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96 minutes | 6 days ago
213 – Old-Fashioned Ass Kicking
Darlington Raceway put on a show over the weekend. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft are here to cover the action-packed racing and big NASCAR news week. Before diving into the storylines of the week, the infamous drive to Darlington through Brett’s hometown of Pageland, S.C., is discussed. Hear some of the trouble he caused during his childhood. With the Cup Series running the 750 horsepower and low downforce aero package at Darlington for the first time in years, the difference in competition was notable. Listen for what the spotters thought of the change and its impact on the quality of racing. The gang covers the unveil of the specific manufacturers’ Next Gen cars that will take to the track beginning in 2022. Hear what the spotters like and don’t like about them, and what the major announcement means for the sport moving forward. Plus, what changes are expected in the car? Hear why a rearview camera may be among them. Next, Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis and defending Truck Series champion Sheldon Creed exchanged heated tweets over the weekend. Following Creed’s victory on Friday at Darlington, Lemonis replied to a fan who asked why Creed sometimes races sponsor-less. Lemonis said he offered to help, Creed fired back saying that the team is worth more than 15k. The series title sponsor then called Creed unprofessional. Hear the reaction from the crew and why Griffin – a motorsports marketing professional – believes making sponsorship values public is damaging for the sport. Bubba Wallace struggled again at Darlington, once angering race leader Martin Truex Jr. while the No. 19 team tried to help out its Toyota teammate at the end of Stage 1. Hear Freddie’s reaction to what Truex said about Wallace. Plus, a discussion on what spotters think about the leader complaining about cars fighting to stay on the lead lap. Later in the race, Wallace received the lucky dog only to have it taken away. Was that a fair decision by NASCAR? Kraft weighs in with a surprising answer and details surrounding the situation. How come Kyle Larson closed in rapidly on Truex towards the finish but was unable to make the pass? The spotters tell you what Truex may have been doing to Larson as they battled for the victory. The Truck Series race was a nightmare in many aspects on Friday night. Hear how the guys reacted to seeing the 17-truck restart pileup and why they struggled with sightlines. In Reaction Theatre, fans voice their frustrations from events over the weekend, T.J. gets wished a Happy Mother’s Day and a talented fan sings us a new song. Plus, an incredible move is discussed in the Xfinity xFi More Than Fast segment, the high school sports that the guys played are revealed in Fast Lane and an overflowing amount of What an Idiot candidates are discussed.
81 minutes | 13 days ago
212 – Changing the Entire Game
After race weekend at Kansas Speedway, T.J Majors, Freddie Kraft and Brett Griffin are in studio to give their insider perspective on all that went down. T.J. shares why he believes Joey Logano struggled this go around at Kansas after his victory last fall. Freddie details what went wrong for Bubba Wallace and why he tells Turn 2 to “kiss my ass.” Brett updates us on what it’s like in his new retired life as a baseball dad and couch spotter. NASCAR’s decision making behind throwing a caution 15 laps after a tire sat in the infield grass was called into question during Sunday’s race. The guys weigh in on the inconsistency they see when it comes to when cautions are called and what should have been done in this instance. This yellow flag then produced wild restarts to decide the race, where clean air proved to be king once again. The guys analyze its impact on who prevails and what kind of racing is produced as a result of the current aero package. Kyle Larson and Ryan Blaney saw their strong runs derailed when they got into each other with 2 laps to go. Hear what the spotters think Larson did wrong and how the situation could have been avoided. NASCAR and Texas Motor Speedway unveiled the All-Star Race format last week. The guys try to understand what’s happening and break down the rule changes for the non-points event in June. The Next Gen car will be unveiled to the public for the first time this week. Ahead of that announcement, the gang talks the ramifications of this new car and why it may not actually save teams money. Plus, hear how it could change everything in multiple ways for NASCAR. In Reaction Theatre, some callers try to leave nice messages while others are not so nice. Hear which spotter takes the most hate this week and the answer may surprise you. It’s now off to Darlington Raceway for throwback weekend. Hear the guys talk about what they expect to see during the first visit to “The Lady in Black” this season.
