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partner RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/1/20221 hour, 36 minutes, 24 seconds
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240 – Daytona 500: Push It Real Good

Door Bumper Clear returns from the 2022 Daytona 500 and reacts to a wild weekend of racing. T.J. Majors, Brett Griffin and Freddie Kraft all had an eventful Sunday spotting from the roof. Hear T.J. 's thoughts on Brad Keselowski’s involvement in several incidents, Brett’s take on his car’s tire falling off and Freddie’s reaction to coming within feet of a career-defining victory. Along with co-host Casey Boat and producer Jason Schultz, the crew welcomes you into their brand new studio. And you won’t believe what it resembles. In Spot On, Spot Off, the crew discusses Keselowski’s aggressive antics that ruffled feathers. Brett and Freddie do not shy away from letting T.J. know that he wrecked a large portion of the field. During Stage 1, rookie Harrison Burton flipped in a wreck down the backstretch. The crew raises concerns about how easily the car flipped and what NASCAR needs to do going forward. Austin Cindric earned his first career Cup win in the Great American Race but put his teammate Ryan Blaney in the wall on the last lap to do so. They discuss the move while Brett mentions why he would put his mother in the wall to win the Daytona 500. During the overtime restart, Blaney told Cindric to move down in front of him and said he was making decisions to ensure that a Team Penske car was going to win. Is that the right play in the closing laps? Hear the gang’s thoughts. Keselowski and T.J won Duel 1 as Joey Logano wrecked while throwing a block on the final lap of Duel 2. T.J. explains why he was sipping tea as that happened. Brett shares why the qualifying races need an overhaul because starting position in the 500 is insignificant. The crew brainstorms ideas to change the format to make the event less of a snooze-fest. As a new drivers council led by Jeff Burton forms, Brett explains its importance and how they need to address driver salaries. Brett and Freddie aren’t alone with giving T.J. a hard time as several fans express their displeasure with Keselowski’s aggressiveness in Reaction Theatre, and everyone makes picks for NASCAR’s return to Auto Club Speedway. Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partner RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/22/20221 hour, 52 minutes, 17 seconds
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239 – L.A. Clash: Uncharted Territory

On the Season 7 premiere of Door Bumper Clear, T.J. Majors, Brett Griffin, and Freddie Kraft are fresh out of Los Angeles after NASCAR went stadium racing with the Clash at the L.A. Coliseum. Along with co-host Casey Boat and producer Jason Schultz, the gang reacts to one of the boldest and most innovative event concepts that NASCAR has ever tried. They share what it was like at the stadium, the event’s atmosphere and why it made Brett compare it to a sold-out Talladega back in the day. In Spot On, Spot Off, the crew begins by addressing Kurt Busch missing the main event. Hear what Freddie had to say about the contact that involved his driver Bubba Wallace, who is also Busch’s new teammate, and what the mentality in the last chance qualifying race was like. Brad Keselowski’s debut race with the team he now co-owns didn’t go very well. His spotter T.J. fills us in on their weekend. Hear how Keselowski is approaching this new opportunity and the organization’s reaction to missing the main event. The long-anticipated debut of the Next Gen car in a race took place on Sunday. The guys share their overall impressions to the style of racing, durability of the cars to withstand fender banging, and mechanical issues teams faced. Contact between Kyle Larson and Justin Haley ended Haley’s promising performance. His spotter, Brett, fills us in on what exactly happened. Hear what choice words he uses to describe the move that Larson made. Joey Logano won the race after facing pressure from Kyle Busch in the closing laps. Find out who was disappointed that Busch didn’t attempt to knock the No. 22 car out of the way for the win. Will there now be a more forceful push for additional short track races? What’s the future of this stadium racing model? Could it work as a point paying event? The crew analyzes the decisions the sport must address moving forward. Heading to Daytona International Speedway for the Daytona 500 on Feb. 20, learn why a parts shortage is concerning all race teams. The guys discuss whether it will impact the aggressiveness in the season opening race and what it means for heading out west afterwards. Later in the show, Reaction Theatre returns, find out which spotter is having a fondue party for the Super Bowl, who wins the first What an Idiot awards of the season, and a new twist on DBC Picks in 2022. Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partner RacingUSA.com for making this show possible To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/8/20221 hour, 46 minutes, 13 seconds
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238 – Tyler Reddick: Santa Brought Fireball

It’s the Door Bumper Clear Christmas Spectacular! T.J. Majors, Brett Griffin and Freddie Kraft return to the Bojangles Studio to bring the listeners the best gift of all this holiday season – a special edition episode. Fresh off Next Gen Car testing, Tyler Reddick joins the show and participates in the Christmas fun and Fireball shots. Plus, hear what exciting opportunity Dirty Mo Media fans will have in 2022. Reddick currently holds the record for most spins in the Next Gen Car after three last week at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He’s here to tell us exactly what it’s like driving the new car, his thoughts on the major horsepower change and his expectations for what the racing will look like next season. The spotters ask him numerous questions about what they have heard about the new car and all the changes currently being implemented. Plus, they share their observations from what they have seen out of the tests over the last month. What has the crew been up to so far this off-season? Find out why Freddie hasn’t stopped spotting, T.J.’s adventures at a windy Buffalo Bills game and why Amazon is ruining Brett’s Christmas surprises. In Spot On/Spot Off, the table reacts to NASCAR’s decision to increase the horsepower in the NASCAR Cup Series cars at intermediate tracks from 550 to 670, after being adamant that change wouldn’t occur. Hear how it will impact speeds, why Reddick prefers 550 on some tracks and whether or not he’s been asked for input. Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch raised concerns about the Next Gen Car supply chain last month and NASCAR’s Steve O’Donnell said all teams should have five cars ready by the start of the season. The gang shares what they have heard and why having five cars may not be possible. Plus, get their thoughts about the supply chain concerns and how speedy repairs may change the game. Spotter silly season is well underway and a lot of changes have occurred since the conclusion of the season. Hear what’s happening for 2022 and T.J. reveals which Xfinity Series driver he will spot for. Anticipation is building for the Clash at the L.A. Coliseum. The crew reacts to the report about the cost of building the track, Reddick shares details about the track surface that he helped design and what to expect come February. A new practice and qualifying format was revealed last month. Hear the spotters’ take on the changes and the condensed system, and what Reddick believes teams will be capable of changing in shortened allotted on-track times. Then, it’s time for Christmas fun as everyone plays DBC White Elephant and reveal why each host has ended up on the naughty list this Christmas. A special edition of Reaction Theatre includes the best songs fans submitted throughout the year as the gang reflects on the very memorable 2021 NASCAR season. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/21/20212 hours, 23 minutes, 39 seconds
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237 – Phoenix II with Daniel Hemric & Ben Rhodes: Champions

On the 2021 season finale, T.J. Majors, Freddie Kraft and Brett Griffin are back from NASCAR Championship Weekend at Phoenix Raceway with plenty to say. Along with co-host Hannah Newhouse, they discuss how each title race played out and chat with two new champions – Xfinity Series winner Daniel Hemric and the Truck Series’ Ben Rhodes. Freddie’s season with Bubba Wallace faced an early end after a wreck on Lap 8 during Sunday’s race. Hear from Freddie about how the No. 23 ended up being collateral damage. Then, the gang starts with the Truck Series championship race and John Hunter Nemechek’s defeat. Hear about the No. 4 truck’s early mistake, questionable decision making later in the race and what this loss may teach Nemechek. The Cup Series championship ultimately was decided by a late caution that brought all four title contenders down pit road. Should a caution have been called for the debris from David Starr’s car? How would have the race played out if it stayed green? What do the guys think about a pit stop ultimately determining the champion? They share their thoughts on how everything unfolded and provide insight on an industry secret concerning lug nuts. Plus, they discuss how Kyle Larson ultimately pulled off the biggest victory of his career. Each series’ champion is decided by the season finale each season. Is that the best way to determine who the sport awards the title of champion? The guys debate the idea of a single race championship and propose alternate ideas on how to determine the top team after an entire season. Tony Stewart called Kyle Larson the best race car driver he has ever seen after Larson’s dominant season. The guys discuss the impressive list of accomplishments Larson achieved this year to earn that kudos and what it means coming from Stewart. Sunday marked the final race in the Gen 6 car era of the Cup Series. Find out what Denny Hamlin’s crew chief Chris Gabehart had to say about the artistry of the sport dying with this car and why it has the guys sad to see it go. NASCAR President Steve Phelps said that fans who prefer a higher horsepower aero package are a “vocal minority” and that the data suggests “we have better racing right now than we’ve had arguably ever.” Does the crew agree with those bold statements? They dissect his comments and the direction NASCAR is headed in with its on-track product. Ryan Newman raised safety concerns about the Next Gen car at Phoenix and it surfaces a broader concern for the group regarding driver representation in the sport. Hear why they think if the new car is any less safe than the current car, it’s unacceptable. Plus, they share why drivers need to have a seat at the table when NASCAR makes big decisions. Next, Daniel Hemric joins the show to talk all about winning his first career NASCAR race and championship all on the same night. Hear about his celebrations from the past few days, his mindset making a Dale Earnhardt-esque move on Austin Cindric at the line, and the bet he helped Bubba Wallace win with Michael Jordan. From one champion to the next, Truck Series’ title winner Ben Rhodes joins next. He shares about how he made the right moves to secure the title, what he remembers about his legendary alcohol-influenced post-race press conference, and how getting rid of T.J. as his spotter elevated his performance. In Reaction Theatre, T.J. reveals his 2022 spotting plans, a Fireball challenge is proposed, Hamlin’s haters weigh in, and the highlights from one intoxicated press conference are played. Lastly, a surprise to end the season as the inaugural DBC Year End Awards are presented by the boss, Mike Davis. Find out what critically acclaimed honors the gang earned in 2021 as they reflect back on some of the season’s best moments. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/11/20211 hour, 57 minutes, 47 seconds
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236 – Martinsville II with Jeff Gluck: Everyone Went Nuts

A tripleheader race weekend at Martinsville Speedway set the stage for NASCAR Championship Weekend. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors, Freddie Kraft, and special guest Jeff Gluck of The Athletic return from Virginia to react to a wild two days of action. They begin by sharing their instant thoughts on how the NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday unfolded, including debating what served as the spark to the dramatic final 50 laps. T.J. shares the intensity that Brad Keselowski faced throughout the race and especially in the closing laps when he could sniff the win that would earn him a Championship 4 spot. Multiple instances of brake-checking occurred at Martinsville, including between Keselowski and Chase Elliott as they raced for third late in the day. Hear what events led up to the contact that sent the No. 9 car around as the event neared its finish. Then with 5 laps remaining, Alex Bowman spun leader Denny Hamlin as they fought for the top spot. Hear what the gang thinks of Bowman’s move, whether it was warranted and what it says about racing with respect. Was it a cheap shot or just hard racing? Then the non-playoff vs playoff driver debate resurfaces and the guys share what they believe has changed in the driver’s minds. After taking the checkered flag, Bowman returned to the frontstretch to celebrate where he was met by an angry No. 11 car. The crew reacts to Hamlin’s actions on the track, the double-birds he displayed to Bowman and the choice words he had for the winner afterwards. Were his comments justified? Hear what the table thinks and what it means moving forward. Now the Cup Series title race will come down to a battle between Hendrick Motorsports and Joe Gibbs Racing. Is this best for the sport? Who has the upper hand? How will it play out? The gang engages in a lively debate about what to expect in the season finale. Plus, hear their thoughts about if Martinsville could ever host the title race. The Xfinity Series race featured its share of action as its Championship 4 was determined. The always spicy Ty Gibbs had harsh comments for eventual winner Noah Gragson after contact sent the No. 54 car around. Find out what the guys think Gibbs lacks and why it has been impacting his performance throughout the season. A decision to stay out during Saturday night’s race placed the slower car of Spencer Boyd right in the middle of the playoff mix. The group doesn’t hold back airing their feelings about a car that typically runs in the back being a moving chicane at the front of the field as drivers raced for their seasons. Similar comments are shared when discussing the Truck Series race and how Austin Wayne Self nearly cost John Hunter Nemechek a shot at the championship. Find out whether the guys believe what he said afterwards and how the series has completely lost its respect. Plus, is it time for NASCAR to step in? Before Reaction Theatre, the DBC crew and listeners gets a sneak peek of a brand-new podcast coming soon to Dirty Mo Media. In Reaction Theatre, the fans are fired up after the ending of Sunday’s race. Hear what they have to say to Denny Hamlin and then what the gang thinks about Hamlin’s more unfiltered approach to life. The crew then makes championship picks for each of the three title races this weekend at Phoenix Raceway. They dissect what to look for in each event and breakdown the opportunities that the drivers fighting for the title will battle for. Then Gluck answers questions from the guys before leaving, including his thoughts on what transpired this season, the reaction to his column contrasting NASCAR and Formula 1, and what’s next for him. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/2/20212 hours, 35 minutes, 18 seconds
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235 – Kansas II: Feeling Entitled

The Bojangles Studio is full again as the trio of spotters is back together after race weekend at Kansas Speedway. Freddie Kraft, Brett Griffin and T.J. Majors didn’t blow away while in Kansas and are here to cover storylines from the weekend of racing, spanning NASCAR and Formula 1. Windy conditions provided a challenge for NASCAR Cup Series drivers on Sunday. Hear from those who stood on the roof how windy it actually was and the impact it had on the cars throughout the race. As the championship approaches, aggressive driving is on the rise. The spotters describe what they noticed this weekend and why drivers are letting it all hang out. Kyle Busch directed his seemingly weekly frustration on the radio towards Bubba Wallace this week. Wallace’s spotter Freddie fills us in on the battle the two Toyota teammates had for 10th and why he doesn’t agree with Busch calling out the No. 23 for how they raced each other. Ryan Blaney blamed Austin Dillon for wiping him out late in Sunday’s race as Blaney maintained a comfortable playoff standings position. Find out whether the crew agrees with Blaney’s assessment of the accident and why playoff drivers feel entitled when racing around non-title contenders. Now heading to Martinsville Speedway for the Round of 8 elimination race, hear who the guys expect to earn the remaining three spots in the Championship 4 and just how close the battle will be. The Cup race at Kansas and the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix in Austin went head-to-head on Sunday afternoon. After much comparison between the two forms of motorsports over the weekend, listen for the table's take on whether or not the events should have run at the same time. Plus, hear their reaction to the culture F1 has created at its events and why it attracted a record-setting crowd. JR Motorsports’ Sam Mayer took out playoff contenders Harrison Burton and Mayer’s teammate Noah Gragson in Saturday’s Xfinity Series race. Mayer, who is not in title contention, expressed remorse afterwards but the guys discuss his actions that ultimately may cost both playoff drivers an opportunity to make the championship race. Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch made comments regarding Cup Series race attendance ahead of Kansas, saying they would like track promoters to do a better job and that recent crowds have been unacceptable. The gang debates whether the drivers are right and what needs to happen to bring more people to the race track. In Reaction Theatre, there’s an F1 invasion, a figure skating discussion, news of a spotter swap and why drivers can’t race nice anymore. Then, Freddie shares insight after attending the Charlotte ROVAL Next Gen test. Plus, the guys talk if every team that currently owns a charter actually deserves it. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/25/20211 hour, 47 minutes, 9 seconds
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234 – Texas: Bad Blood

