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Milwaukee. Start your engines. I'm Dan talk all things racing NASCAR. Trucks and Formula One. This is the final inspection show was Steve socking Dennis Michelson and Lori Monroe from race talk radio dot com. Presented by the legendary Great Lakes dragged away and union grove. Driven by the Milwaukee area Napa auto care association now on the final inspection on 1057 F. The fan. Peers and steal Zaki. Now walked into the final inspection Cheryl brought you by the legendary greatly straight week in union grove Wisconsin owner friends at the marquee area Napa auto care centers. That you be found in the web and MIL wc our. And boy it is Guinean busy and a racing season Jeff while skiing course. Produced scene due in all sorts of stuff. And in stuff and towards rate at the as were going on near here were gonna have a relief fund showed Tony today we. Coming lurid talk a little bit though the world NASCAR me and Jeff church and then were to go quick break. The we'll talk to John clothes and now lot of lot of you may remember John. He's Wisconsin NATO and delighted with that short track race team work for midwest racing news. He's done a lot of stuff in the media side if things work for rich Recco. And this one these guys these men. Up atop the stances spotter and ask Garry saint. And how's got to respect his it is. Was his opinions are and world NASCAR and he did a couple postings on FaceBook today or this week and I'm like we gotta have John and wanna. Kind of dive into what do you start throughout. On FaceBook this weekend and it should be pretty interesting TARP from the Giants begin in his opinion on things a what's happening in the world NASCAR. And should be a lot of fun and I we also have a Tony easy you know. Could become an on the show would talk to him it's of course the opener in saint Pete and less stuff forget Dennis vagueness of Laurie Monroe will have there. Opinions and whatnot in the world of NASCAR come up but the bottom of the hour. And then what have Briere Rams in BN show I'm excited Emery out rays causing you know Andrew. Annual blue Prine is on it is the mealy island concourse that's decide north of Jacksonville. It's Connelly although a lot of the movers and shakers in the world more exports are down there. It's one of those events he shouldn't do at least once a weird to honor couple years ago. And with a lot of fun and he talked to re ever ham of course who brought Jeff Gordon so much success in the world of NASCAR. And is doing a lot of neat stuff. And TV now on the velocity channel not so we'll talk to create ever Hamm coming up here. In a bull 135 and now so. Derek bell one of the great drivers in the world of endurance race seen him lose drove for Ferrari engine Formula One and one now. Desalvo to so. Been driving for many many year many years and causes a lot of great stories he's one of those guys when you if you fear of a chance to talk to on the east as. He's done so much in the world ariz in an ease of really really good interview. And it's should be a lot of fun listening what Eddie and Erica chatted about grocery Arum to. But this week just. We here at Las Vegas. And Shimmy interest in race a lot of things. Lot of things are kind of percolating up and I think one of the surprises. So for this year. Is you know Ford is one the first two races. And we were expecting an uptick. From them but maybe not as quick as a hazard I mean they won the first two races heat of the year we won the clash. They want they've led 389. The 525. Laps over this year tone is only led to one. Mean Toyota was so dominant last year you know and they were on their way to winning the championship you're thinking and she's got to sit up enemy to axles looking good. On the Gibbs cars looking good. And then who relate what. She's huge accident just wondered championship and at the idea you're Toyota you gotta be like okay. Where were were loaded for bear and our really peel. We when it Jim bishop they've been in net in the division now four for how many years ten years of Indy you know I mean weaknesses. They're they're spending a lot of money in there and act giving the results. No known. Not so far I didn't like you said last season was a perfect opportunity. They had all the momentum going and they had everything going their way dominant teams. And they didn't gated Don. You know in like you said earlier. It is surprising how. How much Ford is dominating so far you have. Yet Kozlowski back on the poll this week again. You know you wonder what team is gonna step up and and try to give for a run for their money so far no ones no one's Stepan up so we'll see. We'll see you know Chevy they've got they've got some guys obviously and you know. It I don't know if it's gonna be Hendrick are for to begin to answer that that finally knocks Ford off the throne but. Or maybe eggs could be a forward year for me as a bit of forty years and what 2000. Three was the last they knew on the manufacturer's championship when no Russians running it so we don't well I think they're one Kurt Busch won his first championship. But I mean if you look at what. I mean it makes sense now. Everybody is kind of surprises when Stewart Haas of move in the Ford. But the more more you thought about it in meet sense. Does Rusch is not what it what it used to be the kind of a power vacuum haired Jack is getting up there in years they're start a slept. And there's nobody really. ET eighteen that organization over that with Penske. Yet Tim Cedric. And leaders of yours ago. Procession a power. I mean Roger Penske he's ED. And he could run circles around both of us and this is a guy who's pretty much cause life is only got about five hours sleep movement. And I was able spent some time with the George former. A driver who drove for rector Penske often on. Formed firm for years in the sixties and seventies. And were chatting egos. Eagles when I first drove for Roger. And as the Aussie about 196768. Roger was not sane person he is now but he was still he would on the Chevrolet dealership at that time is I was only in his mid thirties. And but you could see this is a guy who's there's something special he retired from driving this is a guy whose arm good driver and have a lot of offers on the sheet. But at the age of twenty even think. He had a was in position to purchase a dealership. To really dealership. 48 theory does that go on sale and Charlie said OK yeah doubled to it but you know what more drive. Right sit well you know what I wanna be a businessman first I guess and acting I can still be in the in Racine. In others beat you know and enough other ways and that's what he's done but if Georges saint. You know I I got a bit at 630. News RE dusters it cook is breakfast are already reading the newspapers if I know what was going not. And he's here on George's I think him I thought I was an early riser. Badgers are you ready to the door on it you know and that's always caused that. You don't Ian it's just. Fascinating and with that organization. So he'll Ford as a have an issue there. And Tim Sedrick Indianapolis NATO's reasons sport. And he's he's richter with them. And that we know if someone would have been Roger Tim senator X taken over the organization with Roche and you know there's been. It's it's not what it was all back in 2003. So innate sense for Ford to save we need somebody else so ES Sewart Cox. Who's always going to be second set. Because of hander radio and they got a lot of help from Hendrick car lover. Sense they've peak came in the NASCAR and lineups over and what's happened. They've added a Formula One team what. You know I mean that's not that easy task so with Fredette the heady engineering. He the other the powers to be and your board Ford's like you know watt. We need somebody like Hendrick and I think BC something with with Stewart Haas what they can be. And certainly with with the name Tony Stewart when he's able to do bring in sponsors and whatnot. But gene Haas is the guys. And and it took him many many years I mean when he first came in a NASCAR it. He ease struggle and you Leo went went went Stewart Haas decided Irwin told you decide to go over June gene Haas as why. But using able to. There is a guy who had to resources but just didn't know how to get the results on track and Tony did at it it's a perfect relationship and work seen the dividends today. Yeah absolutely and you know. I still consider Stewart has a three car team just because I don't give him any credit how come out. So you know for them to sit there and you know that forward. Just threw a tarnoff funding. At Stewart Haas did to make sure that they didn't struggle coming out of the gate switching manufacturers making their own chance seized. Stuff like that that they were doing with Chevrolet. And obviously it's paying off dividends and it's certainly heads straight off the bat. Well let's go take a break right now only combat what doctor John close and I get the latest and gimme me