The silly season is still in full swing and the rumors are a-flying. We will talk to Starcom Racing's Team Manager Derrike Cope, about the organization's plans for the 2021 season.
The team ran a solo-car operation in 2020 with driver Quin Houff and all indications are that Houff will be back with the team in 2021.
We will discuss their expectations for 2021 and look ahead to the new car and talk about the what the long term goals are for the team as they enter their third year in full-time Cup Series competition.
Cope, a former NASCAR driver himself, made 427 career Cup Series starts, his last one coming in 2018. He won two races including the imfamous 1990 Daytona 500 when he passed Dale Earnhardt for the lead on the final lap, thanks to a blown tire.
There has been rumors about a past Daytona 500 champion running in the Daytona 500 in 2021 and many have tried to link Cope's name to that rumor. We'll ask him - Is he running the 2021 Daytona 500?
2-time Cup Series winner and current NASCAR broadcaster David Ragan joins the show this week to discuss several of the hot button issues surrounding the future of NASCAR.
The Gen7 car is scheduled for release in 2022 and while the car has been tested a few times, testing will really ramp up in the coming months. We'll talk to Ragan about his thoughts on the Gen7 car and what the pros and cons are for this new car.
Plus, NASCAR's schedule for 2021 was released and it featured several additional road courses events & Chicagoland and Kentucky have been removed from the scheudle. We'll get David's take on the new scheudle and what he likes going forward. We will also ask him about the pros and cons of one day shows that are featured heavily in the scheudle in 2021.
Also, From 2007-2011 David Ragan was a part of Roush Fenway Racing. Recently the organization has struggled and many fans of Ford and the organization wonder if they can get back to their glory days and wonder what the reasons for the struggles are.
We'll also discuss the latest silly season news at least one update is expected on Monday. We'll break that down as well.
The teams from Stewart Haas Racing, Team Penske, Roush Fenway Racing, Front Row Motorsports and Go Fas Racing will be graded for their 2020 performance.
We look back at the season and who got the highest grade and see where others rank in our grading system.
Plus, John Hunter Nemechek is going to KBM. We'll discuss it.
John Hunter Nemechek and Front Row Motorsports announcer this week that Nemechek will not return to the No. 38 car in 2021.
That has brought a lot of discussions as to who will drive the car next season.
Clayton Caldwell takes a look at the options and gives who thinks will get the ultimately get the ride.
2020 Season Review!
We will begin our 2020 report cards by reviewing the Toyota teams from the 2020 season. What grade will they get? Listen and find out!
Also, Jeb Burton has a new ride for the 2021 as he will take over the No. 10 Chevrolet for Kaulig Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. We'll discuss that and what it means to Burton's career.
Host Clayton Caldwell discusses the news from the NASCAR Xfinity Series from this past week. Three major news pieces came out and Caldwell gave his opinion on all three.
First it was announced that Daniel Hemric will drive the No. 18 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing in 2021. Hemric spent the 2020 at JR Motorsports and the move puts Hemric in a prime opportunity to win a championship next season. How will he do and what is expected of Hemric in 2021?
Plus, Frontstretch.com is reporting that Riley Herbst is moving from the No. 18 Toyota to the No. 98 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford. Herbst struggled in 2020 but the move gives him another opportunity to be competitive for next season. Clayton Caldwell talks about why Herbst got the ride and his expectations for 2021.
Also, Brett Moffitt will drive for Our Motorsports in 2021. Moffitt spent the last few seasons at GMS Racing in the Truck Series and moves to the Xfinity Series after running the majority of the season for the organization in 2020. How will Moffitt fare and what does Clayton Caldwell think of the move? He tells you!
Chase Elliott won the Season Finale 500 at Phoenix Raceway on Sunday. It was his five win of the year and the win gives him his first career NASCAR Cup Series title. We'll discuss what this title means for NASCAR, Elliott and Hendrick Motorsports as Elliott came out of nowhere to win the title.
