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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.
On tonight's episode of Talking in Circles we'll discuss the new deal for the Nationwide Series where, as of January 1st it will be known as the Xfinity Series. A big 10-year deal for NASCAR for the second-tier series and we'll talk about the implications for this deal and the fine print as well.
Also, This week in NASCAR history brings us back to September 7, 1991, at Richmond. "Handsome" Harry Gant wins the second race of four straight wins in the number 33 Skoal Bandit Oldsmobile. Harry earned the nickame, "Mr. September" for his dominance in both the Winston Cup and Busch Series races that month, winning 5 straight Busch races and 4 straight Cup races.
Also, there will be a new team debuting at Richmond. Beard Motorsports, owned by Mark Beard, of Mount Pleasant, Michigan. With the field being 44 cars for 43 spots, and not having owner's points, it's going to be a tall task for the number 75 Chevrolet driven by Clay Rogers, who is also looking to make his Sprint Cup debut. Clayton and Brandon will talk about this team's chances at making the race at Richmond, and how interesting Friday will be for this team.
Finally, the Richmond preview, picks to win, as the regular season winds down, and we head into the chase, we'll see who we all think will make the final few spots in the chase.
It's going to be an interesting show, and we can't wait to have you along, on Talking in Circles.
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.
On the special Sunday Morning edition of Talking in Circles, we talk about the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. Joey Logano wins his 6th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, and third of the season, and has made himself a contender in this Championship race. It's the first time ever, that Ford Motor Company has swept the weekend in Bristol.
Joey won the race on the final restart passing Matt Kenseth on older tires, but the new rubber paid off for Logano and he was able to work his way around the 20 and go to victory lane.
Denny Hamlin was leading the race on lap 156, before contact with second place running Kevin Harvick sent Hamlin's car into the inside retaining wall, ending his day, and afterwards Hamlin threw his HANS device at Harvick. We'll talk about that move in perticular and why it was okay, and also why Harvick was running so hard, so early.
Kyle Busch had a tough night in Bristol. Kyle got caught up in an early wreck, and for the past 5 weeks, has had nothing but bad luck, with good race cars. This lead crew chief Dave Rogers to tell Kyle to "park you whiney little ass, and get on the bus." Team owner, Joe Gibbs has downplayed the comments and seems to think that it's no big deal.
Also, Greg Biffle has a new sponsor, and sticking with Roush, is Jimmy Fennig going to step down?
All of that on Talking in Circles. Enjoy the show everyone!
On tonight's episode of Talking in Circles, we discuss Brad Keselowski's win at Chicagoland Speedway. Brad's 15th win of his career, and 5th of the season. Back-to-back wins for the 2012 series champion, he led 62 of 267 laps. This win propels Brad Keselowski into the Contender Round of the chase. Some strong runs by most of his competitors in the chase. We'll break down the race, and the Chase scenario after race one.
Also, it was announced today that Marcos Ambrose will move back to Australia and compete in Super-V8 cars driving for Team Penske. This leaves the number 9 seat open at Richard Petty Motorsports for 2015. Who will replace Ambrose is still yet to be determined, and being the fact that sponsor, Stanley/DeWalt is moving to JGR in 2015, it's likely that these candidates will have to bring funding. The guys will break down the top candidates for that ride as well.
On tonight's episode of Talking in Circles the guys talk about their chase predictions. Clayton and Brandon tell the audience their chase brackets and give them insight of why they picked who they did to move forward. They will disagree on one driver not moving on.
In this week in NASCAR history, we go back to 2010 when Clint Bowyer was handed a penalty for having his bumper was outside of tolerance. Fined 150 points. We'll talk about the significance of that penalty, and how it has lead to the events of today.
It's a triple-header weekend in Chicagoland this week. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series action this weekend. For Cup it will be the first chase race in this new format, win and you move on. Who do wet think will win and move on? Well you'll just have to listen to the show.
On tonight's episode of Talking in Circles we're going to start with our this week in NASCAR History brings us back to August 11, 1996 to the 1996 The Bud @ the Glen at Watkin's Glen International Raceway... The 18th and final career win for Chemung, New York's Geoffrey Bodine. We'll discuss Bodine's legacy ,and how Geoffrey opened up the doors for a lot of North Eastern drivers in this sport.