a little. While I want to talk about. What what's happening in NASCAR now in some of the changes and whatnot there's been some problems have been set up. But I also wanna talk about a Matt Kenseth has met John closing one of the first guys. To notice that debt talented kid from you know. From Cambridge hated the skids Keyon tingle some places that he is one of the first guys on that and wait it's all will attracted John close. After to break. Euros into the final selection show I'm thing. And welcome back to the final inspection Joseph for a few by the legendary strictly straight week in union grove on where their friends that want here in half larger centers. Joining me and a great mid West Bank hotline. Is John close author 1001 NASCAR fans scars tracks milestones and personalities welcome at a show gents. Basically probably gone today but it's cold up here. It was in we we've had a warmer February then march. Yeah my my brother still lives in Wisconsin you do but also so like I keep pretty close tabs on your weather and you know he's told me he's freeze and I'm sitting on the backyard and it's 6570. And Charlotte I kind of feel sorry for him but that real. That. You know were were were your your one or three people. Were heaven and the show today. And are all going to be either North Carolina. Or Florida and I'm thinking you know me maybe you should take in this show on the road this week the F. You have maybe I actually had a chance to go to Saint Petersburg this weekend and a it almost happened but then plans changed early in the week and there are. Anytime you can go to Florida in February march it's a good call. You betcha. And I of them prison on FaceBook at the goes Monday or Tuesday. And you don't eat and we we do the same thing to appear we give a code don't want to racing guys the other glove for practice or untrue or talk about stuff and -- interest team. Because you know of some of the guys are really hooked into the sports for issue we know with with you and your friends on and it in the Charlotte area. And and one of the things are colonize do some of the rumors are coming and it through NASCAR. In some of home I mean. If you would a suggested this 1015 years ago. You know people would have thought that you know you lost your mind but I mean the the idea of Charlotte. Having a road course race. You know after track in Newton and in more world cursory scene you know especially at the brickyard and that it is kind of blows my mind I just wanted to kind of get your opinion and what what's. What's kind of the scuttlebutt going on in the Charlotte area. Well we we get together on Monday for breakfast and our group had a pretty pointed conversation after the Atlanta race because. You know let's face it that was not exactly the most and spine tingling the edge of your seat in there and you know there was there was discussion as to. Why perhaps you know NASCAR would continue to go back there and and needless to say you know Speedway Motorsports is definitely planning and then I'm going Becker they're gonna do the re pave of the racetrack and that's. That's a huge financial. Investment in that facility. And you know Atlanta in general has always been a markets and NASCAR's always wanted to be yen. Probably wanted to own but was just never able to do it's that the tracks on the schedule struggled there with. Attendance and now the recent hasn't been that great here in recent years they loss in the event. In so and actually the conversation change too. You know what what would happen if that he would goal way well you know it's not going to go away but you know what Frasor. NASCAR its parent company. You know International Speedway corporation. Is that a major player now at road Atlanta and you know you could see perhaps some day that race in Atlanta gone away. For. A recent at road Atlanta and so that can have again made the conversation bumped an eagle little harder and we started talk about road course recent in general in. How Eagles fans would have really taken to it in recent years you know like Saturday it would have been sacrilege tend to seniors go to suggest. They can and able off the NASCAR scheduled for an additional road courts greats. But times are changed and in people have. They have embraced road course race in more in and some of the road course races that we have now it's an omen in Watkins Glen activate. As I mentioned in my common they resembled bristle more than Bristol does these dates you know there. They're action packed and Manson and I think that's why the people are moving into more soak. We went on this one conversation about OK well are you due. You know you could always add another one to Sonoma you can add the one at road Atlanta. India I think you know a lot of people over the years have had become a little disenchanted with the brickyard 400 not because it's not a great event but. You know in all honesty right now NASCAR stock errors do not really put on agree chill at their track you know. You know to put. To preserve being in India and Indy Indianapolis at the street where they're. On them you know that he is really important for NASCAR preserve it by trying Simpson on the road course. You know why not then of course here Charlotte. They get a test last. Last fall when the AG Allman digger on the chart we're road course here in. It is all indications are that all of then next year here in Charlotte. Will be a road course race. So you know we're kind of moving the needle in a different direction like you said. You know it's it's something that we wouldn't consider years ago but. You know exporters continually evolving trying to hit a moving target that is what they have more. Soul. You don't make for some lively conversation that structure. Work argument John close former writer from would most recent news. And a great mid West Bank hotline chit chat a idiots too late to change it back now but what was it a mistake reconfiguring Atlanta. You know I I just again the Atlanta marketing agency from the kind that they built that. Tracked him his it it's always struggled it's not really you know a great place down there are so ultimately and a it's it you know it's never really drawn well. I personally lone goal trick anybody who remembers you'll that little I mean that was a bad bad fast place. In the race and was their it if if there was any. Let's say negative to change in a total mileage out. It's just that there are too many mile and on the schedule already. You know it made a lot of sense for speedway motor sports to Q got a bunch of cookie cutter racetracks because. You know they have a lot of the design plans and in you know things from the other ones put it the other day when he and Charlotte and Texas and Vegas and in you don't. In Atlanta in a lot of hooks in him to a veteran each one of them. There's a lot of sameness sets is certainly we're third in the schedule. You don't just sit those raceway is a feature our mile and a half and there are. You know conversely you a lot of those places took the excellent from smaller racetracks which people seem to log. You know the first in which you always hear. When you have a conversation about reconfiguring the NASCAR schedule it would have been that there's certainly more wrote cursory attempt more short trackers. Soul RR Clinton was scheme that you know given that the road course recent days there. Bring up a players like short track recent wind you know why not have more of those. I think it's more representative of what people want more with the sport should be. Yeah it is a good point I mean it's you know people away and people brio Norton north Wilkes Borough but unfortunately. You know that unfortunate that track is not come in bad and poet and I you know they do I everybody loved there I mean that was. Probably one of the best tracks have that was me that was the roots that was the mean you couldn't really see the routes and everything O of NASCAR with that track. Sure I mean you know some of their earliest races even beats or the formation of NASCAR and 47. You know were moved trainer types out there at north Wilkes girl running and in what police called a Holler even down in the Holler. In the you know so needless to say there was a lot of history there a kind of chuckled this week a lot of people were lamenting the fact that. You don't want to think it did happen is they announce at Las Vegas is gonna have two events next year. In their indicate that one day from New Hampshire a lot of people work so at that New Hampshire was loser raced well. Let's remember that New Hampshire regardless victories can be took it from north little girl now. So look what. You know so that was kind of a chuckle but but again you know that move just put another mile and a half. On on the schedule. You know there in. SM I had a pretty good week if you consider that they you know I think they're gonna do the road course event at Charlotte and they got an extra data Vegas. You know it it'll be interesting to see