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93 minutes | Nov 16, 2022
Kevin and Curt discuss Josh Pierson to ECR, Roger Penske’s IndyCar Ownership and Steve Matchett Joins the Show
Tonight on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin open the show by setting the schedule for the rest of the year before getting to the news of the day. We first discuss Ed Carpenter’s announcement that 16-year-old Josh Pierson will be a development driver for the team with eyes set on a 2025 IndyCar campaign. Kevin and Curt talk about why the partnership is good for both sides. Then, the conversation continues with more Silly Season news for 2023, specifically Takuma Sato. To round out the first segment, Kevin and Curt discuss the current state of the Indy 500 field. Then, there are rumblings of “what has Roger Penske brought to IndyCar”. Kevin and Curt discuss that topic as the honeymoon phase of the Penske ownership comes to a close. We touch on what Penske has done and how he operates the business of IndyCar. How much stability has Penske brought to the sport? In the second hour, Kevin and Curt discuss Colton Herta’s extension with Andretti Autosport and reports that suggest he’s the highest paid driver on the grid. Ty Gibbs will replace Kyle Busch in the Cup series for Joe Gibbs Racing in the No. 54 car. Then, Kevin and Curt discuss scheduling and TV ratings. Trackside is an IndyCar show, but sometimes we talk Formula 1 when we get a chance to visit with Steve Matchett. Matchett discusses what he’s up to nowadays before discussing George Russell’s first win over the weekend ahead of Lewis Hamilton. Kevin and Matchett talk about Russell’s ability to adapt to Mercedes and recall Michael Schumacher’s first Driver’s Championship. Matchett stresses the importance of gelling with the entire team, including your fellow driver, in F1. Steve and Kevin tell stories about his time as an F1 mechanic. To round out the conversation, they discuss what the car will look like in 2023, the popularity of the sport in America and the Inside F1 Year in Review show. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
98 minutes | Nov 9, 2022
Kevin and Curt discuss NASCAR Cup Series Championship, Indy 500 Seats and Newman/Haas Mechanic Tim Coffeen joins the show
Tonight on Trackside, Kevin Lee quickly touches on a wild last 48 hours for the Indianapolis Colts before diving into the motorsports news of the day. Then, Kevin and Curt Cavin discuss the weekend’s NASCAR Cup Championship and Joey Lagano walking away with his second series title. Then, the conversation turns to the Indianapolis 500 field and the now slim opportunities for a driver to run in both races the last weekend in May. We continue to discuss NASCAR drivers trying to find their way onto the 500 grid. Kevin and Curt dive into driver updates in IndyCar. Sage Karam will not return to Dreyer and Reinbold Racing next season. Is there a spot for Simona de Silvestro in the Indy 500? We continue to talk about full time seats in 2023 and what part time seats might look like. Then, Kevin and Curt talk about Marcus Ericsson getting to take the Borg Warner Trophy back home to Sweden. Kevin rounds out the first hour with your Twitter questions. In the second hour, Kevin discusses seats with Dale Coyne Racing and some movement among mechanics in IndyCar. Indy Lights? No longer. It’s now INDY NXT by Firestone. Kevin touches on the name change on the IndyCar ladder and testing for the series. Then, Tim Coffeen, longtime IndyCar mechanic for Newman/Haas, joins the show following a Newman/Haas auction at the beginning of November. Curt and Tim discuss the emotional attachment to the cars he worked on and remembering the stories behind the cars. Tim touches on how many cars he would’ve worked on during a given season and starting with two cars per driver each year at Newman/Haas. Curt and Tim then break down what part of the car Tim worked on the most and what an engineering team would look like. Ultimately, Tim spends a lot of time recounting the stories of seven series championships he was a part of during his time with the team. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
96 minutes | Nov 2, 2022
Kevin and Curt discuss Tony Kanaan, Indy 500 Seats and FOX's Jamie Little joins the show