Only three races remain in the NASCAR season. Spotters T.J. Majors and Brett Griffin are in the Bojangles Studio to breakdown the weekend of action from Texas Motor Speedway. Hear the guys react to the (too?) long 500-mile afternoon in the Lone Star State, how absent Freddie Kraft’s driver Bubba Wallace contributed to the attrition of the race and where a strong day leads Brad Keselowski and TJ in the playoff standings. The gang then dives into the continued Kevin Harvick vs Chase Elliott feud. NASCAR spoke to both parties involved last week, warning of serious consequences if their battle continued. Did both drivers abide by that? Should NASCAR be stepping in like this? The guys answer these questions and hear what Harvick said about Elliott post-race on Sunday. Kyle Busch was not very happy with his performance at Texas, vocally complaining about the racing over the radio. He went as far as sharing NASCAR Executive Vice President Steve O’Donnell’s email over his radio. Find out what the crew thinks about Busch doing this and what repercussions it might have. Denny Hamlin and Chase Briscoe exchanged heated comments during Sunday’s race, as contact between the two cut Briscoe’s tire down. Hamlin wasn’t very happy with how he was raced and delivered a fiery jab over the radio. Hear what he said and how their incident from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course race continues to linger. Following the race, Kyle Busch was asked about the lack of respect on the race track. Busch didn’t hold back in his response, sharing how he believes the younger drivers have negatively impacted the respect shared among competitors. Do the spotters see the same thing in the NASCAR Cup Series? They explain. During last week’s Next Gen test at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL, NASCAR confirmed the 2022 aero package. Does the gang agree with even lower horsepower next year? Their responses may surprise you. NASCAR President Steve Phelps gave strong praise for the Next Gen car last week, saying it will cure-all that currently ails NASCAR. Hear what the guys have to say about that comment and whether or not they think it will happen. The pre-race drivers meeting is likely an event of the past moving into 2022 and the table believes that is not a good decision. Listen to why the drivers meeting has served a very valuable purpose previously, even if it’s not competition-related. Charter talk heated up again this week as 23XI Racing’s deal for a second charter fell through. Hear what that says about the current market and how this may impact teams next season. Plus, hear what the spotters would like to see happen to open up the field to more competitors. In Reaction Theatre, Brett is accused of bias, the guys get into a faster car or fastest driver debate, TJ is warned ahead of Kansas and a sleep aid commercial makes its debut. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/18/20211 hour, 32 minutes, 45 seconds
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233 – Charlotte ROVAL: Karma 0, Paranoia 1

Another dramatic NASCAR Cup Series elimination playoff race has the spotters fired up after race weekend at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL. Brett Griffin and T.J. Majors are in the Bojangles Studio, while Freddie Kraft calls into the show from the Next Gen test at Charlotte Monday morning. Now that the Round of 8 is set, T.J. talks advancing with Brad Keselowski further than most expected and how the No. 2 team overcame multiple spins on Sunday. Looking ahead to the next three races, Brett asks T.J. to honestly assess the team’s opportunity to advance. Hear who may be favorited moving into the final four races and why there’s no room for error. Kevin Harvick dished payback to Chase Elliott mid-race at the ROVAL, sending Elliott into the Turn 7 wall. The spotters share their initial reactions to the incident, how the fans reacted and the No. 9 team’s ability to stay on the lead lap. Then as Elliott closed back in on Harvick, Harvick made a mistake that eliminated him from the playoffs. Hear the guys talk about how his plan completely backfired. After the first incident, the No. 9 team suffered major rear end damage. The bumper cover then hung off the car for numerous laps before flying off to bring out a debris caution. Why didn’t Elliott get the black flag like NASCAR has done to drivers with loose bumper covers in the past? The crew dissects that call and the tweet that the main NASCAR account sent and later deleted after the yellow flag. Rick Hendrick suggested post-race that NASCAR should now intervene between Elliott and Harvick. Do the spotters agree? They debate and tell us whether they think this rivalry is over, or just getting good. Plus, they predict what to expect between the two in the Round of 8. As William Byron fought for his playoff life late in the race, Tyler Reddick may have had a hand in costing Byron a shot at the win. Hear what the gang says about how the two raced each other. Martin Truex Jr. hung onto his final playoff spot by a thread late in the going after being spun by Joey Hand, who was making his NASCAR debut. Should drivers be able to make their first start in the playoffs? Hear what the guys have to say. Then the crew reacts to Graham Rahal’s tweet about the idea of playoffs in racing versus a season-long championship format. Which is better? Why does NASCAR do playoffs? The guys share some insight. In Reaction Theatre, Kevin Harvick receives no love, someone dares to give Elliott a bold nickname and Christmas caroling starts early. Then, the team makes Championship 4 predictions for both the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series heading into the first race of the Round of 8 at Texas Motor Speedway. Plus, hear what experiment Texas is trying in its playoff races this weekend. And is a fan favorite race track coming back to life? Brett has some details. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/11/20211 hour, 29 minutes, 28 seconds
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232 – Talladega II: A Dream Come True

The celebration is on as Bubba Wallace and Freddie Kraft won their first career NASCAR Cup Series race on Monday afternoon at Talladega Superspeedway! Freddie has survived the ongoing celebrations and is coherent enough to talk us through one of the biggest days in his career. Plus, Brett Griffin and T.J. Majors are back from Alabama too and share their takes on the tripleheader of racing. After a special entrance into the Bojangles Studio, Freddie is surprised by his friends and family leaving heartfelt congratulations messages for him to celebrate the big win. After shedding a few tears, the guys breakdown how the No. 23 team won that race. With rain approaching in Monday’s postponed Cup Series race, every lap could have been the last one. T.J. explains what he was telling Brad Keselowski as he battled up front and Freddie shares the details behind the information he relayed to Wallace. Find out how each of them felt about the winning block that the No. 23 car made to seal the deal. Then, we hear about some of the shenanigans from the party that ensued afterwards. History was made at Talladega all weekend long, including each race producing a first-time winner. Hear how the guys felt about the Truck Series finish. Plus, find out what Talladega track president Brian Circhton said to the fans about what a winning vehicle at Talladega should look like. Saturday’s Xfinity Series race was called early due to darkness. How did that happen? Who was responsible for the deciding the start time? What can be done differently to avoid that in the future? And who was technically leading at the time of caution? Get these answers from the crew. Despite a break in weather late Sunday afternoon at Talladega, no attempt was made to run the race due to NASCAR’s policy of only starting a race if the full distance can be run. Is it time to revisit that policy? Hear the guys explain their ideas on what can be done to get as much of the race in as possible on Sunday. The Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL is next on the schedule and playoff eliminations loom. The gang dives into the points drama heading into the Round of 12 finale. Find out what drivers fighting for their championship hopes might have to do on Sunday to stay alive and why it could be chaos. Jimmie Johnson is completing a rookie test as he eyes an Indianapolis 500 start next season. Should the seven-time NASCAR champion attempt to compete in such a dangerous race this late into his career? The guys weigh in. A race winning edition of Reaction Theatre did not disappoint this week. Calls include one from Brett’s fan club, another Cup spotter giving Freddie’s babysitters advice, and a new song from our friend Jeb. Plus, the fans are pumped up after seeing Freddie and Bubba win. Lastly, a rap blows the gang away. Stay tuned for later in the show when Brett makes a big announcement. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/6/20211 hour, 44 minutes, 11 seconds
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231 – Chris Lambert: Being Held Accountable

A tripleheader of NASCAR Playoffs racing is in the books from Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Freddie Kraft returns from out west along with special guest, Cup race winning spotter Chris Lambert to breakdown all that unfolded from the weekend. First, learn about Lambert’s background, how he took T.J. Majors’ job back in the day and his path to working with Denny Hamlin for the last decade. Plus, hear his take on why Sunday’s race at Las Vegas was such an important one to win. Drama from Las Vegas started early as the Truck Series put on a show. Hear the gang react to Sheldon Creed and Chandler Smith’s crash and Creed saying he throttled up when the caution was displayed. NASCAR penalized Carson Hocevar later in the race for intentionally spinning to bring out a caution. Does this set a new precedent for penalties? The gang weighs in. Daniel Hemric announced he’s headed to Kaulig Racing next year, on the same weekend where he became the driver with the most top-five finishes to never win a race in NASCAR history. Lambert shares his opinion on Hemric’s career and what he may lack compared to his competition. On Sunday, Hendrick Motorsports looked primed for another standout performance. However, they may have shot themselves in the foot with pit strategy. Hear how they cost themselves the race and why it didn’t faze the No. 11 team one bit. Kyle Busch was among the many drivers vocal about lapped cars on the radio during the Cup Series race. Hear Freddie explain why the problem isn’t getting any better and there’s again one team at the center of it. Lambert weighs in and discusses how much of an issue the slow cars have become. Hamlin’s victory earns him a spot in the Round of 8 where he will look to make the Championship 4 for the second consecutive year. Is Hamlin better prepared for a title fight this year compared to last? His spotter tells us about the position the No. 11 team’s in and what Hamlin does that could make the difference. Kevin Harvick didn’t stop playing head games with Chase Elliott at Las Vegas. Hear what Harvick compared Elliott to and why it undoubtedly will have Elliott think twice while racing around the No. 4 car. Reports of what practice and qualifying will look like in 2022 surfaced last week and it has the crew concerned about how it will translate to the on-track product. Hear what to expect and some insight from the Next Gen test at Daytona. In Reaction Theatre, DBC goes international with callers from across the pond, fans are still mad at Kevin Harvick, and Casey Boat is welcomed back with a nice message and a new song. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/27/20211 hour, 43 minutes, 19 seconds
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230 – Bristol II: Let ‘Em Talk

Bristol Motor Speedway delivered a thrilling weekend of playoff racing and spotters TJ Majors, Brett Griffin and Freddie Kraft are in the Bojangles Studio to react to everything that went down under the lights. With tempers flaring and multiple heated arguments post-race, the crew has plenty to talk about after the first round of the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs concluded. Shades of old Bristol showed throughout the tripleheader of races at the iconic short track and the guys discuss why that was and what to expect moving forward. Given the exciting racing on the concrete surface, many asked if it is still necessary to run the spring Bristol race weekend on dirt. Hear the spotters weigh in and what they wish to do instead of taking away a concrete surface Bristol race. As the intensity picked up late in the event on Saturday night, many playoff contenders suffered cut tires that jeopardized their chance at the championship. Hear how they recovered and what is expected to happen in similar situations with the Next Gen car. Chase Elliott was among those who suffered from a cut tire and he showed his frustration by taking a swipe at race leader Kevin Harvick later in the race. That then led to Elliott maintaining his line as a lapped car in front of Harvick for the remainder of the night as Elliott’s teammate Kyle Larson drove by to win. This then sparked their heated confrontation post-race. The spotters break down the situation from both sides, provide insight from Harvick’s manger Josh Jones who was in the middle of it all and share what they think might happen moving forward. They are also joined by Associated Press motorsports journalist Jenna Fryer to discuss what happened when Kevin Harvick and others told a media member to stop filming the conversation. Friday night’s Xfinity Series race delivered plenty of drama too, as leaders AJ Allmendinger and Austin Cindric crashed while crossing the finish line. The guys discuss the incident and how the regular season championship came to be decided in dramatic fashion. In the Truck Series race, Chandler Smith’s pass on Sheldon Creed for the win fueled a fiery debate. Hear what the gang thinks about Smith’s move and how he passed his teammate John Hunter Nemechek a few laps later. The 2022 Cup Series schedule was released last week and the spotters analyze the major changes coming next season. Hear their opinions on the Clash at the LA Coliseum, racing on Easter Sunday, one off-week the entire year, Pocono losing its doubleheader, Gateway’s Cup date, and Homestead returning to the playoffs. Then in Reaction Theatre, fans are fired up discussing Kevin Harvick leaving his helmet on, other people getting in the way of the drivers post-race, Chase Elliott’s repeat offenses, plus two new songs. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/20/20211 hour, 56 minutes, 14 seconds
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229 – Richmond II: Fueled by Fireball

Richmond Raceway hosted Week 2 of the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs over the weekend and Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft return to cover all that went down on the short track. The gang starts by discussing the special patriotic tributes performed by the track as Saturday’s races fell on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Then they debate the quality of the race, as Brett challenges producer Jason Schultz’s tweet from Saturday night. Plus, hear what the spotters thought when Kurt Busch’s early race wreck resembled Jerry Nadeau’s from the early 2000s at Richmond. Before spot on, spot off begins – the spotters open the liquid courage that presenting sponsor Offerpad delivered for the show. And the ensuing conversations do not disappoint. Dale Earnhardt Jr. returned behind the wheel in the Xfinity Series race at Richmond and T.J. paired up with his former driver once again. Hear what T.J. thought when Dale yelled at him for providing lap times and how he responded to the advice T.J. shared leading into the race. Martin Truex Jr.’s race started rough as he was penalized for beating pole sitter Denny Hamlin to the line. Post-race, Truex questioned what his response should have been to avoid the penalty. The spotters weigh in on what needs to happen in that situation for drivers to not have to give up position. Joe Gibbs Racing has started the playoffs strong with two consecutive victories. The crew analyzes why they were so good on Saturday night and their outlook heading into the remaining post-season races. Will they present a challenge to Hendrick Motorsports moving forward? The crew debates. After this weekend’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway, four drivers will be eliminated from championship contention. Who’s in trouble? What needs to happen for teams to advance through the first elimination race? Who will make it? The spotters share their opinions. With the 2022 NASCAR schedule expected to be released this week, the guys share rumors they’re hearing. Plus, they discuss whether any track on the schedule deserves more than one date. In Reaction Theatre, hear T.J. respond to getting called out by Dale Jr., what fans thought about the quality of Saturday night’s race, and more. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/13/20211 hour, 34 minutes, 18 seconds
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228 – Darlington II: What Could Go Wrong?

The first race of the 2021 NASCAR Playoffs is complete after an action-packed weekend of racing at Darlington Raceway. T.J. Majors, Freddie Kraft and Brett Griffin are in studio to react to all that played out in the tripleheader at “The Lady in Black.” It was a big weekend for Door Bumper Clear’s presenting sponsor Offerpad as Denny Hamlin wheeled his No. 11 Offerpad Toyota to Victory Lane. The gang discusses Hamlin’s first win of the season and where his Southern 500 triumph stacks him up in NASCAR Hall of Fame pecking order. Kyle Busch had an eventful Sunday night as he wrecked early, drove too fast into the garage and gave a fiery interview after retiring from the event. The crew analyzes the fine he received and his comments about his car and team, and their preparation for each race. A last corner Hail Mary nearly worked out in second-place finisher Kyle Larson’s favor in the Southern 500. How did the guys react to that move and Larson coming up short? They share their thoughts and who was probably angry after seeing it happen. Derek Kraus isn’t making too many friends on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series circuit this season. An incident with Lawless Alan led to some harsh comments from Alan and Niece Motorsports’ Twitter account. Kraus’ spotter Freddie is open and honest, explaining his feelings about Kraus’ unnecessary aggressiveness this year. NASCAR is reportedly moving the season-opening exhibition race, the Clash, to the Los Angeles Coliseum. Where did this idea come from and is it something the spotters support? They analyze the move and what it means for the teams heading into next season. Kyle Busch voiced his displeasure about the direction the Next Gen car is taking the sport in 2022. Hear what the gang has to say about the overall direction NASCAR is moving towards with the new car and the unknown’s teams are discovering as they begin testing multiple cars together. In Reaction Theatre, Casey gets a call after her daughter’s first birthday party, T.J. gets his colonoscopy results and a drunk fan calls in from the grandstands at Darlington. Then heading into Richmond Raceway, T.J. talks about getting back together with Dale Earnhardt Jr. in Saturday’s Xfinity Series race as Dale Jr. climbs back behind the wheel. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/8/20211 hour, 29 minutes, 31 seconds
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227 – Daytona II: Driving Like Maniacs

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. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/30/20211 hour, 56 minutes, 36 seconds
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226 – Michigan: Fired & Hired

Michigan International Speedway race weekend is in the books and T.J. Majors, Freddie Kraft and Brett Griffin are back with lots to share after a newsy week. A spotter swap at Team Penske shifted TJ from the No. 22 team of Joey Logano to his longtime friend Brad Keselowski’s No. 2 team. T.J. tells all about why the decision was made and how it impacts his future. The gang fills in the listeners about a meeting with NASCAR that took place at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Hear how the show made history and what impact it has moving forward. Before jumping into the Cup Series race, the guys talk the lights going out for the Truck Series race at Gateway and A.J. Allmendinger’s career progression and his reconciliation with Brett. Corey LaJoie was forced to sit out Michigan after a close contact tested positive for COVID. Hear what made his situation unique and what it says about NASCAR’s health and safety protocols moving forward. How should teams and playoff drivers react? Should NASCAR follow other major sports leagues with weekly testing? The table weighs in. Glimpses of the old Michigan delighted the spotters over the weekend as the resin traction compound allowed for multi-groove racing. Hear how the spotters felt about the track conditions and the quality of racing the surface produced. Contact between Brad Keselowski and Austin Dillon crossing the finish line for Stage 2 sent the No. 3 car into the wall, ending his promising day. T.J. tells us what happened from Keselowski’s perspective. With drafting in full effect on Sunday, Hendrick Motorsports teammates Kyle Larson and William Byron were in assist mode up front. However, did their instance on working together cost them the race? The crew debates on what the best strategy was for those trying to make passes for the lead and how Ryan Blaney ultimately outdid them all. Heading into the regular season finale at Daytona International Speedway, its anyone’s game to win and secure a playoff berth from outside the top-16 in points. Hear what the spotters think is the best approach to take heading into Saturday night and which drivers to watch out for. In Reaction Theatre, fans overwhelm T.J. with so many congratulations, inquire about his blocking teachings and ask Freddie how the No. 23 got upside down. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/23/20211 hour, 41 minutes, 19 seconds
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225 – Indianapolis: Curb Your Enthusiasm

Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft are back from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course and its inaugural NASCAR Cup Series race with plenty to discuss. Brett came home a winner as a chaotic finish allowed AJ Allmendinger to capitalize for his second career Cup victory. Hear Brett detail how the road course ace put himself in position to win and what the first Cup triumph means for Kaulig Racing. While Allmendinger and Brett celebrated, the rest of the crew fell victim to the troublesome curb in Turn 6. T.J. shares what happened to Joey Logano as he smashed into the tire barriers while running near the front when the curb came up. Freddie explains his feelings towards the penalty Bubba Wallace received for avoiding the remaining “ramp” in the Turn 6 chicane during Overtime. After multiple cars hit the orange turtle in Turn 6 during the first lap of Saturday’s Xfinity Series race, the track removed the turtle ahead of Sunday’s event. Was that the right call? Or did it invite drivers to push the limits of that corner even more? The guys debate. Curbs became part of the story again in the Cup Series race as Turn 6 proved troublesome throughout the event. On a late restart, disaster struck as the curb shredded cars and caused a major pileup at the front of the field. Should NASCAR have thrown a yellow flag the lap prior? How can this situation be fixed? The crew weighs these questions after the costly mistake. The final restart created more drama as Denny Hamlin and Chase Briscoe went head-to-head into the first corner. As Briscoe was forced wide, Hamlin secured the lead. However, Briscoe cut back across the grass onto the track and was penalized. He then spun leader Hamlin and both cars were then out of contention. The gang discusses whether Briscoe knew about the penalty or not and whether taking out Hamlin was a clean or dirty move. Due to the event running long, the broadcast shifted from NBC to NBC Sports Network. Why did that need to happen? The guys explain the decision making behind the move. The charter market remains hot and the latest rumors involve 23XI Racing and Front Row Motorsports. Could a deal be in the works for 23XI to secure more charters? Hear a few theories on the next silly season dominos to fall. In Reaction Theatre, fans let it all out in response to the curb chaos, big wrecks, Briscoe spinning Hamlin and much more. Plus, was that Toby Keith who called in and played a song? The guys also discuss other on track problems from Sunday including a car oiling down the entire surface and a safety truck on track during qualifying. As the playoffs approach, Richard Childress Racing’s two cars are battling for the final spot. The guys discuss how they expect the teammates to race each other in the coming weeks. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/17/20211 hour, 41 minutes, 46 seconds
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224 - Watkins Glen: Balls to the Wall

Summer vacation has concluded and Door Bumper Clear returns after race weekend at Watkins Glen International. Brett Griffin joined Freddie Kraft as co-spotters at the road course and they share their experience, including the story of Freddie’s new nickname. T.J. Majors and Joey Logano found themselves on the wrong end of teammate Brad Keselowski’s spin yesterday, hear what happened and how it impacted the No. 22 team’s day. After vacationing in the same place, Casey Boat and Brett ended up on a flight home together. You won’t want to miss their story on what went down. The gang then gets into what happened in New York over the weekend, starting with their overall reaction to the quality of the racing and what type of track The Glen is turning into. While battling up front midway through the race, Kyle Larson spun Christopher Bell entering Turn 1. Find out how the guys reacted and what they thought should have happened. On a quest for a Watkins Glen three-peat, Chase Elliott faced adversity from the start after failing pre-race inspection. Hear what concerning trend is developing in NASCAR regarding cheating and what the spotters think needs to happen to correct it. With three races remaining in the regular season, Denny Hamlin and Larson are now tied for the points lead. Who has the upper hand? The crew debates this, plus whether Jimmie Johnson could have won seven titles with a different organization. Ty Gibbs claimed another Xfinity Series road course victory on Saturday, giving the No. 54 team a fourth consecutive win. Is it the fast car or talented driver making the difference for this group? The guys weigh in with big differences of opinion. Trackhouse Racing has tabbed Ross Chastain as its second driver for 2022. Was that the right play? Should they have targeted an A-level driver? Why is Justin Marks happy Chastain didn’t bring funding? These questions are posed by the panel as silly season continues to take shape. After seeing a photo of Kyle Larson signing autographs post-race on Sunday, it spurred the question of what driver and fan interaction should look like heading into the playoffs. Hear what the spotters think about the risk competitors might be taking as they prepare for a championship run. The Cup Series will compete on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course for the first time this weekend. Hear what problem the gang thinks this race highlights and whether they believe NASCAR still belongs at the famed track. In Reaction Theatre, the fans bring the weird after the off-weekends and another song gets knocked out of the park. In What an Idiot, hear about the day of an intern turned driver in the Xfinity Series race. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/9/20211 hour, 37 minutes, 38 seconds
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223 – Allen Bestwick: Never Say Never

Freddie Kraft, T.J. Majors and Jason Schultz are in studio after a wild and wet Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and a hot week of silly season news. Plus, fresh off the Superstar Racing Experience season finale at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway – legendary racing broadcaster Allen Bestwick joins the show. Freddie and T.J. made it through the rain and darkness in New England to share their reaction to the events that went down in the NASCAR Cup Series race. Hear what they were feeling on the roof and what their drivers were reporting in the cars when NASCAR decided to start the race under a heavy mist condition. Then, when the track became too wet and Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr., Denny Hamlin, and others slid sideways into Turns 1 and 2, find out how they reacted and how they navigated their drivers through the treacherous conditions. What decision making broke down to allow the field to race into the wet corners? What could be done differently to prevent a similar situation in the future? The spotters weigh in. After crashing, Kyle Busch gave the pace car a few bumps to show his displeasure at the officiating. Hear what T.J. and Freddie thought when they saw that happen and they share whether or not they believe Busch will be penalized. A last-minute decision to not apply traction compound to New Hampshire’s surface impacted a lot of teams plans on Friday night. Hear why that was and how everyone felt about the racing without the added substance on the track. Contact between Ryan Newman and Quin Houff sent the No. 00 spinning into Turn 3. Hear what harsh words Houff had for Newman afterwards and whether the crew thinks Newman did it intentionally. NASCAR called the race approximately eight laps early due to darkness. The spotters share whether they thought the race could go the distance and how truly dark it was at the time. Plus, they address NASCAR making the call to decide when to display 10 laps to go anytime in the final stage. Harrison Burton was named as Wood Brothers Racing’s next driver last week, as he replaces Matt DiBenedetto. Hear how DiBenedetto expressed his frustration with the situation in a video later that day and why the guys are confused that he was surprised to hear this decision. Team Penske named Austin Cindric the driver of the iconic No. 2 car beginning next season, officially placing Brad Keselowski in the free agent market. Find out what Keselowski asked for in contract negations and what news is expected to drop regarding his future this week. Next, Allen Bestwick joins the show after his return to motorsports broadcasting this summer on tour with SRX. Hear about his beginnings behind the microphone, how an early connection in racing ultimately led to the SRX gig and what approach the broadcast crew took in this new venture. He shares about the all-access experience SRX showcased, unique broadcast elements they incorporated and what the future holds for the series. Then, he talks big NASCAR moments he was a part of including the 2001 July Daytona race and memories working closely with Benny Parsons. In Reaction Theatre, a Larry McReynolds impersonator calls in, fans are angry with the No. 22 team, and now callers are leaving song requests. Then the gang shares their plans for NASCAR’s summer break. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/19/20212 hours, 2 minutes, 7 seconds
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222 – Atlanta II: Cry Me a River

A big week of news accompanied by outspoken driver comments brings the crew to the studio after races at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Knoxville Raceway. T.J. Majors, Brett Griffin and Freddie Kraft react to what they saw on the race track and heard off the track, and explain the impact it had on NASCAR. The weekend started off with drama on the dirt at Knoxville as the Truck Series’ inaugural event at the famed track didn’t go so smooth. Hear from Hailie Deegan’s spotter T.J. about what he saw at the event, both good and bad. He, Brett and Freddie share what changes they hope the event adopts to avoid similar conditions and results if the race returns in 2022. Atlanta Motor Speedway announced a track repave and reconfiguration last week leading into its doubleheader weekend. The news was met with sharp criticism from drivers who said they were never asked for input. This proved to be a tipping point of frustration among the field as numerous drivers were outspoken about the track changes over the weekend. Hear what drivers including Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick had to say. Plus, the gang analyzes Speedway Motorsports Inc.’s decision-making and what the future Atlanta will look like. Rumors regarding Next Gen car safety concerns surfaced on social media last week and were then discussed further in detail among drivers Sunday at Atlanta. Hear what Denny Hamlin is encouraging other drivers to do upon hearing initial safety feedback from crash tests and what one spotter believes will happen with the car upon its rollout next season. Kurt Busch may have received a little assistance from his teammate Ross Chastain in making the winning pass by brother Kyle Busch in Sunday’s Cup race at Atlanta. While the elder Busch thanked his teammate post-race, the younger brother voiced frustration about the outcome. The crew reacts to what Kyle said about Chastain and the role of teammates in late-race situations. After the Knoxville Truck Series race, concerns about the lack of respect among series competitors became a topic of conversation. Find out what drivers were saying post-race about the product, what’s causing such aggressive racing, and what the spotters think could aid the series. Daniel Hemric again looked to be in a perfect position to win his first career NASCAR race on Saturday before contact with teammate Kyle Busch took him out of contention. Hear what the gang thinks happened and when Hemric’s time will come. Plus, get their reaction to Kyle Weatherman staying out and inheriting the lead on a late restart and crashing before getting to Turn 1. As the Playoffs approach, most Ford teams in the Cup Series seem to be struggling. Brett asks T.J. what he thinks is going on and why Ford may be at a disadvantage. T.J. explains whether or not he thinks the camp can turn it around in time to compete for a title. In Reaction Theatre, fans react to Knoxville, the Atlanta repave and blocking for a teammate late in the race. Plus, another song tells the story of an early wreck in the Cup race as well. Stay tuned throughout the episode for more dominos that may be falling as the silly season picture heats up in the summer months. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/12/20211 hour, 33 minutes, 41 seconds
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221 – Road America: Shock the World

The NASCAR Cup Series raced at Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI, for the first time since 1956 this Fourth of July weekend and the spotters are back, full of cheese curds, and ready to react to the road course action. Hear first how Brett Griffin, Freddie Kraft and T.J. Majors celebrated the holiday upon arriving home last night and who may not be completely sober yet. What was the culture like at the Wisconsin race track? The gang describes everything firsthand, from the people to the food, that makes Road America special. Then they talk about NASCAR’s Fourth of July traditions and whether or not the race should still be in Daytona Beach. Sunday’s race started off with group qualifying controversy as not every driver posted a lap time due to Bubba Wallace stopping on course. The crew debates what the best qualifying format should be at road courses and the dangers of spotting at a place with blind spots. The four-mile course often creates lengthy caution periods and it did so again on Sunday. Should every yellow flag last the length of a typical NFL halftime? The spotters weigh in and propose alternative ideas to prevent such long breaks in the action next time around. Matt DiBenedetto and Austin Cindric raced hard for the lead in Stage 2, a notable battle given the fact that Cindric is set to replace DiBenedetto in the No. 21 seat next season. Hear the crew’s take on the battle and whether Cindric may be a candidate for another open ride in 2022. A silly season bombshell dropped last week as Trackhouse Racing announced its purchase of the “not for sale” Chip Ganassi Racing NASCAR program. The table reacts to the major news and discusses Justin Marks’ business savvy, who may be losing their seat and which free agent is the most sought after for these new teams. Plus, thoughts on Dale Jr. saying that it may cost more to race in the Xfinity Series compared to the Cup Series next season. In Reaction Theatre, Brett bonds with a fellow South Carolinian, the guys discuss the salute Natalie Decker received in the Xfinity Series race, an upcoming foot race is established and the spotters recall the time a fan made a notable gesture to them at Talladega. Then, it’s off to Atlanta Motor Speedway. The gang talks expected hot temperatures, slick racing and what special opportunities Offerpad has planned for fans in attendance. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/5/20211 hour, 29 minutes, 11 seconds
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220 – Pocono: Winning Cures All

A packed doubleheader weekend at Pocono Raceway left plenty for spotters Freddie Kraft, T.J. Majors and Brett Griffin to unpack this week. Freddie, Bubba Wallace and 23XI Racing scored an organizational best fifth-place finish and Freddie tells us how they did it. T.J. describes an up and down couple days at the Tricky Triangle for Joey Logano. And Brett prepares for his trip to Road America for cheese curds and a return to the spotters stand. Chevrolet has dominated through the first half of 2021. However, has their advantage run its course? Hear what had the industry talking after Nashville and how it may have impacted the manufacturers’ performance at Pocono. Starting with Saturday’s Cup Series event, hear the crew’s take on Brad Keselowski’s contact with Cole Custer that turned the No. 41 into the wall. Who was at fault and what’s up with Custer’s sophomore slump after a playoff appearance last season? Is a family feud brewing in the field? Hear what William Byron had to say about Ryan Blaney after the race and how Blaney responded on Twitter later that night. Kyle Larson was a corner away from his fourth consecutive Cup Series victory on Saturday before blowing a tire. The spotters react to the late turn of events that led to someone finally beating Larson. Sunday’s Cup race turned into a fuel mileage dash to the finish. Hear how strategy helped Bubba Wallace score his top-five, what the crew believes went wrong for Denny Hamlin and Byron, and how in the world Kyle Busch pulled off the victory. Plus, the spotters talk the stress of managing the fuel mileage game. With Wallace creeping back into the playoff picture, hear where the points shake out now with two months before the playoffs begin. Who should be worried? Who is coming on strong? The guys talk how Pocono changed things and why the race to the post-season is heating up. John Hunter Nemechek took a bow after his Truck Series victory on Saturday, as he beat team owner Kyle Busch for the third time in five races. After taking a risk dropping back to trucks, the crew debates what Nemechek’s next career move might be. Jeff Gordon is leaving FOX for a larger role with Hendrick Motorsports. Hear what the guys think this does to the FOX booth and how Gordon will impact HMS moving forward. Another major team move seems imminent as reports say Brad Keselowski to Roush Fenway Racing is a done deal. The gang reacts to that news and discusses who the next free agent might be. In Reaction Theatre, all of Freddie and Bubba Wallace’s fans show up, the GOAT gets called out and a new song has everyone laughing. This week’s What an Idiot segment goes international and find out what happened after Alex Bowman ordered 48 tacos. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/28/20211 hour, 27 minutes, 51 seconds
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219 – Nashville: Long, Hot & Slick