128 minutes | 20 days ago
211 – Jeb & Harrison Burton: Our Talladega Moments
Talladega Superspeedway is in the books and we have race winners in the house. Xfinity Series winner Jeb Burton joins the show to explain his emotion behind the victory, along with his winning spotter Brett Griffin. Joey Logano’s spotter T.J. Majors shares details of how the wreck unfolded that left the No. 22 upside down and Logano upset with superspeedway racing. Freddie Kraft talks about the eventful day for Bubba Wallace and a disappointing result. Fresh off his NASCAR Cup Series debut at Talladega, Harrison Burton joins the show as well. It’s a packed program after an action-packed weekend of racing. After Logano’s fiery comments about the aero package that produced his scary accident, the gang debates the current superspeedway racing product. They share thoughts on why it takes less skill now to succeed and what is to blame for big crashes. Both Matt DiBenedetto and Bubba Wallace, who continue to search for their first career Cup wins, showed promise racing up front on Sunday. However, neither got the job done and the crew analyzes their performances. They discuss what both drivers need to do continue to grow and what Wallace’s early season struggles mean. Jennifer Jo Cobb was denied eligibility to make her first career Cup Series start on Sunday. The guys discuss her comments about not being approved and the larger mistake the team made. Chad Ochocinco was not happy watching so many commercials during the races at Talladega. What needs to be done about this abundance of ads? The gang weighs in. When Harrison Burton joins the show, he shares about how he prepares to race and how the job of a driver has changed since his dad competed. He details the resources available to him as Toyota Racing driver and what Toyota provided him after his fight with Noah Gragson last year. Then he tells all about his first start at the premiere level. Who surprisingly was the first person to reach out to him once the news broke, what he learned on Sunday and how the final restart unfolded. Plus, the hilarious story of why he considers bee stings good luck. In Reaction Theatre, the fans are ruthless. T.J. still hears it even after his car landed upside down and Brett is told he takes all the credit for Jeb’s win. Plus, a young fan raps for us. The events that stood out most from Talladega are shared in the “Xfinity xFi More Than Fast Moments” segment. State nicknames are debated in Fast Lane. And more “What an Idiot” awards are handed out.
93 minutes | a month ago
210 – Jon Wood: Good Stories Start with Bad Decisions
Richmond Raceway is in the books and the spotters return to break down the weekend of racing. T.J. Majors shares insight into Joey Logano’s late lead and near win on Sunday. Freddie Kraft talks about a difficult day for Bubba Wallace. And Brett Griffin addresses Casey for the first time in-person since blocking her on Twitter. Plus, Wood Brothers Racing’s Jon Wood joins the show to share some epic tales. Denny Hamlin said that he’d rather be in his current position than in race winner Alex Bowman’s after the race. What did he mean by that and does the spotting trio agree with his comments? They discuss. Only two natural cautions have occurred in the last 885 laps at Richmond Raceway. Why is this short track not producing the action it was once known for? The gang weighs in and explains why the cars aren’t hard to drive. Plus, hear why they believe Kevin Harvick saved the day. Chase Elliott remains the only Hendrick Motorsports car without a victory in 2021. After a dominant finish to last season and a tendency to come alive later in the year, is the No. 9 team holding back right now? The spotters debate. T.J. shares about Hailie Deegan’s learning curve in the Truck Series after a rough Saturday at Richmond Raceway and explains comments he made on channel two after a crash that Deegan narrowly avoided. Who are the worst drivers the guys have ever spotted for? They engage in a lively conversation reliving some of their most memorable moments spotting for slower cars. Next, Wood Brothers Racing’s Jon Wood joins the show to clear things up after Brett shared some stories that lacked the entire truth. He tells on himself, sharing tales of catching a team van’s brakes on fire, flying an airplane out of the sunroof, and driving a van through the woods. Plus, he provides insight into the unique perspective and style he brings to the Wood Brothers social media account during races. Hear why he says some of the things he says, even if NASCAR may not always be happy about it. In Reaction Theatre, fans are snoozing and choking. T.J. gets blasted, Brett gets compared to a foreign leader and Freddie is told to suck it. Lastly, the gang prepares for the upcoming race weekend at Talladega Superspeedway.