Tonight on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin begin with Arrow McLaren SP confirming Tony Kanaan for the 2023 Indianapolis 500 and the position he is in to try and capture another 500 victory in a car capable of winning the race. Kevin and Curt also discuss NTT Data’s partnership with AMSP next season. Then, the conversation turns to NASCAR drivers in May’s race and why Arrow McLaren SP went with Kanaan over a driver from a different series. To round out the first segment, Kevin and Curt touch on Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing confirming they intend on running a fourth car in the Indy 500. That leads to a discussion about who is most likely to fill that seat. Kevin and Curt dissect open seats left for May and what looks like the only place that either NASCAR Kyle could go in order to run in the 500. Will Ed Carpenter put another car in the race or focus on the drivers already on his roster, including himself? The conversation expands into a larger one about total cars in the 500, teams, engines and drivers. In the second hour, Kevin and Curt begin with discussing Ross Chastain’s gutsy move at the end of the NASCAR race in Martinsville and Tony Stewart’s NHRA debut. Then, they discuss Roger Penske investigating more ovals on the IndyCar schedule and the locations the series is considering. Before FOX NASCAR’s Jamie Little joins the show, Kevin and Curt reminisce about the beginning of Trackside. Then, Kevin and Jamie talk about the Martinsville Cup race and the upcoming championship weekend. Kevin then wraps up the show with Twitter questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
90 minutes | Oct 26, 2022
Kevin and Curt chat with NBC Sports’ Leigh Diffey and IndyStar’s Nathan Brown
Tonight on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin – from all over the country – jump into a busy docket of offseason news around IndyCar. Kevin and Curt chat about Kevin’s freelance gig in Florida around crazy expensive boats before getting into the news that Tony Kanaan is likely to be the fourth Indy 500 driver for Arrow McLaren SP. This leads to a larger discussion on the drivers trying to get into the 500 and which teams might or might not add an extra car. We also discuss other open seats and available drivers for next season, including Nicholas Latifi.Then, Kevin and Curt discuss Alex Palou’s weekend in Formula 1 testing and the ever-evolving status of his situation. The first segment concludes with a check-in on Tony Stewart. Kevin is joined by NBC Sports’ Leigh Diffey to discuss his weekend at Formula 1’s US Grand Prix. Kevin and Leigh discuss the popularity of F1 in the United States and the passion for the sport after years of trying to grow the audience in North America. How does motorsport popularity help IndyCar? Kevin and Leigh discuss that, the IndyCar contingent that was in Austin and the open seat for Williams Racing as it looks like there will be an American in F1 in 2023. To round out the conversation, the two discuss Leigh’s correct Will Power prediction before the season, the 2023 IndyCar season and young drivers. Kevin wraps up the first hour with Twitter questions. In the second hour, Curt is joined by IndyStar’s Nathan Brown to discuss Nashville’s new stadium, how it impacts the Music City GP and what it will take for IndyCar’s tenure in Nashville to carry on for the foreseeable future. Then, Curt and Nathan talk about Colton Herta’s extension with Andretti Autosport through 2027 and the details of the contract. Arrow McLaren SP is another topic of conversation and the structure of management for the team stateside. The conversation concludes with the likelihood of NASCAR drivers running in the Indy 500, AJ Foyt Racing and Tony Stewart. To round out the show, Kevin discusses testing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway over the weekend, rebranding of Indy Lights and more about the weekend. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
97 minutes | Oct 19, 2022
IMS President Doug Boles joins Kevin and Curt to discuss all things Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Tonight on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin welcome Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles into the studio to recap a busy year at the speedway in 2022. Kevin, Curt and Doug discuss a relative return to normalcy and tease the 107th running of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. Boles discusses NASCAR drivers in the 500, the road course vs. the oval and endurance races at IMS. The conversation turns to lights at the speedway, running races on the road course the opposite direction and any other racing that might come to Indianapolis. To finish the conversation, Kevin, Curt and Doug discuss improvements during the offseason and hospitality venues. Hopping back into the news of today in IndyCar, Kevin and Curt discuss Marco Andretti’s inclusion in the Andretti Autosport Indy 500 roster, Jimmie Johnson and Chip Ganassi Racing and Twitter questions to finish the first hour. To kick off the second hour, Kevin and Curt discuss lung cancer with a special in-studio guest, Dr. Nasser Hanna - visit endlungcancernow.iu.edu for more information! Then, the conversation swings to Meyer Shank Racing and the future of the team, as well as F2 driver Marcus Armstrong’s likely arrival in the IndyCar grid in 2023. Kevin and Curt discuss quotes from Dale Coyne surrounding the second and possible third seats for next season and the lack of Linus Lundqvist in new driver discussions. HMD Motorsports is the McLaren of Indy Lights. They’re signing anyone and everyone. Kevin and Curt discuss the almost 10 signings for the team as of late and the testing at IMS this weekend. To round out the show, Kevin and Curt discuss Bubba Wallace’s suspension in NASCAR and Formula 1 testing. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
