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38 minutes | Jun 27, 2022
Nashville: Chase Elliott wins with brilliant restarts; Joe Gibbs Racing falters in the pits; why single-lugnut stops are so tough; Bubba Wallace's radio outbursts
How Chase Elliott won the race starting with the restart in which he took the lead from Kyle Busch (1:00); a new way of approaching restart choice with Next Gen (2:30); Chase seals the deal (4:00); the difference between the critical restarts for Kyle Busch and Chase Elliott (5:30); Chase’s video game maneuver to gain eight spots in a lap (7:30); was Chase being modest about how good he was in making the move? (9:00); how the Next Gen is forcing some uncharacteristic driving (10:30): the pit stop conundrum for Joe Gibbs Racing and Toyota (12:00); understanding the personnel crunch in pit crew personnel (14:30); the difficulty in training pit crews with the lack of Cup-Xfinity crossover (16:30); digging into more of why pit stops are so tricky this season (18:30); how important differences from other series increases the likelihood of pit miscues with a single lugnut in NASCAR (19:30); the frustration level of Toyota/JGR spending weeks trying to fix the problem (22:00); why there’s no quick fix (23:15); the dynamic of driver-pit crew performance criticism (25:30); and what that means for Bubba Wallace (27:30); putting Wallace’s radio outbursts in context (29:30); championship outlook with nine races left in the regular season (31:30); Road America preview (33:30).
38 minutes | Jun 20, 2022
Nashville preview: Trackhouse Racing's amazing breakout year; Silly Season analysis and questions; which Cup Series stars should be worried about making the playoffs?
Trackhouse Racing, the story of the 2022 Cup Series season so far (1:30); is it the culture or the car that is helping Trackhouse? (3:45); the impact of the Next Gen on hiring as it relates to education vs. experience (6:15): how the Next Gen is similar to assembling IKEA furniture but also (literally) much different (7:30); revisiting the Suarez victory aftermath (9:30); and why Stevie still believes Suarez needed the victory to cement his spot in the No. 99 (11:30); why it’s tough to remain winless and unable to close while a teammate excels (13:45); recognizing the journey of Travis Mack and validation of the crew chief as team leader (15:45); 16 winners! (17:45); the level of concern for Harvick and Truex (19:00); Silly Season and why the Nos. 10, 18 and 19 are the key to movement (21:00); trying to analyze the other dynamics of open rides and full rosters (23:30); “If I’m Kyle Busch’s agent, you’re playing a little bit of chicken with the Truex decision” (25:30); what of the Xfinity Series hopefuls? (26:45); what Stevie expects with a more chaotic Nashville with the Next Gen track debut (29:00); his surprise at the lack of a “dominant” winner (31:30); the heat factor at Nashville (34:00).
33 minutes | Jun 13, 2022
Sonoma: Daniel Suarez makes history in first Cup win as his NASCAR perseverance and sacrifices pay off; tough stop for Kevin Harvick; big day for Next Gen
Daniel Suarez’s memorable first Cup win for Trackhouse Racing: Did seeing teammate Ross Chastain’s two wins wear on Suarez and crew chief Travis Mack? (2:30); Suarez’s bumpy road and long journey to Trackhouse (5:00); the importance of a driver’s confidence and how hard it is to maintain after being fired (6:30); the sacrifices and perseverance of Daniel Suarez that go unseen (9:00); Parker’s first meeting with Daniel (11:30); wrestling with so many of the typical self-doubts for any driver … while also trying to learn English (13:30); could Chastain’s ordeal at Gateway indirectly have helped Suarez? (15:30); “Drivers are very insecure. No matter what we say, we are” (17:30); the travails of Kevin Harvick and the not-so-good pit stop (19:30); Parker’s own frustrating experience with an SHR pit crew (20:45); the insatiable drive of Kevin Harvick to be perfect (22:00); how the Next Gen is driving differently on road courses (24:30); looking ahead to NASCAR on NBC at Nashville (26:30); Parker’s upcoming NASCAR schedule (29:00).
