Unleash the Busch at Homestead

Our final episode of the season has finally arrived!

No race to watch today? Hole in your schedule? Put us in your ear holes and get your weekly NASCAR fix!

We schmak the t-shirt pickup party, the schmak alternate reality chase elimination race, and layout the three things NASCAR needs to do to start growing again. Also, the race (kind of) at Homestead.

Coach wins the race by race pick pool, Rob wins the end of year championship pick pool.

So we’re all winners!

Keep checking the site for updates and whatnot, or just put us in your rss reader.

Either way, we will see you soon.

Or, more correctly, you will hear from us soon enough.

Also – the podcast artwork has changed to this:

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Schmak Chase Elimination update

Here at the schmak, we’re doing an alternate race for the chase thing, by eliminating the lowest finishing chase driver from our field in each chase race. As of 11/17/2013 Homestead:

Chicagoland eliminated Joey Logano.
New Hampshire eliminated Kasey Kahne.
Dover eliminated Carl Edwards.
Kansas eliminated Ryan Newman.
Charlotte eliminated Greg Biffle.
Talladega eliminated Matt Kenseth.
Martinsville eliminated Kurt Busch.
Texas eliminated Jeff Gordon.
Phoenix eliminated Clint Bowyer.

Homestead eliminated Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick, and Kyle Busch

Your 2013 Trackschmak elimination challenge champion is Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Yep, America’s driver Dale Earnhardt Jr would have won this year’s championship if it had been an elimination format.

Take that, Brian France.

Tanking in Phoenix – the Kenseth Calamity

The 20 team blew it this week, and we schmaked it.

Also news of the week, including Trevor Bane, Mark Martin’s retirement? (again), Jeff Burton’s plans, MWR’s plans (are they one and the same?), and Travis Pastrana quitting NASCAR.

Picks for next week:

Coach: Brad Keselowski

Rob: Kevin Harvick

Racing, or lack-thereof, in Texas

Not much happened on the track, but we still found plenty of schlock to schmak about.

It’s a fun, almost end-of-the-season schmak.

Picks for next week:

Rob: Brad Keselowski
Coach: Dale Jr.

Childress – epitome of class

I had heard that Richard Childress egged on one of the Dillon kids to wreck Harvick under caution at Martinsville, but I finally saw a transcript at frontstretch.com (yet another good piece by Amy Henderson):

Over the radio to Dillion:

“Turn his ass upside down. Don’t take no $#!&.’‘

This is what Childress said after the incident:

(“We’re still rolling.”) but also said he was “very disappointed” in Harvick.

“That’s all I can say,” Childress said. “I’ve got too much class to say what I want to say right now. When I say it, I will say it to his face.”

You stay classy, Richard.