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Controversial Vegas

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.

Schmak Live

We will be recording the nation’s favorite NASCAR related podcast today at 5:00 pm PST. Check us out at Live!

Link will be live right around 5 pm PST.

Put this in your gyro cam and schmak it

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)

Schmak Unlimited

In our inagural podcast of 2013, we here at track schmak discuss:

  • the website debacle
  • our own new and improved website
  • the new car
  • Eldora
  • Danica
  • 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.

Let’s Ride to the Homestead

The Final Finale is over, but the schmak lives on!

Picks for next week… oh wait, not needed. How did our picks do this week? Coach picked Kyle Busch who finished 4th, Rob picked Tony Stewart who finished… 17th. We ended the regular season tied, but the score at the end of the chase is: Coach 6, Rob 4.

Ugly Yellow Cars at Michigan

This week the schmak looks at a race that was interesting to start, and boring at the end… unless you were one of the thousands of Jr. fans in the stands and watching on TV, going Bat-poop insane. Then it was a mountain dew and volka miracle.

My keyboard is extra noisy this week. Also, I say “road rorse”.

Picks for the road next week:

Coach: Marcos Ambrose

Rob: Tony Stewart

Painting a Mustache on the Mona Lisa

Coke 600, schmaked!

Lots of interesting topics – why is Fox so bad? What’s up with Danica? What was up with the paint schemes?

Lots of thought provoking content, and a tease to some articles soon to appear.

Picks for next week at Dover:

Rob: Jimmie Johnson

Coach: AJ Allmendinger


Recapping a Darlington race most notable for its post-race scuffle, the boys also lament the skype suckiness that lead to the loss of last week’s show, as well as the Fox suckiness that lead to a loss of excitement about Darlington.

Picks from last week:

Rob: Jeff Gordon (35th)

Coach: Carl Edwards (7th)

Picks for the Sprint Showdown

Coach: Martin Truex

Rob: Juan Montoya

Picks for the All-Star Race

Coach: Matt Kenseth (again. Sheesh)

Rob: Kyle Busch (again)

¡Lots ‘o picks!

¡Get ’em while they’re hot!

Tears of Redemption

Our prognostication was in fine form last week, as all but one of our top seeds did well this week.

How will we fare at Talladega? Who knows, it’s a crapshoot.

But more importantly, Trach Schmak takes an superficial in-depth look at the officiating of this week’s race at Richmond.

Picks for next week:

Rob: Clint Bowyer

Coach: Dale Earnhardt Jr.

P.S. Listen to the “bonus” section of the podcast for the source of the title.

Kanstucky 400

Racing was improved from Texas, but as always, the schmak is even better.

Rob finally got one right last week, lets see how next week goes.

Rob picked: Kyle Busch

Coach picked: Denny Hamlin


Ricocheting around Texass

Was it a boring race? Perhaps. But the boys at trachschmak deliver pure entertainment in the latest episode.

Topics include – the new “C” post template, why didn’t we pick “The Biff”, a caution for a hat, and the amazing prognostication that is the weekly schmak picks.

Picks for Kansas / Kentucky (who can tell?)

Coach: Jeff Gordon
Rob: Dale Earnhardt Jr. (for the very first time)

Pure Entertainment

Martinsville (and the squirting hot dogs) is the cure for all that ails NASCAR, and also makes for a pretty good schmak. Lots of topics, including – is Kurt Busch in the best ride he will ever have again? A touch screen that’s actually useful, and that David Reutimann thing. And more. This schmak has everything, including a hot dog section.

Picks for Texas:

Coach: Matt Kenseth (again)

Rob: Carl Edwards (you bastard)


Reminiscent of the horrible Kentucky race last year, Fontana served up an even more boring and worthless race.

This week, TrachSchmak lampoons the race, and then discusses the below average performance of our picks this year.

Picks for next week:

Coach: Denny Hamlin

Rob: Jeff Gordon


Chief Appellate Officer

The Jimmie Johnson penalty has been rescinded, and there was much rejoicing knashing of teeth, if you look at the #NASCAR hashtag on twitter. We at trachschmak, however, have a unique take on this penalty.

Also – explanations of right front vs right rear tire wear include the phrase “driving in deep and hard”. It’s a can’t-miss episode.

Pick for next week:

Coach: Jimmie Johnson

Rob: Matt Kenseth

(Yes, just a swap from last week).


Waltripping to Phoenix

Our take on the ridiculousness that is the Waltrip broadcasting family, and of course the race as well.

Coach’s pick for this week wrecked Rob’s pick, so that’s another one for Coach. Get ready for the wheels to come off, the curse to start, and things to start coming up Rob.

Perhaps starting at Vegas. Our picks:

Coach: Brad Keselowski

Rob: Denny Hamlin

Daytona Picks 2012

With the wonderment of the Gatorade Duels behind us, we schmak our picks for the 2012 Daytona 500.

Rob: Kyle Busch

Coach: Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Going Live!

At long last, Trach Schmak is back

New year, new teams, new format.

Picks for Daytona 500… to come on Friday, after the Duels.

Topics covered in this episode – whats happened since we left, the absence of an eligible Rookie of the Year, Fox broadcast, evil alternate universe Jeff Hammond, and more.

Also, our first experiment with live streaming – the setup caused a bit of delay between the two of us, but we got a live stream out! Now to just make it better and better.

It’s soon to be the first schmak of the year.

Daytona is reverberating with the roar of the engines, getting ready to start the 2012 season. And that means it’s time for another season of trach schmak.

Podcast will be recorded tomorrow, get your podcast feed readers ready.