45 minutes | Jun 6, 2022
Gateway: Ross Chastain gets sideways with Denny Hamlin and Chase Elliott; a fantastic finish for Joey Logano and Kyle Busch; NASCAR's memorable debut in St. Louis
What KP has been up to lately! Audiobook memoir (1:00); Dinner Drive, Season 2 (2:00); Kyle Petty Charity Ride with new NASCAR Hall of Famer Hershel McGriff (3:30); Ross Chastain’s surprising apology and what to make of it (5:30); why KP thinks Chastain could have been even less contrite (7:45); Justin Marks’ unapologetic defense of Ross Chastain (9:30); why Ross Chastain actually should keep racing the same as he did at Gateway (11:30); should Ross Chastain make a full heel turn? (13:00); how Ross Chastain is similar to Joey Logano (14:30); how much of the pushback on Chastain is establishment-driven? (16:00); “If you’re 40-plus, you’re on the back side (of your career)” (18:30); what’s ahead for Martin Truex Jr. (20:00); Denny Hamlin’s viewpoint on the Chastain incident (22:00); was it fair to vow significant retribution (24:00); where is NASCAR in Year 13 of the Boys Have At It (26:30); the fantastic finish between Kyle Busch and Joey Logano (29:00); how two fierce rivals have built such a mutual respect for how they race each other (31:00); the remarkable knack that Joey Logano and Kyle Busch have for excelling at inaugural races (33:00); the enthusiasm around NASCAR’s Cup debut in St. Louis (37:00); looking ahead at the rest of the regular season with NASCAR on NBC coming soon! (39:30).
41 minutes | May 16, 2022
Kansas: Kurt Busch career transformation continues; an emotional win for Denny Hamlin and 23XI Racing; Bubba Wallace pit stop woes; tire troubles strike again
The 20-year transformation of Kurt Busch from being one of the most disliked drivers to one of the most respected (1:30); “Kurt Busch has made every race team a better team” (3:30); why DJ believes the Kansas win is bigger than Kurt Busch’s 2017 Daytona 500 victory (5:30); is Kurt Busch the most adaptable and versatile driver in NASCAR history? (7:30); how Kyle Busch might factor into his older brother getting overlooked (9:30); why this was such an emotional victory for Kurt Busch and Denny Hamlin (12:30); why being a driver/team owner is inherently a distracting line of work (15:00); DJ on what it’s like to race against cars that you own (17:00); Bubba Wallace’s pit crew problems (18:00); and DJ’s advice on how to handle the struggles (20:30); on the lingering single-lug pit stop problems and how long DJ thinks it will last this season (23:30); analyzing the tire problems for several teams at Kansas (26:30); what makes building tires for the Next Gen – and stock cars in general – difficult (29:30); DJ’s headed to his first Indy 500 in person! (33:30); what are the odds of Jimmie Johnson winning the Indy 500 in his first start and what it would mean (36:00).
52 minutes | May 9, 2022
Darlington: Was Joey Logano's move on William Byron fair?; how the Next Gen is impacting hard racing in NASCAR; impressions of the F1 debut in Miami
Dissecting both sides of the controversial final lap at Darlington (2:00); Parker’s take on whether Logano’s decision to move Byron was fair (4:00); how did this compare to other famous Darlington battles like Busch v. Craven in 2003? (6:15); the selling point for NASCAR and its fans (7:30); tracing when the racing mentality gets ingrained (8:45); how this maybe was or wasn’t a traditional bump and run (10:30); an impressive turnaround by Logano and Team Penske from a miserable Dover (13:30); how the Next Gen car is like playing Wordle (15:30); why do the Next Gen cars’ parts seem more fragile? (17:30); the V-8 Supercar connection (19:30); “there’s no race car in the world that is designed to hit stuff” (21:30); how the Next Gen business model slows down some of the process of reinforcing parts (24:00); why drivers were spinning off Turn 2 (25:30); the case for Denny Hamlin’s team still being the most dangerous in Cup (31:00); Miami GP recap (34:00); Parker’s case against exclusivity (36:00); the case for capitalizing on motorsports’ momentum better (38:30); signs of future collaboration (40:30); how successful was the event across the board? (42:30); Parker’s excellent weekend at Darlington and what it means for the future (44:45).