how that. The schedule shakes out next year. Put. You know cast in there change and everything else other than the numbers on the cars and a in writing this new book that's one of the things that I really discovered more than anything is there. You don't to think about NASCAR they're they're gonna make changes they've always done it. You know everybody who's upset with the point system this year. Back in it and say well we wanted back in the day one in early seventies they had tried to complete systems and eight different leaders and also. They've they've always changed it that's the first thing the second thing is with pitching and it doesn't work for a change and you know. So wouldn't. You know it. As long as the cart still some Gordon looked good. In Irish close together. I think people are gonna come regardless but care system or where. They resent but couldn't exit it's a challenge to stay relative and current today. In in a market that obviously. You know significantly different than what he used to be. Right out what what was your opinion on the mufflers and race cars is I mean. There's a part of me they conducted that. I mean I remember. My my first three sit and watch him while I was very young and they were so remain Emmys. And for for a kid as young as there was it was now under in. I mean granted now you know course but my mom said I was terrible I owes him. He complained a whole time 'cause whistle on one now so I mean I I mean from personally. You know I can understand it was here I guess people are think keen. From a fifty year old guy who's lost BB 20% of his hearing he's going there it's great but if you're the what he'd dad bet the demographic that eighteen to 34 hero. Heard do they think there were you know the stock cars are too loud that's two questions. Well you know. There's several points here's you know I mean personable recent loud. It is what it is I think I think that's one of the things that attracts people my wife Gail. And we are summit took her to a racetrack we're outside have a little tailgate. In and she didn't see the cars what could here and she just don't screw this let's go inside I got to see him communities sounded so we're in. And and you know I I I don't wanna get in this great Beagle reaction about how he does change your recurring because as well the millennial can't sit there and talk or look at their phones. Well while there you know at a soccer. You know this is in baseball it's not a social and a thing like baseball where you go to game and chat you know racing loud in. In color fold and smelly to a degree in those for people who lumbering and those are the attractions. It's hard with mufflers on the cards this would not been -- remember. As far back in 1996 when I was with Richard Petty struck team and we went to Bakersfield and then they go to school not too far from the old. Bakersfield tracked you know. And in so in an effort to try and keep the good decimal down. We were doing stuff like you know still been skiing war was very in the hunt cost bikes to multiple loose around there he's been you know. The compression which people would steal wore out on the money. You don't let. In and I just. You know. I guess you know I'm gonna say in this I hope it's an open anybody beverage since not for everybody. You know and in it's it's too blah for you and you don't wanna go well they did it too loud or. It's just the same reason that you know some people don't go to Bristol because it's supposedly small laborious. You know it's not just for everybody so. I think you would do more harm. By trying to. Changed the tenor of the converse with people were really racing ends than you would draw new fans peca as well. Now it's not as loud I can sit there have a conversation with my current. While I I have to ask you this eat EU course work worth Richard Petty and of course Richard Deco and both are. Great recent personalities you eat you gotta give us either good or Richard pat here Richard Nichols story for us. Well have put pickle stories real well. I I guess that just the best thing I can say about Richard caddie is not Eva so fortunate to. Personal have a career in Wisconsin race in which. You know it could never ever changed it for the last 25 years of hard stayed Wisconsin. Just beat the short tracks and a mile like we used to. And that be great I don't know what year guy in the world but to be able to come down here and have this kind of career down here in. You know not only be involved in the sport is a writer but you know I spotted over under sixty races in. Just had worked for so many great people Rick Hendrick in a lot of other people the thing about Richard. That I can say is you lose by far the best guy I've ever works for. He EG you would job and then you just went and did it in every so every you don't. I was kind of the key factor routine managers there as well as the publicist. In about every two weeks he come into my office in. It was almost a real leaders Richard Petty sit across a desk from me and I hat and sunglasses and play guitar and a bottle of sun dropped to stated in twos and we'd sit there for 45 minutes and talk about race and an Austrian go in. In you know that'd be. You know he's Richard Petty he was so good Indian Richard currently their secret micro managed media Gator basis you probably also works forms so. You know just the greatest so I mean what you see you which is yet. If anybody could obviously have a big head over there achievements in Greece and he would be the guy. The end he certainly hasn't there hasn't ever done that he. I would do some autograph deals with him. We're we would go and eat he would spend like 678. Hours just greeting everybody and nobody was ever left behind in and so. That and that's my you know I've ever wanted to convey anything about Richard art say that yeah he's just there. The finest person in one of the most generous people. That I've ever comment came in contact it was in my life much agrees. I and I I applaud this before so we got to bring in up here were running up against the break though but eat. You ran a copy of the which. I think is the first column were were role in depth story I'm Matt Kenseth. And then didn't tell tell us about that anger with with the Cambridge flat. Well you know I was certain two things for slows the sports editor occurred nearly union in fort Atkinson and during that time in in you know Matt we have like five miles wearing Cambridge but I was also doing publicity for Columbus won 61 speedway. And I knew there you know is he is paired Rory bought a car was recently so. Basically so met could learn it that wanted to race and meet me and Roy said okay well you're learn how to work on one and what it is and Carter expected. So for three years from thirteen sixteen I knew met just as acute in the pits you know working on the cars. So when he first started race in Columbus was was one of the places and he. It was amazing the first night out he was better faster and smoother than guys who write seem race here ten years you know. Sold six weeks into the deal. He wins his first feature an attendant a column for mid west recent news at that time. Which I'm I'm pretty confident what is the first ever piece that. Anybody wrote about a minute I'd like to tell people that I discovered bats. Yeah because he would he was phenomenal he was really good night even. Irony of the pieces that. I suggested that the last time I had seen anybody with that here was that much natural talent and was mark Murton. And that you know I'm I wasn't suggesting that he some great girl to beat Murton be in NASCAR but. You know he had that kind of ability woes returned doll mark turned out to be used his benefactor. Got him into Roush metrodome today that person that most people you don't compare them to is mark. And of course you know mets' record speaks for itself the only one honored. At a has had an amazing career and will continue to do so but. You know I was in the right place at the right time and this amazingly talented kid came along. And one of my career highlights that same piece Steve when Medicare is seeing him over to encourage the other shadow box with this first uniform and then. And right next to rate in that shadow box was that story. Are you know. You don't. That's been like family to us for a long time. Actually texted back and forth to him yesterday and his birthday in. It's pretty cool you know only like a cities I'm really proud of the honorees at that you know he's stayed true he's he's still Scotty you know he. Indian and a great guy and a packer fan. In a hacker kid heck yeah I'm not nice guys from Wisconsin and they're fans. And it's hard being up there. Really like our triple a Packers rely regular really good bug who works for the team who's also really gracious enough to get tickets or more ago. And so you know and having covered the Packers for years lute sports writers you know there. They're they're my second let's say this they're my expectancy pocket area