73 minutes | a month ago
209 - Racing with a Brain
After a wet and wild weekend at Martinsville Speedway, T.J. Majors, Freddie Kraft and Brett Griffin are in studio to react to a busy Sunday of short track action. Brett returned to the spotters stand for the Martinsville modified race and shares what stood out about spotting a mod. Freddie wanted to celebrate Josh Berry’s big Xfinity Series win at Martinsville only to find out what time Josh went to bed - but it didn’t stop Freddie. And T.J. is back fresh off his TV appearance during the Cup broadcast. NASCAR tested rain tires at Martinsville last week but find out when the gang wishes they would have tested them. Hear their reactions to the weekend rain delays and why they question the decision to have started the race Saturday night. A massive backstretch pileup bent fenders and flared tempers. Was it an intentional move by Chris Buescher? The crew debates and then reacts to Daniel Suarez throwing his water at William Byron after being shipped into Turn 1. While racing up front, Joey Logano nearly spun Martin Truex Jr. but quickly relented the position. Hear why that move shocked some of the panel and T.J. tells us if that was really what happened. Rick Ware Racing made headlines following multiple incidents with its cars in the Cup race. The gang shares their thoughts on fiery quotes from the drivers and team. Controversy surrounding the choose rule sent Jeb Burton and Freddie to the rear of the field in the Xfinity Series race. Hear why Freddie feels the Kaulig Racing team was being made an example of and why drivers are slow to choose their lane. With Adam Stern reporting that NASCAR is looking at reopening its infield to guests, the crew discusses what the at track experience will look like in a post-COVID world. Hear what needs to happen to bring fans back and how they hope NASCAR accomplishes that. In Reaction Theatre, Freddie gets a call from the parking lot, T.J. finds a fan and a new song blows everyone away. Later, hear about the guys’ mancaves during the Offerpad Question of the Week segment. In the Xfinity xFi More than Fast Moment segment, which moments during the race stood out most? Find out who impressed the spotters. Then find about which fast food restaurant has the best french fries and why the race after the race nearly got Freddie in trouble returning from Martinsville.
114 minutes | 2 months ago
208 – Marty Smith: Passion is Undefeated
Following the inaugural Bristol Motor Speedway NASCAR dirt track race weekend, winning Cup Series spotter T.J. Majors is joined by Freddie Kraft, who John Hunter Nemechek said needs glasses, and everyone’s favorite couch spotter, Brett Griffin. After they breakdown the action from Monday afternoon, ESPN’s Marty Smith joins the show to share stories about his time in NASCAR, how he made it, building relationships, his Bristol dirt reactions, and much more. The perspective of the spotters is in high-demand after seeing NASCAR run on the Bristol dirt for the first time. Hear from them on what they called the “Dust Bowl” and find out just how bad visibility really was. As for the on-track action, they detail what they liked and disliked, plus why it was refreshing to see Cup drivers making mistakes. Dirt racing aces Kyle Larson and Christopher Bell were not immune to those mistakes. Hear what the crew thought of both drivers’ early trouble. Should NASCAR have thrown a caution for Bubba Wallace’s spin late in the race? Freddie weighs in and pleads for consistency from the sport when displaying the yellow flag. Corey LaJoie called Brett out for his “couch spotter” take after an early incident collected numerous cars in the Cup race. Brett responds and explains who he was really talking about in his tweet. Denny Hamlin wished for a do over after the finish. The guys share what they wish he would have done on the overtime restart to contend with Joey Logano. John Hunter Nemechek said Freddie and his Truck Series driver Derek Kraus need glasses after Kraus wrecked well after Nemechek spun. Freddie explains exactly what happened and how safety workers interfered with Kraus’ truck after the accident. In Reaction Theatre, T.J wins yet can find no love. He reacts to fans both upset and pleased with the No. 22 team’s victory. Freddie hears it from the listeners as well, including the youngest reaction theatre caller yet. Which drivers proved that it takes more than speed to perform well in NASCAR? The guys answer in the Xfinity xFi More than Fast Moment segment. That, plus the weekly “What an Idiot” awards and Martinsville picks.