A tripleheader at the recently reopened Nashville Superspeedway is in the books. T.J. Majors, Freddie Kraft and Brett Griffin are in studio to react to all that went down in the Cup Series’ return to Music City. Plus, former NFL player Bernard Pollard Jr. joins the show after his first NASCAR experience at Nashville. The combination of slick track conditions and an engine package with increased horsepower created a race that resembled old school NASCAR. Find out why the spotters left Nashville pleased with the on-track product. Plus, hear their impressions of the facility that hadn’t hosted a race in a decade. While the racing exceeded expectations, concerns about traffic leading into the facility and long lines at concession stands were cause for concern. The guys share their thoughts on problems Nashville will have to fix before NACAR returns. Plus, hear Brett explain why its so important for tracks to provide the best fan experience possible right now as momentum is built. Then the crew turns to the topics of the weekend, leading off with Chase Elliott’s spotter Eddie D’Hondt being reinstated and returning to the spotters stand. Silly season kicked off on Friday afternoon as Kaulig Racing announced it purchased two charters to start its Cup program. Hear details about the big news and how it impacts the rest of the field eyeing charters for 2022. Bubba Wallace was not happy over the radio on Sunday after running over brake rotor parts that caused his tire to go down and turned the car around. His spotter Freddie tells us what happened and who was at fault for not seeing debris on the track before the No. 23 car hit it. Confusion surrounding the choose rule caused panic on the spotters stand ahead of the Stage 3 restart in Sunday’s race. T.J. and Freddie explain what happened when NASCAR decided to restart the next lap after the front runners passed the choose zone. Hendrick Motorsports hasn’t lost a Cup race in 41 days as Kyle Larson dominated the field once again at Nashville. The gang discusses Larson’s impressive feat, how he is putting himself in championship contention and whether they think anyone can beat him. While Larson celebrated, five loose lug nuts led to a disqualification for his teammate Chase Elliott. The spotters explain how it was possible to have so many loose lug nuts and how teams typically game the system mid-race. Then the guy’s debate whether they would prefer a crew chief suspension or disqualification given the No. 9 team’s penalty. A new manufacturer could be joining NASCAR in the near future. Hear which it may be and what it could mean for the sport in the coming years. Bernard Pollard Jr. joins the show next and tells all about his first experience at a NASCAR race. He was named honorary starter for the Cup race but his fear of heights may have gotten the best of him. The guys banter with him about what they saw him do before the race started. Then, he talks his impressions of being at the track on race day, speaking with Mr. Hendrick and word of his NFL comeback. In Reaction Theatre, T.J. hears the dumbest call ever, the guys feel sympathy for Quin Houff and a Ward Burton impersonation leads to a hilarious story between him and Freddie over the weekend. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/21/20211 hour, 54 minutes, 16 seconds
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218 – Doug Coby: Beating the Superstars

All-Star Race weekend at Texas Motor Speedway is in the books. T.J. Majors, Freddie Kraft and Brett Griffin are back to react to the storylines from the weekend of racing. Hear about Freddie’s rough weekend on the track and how T.J. and Joey Logano fared in the race for a million dollars. Plus, inaugural Superstar Racing Experience race winner Doug Coby joins the show to talk about his triumph over some legends of the sport. The gang jumps right into discussing how Sunday night’s NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race unfolded. Was an aero package with less horsepower the best decision for the non-points event? Hear what the spotters have to say. Given the complicated format, find out what the teams and drivers were thinking as the event unfolded. A no-cooler policy was in effect at Texas this weekend, despite the hottest weather conditions of the season so far. The gang tries to figure out why that’s in place and how it impacts the fans who sat in the stands during both days of racing. The Superstar Racing Experience debuted at Stafford Motor Speedway on Saturday night. The crew shares their thoughts on the quality of racing, rules and the legendary names that returned to the track to put on a show for the fans. NASCAR announced superspeedway rules package changes for the remaining races at Daytona and Talladega this season. Find out what spurred the changes, how the guys feel about them, and why it’s a complicated problem trying to select an aero package for superspeedway races. Nashville Superspeedway will host NASCAR for the first time in a decade this weekend. The table discusses expectations heading to the concrete track and their plans for the weekend in Nashville. Next, Doug Coby joins the show. He details how he landed the SRX opportunity, how much preparation the drivers had, and what it was like mingling among the big motorsports names in the days leading up to the event. Then he shares how his race went, how he fell off the car during the celebration, and what his life now looks like. Plus, he and Freddie go way back and Doug shares an epic story about what Freddie did in the middle of the night once. In Reaction Theatre, everyone is getting called out. Danica Patrick, FOX, T.J., Freddie, etc. Hear why one fan is concerned that Kyle Larson is winning so much. T.J. then tells us what happened between Hailie Deegan and Matt Crafton during Saturday’s Truck Series race at Texas during What an Idiot. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/14/20211 hour, 52 minutes, 11 seconds
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217 - Best in the World

Fresh off a west coast trip and a combined four hours of sleep, T.J. Majors, Freddie Kraft and Brett Griffin are in the house to react to the weekend of NASCAR road course racing at Sonoma and Mid-Ohio. Hear how the No. 22 team’s tire gamble paid off for Joey Logano and T.J. late in the race on Sunday. Find out how Bubba Wallace and Freddie made a remarkable comeback from a disappointing start to the day. And Brett walks us through an eventful day for Jeb Burton at Mid-Ohio. Late cautions at Sonoma Raceway created some controversy and the spotters react to some questionable decisions and moves made. Hear their take on Ross Chastain’s shortcut through Turn 11 after triggering a multi-car wreck. They discuss what happened and NASCAR’s decision to not penalize him. Later, Ryan Preece re-entered the track right into traffic after a spin. Find out what their spotters were saying during that incident as they try to figure out what Preece was doing. During Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, non-competitive pit stops threw a wrench into strategy. A.J. Allmendinger was assessed a penalty for a pit stop that was too fast. Hear how that is possible and the confusing rules in place for the standalone Xfinity Series race. After charging back through the field, a late restart opened a window for Allmendinger to take the leaders three-wide to capture the lead. It worked for the No. 16 team as they went onto to win, while Ty Gibbs and Austin Cindric struck out. Hear what Gibbs said about the move afterwards and how the guys reacted to what Allmendinger did. NASCAR heads to Texas Motor Speedway for the All-Star Race this weekend. With the superspeedway aero package in place, the guys talk about what they expect to see. Plus, they hint at what the potential horsepower number may be for the Next Gen car in 2022. The Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) debuts this Saturday night at Stafford Speedway. Hear what the crew thinks about the lineup of drivers, expectations for the series and how they seemingly are missing a key ingredient to growth. In Reaction Theatre, multiple people are called out from the Xfinity Series race, a creative song is sung and Freddie gets an update on his t-shirt order. The guys then tell stories about being pushed down the hill in a child’s wagon, lighting off bottle rockets in their childhood bedroom and the time Dale Jr. essentially lit someone’s ass on fire. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/7/20211 hour, 30 minutes, 50 seconds
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216 – Billionaires for a Reason

Charlotte Motor Speedway’s tripleheader Memorial Day Weekend is in the books and Freddie Kraft, T.J. Majors and Brett Griffin are in studio to breakdown the weekend of action. First the gang receives a variety of gifts and reacts to them on the show while sharing stories from their week at home. Starting with Friday’s Truck Series race at Charlotte, the crew covers the vicious wreck involving Johnny Sauter and an essentially stopped truck on the frontstretch. Hear the spotters’ immediate thoughts upon seeing that accident and what should have been done differently. On Sunday, Denny Hamlin had some harsh words to describe Joey Logano’s driving. Find out what Hamlin said over the radio, what Logano’s spotter TJ’s response is and how Freddie feels about his bossman’s comments. Plus, hear how difficult passing was in the 600-mile event. Lapped cars played a noticeable role in how the World 600 unfolded. The spotters share their struggles helping their drivers navigate slower vehicles and what Kyle Busch did while racing for second late in the race. Hendrick Motorsports claimed 4 of the top-5 finishing positions for the second time in three weeks at Charlotte. The guys discuss the advantage the Chevrolet’s have found and how HMS decision making regarding its talent over the last half decade is paying off now. Chase Elliott’s spotter Eddie D’Hondt was indefinitely suspended last week following a recent arrest. Hear his fellow spotters’ take on the situation and what has unfolded over the last week involving D’Hondt and the No. 9 team. Plans for next season are beginning to take shape. Hear the gang react to the report Kurt Busch will run a second 23XI Racing car in 2022 and Freddie’s thoughts on potentially having a former champion as a teammate. Plus, the guys weigh in on NASCAR’s decision to run the championship race at Phoenix Raceway again in 2022. In Reaction Theatre, TJ gets a compliment and a song, Freddie gets asked an important question and one caller leaves the gang laughing in tears. Then the most impressive moments of the weekend are shared in Xfinity xFi More than Fast moment segment. The spotters are on their game when answering trivia question in Fast Lane. And there are too many “What an Idiot” candidates to count this week. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/2/20211 hour, 40 minutes, 53 seconds
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215 – When No One Can See

After a wet and wild inaugural NASCAR race weekend at Circuit of the Americas, Freddie Kraft, TJ Majors, and Brett Griffin are dried off and fired up to talk about this weekend’s action from Austin, Texas. But first, hear about the spotters’ adventures in Austin and how some critters got the best of Brett and his rain pants. The combination of visiting a new facility and rainy conditions made spotting challenging. Hear where the spotters were placed around the course, what they could and couldn’t see, and what they hope to do differently next time. After NASCAR’s decision to end the race 14 laps early due to weather conditions, find out what the competitors thought of the timing of the decision and whether the race could have continued. Visibility was at an all-time low for drivers during the race and led to massive hits for Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. Both drivers expressed their frustration after the near rollover crashes ended their days early. Hear what the spotters thought after seeing those vicious impacts and what it says about safety in the sport today. Silly Season rumors have ramped up, as reports have Brad Keselowski accepting an owner/driver role with Roush-Fenway Racing for next season. The guys react to the news and what it means for Keselowski, Team Penske, and the future ownership model of the Cup Series. As car number placement continues to be a topic of discussion, the guys weigh in on the latest development and what they ultimately think should happen. Plus, find out why a decision is needed soon as teams hunt for sponsors. Ever seen a racecar driving down the highway? Well, if you live in Denver, N.C., you might have last week. Find out which team was pulled over for driving their car down the road and where the crew thinks they were headed. In Reaction Theatre, fans let Brett know he’s the greatest thing to walk the Earth, one fan gives NASCAR a tip, and someone gets creative with a sound effect. Plus, some incredible moments are discussed in the Xfinity xFi More Than Fast Moment segment, this week’s What an Idiot winners are announced and the guys look ahead to racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/24/20211 hour, 26 minutes, 13 seconds
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214 – Chris Rice: Change is Coming

Back from Dover International Speedway, Freddie Kraft, Brett Griffin and T.J. Majors are joined by Kaulig Racing Team President Chris Rice. Following NASCAR’s unveil of the Next Gen car and in anticipation of Kaulig starting a Cup Series program in 2022, Rice dives deep into the future for the sport. He first joins the crew’s banter and reaction to the action from Dover. A dominant Sunday for Hendrick Motorsports produced a 1-4 finish for the organization. Hear how the guys reacted to Kyle Larson not moving Alex Bowman for the lead on a restart. Rice weighs in on how teammates should race each other from management’s perspective. Talk regarding ownership of Cup Series charters is heating up as new teams look to enter the sport. The guys cover the current state of the charter business and how enforcing competition rules may help open up spots for new teams looking to enter the series. Denny Hamlin was vocal on the radio on Sunday when racing his driver Bubba Wallace. Wallace’s spotter Freddie tells us what happened and provides insight to the unique relationship between car owner and driver on the race track. NASCAR will race at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas for the first time this weekend. Hear what the spotters expect to find when arriving at COTA and challenges they and the team anticipate facing. Then the show gets technical as a conversation surrounding NASCAR’s Next Gen car unveil gets underway. Hear what changes are coming with the new car and how it will impact the entire series. In preparation for taking his team to full-time Cup competition, Rice breaks down the different elements he studied ahead of this move. How will pit stops change? Could drivers be shifting at 1.5-mile tracks? What’s the future of practice? How much horsepower will the cars have? The guys all weigh in on these topics and much more. In Reaction Theatre, we get an update from Brett’s hometown of Pageland, hear from a Joey Logano supporter, and Freddie gets serenaded with a new song. For the Xfinity xFi More than Fast Moment segment, the guys discuss the fastest pit stop of the season and a money-making move. A short track brawl consumes the “What an Idiot” segment as everyone discusses what went down at Tri County Speedway over the weekend. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/17/20211 hour, 57 minutes, 24 seconds
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213 – Old-Fashioned Ass Kicking

Darlington Raceway put on a show over the weekend. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft are here to cover the action-packed racing and big NASCAR news week. Before diving into the storylines of the week, the infamous drive to Darlington through Brett’s hometown of Pageland, S.C., is discussed. Hear some of the trouble he caused during his childhood. With the Cup Series running the 750 horsepower and low downforce aero package at Darlington for the first time in years, the difference in competition was notable. Listen for what the spotters thought of the change and its impact on the quality of racing. The gang covers the unveil of the specific manufacturers’ Next Gen cars that will take to the track beginning in 2022. Hear what the spotters like and don’t like about them, and what the major announcement means for the sport moving forward. Plus, what changes are expected in the car? Hear why a rearview camera may be among them. Next, Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis and defending Truck Series champion Sheldon Creed exchanged heated tweets over the weekend. Following Creed’s victory on Friday at Darlington, Lemonis replied to a fan who asked why Creed sometimes races sponsor-less. Lemonis said he offered to help, Creed fired back saying that the team is worth more than 15k. The series title sponsor then called Creed unprofessional. Hear the reaction from the crew and why Griffin – a motorsports marketing professional – believes making sponsorship values public is damaging for the sport. Bubba Wallace struggled again at Darlington, once angering race leader Martin Truex Jr. while the No. 19 team tried to help out its Toyota teammate at the end of Stage 1. Hear Freddie’s reaction to what Truex said about Wallace. Plus, a discussion on what spotters think about the leader complaining about cars fighting to stay on the lead lap. Later in the race, Wallace received the lucky dog only to have it taken away. Was that a fair decision by NASCAR? Kraft weighs in with a surprising answer and details surrounding the situation. How come Kyle Larson closed in rapidly on Truex towards the finish but was unable to make the pass? The spotters tell you what Truex may have been doing to Larson as they battled for the victory. The Truck Series race was a nightmare in many aspects on Friday night. Hear how the guys reacted to seeing the 17-truck restart pileup and why they struggled with sightlines. In Reaction Theatre, fans voice their frustrations from events over the weekend, T.J. gets wished a Happy Mother’s Day and a talented fan sings us a new song. Plus, an incredible move is discussed in the Xfinity xFi More Than Fast segment, the high school sports that the guys played are revealed in Fast Lane and an overflowing amount of What an Idiot candidates are discussed. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/10/20211 hour, 40 minutes, 18 seconds
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212 – Changing the Entire Game

After race weekend at Kansas Speedway, T.J Majors, Freddie Kraft and Brett Griffin are in studio to give their insider perspective on all that went down. T.J. shares why he believes Joey Logano struggled this go around at Kansas after his victory last fall. Freddie details what went wrong for Bubba Wallace and why he tells Turn 2 to “kiss my ass.” Brett updates us on what it’s like in his new retired life as a baseball dad and couch spotter. NASCAR’s decision making behind throwing a caution 15 laps after a tire sat in the infield grass was called into question during Sunday’s race. The guys weigh in on the inconsistency they see when it comes to when cautions are called and what should have been done in this instance. This yellow flag then produced wild restarts to decide the race, where clean air proved to be king once again. The guys analyze its impact on who prevails and what kind of racing is produced as a result of the current aero package. Kyle Larson and Ryan Blaney saw their strong runs derailed when they got into each other with 2 laps to go. Hear what the spotters think Larson did wrong and how the situation could have been avoided. NASCAR and Texas Motor Speedway unveiled the All-Star Race format last week. The guys try to understand what’s happening and break down the rule changes for the non-points event in June. The Next Gen car will be unveiled to the public for the first time this week. Ahead of that announcement, the gang talks the ramifications of this new car and why it may not actually save teams money. Plus, hear how it could change everything in multiple ways for NASCAR. In Reaction Theatre, some callers try to leave nice messages while others are not so nice. Hear which spotter takes the most hate this week and the answer may surprise you. It’s now off to Darlington Raceway for throwback weekend. Hear the guys talk about what they expect to see during the first visit to “The Lady in Black” this season. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/3/20211 hour, 24 minutes, 34 seconds
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211 – Jeb & Harrison Burton: Our Talladega Moments