97 minutes | Oct 12, 2022
Kevin and Curt discuss AJ Foyt Racing, Indy 500 seats and look back at the 2022 season
Tonight on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin open the show with Tony Kanaan’s participation in the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii over the weekend before getting into the news of the day starting with AJ Foyt Racing. Kevin and Curt discuss Benjamin Pederson and Santino Ferrucci making up the roster for AJ Foyt in 2023. We also discuss the possibility of additional seats being added to teams over the next couple of years and other seats still empty for next season. Kevin and Curt also discuss what’s going on with Juncos Hollinger Racing and McLaren refusing to not put Menard’s colors on a car. Then, we discuss how quickly seats are filling for the Indianapolis 500 and Team Penske’s point of view when it comes to the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. Kevin and Curt discuss Kyle Larsen in the Indy 500 and who the candidates might be to employ him. Ultimately, how many cars will we see in the field? To round out the first hour, Kevin and Curt try to dissect engine totals in the field next May and why there’s a path for 34 or 35 cars. In the second hour, Curt presents a collection of questions to Kevin to help recap the 2022 season. They discuss the defining moments of the season in Palou’s off track saga, Colton Herta’s save in the rain and Scott Dixon’s mistake at the Indianapolis 500. Who was the more surprising rookie? Which driver is the most intriguing in 2023? What are some of the most surprising moments of the year, both good and bad? Kevin and Curt spend 30 minutes recapping 2022. To round out the show, Kevin and Curt discuss three new testing dates next year, specifically the Thermal Club in California. NASCAR, Alex Palou and Twitter questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
48 minutes | Oct 5, 2022
Kevin and Curt discuss Colton Herta, Alex Palou’s future, more driver movement
Tonight on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin open the show with Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. They discuss a crash between two Chip Ganassi Racing drivers and the drama coming down the stretch of the 10-hour endurance race. Then, Kevin and Curt discuss Colton Herta recommitting his future to Andretti Autosport. Herta also supplies the team with a lead driver in F1 if the team is granted entry into the sport. We also discuss Racer.com’s report that Alex Palou will join Arrow McLaren SP in 2024. That leads into a further conversation about the future of Arrow McLaren SP as a whole. Kevin and Curt discuss Juncos Hollinger Racing planning to partake in a racing exhibition in Argentina in early November. Argentinian Agustin Canapino will drive the No. 77 car.on multiple tracks as the sport returns to the country for the first time in over 50 years. That leads to a further discussion around Juncos Hollinger drivers. Benjamin Pederson joins AJ Foyt Racing’s IndyCar roster. Kevin and Curt discuss who might join Pederson on that roster. To round out the show, we discuss more driver movement, Juan Pablo Montoya and Twitter questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
86 minutes | Sep 28, 2022
Kevin and Curt discuss the 2023 IndyCar Schedule, Jimmie Johnson’s future
Tonight on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin open the show with the release of the 2023 IndyCar schedule and the small differences compared to this year’s schedule. The two discuss the broadcast puzzle for next season and where most of the races will be broadcasted next season. Kevin and Curt discuss Twitter questions about avoiding the NFL and an earlier Indy 500 start time. Jimmie Johnson will not race full time in IndyCar in 2023. But what exactly will he be doing next season? Kevin and Curt discuss just that and the trickle down effect of Johnson’s decision. The two speculate about what his schedule might actually look like next year and how extensive and diverse his schedule might be. The first hour finishes with racing action this weekend. In the second hour, Kevin and Curt discuss the puzzles that Johnson’s part time nature presents. What kind of driver might be ok with being a fill in, part-time driver along with Johnson? We break down the side effects and discussions that must be had after Johnson’s announcement on his future. Then, Kevin and Curt have a larger Silly Season discussion. To round out the show, Kevin and Curt discuss the momentum of Kyle Busch running in the Indianapolis 500 and the possibility of Taylor Kiel going to Chip Ganassi Racing. What’s the story between IndyCar and Texas Motor Speedway? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
