Join us for our 82nd(!) episode of the schmak.
Lots of awesome schmak silliness, including the gyro cam sham, Darlington’s boring opening laps, the racing that broke out near the end, and a fantastic preview of the All-Star race next week. Do you have a question about the All-Star format? Eligibility for the race? It’s all here in the latest schmak.
Picks for the Sprint Open race:
Coach: Jamie McMurray
Rob: Martin Truex Jr.
Picks for the All-Star race:
Coach: Kasey Kahne
Rob: Clint Bowyer
We will be doing a live schmak on Wednesday, 6:45 pm Pacific Time.
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This week, we schmak all things Richmond.
Penalties, tires, sprinkler malfunctions, it’s all here in the weekly Schmak of record.
Picks for next week at Talladega:
Coach: Dale Jr.
Rob: Cousin Carl Edwards
Mark Martin will be subbing for Denny Hamlin in the #11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota.
He was not scheduled to be in the MWR #55 car at Martinsville, but he was supposed to be in the #55 in the following three events at Texas, Kansas, and Richmond.
Does this mean more seat time for Brian Vickers? More for Michael Waltrip? It’s like a semi-silly season already.
UPDATE: This probably explains it a bit better:
MWR, according to sources, would like to keep Vickers in the 55 for as much as possible because he is the likely replacement for Martin next season.
It was a greaaaat day for some greaaaat racing in the hills of Tennessee. But the schmakers still found some stuff to schmak about.
Restarts – is NASCAR just sort of letting them happen now?
Keselowski – only driver to finish in top 5 each race so far.
Dale Jr. – only other driver to finish top 10 in each race so far.
Why I haven’t picked Khane this season so far.
And of course the Denny vs. Joey thing.
Shortlist for next week at Fontucky:
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Kevin Harvick or Matt Kenseth
Watch the finish to the 2011 race – pretty darn good.
Picks for Fontucky:
Coach: Kyle Busch
Rob: Dale Jr.
We will be love schmaking at 5 pacific today. Catch us at http://18.104.22.168:8000/listen.m3u
This week on the world’s best racing podcast, discuss the racing at Vegas, Keselowski’s jumped restarts, Danica Patrick’s “best” track, all the new cams (gyro, flying, thermo), Kyle Busch post race comments, & Matt Kenseth and Mike Bliss fun facts.
Picks for next week:
Rob: Brian Vickers.
Coach: The bottom 3 Hendrick drivers.
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This week’s schmak, hot on the heels of the Daytona race weekend, covers a lot of ground. We debate the naming of the duals, not once acknowledging the difference in spelling between “dual” and “duel”. We also started a new segment (well, continued an old one, but now with a name!) called “NASCAR, you’re welcome” – this week, we discussed a way in which qualifying races could spice up race weekends. We also talked about that Nationwide wreck, the Daytona 500, the gyro cam, Jimmie Johnson, Dale Jr’s surge, and Danica’s great “rookie” performance. All this and more, in the schmak. Picks for next week: Rob: Mark Martin Coach: Danica Patrick (total bandwagon pick)
In our inagural podcast of 2013, we here at track schmak discuss:
- the NASCAR.com website debacle
- our own new and improved website
- the new car
- and umm, some other stuff that I can’t remember
Picks for the Daytona 500:
Coach: Kevin Harvick
Rob: Clint Bowyer
New rules this year – once your pick wins, you are not allowed to use that pick again in the regular season.