36 minutes | Apr 25, 2022
Talladega: Ross Chastain's crafty win; Kyle Larson's mistake; Erik Jones' heartbreak; Kyle Busch's contract
On what happened during the final lap from the perspective of Kyle Larson and Ross Chastain (2:00); A.J. on whether Chastain faked out Larson (4:45); the development of Ross Chastain into a more patient driver at Talladega (6:30); on the edge that Chastain still has to his driving – and that A.J. witnessed at COTA (8:30); “I thought about it at COTA: I might be trying to chase down the (Cup) champion here.” (10:30); the case for a deep playoff run by Ross Chastain (11:30); the massive heartbreak for Erik Jones coming up a few thousand feet short of a major victory (13:30); why Talladega seemed such a track position race and difficult to pass (16:00); what the elimination of side-drafting has meant as an impact on superspeedway racing (17:30): why A.J. came up just short of winning Saturday’s Xfinity Series race (19:00); the sudden interest in Kyle Bush’s contract status at Joe Gibbs Racing (22:00); why A.J. loves Kyle Busch’s “what you see is what you get” style (24:00); the danger of contract negotiations going public (26:00); A.J.’s jam-packed 49-race (!) schedule for 2022 (29:00); becoming a leader at Kaulig Racing (30:30); the best start of his racing career (32:00). This June marks 50 years since Title IX passed into law. While many advancements have been made, issues of inequity continue to persist in women’s sports. Ahead of the anniversary NBC News and NBC Sports have launched In Their Court, a five-part podcast hosted by U.S. Olympic medalist, Ibtihaj Muhammad, that explores the evolution of Title IX through the eyes of one, pivotal sport: women’s basketball. This series will feature the stories of the women who, over the past 50 years, fought for Title IX, advanced it, and are now using their voices to pay it forward on and off the court. For more, visit In Their Court wherever you get your podcasts.
34 minutes | Apr 18, 2022
Bristol Dirt: Kyle Busch "backs into" historic win after Chase Briscoe backs into Tyler Reddick
On if it matters when drivers “back into” wins (1:30); is it fair to criticize Busch for embracing this win while grumbling about Alex Bowman at Las Vegas? (4:00); aside from being No. 60 and continuing an 18-year streak, why this win meant something more to Kyle Busch (5:50); dissecting Chase Briscoe’s move on Tyler Reddick and why he made it (8:00); all the reasons that DJ believes Briscoe’s attempt at a pass was “terribly wrong and mistimed" (10:30); analyzing how Reddick interpreted the situation and whether he was right to blame himself for letting Briscoe get too close (13:30); DJ’s admiration for how Tyler Reddick carries himself (14:30); how Reddick’s team might have felt about the situation (16:30); DJ recalls a time at Martinsville that his team wished he’d been more aggressive (18:00); did dirt racing really change the way the track raced? (20:45); a big question about if dirt works: does it put Cup’s pavement superstars in the best light and showcase of their elite talents (24:00); the case for putting both of Bristol’s races back on concrete (26:00); what to expect at Talladega Superspeedway (28:00); which drivers will be the most desperate? (30:30).
45 minutes | Apr 11, 2022
Martinsville: Lord Byron reigns on a lackluster night in Cup; fists fly in Xfinity
William Byron’s great start continues with solving Martinsville (2:30); how William Byron is doing Kyle Larson things (4:30); do we need to talk more about Byron’s versatile greatness? (7:15); how does the success impact Byron being in a contract year? (9:15); and how might it affect his leverage and what he seeks in negotiations? (10:30); what happened to Chase Elliott at Martinsville (12:30); the key to the Chase Elliott-Alan Gustafson relationship staying strong (14:30); how do a driver and crew chief get on the same page? (17:30); talking about a lackluster race by Martinsville standards (19:30); hearing from all the drivers (20:30); why this might not be a complex of a fix as some believe (24:00); detailing all of the issues being faced, from shifting to temps to aero (26:30); first step to solving the problem is admitting it (28:30); the Xfinity fight, starting with the views of Ty Gibbs and Sam Mayer (31:00); Stevie has a new opinion on what should be allowed with physical altercations (33:30); whether there is a societal inflection point that should impact NASCAR’s view on violence (36:00); why Ty Gibbs put himself in position to be raced that way (38:00); Jimmie Johnson’s injury (40:00); Stevie on looking forward to watching Jimmie at Indy 500 qualifying and the four toughest laps in auto racing (43:00).
