271 - Talladega II: Afraid to Crash

Door Bumper Clear

Oct 3 2022 • 1 hr 55 mins

Back from an unusual weekend in Talladega Superspeedway, Door Bumper Clear breaks down the second NASCAR Cup Series playoffs Round of 12 race. Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft discuss Alex Bowman’s concussion, react to Talladega’s tamer than usual races and call Dale Earnhardt Jr. to ask him why he called them out. To start Spot On, Spot Off, the table discusses how the Next Gen car has negatively impacted superspeedway racing. Hear how they think drafting techniques have changed and what makes a driver good at that racing style. Next, Cup Series competitors held a drivers-only meeting at Talladega to discuss the state of this current car. The guys talk about how that could have impacted the aggression level of Sunday’s race and why NASCAR needs to act quicker about making safety changes to the car. Plus, they talk about a future crash test for the new car. Chase Elliott is the first still eligible playoff driver to win a race five races into the playoffs. They explain why it took this long for it to happen and what it says about this year's competition. The guys react to Jordan Anderson’s wreck during the Truck Series race when he unbuckled his belts and climbed out of his truck as it hit the wall on fire. The spotters say it was one of the scariest incidents they have ever seen and how to potentially prevent it in the future. William Byron was penalized 25 points and $50k for spinning Denny Hamlin under caution at Texas. They debate if the penalty was severe enough and what other penalty NASCAR should have handed out. Plus, they share their thoughts on Ty Gibbs' penalty for swerving at Ty Dillon on pit road. Hear whether they think it gets Gibbs' attention and what penalty could have been more appropriate. Finally, the guys discuss if the bottom four playoff drivers will stay below the cutoff line after the Roval. Find out who they think among Austin Cindric, William Byron, Christopher Bell and Alex Bowman has the best shot at advancing to the Round of 8. In Reaction Theatre, fans call in about the Truck Series finish, a crew member grabbing a loose tire during green flag pitstops, and why it was the worst Talladega Cup Series race in 30 years. Later, hear which driver they think should have been parked and what happened when Freddie battled a bird. 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