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  • 01:40

    Talking in Circles: Indianapolis Review -- Thoughts on the Package

    in Sports

    On tonight's episode of Talking in Circles, Clayton has the week off, and we bring in John Harlow from BeyondtheFlag.com for his tutelage on the sport. 


    We'll talk about the racing we saw at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend. What'd ya'll think of the new package that NASCAR put out there? Why was attendance and ratings down for this week? 


    Kyle Busch won the Crown Royal Presents the Jeff Kyle 400 @ the Brickyard, and it's his third straight win and fourth in five races. 


    We'll talk about Kyles' dominance and why Brandon thinks this stretch of races for Kyle Busch is much more impressive than people know. 


    We'll also discuss strategies of Tony Stewart and David Ragan last Sunday at Indianapolis. They chose short pitting. Brandon and John will discuss these strategies and whether or not they work in this era of NASCAR. 


    We'll talk about Jeff Gordon's day, and how he did in his final start at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and Brandon will go on in saying that NASCAR is at fault for ruining the storyline that they had going into the race. 


    We'll also talk about the NASCAR Xfinity Series race in Indianapolis, and of course the Eldora dirt race for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. 


    The race in Eldora was phenominal and created buzz for race fans all around the country. Is it time for Xfinity or Cup even to go dirt racing? Why or why not? And Kyle Petty said some interesting quotes about this on NASCAR America following the Eldora race, and Brandon will try and dispute those comments. 


    Also, we'll talk about race winner Christopher Bell, and the man of the hour in the truck series, Bobby Pierce and why their futures in NASCAR is up in the air. 


    And also, Danica's sponsorship, and some interesting stuff going down at MWR. 


    And your phone calls at 917-889-8280

  • 01:08

    Talking in Circles – 74 – Hot Beef Sundae

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    Warning: You may not want to listen to this week’s episode of Talking in Circles on an empty stomach as we discuss some of the most insane food and food challenges that are out there for you to partake in. Before we get to the glorious gluttony  we discuss two of this summer’s biggest movies Jurassic World and San Andreas.  To best enjoy this week’s episode we advise covering it in gravy, sprinkling it with cheese, wrapping it in bacon, and then of course deep frying it to perfection..

  • 01:01

    Talking In Circles: Talladega Review; Crazy Weeekend

    in Sports

    On tonight's episode of Talking in Circles; we discuss this weekend's events at Talladega Superspeedway. The NASCAR Xfinity Series race was clouded with controversy as Joey Logano won the Winn-Dixie 300, but the rules in the NASCAR Xfinity Series prohibit drivers from "push drafting." It was evident that no matter how big or how small, there was push drafting during that race, and some think that there should have been a different winner. 


    The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the Geico 500 was the exact opposite today. There was an early "big one" that was caused when Trevor Bayne got sideways in front of the field. This took out some early contenders in the race. 


    Other than that, there wasn't much action. Everyone was anticipating the others making their move with around 20 laps to go. No one did. No moves were made. A couple of drivers tried to get out of line, but no one gave them any help and Dale Earnhardt, Jr went on to the victory. 


    We'll discuss the strategy of the end of the race, and what just may be going through people's head at the end of the race.

  • 00:31

    Talking in Circles: Welcome to Miami- Season Finale; This Week in NASCAR History

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    On tonight's episode of Talking in Circles; we preview the Championship race as we break down all 4 drivers going for the title. 


    Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin, Ryan Newman. We'll talk about how they got there, who the favorites are, and why each one could win this thing at Homestead. 


    Also, we'll go back in NASCAR to November 10, 1996, at Atlanta Motor Speedway where a pair of brothers shared the spotlight as one won the race, and the other won the championship. 


    And, we'll talk about possible crew chief changes taking place at Hendrick Motorsports. Will this guy be the only shoe to fall, or will there be more, at the end of the year.


    All of that with our opinions, plus we're hoping to have some insite from Dominic Aragon from TheRacingExperts.co

  • 01:29

    Talking in Circles: Michigan Review, Furniture Row Rumors, New Rule Package

    in Sports

    Today on Talking In Circles we discuss all things from the rain soaked weekend at Michigan International Speedway. Kurt Busch's 27th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory. Who had a great weekend who had a bad weekend? 