40 minutes | Apr 4, 2022
Richmond: Denny Hamlin scores one for the older guys with NASCAR's new car
Welcome back, DJ! How’s the new place in Phoenix and what do you think of NASCAR in 2022? (1:00); unpacking Richmond’s tire strategies and how difficult it was for William Byron and Martin Truex Jr. (3:00); on Byron feeling like a sitting duck in the lead on old tires (4:30); a 1-2 finish for Hamlin and Kevin Harvick that earned their first top five finishes of the season (6:45); the challenges of adapting to a new car for Hamlin and Harvick (9:15); how does a driver go against everything they’ve known in driving a car to be successful with a new style? (12:15): Hamlin’s hometown edge at a track that requires immense precision and “an art form” (15:00); a DJ anecdote about seeing Richmond’s blueprints (17:00); a critical win for JGR/Toyota (19:00); the strength in numbers equation for Chevrolet (21:00); on the importance of “data points” and engineering in today’s NASCAR and Next Gen (24:00); the Formula One model for technology appeal (25:30); the new choreography of pit stops and why DJ isn’t as much of a fan for safety (27:45); “Before this gets out of hand and we have more teams doing it, why not say we have to go behind the car with the rear tire changer as we’ve done (30:00); how teams are dealing with burnout in a brutal schedule (32:00); where things stand with Richmond’s racing quality (34:00); looking ahead to Martinsville and why Cup drivers are in for a tough -- but fun -- test (36:00).
47 minutes | Mar 28, 2022
COTA: A wild final lap and another new winner in Ross Chastain
Was Ross Chastain’s winning move over the line or totally in bounds? (2:00); dissecting how Jeff Burton saw the final lap and why “I’m OK with that” (4:00); why late-race restarts can be more “embarrassing” on road courses (6:00); did AJA have reason to be miffed? (7:30); has the “win at all costs to make the playoffs” mentality evolved recently in NASCAR? (10:00); whether today’s drivers are less artful with moving someone for a victory (12:00); any repercussions (beyond Allmendinger) for Chastain? (14:30); the progression of Chastain’s driving and attitude (16:00); and how it is similar to Kyle Larson’s in some regard (18:00); how did Trackhouse Racing get so good so fast? (21:30); the importance of Chevrolet in the equation (23:30); and the legacy of Chip Ganassi Racing (25:00); on the drivers who have yet to win (27:30); is the Brad Keselowski team penalty indicative of the pressure on teams and is there more to come? (30:00); COTA and enforcement of track limits (32:30); and should an alternative to full-course yellows on road courses be considered? (37:00); such as local yellows? (38:15); lug nuts and loose wheel penalties (41:00); Jeff Burton’s hopes for a Richmond renaissance (43:30).
43 minutes | Mar 21, 2022
Atlanta: Did NASCAR's new superspeedway pass the test?
KP’s overall impressions on the “new” Atlanta (1:00); do drivers’ voices need to be heard or will they be heard? (3:00); where he thinks drivers’ focus should be with new tracks and layouts (safety) 5:00; what’s tricky about the new turns (6:00); the “shut up and drive” philosophy (8:00); the “tax” that drivers have to pay in superspeedway racing (10:00); will team owners push back if this tried elsewhere? (12:00); why this overhaul might be ill-suited for other 1.5-mile tracks (13:30); the layout seemed to deliver for fans who want more Daytona and Talladega (15:45); but less of a chess match? (16:45) why the new Atlanta was even more mentally exhausting for drivers and spotters than Daytona and Talladega (18:45); a tribute to "Lord Byron" being in a really good spot at Hendrick Motorsports (20:45) and why William Byron is the anchor and future of Hendrick Motorsports, not Chase Elliott (22:00); “William Byron is closer to the prom than he is to retirement (24:00); the tank-like qualities of the Next Gen car (26:00); why the lack of driver scouting data might be a reason for veterans struggling against surprises this year (28:00); Denny Hamlin’s early season struggles (30:00); thoughts on Jimmie Johnson’s sixth-place finish in his IndyCar oval debut at Texas (32:30); and becoming a legitimate contender for the Indy 500 (35:00); trying to put a potential Indy win in perspective (37:00); Kyle Petty’s new book, Swerve or Die, comes out this summer! (39:00).