Talladega Superspeedway is in the books and we have race winners in the house. Xfinity Series winner Jeb Burton joins the show to explain his emotion behind the victory, along with his winning spotter Brett Griffin. Joey Logano’s spotter T.J. Majors shares details of how the wreck unfolded that left the No. 22 upside down and Logano upset with superspeedway racing. Freddie Kraft talks about the eventful day for Bubba Wallace and a disappointing result. Fresh off his NASCAR Cup Series debut at Talladega, Harrison Burton joins the show as well. It’s a packed program after an action-packed weekend of racing. After Logano’s fiery comments about the aero package that produced his scary accident, the gang debates the current superspeedway racing product. They share thoughts on why it takes less skill now to succeed and what is to blame for big crashes. Both Matt DiBenedetto and Bubba Wallace, who continue to search for their first career Cup wins, showed promise racing up front on Sunday. However, neither got the job done and the crew analyzes their performances. They discuss what both drivers need to do continue to grow and what Wallace’s early season struggles mean. Jennifer Jo Cobb was denied eligibility to make her first career Cup Series start on Sunday. The guys discuss her comments about not being approved and the larger mistake the team made. Chad Ochocinco was not happy watching so many commercials during the races at Talladega. What needs to be done about this abundance of ads? The gang weighs in. When Harrison Burton joins the show, he shares about how he prepares to race and how the job of a driver has changed since his dad competed. He details the resources available to him as Toyota Racing driver and what Toyota provided him after his fight with Noah Gragson last year. Then he tells all about his first start at the premiere level. Who surprisingly was the first person to reach out to him once the news broke, what he learned on Sunday and how the final restart unfolded. Plus, the hilarious story of why he considers bee stings good luck. In Reaction Theatre, the fans are ruthless. T.J. still hears it even after his car landed upside down and Brett is told he takes all the credit for Jeb’s win. Plus, a young fan raps for us. The events that stood out most from Talladega are shared in the “Xfinity xFi More Than Fast Moments” segment. State nicknames are debated in Fast Lane. And more “What an Idiot” awards are handed out. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/27/20212 hours, 11 minutes, 53 seconds
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210 – Jon Wood: Good Stories Start with Bad Decisions

Richmond Raceway is in the books and the spotters return to break down the weekend of racing. T.J. Majors shares insight into Joey Logano’s late lead and near win on Sunday. Freddie Kraft talks about a difficult day for Bubba Wallace. And Brett Griffin addresses Casey for the first time in-person since blocking her on Twitter. Plus, Wood Brothers Racing’s Jon Wood joins the show to share some epic tales. Denny Hamlin said that he’d rather be in his current position than in race winner Alex Bowman’s after the race. What did he mean by that and does the spotting trio agree with his comments? They discuss. Only two natural cautions have occurred in the last 885 laps at Richmond Raceway. Why is this short track not producing the action it was once known for? The gang weighs in and explains why the cars aren’t hard to drive. Plus, hear why they believe Kevin Harvick saved the day. Chase Elliott remains the only Hendrick Motorsports car without a victory in 2021. After a dominant finish to last season and a tendency to come alive later in the year, is the No. 9 team holding back right now? The spotters debate. T.J. shares about Hailie Deegan’s learning curve in the Truck Series after a rough Saturday at Richmond Raceway and explains comments he made on channel two after a crash that Deegan narrowly avoided. Who are the worst drivers the guys have ever spotted for? They engage in a lively conversation reliving some of their most memorable moments spotting for slower cars. Next, Wood Brothers Racing’s Jon Wood joins the show to clear things up after Brett shared some stories that lacked the entire truth. He tells on himself, sharing tales of catching a team van’s brakes on fire, flying an airplane out of the sunroof, and driving a van through the woods. Plus, he provides insight into the unique perspective and style he brings to the Wood Brothers social media account during races. Hear why he says some of the things he says, even if NASCAR may not always be happy about it.  In Reaction Theatre, fans are snoozing and choking. T.J. gets blasted, Brett gets compared to a foreign leader and Freddie is told to suck it. Lastly, the gang prepares for the upcoming race weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/19/20211 hour, 36 minutes, 30 seconds
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209 - Racing with a Brain

After a wet and wild weekend at Martinsville Speedway, T.J. Majors, Freddie Kraft and Brett Griffin are in studio to react to a busy Sunday of short track action. Brett returned to the spotters stand for the Martinsville modified race and shares what stood out about spotting a mod. Freddie wanted to celebrate Josh Berry’s big Xfinity Series win at Martinsville only to find out what time Josh went to bed - but it didn’t stop Freddie. And T.J. is back fresh off his TV appearance during the Cup broadcast. NASCAR tested rain tires at Martinsville last week but find out when the gang wishes they would have tested them. Hear their reactions to the weekend rain delays and why they question the decision to have started the race Saturday night. A massive backstretch pileup bent fenders and flared tempers. Was it an intentional move by Chris Buescher? The crew debates and then reacts to Daniel Suarez throwing his water at William Byron after being shipped into Turn 1. While racing up front, Joey Logano nearly spun Martin Truex Jr. but quickly relented the position. Hear why that move shocked some of the panel and T.J. tells us if that was really what happened. Rick Ware Racing made headlines following multiple incidents with its cars in the Cup race. The gang shares their thoughts on fiery quotes from the drivers and team. Controversy surrounding the choose rule sent Jeb Burton and Freddie to the rear of the field in the Xfinity Series race. Hear why Freddie feels the Kaulig Racing team was being made an example of and why drivers are slow to choose their lane. With Adam Stern reporting that NASCAR is looking at reopening its infield to guests, the crew discusses what the at track experience will look like in a post-COVID world. Hear what needs to happen to bring fans back and how they hope NASCAR accomplishes that. In Reaction Theatre, Freddie gets a call from the parking lot, T.J. finds a fan and a new song blows everyone away. Later, hear about the guys’ mancaves during the Offerpad Question of the Week segment. In the Xfinity xFi More than Fast Moment segment, which moments during the race stood out most? Find out who impressed the spotters. Then find about which fast food restaurant has the best french fries and why the race after the race nearly got Freddie in trouble returning from Martinsville. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/12/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 23 seconds
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208 – Marty Smith: Passion is Undefeated

Following the inaugural Bristol Motor Speedway NASCAR dirt track race weekend, winning Cup Series spotter T.J. Majors is joined by Freddie Kraft, who John Hunter Nemechek said needs glasses, and everyone’s favorite couch spotter, Brett Griffin. After they breakdown the action from Monday afternoon, ESPN’s Marty Smith joins the show to share stories about his time in NASCAR, how he made it, building relationships, his Bristol dirt reactions, and much more. The perspective of the spotters is in high-demand after seeing NASCAR run on the Bristol dirt for the first time. Hear from them on what they called the “Dust Bowl” and find out just how bad visibility really was. As for the on-track action, they detail what they liked and disliked, plus why it was refreshing to see Cup drivers making mistakes. Dirt racing aces Kyle Larson and Christopher Bell were not immune to those mistakes. Hear what the crew thought of both drivers’ early trouble. Should NASCAR have thrown a caution for Bubba Wallace’s spin late in the race? Freddie weighs in and pleads for consistency from the sport when displaying the yellow flag. Corey LaJoie called Brett out for his “couch spotter” take after an early incident collected numerous cars in the Cup race. Brett responds and explains who he was really talking about in his tweet. Denny Hamlin wished for a do over after the finish. The guys share what they wish he would have done on the overtime restart to contend with Joey Logano. John Hunter Nemechek said Freddie and his Truck Series driver Derek Kraus need glasses after Kraus wrecked well after Nemechek spun. Freddie explains exactly what happened and how safety workers interfered with Kraus’ truck after the accident. In Reaction Theatre, T.J wins yet can find no love. He reacts to fans both upset and pleased with the No. 22 team’s victory. Freddie hears it from the listeners as well, including the youngest reaction theatre caller yet. Which drivers proved that it takes more than speed to perform well in NASCAR? The guys answer in the Xfinity xFi More than Fast Moment segment. That, plus the weekly “What an Idiot” awards and Martinsville picks. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/31/20211 hour, 57 minutes, 30 seconds
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207 - Mike Joy: Clearing the Air

After NASCAR’s tripleheader race weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, T.J. Majors, Freddie Kraft and Brett Griffin convene in studio to react to everything that went down. Plus, NASCAR on FOX’s lead announcer Mike Joy joins the show to discuss his difference of opinion with the spotting trio. First, Freddie and T.J. share about the challenges both Bubba Wallace and Joey Logano faced on the abrasive Atlanta surface. Along with co-host Casey Boat and producer Jason Schultz, Brett shares his perspective from watching as a fan and lists all that he accomplished during the 500-mile race. This leads to a conversation about whether the event was too long and what needs to be done about it. In Spot on/Spot off, the spotters first address Larson saying he hates Joey Logano after Logano’s teammate Ryan Blaney won by passing the No. 5 car late in the race on Sunday. T.J. shares his perspective and what Logano was fighting for at that moment. Then the conversation turns to the Xfinity Series drama. The crew weighs in on Noah Gragson backing into Daniel Hemric’s pit stall and making contact with No. 18 car, and whether they believed it was intentional or not. Then, they talk the post-race altercation between the drivers and crew members. Should anyone have been penalized? They state their cases. After seeing how the racing in Atlanta played out – does the track need a repave and should the grass situation be fixed? See which side of the debates the spotters fall on. The NASCAR Cup Series will race on dirt for the first time in 51 years this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway. Hear the gang’s thoughts on the race format, how they expect the event to go, and who to watch for and not watch for this weekend. Mike Joy then joins the show for a conversation ranging from working with the unfiltered Clint Bowyer in the booth to the attitudes of young racers. He shares his perspective regarding his recent tweets about paid drivers and hears out the spotters’ opinions. Learn where they net out on the topic after last week’s Twitter back-and-forth. Hear Joy’s perspective on how the season has played out thus far and if he’s on board with the “Best Season Ever” tagline. Plus, find out what he expects to see at Bristol. In Reaction Theatre, T.J. feels anything but love, Freddie hears complaints and a caller leaves the best song in Reaction Theatre history. Lastly, hear about what moments from Atlanta were Xfinity xFi “More Than Fast,” if Fast Lane is rigged and this week’s “What an Idiot” awards. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/23/20211 hour, 59 minutes, 9 seconds
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206 - Thousands of Reasons

NASCAR’s West Coast Swing is complete as our spotters return from Phoenix Raceway to cover what went down in the desert. T.J. Majors shares about Joey Logano’s strong day that produced a solid finish. Freddie Kraft details why the promise and gains Bubba Wallace showed on Sunday keep the new team progressing nicely. Brett talks about his new role at the track over the weekend and why he was Denny Hamlin’s biggest fan. As the home of the championship race, the gang analyzes Phoenix Raceway’s product. They dish their opinions about the traction compound used on the racing surface and whether it helps or hurts the competition. Plus, which rule did NASCAR not enforce on the wild and wide Phoenix restarts? The spotting trio discusses. Drama from Saturday’s Xfinity Series race leads to conversations about drivers needing to use the bathroom during races and double bird salutes. Hear what Freddie told his Xfinity Series driver Jeb Burton when Burton asked how many laps were left in the race. Then, the crew breaks down why Josh Berry flipping off Santino Ferrucci may have been entertaining but ultimately costly for the JR Motorsports driver. Given the quality of the races at Phoenix, should it continue hosting the title races beyond 2021? The gang weighs in, discussing what characteristics should make up the track that crowns the champion. After DBC weighed in on Mike Joy’s hot take tweet about drivers with daddy’s money last week, Joy responded on Twitter. Hear what he said and what the guys are now saying back. NASCAR is beginning to experience a Nashville problem with two tracks both wanting to host races. Hear what the crew believes will become of NASCAR in Nashville. In Reaction Theatre, the fans bring it. Hear how T.J. responds to a fan calling him out for wanting to spot for Joey Logano. Someone compares Brett to beach balls. Plus, a very familiar voice chimes in. Xfinity is back with a new segment for 2021. Hear the guys debate the moments that made the greatest difference in this weekend’s events at Phoenix. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/16/20211 hour, 26 minutes, 33 seconds
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205 - Trail of Money

After a thrilling race weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, T.J. Majors, Freddie Kraft and Brett Griffin cover all the drama from Sin City. Before diving into the events of all three races, Freddie details the struggles Bubba Wallace faced and why the team saw something that provided encouragement moving forward. While usually a lock for success at Las Vegas, Joey Logano struggled and T.J. discusses what happened. Brett is checking in from Myrtle Beach and has plenty of opinions after seeing everything go down on TV. Kyle Busch’s questionable spin from Friday’s Truck Series raised some eyebrows. Hear what the gang has to say about Busch’s response, how NASCAR handles intentional spins and why it brought out a caution. Mike Joy made headlines with a tweet essentially calling out Noah Gragson and all drivers who race with “daddy’s money.” The guys respond to Joy and explain why his comment targeting the JR Motorsports driver are unfair given the financial state of the sport. Kyle Larson returned to Victory Lane on Sunday. T.J. reveals if this victory surprised him or not, and everyone chimes in about how Larson has progressed since climbing back behind the wheel of a Cup car. Plus, is Hendrick Motorsports back? Freddie and Brett share insight into what may have contributed to the recent uptick in performance out of the HMS stable. The batteries dying on the radio is a spotter’s worse nightmare. Hear what the panel has to say in response to Ty Dillon’s Xfinity Series spotter saying his batteries died as the No. 54 car wrecked in Saturday’s Xfinity Series race. In Reaction Theatre, all three spotters hear it from the fans as they react to the weekend’s events. Plus, the guys give it back to some fans who think they know better than those in the industry. Find out what the crew did for their first jobs in Fast Lane and why Freddie’s surprised everyone. Later, Freddie gives his “What an Idiot” award to nearly every Cup team owner. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/8/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 46 seconds
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204 – Too Easy to Drive

Back from Homestead-Miami Speedway, spotters T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft share their perspectives from a fun weekend of racing at an entertaining track. They’re joined by Brett Griffin, who is fresh off his first weekend not at a race track since 1999. Tyler Reddick’s impressive late race bid fell short on Sunday. The crew analyzes why Homestead-Miami fits his driving style and why Reddick needs to win soon. Kyle Larson’s strong showing caught the spotters’ attention and they share why he may not have been as aggressive as normal. Many new players found themselves in contention on Sunday. Hear why names like William Byron and Michael McDowell fared well in a 1.5-mile track race that usually favors the heavy hitters. Martin Truex Jr. had some choice words for Denny Hamlin during the race. Find out what those were and why they aren’t surprised to hear it from Truex. Plus, their teammate Kyle Busch’s frustration leads Brett into a rant about the industry’s use of SMT data. Noah Gragson was laps away from victory in the Xfinity Series race before running into the back of David Starr. Hear how the spotters reacted, why they too are tired of dealing with slower cars and how Gragson is turning into a polarizing driver. Kyle Petty shared interesting comments about the Joe Gibbs Racing stable of drivers last week and Denny Hamlin responded. It leads the gang to discuss how developing young talent should be assessed. In Reaction Theatre, Noah Gragson hears what the fans thought of his ordeal on Saturday. Despite a quiet day on track, T.J. still hears from Joey Logano critics. One caller leaves the guys unable to respond in typical reaction theatre style. Fast Lane goes off the rails and leads to stories about who the guys took to prom. Brett fills us in on the state of his backseat after a puking accident. Lastly, Freddie tells us a story about his truck once smelling like the “ass of a giraffe.” To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/1/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 49 seconds
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203 – Ty Gibbs: Nothing Like the First Time