and end up in your book coming out main. Got a really great opportunity to write a book as part of this series from our checkbooks. It's a 1001 track series result area. 1001. You know muscle cart's expressed deep making it easier the guy that's there. Major guru I'm. New years and years char. Yeah he does so he wrote a muscle car book there's a Harley book a mustang book. A drag race and books they want to do a 1001 NASCAR sex and they were there gracious enough to call me and ask me you're rated so it took almost a year right. It's a little over 400 pages 125. Photos some really great stuff you break it out by decade there and there are. They intolerance in reader friendly factory. You know kind of format so you can read a little bit of credit time you don't have to invest a lot of time there. End you can print right now and we'll will launch a new debut as Carter at the all star weekend you're chart so. That's where it'll be out and be available on Amazon. Arctic Slaton. In now find bookstores near you. Excellent up. Well appreciate that and now we look for a good chatting with you yen. Steve always a pleasure and in just FYI. I really really appreciate all the great stuff you do for Wisconsin race in the sold those are you close thank you and your FaceBook state you know that. Somebody who has ever heard in Wisconsin recent sure appreciates that stuff and I just went which is not much I appreciate Europe. Well thanks salary appreciate it's John closed to. Make sure you look Egan and eat is book is actually on Amazon back I'm between pre order 1001 NASCAR facts. Cars track some milestones and personalities it looks like good book should be a lot of fun John thanks for joining us and now come and up natural talked at. Dennis Michael Sim Milloy you Munro rule expand more on the world of NASCAR coming up on the fan. Welcome back to the final inspection what 057 of them the man and I gotta tell you about just two weeks at NASCAR racing in the books this is Dennis Michaels and Lori met roper breaks talk radio back cap. Bringing New York NASCAR fix on the final inspection and after two weeks folks I have a pressing question. For miss Laurie Munro. All and what's your pressing question. Lori what ahead makes a good race nowadays. I'm I'm at a loss I've worked two weeks AM. And I've got to prairie happening NASCAR fan right now. You know makes a good race obviously sports right now. Well my good interest two for two don't toot for two and it's just beginning it's just began. Well I'm having a hard time figuring stuff out here because. Look at the penalties that were handed down this weekend in also the penalties that weren't handed down that. Probably should have been handed down. Here's my big problem. Kevin Harvick camp that won that race want correct. Pretty much yeah you would think. Austin Dillon had an obvious issue with his car correct. This is correct yet he had plenty of time aim. To get it off the track in on the pit road and chose to stay out. That's probably pop I told them that. Soap used payout on the track. With big heart that is not functioning. And you could cost another team the win. Shouldn't you get some sort of a penalty. And going on since the dawn of time now it's it's a first time it's happened. But it's men went at you when you writing on aren't. Some so so now it's. Manipulating the outcome of her brace. They've been doing this for ask her why it why you suddenly. Take offense to what Dolan yet. Well and the fact that his hat and Peppers and size but that's another story that's this too much at what is to add a little. Why are you so wound up about that just going on Trevor. Because the option you know if he was a you know I'm good at be a really good. Racer. Friends all my friends on the track in the minute Mike cars butter assigned to wheel and at right down the paper and I'm getting out of everybody's way 'cause I'm a nice guy. I'm sorry. It said if it till I was striving for you. Which do not make this guy do everything conceivably possible Litsch and it's a battery issue obviously with their you know. There cats sized batteries. These guys have to go out there and try at least even make an effort to look like they're trying to do everything conceivable. To get this car rolling at it's normal rate I think it the right thing. Could be in Austin Dillon expand or anything like that to realize. This guy just did the right thank. I don't know that I. And next thing you know it's it's off and running game and I I do not be graduate driver for doing what Dillon debt. See here when it credited the perspective. With the other penalties this week. That mascara issued I am totally confused. About the sport. You can't act guy Ian AJ Allman digger who was three laps down. Case not a contender to win he he had some loose lug nuts. After the race. He gets a 65000. Dollar penalty. Loses 35. Points in his crew chief is suspended. 43. Races. And no dessert it out no dessert. Meanwhile at the extent at least series you've got the winning car that fails post race inspection. They give him a 101000. Dollar fine and they say that the wind is in Humber. But the thing is you know all. In they have set it over the last few years the fact that that is not that green year's series of seeks vanity series. The penalties are different and yeah I totally under stand us is an encumbered win. Until they start taken away the wins from leash drivers they're just gonna keep doing mess and you know they'll do whatever they can get away and that's sacked what we're seeing and you know it's it's unfortunate but. They keep they're win they're just gonna keep you wanna. And the brakes at Atlanta. And there was almost no passing for the lead. Just like it to be over attacks all we get well here's my problem. Do you it wasn't just something it wasn't just in the cup series. It was an all series. All weekend long three races. Worth though who ever got the lead on the restart. Got out to about three or 42. Lead in a few laps. Welcome to the reality of NASCAR the last few years. Is this and that and so I know is this good racing and now I don't think well I think they put in these artificial. Hub stage deals. Why not just for all of ours went up why not mix. It our cars you know. At this is why they happened at stages caution clocks. Hit the wire. Have a most run across the track. It's I don't understand it it's like this band aid on top of another mandate I get it I don't know I don't know why they're not doing anything more these Kirschke to Dominic. Yes I'm so confused where what I'm seeing because then we hear that in 200818. We're probably going to get a road course race at Charlotte motor speedway. Or not they're not doing Nat. They are not during. Then why are they saying that they're widening the track and doing all these safety enhancements. To the road course if they're not. Planning on doing this. NBC sports reporting this this week. Well I heard all the talk this week about this saying this is possible they might be announcing that she S today. That day before. And I was sort of had my ear to the wire and Miguel care they really gonna do this and then night read that. They had no mention of that whether they're gonna have announced this further down the line I don't know but. As far as I know. Bolts races at Charlotte are going to be on the on the big joke. Good all yeah good. Yeah I am so glad because. Here's my reaction. I remember all these Greek finishes it Charlotte. In that I see the fans. What this is an out sick all that's great road course racing is great we need more road course racing. Already have a problem with more road course racing when it happens on a row it's not a road course yeah I get on I know when you leave a ball. So I'll just very confusing what we're seeing in the hearing in the NASCAR news this week in. Maybe it needed another Malarkey sandwich or some I didn't you really need at double shot of Malarkey sandwich with that extra I don't know mustard or some. Speaking of double shots we got a double header. Racing weekend there at Atlanta Motor Speedway last Saturday. The X Kennedy and the trucks on the same day. It did yeah he does sell any more seats. If are these double hitters a good idea or not. Well it might have sold more seats but I think in the long run probably saved to somebody a whole lot of money happen assault compacted and a one day instead of having. A Friday night truck race which should have been and then Saturday extended eat. I think it probably eat teams or just track. Workers. I think this is a money saving opportunity. And even though was a fan. Sitting at home watching you might not of wanted to sit there for 111000. Straight hours and watched her racing. But she prayed for rain packs of Coke got your brain trust at least get something in Leno at the X entity race in a nighter something that would have been kind of fun but. It would be a long day if you're a fan sitting in the stands or or just watching at home. I just don't know how they can captivate