NASCAR on NBC podcast

Dover: Hendrick Motorsports' historic past, present and future; another near-miss for Kyle Larson; looking ahead to COTA and Austin, Texas

Episode Summary

NASCAR on NBC analyst Jeff Burton breaks down the May 16 Cup race at Dover International Speedway, including Hendrick Motorsports' unprecedented day and bright future; Alex Bowman's pep talk with crew chief Greg Ives; Kyle Larson's near-miss and looking ahead to COTA and Austin, Texas.

Episode Notes

NASCAR on NBC analyst Jeff Burton on Hendrick Motorsports’ historic day (1:00); what made the performance even more impressive (3:00); Hendrick on the cusp of even more history (4:00); the validation of Rick Hendrick’s business practices and focus on people (6:00); how it feels now inside the walls of Hendrick (8:30); is Rick Hendrick the best in NASCAR history? (10:00); Hendrick’s long-term driver lineup seems very secure (11:30); the tough decisions that team owners have to be make balancing age vs. performance (14:00); the conversation that Alex Bowman and Greg Ives had about leadership after Darlington (16:30); the divides within a race team organization (19:00); whether Burton ever had those conversations with his crew chief (21:00); the scrutiny that drivers face because of the mountains of SMT data (23:30); what Burton likes about all that advice from engineers and teams … and one thing he doesn’t (25:30); what to take from Kyle Larson’s 25th second-place finish (29:00); Burton’s only knock on Kyle Larson’s game (31:30); the resurgence of Welcome, N.C.’s racing hub (34:00); COTA preview! (36:30); an inaugural event veteran explains what it’s like going to the first race at a track (39:30).