Our spotting trio of T.J. Majors, Brett Griffin and Freddie Kraft returns from the Daytona International Speedway road course to breakdown the wild weekend of road racing. The second race weekend of the year produced not one but two first-time winners. Saturday’s Xfinity Series victor Ty Gibbs joins the show after winning in his first start. He describes the intense run to the finish, what he did to hold onto the lead, and the meaning behind his emotional celebration. Plus, the 18-year-old addresses the reputation he’s building. Christopher Bell chased down Joey Logano in the closing laps, evaded the No. 22’s block attempts and drove to Victory Lane for the first time in his NASCAR Cup Series career. Majors discusses another win slipping away late for the No. 22 team. A.J Allmendinger impressed in his part-time Cup effort for Kaulig Racing on Sunday. His spotter Brett Griffin talks about their day and what proved insurmountable to overcome in the race. Plus, Griffin responds to what Clint Bowyer said about him on the broadcast. The controversial late race caution for rain is addressed, including Kyle Busch’s comments about why the yellow flag was displayed. Hear whether the guys thought a caution was necessary and how it changed the race. Chaos then ensued on the following restarts. They react to Chase Elliott’s epic saves and his tangle with Corey LaJoie, plus all the drama that the finish produced. Saturday’s Xfinity Series race did not disappoint and the gang covers Allmendinger and Austin Cindric wrecking while battling for the Stage 1 victory. Truck Series drama is brewing between former champion Brett Moffitt and his former team GMS Racing. Hear what went down in the race and whether Moffitt should be picking this fight. In Reaction Theatre, everyone sucks and Brett gets cussed out – what’s new? A new segment debuts that has everyone pointing fingers. Lastly, Brett reveals a special gift he’s receiving from a long-time friend and NASCAR Cup Series champion. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/23/20211 hour, 33 minutes, 58 seconds
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202 – Going for the Win

After a wild and wet DAYTONA 500, Bubba Wallace’s spotter Freddie Kraft and Joey Logano’s spotter T.J. Majors break down the chaotic day at the World Center of Racing. Along with co-host Casey Boat and producer Jason Schultz, the gang covers the frightening last-lap wreck involving leaders Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski. Majors discusses what happened from his perspective and if it could have unfolded differently. How did Michael McDowell clear the carnage and win his first career NASCAR Cup Series race? They react to his shocking victory. Plus, find out which Cup Series championship spotter called the shots for the No. 34 team after being fired from his previous team last season. Kraft shares about Bubba Wallace’s maiden voyage as the driver for newly formed 23XI Racing. He explains how their week went and what happened to put them a lap down as the finish approached. A massive wreck on Lap 14 changed the course of Sunday’s race, what caused the early aggression? The spotters share what they think happened. Coordinating pit stops with alliance partners is another challenge spotters face at superspeedway races, find out what goes into aligning trips down pit road. Drivers and fans alike were confused by the qualification rules for the 500 following Thursday’s Duel races. Are the rules fair? Should the final spots in the field be determined differently? The guys debate. T.J. spotted his first Truck Series race for Hailie Deegan, find out how the race went and his outlook for the season as her spotter. Reaction Theatre returns with fans heated after a crazy season opening weekend. Find out what they had to say about Logano’s last lap block, Freddie’s spotting and Brad Keselowski’s oil changes. In Fast Lane, find out who doesn’t know which planet is closest to the sun and a surprising celebrity crush revelation. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/15/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 27 seconds
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201 – Some Things Never Change

Door Bumper Clear returns for its sixth season and has some big news. The gang catches you up on their off-seasons as T.J. Majors became a day trader, Freddie Kraft now has meetings, Brett Griffin’s rocking a part-time schedule, and new momma Casey Boat is back. Plus, hear about the return of one of the most popular segments in Dirty Mo Media history. Ahead of the start of the NASCAR season, the crew discusses what’s new for the sport in 2021. Freddie lays out Bubba Wallace’s goals with newly formed 23XI Racing and debates goals vs. expectations. Concerns are raised looking ahead to the Bristol Motor Speedway dirt race in March and the unknowns leading into the first Cup Series race on dirt since the 1970s. The spotters share their thoughts on the drama involving who will spot for Kyle Larson. Tony Stewart asked NASCAR to run the season opening Busch Clash but didn’t get a call back. The guys discuss how Stewart’s new Superstar Racing Experience is impacting his relationship with the sanctioning body. Leading into the DAYTONA 500, Brad Keselowski is concerned about tearing up a bunch of race cars and the gang reacts to his comments. Find out how the spotters foresee the week of superspeedway racing playing out. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/8/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 6 seconds
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200 - Happy Holladays!

Door Bumper Clear brings you holiday laughs and cheer with this off-season, Christmas, and 200th episode spectacular. T.J. Majors, Brett Griffin, Freddie Kraft, Hannah Newhouse, and Jason Schultz first react to making it to 200 shows. They share favorite memories and reflect back on the best moments in DBC history. What have the guys been up to since the NASCAR season ended? Brett tells the story of bear hunting with Clint Bowyer, Freddie fills us in on what went down at the Snowball Derby and T.J. reveals who put Christmas lights up at his house. The gang then dives into the big news that has dropped since their last show. They cover Auto Club Speedway race weekend moving to the Daytona road course in February and why the Clash will now give its participants an unfair advantage. The Snowflake 100 ended in controversy following a last-lap incident. Was the call to disqualify the winner fair or foul? Spotter silly season has heated up and the guys explain which drivers are changing spotters and how it will impact their performance in 2021. John Hunter Nemechek took a gamble to leave full-time Cup Series competition for the Truck Series next year. The crew analyzes that move and how the potential expansion of 23XI Racing may have factored in. The cost of racing remains a hot button issue in the sport and driver contracts are taking a hit, the spotting trio explains. Plus, will the new Cup car in 2022 really save teams money? They debate. To celebrate Christmas, DBC releases the first single off its Christmas album and debuts Jingle Bells to the world. In Xfinity Fast Lane, the guys' knowledge of holiday songs, trivia, and more are tested. Find out which spotter doesn’t know where Jesus was born. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from DBC! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/14/20201 hour, 39 minutes, 2 seconds
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199 - The Dog's Off the Leash

On the Season 5 finale, T.J. Majors, Brett Griffin and Freddie Kraft return from NASCAR Championship Weekend at Phoenix Raceway to react to the title battles in the desert. T.J. and Joey Logano fell short of a second Bill France Cup, hear how T.J. describes their race and what they missed on. Plus, Brett shares details of how Clint Bowyer closed his Cup Series career in his final start on Sunday. Freddie has some breaking news that required a shirt unveil. Find out what his future holds. Chase Elliott overcame a last-place starting spot to win his first Cup Series championship. The guys, along with co-host Hannah Newhouse and producer Jason Schultz, discuss the crazy fast car he had and how he beat his competition. Slow pit stops cost Brad Keselowski a shot at challenging the No. 9 car, leaving the gang to emphasize the team aspect of racing. In the Xfinity Series race, a spin by Chase Briscoe to bring out a late caution has the guys raising their eyebrows. Plus, they react to Justin Allgaier losing the lead on the final restart and the role his teammate Noah Gragson played in the finish of the race. It leads to a debate about the role of teammates for the championship contenders. Similarly in the Truck Series event, a late yellow flag set up a wild restart to decide the title. Hear why the crew thinks the caution should lead NASCAR to reevaluate its driver approval process. Plus, find out what they though about Sheldon Creed’s crazy drive to the front. The haters are back in Reaction Twitter and in #AskDBC, find out why ‘9 damn acres’ is so funny. As the 2020 season draws to a close, the gang reflects back on how NASCAR handled the adversity in one of the most challenging years ever. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/10/20201 hour, 48 minutes, 47 seconds
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198 - Game 7 Moments

A shocking Sunday at Martinsville Speedway set the stage for NASCAR Championship Weekend at Phoenix Raceway. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft react to all that happened at Martinsville. Plus, they prepare for a big weekend out west where Majors and Joey Logano will compete for a second championship, while Griffin and Clint Bowyer compete in the Cup Series together one final time. Chase Elliott won on Sunday to advance to his first Championship 4 but it didn’t come without some drama. The guys review the rescinded pit road penalty his team initially received and debate whether NASCAR made the right call. Kevin Harvick appeared as a lock for the championship race heading into the penultimate event of the season. However, a uncharacteristic poor performance shocked the sport and prevents the No. 4 team from racing for the title. The crew analyzes what went wrong and his last ditch effort on the final lap. Plus, why don’t fans seem to celebrate upsets like in other sports’ playoffs? They weigh in. The No. 9 team had some choice words for Joey Logano early in Sunday’s race. Logano’s spotter T.J. responds and discusses what it means heading into their title battle. Majors also shares insight into what he anticipates happening as Logano competes for his second championship. Clint Bowyer and Aric Almirola didn’t get along very well at the short track. Brett discusses the teammates trading blows and tells the story of how he led NASCAR to implement a ‘no touch policy’ on the spotters stand back in the day. Tony Stewart and Toyota’s David Wilson exchanged heated comments about their respective manufacturers’ driver development programs. The gang discusses the current state of developing young talent in NASCAR. Heading into Bowyer's final weekend as a Cup Series driver, he and Brett receive a special message from fans and a surprise guest to kick-off the show. Later, everyone shares their favorite Bowyer memories and stories. Lastly, championship picks are made as the spotters are onto the final NASCAR race weekend of 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/3/20201 hour, 50 minutes, 51 seconds
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197 - 72 Hour Lead

Rain may have delayed the Texas Motor Speedway Cup Series race by three days but it didn’t stop this week’s episode. T.J. Majors, Brett Griffin and Freddie Kraft made it out of the mist and cover all that went down in the Lone Star State, along with producer Jason Schultz. The guys tell their tales of survival waiting out the rain delay and what they had to go buy. Kyle Busch won his first Cup Series race of the season on Wednesday. After the race, he expressed remorse for topping his teammate who needed a win to make the Championship 4. The guys react. In the Xfinity Series race, Harrison Burton ran down Noah Gragson in the final two laps to win. How did he do that and what went wrong for Gragson? Our spotting trio discusses. Justin Allgaier had some choice words for Ross Chastain. Were the comments justified? Plus, why is Chastain being so hard on himself? Griffin explains why it gives the driver of the No. 10 a bad look. A drama-filled Truck Series race led to numerous fights, wrecks and choice words. Majors explains what went down while spotting for Ben Rhodes and what he thought when Rhodes turned Christian Eckes into the wall. Which driver popped another post-race? You’ll find that out along with so much more. Big silly season news dropped including Kyle Larson signing with Hendrick Motorsports, Chase Briscoe getting in the No. 14 car and Erik Jones going to Richard Petty Motorsports. The boys analyze the news and predict how each will perform in their new rides. There’s plenty of more hate in this week’s installment of Reaction Twitter and an Xfinity Fast Lane question helps the guys create a new nickname for a male witch. With one race to go before championship weekend, the guys make Martinsville predictions and gear up for a short track showdown.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/29/20201 hour, 21 minutes, 9 seconds
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196 - Block Like Crazy!

Joey Logano and T.J. Majors took the victory Sunday at Kansas Speedway to advance to the championship race at Phoenix. T.J. describes the No. 22 team’s day and how he helped guide Logano to block Kevin Harvick in the run to the finish. Brett Griffin and Freddie Kraft, reluctantly, give T.J. props and talk about how difficult passing was in the Cup Series race and the frustration it created. Chase Elliott’s team faced communication issues throughout the race. What’s it like when the spotter can’t talk to the driver and should the No. 9 team have been penalized? The guys weigh in and T.J. shares a similar experience. A massive wreck in the Xfinity Series race landed Anthony Alfredo upside down. Prior to the crash, Brett sent a controversial tweet about Alfredo and he explains it all right here. Find out why Alfredo’s moves on the track had heightened stakes behind them and what it means for his future. Plus, the crew talks about decisions being made for the Xfinity Series in 2021 and how the business of the series is changing. In the second installment of Reaction Twitter, T.J. learns that even if his team wins, fans will be upset. Freddie finds out fans think Bubba Wallace would be a better football player than race car driver. And Brett suffers the consequences of calling a guy out right before he flips in the race. Lastly in Ask DBC, the gang talks about pleasing both diehard and casual fans, Clint Bowyer’s relationship with the choose rule and Jimmie Johnson’s send-off.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/19/20201 hour, 41 minutes, 54 seconds
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195 - Spotting in the Rain

A wet and wild weekend at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL left plenty for Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft to cover as the NASCAR Playoffs roll on. The Cup Series raced on a wet surface for the first time since the 1950s and they react to unique challenge drivers faced. A hard-fought battle ended in playoff elimination for Clint Bowyer. His spotter Brett walks us through the ups-and-downs of the day and Bowyer racing with no power steering. Kyle Busch also saw his championship hopes fade away on Sunday. The guys, along with co-host Hannah Newhouse and producer Jason Schultz, explain how his season went wrong. The Xfinity Series raced in torrential downpours on Saturday and race winning spotter Freddie shares his experience spotting in the rain. Hear what his driver A.J. Allmendinger said about the conditions. Noah Gragson was upset with Riley Herbst after an accident racing for the lead. The crew responds to the choice words Gragson used towards Herbst. Silly season news broke everywhere last week. Our trio of spotters discusses the news of Clint Bowyer retiring, Alex Bowman going to the No. 48 car, Matt DiBenedetto getting another year in the No. 21 and Daniel Suarez joining Justin Marks’ new team. Plus, Brett shares what his future looks like after Bowyer’s announcement, After Brett blocked Twitter accounts live on the show last week, hear the boys read more mean tweets after Sunday’s race. In Ask DBC, Parker Kligerman makes an appearance and Championship 4 picks are made heading to Kansas Speedway to begin the Round of 8. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/13/20201 hour, 35 minutes, 24 seconds
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194 - Let 'Em Race!

Talladega Superspeedway produced a wild playoff race on Sunday and T.J. Majors, Brett Griffin and Freddie Kraft are back from their spotter perch high above the track to talk all about it. After NASCAR made numerous yellow line rule related decisions in the Cup race, the guys analyze the penalized moves. Should Denny Hamlin have won the race? Was Matt DiBenedetto’s penalty fair? Why did Chase Elliott’s penalty get rescinded? The crew debates all these, plus more. Joey Logano raced aggressively all day long and received two penalties for forcing another car below the yellow line. T.J. walks us through what happened and how it impacted the No. 22 team’s day. Bubba Wallace found himself up front for much of the race before two late race accidents. Freddie breaks down the strong day and what ended it. Jimmie Johnson said Clint Bowyer’s move that caused a big one was “the stupidest thing I’ve seen in my career.” Brett responds and explains what took Bowyer out of the race and put him in playoff bubble trouble. The 2021 NASCAR schedule includes major changes including the addition of road courses and a Bristol dirt race. The gang weighs in on what NASCAR got right, wrong and which races they are most looking forward to. It’s Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL race week and with more playoff eliminations ahead, our spotters discuss who’s safe and in danger, plus what to expect this Sunday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/5/20201 hour, 16 minutes, 34 seconds
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193 - Tired of Being Blocked

Fresh off a flight back from Las Vegas and a few hours of sleep, T.J. Majors and Brett Griffin cover all that went down at the track and during a big week of NASCAR news. Along with co-host Hannah Newhouse and producer Jason Schultz, the gang discusses the noise Joey Logano made in Sunday’s race. T.J. explains the block the No. 22 made on Chase Elliott early in the event and responds to Alan Gustafson’s comments. Then T.J. walks us through how Logano cut a tire down after making contact with Kyle Busch when Denny Hamlin took them three-wide for the lead. A debris caution changed everything on Sunday and the spotters react to how it impacted their race and the winning opportunity it presented Kurt Busch. Denny Hamlin officially announced his new Cup Series team with Michael Jordan last week. The guys analyze the news and ponder challenges this new organization is up against. The 2021 NASCAR schedule is anticipated this week. Our industry insiders drop some hints about more road courses and current tracks losing races. Door Bumper Clear meets Chloe Boat for the first time and checks in on Casey Boat to see how new life as a mom is treating her. We learn about Chloe’s first few weeks and the breastfeeding advice Brett gave Casey. In #AskDBC, Brett tells a story about how a shredded tire injured Elliott Sadler in the car. Plus, find out how many times these guys have spotted the wrong car during a race. NASCAR is off to Talladega Superspeedway this weekend and the crew explains why nobody is safe in this critical playoff race.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/28/20201 hour, 20 minutes, 32 seconds
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192 - Ryan McGee: A Sports Swiss Army Knife