    Also we discuss the rumor about Furniture Row Racing moving to Toyota. Is there merit to it and why would the organzation, who is having their best season in 2015, make such a drastic move? 


    Also we talk about the potential new rule changes coming to NASCAR. Looks like the rule changes will take effect at Kentucky Speedway although that hasn't been confirmed yet. Sounds like NASCAR is leaning towards track specific templates and we'll discuss whether that's a good move or a bad move and whether NASCAR is making the right decision by making these changes so fast. 


    Also Jack Roush discussed NASCAR's new laser procedure and how he feels the laser is not always accurate. Roush said on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio that the weather sometimes throws it off and teams understand that and try and find the grey area to make those adjustments. Also teams had trouble getting through tech inspection Friday during qualifying. What does that mean now that the comments Roush said?


    Also Kyle Busch won the Xfinity Series race on Saturday. Won in his first race back in the Xfinity Series. We discuss what that means for the rest of the competition and who is the favorite to win the championship in that series right now. Next week's race is in Chicagoland. 


    Also NASCAR Camping World Truck Series- Cole Custer wins, Matt Crafton crashes. Reddick is 19 points behind Crafton. Trucks move to Iowa this week. 


    Plus we take your phone calls. All that and more on Talking in Circles.

  • 00:30

    Talking In Circles: This week's NASCAR News

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    There has been plenty of news to keep a NASCAR fan happy over the last few days and Talking in Circles will cover it all tonight! 

    Perhaps the biggest news came from Roush Fenway Racing on Tuesday where the organization announced their crew chief lineup for the 2015 season. We'll break down who goes where and what that means for each team. 

    Also announced Tuesday that Dakota Armstrong will be back at RPM in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2015. Armstrong struggled in the 2014 season but will look to turn things around. 

    Monday saw a cagey veteran in Eric McClure get hired to race full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for JGL Racing. Jay Guy will be the crew chief in 2015. The team also announced that JJ Yeley will drive the No.28 Toyota for the team. 

    Guy worked at Front Row Motorsports, where Donnie Wingo will call home in 2015. Wingo came from the Wood Brothers and will crew chief David Gilliland's No. 38 Ford next season. No word on David Ragan's crew chief or if the team will expand to three teams as expected. 

    Daniel Knost is Danica Patrick's crew chief for 2015. Big year for Danica and Knost and it'll be an interesting pairing to see how they will do with each other. 

    Also Godfather Motorsports is reporting that Tommy Baldwin Racing may form a partnership with Jay Robinson Racing to run his No.36 car in 2015. More details on the show. 

    Also taking your phone calls! 
     

  • 01:14

    Talking In Circles: Pocono Review, MWR Crew Chief Change, Qualifying Timing

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    On this episode of Talking in Circles we breakdown the Axalta We Paint Winners 400 at Pocono Raceway. Martin Truex Jr won his 3rd career race and Furniture Row Racing are in the Chase. Big win for them and Truex. 


    We also talk about the infamous "Gordon and Gustafson spat," from Pocono and discuss whether or not that is something that should be taken seriously. 


    Michael Waltrip Racing announced a crew chief change this morning, flipping Brian Pattie and Billy Scott. Scott moves to the No. 15 car with Clint Bowyer and Pattie moves to the No. 55 Toyota with David Ragan. We discuss what these changes mean for the organization and whether or not the team made the right move. 


    Also the No. 48 team failed inspection twice during pre race inspection Sunday at Pocono. Should they recieve a stiffer penalty even though Knaus wasn't on probation? 


    Greg Biffle had a little mixup with NASCAR during qualifying. Biffle crossed the line on tv with about a second to go and NASCAR claimed that wasn't the case because according to their timing Biffle was too late. He ended up 22nd which would have transfered him into the round but NASCAR said he was too late. How can something like that happen in a major professional sport? Also Denny Hamlin's spin in the last round of qualifying kept teams off the board and Hamlin ended up 7th. Is that fair and could this create an issue later on down the road? 


    Also Kyle Busch is back behind the wheel of an Xfinity Series car this weekend as he drives the No. 54 Toyota for the 1st time since his crash at Daytona in February. How will he do? Should he be here? We'll talk about that as well. 


    Michigan Preview- Cup, XFINITY this week at Michigan, trucks are at Gateway. We'll preview each race for this weekend. 