people per per ten hours in a stretched to possible. It seemed like overkill to me yeah like they've admitted OK nobody's watching nobody's here. We'll just run everything in one day and get it over west dislike did you trying to get it. I didn't hear a track president once remark. That. He could actually profit more off of the Knicks Kennedy and truck series weekend. When cup is an in town. Right not having that Coram stands open because it costs them more to run the facility. Then it's really worth and making an additional profit they make all the profit off the TV. Yeah makes cents it's crazy but I'm not so sure that I love these double headers. But yeah I was not a big candidate self. At all very interesting as well while Lauri amid a row it is that magical. Time of the week on. Laughs all yeah yeah yes and I eight era left and a this segment so popular it out need to sell the mis. And I didn't idiots on track. Tip blow up some stills Florida drought tell the folks at home what this is all about. Well it to the folks at home says everybody with a still in their backyard knows. They are under scrutiny by somebody probably want note shut him down blow it up except truck. Well were blowing up somebody still today. Each of us and because something has jerked us over the up over the weekend and the fans can get involved as well you do not have to be. You know. He coherent with how to use explosives will take care of that park for a I don't have to be you know stirring year your slot for no dog something's bothering you you let us know and we may just blow it up for you here on the final inspections that Lori met Ro. Do you have a still that meets blowing. Yes and its name is Kyle Larson I don't understand. What is going on with Kyle Larson Escude is getting so close to winning and then you just throws it all away and I just I don't now it. It's very frustrating to see somebody. So close like he was last weekend in Atlanta. Ron and his line do and Q where it and then just basically seems to pull over let Kozlowski get a I don't get it it's frustrating if I was chicken assi. I would probably be sending Kyle Larson to bed with a deserted swap. That's a good idea and I could not. Believe you did illegally you solve all I it was like he was throw in the race it it was yeah I know little. It just seems to happened with him right now even though were only two weeks into the season it was as if he bet on Brad Keselowski that we him. I. Wanted to make sure and happ like I. This was a he. Did he play amid Yahoo! fantasy race in. Want to make sure he gets the bonus points I mean what was going out this year. Let the trophy. Old blow we'll let Brett happiness. Around my goodness I could not believe how bad he threw that on a way it should Kyle's been playing that tag game whatever that TV commercial as Ehrlich got no they think it's Loudon new yes I think and it's. Complain that too long. That's a possibility. That's a possibility I'm just very confused that what I saw. It made no sense for a he am because all race long he was not up on the high side. He's great race it's not the low side he slipped went back into his old routines. Yeah it's it's that she got crazy and it is when you listen to mother Brady no because they played a straighter afterwards. It's like. He he just basically convinced himself that Brett was gonna get around he out thought every. Yeah over stopped. Yeah it was just like a big hoops. You know all out hearted shootout wouldn't comment I thought I was around. That was horrible IE I think you've got a good one their my eyes still blowing. I'm up on our I'm mad at NASCAR fans this week. Bennett and NASCAR fan. But I really mad at NASCAR fans this week apparent it because the racing at Atlanta was not Atlanta quality. We use to seek great finish as they are we used to hear about Darrel waltrip in the old. Robert I am very Yunel UTE gap do big lead geared Atlanta Motor Speedway metal rubber base and it just bring Iraq back to the leaders you know. We didn't see any camp we saw our. Guys and all of the series going out and dominating yet the fans are except him. Accepting of this being the new normal in NASCAR racing some mad at NASCAR fans. But it is the new normal and the new NASCAR fans never saw Darrell Waltrip raced at any but no it was a racer they think he's a teenage act. It is that we see great yeah I like sign you saw the rubber band. It's like then got beat by Michelson. Yeah at least six or seven years until we seen Atlanta race liked Atlanta. It's sad that. Are you mad at that bans your lineup. I'm mad at the fans for being except paying. Double allowing this racing to be the new normal it. You know my first reaction they're saying all we don't want to do anything to the pavement to Harry adopt start all over put it jump on the backstretch. Do you neat thing to lie open this up because this race weekend. It's not like him anymore and that's a concern but I afterward met. Kyle Larson's got even more upset because. You're just need to be you have that killer instinct to win these races and he doesn't anymore. So I don't think there's any doubt Kyle Larson needs to win this week what do you think he really does heat escaped Neitzel land. Eat meat so we want art he needs to win the race on Sunday but right now. He's get blown up or. Think just. Fearless editor what 057 the fan will be right back. Welcome back to the final inspection shoot over to you about a legendary greatly straight way in you knew gross outs and our owner friends of tomorrow here in Tampa monitors and in just a mall will be talking with Tony dizzy you know from NBC sports as. The IndyCar Series is opening up their season. In Saint Petersburg. This weekend the course practice was yesterday. Practice was yesterday and a couple surprises. That the Scott Dixon. Who switched over to Honda this year is first. And James and pinch cliff was the second so far in practice. Alexander Rossi last year's Indy 500 winner is through third quick. Max Chilton was fourth and Sebastien were day who went over to the dale Coyne racing and was fifth and he's been strong and both practices. So far. And verges style and up Tony Dziena now was just any. Media count press conference just before and one of the things. And it's coming out of the but the week and so far in saint Pete is how the list stability. Of the IndyCar Series as we bring Tony and now Tony welcome to a final selection show. A little grass area. I'm doing pretty good as talking about how Scott Dixon was fastest and practiced numbers three and some of the younger guys. Alexander Rossi Max Joseph moves up there too. As well as a Sebastien birdies and who's been quick all weak so far with. Still quite recent but I'd just wanted to kind of bring up a couple things that eight I think if there's one word they you can. That's kind of been resonating through the whole weekend in the IndyCar paddock it is is a stability is a net. There really isn't actually just got out of an interview like no no we're more than an. Rocker and eat and there you're not stability we add yet or major partners it confirmed yesterday Chevrolet on dirt or Firestone. All multi year extension in law that your was listed some of want or strictly when he. Armed so it's at least three possibly more than now once we kind of look at it it it's really isn't there a longer direction than what we've got her for awhile. Yes certainly is in accorsi at a New York Times article they came out in and basically seen you know hey. Things are kind of looking pretty good for for IndyCar were seen. Reductions are in ants over other series and and but it IndyCar of the future looks pretty bright doesn't end at this point. I think so I mean were all kind of waiting to see with the needing tweaking Carlos like in a formal. Until I guess you could say it not in renderings Aggies become the next few weeks by. There's a sense that there's more here than what there has been in. We're not what singer Pete joining the series where the sponsors it's right manufactured I mean we all want the third manufacturing want it is questioner. From a timing standpoint learning march a point since seen. So yep get the track tested they'll need going in eighteen that makes distraction and a nineteen kind of already starting the next logical aren't critical not ought not. Yet the good vibe in the attic it this tactic from a lot of people here. And it's huge thing you know of course NASCAR the Wall Street Journal are all couple weeks ago. Going to Daytona are uttered only target the New York Times article that all the sudden this is their national blows which is a rare thing but a good one. It is because it seems like for you don't last ten years or so you know you was news what went step forward two steps back you know we had. Re unification and and then there is to be a setback him at. You know we had. DL young drivers coming in the league in new new new tracks coming in and then there would there be a setback in this time. Leaders of