84 minutes | Sep 21, 2022
Kevin and Curt discuss Alex Palou and Felix Rosenqvist staying put, Super License Points, 2023 IndyCar Schedule
Tonight on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin open the show with Alex Palou and Felix Rosenqvist remaining with Chip Ganassi Racing and Arrow McLaren SP. The two discuss how the decisions ultimately came full circle and who had the upper hand and leverage in the discussions. Is this a good thing for Felix Rosenqvist? Kevin and Curt discuss his situation over the next year. Then, Kevin and Curt discuss super license points and how the ladder system doesn’t give much weight to IndyCar. Colton Herta’s lack of super license points effectively ended the American driver’s bid to drive in Formula 1 next season. We discuss whether or not an American driver is more valuable to F1 now or in two or three years. To round out the first hour, Kevin and Curt discuss Arrow McLaren SP president Taylor Kiel stepping down after 15 years. In the second hour, Kevin and Curt discuss Team Penske’s domination of the 2022 IndyCar season finishing first, second and fourth in the championship standings. Then, we return to Twitter questions surrounding Texas Motor Speedway and the 2023 schedule. Kevin and Curt discuss the television ratings for the season finale and if the low ratings are avoidable. If so, how. We discuss Josef Newgarden opening up about the pressure of the 2022 season, the support Will Power got from his wife and a possible future name change of Indy Lights. Finally, Kevin and Curt touch on the Indianapolis 500 broadcast next May and the teams that might be interested in Kyle Busch’ services in IndyCar See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
85 minutes | Sep 14, 2022
Kevin and Curt recap Laguna Seca, talk Kyle Busch at the Indy 500 and 2023 season
Tonight on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin discuss what happened in the final race at Laguna Seca. Will Power is the 2022 champion, Kevin and Curt discuss his victory and what it might mean for a new contract extension with Team Penske. The two discuss just how complete Team Penske is from top to bottom. To wrap up the Laguna Seca conversation, Kevin and Curt discuss Alex Palou’s victory as a silver lining on a wild and, according to him, disappointing season. They discuss the CGR driver’s engine charge and grid penalty and whether or not we might see that strategy come about more frequently. Our News of the Day, brought to you by the Indianapolis Speedrome and Circle City Raceway, is that Kyle Busch is joining Richard Childress Racing for 2023 and part of his conditions were getting the chance to run in the Indianapolis 500. Kevin and Curt discuss the idea of the NASCAR driver on the Indy 500 grid and which teams might be interested in his services in that situation. Then, the conversation turns to the Rookie of the Year race in IndyCar and how David Malukas and Christian Lundgaard battled throughout the season. That leads to a larger conversation about predictions before the season and where Kevin and Curt missed on guesses before the year started. To round out the show, Twitter questions take center stage including the biggest moments of the season. Then, Kevin and Curt discuss the grid for 2023 and what kind of musical chairs drivers could play this offseason. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
85 minutes | Sep 7, 2022
Kevin and Curt discuss the GP of Portland, Silly Season and Sports Car Driver Jon Morley to talk Race for RP
Tonight on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin open the show talking about possible scenarios next weekend at Laguna Seca and where Portland left the championship standings. They discuss Scott McLaughlin’s performance and his quick rise into contention in IndyCar. Kevin and Curt also discuss the level of driving and how it led to a clean race at a place that usually sees a lot of cars off the track. To round out the Portland conversation, they discuss the rest of the grid including Scott Dixon’s third place finish. Our News of the Day, brought to you by the Indianapolis Speedrome and Circle City Raceway, is a Road to Indy recap from this weekend’s action in USF2000, Indy Pro 2000 and Indy Lights. In the second hour, Kevin starts the second half of the show with Twitter questions from the audience. Then, Silly Season is the topic of conversation headlined by Colton Herta and the possibility of him having a seat in the Formula 1 grid in 2023. Kevin goes deeper into why American drivers are valuable in F1 and why a successful IndyCar driver in F1 might not be the best thing. Then, we discuss who might get the third seat for Arrow McLaren SP next year and more 2023 lineup possibilities. To round out the show, sports car driver Jon Morley joins the program to discuss Race for RP, a charity focused on autoimmune disease, and an iRacing event to raise money for the foundation. Kevin and Jon talk about how he got involved with the foundation and the journey to an event as big as this eRace. The conversation concludes with the drivers Jon raced against in the early stages of his career. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
