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  • 00:47

    Talking in Circles – 84 – Science Fiction Draft

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    This week’s theme: Science Fiction! On this week’s show we keep our drafting tradition going as we focus on the genre of Science Fiction. Who will create the Ultimate Science Fiction story? Who will be picked? Let’s just say we keep you guessing. Before we get to draft Greg has a movie he just can’t ...

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  • Talking in Circles: Dover Review; Theriault crash - SAFER Barriers

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    On today's episode of Talking in Circles, we talk about the running of the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway. That was the end of the Challenger Round of the Chase, and four drivers have been eliminated. One of the drivers eliminated was Jimmie Johnson. We'll break down why the 48 team was eliminated, and talk about what the 12 that advanced need to do to not get eliminated in the next 3 races. 

    During the victory celebration for Kevin Harvick, his #4 Chevrolet got into the wall. This raised many eyebrows among his competitors because they're wondering why that car got into the wall and got damage? Were Kevin Harvick and the 4 team trying to cover up something illegal on the rearend of the car? Or was it just a coincidence. We'll talk about that. 

    Also, the number 78 Furniture Row Racing team was handed a P2 Penalty for something that took place during inspection, prior to Dover. We'll talk about how inconsistent that ruling is, and whether or not we think it was the right call by NASCAR.

    With the first round being over, we'll give our predictions of which 8 of the remaining 12 drivers will move on from the Contender Round, and into the Eliminator Round (round 3) of the Chase. The races in this round are Charlotte, Kansas and Talladega. Last season, this round eliminated some note worthy names including Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Will we see this happen again?

    One of the hot topics coming out of this weekend was the crash by NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver, Austin Theriault. Theriault, a driver for Brad Keselowski Racing, got tagged by his teammate, Tyler Reddick, and sent into the outside wall, head on. The wall that Theriault hit didn't have a SAFER Barrier, and his wreck resulted in a fracture in his lower back. We'll talk about why there still isn't SAFER barriers around these tracks...

    And also your phone calls at 917-889-8280 come join the conversation!

  • 01:40

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

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    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

  • Talking in Circles: Rick Mast Interview, Chicagoland Review, New Hampshire Previ

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    On this episode of Talking In Circles, we will break down the MyAFibRisk.com 400 from Chicagoland Speedway. Kevin Harvick vs Jimmie Johnson. Who was right, who was wrong? Will we see retalition from either one? 

    Also former NASCAR driver Rick Mast joins the show to talk about his career and give some opinions on today's NASCAR. 

    We'll also discuss the penalty at Michael Waltrip Racing. Coincidence or just a trend with this team. Will they win the appeal? Should they have the right to appeal? 

    Also the first significant news of the NASCAR silly season came out last week when it was announced Jeffrey Earnhardt & Bobby Labonte driving next year at Go FAS Racing. We'll give our thoughts. 

    Jimmie Johnson signs 2 year extension with Hendrick Motorsports. We'll give our thoughts on why it's just 2 years. 

    MWR selling stakes indvidiually in the team. We'll give our thoughts. 

    Plus so much more, and we'll take your phone calls at 917-889-8280. 

  • Talking in Circles: Bojangles Southern 500 Preview; Bristol Wrap Up

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    On tonight's episode we'll discuss the rebirth of tradition. One of the Crown Jewel Races returns back to a date where it NEVER should have left. Ladies and Gents, it's Labor Day Weekend, and for all you good ol' boys and girls out there, that means Darlington, South Carolina. It's going to be a throwback weekend. Throwback paint schemes and throwback announcers, throwback tires even. Going to be a boat load of fun. 

    After a weekend off to catch our breathe, and recharge our batteries for a 12 week run to the Championship, Clayton and Brandon return to the set of Talking in Circles to bring you this episode which will be packed with its usual no BS take no prisoners approach to the greatest sport in the World. But this week, it's double the punch after a weekend off. So they'll wrap up Bristol, and last weekend's events for trucks and Xfinity. 

    Also, Brandon and Clayton will give their perspectives on their favorite paint schemes of the new throwback paint schemes as well as what kind of racing they think we'll be seeing in Darlington. 

    Also, they'll talk about which 4 drivers they think 11 weeks from now will be competing for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title at Homestead-Miami Speedway. 

    Also, is it Dale Earnhardt, Jr's best shot to win a title, or has that ship sailed? 

    And a study was published about the most mentioned NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers in 2015. They'll dive into that. 

    As well as a team owner and driver and sponsor going to court. It's not the first time, and won't be the last. 

    Also, a driver swap at BK Racing, 

    And John Harlow will join the show at 11:30 as well to give us the latest in the Tony Stewart v. Kevin Ward, Jr. saga and his opinion on other topics as well.

    And much more, as well as your phone calls at 919-887-8280, call to join the conversation.

  • 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

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    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

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    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! 

  • 00:31

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

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    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.