31 minutes | Nov 11, 2021
Jimmie Johnson on his sports car season, his reunion with Chad Knaus and his growth as a racing businessman with sposnors
Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson on how he’s been getting up to speed on Road Atlanta (3:00); how running IMSA still is helping Jimmie stay sharp for IndyCar (5:15); playing video games with 80 cars on track to prepare for darkness (7:30); on increasing his pace and drive time at Petit Le Mans after a disappointing Watkins Glen (9:30); why Road Atlanta could be personal redemption in trying to return to his Rolex 24 form (11:30); whether Jimmie believes more NASCAR drivers might race IMSA and if he’d like to get in a Next Gen Cup car next year (13:30); on having Chad Knaus back as a teammate (15:30); “we recognize we love working together and being around one another … the way we interact brings out the best in both of us” (18:00); on if Knaus and Hendrick will remain with Jimmie in IMSA next season (20:00); how 2021 has been “a big year of growth” for Jimmie on the business and sponsor side (21:30); the parallels of victories and losses in the business of racing (23:30); what Jimmie has learned to admire in Rick Hendrick and what he wishes he could emulate in the team owner (24:30); learning to embrace the freewheeling side of being a businessman (26:00); what’s ahead for Jimmie in 2022 (28:00); Jimmie on his buddy, Kamui Kobayashi (29:00).
42 minutes | Nov 9, 2021
Phoenix: The greatness of Kyle Larson and his 2021 Cup Series championship; Jeff Burton mulls if Larson is the world's best driver
NASCAR on NBC analyst Jeff Burton on a true team effort for Kyle Larson (1:00); did teams err in downplaying the importance of qualifying? (3:30); why the race didn’t necessarily fall Larson’s way (5:45); the overwhelming superiority of the No. 5 (8:00): ranking Larson among greats such as Mario Andretti (10:30); how Burton came around on Larson … and how Larson came around on NASCAR (13:00); is Kyle Larson the best race car driver in the world? (16:30); dreaming about a Kyle Larson-Lewis Hamilton matchup (18:30); the decision by Rick Hendrick to allow Kyle Larson so much dirt racing (21:30); will Larson’s success spark a trend of Cup teams allowing their stars to moonlight more often? (24:00); putting a bow on the other contenders’ seasons (28:00); how the Next Gen car affects the outlook of Hamlin and the entire Cup Series entering 2022 (32:00); how will teams redeploy their staffing into new departments? (34:30).
36 minutes | Nov 1, 2021
Martinsville: Alex Bowman vs. Denny Hamlin analysis from Steve Letarte, plus a Championship 4 Phoenix Preview
NASCAR on NBC analyst Steve Letarte on why the racing seems even more intense this year as the Round of 8 finale (1:00); why Steve didn’t like Denny Hamlin interrupting Alex Bowman’s burnout (3:30); an interesting analogy to the keyboard warriors (6:00); did Denny have a point? (8:00); should Bowman have gotten more credit for pulling over after knocking Hamlin from the lead earlier? (11:00); an appreciation for Hamlin’s mastery of Martinsville (14:00); the trials of Martin Truex Jr. and the No. 19 (18:00); Team Penske’s misses (20:00); the strength of the Championship 4 (24:00); is Kyle Larson the championship underdog somehow? (27:30); will the earlier Phoenix race results be an adequate predictor for the finale (30:00); sizing up Hamlin’s chances to break through (32:00).
25 minutes | Oct 29, 2021
AJ Allmendinger reflects on his NASCAR career and renaissance with an Xfinity title in sight
Xfinity Series championship contender AJ Allmendinger on assessing his dream 2021 season and whether it’s his best ever (2:00); reflecting back on the NASCAR transition 15 years later (4:00); the “blur” of his early seasons between Red Bull, RPM and Penske (6:00); his biggest regret from the early years of his NASCAR career (7:30); the impact of Roger Penske with the Indy 500 and Xfinity (9:30); how close AJ has come to leaving racing and how he stays in a good place mentally (11:45); fear being one of his big motivators (14:30); on how joining Kaulig Racing interrupted a career shift and also made him a part of something bigger in “trying to write history” (16:00); his impact on Kaulig’s growth (18:45); whether he feels as if he’s been the feel-good story in the Xfinity Series this season (20:00); what a championship celebration would be like (22:30).