build in the last year two there's been Canada everything's. Like. Hey this. Finally working out is that. They're stability and that ain't going back to that the pop up in the interview earlier this side arm. All the races are locked entered the only team that expects schedule to be named navy at the earliest and I'll buy it by G and in the summer. It feels really did. Mean it's I've been covering IndyCar you know that being hurt when you're covered for and six all I'm on top seed and when you want to point all of and it's. I can't remember a year where there's been last turmoil or controversy going here now of course some will say that oh you are hurting don't you are rating people thought that he knows maybe log on track and not. The Brit on out especially because on there's been way better than pretty much everyone to back this week and I. It's not something we had a pretty written in the script you know like you're a 101000 words. And all of a sudden. He would like OK had. The blow mark. Yeah a couple surprises. I guess took the quick to sparkle Marco Andretti. Who's been teamed up with Bryan herta his growth as as Brees strategists was. I think is a big plus while or Marco he's been quick and then. Unfortunately at incident would his teammate to whom subtle in the first practice. Were he had a pretty heavy shots in which we in his first strike or entry auto sport. Poor. Lose. Yeah taught us had a rough go of it com. The pats didn't cut back in it. Being lucky we got back. Walked the back and you walk on and yesterday Ers or in practice. Eat your brakes locked up that you wanted brake temperature break where. And pretty they potentially has been a big talking point out of this weekend unforced not unfortunately with it it looked like in the cant push you to look at their normal IT. He went off he hit the wall drivers left and unfortunately where it just the tire barrier so like you know what would have been a small that was needed at worst but. Crew got the Arctic is back up this morning although wasn't particularly quick out and you are working into it but not outlook unforced start for him but I like boring journey that. They need big competition in the instant they added Eric perhaps many. New overall technical director he mentioned herd thinkers know Marcus its like yeah Penders except ducking in and batteries the other. I think brought Bryant a way to bring all want out of drivers not kind of worried that now hopefully Woody Indian market because it. I think appeared better when you have an inherent in rain all. Up there it was all kind of looking forward just a question of wondered out. Exactly and then. I mean should we be surprised but I I guess in the end we should and you know he hasn't won it's one of the few places he has a one NF Scott Dixon. And it looks. At with the blue G carrion. It it's a total one it's from what we saw in Phoenix with a plain white cars that. Ha ha ha yeah and it is this pretty only at the moment is over one want a partner on. On its different on but there's easily been a bogey track predicting never won in. You're always kind of a concern any start strong looked out. On it broke is stuck on beach a couple of years ago he won the team not your not. Not immediate arbiter but certainly utter starting. Eat something you gotta make you spell out what our laps in. Or beat Annika but this. So. Not not about you when you start something that got to get here I think the hills area Britt. I think so and then some sad news and world world motor sports I'm just wondering. What kind of feedback you've gone down in the paddock on there is courses logo the loss of John sir recent past Julio strategic meeting street. The only world champion and a two wheels and four wheels and won the Formula One championship in 1964. With Ferrari. And was a speak at a quote quite a few races over here was 1966. Candy and champion also. Have you heard anything about chance thirties or any feedback from any of the drivers. And yeah. On number of greens yesterday and social Nina I think. Part of the challenge of this week and it is. Just so much going on their IndyCar that secure your aces it all challenge and you know I don't think drivers are really in mind that the B thinking about walked out. Not being said somebody Unser key stature. You know I think we talked the word legend around a little too easily eat it. Or what he accomplished. Really is great Q and what happened. And Greece Turkey subtly. Very freak accident that the field and wanna a wheel came to patch it off the helmet. Oddly kind of maintain it Andrei at this beard a lot on Asian. He did a lot and I think it I think that'll probably not want you want to keep it going aired a couple weeks. But I did you agent bought at a couple other strong sports car world. Maybe IndyCar drivers are sure that the audits that I. Yeah and the nub. Of course you mentioned the early world challenge an up. Kind of a rough go yesterday for our guests are we had Al masry ran Evers Lee who had an incident. And kind of a surprise it so to only do this new guy from Italy is. Yeah you surprised because we don't usually hear Brian crashed. Very usually clean driver you know I can only are called few other. I've been covering so that was some problems up to our belts and then the kid that was on the pole for the first G Kyrie morning. Literally no one in the sport her topic certain. I mean cal or like the broadcasters don't agree he never in my Ali you know want to former John beat each had never heard about. Worrell sitting there like it but think that Alley doesn't. Actually. The pitcher that never racial history course or rarely you know we. You know yellow Ferrari. And you get pole and actually in this class but aren't you should have been but aren't in the pro collapsed into crops and it caught the body it's not. You know you figures scratched driver something me really good arm he got a little bit re train in it toward the end of the race or not that's going made an impression in. Now that you're on the way that I've outrage in the second it happens after the IndyCar. Tomorrow afternoon. Very Tony key out were were we're gonna take a quick break can you hold on over the break. You are talking net Tony does a you know course of NBC sports. You can check out his stuff on the motor sports tab from NBC sports stock comp. It will take a quick break and we'll we right back talk or IndyCar and a final inspection show understand. This this final inspection was Steve saw. Presented by the legendary Great Lakes dragged away in union grove driven by Milwaukee area and now. Okay our association. 105 Soto. Welcome back to the find those stretches your brought you by the ledger greatly extremely. He knew negro along were their friends that want here in Napa auto care centers. I'm agreement was being Colin is Toni Zito. Anatoly were NBA predictions we're able back to that was going to listen and Lori Monroe. Who loser picked this weekend for. The saint Pete Grand Prix. So. We're on. A law he'd be. A pep talk. Date on it yet they are I got it on our. Team here on up united. Opposite team each hit the wrong you know on re air at Walt hour out. I don't think we'll look at Q. It is a bust your work keep. Wore it all up. Optic. All but scene out. Of that he set a so. Are out. I'm gonna go out on the limb Mauer goes Sebastien board aid to. Been saying he's gonna win a race or two with the Oakland racing and Andy's been just Kennelly and in the weeds I think Woodson strategy. I I have I think he can win missing for the championship however Jolson Dugard I think this kid is is gonna come out if the running and he is the next star in this series of all of Vegas everything premier Oscars in Vegas. Who bomb on the particular Obama irked when he's there that the track. Always run well I. And you know. That there they'll fall out out there. Ought. But. There. Well. Up thirty I Milwaukee. Are a very yet I am I'm I'm gonna go with the Ryan Bellini went to go flyer and that one hurt somebody else have FaceBook when you are is that we know. He's pretty knowledgeable he's good EC you keep. He put his money Henry Ryan playing me so amen to go with that I like of late that pick to he's meant he's a running well. So far this year Sony appreciated and hopefully we'll talk to you next week. Sounds good LB he brings it all ourself. Excellent cause a party done here. Parried well thank you Tony and a majored check his his latest at NBC sports are cup. Go us who'll do the motor sports tab open atop the UC on his good stuff there now let's continue with. Dennis Mickelson a lorry Monroe from Maurice talk radio and it leaves NASCAR from them. Welcome back that up final inspection 1057. Have. Damn. Dennis and glory to pocket mascara on a Saturday. Afternoon and it is time they hit the NASCAR news items them though week. The big news NASCAR. Am serious. I have extended their agreement through 2000. And what to do well long extension for the serious guys. That's long I guess. I guess I'll