November 21, 2019

Episode 44: Cool Trophy, Bro

In which our heroes locate areas for improvement in 2020 for each of this year's Championship 4 and look back on the wild predictions they made in advance of the 2019 NASCAR season.

In which our heroes put a statistical spin on Richard Petty's iconic career, offer fixes for the four drivers who didn't advance out of the Round of 8 and throw down a giant-size preview of the championship race at Homestead.

In which our heroes, inspired by the recent UFC card, fantasy-book the participants, venue and trophy presenter for a NASCAR "BMF" race, in between playoff talk and a Phoenix preview.

In which our heroes chat about Martinsville's on-track action and Todd Gilliland's breakthrough Truck Series victory before taking stock of the Toyota prospects funneling through Kyle Busch Motorsports and previewing this weekend's race in Texas.

In which our heroes discuss Brad Keselowski's exit from the playoffs and give their fixes for him and the other three eliminated drivers in advance of 2020. Then, they chat about the Ricky Stenhouse-Chris Buescher "trade" and this weekend's race in Martinsville.

In which our heroes hypothesize how the NASCAR playoffs pan out after Talladega and question the legitimacy of evaluating prospects based on perception, not sustained statistical excellence. Then, a preview of this weekend's race in Kansas.

In which one of our heroes is joined by RJ Kraft, NASCAR.com's resident fantasy mage, to consider Kyle Larson's prospects in Round 3, answer listener questions and preview the Cup Series and Truck Series in advance of Talladega.

In which our heroes consider what needs to change for the four teams eliminated from the playoffs following a raucous race on the Roval and whether Ricky Stenhouse is the next Martin Truex. Then, they preview this weekend's race in Dover.

In which our heroes consider the career Ernie Irvan could've had, the mechanical advantages Rodney Childers previously thought he had and what is available for the taking in the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs. Also, a preview of this weekend's race on the Charlotte Roval.

In which our heroes examine and question key occurrences in the playoff opener, including what led to the Kyle Busch-Garrett Smithley incident. Then, they preview this weekend's race in Richmond.

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