SORT BY Relevancy
Fat Guy in Spandex is a middle-aged, over educated, under employed, overweight, white guy who loves hockey, NASCAR and dumb-ass, quirky comedy. On his podcast, he pontificates about all things associated with a lazy life, sex, sports and much, much more.
Today’s episode looks at: NASCAR's new Knock-Out Qualifying and the Daytona 500 and Clint Boyer. Get the Fat Guy's take on Clint Boyer's frustrations and being a fan of the fastest sport on Earth.
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.
On tonight's show we talk about today's qualifying for the Geico 500; or the lack there of it. It was a MADHOUSE which lead to Ricky Stenhouse, Jr, Joe Nemechek, and Justin Allgaier missing the race. Terry Labonte in his final start will roll off 9th. And Brian Vickers is on the pole.
We'll break down qualifying and see if Clayton was right about qualifing on our Wednesday show. And what can NASCAR do to fix this?
Also, we'll break down the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race today in Talladega as well. Timothy Peters goes to victory lane in his Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra, but that also was a crazy race, and is it a preview of what we will see tomorrow?
Despite a bit of rain, it was a great day in Canada for two-time world champion Lewis Hamilton on Saturday during the Formula One Grand Prix Du Canada, qualifying session. It was Hamilton’s 44th career pole position, which is the number he wears on his helmet and displays on his car. Since the start of the 2015 season, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has been on pole for 6 out of seven races. He won four races, came in second for two, and came in third, for the heart breaking Monaco race where he was set to win until, his team strategist called him in to pit for what some say, was an un-needed tire change in the last few laps. The move allowed his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, to win the race. Hamilton was disappointed but later said, “He prefers to look forward.”
Qualifying second was Nico Rosberg, and third was Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen. The man, who put Williams-Martini back on the map, Valtteri Bottas, qualified fourth. Both Lotus drivers Romain Grosjean, and Pastor Maldonado, qualified fifth and sixth. Force India drivers, Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez 7th and 10th. Although Red Bull continues to struggle with the car, both drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat made the top ten.
For the first time since the start of the season, Ferrari’s other driver and four-time champion Sebastian Vettel failed to get past Q1. McLaren-Honda had celebrity actor Michael Douglas in their camp, but they did not have Jenson Button out on the track for qualifying due to, an ERS-related failure in the last practice session on Friday. Because he will be using his fifth engine for the year, the young rookie Dutchman, Max Verstappen, driver for Toro Rosso, will suffer a 10-place grid penalty, making him start 15th.
Stay tuned to Xiro Xone News and Sports.
It was a fascinating day in Bahrain during Formula One Qualifying. Mercedes champion and current master of the universe in Formula One, Lewis Hamilton did not disappoint as he easily cruised into pole position. In four races, Hamilton has been on pole four times for a total of 42, which places him 4th on all times list of pole sitters.
Following Hamilton was Sebastian Vettel, Nico Rosberg, Kimi Raikkonen, and Valtteri Bottas. Two top drivers will dominate the front row on race day and fans will be in for a blockbuster. Bottas Williams-Martini teammate Felipe Massa qualified 6th and Red Bull Daniel Ricciardo 7th. Carlos Sainz Jr. with Toro Rosso and Romain Grosjean with Lotus were, 9th and 10th respectively.
As we last reported, the thorn in the side of the powerful Mercedes team will be, and is, the new and improved Ferrari team with former Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen.
Sahara Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg qualified 8th and Sergio Perez 11th. Unfortunately for the McLaren-Honda team, Fernando Alonso made a gallant effort but was held at 14th, and Jenson Button’s car appeared to have some electrical issues preventing him from making it into Q3. Red Bull Daniil Kvyat rolled into a sand trap at P3 and failed to make it past Q1.
Stay tuned to Xiro Xone News and F1 Sports
On this episode of Talking in Circles we talk about another disaster of a qualifying session, and we'll review it. We'll decide who is in, and who really needs to push it in their duel race.
The front row, takes the back seat to a disasterous qualifying format, is that really good for the sport?
Also, Brandon has a theory to possibly fix this current format. If this is the system NASCAR wants to keep, then so be it, but it absolutely needs tweaking. And maybe this idea will be the best one of all.