115 minutes | 2 months ago
207 - Mike Joy: Clearing the Air
After NASCAR’s tripleheader race weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, T.J. Majors, Freddie Kraft and Brett Griffin convene in studio to react to everything that went down. Plus, NASCAR on FOX’s lead announcer Mike Joy joins the show to discuss his difference of opinion with the spotting trio. First, Freddie and T.J. share about the challenges both Bubba Wallace and Joey Logano faced on the abrasive Atlanta surface. Along with co-host Casey Boat and producer Jason Schultz, Brett shares his perspective from watching as a fan and lists all that he accomplished during the 500-mile race. This leads to a conversation about whether the event was too long and what needs to be done about it. In Spot on/Spot off, the spotters first address Larson saying he hates Joey Logano after Logano’s teammate Ryan Blaney won by passing the No. 5 car late in the race on Sunday. T.J. shares his perspective and what Logano was fighting for at that moment. Then the conversation turns to the Xfinity Series drama. The crew weighs in on Noah Gragson backing into Daniel Hemric’s pit stall and making contact with No. 18 car, and whether they believed it was intentional or not. Then, they talk the post-race altercation between the drivers and crew members. Should anyone have been penalized? They state their cases. After seeing how the racing in Atlanta played out – does the track need a repave and should the grass situation be fixed? See which side of the debates the spotters fall on. The NASCAR Cup Series will race on dirt for the first time in 51 years this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway. Hear the gang’s thoughts on the race format, how they expect the event to go, and who to watch for and not watch for this weekend. Mike Joy then joins the show for a conversation ranging from working with the unfiltered Clint Bowyer in the booth to the attitudes of young racers. He shares his perspective regarding his recent tweets about paid drivers and hears out the spotters’ opinions. Learn where they net out on the topic after last week’s Twitter back-and-forth. Hear Joy’s perspective on how the season has played out thus far and if he’s on board with the “Best Season Ever” tagline. Plus, find out what he expects to see at Bristol. In Reaction Theatre, T.J. feels anything but love, Freddie hears complaints and a caller leaves the best song in Reaction Theatre history. Lastly, hear about what moments from Atlanta were Xfinity xFi “More Than Fast,” if Fast Lane is rigged and this week’s “What an Idiot” awards.
83 minutes | 2 months ago
206 - Thousands of Reasons
NASCAR’s West Coast Swing is complete as our spotters return from Phoenix Raceway to cover what went down in the desert. T.J. Majors shares about Joey Logano’s strong day that produced a solid finish. Freddie Kraft details why the promise and gains Bubba Wallace showed on Sunday keep the new team progressing nicely. Brett talks about his new role at the track over the weekend and why he was Denny Hamlin’s biggest fan. As home of the championship race, the gang analyzes Phoenix Raceway’s product. They dish their opinions about the traction compound used on the racing surface and whether it helps or hurts the competition. Plus, which rule did NASCAR not enforce on the wild and wide Phoenix restarts? The spotting trio discusses. Drama from Saturday’s Xfinity Series race leads to conversations about drivers needing to use bathroom during races and double bird salutes. Hear what Freddie told his Xfinity Series driver Jeb Burton when Burton asked how many laps were left in the race. Then, the crew breaks down why Josh Berry flipping off Santino Ferruicci may have been entertaining but ultimately costly for the JR Motorsports driver. Given the quality of the races at Phoenix, should it continue hosting the title races beyond 2021? The gang weighs in, discussing what characteristics should make up the track that crowns the champion. After DBC weighed in on Mike Joy’s hot take tweet about drivers with daddy’s money last week, Joy responded on Twitter. Hear what he said and what the guys are now saying back. NASCAR is beginning to experience a Nashville problem with two tracks both wanting to host races. Hear what the crew believes will become of NASCAR in Nashville. In Reaction Theatre, the fans bring it. Hear how T.J. responds to a fan calling him out for wanting to spot for Joey Logano. Someone compares Brett to beach balls. Plus, a very familiar voice chimes in. Xfinity is back with a new segment for 2021. Hear the guys debate the moments that made the greatest difference in this weekend’s events at Phoenix.
72 minutes | 2 months ago
205 - Trail of Money
After a thrilling race weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, T.J. Majors, Freddie Kraft and Brett Griffin cover all the drama from Sin City. Before diving into the events of all three races, Freddie details the struggles Bubba Wallace faced and why the team saw something that provided encouragement moving forward. While usually a lock for success at Las Vegas, Joey Logano struggled and T.J. discusses what happened. Brett is checking in from Myrtle Beach and has plenty of opinions after seeing everything go down on TV. Kyle Busch’s questionable spin from Friday’s Truck Series raised some eyebrows. Hear what the gang has to say about Busch’s response, how NASCAR handles intentional spins and why it brought out a caution. Mike Joy made headlines with a tweet essentially calling out Noah Gragson and all drivers who race with “daddy’s money.” The guys respond to Joy and explain why his comment targeting the JR Motorsports driver are unfair given the financial state of the sport. Kyle Larson returned to Victory Lane on Sunday. T.J. reveals if this victory surprised him or not, and everyone chimes in about how Larson has progressed since climbing back behind the wheel of a Cup car. Plus, is Hendrick Motorsports back? Freddie and Brett share insight into what may have contributed to the recent uptick in performance out of the HMS stable. The batteries dying on the radio is a spotter’s worse nightmare. Hear what the panel has to say in response to Ty Dillon’s Xfinity Series spotter saying his batteries died as the No. 54 car wrecked in Saturday’s Xfinity Series race. In Reaction Theatre, all three spotters hear it from the fans as they react to the weekend’s events. Plus, the guys give it back to some fans who think they know better than those in the industry. Find out what the crew did for their first jobs in Fast Lane and why Freddie’s surprised everyone. Later, Freddie gives his “What an Idiot” award to nearly every Cup team owner.
