Kansas & All Start S5E11

Belated but not forgotten!

We schmak the Kansas race and the… well, whatever that “All Star” thing is.

Picks for next week at the Coke 600:

Coach: Kevin Harvick
Rob: Brad Keselowski

Richmond S5E09

We briefly Schmak the Richmond race.

Picks for ‘dega:

Coach: Clint Bowyer
Rob: Erik Jones

Bristol, S5E08

Bristol! It’s great! And some schmacking.

Picks for Richmond:

Coach: Kevin Harvick
Rob: Jeff Gordon

Martinsville – S5E06

This week we schmak Martinsville, tire-gate, and a whole host of other topics.

Picks for next week at Texas:

Rob: Kevin Harvick
Coach: Joey Logano

Fontucky – S5E05

We schmak Fontana in under 2 minutes, talk about the bogus caution at the end, and some things you just have to hear to believe!

Picks for Martinsville:

Rob: Jeff Gordon
Coach: Jimmie Johnson

Phoenix S5E4

We schmak Kurt Busch (in the face?), and then the race.

Sports Illustrated article.

Picks for Fontana:
Coach: Kyle Larson
Rob: Jimmie Johnson

Older, Whiter, Stupider at Daytona S5E2

This week we schmak the race and so-called broadcast, along with a few other things in the news.

• Busch Free Daytona.

• Travis Kvapil gets a pass?!

• Jeremy Mayfield… what’s up with him?

• The guy who shot the splitter? Tim Brewer!

• Also, Rob swears a few times.

Picks for next week:

Rob: Jeff Gordon
Coach: Kyle Larson

Daytona 2015 – Season 5, Episode 1

NASCAR is back, which means we’re back! For at least one more year. Ball’s in your court, NASCAR. Err, anyway, we schmak the offseason news, Jeff Gordon’s impending retirement, the NEW FANTASY HOO-HA at nascar.com – make sure to pick the Fantasy Live, and go to league “TRACK SCHMAK FANTASY HOO-HA” to join in.

Schmak picks for Daytona 500:

Coach: Matt Kenseth
Rob: Jeff “Single tear because I’m retiring” Gordon

Chase Finale!

In our final schmak of the year, we look at what happened at Homestead, and how the fantasy points played out.

In Yahoo Fantasy, Rob finished the playoffs and season in 1st, Coach finished the playoffs in 2nd and 3rd in the season.

In Schmak picks, Coach finished in 1st with 23 points vs Rob’s 15 points.

Chase Elimination!

We schmak the mostly boring race at Phoenix, talk about fight culture in NASCAR, and go through our feels regarding the possibility of each of the final four becoming champion. Also – yahoo fantasy is heating up for this final race.


Coach: Kevin Harvick
Rob: Jeff Gordon

Chase Brawl!


This week we schmak the schmaking that happened instead of a race at Texas. We apologize in advance for some audio quality issues – both of us had loud fans or A/C going in the background and noise removal techniques created a sub optimal sound.

Picks for next week at Phoenix:

Coach: Kevin Harvick
Rob: Brad Keselowski

Also, here is a picture that we talk about in the podcast:


Chase Not Ready Spaghetti!

An amazing race deserves an amazing schmak. Here is this week’s schmak instead – topics include Newman’s Silent-But-Deadly points racing, Brian “The Sheriff” Vickers laying down the law, and all of the racing, points-ing, and chase-ing that happened. Also, Dale Jr. seemed happy.

Picks for the Texas:
Rob: Jeff Gordon
Coach: Kyle Busch

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

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

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