Also, last night was the Sprint Unlimited, where Matt Kenseth went to victory lane. It was a crazy race, with a lot of cautions, and we'll talk about what this may mean for Sunday's Daytona 500.
TODAY TOPIC IN THE STADIUM IS, ARE COACHING OPPORTUNITY IN PRO SPORTS FAIR TO ALL QUALIFYING CANDIDATES?
TONIGHT GUEST IN THE STADIUM IS NO OTHER THEN AUTHOR , STORY TELLAH "CHARLES" HE HAS WRITTEN OVER 20 BOOKS.
WITH HIS NEWLY RELEASED WORK, "SINS OF THE 7EVENTH", HE TACKLES HOMOSEXUALITY IN THE WORLD OF SPORTS AND HOW KEEPING SECRETS CAN DESTROY EVERYONE AROUND YOU.SO CALL IN AND JOIN THE TALENTED PENNY PITTMEN AND KEITH THE BOSS CLOSS DISCUSS EVERYTHING SPORTS TONIGHT BY CALLING 646 -721-9841 OR YOU CAN LOG IN @ WWW.BLOGTALKRADIO.COM\KEYSTYL
In this episode of The Red Light Sports Ramble, presented by The Red Light Sports Network, Evan Witalison and Troy Otradovec will talk some NASCAR, NBA All-Star Game, Milwaukee Bucks, and some other intersting sports topics. Jeff Gordan has decided to turn off the ignition, after this season. In his last Daytona 500, he caputered the poll. This is nothing new, in his storied career. However, this year the Indy 500 had a different qualifying format. Prior to this year, it was a single car qualifying, in which the fatest times qualified. This year that had mini races, to set the field. Many drivers were not happy with the new format.
Tonight 8:00-10 EST Listen LIVE! at www.planetgreentrees.com or call in 347-326-9626
Hosted by attorney Michael Komorn from Komorn Law and Chad from Birmingham Compassion
Contributions from Rick Thompson from The Compassion Chronicles, Jamie Lowell from The 3rd Coast Compassion Center.
After a protracted legal battle lasting nearly a year, the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has been compelled to submit a new petition for autism to the Medical Marihuana Review Panel. This petition was submitted to the department with 75 peer-reviewed studies attached, outlining in detailed scientific and medical terms marijuana's efficacy in treating autism.
Public testimony will be held Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 1:00 PM in the 1st Floor Auditorium of the Williams Building, 525 W. Ottawa St., Lansing, MI 48933.
Joining us tonight-
Lisa Christine mother of Noah autistic child and cannabis patient, and whose is the named petitioner.
Jim Powers Founder of Parents for Compassion, and parent of cannabis patient.
Tim Knowlton Attorney and Co-Counsel along with Michael Komorn for Lisa Christine.
Also Leap representative, retired detective and Gulf war veteran Steve Miller.
Michael's rant, news, current events and more!
This morning we kick off September. The goal is to raise $2000 in September towards our goal of raising the qualifying fee. This will be a big task but not too big it won't get done! Please listen to hear abou the Lawson for Commission campaign and hear why you want to get involved!
Send your contribution to www.lawsonforcommission.com
Also to www.gofund.me/lawson2016
and to www.democracy.com/lawsonforcommission
Pete Ziebron and Jared Pine review Day 1 of the 2015 US Open, including Rafael Nadal vs. Borna Coric and Tommy Haas vs. Fernando Verdasco. Meanwhile, discussion also centers on the fact that a mix of several young guns and older veterans successfully advanced through 3 rounds of the qualifying draw. In addition, Pete and Jared look ahead to whom they expect to see in action in the second week of the final major of the year. Join Pete and Jared on Passing Shots on the ProTenn Radio Network.
Stephanie Neppl and Pete Ziebron were both in Cincinnati last week covering the Western & Southern Open from the opening day of qualifying all the way through Championship Point for Serena Williams. Despite the withdrawal of Maria Shapapova and Venus Williams, the tournament marched on with sensational play from the ladies giving the record breaking crowds plenty to cheer. Join Steph and Pete as they share their observations from 9 days in Cincinnati on Passing Shots on the ProTenn Radio Network.