77 minutes | 2 months ago
204 – Too Easy to Drive
Back from Homestead-Miami Speedway, spotters T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft share their perspectives from a fun weekend of racing at an entertaining track. They’re joined by Brett Griffin, who is fresh off his first weekend not at a race track since 1999. Tyler Reddick’s impressive late race bid fell short on Sunday. The crew analyzes why Homestead-Miami fits his driving style and why Reddick needs to win soon. Kyle Larson’s strong showing caught the spotters’ attention and they share why he may not have been as aggressive as normal. Many new players found themselves in contention on Sunday. Hear why names like William Byron and Michael McDowell fared well in a 1.5-mile track race that usually favors the heavy hitters. Martin Truex Jr. had some choice words for Denny Hamlin during the race. Find out what those were and why they aren’t surprised to hear it from Truex. Plus, their teammate Kyle Busch’s frustration leads Brett into a rant about the industry’s use of SMT data. Noah Gragson was laps away from victory in the Xfinity Series race before running into the back of David Starr. Hear how the spotters reacted, why they too are tired of dealing with slower cars and how Gragson is turning into a polarizing driver. Kyle Petty shared interesting comments about the Joe Gibbs Racing stable of drivers last week and Denny Hamlin responded. It leads the gang to discuss how developing young talent should be assessed. In Reaction Theatre, Noah Gragson hears what the fans thought of his ordeal on Saturday. Despite a quiet day on track, T.J. still hears from Joey Logano critics. One caller leaves the guys unable to respond in typical reaction theatre style. Fast Lane goes off the rails and leads to stories about who the guys took to prom. Brett fills us in on the state of his backseat after a puking accident. Lastly, Freddie tells us a story about his truck once smelling like the “ass of a giraffe.”
90 minutes | 3 months ago
203 – Ty Gibbs: Nothing Like the First Time
Our spotting trio of T.J. Majors, Brett Griffin and Freddie Kraft returns from the Daytona International Speedway road course to breakdown the wild weekend of road racing. The second race weekend of the year produced not one but two first-time winners. Saturday’s Xfinity Series victor Ty Gibbs joins the show after winning in his first start. He describes the intense run to the finish, what he did to hold onto the lead, and the meaning behind his emotional celebration. Plus, the 18-year-old addresses the reputation he’s building. Christopher Bell chased down Joey Logano in the closing laps, evaded the No. 22’s block attempts and drove to Victory Lane for the first time in his NASCAR Cup Series career. Majors discusses another win slipping away late for the No. 22 team. A.J Allmendinger impressed in his part-time Cup effort for Kaulig Racing on Sunday. His spotter Brett Griffin talks about their day and what proved insurmountable to overcome in the race. Plus, Griffin responds to what Clint Bowyer said about him on the broadcast. The controversial late race caution for rain is addressed, including Kyle Busch’s comments about why the yellow flag was displayed. Hear whether the guys thought a caution was necessary and how it changed the race. Chaos then ensued on the following restarts. They react to Chase Elliott’s epic saves and his tangle with Corey LaJoie, plus all the drama that the finish produced. Saturday’s Xfinity Series race did not disappoint and the gang covers Allmendinger and Austin Cindric wrecking while battling for the Stage 1 victory. Truck Series drama is brewing between former champion Brett Moffitt and his former team GMS Racing. Hear what went down in the race and whether Moffitt should be picking this fight. In Reaction Theatre, everyone sucks and Brett gets cussed out – what’s new? A new segment debuts that has everyone pointing fingers. Lastly, Brett reveals a special gift he’s receiving from a long-time friend and NASCAR Cup Series champion.
