NASCAR on NBC podcast

New Hampshire: Christopher Bell makes it 14 Cup Series winners; Chase Elliott’s self-criticism; Martin Truex Jr.’s disappointment; Kyle Busch’s surprising contract status

Episode Summary

Summary: NASCAR on NBC analyst Jeff Burton on Christopher Bell backing up he’s the fastest driver at Joe Gibbs Racing; what drivers want to hear on the team radio; the validation of Gibbs’ pit crew moves and a fortunate non-call by NASCAR; Chase Elliott’s harsh self-evaluation; must-win situations for Martin Truex Jr. and Ryan Blaney; Kyle Busch’s surprising contract situation and the pressure it’s putting on him and his team; Austin Dillon vs. Brad Keselowski; Pocono preview.

Episode Notes

The backstory on Christopher Bell being the best of the Joe Gibbs Racing drivers (1:00); why CBell might get overlooked at Gibbs (3:00); is Bell the latest example of the strength of coming up through the dirt ranks? (5:00); on Bell asking for more silence from his team on the radio (7:30); how the driver-crew chief-spotter dynamic works (9:30); Burton’s experience with being distracted by the radio (11:00); the impact of NASCAR declining to penalize the No. 20 team after Atlanta (13:00); and how the win might help the newly formulated pit crew (16:00); New Hampshire vindication for a JGR pit crew swap that initially was ridiculed (18:30); an example from Jeff’s driving career of being empowered by a challenging moment (20:30); the return of Self-Flagellating Chase Elliott (23:00); and the disappointment of Martin Truex Jr. (25:30); the surprising Kyle Busch contract situation (28:30); the pressures that the No. 18 team inherently is facing (32:00); the Dillon-Keselowski feud (36:00); Pocono preview (38:00).