have to be renewing some more equipment in my teacher at some point each. I tell you how many serious receivers I have in different states of different repair yeah. It's crazy about but a long long distance. In agreement here for another five years for mascara. And serious I was kind of wondering where that would go now there's only ones satellite there rate you know group. But that definitely did get done. Also in the news wealthy yet mascara folks out in Las Vegas in the big announcement this week. Vegas will have a second or race starting next year in 2018. New Hampshire. Lost their date in our I don't know Laurie. Should New Hampshire fans be worried that they might be going the way how Rockingham and north Wilkes Bernal. I don't know all I think may be like we saw what happened California. Having just one date I think could just up the attendants make it even a bigger show and then trying to spread it over spread it out over a couple. I know it's never good to that to lose that date but it could make the that the date that slot stronger I don't know. It. I think Vegas of all places to have a second. Date is probably as good of any it's a triple header against like go out. Like what they've got go on already but Tom. It's it's an interesting place if it's got bad weather. Witches like suppose a rarity. Fans can go watch Carrot Top there's a lot to do there. There you go in I think they will hold on to their one date at New Hampshire. But who million dollars in new sponsorship. This was a no brainer decision. On the business side. For sure speaking up business business insider. Ranked Danica Patrick as the eighth highest paid female athlete in the world. While not a lot of biscuits are not gonna get. She's ahead of round arouse C. The fact that beat him up until they stop believing in him. Take it anymore the top Stefan female athletes in the world. Alltel what is so Williams right all tennis players and Serena Williams athletes the list yet. Are you cheat apt to be up there were you surprised that Danica crack that list at number eight. Com. You know. I probably would have assumed she'd be in the top ten. You know good for her I think that's a great thing but dumb. Spots pretty big you know. It is just picked and that is a big deal and now it in what is really him impressive is. Next to tennis like there were other ten is stars that didn't. Make it ahead of Danica including Serena as sister. I finished behind. Danica Patrick. All the rest tennis players that really surprised. That there wasn't and other type of athlete at their may be a soccer players something. Well yeah but excuse speak for my ignorance but what other sports. Our women really yen. Since I don't follow when he thanked whether it's a pro. Basketball league for women now but they get paid but are they much alas paid multimillion. Dot Alter what well yeah they're beat golfers but there apparently none crack the the top ten list but there all serious all tennis I thought may be. A few track and field stars but it's not an Olympic year so maybe that hit outs as an effect there but you're right. There are a lot of really really popular women's sports that would pan off big time. So all you parents set there you better get your little daughters tennis racquets or racing how much. Very good advice Laurie Munro just you know unlike my parents who didn't listen to meet each sleeper courses alone. Hey it can. Setter purse is a revenue senator every tap. Smart business this is it. Also it did as guarantees that NASCAR hall of the team announced their five new nominees to be added to low lowest. And still no smoky eunick. Now that. That is just. Shot king but that again it's not shocking. Because I truly believe that before smoky Utecht is even given Baird the time of day. They're gonna lady and everybody who's ever made one start they're going to let in everybody who's ever sold hot dog at Martinsville. They're gonna let in some fans. Because it's I just don't understand why when they're trying to celebrate some of these innovators. Like ray ever ham and all that group why oh why. Why can't they let. Smokey eunick at least be. Considered that's just crazy and that's. It doesn't make any sense and it just looks paddy it start and I don't meet Richard. It just is looking really dumb at this point I can understand if he didn't want to be in them the first what a year whatever you want. But not even they have in my on the nominee list when he is on every single video. I thought of any driver in the hall of fame from that era it just makes no sense in this isn't taking away from five very. Well deserved nominations Joseph Gibbs Roger Penske Red Farmer. One of the Alabama gang another one of the Alabama game Davey Allison. And Bobby and the body all on the list. All worthwhile nominees there's not a single one there that I I don't think. Belongs on the list but. They got to move over make room somebody's got to make room for smoky Utecht because he should've already been in the hall of fame let alone yeah not even on the nomination. Lust yeah or there's no more people left on the planet. Please oh please just. Listened to smoky. Get past what ever he did that tick you off NASCAR because that's the only reason well Lauri Munro. Vive L Las Vegas. For the cup series this weekend who is you pick to win. Might pick for being able Las Vegas. I am going to go well. Matt Kenseth. Met hands at that I'm going to pick your guy that you've been picking each week got get a pick Kevin Harvick. He's each got a at didn't get lucky one of these weeks but Kandahar Kevin Harvick is might get. That Las Vegas verses that Matt Kemp is that's a team very very good. Picks in to eat well folks that's get it do it for the NASCAR segment here on the final inspection but. She showed no where mr. Steve Zaki will return year listened to what 057 FM the fan. The finalists fiction show where if you by the legendary greatly straight weigh in you'd Girl -- along with her friends at the marquee here in Napa auto care centers. Our body Eddie looked high and was that do you meal Melia island concourse which is just north of Jacksonville Florida it's one of those events that. I think everybody should do at least once. Two great event put on a put on out by a group there that it's dedicated for the community all reach hospice organization Indy raised about. Two and a half. Billion dollars embittered bill Warren earned his grouped on her honest puts on a great event and a lot lot of things to do down there there's there's auctions donors of all three or four auctions owners a lot of dinners black tie stuff going on Adam Carolla stunner. Do in a a symposium and on Japanese race cars and whatnot he which shield so a bunch of world knee sons and outs and some upon Newman. That upon Newman raced and yeah John Morton and Sam Posey Tommy Kendall and those guys down there and it's it's a lot of movers and shakers donut. In Eddie was able to catch up with celery ever Hammond were played this in the rear and interviewed now. And then after prequel played Dirk bell one of those great championship. Endurance Trevor who won a mall five times and has won in pretty much everything he's raced with and he's causing an interest in into Russo. A little further ado let's here Eddie to the pine in re ever him. It's enabled my dad. Seventeen up nearly island cot cars daily gods with rehab for him. Raise your your showing some cars this week and jogging. Even watch with your family. How do you find 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 round it's. It's one of our favorite events and we come in here. Since 2009 actually bought a place down here ultimately island specifically. Could be close to dissidents and build them. I want to break up I don't know many places. In the world where you could see such an eclectic collection. Both cars and people. Who 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. We've seen in magazines herta and I've been around our lives so it's amazing talent 5060000. People around there right now. Had that this has really I don't Warner and its cast of people have done an amazing job with their show I've been coming since he won. 