    Plus we take your phone calls. 

  • 01:04

    Talking In Circles: Coke 600 Review, Richard Petty's Comments, Ty Dillon

    in Sports

    On this episode of Talking In Circles we review last weekend's Coca-Cola 600 and has Toyota caught the other teams on the intermeidate tracks? What does that win do for Carl Edwards. 


    Plus, NASCAR legend Richard Petty gave his take on what he would like to see for changes in the NASCAR rule book and believe it or not, it made a ton of sense. 


    Also Ty Dillon is spending another year in the XFINITY Series in 2016. The original plan was to move Dillon to the Sprint Cup Series after 2 years of XFINITY Series racing but that is no longer the case. Is this a good move for RCR and Dillon? Or is this just a result of a team not being able to find sponsorship? 


    The Ratings for the Coca-Cola 600 failed to eclispe the Indy 500 for the first time in 10 years. Sign of things to come or just a blip on the radar? 


    Plus we preview the FedEx 400 Benefitting Autism Speaks from Dover International Speedway. We will win? Who will run good and who will struggle and who needs a good run? 


    Plus we take your phone calls. 917-889-8280

  • 00:31

    Talking in Circles: New Hampshire Preview; RPM's next driver; TMG to Cup

    in Sports

    On tonight's episode of Talking in Circles, Joe Gibbs Racing has announced a new sponsor for both its #19 and number 20 cars in 2015. Stanley/Dewalt joins the fold. 


    Now that the sponsor has left, that leads to more speculation on who will replace Marcos Ambrose at RPM. RPM's development driver, Corey LaJoie makes his Sprint Cup Series debut this weekend at New Hampshire. Is he now the leading candidate to replace Ambrose, and is he the right man for the job? We're talking about it. 


    Also, The Motorsports Group, a raceteam currently in the NASCAR Nationwide Series will move to full-time Sprint Cup Series competition next season. What this move means for this organization, and what it means for the future of the Xfinity Series. 


    Also, we take you back in time to September 21, 2003 at Dover International Speedway for the MBNA 400. First race with freezing the field and the lucky dog. How has this new format helped the sport, and has it hurt it in a way. 


    And of course, our picks for New Hampshire. 


    All tonight on Talking in Circles.

  • 00:31

    Talking in Circles: Slugger Labbe Getting Reassigned, Regan Smith back at JRM

    in Sports

    On tonight's episode of Talking in Circles we talk about a high profile crew chief, Slugger Labbe, currently crew chief of Paul Menard's number 27 team, moving up at Richard Childress Racing. Labbe, has had a great deal of success with Menard, including Paul's first Sprint Cup Series win in 2011 at Indianapolis. He moves on to an R&D role with the team, and Justin Alexander will take over for Labbe. 


    Also, Regan Smith is now back at JR Motorsports for 2015. Smith, a former Sprint Cup Series driver, has spent the last two seasons in the Nationwide Series with JR Motorsports. Is Regan Smith the first chip to fall. Where do the other veteran drivers go now? Elliott Sadler? 


    Also, veteran Mike Ford will move on from BK Racing and become a crew chief in the NASCAR Nationwide Series with Athenian Motorsports, the family owned team for John Wes Townley. Mike Beam used to be the cc there, no word on where he's going. 


    This week in NASCAR history takes us back to September 30, 1990, when a young and up and coming driver Robby Moroso was tragcially killed in a car accident after the race in North Wilkesboro. Moroso was crowned rookie of the year in 1990, even though he wasn't there to accept the award. We'll talk about the legacy of Robby Moroso and how he helped pave the way for the "young guy."


    Also, we'll do our Kansas preview and give you our predictions.

  • 00:31

    Talking in Circles: Richmond Review

    in Sports

    On tonight's episode of Talking in Circles, we discuss Saturday Night's Federated Auto Parts 400 @ Richmond International Raceway. Brad Keselowski wins his fourth race of 2014. 


    We'll discuss about the racing at Richmond, and what we thought of it. There were only two leaders the whole race, and the racing was down significantly. 


    We'll talk about some strong runs for some drivers. 


    Both series the driver won from the pole. 


    We'll pick the 4 drivers that we don't think will advance to the next round in the chase. 


    Also, we'll talk about The Nationwide Series race and whether or not they need to tweak their qualifying format. 


     

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