75 minutes | 3 months ago
202 – Going for the Win
After a wild and wet DAYTONA 500, Bubba Wallace’s spotter Freddie Kraft and Joey Logano’s spotter T.J. Majors break down the chaotic day at the World Center of Racing. Along with co-host Casey Boat and producer Jason Schultz, the gang covers the freighting last lap wreck involving leaders Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski. Majors discusses what happened from his perspective and if it could have unfolded differently. How did Michael McDowell clear the carnage and win his first career NASCAR Cup Series race? They react to his shocking victory. Plus, find out which Cup Series championship spotter called the shots for the No. 34 team after being fired from his previous team last season. Kraft shares about Bubba Wallace’s maiden voyage as the driver for newly formed 23XI Racing. He explains how their week went and what happened to put them a lap down as the finish approached. A massive wreck on Lap 14 changed the course of Sunday’s race, what caused the early aggression? The spotters share what they think happened. Coordinating pit stops with alliance partners is another challenge spotters face at superspeedway races, find out what goes into aligning trips down pit road. Drivers and fans alike were confused by the qualification rules for the 500 following Thursday’s Duel races. Are the rules fair? Should the final spots in the field be determined differently? The guys debate. T.J. spotted his first Truck Series race for Hailie Deegan, find out how the race went and his outlook for the season as her spotter. Reaction Theatre returns with fans heated after a crazy season opening weekend. Find out what they had to say about Logano’s last lap block, Freddie’s spotting and Brad Keselowski’s oil changes. In Fast Lane, find out who doesn’t know which planet is closest to the sun and a surprising celebrity crush revelation.
70 minutes | 3 months ago
201 – Some Things Never Change
Door Bumper Clear returns for its sixth season and has some big news. The gang catches you up on their off-seasons as T.J. Majors became a day trader, Freddie Kraft now has meetings, Brett Griffin’s rocking a part-time schedule, and new momma Casey Boat is back. Plus, hear about the return of one of the most popular segments in Dirty Mo Media history. Ahead of the start of the NASCAR season, the crew discusses what’s new for the sport in 2021. Freddie lays out Bubba Wallace’s goals with newly formed 23XI Racing and debates goals vs. expectations. Concerns are raised looking ahead to the Bristol Motor Speedway dirt race in March and the unknowns leading into the first Cup Series race on dirt since the 1970s. The spotters share their thoughts on the drama involving who will spot for Kyle Larson. Tony Stewart asked NASCAR to run the season opening Busch Clash but didn’t get a call back. The guys discuss how Stewart’s new Superstar Racing Experience is impacting his relationship with the sanctioning body. Leading into the DAYTONA 500, Brad Keselowski is concerned about tearing up a bunch of race cars and the gang reacts to his comments. Find out how the spotters foresee the week of superspeedway racing playing out.
98 minutes | 5 months ago
200 - Happy Holladays!
Door Bumper Clear brings you holiday laughs and cheer with this off-season, Christmas, and 200th episode spectacular. T.J. Majors, Brett Griffin, Freddie Kraft, Hannah Newhouse, and Jason Schultz first react to making it to 200 shows. They share favorite memories and reflect back on the best moments in DBC history.What have the guys been up to since the NASCAR season ended? Brett tells the story of bear hunting with Clint Bowyer, Freddie fills us in on what went down at the Snowball Derby and T.J. reveals who put Christmas lights up at his house.The gang then dives into the big news that has dropped since their last show. They cover Auto Club Speedway race weekend moving to the Daytona road course in February and why the Clash will now give its participants an unfair advantage. The Snowflake 100 ended in controversy following a last-lap incident. Was the call to disqualify the winner fair or foul?Spotter silly season has heated up and the guys explain which drivers are changing spotters and how it will impact their performance in 2021. John Hunter Nemechek took a gamble to leave full-time Cup Series competition for the Truck Series next year. The crew analyzes that move and how the potential expansion of 23XI Racing may have factored in.The cost of racing remains a hot button issue in the sport and driver contracts are taking a hit, the spotting trio explains. Plus, will the new Cup car in 2022 really save teams money? They debate.To celebrate Christmas, DBC releases the first single off its Christmas album and debuts Jingle Bells to the world. In Xfinity Fast Lane, the guys' knowledge of holiday songs, trivia, and more is tested. Find out which spotter doesn’t know where Jesus was born.Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from DBC! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
108 minutes | 6 months ago
199 - The Dog's Off the Leash