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 chassis. Cars and parts that Beriault took his rookie test in any. In 1960. And then yeah. Sixty championship 66 championship finish second 67 so. The car was actually reassembled guy. Jimmy Key who was only written builders. At Clinton owner's shop in the division members of the team came here and actually only took best in class but it took them they'll they'll restoration of the year really. Really crowds that because. As they said there were so many of the original parts we really kind of his head clean and put him back together. Including one of the originally engines that works in that room on a 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 either involved and 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 into IndyCar Racing I actually ended up it's not cart accident. Went to work for Roger Penske. And because of immigrants IndyCar and work and be in our series with Casey doing that loves our guys but. Really it's it's it's more about the racing history we've got to be cart to get some really think if drag race cars and doesn't look. Stock cars. Yeah it's really automotive history from England Indy it was a it was a magic place Mario Andretti being. Defensively and you know you are. Where I lived in New Jersey. You know AJ Floyd you know it goes with the guys we knew because of that Indy 500 in real lenient on television that was really the only way that we could. It could be associated stock car racing and really. But come into a zone when I was room. Put an emphasis those big these things so. Haven't card American took his defense team is magic to me. So one question now when Jeff Gordon going up. Into the blue. What I mean he's doing an amazing job I gotta say that had. You can't call you may need to get some pointers her. Horror. Has he done his homework and. But Jeff and I 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 come back at him and we're doing some things together. We talk he did specifically call 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 clean up 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 their hair color put Jeff brings. Distance is. That focus or that then when you view from recently haven't driven cars and I think it's really amazing the things that he's brought to this. Think NASCAR's direction. I mean there's talk now about them going to Vegas a second race. Why I told our team do more rural racing I guess that's my question because. You see how popular it was at road America. Home 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. We. Think that we get the direction I. I thank you I think you'll you'll fly through the years she remembers the cars weren't that popular on the road course. Nobody Juli did 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. Did and stock car races weren't very good road race now is time. Bob Hope our cars have gotten better on the road courses 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 see 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 that our guys are good road racers hardcourt good road race cars and technologies they're it would build. And the fans the fans are enjoying itself I I absolutely think you're going to see more road races. In the NASCAR it was a little possibly root race being put in the 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 he CD attendance as dropping. I mean at the whole race we'll see. Not attendance was up at. Was definitely up at Atlanta so it Telerate television ratings and don't. Little bit flat when it's flat across all sports not much asked question the good news is you'll not that you know television ready to gamble a bit but social media. Screaming and all your form so. Viewing our offense well attendance I think NASCAR's. On the upswing coming back and you would in the 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 it is but I think Ole motor sports in general's got to change. In direction and know that hey he could return on television so they're gonna watch the phones or computers just gotta have an entertainment I stood his sport but it it's got to happen. Came in. Just trying to just stay on top of all it is. He is as being 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 things on there cars we'll only get four shows this year we just have one here Thursday night not marry Andre break go my favorite shows that we've what we've got Carlos you know junior a lot of fun. Kind of snookered behind your racing doesn't called an out pretty heavyweight reverted to handle right now who watched that show. We did it show on rebuilding the American graffiti are 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 it was sitting. You know it is the same guy. We three years while Rome Georgia and films so really really original car and it went to deliver this entire race and we got on me and Villa to try to work that was me out and in India on the road courses. On so we're hoping to keep America aren't. We wanna stay true to racing I don't know if you scripted television I don't know if you let drama I don't do those things. It's no good solid historical. Racing series and hopefully we can you know hopefully we can he not. Get it done he'd stay on the hospital or it's a network that allows to do that. I think Ray Allen maybe you could ever reality shelf I mean really. Tom I'll tell us kind of boring yeah yeah I don't know about that while great. Rick we appreciate taking the time to do this interview and now we look forward. New show great thank you thanks a lot. Regulars until we're appreciative of. This this final inspection. It was Steve sake presented by the legendary Great Lakes dragway in union grove driven by Milwaukee area and now auto care association. 057. I'll live here and it really island this year with Derek bell. And we're just sitting around and missing about the old days at road America. I'm Derek can you. Shed some quieter maybe you remember maybe a little fun story. Of all roller America. Well I went there quite alone. I think I could single season's that I didn't get a couple looks like thousands like the few races. But I remember one of the first times that we have listed him David hopes his driver nick following that label can act. At the cat memories of that I'll make. And it somehow I coincide with the fact that. The Indy 500 with the rain Dolphins did in their. So he couldn't do. The at our race that I felt like orchestrates that he wants me to stand in the drive to come back later. And I first allegedly can achieve our guy knows the second time I didn't. Another one before that. Which is it Milton and they it was like that keep it a 1000001. And he feels very nice little column we'll locomotion back PP but that was at mid Ohio so I went to drive it's become a proper salute and they. That's what of the talk. The tree McLaren pulled Laura Davies with David all coordinated. I've met unfortunate because I hadn't qualified or having had stopped on the back to rich. And you know to take that sort of car out of a place like Elkhart lake when you. You know the track but you definitely. We'll let our. I mean the others and we've got a hundred miles bridge in New York City out we'll take a begun I've no idea where I finished up short to do very well. That was my first six inexperience. With a really stupid because Elkhart lake. We pools and Houston. Them an old brother was tonight than tonight's excuse. Me jump emirates team and then it cools. Prior to that without all the articles saying that Europe so I had lots of great experience I think we wound. I know we won the 500 ones. Al and I did you know gone. Late and then I drove it JB Holmes in the BMW North America. It was a 320. Fly and and we didn't expect to win because it's such a false track. And I remember he putted my best memory was driving a little Kolb and suddenly so you really. But it was simple thought we never thought it was picked up you know to have the legs on it to blow it available straights but it's a good round but it's. So that was quite the experience of me. One quick question how were you faster than David street bullies yeah yeah okay because you know David is thinner. Probably give us another side of the story. Though. I have to say I'm. I guess if I was on David with have of the driver and that can't let you know I support them I think pretty well and got in all honesty. And I never looked at times it would be good I mean I that would you don't know what's a guy has done. Jenkins two outs didn't. Is that it is 500 miles. So it is to us that we thought he did three stints rural between us. And you don't study every yardage in the pluses and minuses of the house behind. Because it's not that we relative market rate unite you know you have old sponsors and the need to freshen up. So I never I mean I've often which is something crops Derrick did some really quick laps we'll how much of notre. Well I mean we gave it was the first one to the have a problem worse for us that the but David. I did use their life and perhaps that was very special out of that area around Milwaukee and sort of have some of the drug you guys about that it went you'll look fit and healthy. Yes oh definitely I mean you use an offensive via thanks thanks body I appreciate that but. It's great to see you here com has always you know accomplished so much and in the world of sports car racing. What what what you think. Of college changed now. When you're looking racquet when you won. You know at the mall. A bunch of different things like they tend to put things. I have to say. Obama I'd I'd all I can really say is that I think that arsenal's. You know me you know my teammates who need great teammates I had lots of those fabulous team drivers. You need to have the best car the best teammates and you're going to do extremely well.