85 minutes | Aug 31, 2022
Kevin and Curt preview the Grand Prix of Portland, talk IndyCar Standings and Road to Indy with Rob Howden
Tonight on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin open the show discussing the IndyCar championship standings heading into the penultimate race on the schedule in Portland. The two discuss testing at Portland and Laguna Seca and who has been quickest on track this week. Then, Kevin and Curt go to Twitter to answer questions about the race in St. Louis and the future of Texas Motor Speedway in the IndyCar Schedule. Kevin and Curt also discuss more open testing next season and a “preseason” game of sorts. Our News of the Day, brought to you by the Indianapolis Speedrome and Circle City Raceway, is that this weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Jeff Gordon will be racing in the IMSA-sanctioned Porsche Carrera Cup. To start the second hour, Kevin and Curt play the weekly game of “Which drivers did McLaren sign this week?” on the heels of the announcement that Daniel Ricciardo is leaving the team at the end of 2022. They also dive into more Silly Season conversations as the season comes to an end. To round out the show, (at 1:04:55) Rob Howden joins to discuss championship battles in USF2000 and Indy Pro 2000 as well as who could be graduating to the next level in 2023. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
86 minutes | Aug 24, 2022
Kevin and Curt recap the Bommarito Automotive Group 500, discuss IndyCar championship standings
Tonight on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin discuss Josef Newgarden’s fifth win of the season at the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 and where that leaves the championship standings with two races remaining. Kevin and Curt set up the next couple weeks of racing and what they are looking for with two road courses left on the schedule. Newgarden’s fifth win of the season is also his 25th win of his IndyCar career. Kevin and Curt discuss the still relatively young Newgarden, his current form and historical pace. They talk about Newgarden’s frustration during the rain delay and Kevin’s interview with him on the broadcast. Kevin and Curt also discuss the end of the race. Our News of the Day, brought to you by the Indianapolis Speedrome and Circle City Raceway, is that Michael Andretti announced plans to headquarter Andretti Global in Fishers. The plans detail a 575,000 square foot facility that will cost $200 million. To start the second hour, Kevin and Curt discuss the possibility of a Drive to Survive type docu-series for IndyCar and other Twitter questions. The Trackside audience is thinking about the 2023 schedule release, specifically night races to avoid the heat, and that sparks a longer conversation about next year’s schedule. Kevin and Curt also talk about tire compounds in Nashville and the tire future in IndyCar. To round out the show, Kevin and Curt discuss David Malukas’ comments about his future and what we missed. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
86 minutes | Aug 17, 2022
Kevin and Curt are joined by Scott McLaughlin, preview Bommarito Automotive Group 500
Tonight on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin preview this weekend’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway. The two discuss the group of drivers that will run laps on Friday to help rub in a 2nd lane at the oval, as well as the schedule in motorsports leading up to the Saturday night race. Then, Kevin and Curt take a look at the championship standings with three races left and other contenders in Madison, Illinois. The conversation switches to Texas Motor Speedway renovations and a change of leadership on the horizon for the track. To round out the first hour, Kevin and Curt take another look at what’s happening this weekend across motorsports. To kick off the second hour, two-time NTT IndyCar Series race winner Scott McLaughlin joins the show (at 44:01) to discuss an up and down weekend in Nashville that saw him start on pole, fall to the back and return to the front and finish second. Then, Scott discusses his comfortability in an IndyCar at this point, his success on ovals and driving standards in the series. To round out the conversation, Kevin and Curt ask the driver about Friday’s early session to rub in a 2nd lane, this weekend’s oval and, of all things, spicy foods. Our News of the Day, brought to you by the Indianapolis Speedrome and Circle City Raceway, is a new confirmation for 2023. Christian Lundgaard and Rahal Letterman Lanigan have agreed to a restructured deal for multiple years. To round out the show, Kevin and Curt have a conversation about driver futures and answer Twitter questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