On the Season 5 finale, T.J. Majors, Brett Griffin and Freddie Kraft return from NASCAR Championship Weekend at Phoenix Raceway to react to the title battles in the desert.T.J. and Joey Logano fell short of a second Bill France Cup, hear how T.J. describes their race and what they missed on. Plus, Brett shares details of how Clint Bowyer closed his Cup Series career in his final start on Sunday. Freddie has some breaking news that required a shirt unveil. Find out what his future holds.Chase Elliott overcame a last-place starting spot to win his first Cup Series championship. The guys, along with co-host Hannah Newhouse and producer Jason Schultz, discuss the crazy fast car he had and how he beat his competition. Slow pit stops cost Brad Keselowski a shot at challenging the No. 9 car, leaving the gang to emphasize the team aspect of racing.In the Xfinity Series race, a spin by Chase Briscoe to bring out a late caution has the guys raising their eyebrows. Plus, they react to Justin Allgaier losing the lead on the final restart and the role his teammate Noah Gragson played in the finish of the race. It leads to a debate about the role of teammates for the championship contenders.Similarly in the Truck Series event, a late yellow flag set up a wild restart to decide the title. Hear why the crew thinks the caution should lead NASCAR to reevaluate its driver approval process. Plus, find out what they though about Sheldon Creed’s crazy drive to the front.The haters are back in Reaction Twitter and in #AskDBC, find out why ‘9 damn acres’ is so funny.As the 2020 season draws to a close, the gang reflects back on how NASCAR handled the adversity in one of the most challenging years ever. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
110 minutes | 6 months ago
198 - Game 7 Moments
A shocking Sunday at Martinsville Speedway set the stage for NASCAR Championship Weekend at Phoenix Raceway. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft react to all that happened at Martinsville. Plus, they prepare for a big weekend out west where Majors and Joey Logano will compete for a second championship, while Griffin and Clint Bowyer compete in the Cup Series together one final time.Chase Elliott won on Sunday to advance to his first Championship 4 but it didn’t come without some drama. The guys review the rescinded pit road penalty his team initially received and debate whether NASCAR made the right call.Kevin Harvick appeared as a lock for the championship race heading into the penultimate event of the season. However, a uncharacteristic poor performance shocked the sport and prevents the No. 4 team from racing for the title. The crew analyzes what went wrong and his last ditch effort on the final lap. Plus, why don’t fans seem to celebrate upsets like in other sports’ playoffs? They weigh in.The No. 9 team had some choice words for Joey Logano early in Sunday’s race. Logano’s spotter T.J. responds and discusses what it means heading into their title battle. Majors also shares insight into what he anticipates happening as Logano competes for his second championship.Clint Bowyer and Aric Almirola didn’t get along very well at the short track. Brett discusses the teammates trading blows and tells the story of how he led NASCAR to implement a ‘no touch policy’ on the spotters stand back in the day.Tony Stewart and Toyota’s David Wilson exchanged heated comments about their respective manufacturers’ driver development programs. The gang discusses the current state of developing young talent in NASCAR.Heading into Bowyer's final weekend as a Cup Series driver, he and Brett receive a special message from fans and a surprise guest to kick-off the show. Later, everyone shares their favorite Bowyer memories and stories.Lastly, championship picks are made as the spotters are onto the final NASCAR race weekend of 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
80 minutes | 7 months ago
197 - 72 Hour Lead
Rain may have delayed the Texas Motor Speedway Cup Series race by three days but it didn’t stop this week’s episode. T.J. Majors, Brett Griffin and Freddie Kraft made it out of the mist and cover all that went down in the Lone Star State, along with producer Jason Schultz.The guys tell their tales of survival waiting out the rain delay and what they had to go buy. Kyle Busch won his first Cup Series race of the season on Wednesday. After the race, he expressed remorse for topping his teammate who needed a win to make the Championship 4. The guys react.In the Xfinity Series race, Harrison Burton ran down Noah Gragson in the final two laps to win. How did he do that and what went wrong for Gragson? Our spotting trio discusses. Justin Allgaier had some choice words for Ross Chastain. Were the comments justified? Plus, why is Chastain being so hard on himself? Griffin explains why it gives the driver of the No. 10 a bad look.A drama-filled Truck Series race led to numerous fights, wrecks and choice words. Majors explains what went down while spotting for Ben Rhodes and what he thought when Rhodes turned Christian Eckes into the wall. Which driver popped another post-race? You’ll find that out along with so much more.Big silly season news dropped including Kyle Larson signing with Hendrick Motorsports, Chase Briscoe getting in the No. 14 car and Erik Jones going to Richard Petty Motorsports. The boys analyze the news and predict how each will perform in their new rides.There’s plenty of more hate in this week’s installment of Reaction Twitter and an Xfinity Fast Lane question helps the guys create a new nickname for a male witch.With one race to go before championship weekend, the guys make Martinsville predictions and gear up for a short track showdown. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
101 minutes | 7 months ago
196 - Block Like Crazy!
