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Mike and Kevin Beckett discussing the 2 major tire wear problems and 3 major handling problems
On today's episode we talk about a sad anniversary in NASCAR.
After that we'll review the STP 500 @ Martinsville Speedway. Denny Hamlin gives Toyota their first win since Talladega last season. We need more short tracks. What a fun race. We'll give our attaboy/girls and our disappointments.
Also, the big story of the week is the P5 penalty for the #31 team for Richard Childress Racing. Crew chief, Luke Lambert has been suspended for six races, and placed on probation through December 31st. Interesting take that Clayton has on this as to what RCR's next move should be; also, is it time to change the way NASCAR penalizes teams in this sport?
And our team report cards. Usually, every break in the season, we give team report cards, and today we'll give ours after the first six weeks.
Qualifying at Talladega has changed, of course, only the 457th change in qualifying. Is this the best way? Is there a better way?
Also, John Harlow from BeyondtheFlag.com will join the show to discuss multiple topics with us; and that's always a treat.
This week, Speedway Digest Thursday Night Thunder welcomes IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge drivers Andrew Carbonell Racing and Liam Dwyer Racing into the Thunderdome to discuss their season so far as teammates on the Freedom Autosport team.
Then, we switch gears and welcome Jake Elliott to talk a bit about the Larsen Motorsports team, as well as the IHRA Nitro Jam Series.
Finally, we are pleased to bring Pakistani American driver Nur Ali to the show, who will be talking about his decision to join the Red Bull Global Rallycross series, as well as give us a preview of their season opener this weekend in Fort Lauderdale.
So, fasten your seatbelts, turn up your speakers, and get ready for another exciting episode of Thursday Night Thunder!
Nico Rosberg won the Grand Prix in Monaco with the help of a strategic blunder.
Starting on pole was pivotal for Lewis Hamilton, who was almost certain to win the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Monaco. Hamilton maintained the lead throughout the race and had a 19 second lead over teammate Nico Rosberg. No one could have overtaken him on that particular track, and no one could have taken the race from him until, lap 65, when the youngest driver in Formula 1 Max Verstappen ran head on into the barriers while trying to overtake, Romain Grojean.
A virtual safety car (VSC) was in effect which would have maintained the status quo for the position of drivers, but suddenly, an actual safety car was deployed, and the Mercedes strategist called Hamilton in to pit for a tire change. The move was shocking to fans and the media since Hamilton’s tires were holding up just fine, and he had only 14 laps to go. Mercedes called Hamilton in while Vettel who was in third, and Rosberg in second, stayed out and advanced their positions. By the time Hamilton rejoined the group, he was in third, Vettel was ahead of him in second and Rosberg ahead of Vettel in first. Although Hamilton is still leading the drivers, championship, this was a painful loss. Every other word heard around the F1 universe has been “robbed, Hamilton was robbed.” Fans believe Hamilton is rightfully upset that such a blunder by his strategist could cost him so much. He has consistently praised and thanked his team, even when they mess up his pit stops but by all accounts, this was a bridge too far. Now, fans are asking, “Can Lewis trust the people he depends on?” Coming in fourth and fifth were the Red Bulls, Daniil Kvyat and Daniel Ricciardo. Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen held onto sixth and an impressive drive by Force India’s Sergio Perez, and McLaren driver Jenson Button, put them in seventh and eighth, respectively.
We are praying tonight! There are many things going on in the world and we need prayer. We have made it by the grace of God to the middle of the week. We are seeking favor and grace from God. Some people are seeking answers, miracles and blessings. Tonight, we are praying with power and we have favor all around us. Believe it or not, God is smilng on us and those who have turned away shall see what Israel saw. We must find and seek Jesus today.
Young people-I recommend Jesus. You are never too young or old to know him. I can promise you that you will need Jesus one day. You will tire of running and will seek his face so just do it now.
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Starting from pole position, the fifth race of the season was a boon for Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg who wins his first race since last year in Brazil. Rosberg, drove a near perfect race and stayed out front for most of the race. After becoming frustrated with his dwindling chances of a drivers championship, Rosberg was close to giving up as he had to stand back and watch his teammate Lewis Hamilton, win race after race. Now, Rosberg feels as if he has the momentum heading into Monaco, his home race.
Throughout the race, Rosberg had a comfortable lead ahead of Hamilton who finished second, followed by, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel who was second for most of the race but finish, third. Tire degradation was an Achilles heel for Hamilton and some of the others as they fought to overtake one another while trying to take care if the tires. A pivotal part during the race that ate into Lewis Hamilton’s time was when he went in for his first pit stop. The stop was slow and delayed for reasons that were not clear. Hamilton still leads in points for the drivers championship with Rosberg and Vettel close enough to keep hope alive.
Valtteri Bottas with Williams-Martini racing continued to impress fans by finishing fourth and Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen, fifth. Bottas teammate Felipe Massa was sixth, Daniel Ricciardo seventh and Roman Grojean of Lotus, eighth. The was some great wheel-to-wheel racing on display during the last 3 laps when hometown driver Carlos Sainz Jr., battled with Toro Rosso teammate Max Verstappen for tenth position, then quickly got out in front of Russian driver, Daniil Kvyat, and took ninth. The Manor-Marussia team, was hanging in there with the big boys on the track, while second hometown hero Fernando Alonso, was force to retire due to brake failure, but almost ran over his pit crew when he overshot the garage. His teammate at McLaren- Honda Jenson Button, finished 16th
Tonight on Race Fans Rock Radio! Host Infield Jen shares her experiences from Talladega SuperSpeedway and what it was like to observe Dale Jr & team from Victory Lane! She will be speaking with her "dedicated Fan int he Stand Reporter, Brandon Welch as he shares his perspectives from the giant track as well! Then Jen is talking to "Super Fan" who is well known as the "Talladega Tire Man".. Find out why only on this broadcast of Race Fans Rock Radio show!
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