38 minutes | Oct 11, 2021
Roval: Analyzing all sides of the Chase Elliott-Kevin Harvick feud with Dale Jarrett, plus the incredible comeback victory by Kyle Larson
NASCAR on NBC analyst Dale Jarrett on his initial impressions of Kevin Harvick’s intentional wreck of Chase Elliott (1:30); why DJ is OK with Harvick’s move and how it’s different from Matt Kenseth wrecking Joey Logano intentionally at Martinsville in 2015 (3:00); was the timing of Harvick’s payback surprising? (4:30); would Elliott have been surprised by the payback? (5:45); how much of a factor did Elliott’s closing rate play in Harvick’s crash (7:15); would Chase have returned the favor if he had the chance (9:15); how stunning it was to see Harvick make an uncharacteristic mistake (10:45); is this feud now over? (13:00); will there be repercussions from “Merry Offseason and Happy Christmas (15:00); a well-made point from DJ on the need for rivalries but what comes with that (17:00); the black flag that didn’t happen for the bumper cover (19:00); at what point should NASCAR step into the Elliott-Harvick feud (21:00); DJ’s firsthand history with NASCAR sitdowns (23:30); thoughts on Kyle Larson’s incredible comeback victory (25:30); how Larson’s championship emergence was evident in his battle with Tyler Reddick (28:00); some sage Earnhardt championship wisdom from DJ (30:30); what happened to William Byron and the late contact with Tyler Reddick (32:30); sizing up the Round of 8 (35:00).
41 minutes | Oct 7, 2021
The Charlotte Roval's brief but very memorable history: "Taking risks is the DNA of NASCAR"
Exploring the brief but very memorable history of the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval through the voices of those who helped create and raced on the dynamic road course. --Joe Gibbs Racing winner Christopher Bell and Adam Stevens tour the layout and detail its appeal and challenges (3:30) --Inaugural winner Ryan Blaney and Aric Almirola recall their initial fears of the course (7:00); --Marcus Smith recounts his burst of inspiration for creating the layout (9:00); --Charlotte Motor Speedway executive vice president Greg Walter on the pushback from drivers and teams and the decision to delay the launch (16:00); --Speedway Motorsports vice president of operations Steve Swift on the international search for advice and insight (18:00); --Smith on Mario Andretti’s memorable test run in a Porsche 918 (20:00); --Swift on a very helpful lap by Kyle Busch and a humorous moment with Ryan Newman (23:00); --The jaw-dropping crash that has NASCAR very nervous (30:00); --The breathtaking finish to the debut (34:00); --How the Roval has charted a path forward for NASCAR (37:30).
42 minutes | Sep 20, 2021
Bristol: Peeling back the many layers of the Chase Elliott-Kevin Harvick confrontation; why so many cut tires at Bristol?; playoff surprises good and bad; should Bristol still race dirt?
NASCAR on NBC analyst Jeff Burton on analyzing the initial contact between Chase Elliott-Kevin Harvick (2:00); why Harvick has plausible deniability in what Jeff says was a racing incident (4:30); why the rash of cut tires at Bristol? (6:30); the most interesting and compelling part of Chase’s interview for Burton (8:30); does Chase really need to prove himself in Year 6 of being in Cup? (10:30): is there a generational aspect to their differing viewpoints of what happened? (12:00); how drivers manage the balance between self-interest and building political capital (14:00); what Burton appreciated about how Elliott and Harvick handled their differences (15:30); was Chase in bounds by holding up Harvick to help Larson win (18:00); the case for how Elliott might have hurt himself by preventing Harvick from the victory (20:00); have Harvick and the 4 team turned a corner? (22:30); some surprises from the Gibbs teams, Penske and Kurt Busch (24:30); has the championship race reset to Larson, Hamlin and the field (26:30); the Xfinity Series finish (27:30); the importance of the regular-season championship and that points … still … matter (29:30); and breaking down how it affected the Cup and Xfinity races (31:30); what will become of Bristol’s dirt race after a wonderful weekend on the concrete? (33:00); tracing the recent history of Bristol’s racing (35:00); is Vegas to open the Round of 12 actually a bigger wild card than the Roval? (38:00).
30 minutes | Sep 9, 2021
Mike Helton recalls the impact of Sept. 11 on NASCAR
In a sitdown about Sept. 11's impact on NASCAR, vice chairman Mike Helton recalls a difficult 2001 season already for NASCAR (2:00); the scene in Daytona as Sept. 11 began (4:00); the impromptu command center in Bill France Jr.’s office (6:30); taking care of NASCAR industry members scattered around the country (8:30); processing the emotions while determining the path forward (11:00); “Hey, this is way too big. I don’t have it in me to do it.” (12:30); unplugging New Hampshire (14:30); how the country knew it was time to stop … and then time to restart sports and entertainment (16:30); making changes to entry and security policies (18:30); the resiliency and resourcefulness of NASCAR teams that week (20:30); a memorable sea of 150,000 American flags (22:30); “it was almost as if we were shooting a movie about patriotism (24:30); an appropriate winner (26:30); the aftermath of a memorable day for Mike (28:00).
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