ESPN’s Ryan McGee joins Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft to talk his life as a sports journalist, plus cover everything from the weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway. The long-time racing reporter shares about his family’s deep sports pedigree, his early days covering NASCAR and his special connection with Benny Parsons. He tells the story about the biggest interview of his career with Usain Bolt. Plus, he discusses his column from June on NASCAR’s ban of the confederate flag. Then, he and the guys dive into the first elimination race at Bristol. Kyle Busch had some choice words for Joey Logano after the race. T.J. shares his perspective of the late race moment and the culture of relationships in the NASCAR garage. Lapped cars were out of hand on Saturday night and the spotters dish on why something needs to be done about these ‘moving chicanes’ on the track. Four drivers have been eliminated from the Cup Series playoffs, including a surprise in Ryan Blaney. The gang points out missed opportunities from his season. Silly season is heating up and Bubba Wallace’s next move seems imminent. The guys drop some hints about a pending announcement and why it may allow Wallace to write his own history. Ross Chastain announced his move to the Cup Series in 2021 and the roundtable reacts, explaining why this could be make it or break it for his career. In #AskDBC, the guys question the playoff points structure and debate if it needs changing. McGee answers a question about the current sports media landscape and explains why NASCAR draws parallels to other leagues. Lastly, the spotting trio rants about condescending communication over the race director’s radio Saturday night at Bristol.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/21/20201 hour, 43 minutes, 43 seconds
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191 - Bubba Wallace: Betting on Myself

Bubba Wallace joins T.J. Majors, Brett Griffin and his spotter, Freddie Kraft for a wide-ranging conversation covering his past, present and future. After announcing he’ll leave Richard Petty Motorsports at season’s end, he shares what it was like telling The King and the rest of the team. Wallace then discusses the opportunities in front of him. He candidly reveals that this will be his best shot at success yet and says that he’ll hang it up if he can’t perform well. Reflecting on his path to the Cup Series, the 26-year-old dives into his Truck Series success, Xfinity Series shortcomings and the move that led to his first Cup ride. It has been a busy year for Bubba and he talks about some cool personal moments, including a Zoom call with Magic Johnson and gaming with Lewis Hamilton. Plus, Wallace dishes on his aggressive restarts, opinion on the choose rule and how he understands his spotter Kraft’s auctioneer-like calls. The gang, including co-host Hannah Newhouse and producer Jason Schultz, then reacts to the weekend’s races at Richmond Raceway. They debate Saturday night’s Cup race with no natural cautions and why the tire used continues to be a problem. T.J. made an interesting comment over the radio when Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski were battling for the lead. He tells us what really happened and why spotters sometimes trash talk their drivers over channel two during the races. The first round of the playoffs will conclude this Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway. The crew shares their expectations, which drivers on the bubble they think have the best chance to advance and which are in trouble.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/15/20201 hour, 52 minutes, 6 seconds
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190 - Pick Your Battles

Darlington Raceway provided plenty of late race drama for Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft to cover after the first weekend of the NASCAR Playoffs. Martin Truex Jr. cost both himself and Chase Elliott a shot at the Southern 500 victory. Was Truex’s move justified and can Elliott be mad about it? The gang weighs in. A similar move in Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Darlington has the crew asking where Denny Hamlin was going and why was he so desperate forcing his way in front of Ross Chastain. Clint Bowyer will be without his crew chief at Richmond. His spotter details the decision between accepting a suspension and losing points. NASCAR released a video comparing the playoffs to bocce ball. The gang discusses the great publicity for bocce ball and the confusion for the sport. Former NFL safety and big racing fan, Bernard Pollard Jr. is back on the show to share his reaction to the recent racing. Plus, he tries to understand the playoff system and makes comparisons to the NFL. Plus, he asks the guys about drivers changing teams and the gang makes him predict the next NASCAR and Super Bowl champions. In Ask DBC, the spotting trio reacts to the news that Auto Club Speedway will be converted into a short-track and the rumors regarding the future of Germain Racing’s No. 13 Cup team. Also, hear why the penalty Ryan Blaney’s team received on Sunday may not have resulted from a mistake as the team claimed. Hannah Newhouse is back as Casey Boat finally had her baby. Newhouse talks racing with her new sponsors, Griffin and Kraft. DBC also received a special gift and opens it live on the show.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/9/20201 hour, 31 minutes, 53 seconds
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189 - Blake Shelton: Clint Bowyer's Biggest Fan

It’s the biggest episode in Door Bumper Clear history as superstar entertainer Blake Shelton joins the show. T.J. Majors, Freddie Kraft and his long-time friend Brett Griffin cover everything, including his NASCAR interest, being a fan and friend of Clint Bowyer and what it’s like to be a performer right now. Blake shares stories from The Voice, how his dad’s interest in racing made him a fan and meeting Brett and Elliott Sadler. As someone who closely follows the sport, he dishes his opinion on today’s racing and the playoff format. Plus, he puts Brett on the spot, asking what’s next for Bowyer. And he leaves us with a new theme song. After a wild weekend of racing at Daytona, the gang covers Tyler Reddick’s big block and Ryan Newman’s comments, the dramatic final laps of the Cup race and Jimmie Johnson missing the playoffs. In Friday night’s Xfinity Series race, a last lap crash between leader A.J. Allmendinger and Ross Chastain created tension. The guys debate who was at fault. The Rookie of the Year battle in the Cup Series has been decided 10 weeks ahead of the finale. Should it be that way? The crew weighs in. Now it’s off to the Cup playoff opener at Darlington Raceway and the gang couldn’t ask for a better round of tracks to begin the post-season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/1/20202 hours, 1 minute, 46 seconds
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188 - Play to Win the Game

A packed weekend of racing at Dover International Speedway and Indianapolis Motor Speedway is in the books. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft break it all down along with co-host Casey Boat and producer Jason Schultz. The gang covers a much improved racing quality at the Monster Mile, Joey Logano wrecking Ricky Stenhouse Jr. early in Sunday’s race and Jimmie Johnson’s team making a gutsy call to gain spots late. The Cup Series is off to Daytona International Speedway to conclude its regular season. With the playoff bubble tight, the guys discuss how drivers and teams should approach the race. Is the strategy to ride around in the back or race up front? They debate that and why drivers should carefully choose who they help in the draft. The Indianapolis 500 finished under caution on Sunday. Was that the right call? The crew weighs in. It’s rumored that a celebrity owner is considering investing into a Cup Series team. Find out who it is and which team he’s eyeing. Questions loom about the future of NASCAR at Eldora Speedway. Hear why the guys think the Truck Series may not return. As Kyle Larson continues to dominate the dirt racing circuit, questions on if he’ll return to NASCAR resurface. Hear about what his future may look like. Plus, how T.J. would fare as a jockey in the Kentucky Derby? That answer and many more in this episode.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/24/20201 hour, 36 minutes, 7 seconds
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187 - Hand In the Man Cards

Following the first-ever NASCAR race weekend on the Daytona International Speedway road course, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft are heated and ready to discuss the weekend’s action. Joey Logano and Bubba Wallace were involved in a last lap incident. Now their spotters debate exactly what happened. Four of the top Cup Series drivers agreed to take it easy into Turn 1 on Lap 1 and that didn’t sit well with our crew. Fans voiced their frustration with the weekend’s broadcasts and the guys react to the show ending early on Sunday. After Saturday’s Xfinity Series race, Justin Allgaier confronted A.J. Allmendinger. Find out who was in the right and who was in the wrong. Did NASCAR not approve sports car racing ace Jordan Taylor to compete in a stock car this weekend? Hear the rumor and the reaction. Chase Elliott is becoming a road racing ace. Does Hendrick Motorsports have a trick up their sleeve? Learn about the Hendrick Motorsprots Track Attack. Find out who did their homework over the weekend and takes the crown in Xfinity Fast Lane led by co-host Casey Boat. Lastly, hear what Freddie remembers from his birthday celebration last week and how someone ended up through a table. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/17/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 51 seconds
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186 - Choosing Your Own Destiny

A packed weekend of racing at Michigan International Speedway and Road America left plenty for our spotter trio of Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft to cover. NASCAR implemented the choose rule for restarts across all series. The guys break down how it played out in both Cup Series races, the teams’ strategy behind it and how their drivers handled it. Freddie and T.J. provide insight on lobbying to move the location of the spotters stand after a treacherous Truck Series race. Contact with Alex Bowman forced an unscheduled pit stop for Clint Bowyer on Sunday. Brett discusses why a substitute spotter is to blame. Brad Keselowski took Ryan Blaney out while racing for the lead and the guys react. The Xfinity Series used a no live pit stops format at Road America. Despite being a cost-saving measure, the gang shares why it was an epic failure. Erik Jones said he was blindsided by losing his ride at Joe Gibbs Racing. The guys dive into JGR’s history of firing drivers. It’s off to the Daytona Road Course for the inaugural NASCAR tripleheader. Hear how spotters and drivers are preparing to race on a new course without any practice.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/10/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 49 seconds
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185 - I Said Inside!

Our spotter gang is back in studio after race day at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Brett Griffin responds to Jimmie Johnson asking if Clint Bowyer has a spotter during Sunday’s Cup Series race, Freddie Kraft analyzes Matt Kenseth’s struggles and T.J. Majors just wants a foot rub. Along with co-host Casey Boat and producer Jason Schultz, the crew covers drivers placing blame on other people, Bowyer battling Ryan Blaney right to the finish and Bubba Wallace being offered ownership stake at Richard Petty Motorsports and where his future may be. Plus, an all-new Xfinity Fast Lane speed trivia game debuts as the guys battle it out to prove who’s the smartest. As silly season begins to sizzle, find out which team held a secret meeting about a vacant ride for 2021. Lastly, hear about the latest way two teams skirted NASCAR’s rules and the penalty they received.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/3/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 47 seconds
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184 - Suck It Up, Buttercup!

T.J. Majors is recording live from Charleston, South Carolina and Brett Griffin comes to you wishing he was in South Carolina. Our spotter duo covers everything from the Thursday night Cup race and the rest of the weekend at Kansas Speedway. Along with co-host Casey Boat and producer Jason Schultz, they explain why Kansas produced the best 1.5-mile track competition in a long time, react to Denny Hamlin saying he is winning with his mind over his talent and call one driver out for being too aggressive. After scoring loops reverted back to a different leader late in Saturday’s Xfinity Series race, the guys plead for a new system. NASCAR announced the remainder of 2020 will be run without practice and qualifying. Our spotter duo weighs the pros and cons of that decision and talk through how it will impact the remaining schedule. After the latest mid-week race, should NASCAR implement more next year? The gang debates. Plus, if Kyle Busch and Lewis Hamilton swapped rides, who would perform better? We discuss that, T.J. vacationing with Dale Jr., unique spotter setups, and more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/27/20201 hour, 4 minutes
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183 - Full of Excuses

An action-packed week of racing at the Bristol All-Star Race and Texas Motor Speedway left plenty for T.J. Majors, Freddie Kraft and Brett Griffin to cover. The spotting trio responds to Michael McDowell turning Bubba Wallace in the All-Star Open and the ensuing crowd reaction, how the choose cone rule played out and where the race should head next. On Sunday at Texas, Austin Dillon pulled off the upset victory and the gang discusses the winning call coming from Richard Childress Racing’s command center and how no one could pass the No. 3 and 8 cars in the closing laps. Rookie Quin Houff made a gigantic mistake on Sunday by trying to pit from the middle of the track and triggered a violent crash. Freddie shares what he told Houff before the race and the guys reiterate the danger his lack of experience is posing on the track. Plus, thoughts on Denny Hamlin saying Speedway Motorsports Inc. has gone ‘rouge,’ Brad Keselowski’s graduation and demotion idea and another run-in for Noah Gragson in Saturday’s Xfinity Series race. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/20/20201 hour, 17 minutes, 13 seconds
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182 - Bernard Pollard: Becoming a NASCAR Fan

It’s a big episode as Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft return from Kentucky Speedway to break down the weekend of racing and talk to Super Bowl champion and new NASCAR fan Bernard Pollard. First, the spotting trio discusses Noah Gragson’s right hook on Harrison Burton, Brad Keselowski turning Jimmie Johnson on a late restart and how Cole Custer triumphed in a wild finish. Plus, they explain why Kentucky put on a terrible race, how the traction compound impacted the competition and NASCAR’s inconsistent caution calls. Then, Pollard joins the show and discusses how he became a NASCAR fan, what he has learned so far and how racing can compare to football. Plus, the crew asks him if he’s ready to try a pit stop and take a ride along in a stock car. We also get his reaction to the racing he has witnessed so far, hear stories from his college and professional football playing days and learn more about his life after the NFL. Lastly, the All-Star Race will take place on Wednesday night at Bristol and the guys preview it. They debate whether or not Chase Elliott’s move from June would be legal now with a million dollars on the line, the underglow lights and the new number placement on the cars. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/13/20201 hour, 46 minutes, 18 seconds
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181 - Worst Place to Spot a Race

After a unique weekend of racing at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway, T.J. Majors, Brett Griffin and Freddie Kraft cover everything that went down. Along with co-host Casey Boat and producer Jason Schultz, the gang talks Jimmie Johnson sitting out after testing positive for COVID-19, blown tires and sickening hits in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race and the scary pit road pileup. Social distancing requirements relocated the spotters at Indy and the views were not ideal. The guys explain where they spotted from and the obstructed views they experienced. After an exciting Xfinity Series race on the IMS road course, the crew debates whether it’s time for the Cup cars to abandon the oval or if the Brickyard 400 is fixable for the premiere series. The Bristol All-Star Race will utilize the choose cone and the guys talk through how it will impact the event. After last week’s episode of the Dale Jr. Download with Australian Paul Morris, T.J. sets the record straight on his test in a V8 Supercar during a trip to Australia. Plus, Casey’s dog Susan steals the show and offers Casey a glimpse into the future.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/6/20201 hour, 27 minutes, 29 seconds
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180 - I Shift My Pants!

T.J. Majors, Brett Griffin and Freddie Kraft have returned to the studio after a packed weekend of racing at Pocono Raceway. Along with co-host Casey Boat and producer Jason Schultz, they cover Ryan Blaney wrecking Kyle Busch, Bubba Wallace’s near miss avoiding Ryan Preece’s spin and Clint Bowyer and Alex Bowman’s door-banging sprint to the finish. Sunday’s Xfinity Series race produced heated tempers and multiple intentional wrecks. The guys breakdown Justin Haley’s aggressive driving penalty and Myatt Snider turning Noah Gragson, triggering a wreck in front of the entire field. A crash-filled Truck Series race included a scary impact for one driver and the gang explains who it was and what happened. Rick Hendrick drove 115 mph in a boat with Denny Hamlin and Jeff Gordon, would our spotters go along for the ride too? They answer. NASCAR returns to Indianapolis this weekend and stock cars will use the road course for the very first time. The guys explain what to expect and if it’s in the Cup Series’ future too. Plus, Casey gets more parenting advice and find out which spotter painted his toenails for good luck.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/29/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 55 seconds
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179 - We've Got Each Other's Backs

Talladega is in the books and our spotters T.J. Majors, Brett Griffin and Freddie Kraft are back to break down the wild racing on the track and the emotional moment off the track. Bubba Wallace’s spotter Freddie describes his emotions watching pre-race play out and details their strong performance. Along with substitute co-host Hannah Newhouse, the gang talks Ryan Blaney body slamming Erik Jones at the line to win, Joey Logano’s block on Chase Elliott that triggered a wreck and crazy saves that drivers made throughout Monday’s race. Plus, find out which spotter got hit by a flying trash can when the winds picked up on the spotters stand. The guys react to a Steve O’Donnell tweet about 3 p.m. race start times and question why races start so late. Plus, find out what they all think about changing the number location on the cars for the July All-Star Race. Kyle Larson has been dominating the dirt track racing scene and his future in NASCAR is debated during the #AskDBC segment. Plus, find out which food would coerce these guys into a trap.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/24/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 3 seconds
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178 – Cole Pearn: We Did Things Our Own Way

A busy week of racing at Martinsville and Homestead-Miami is in the books and our spotting trio of T.J. Majors, Brett Griffin and Freddie Kraft are here to relive it all. Plus, Martin Truex Jr.’s former crew chief and everyone’s favorite Twitter follow Cole Pearn joins the show to discuss his success with Truex Jr., his thoughts on the current competition and his hilarious tweets. As Chase Elliott and Denny Hamlin battled for the win Sunday night at Homestead, Joey Logano found himself in the mix as a lapped car. The gang discusses what role Logano may have played in deciding the outcome and if it was payback from Bristol. Bubba Wallace wasn’t happy with Clint Bowyer during a restart at Martinsville and their two spotters debate who was right and who was wrong. July’s All-Star Race is changing tracks and the guys have the inside scoop on where it’s headed. NASCAR President Steve Phelps said 80 percent of fans enjoy the current intermediate Cup Series aero package. The gang does not agree and explains why skewed fan surveys may have created that statistic. Is it time to loosen some COVID-19 restrictions at the race track? The guys discuss why it’s time to let the teams celebrate in Victory Lane again.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/16/20201 hour, 38 minutes, 10 seconds
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177 - I Don't Know!

