Chase Collapse!

We schmak the collapse of Jr. and Johnson at Talladega, the Newman inspection failure, and all the news thats worth schmaking this week, plus make our picks for Martinsville next week.


Rob: Jeff Gordon
Coach: Kevin Harvick

Chase Clash!

This week, we schmak the wild ending of the Charlotte chase race, Tony Stewart’s temper flare up, and make wild guesses for the unpredictable Talladega race. Will it be a snooze fest? Will desperation sneak in? Who knows!


Coach: Dale Jr.
Rob: Matt Kenseth

Chase shakeup!

Kansas happened. Well, life happened, and then also Kansas. Lots of non-Tony Stewart news this week, and a chase format that made an otherwise boring race interesting all the way through.

Picks for next week:

Rob: Jimmie Johnson
Coach: Kevin Harvick

Chase Ahoy!

It’s a shorter show this week, because of the amazingly boring Richmond race. Never fear, the schmak livens things up, and we handicap the brackets for the chase elimination rounds.

Print out your own bracket here

Picks for Chicagoland:

Coach: Keselowski
Rob: Kyle Busch

Gearing up again – Richmond Preview

Lots to discuss – Edwards to JGR, Fennig to retire, Stewart returning to the track, cause making or breaking scenarios, etc…

Picks for Richmond:

Rob: Matt Kenseth
Coach: Jeff Gordon

TrackSchmak Extravoganza

This week, we had some of our favorite listeners join us in a epic episode of the schmak. Despite being an “off week” for racing, we found plenty to talk about, including:

The Race Team Alliance – how is NASCAR responding?
Tony Stewart wins first Sprint Car race.
Penske winning 5 races this year.
Is Jimmie still a good pick at Indy?
Chase Elliot winning at Chicago.
And drivers who don’t have a win – who will be likely to get a win before the chase?

Picks for this week:

Listener Analese: Tony Stewart
Bitter Bros Racing: Jeff Gordon
Listener Nick: Jimmie Johnson
Coach: Dale Jr.
Rob: Kyle Larson

Entitlement Complex

This week, we schmak the magical dice pick that was Coach’s Daytona driver Aric Almirola, Joey Logano’s sense of entitlement, New Hampshire overall, and announce next week’s call in guest show (Tuesday, 6pm pacific).

No picks for next week as there is not a race next weekend.

Rolling the Dice

This week we schmak what little happened at Kans– err, Kentucky. NEW FEATURE: “If the Chase Started Today” – we prognosticate who would do well, who wouldn’t, and who might make it in down the road. A little bit all over the place, really. Anyway, that, and some interesting logic for our fantasy auto-racing picks. Or to put it in SEO terms – “You won’t believe how Coach made his picks”.

Picks for Daytona:

Rob: Dale Jr. (solid choice)
Coach: Aric Almirola (???)

I’ll Eat the Chicken

This week, we schmak that which was schmak-able at Sonoma, and offer up some insight (out-sight?) into the KFC secret recipe as we preview the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky.


Rob: Jeff Gordon
Coach: Joey Logano

Summer Doldrums

We’re back! This episode is a catch up spectacularrrrrrrrrrrr, including news, silliness, and everybody’s favorite, Track Schmack Theatre!

Picks for Sonoma:
Rob: Jimmie Johnson
Coach: Joey Logano (why? I don’t know, really).

Vivare, da Venizia

This week’s all new, late night schmak-a-ganza discusses remote race watching (on a plane!), and the big three races this weekend – F1 at Monaco, Indy cars at Indianapolis, and NASCAR at Charlotte for the longest race of the year. This is the first time our picks finished 1-2 this year.

Next week at Dover, we should pick Jimmie Johnson. However, we actually picked:

Rob: Kevin Harvick
Coach: Jeff Gordon

All-Star Format Farce

We schmak the “all-star” race, and then come up with a much better version. Hint: using Iowa speedway, invite top drivers from all top tiers of NASCAR, manufacturers battle, and HEAT RACES!

Also, some news and stuff happened.

Picks for the 600:

Coach: Kevin Harvick
Rob: Jimmie Johnson

Last week in Kanseth

We schmak all things Kansas, including Clint Bowyer, Danica Patrick, Kevin Harvick vs. Tony Stewart as mentor, NBC hockey coverage vs. FOX, Iowa Speedway news, and lots more!

Picks for the “Sprint Showdown” (i.e., second tier race)
Coach: Kyle Larson
Rob: Danica Patrick

Picks for the All Star Race (i.e., the real race)
Coach: Kasey Kahne
Rob: Joey Logano

My Ding-A-Ling

This week, we schmaked all that happened at Talladega (not much) and a bit about Bowyers new dingy, and all other sorts of things that may or may not happen at the Kansas mother’s day eve night race.

Picks for next week:
Coach: Matt Kenseth
Rob: Brad Keselowski

Sub picks (growler of beer wager):
Coach: Kasey Kahne
Rob: Joey Logano

Bubbling Ball of Melted Plastic

A race was held. Things happened. Tires blew up again. Richmond was great, but what do we have to look forward to at Talladega?

Picks for next week:

Rob – Jeff Gordon
Coach – David Ragan

Multi-zone schmak

This week’s schmak covers Darlington briefly, the new multi-zone tire for Richmond, and all the news that’s fit to podcast from the last two weeks.

Picks for Richmond:

Rob: Matt Kenseth
Coach: Kevin Harvick

A year of rain

The race was a day late, and so is the schmak. Topics covered include the stupid yellow/green start, changes to the Fox ticker, jet dryers damaging race cars, the new TiVo Roamio experience, Kevin Harvick’s continued troubles, and more.

Picks for next week:

Rob: Matt Kenseth
Coach: Denny Hamlin

Check Out the Big Blog on Brad

This week’s schmak reviews the best race of the season (spoiler, it was good) at Martinsville, then tries to (mostly unsuccessfully) predict the Texas race top finishers.

And of course all the good things you’ve come to expect and love from the trackschmak podcast crew, including live listener feedback.

Picks for next week at Texas:

Coach: Jimmie Johnson

Rob: Joey Logano

Keep yer tires up and yer tabs open

This week we schmak the tire-gate of the Fontana race, the infection-gate of the Hamlin eyeball (including some of the popular Trackschmak Theatre), the camber-gate from Fox Broadcasting’s “Department of Misinformation” (i.e. Waltrip), the Drive for Diversity program, Coach’s absolutely terrible fantasy roster, and more…!

Picks for next week at Martinsville:

Coach: Brad Keselowski
Rob: Jamie McMurray

NOTE: we made an agreement to not pick Jimmie Johnson or Jeff Gordon because those two essentially own the racing at Martinsville, and we thought it’d be more fun to pick someone who fits the criteria of being not-Jimmie and not-Jeff.

Fox Sports One Racing – “The Ocho”

What happens when a great race goes on a channel that very few people can see? Anger. Anger is what happens.

We schmak the race, the networks, the lack of online viewing options, a quick Danica update, and more! Lots more!

Also, a preview of the Fontana race and our picks:

Coach: Carl Edwards (why?)
Rob: Jeff Gordon