276 - Phoenix Championship & Jamie McMurray: It Wasn't Close

Door Bumper Clear

Nov 7 2022 • 2 hrs 8 mins

The NASCAR season has ended, and Door Bumper Clear breaks down championship race weekend on its Season 7 finale episode. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft are joined by former NASCAR Cup Series driver and FOX Sports analyst Jamie McMurray to discuss what his life is like now, and reflect on making his first Cup start filling in for Stirling Marlin, what it was like racing for Chip Ganassi Racing vs Roush Racing, and his reaction to Trackhouse Racing buying out Ganassi. Beginning in Spot On, Spot Off, the table discusses Phoenix Raceway’s quality of racing and if it deserves to host the championship race. They explain why other tracks could offer a better on-track product and offer an idea to change when each series has its final race. Ross Chastain and Chase Elliott mafr contact on a restart that spunElliott into the inside wall with 100 laps to go. The guys debate if Chastain's move was too aggressive and why Elliott didn’t give more insight in his post-race interview. Plus, they talk about NASCAR needing to police drivers cutting the dogleg too early on restarts. Then, they break down Joey Logano, Ty Gibbs and Zane Smith’s races to win their championships. Also, hear what they have to say about the skill difficulty between Cup and Xfinity Series cars and why Ford needs to help Zane Smith. Jimmie Johnson announced he bought partial ownership into Petty GMS Racing and will run select Cup Series races next year. The guys explain why they’re surprised to hear he wants to run the Daytona 500 and how this will impact his legacy. Finally, they react to Justin Marks’s tweet about wanting to test the Next Gen car with 850+ horsepower. The table reminisces on the era of high horsepower and how that could impact today’s racing.  Reaction Theatre features Ty Gibbs winning the Xfinity Series championship, displeasure about the Next Gen short track package, a thank you to DBC, and two new songs. Finally, find out who surprisingly won the DBC picks championship. And hear what McMurray and the spotters thought of the surprising 2022 season and what they expect to happen this off-season Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices