Door Bumper Clear survived the Texas Motor Speedway heat to recap the wild first race of the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs Round of 12. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors Freddie Kraft discuss how they dealt with the sweltering weather and producer Jason Schultz surviving a weekend in Columbia, SC.
To begin Spot On, Spot Off, Goodyear listed aggressive team air pressures, changing conditions and resin as reasons for Texas tire issues after saying there are no excuses. The guys discuss who should take more blame for the issues and Brett shares what changes crew chiefs want to fix this problem.
Next, NASCAR didn't penalize William Byron for spinning Denny Hamlin under caution and claims they did not see the collision. The spotters discuss how it would have been hard for NASCAR to miss the incident and if Byron could still be penalized for the move.
Martin Truex Jr. commented on the tire failures after blowing one while leading the Cup Series race. The table explains why NASCAR needs to loosen the limitations on the Next Gen car and take responsibility for the part failures.
Noah Gragson says he doesn’t want to run any of the Cup Series races for the rest of the year. They applaud Gragson for his transparency but mention who is negatively affected by his comments. Plus, the guys call for proactive safety changes.
Kyle Larson says he wants Texas Motor Speedway demolished when asked how to fix the track. Freddie argues why they should not have reconfigured it and infers what the track’s future may look it.
Finally, Joey Logano claims superspeedway racing is not racing because drivers should not be rewarded for riding around in the back. The spotters explain why Logano is being hypocritical and what makes the racing exciting. Plus, hear how drivers around the cutoff line should approach this upcoming weekend.
In Reaction Theatre, fans call in about the tire failures, Tyler Reddick’s burnout, and William Byron spinning out Denny Hamlin.
Later, hear what the guys suggest when it comes to pit wall safety, if and when Hamlin would retaliate, and a reckless move by Ty Gibbs.
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