Joey Logano and T.J. Majors took the victory Sunday at Kansas Speedway to advance to the championship race at Phoenix. T.J. describes the No. 22 team’s day and how he helped guide Logano to block Kevin Harvick in the run to the finish. Brett Griffin and Freddie Kraft, reluctantly, give T.J. props and talk about how difficult passing was in the Cup Series race and the frustration it created.Chase Elliott’s team faced communication issues throughout the race. What’s it like when the spotter can’t talk to the driver and should the No. 9 team have been penalized? The guys weigh in and T.J. shares a similar experience.A massive wreck in the Xfinity Series race landed Anthony Alfredo upside down. Prior to the crash, Brett sent a controversial tweet about Alfredo and he explains it all right here. Find out why Alfredo’s moves on the track had heightened stakes behind them and what it means for his future. Plus, the crew talks about decisions being made for the Xfinity Series in 2021 and how the business of the series is changing.In the second installment of Reaction Twitter, T.J. learns that even if his team wins, fans will be upset. Freddie finds out fans think Bubba Wallace would be a better football player than race car driver. And Brett suffers the consequences of calling a guy out right before he flips in the race.Lastly in Ask DBC, the gang talks about pleasing both diehard and casual fans, Clint Bowyer’s relationship with the choose rule and Jimmie Johnson’s send-off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
94 minutes | 7 months ago
195 - Spotting in the Rain
A wet and wild weekend at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL left plenty for Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft to cover as the NASCAR Playoffs roll on. The Cup Series raced on a wet surface for the first time since the 1950s and they react to unique challenge drivers faced. A hard-fought battle ended in playoff elimination for Clint Bowyer. His spotter Brett walks us through the ups-and-downs of the day and Bowyer racing with no power steering. Kyle Busch also saw his championship hopes fade away on Sunday. The guys, along with co-host Hannah Newhouse and producer Jason Schultz, explain how his season went wrong.The Xfinity Series raced in torrential downpours on Saturday and race winning spotter Freddie shares his experience spotting in the rain. Hear what his driver A.J. Allmendinger said about the conditions. Noah Gragson was upset with Riley Herbst after an accident racing for the lead. The crew responds to the choice words Gragson used towards Herbst.Silly season news broke everywhere last week. Our trio of spotters discusses the news of Clint Bowyer retiring, Alex Bowman going to the No. 48 car, Matt DiBenedetto getting another year in the No. 21 and Daniel Suarez joining Justin Marks’ new team. Plus, Brett shares what his future looks like after Bowyer’s announcement,After Brett blocked Twitter accounts live on the show last week, hear the boys read more mean tweets after Sunday’s race.In Ask DBC, Parker Kligerman makes an appearance and Championship 4 picks are made heading to Kansas Speedway to begin the Round of 8. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
102 minutes | 7 months ago
194 - Let 'Em Race!
Talladega Superspeedway produced a wild playoff race on Sunday and T.J. Majors, Brett Griffin and Freddie Kraft are back from their spotter perch high above the track to talk all about it. After NASCAR made numerous yellow line rule related decisions in the Cup race, the guys analyze the penalized moves. Should Denny Hamlin have won the race? Was Matt DiBenedetto’s penalty fair? Why did Chase Elliott’s penalty get rescinded? The crew debates all these, plus more.Joey Logano raced aggressively all day long and received two penalties for forcing another car below the yellow line. T.J. walks us through what happened and how it impacted the No. 22 team’s day. Bubba Wallace found himself up front for much of the race before two late race accidents. Freddie breaks down the strong day and what ended it. Jimmie Johnson said Clint Bowyer’s move that caused a big one was “the stupidest thing I’ve seen in my career.” Brett responds and explains what took Bowyer out of the race and put him in playoff bubble trouble.The 2021 NASCAR schedule includes major changes including the addition of road courses and a Bristol dirt race. The gang weighs in on what NASCAR got right, wrong and which races they are most looking forward to.It’s Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL race week and with more playoff eliminations ahead, our spotters discuss who’s safe and in danger, plus what to expect this Sunday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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