Mar 11, 2017|
03/11/17: Ray Evernham joins The Final Inspection Show #NASCAR #JeffGordon #AmeliaIsland #Velacoty
03/18/17: Sebastien Bourdais joins Eddie LePine
03/18/17: Final Inspection Segments 7,8
03/18/17: Final Inspection Segments 5,6
03/18/17: Final Inspection Segments 3,4
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It's enabled my dad. Seventeen up nearly island cot cars daily gods with ray Avraham. Raise your your showing some cars we can jogging. Even watch with your family. How do you find an individual has this week and. You know it's it's it's a busy busy life but this is one of the events that stay on the calendar year around it's. It's one of our favorite events that we come in here. Since 2009 actually bought a place down here don't really island specifically. Could be close dissidents and build them. Hope they break up I don't know many places. In the world where you can see such an eclectic collection. Both cars and people. I realized brands down year but if you could say it's a beautiful day today and you know there's there's there's cars on the field that honestly. Seen in magazines curt and I been around our lives so it's amazing talent 5060000. People out there right now. Had that this has really know Warner and its cast of people have done an amazing job with Michelle I've been coming since they want. And god it is amazing every year it's amazing questioning brought Mario Andretti his team's car and to the show and showed that. It was an amazing. Trip to get that car ready and built it from the ground up. Well lately you know that snapped up cars pretty amazing car because they have actually three different parts pieces cars took to get about 85% of the original cast the cars and parts that Beriault took his rookie test in Indy. In 1965. And then he. Sixty that championship 66 championship finish second sixty stat so. The car was actually reassembled guy. Jimmy Key who only original builders. Act Clinton owner's shop maybe some members of the team came here and actually only took best in class but it took that they'll build restoration of the year really. Really crowds that because. As they said there were so many of the original parts we really kind of just had to clean and put back together. And including one of the originally engines that works in that room on the rotation. Working and we're still like to believe that your coach rebuilt itself a lot of the original members to build that car in 1964. And five. Because it builds they're building in sixty warrant was ready for 65 and anybody at. Several of those people she's doing well find parts are actually. What what he is the block to get involved in the Indy cars. I mean what was your traction and his history racing history I grew up wanting to go IndyCar Racing. Actually ended up in stock car accident. Went to work for Roger Penske. And because of and it grabs Indy car and work and be in our series with Casey doing them on the stock car guys but. Really it's it's more about the racing history we've got Andy card who got some really think if drag race cars that doesn't look. Stock cars. And each really automotive history from England Indy was only to magic place Mario Andretti being. And to mean you know you are. Where I live in New Jersey you know AJ Floyd we have two of those were the guys we knew because of that Indy 500 in real lenient on television. Was really the only way that we could. It could be associated stock car racing and really. But come into the zone when I was grown. Put an emphasis those big these things so. Haven't card American position defense and he is magic to me. So one question now with Jeff Gordon going up into the blue. What I mean he's doing an amazing job I gotta say that I've. That call you may need to get some pointers her. Or has he done his homework and. But chip and I've talked thought you know what we've continued to talk even through the years we were working together and now that he's back at Hendrick comeback in him and we're doing some things together. We talk he did specifically called me to talk about that. But we talked several times about a nine did he do a great job because he he's able to point out things from up there in the did you know he's very apparent certainly Mike Joyce amazing. Play by play guy and it's good to have Darrell hair color put Jeff brings. Just it just. That focus or that then we'll move you from recently haven't driven cars and I think it's really amazing the things that he's brought to do. Think NASCAR's direction. I mean there's talk now about them going to Vegas a second race. Why don't teams do more roll racing I guess that's my question because. You see how popular it was at road America. Last year I mean being Infiniti has been running there for a few years and they're getting it record crowds for the Infiniti series races. And Indy car went back to road America last year and why he and think that we get the direction I'm. I think you and I think you'll you'll fight through the years he remembers the cart weren't that popular on the road course so. And we enjoyed it we want to run you know I always told me to run more or less because ship them off and respectful but you know it. That and stock car races weren't very good road raced me hard time. All of our cars have gotten better on the road courses are. Drivers have done better on the road course. The road course races or somewhere most competitive events and it out there so I absolutely think you'll CE. NASCAR moving more in that direction but I think it's an evolutionary thing where it just wasn't that popular wasn't directly it's another start to see this. Our guys are good road racers hardcourt good road race cars and technologies they're it would building. And the fans the fans are enjoying it so I I absolutely think you're going to see more road races. In the NASCAR it was wells possibly root race including chase. You would think that they would go that route when you see he. Crowds that they get it Infiniti races. And even at Watkins Glen for the conference. You know at the same as well you know I mean that they're getting people there because you see attendance as dropping. I mean at the hole always. We'll see and I attendance was up at. Was definitely up at Atlanta so the Telerate television ratings have gone. A little bit flat when it's flat across all sports not much NASCAR so the good news is you'll not that you know television ratings are down a bit but social media. Streaming and all other forms of viewing are up as well as attendance I think NASCAR's. On the upswing coming back and you with the new technology that they're putting in the cars now on the computers in all things to do and I think people are getting. Getting more and more interest in but I think Ole motor sports in general has got to change. He had direction and know that hey he could return on television to even watch the phones or computers just got to have an entertainment value still going to be a sport but it it's got to happen. Came in. Just trying to just stay on top of all it is a Hughes has been an evolutionary process and I think NASCAR is doing a good job and I think that now. You know you'll see more and more races going out west and being on road course. And the TV show. To season. New thing somewhere Kyle we only get four shows this year we just have one here Thursday night not. Marian and I are great you know my favorite shows that we've what we've got a car we're guilty of a lot of fun. Kind of snookered behind your racing Nelson called an out pretty heavyweight reverted to handle right now who watched that show. We did a show on rebuilding the American graffiti bar which is are very very personal. To me how we really paints they can put that car exactly like it was in the movie out of the car and was sitting. The same guy. 43 years bought from your team. Still himself really really original car and it went to do little nasty race and we got on me and Villa to try to work that was me out and if he'd be on the road course. On so we're hoping to keep them there aren't. Really wanna stay true to racing I don't know if you scripted television I don't know that you only drama I don't do those things. It's no good solid historical. Racing series and hopefully we can you know hopefully we can we didn't. Get it done he'd stay on blocks real world or it's a network that allows to do that. I think Ray Allen made he could ever reality show I mean really. Com I'll tell us kind of boring yeah yeah I don't know about that while great. Rich we appreciate taking the time to do this interview and we look forward. New show great thank you thanks a lot of regulars in the were appreciative and.