The race within the race within the race at Loudon

It was a race between Coach’s guy (Jimmie Johnson) and Rob’s guy (Clint Bowyer), and also between Rob’s guy and Rob’s alternate guy (Kasey Kahne). Even though Rob won the pool, he still lost the race within the race within the race. Also, who knew Kasey Kahne could triathalon faster than Jimmie Johnson? Chad Norris, that’s who.

Also in this week’s episode, more Denny Hamlin impressions, and a little bonus booth audio.

Picks for next week

Rob: Jamie McMurray (going on a limb)
Coach: Matt Kenseth (back to the safety driver)

TrachSchmak Question of the Week

Race Shop Team vs. Track Team

In today’s NASCAR of very few caution flags/laps.  What is more important; to unload a solid car, set up by the race shop? Or, a fantastic at-the-track-crew than can make the calls and adjustments you need the first (and often the only) time?

Double the schmak in half the time – Kentona!

Special circumstances caused us to not record last week, and our first attempt this week was met with horrendous Skype issues. So to get this one out, we recorded at different locations with a different chat program. Take a listen to see how it turned out.

For the record, this is the Jack Roush quote I was trying to find:

“If I was as diligent on that end as I am about finding out why a fuel pump broke, I might have been able to stop it,” Roush said. “From my standpoint, he will be moving to the dark side. But the friendship part for us will survive. I’ve not lost respect for Matt and I hope he hasn’t for me. I’ve enjoyed the 15 years with Matt and the success he’s had as a driver. He is a cornerstone here and his DNA is all over this organization.”

First, eww, second, he says “dark side” – i.e. Toyota, third, he basically says that he pays more attention to a fuel pump than his star driver. Leadership error to go along with his pilot error, I guess.

Anyway, the rest of the podcast is filled with all sorts of stuff – discussion about back problems (Hamlin), drug problems (Allmendinger), cheating problems (Stewart and Dillon), plus the usual schmakery foolery.

Picks for Loudon:

Coach: Jimmie Johnson
Rob: Clint Bowyer