After Bodine, we'll talk about the top-3 most disappointing drivers so far this season. Clayton and Brandon differ very much on this topic, and will have one of those classic heated discussions about who they think the 3 most disappointing drivers are.
Watkin's Glen preview, as NASCAR goes to its second and final road course race on the circuit. We'll talk about who we think the favorites are to go to victory lane in the Cheez-It 355 @ the Glen.
Tonight on Talking in Circles we'll discuss the events from this past weekend at the Kentucky Speedway. Brad Keselowski was the winner, as the crowd was a little low at Kentucky to say the least . The winner cuts his hand open, and his teammate pulled a move that didn't sit well with Clayton.
In case you may not have remembered, there was at one time passing in this great sport, and drivers were actually able to do it! We'll discuss why NASCAR drivers today are having such a tough time passing.
Plus, we'll discuss the 16 current chasers, and the drivers who we think will race their ways into the chase in these final few regular season races.
On tonight's episode of Talking in Circles we review the GoBowling.com 400 @ Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.
Dale Earnhardt, Jr wins his 22nd career race, and third of the 2014, while completing the season sweep at Pocono. He's the first driver to sweep Pocono since Denny Hamlin in 2006.
Jeff Gordon had the car to beat all day long, but lost the handling of his racecar on the final run of the race, while the car was in traffic, and it cost him the victory.
The big one? At Pocono? A 13 car wreck that was triggered when Denny Hamlin spun, in a chain reaction crash. It cost people a lot of good days. We'll discuss that as well.
Jimmie Johnson had a day to forget in Pocono as he crashed twice. What's this mean for his season?
We may have an answer to the question of who will be taking Trevor Bayne's seat at the Wood Brothers Racing team. Ryan Blaney could be the man, according to Lee Spencer. We'll discuss what this move means for the Wood Brothers, and Ford in general.
Kasey Kahne wins the Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway after the second green white checkered, he was able to power past Matt Kenseth who had two tires, to go on to win the Oral-B USA 500. For Kahne, this win locks him into the chase. For Kenseth, this run locks him into the chase points-wise.
Joe Gibbs Racing was money on pit road and Kevin Harvick's team cost him the race on pit road. The 4 team is dominant time in and time out, and consistantly cannot seem to seal the deal.
Attaboys Danica Patrick finished 6th. Track position was still important, not as important, but still very important. Kyle Larson constantly gets better and better each week.
Kyle Busch had a tough night again. His teammates, Kenseth and Hamlin had strong runs, Kyle did not. He seemed frustrated with the night, wrecking both Tony Stewart and getting into an altercation with Martin Truex, Jr.
Double file restarts seem to cost both Harvick and Hamlin the race. The top lane was doomed all night long. Is it time for the double-file restarts to go away? How much of a disadvantage is the leader at?
And the guys check out the chase grid, and predict who will make it in at Richmond.
It's a packed night after an exciting race in Atlanta.
On tonight's episode of Talking in Circles, we discuss the 1-800-Car-Cash Mudsummer Classic at Eldora Speedway tonight. Darrell Wallace, Jr was the winner. Clayton and Brandon will discuss what they thought of tonight's racing, and whether or not they agree with the common opinion that it was awesome.
Also, we'll preview the race in Indianapolis this weekend in Cup. Discuss drivers who we think will have big weeekends.
On tonight's episode of Talking in Circles we'll discuss Carl Edwards' move to Joe Gibbs Racing. The worst kept secret in the garage area was made official today. Carl Edwards will drive the number 19 Arris Toyota in 2015. We'll talk about how this move affects JGR as a whole organization, right down to the development drivers they have, and who gets affected by this the most.
Also, we'll talk about changes to the Sprint Cup Series schedule as announced by Jim Noble yesterday. For the 3rd time in 11 years, the Labor Day weekend date will change again... Where to? Well "RIGHT WHERE IT SHOULD BE." Back to Darlington, South Carolina. It won't move again, that's for sure.
This weekend's events are at Bristol Motor Speedway; Triple-header action with the Trucks, Nationwide, and Sprint Cup. We'll talk about those events as well.
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