SHOW #212 – Guest: Tony Stewart – Plus we breakdown the AJ Allmendinger suspension, recap the Chicagoland NNS race, news of the week, fantasy picks, and a full preview of The Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Hosted by Kerry Murphey and Toby Christie (did we mention that Tony Stewart is on this show?) (47:39 mins)
SHOW #211 – Guests: Timothy Peters and Miss Sprint Cup Kim Coon – We recap the Cup Series New Hampshire weekend, Denny Hamlin blows it, Jimmie speaks (or does he), Newman’s have new kid, Carl loses Bob, AJ’s pee review, plus a Chicagoland preview. Hosted by Kerry Murphey and Toby Christie . (47:42 mins)
SHOW #207 – Guest: Justin Allgaier – We breakdown Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s first win in 4 years, discuss Kurt Busch (again), Cup Series Point Standings analysis, plus we preview turning left AND right at Road America and Sonoma this weekend. Hosted by Kerry Murphey and Toby Christie (47:48 mins)
ARIC ALMIROLA – Kerry Murphey sits down for a chat with Richard Petty Motorsports driver Aric Almirola at Auto Club Speedway. We discuss the importance of driving the 43, getting the call from The King, the Bristol crowd, 48 ruling, his car for California, making the move from NNS to Cup, breaking the Cup news to Dale Jr., working with teammate Marcos Ambrose, Nationwide Series own identity, outlook for Martinsville and more.
-Annett will make his sixth career start in the NASCAR Nationwide Series at Phoenix
-Annett enters Phoenix in 16th spot in the Nationwide driver point standings
-Annett’s best finish (10th) came in 2011 at Phoenix International Raceway
Michael Annett on Racing in Phoenix: “Phoenix is one of my favorite tracks to race on. I really like the flat one-mile tracks and PIR is really fast. I had a strong top-10 finish last year on the new configuration and I think since the track has been repaved it puts on a really good show for the fans, especially when we’re racing on the dogleg on the backstretch. At Phoenix it is really important to have good horsepower to drive off of the corners and I’m really looking forward to having a Ford powerhouse under the hood of my Pilot Flying J car this weekend.”
Annett on Racing at Daytona Last Week: “Racing at Daytona is always fun, but it didn’t quite turn out the way we wanted it to last weekend. I had a great car with a lot of horsepower under the hood and my Pilot Flying J Ford could run up front. It’s a shame we got caught up in a wreck at the end because I know we had a good
Kerry Murphey chats with David Reutimann, driver of the No. 10 Accell Construction Chevrolet – David Reutimann
TBR DEBUT – Reutimann will make his debut with TBR this weekend. The Zephyrhills, Fla., native is sharing the 2012 NSCS schedule with Danica Patrick. Patrick is running 10 races including last week’s Daytona 500. Reutimann will compete in the other 26 events this season.
BIRTHDAY BOY – Reutimann will turn 42 on Friday, March 2 and celebrate his birthday with NSCS practice at PIR.
REUTIMANN AT PHOENIX – The 41-year-old racer will make his 10th start at PIR. Reutimann compiled three top-10 finishes and has an average finish of 19.4. His best start was sixth in 2010 while driving for Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR). He tallied his best finish of seventh in the fall event last season also with MWR.
We wish David a happy birthday, discuss Phoenix, driving for multiple race teams, his racing father and more.
SHOW #188 – We introduce a new show name, new sound, and new co-host for the coming 2012 NASCAR season. Plus we have a chat with Richard Childress Racing Nationwide Series driver Austin Dillon. Hosted by Kerry Murphey and Toby Christie (About 44 mins)