86 minutes | Aug 10, 2022
Kevin and Curt discuss chaotic Music City GP, Felix Rosenqvist, IndyCar Championship Standings
Tonight on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin discuss a wild and chaotic Big Machine Music City GP in Nashville. Is the course in Nashville too much, or just the right amount of chaos? Kevin and Curt discuss a number of collisions and the conversation around the road circuit, then they discuss the idea of different start times to maximize viewership and get out of the heat. To round out the Music City conversation Kevin and Curt offer stats to show just how special Scott Dixon’s career is. Then, Kevin and Curt discuss Felix Rosenqvist’s statement about his contract situation with McLaren and his future with the team. They talk about how far the contract issues have gone with McLaren and how that might have caused doubt in the Rosenqvist camp. Our News of the Day, brought to you by the Indianapolis Speedrome and Circle City Raceway, is that there will be some veteran racers doing some stock car racing in the upcoming weeks including Marco Andretti in Charlotte. In the second hour, Kevin and Curt have a discussion about the current series standings. They take a look at the drivers in contention and who might be the favorite based on the races remaining. Then, Kevin and Curt talk about Indy Lights leader Linus Lundqvist and what happens with his future in IndyCar next season followed by more conversation about drivers next year. To round out the show, the guys discuss what listeners are talking about on Twitter, how Big Ten football and basketball rights could impact racing and scheduling news. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
85 minutes | Aug 3, 2022
Kevin and Curt recap Gallagher GP, weekend at IMS and Silly Season reports
Tonight on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin discuss the Gallagher Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Alexander Rossi gets another win before heading to Arrow McLaren SP next season. Kevin and Curt discuss how Colton Herta should have won the race but had car issues, as well as what happened to the pole sitter Felix Rosenqvist. Christian Lundgaard gets his first podium in IndyCar for a bright spot in the season for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. Kevin and Curt talk about the tough season for RLL Racing, too. To round out the Gallagher GP conversation, Kevin and Curt talk about other race contenders and who had a chance to win. Then, Kevin and Curt discuss the Xfinity and Cup Series action at IMS. Tyler Reddick wins the Verizon 200 at the Brickyard and the two discuss how they feel about the event as a whole. Kevin and Curt discuss the attendance for the Cup and Xfinity portions of the weekend and how the attendance looks at a massive venue like IMS. What can be done to improve attendance? Our News of the Day, brought to you by the Indianapolis Speedrome and Circle City Raceway, is that James Roe has left TJ Speed to race for HMD Motorsports leaving Speed without a driver for this weekend’s Indy Lights race in Nashville. Then, Kevin and Curt discuss F1 News and Fernando Alonso’s move to Aston Martin. In very Alex Palou fashion, Oscar Piastri says in a tweet that he will not be driving for Alpine next year despite the release from the team. Then, there’s even more to discuss surrounding the Palou and Chip Ganassi legal battle. Kevin and Curt discuss the latest and the Silly Season on the Formula 1 and NASCAR side of things. To round out the show, Twitter questions take center stage along with what we missed. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
55 minutes | Jul 30, 2022
Kevin and Curt discuss Gallagher Grand Prix qualifying, Chip Ganassi Racing struggles
Tonight on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin open the show with qualifying for the Gallagher Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. They touch on how Josef Newgarden is feeling on Friday less than a week after his crash. Kevin and Curt discuss the struggles of Chip Ganassi Racing in qualifying and Scott Dixon’s comments. Our News of the Day, brought to you by the Indianapolis Speedrome and Circle City Raceway, is that the IMSA sports car championship is returning to Indianapolis Motor Speedway in September 2023. The IMSA Battle on the Bricks will take to the road course for the first time since 2014. Kevin and Curt detail more about the announcement and dive into an IMSA discussion. Chip Ganassi declined to make a comment on Alex Palou, but the two discuss updates in the Palou-Chip Ganassi situation, specifically the legal side of things. To round out a full week of Trackside, Kevin and Curt discuss a Racer report about next year’s IndyCar schedule, answer Twitter questions and get you ready for a weekend of racing! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
