S3E3 - Don’t Forget Ed

March 20, 2019

We have a full field for the Indy 500. May has the promise of big announcements. Pato has a ride – and more covered during the news. We also preview the INDYCAR Classic, at Circuit of the Americas, a maiden track for most (23:55). We feature an amazing Irish woman Rosemary Smith for our Woman of the Week (36:11), and since the series is racing at an F1 track, we discuss the overlap of the series (41:05).

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S3E2 - Race Report: Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

March 13, 2019

Joined by the St. Petersburg travelling contingent of the Pain we breakdown the 2019 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Topics Include: RHR’s engine abuse, Bourdais’ amazing driving was due to knowing St. Pete streets, and A.J. Foyt Racing. We also end by discussing what this race means as we look forward in the season. Our huge thanks to the Pain Tour, this is unedited and you’ll know why we enjoy our time with them! Follow them on Twitter at @PainTour1911.

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S3E1 - Got 99 Problems But This Podcast Ain’t One

March 6, 2019

We can smell gasoline, sunscreen, and arepas! We cover all sorts of news including more 500 rides, Alonso, and Ladies not getting into Le Mans before we pivot and preview the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (18:20). We’re making predictions and of course our drinking game. It’s then Generva Mudge for our first Woman of the Week for Season 3 (38:41). We end with discussing the new bump day/pole day/qualification changes for the Indy 500 (43:34). Welcome to Season 3, and our 99th Episode – thanks as always!

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S2E58 - Gamble on INDYCAR Races not Protection

February 27, 2019

We cover some brief news and then dive into the INDYCAR Advanced Frontal Protection (nubbin’) debuting in May to help protect the cockpit…we need more data. Then it’s off to the races literally and figuratively as we run down the schedule, our hopes and dreams, and more importantly which races we’re attending (18:33). Our Woman of the Week is super-smart Jackie Heinricher (47:29), and we continue the theme with the list of All-Female racing teams in Shit We Didn’t Make Up (50:52).Whoa Season 2 is over! Thank you guys for listening, next week we go right into Season 3 because there’s no rest for the wicked!

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S2E57 - State of the Series (2019)

February 20, 2019

Twitter famous @FauxWillPower joins us for our 2019 State of the Series episode. We run down all the drivers in the paddock giving opinions on them and the teams. We then all tell our favorite track (1:15:40), what we’re most excited for (1:16:46), and what we wished was different for 2019 (1:19:06). We end the episode calling some shots for 2019; some answers you expect and some are surprising (1:21:30). Thanks Faux Will! Good luck to us all with our choices.

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S2E56 - Lessons Learned from Bad Breakups

February 13, 2019

Don, the man behind Champwebdotnet on Twitter and a former consultant for Champ Car, joins us to talk about the Split. We’re looking at what happened and learning from past mistakes. The first topic is, of course, the infamous White Paper (5:29) and what it really was all about. When trying to understand the split and how it all ended up we have a discussion about the Indy 500’s role including how CART viewed the race, and how letting Cart teams in the race wasn’t great for CART in the long run (26:10). Finally, a great discussion on the economic factors both in racing and nationally that ended it (41:43)

We decided to look ahead and use the lessons learned (a great preview starts at 15:40). How INDYCAR needs another engine manufacture and what that could bring (47:27). As the series is growing, we discuss great how to get and keep fans without using gimmicks (56:40). Finally, maybe Firestone likes the idea of using different tires and compounds to really add drama to the races (1:20:27).

Thanks to Don for joining us! If you're not following him on twitter Champwebdotnet - you're missing out!!

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S2E55 - A Chat with Megan Meyer

February 6, 2019

Megan Meyer is a Top Alcohol Dragster in the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, but more than that she’s also using her education to help other drivers improve themselves and the sport. During our chat we cover her history in drag racing, what her goals are, and how much she enjoys racing against her sister. We learned a whole lot about Drag Racing and the business side of the series; it’s a great interview and we know you’ll enjoy it!

Follow Megan on Twitter at @MeyerSisters especially as there’s going to be something big happening in April!

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S2E54 - Race Report: Rolex 24 Hours

January 30, 2019

From the car driving back, we unload all of our thoughts and feelings from the Rolex 24. We run down how our INDYCAR drivers did (great for Rookies and Rossi…not so great for the others), how the all-female team did, and who the true winner of the race was – the Rain. Sure we're not Race Directors, but we don’t mince words about the hot topics of the race including how Alonso has the attitude we all want and just how the hell did Townsend Bell get 8 hours of sleep and we got none?!

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S2E53 - A Chat with Clea Newman

January 23, 2019

We caught up with Clea Newman. You may know her as the daughter of Paul Newman, we know her as the Ambassador and champion for Serious Fun Children’s Network. Clea talks with us about the charity from its beginnings to where it is now, the unique and needed services they provide kiddos, and some really interesting things they’ve got going on. We also have a good time discussing her life when she’s not busy changing the world!

You can buy the Paul Newman “Leave Your Legacy” shirt at shop.ims.com/indycar and click on “SeriousFun Charity”. For more information about the charity or more ways to give visit: https://seriousfunnetwork.org/

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S2E52 - Chatting with Mike Ford

January 16, 2019

Mike Ford, spotter for Team Penske both for INDYCAR and the Rolex, chatted with us about the upcoming Rolex 24 and the difference between spotting for INDYCAR and Rolex. Mike relays some thoughts on the drivers he spots for (11:10), his favorite time of the race (20:00), and a really cool moment with Roger Penske (25:15). We also take a few minutes at the end to run down some big news that hit – you know like a title sponsor. (37:80)

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