After a trio of races at Atlanta Motor Speedway, T.J. Majors, Brett Griffin and Xfinity Series race winning spotter Freddie Kraft are back together to breakdown the weekend of racing. They cover whether a 500-mile race is necessary at Atlanta, the games being played at the end of pit road to manipulate restart lineups and the lackluster racing created by this aero package at intermediate tracks. Plus, Kyle Busch made harsh comments to NASCAR on the radio during Saturday’s Truck Series race and the guys wonder why he hasn’t been fined. A new race track attendance policy may be coming and the gang explains why tracks aren’t doing enough to promote the sport. On a 10-year anniversary of a famous angry driver quote, the guys share their all-time favorite lines from mad racers. Now it’s off to Martinsville Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway, and the spotters explain what to expect in both events.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/8/20201 hour, 21 minutes, 19 seconds
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176 - Getting Destroyed for the Lead

Another wild week of racing is in the books and T.J. Majors, Freddie Kraft and Brett Griffin return from Bristol to cover it all. They discuss Chase Elliott and Joey Logano’s crash while battling for the lead, their masked argument afterwards, and the potential brewing of a new rivalry. A recent Kyle Busch tweet has the guys talking about the abundance of intentional spins. Chase Elliott took a bow after beating Kyle Busch in last week’s truck race and the guys are excited to see Elliott showing more personality. Denny Hamlin made some interesting comments about Chevy potentially having an advantage right now and our spotting trio responds. Plus, the gang reacts to the news of Nashville Superspeedway being given a NASCAR Cup Series race in 2021. Then, it’s to Hotlanta this weekend for a slick summertime race on the old surface and the guys look ahead.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/3/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 12 seconds
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175 - Chase Briscoe: An Emotional Victory

Two more races are in the books and Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft, along with co-host Casey Boat and producer Jason Schultz, return to discuss everything that went down at Darlington and Charlotte. Darlington Xfinity Series winner Chase Briscoe joins the gang to discuss his emotional victory last week, beating Kyle Busch, his career as a spotter agent and an actual spotter, and his expectations for the remainder of the season. Afterwards, the guys discuss Chase Elliott flipping off Kyle Busch at Darlington, Denny Hamlin saying he’ll send around anybody that wrecks him, and what the next best NASCAR rivalry could be. Next, they cover the late pit calls in the World 600, Denny Hamlin’s car losing ballast, drivers not all sweating after the longest race of the season, and the impact of lapped cars and why Joey Gase saved the race. Plus, why Brett wants to dynamite Charlotte Motor Speedway’s surface and wants an official NASCAR weather person.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/25/20201 hour, 47 minutes, 4 seconds
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174 - Tyler Reddick: Ripping the Top

Racing returned on Sunday at Darlington Raceway and Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors, Freddie Kraft, and special guest and standout Cup Series rookie Tyler Reddick are back to cover the first race in over two months. They discuss Reddick’s impressive run, his knack for running the high side, having a rookie Cup crew chief, and what T.J. taught him as his spotter in trucks. Plus, the spotter trio discusses misleading information about their social distancing practices, Jimmie Johnson wrecking while leading, the problematic Blue-Emu banner, Ryan Newman and Matt Kenseth’s returns, and more. The guys then divulge information about spotter pee breaks and the speed trap on the way to the race track. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/19/20201 hour, 13 seconds
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173 - Be a Racer

It’s race week once again and Brett Griffin and Freddie Kraft will be back to work this Sunday. Ahead of NASCAR’s return at Darlington, they cover the advantage some spotters may have, the breakdown of a team’s roster, restrictions placed on win celebrations, and how spotters will communicate. Chicagoland Speedway’s future is in question and the guys share what they’ve heard including the track’s valuable land, potential for a downtown Chicago street course and sponsor fallout from leaving the Chicago market. Darlington has produced nine consecutive different winners, will that streak continue in the next two events? The guys debate. Brett discusses the massive opportunity NASCAR has this weekend and why young drivers need to deliver and put on a big show. Plus, the spotting duo share tales from their family beach trip and why they may have to dodge drones this weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/12/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 25 seconds
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172 – Can’t Have Anything Go Bad

NASCAR’s return to racing is set at Darlington Raceway and Door Bumper Clear covers what to expect. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft discuss racing without practice and qualifying, the 16-person team limit, isolating spotters in the grandstands, if pre-race technical inspection is necessary, tracks losing races, and more. Plus, they explain how this race-only format will showcase the best and most talented teams and hurt smaller teams like Richard Petty Motorsports. With no qualifying, the guys share ideas on how to set the starting lineups. NASCAR awarded Matt Kenseth and Ryan Newman playoff waivers and the gang debates whether that was the right move. Upcoming midweek prime time races will present a unique opportunity for NASCAR and Brett shares how the sport can attract new fans. Plus, an argument about who can run the fastest 40-yard dash breaks out on this all-new episode.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/4/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 38 seconds
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171 – Didn’t See This One Coming

Discussions of returning to the race track are picking up and Door Bumper Clear is here to breakdown where and how that will happen. T.J. Majors, Brett Griffin, Freddie Kraft, Casey Boat, and Jason Schultz cover what changes will be visible during a race including pit stops, race lengths and where spotters are located. Where will the races take place? The gang discusses what tracks are in play and which races will be hosted. Chip Ganassi Racing announced Matt Kenseth will take over the No. 42 car and the guys react to that news. Clint Bowyer made it to the lead of the iRacing race at Talladega before he blew a virtual motor and we can’t believe it. Plus, Xfinity Fast Lane debates include if the yellow line rule is still necessary at plate tracks and which driver/crew chief combination would create the modern dream team. Brett learns what a babymoon is and Freddie recalls the time he cost his dad a lot of money. These stories and more on this all-new episode.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/27/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 1 second
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170 - The World's Listening

The gang returns after a hot week of NASCAR news involving Kyle Larson, rumors surrounding when racing will return and much more. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors, Freddie Kraft, Casey Boat, and Jason Schultz cover the fallout concerning Kyle Larson plus how iRacing driver audio is heard publicly, Chip Ganassi Racing’s next steps and Larson’s future. NASCAR is eager to return to the race track and the crew shares updates on what is being done to make that happen and what a race will now look like. It’s never too early to discuss silly season and the guys share their predictions on who will inherit Jimmie Johnson’s ride next season. Seeing drivers dish out payback never gets old and the gang talks the best examples of payback ever. It’s NFL Draft Week and to throw a racing spin on it, the guys draft their own driver lineup. Plus, they debate which NASCAR season would make for the best documentary.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/20/20201 hour, 38 minutes, 52 seconds
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169 – Timmy Hill & Garrett Smithley: Kicking Y’all’s Ass!

From underdogs on the race track to iRacing superstars, Timmy Hill and Garrett Smithley join Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors, Freddie Kraft, Casey Boat and Jason Schultz to discuss their success in the virtual world. Timmy explains how he celebrated after winning at Texas last weekend, racing with a small unit and giving Clint Bowyer pointers. Garrett shares about his string of good runs, leaning out of his seat and how he scored a ride in the Brickyard 400 through an iRacing sponsor. Plus, the gang covers Jimmie Johnson calling out T.J., the Next Gen car’s delayed rollout in 2022, a tentative schedule for returning to racing, and Daniel Suarez v.s. Kyle Larson. Bubba Wallace’s rage quit made headlines on Twitter on Sunday and the DBC gang provides the lowdown on his upset sponsor. Plus, which two drivers would make for the most competitive one-on-one race? That question and more are answered in this week’s episode.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/6/20201 hour, 39 minutes, 16 seconds
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168 - William Byron & Elliott Sadler: The Student Becomes the Teacher

Former JR Motorsports teammates William Byron and Elliott Sadler join Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors, Freddie Kraft, Casey Boat, and Jason Schultz to cover everything from iRacing to learning blackjack. Byron discusses his performance in Sunday’s Pro Invitational Series race, how long it took him to calm down after the loss and whether he will dish out payback next week. Sadler catches us up on retired life and his eagerness to learn from Byron and start iRacing. Plus the gang covers T.J. spotting for Dale Jr. and missing the first 15 laps, Timmy Hill’s big win and Daniel Suarez vs Ty Dillon. A Coronavirus schedule shakeup creates the first NASCAR/IndyCar doubleheader at Indianapolis in July and the guys react. Have the spotters ever told their drivers to shut up and drive? That questioned gets answered along with much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/31/20201 hour, 33 minutes, 6 seconds
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167 - I Would Have Fenced Him!

The first quarantine episode of Door Bumper Clear brings you Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors, Freddie Kraft, Casey Boat, and Jason Schultz from their homes as they discuss the latest Coronavirus news impacting NASCAR and Sunday’s iRacing Pro Invitational. NASCAR announced the postponement of all events until May and the sport’s intention to make up all races before the playoffs, and the gang reacts. While T.J. spotted the iRacing event, Brett and Freddie participated in a live stream broadcast while enjoying some beverages and talk all about it. Plus, they cover the close finish between Denny Hamlin and Dale Jr. Brett tried his hand at iRacing and tells us how it went. In Xfinity Fast Lane, the guys debate which driver would make the best crew chief, the status of the Next Gen car’s 2021 debut, former racers they’d like to see on iRacing, which Cup driver could succeed in IndyCar, and NASCAR’s equivalent of Tom Brady’s move. Lastly, Freddie explains how he survived coming home to his wife after last week’s show and Casey’s dog Susan makes multiple appearances and has a lot to say.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/23/202059 minutes, 16 seconds
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166 - Are You Being Held Against Your Will?

The Door Bumper Clear gang returns following an eventful week of the NASCAR industry dealing with the fallout from the Coronavirus. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors, Freddie Kraft, and Jason Schultz discuss the initial postponement of two races, traveling to Atlanta on Friday when NASCAR made the decision and the concept of racing without fans in the stands. Plus, they cover what NASCAR should do given the recent CDC recommendation and why it’s difficult for spotters to sit out when they are sick. T.J. organized the iRacing “Replacements 100” race on Sunday that featured numerous drivers and popular racing personalities, and he shares what went into making the race happen. Xfinity debuts its sponsorship of “Fast Lane” and the guys share the changes and answer your Ask DBC questions in rapid fire style. Plus, a question about awkward dates the guys have been on leads Freddie to deliver one of the funniest stories in DBC history.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/17/20201 hour, 23 minutes, 29 seconds
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165 – Keep on Winning

Four races into the 2020 NASCAR season and Door Bumper Clear picked up its second victory as Joey Logano and T.J. Majors brought home the win from Phoenix Raceway. T.J. joins Brett Griffin, Freddie Kraft, Casey Boat, and Jason Schultz to discuss everything from another winning weekend. Major changes were made to improve the quality of racing at Phoenix and they discuss the details and why it all worked. Wild restarts make spotting a challenge in the desert and the guys explain how they guide their drivers through the chaos. Ty Gibbs wore sunglasses during his post-ARCA race interview on Friday night and Brett called him out on Twitter, and he shares why he didn’t like it. NASCAR announced the 2021 Busch Clash will run on the Daytona road course and Brett discusses why he thinks the drivers won’t want to race it. Freddie’s driver Bubba Wallace got back on the lead lap by the end of Sunday’s race and Freddie shares Bubba’s hilarious reaction. Plus, Brett tells the story of the time he called the manager of a restaurant while sitting at a table, and much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/9/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 30 seconds
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164 – Racing for Their Lives

NASCAR’s annual trip to Auto Club Speedway is complete and T.J. Majors, Freddie Kraft, Casey Boat, and Jason Schultz come to you after the weekend of racing to break it all down. They discuss Alex Bowman’s win and what it could mean for his future, another strong run foiled late for Ryan Blaney and Harrison Burton silencing all the haters by winning the Xfinity Series race. Angry drivers were a hot topic on Sunday and our spotters discuss how they really react to being told to relay a message to another competitor. After winning Sunday’s pole, Clint Bowyer celebrated at Hooters where he was pranked by his spotter Brett Griffin, and Freddie shares that story. Plus, they look at a major change coming on the Next Gen car and how the altered aero package will perform in its debut this weekend at Phoenix.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/2/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 9 seconds
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163 – Spotter Problems and Vegas Stories

T.J. Majors picked up Door Bumper Clear’s first victory of 2020 with Joey Logano at Las Vegas and steps right off the redeye flight to talk all about it with Brett Griffin, Casey Boat, and Jason Schultz. Majors describes the final restart and strategy call that led the No. 22 team to victory, Ryan Blaney giving the win away and the most lead changes at Las Vegas in over a decade. Plus, they cover Kevin Harvick placing a bounty on Kyle Busch, debate the need for qualifications to compete at NASCAR’s top levels and discuss what went wrong for Toyota on Sunday. Griffin details his tough day on the track but fun nights out on the town, including hanging out with Kid Rock. After announcing her pregnancy, Casey reveals her cravings and the boys help her with baby names. Now it’s off to California and they share what to expect on track this weekend.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/24/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 29 seconds
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162 - Throwing Blocks and Swiping Right

A wild Speedweeks has concluded and Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors, Freddie Kraft, Casey Boat and Jason Schultz are back from Daytona to cover it all. They react to Ryan Newman’s terrifying last lap crash and share their vantage point of the accident. President Trump’s presence at the race increased the hype and they highlight the significance of his appearance. Plus, they discuss the events from the entire week of racing including drivers throwing blocks and having bigger runs than ever before, Daniel Suarez blaming his spotter for a duel wreck and Kevin Harvick’s contract extension. As NASCAR now heads to Las Vegas, they preview Ross Chastain filling in for Newman, racing with no fear, expectations for the aero package this season and much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/19/20201 hour, 25 minutes, 2 seconds
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161 - Put On A Show

Brett Griffin got a job, T.J. Majors shaved his neck, Freddie Kraft’s hungover, Casey Boat’s mad at TJ, and Jason Schultz now works full-time. Door Bumper Clear returns for season five and picks up right where they left off. Freddie joins the gang as they recap their off-seasons that included ski trips, drunk FaceTimes and more. Then, they react to major NASCAR news including Jimmie Johnson’s final full-time year, Cole Pearn’s departure, aero package changes, stage length adjustments, new crew chiefs, the Truck Series playoff expansion and more. It’s now onto Speedweeks at Daytona as they preview drafting strategies, relive their first Daytona 500s as spotters and prepare to start a new season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/3/20201 hour, 28 minutes, 54 seconds
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160 - Homestead Hangover

Three champions are crowned and the 2019 NASCAR season is in the books. T.J. Majors, Brett Griffin and Freddie Kraft returned from Homestead-Miami to discuss the final race weekend of the year in this season four finale episode. Kyle Busch, Tyler Reddick and Matt Crafton hoisted the title trophies and the guys breakdown all three of their performances, seasons and futures. Plus, Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr.’s pit road mistakes, an easy race strategy and a strong close to the season for Clint Bowyer are covered from Sunday. Toyota dominated all season long and the guys debate whether or not they may have an advantage right now. The age-old question of how a spotter uses the bathroom during the race is answered and find out which spotter had to relieve another spotter over the weekend. A dramatic and eventful 2019 season is now history and the guys reflect back on their years. Another silly season piece fell into place over the weekend and the 2020 Cup rookie of the year battle is previewed. Plus, hear the biggest accomplishments of the decade, way too early 2020 title picks and all the details from Sunday night’s season-ending party.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/19/20191 hour, 23 minutes, 46 seconds
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159 - If We Could Have Gotten There

Championship week has arrived and to review Phoenix and preview Homestead-Miami, Brett Griffin and T.J. Majors are joined by Bubba Wallace’s spotter Freddie Kraft. Before discussing Sunday’s race, they cover the hefty penalty and fine Wallace received over the weekend. After entering Phoenix above the