52 minutes | Jul 28, 2022
Kevin and Curt discuss Callum Illot signing with Juncos Hollinger Racing, Alex Palou updates, NBC Sports’ Nate Ryan joins the show
Tonight on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin open the show with Josef Newgarden being cleared for racing this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Then, they get right to our News of the Day, brought to you by the Indianapolis Speedrome and Circle City Raceway, that Callum Ilott signed a long-term contract with Juncos Hollinger Racing. Kevin bounces around Prime 47 at a domestic violence fundraiser packed with drivers racing this weekend speaking to Sheldon Creed who will drive a midget car next weeknd. Then, Indy 500 winner Marcus Ericsson casually stops by to talk about what’s going on at IMS and the road course characteristics. Kevin and Curt talk about August 1 being the time that Rinus VeeKay can negotiate with teams and if he’s in the best situation already. Then, Nate Ryan from NBC Sports joins Curt for a conversation about the unprecedented situation that Alex Palou finds himself in with Chip Ganassi Racing. Nate and Curt talk about the role Formula 1 is playing in the whole situation. Then, they discuss drama on the NASCAR side and the disqualifications that happened last weekend, why Ty Gibbs is such a big story and how he might end up in a Joe Gibbs Racing seat. They finish the conversation looking at favorites this weekend in the Cup series and Will Power. Kevin wraps up the show from Prime 47 with Dr. Chernoff raising awareness for the Survivors of Violence Foundation. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
54 minutes | Jul 28, 2022
Kevin and Curt discuss Chip Ganassi Racing suing Alex Palou, Josef Newgarden's status in the No. 2 car
Tonight on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin continue discussing the upcoming weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the big off-track news that Chip Ganassi is suing Alex Palou. They discuss the likelihood that Palou is in the No. 10 car next season and what’s in his best interest as a driver next year. How much do Palou’s actions have to do with the possibility that he might be in the running for a Formula 1 seat at McLaren? Kevin and Curt once again touch on Devlin DeFrancesco’s situation with Andretti reportedly exploring options for the No. 29 car. Also, who is going to drive the No. 2 car in Indianapolis? After Josef Newgarden’s crash in Iowa, Kevin and Curt discuss the latest on the story and what they’ve heard over the last 24 hours, as well as what caused the crash. Our News of the Day, brought to you by the Indianapolis Speedrome and Circle City Raceway, is that Kurt Busch is going to miss his second straight Cup race due to concussion-like symptoms. Ty Gibbs will take his place once again. On one other NASCAR note, Kevin and Curt chat about the uncertainty of Kyle Busch’ future. To round out the show, the two discuss tomorrow’s Juncos Hollinger Racing announcement, Dale Coyne Racing releases, answer some Twitter questions, and say farewell to Trackside producer Sam Rumpza. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
54 minutes | Jul 27, 2022
Kevin and Curt talk latest Silly Season reports, continue to recap the Iowa doubleheader
Tonight on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin speculate about the Racer.com report that Devlin DeFrancesco might be out of the number 29 car for Andretti Autosport at season's end, and the possibility for either Rinus VeeKay or David Malukas to race for either Andretti Autosport next year. They discuss new theories on the Alex Palou saga and talk about the number 10 car, including other names that could make their way into the mix with either Ganassi or Andretti. Our News of the Day, brought to you by the Indianapolis Speedrome and Circle City Raceway is that former F1 driver Daniil Kyvat will drive in the Verizon 200 at the Brickyard in the NASCAR Cup Series and some of the other interesting entries for this weekend. Later, they continue to recap the Hy-Vee Iowa doubleheader and take listener questions, such as the future of Gateway and other schedule questions. Kevin then gives information on Thursday night's event at Prime 47 and some of the items that will available to bid on. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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