We'll also look at the final races of Jimmie Johnson, Clint Bowyer and Matt Kenseth and discuss what we will remember most about all three drivers.
We'll also talk about the 2020 season as a whole and what stood out to us.
The NASCAR Xfinity and Truck Series crowned their champions as well. Sheldon Creed won the truck series title and Austin Cindric was crowned champ in Xfinity.
We'll look at them all and discuss what their titles mean moving forward.
Chase Elliott took the checkered flag at Martinsville Speedway and advanced to the final four at Phoenix after an impressive win.
Elliott joins Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski in the final four, knocking out Kevin Harvick. We'll discuss the entire race and what we think of Harvick being a top driver all year and missing the championship event.
Plus, we'll preview the season finale from Phoenix and predict who will win the championship.
Also, we'll discuss the XFINITY and Truck events and preview their championship races as well!
Kyle Busch took the checkered flag for Wednesday's (yes Wednesday's) race at Texas Motor Speedway after a 72 hour rain delay. Busch held off Martin Truex Jr and Christopher Bell for victory. It's Busch's first win of the season a small positive in what has been a tough 2020 season for the two-time champ.
We'll break down the entire weekend from Texas including the NASCAR Xfinity & Truck series events.
Plus Kyle Larson has a home for 2021! In a widely rumored move, it was made official on Wednesday that Kyle Larson will move to Hendrick Motorsports and drive the No. 5 Chevrolet for the organization. We'll discuss his expectations and why Hendrick felt they were the team to bring him back into NASCAR.
We'll also talk about Rudy Fugle taking over as William Byron's crew chief in 2021.
Also, we'll talk about the triple header weekend from Martinsville! The best racetrack on the circuit has three races this weekend. Can't wait!
Joey Logano took the checkered flag for Sunday's Hollywood Casino 400 from Kansas Speedway. It's Logano's 2nd win of the season and the win locks him into the championship race. We'll discuss the ups and downs from the Cup event and talk about the NASCAR Xfinity event & Chase Briscoe's victory.
Plus, there have been three news stories for the NASCAR silly season. First it was Kyle Larson's announced reinstatement effective January 1. Larson has been suspended from NASCAR since May. Rumors point to him driving the No. 5 (88) car next season. We'll discuss if this was the right move.
Also, Chase Briscoe has a new ride for 2021. He will move to the Cup Series and run for Rookie of the Year. Briscoe will drive the Stewart-Haas Racing No. 14 Ford, replacing the retiring Clint Bowyer. We'll discuss the move and talk about his expectations for 2021.
Then there's the reports about Erik Jones' future. Reports are that Jones will drive Richard Petty's No. 43 Chevrolet next season. Jones' was a hotly contested free agent and is settles for a middle of the road ride. We'll talk about his expectations for 2021 and discuss what the future looks like for him.
Who do you think are the ten best drivers of the 2010s? There will be a lot of different opinions as far as who be on the list. Clayton Caldwell gives his take on the ten best drivers of that decade and why they line up where they do. Plus, he'll also give two honorable mentions for drivers who 'just missed the cut.'
What is your take on the list? Did Clayton Caldwell get it right? What ones do you disagree with?
Chase Elliott won his fourth road course race in a row on Sunday at Charlotte. It was a win that had some interesting moments including NASCAR racing in the rain! Elliott has the dominate car and went to victory lane. We'll break it all down and discuss the four drivers eliminated from championship contention heading to Kansas.
Plus, AJ Allmendinger won the rain filled NASCAR XFINITY Series race from the Charlotte Roval and discuss the whole race and give our thoughts on the event and whether or not NASCAR should have red flagged the race for good.
Plus, Matty D stays in the 21 for 21 & Clint Bowyer will retire! I'll get the guys thoughts on that!
Clint Bowyer announced on Thursday night that he will retire from full-time Cup Series competition after the 2020 season and move the Fox Sports broadcast booth. Clayton Caldwell discusses his career and who could potentially replace Bowyer in the No. 14 car next season.
Also Matt DiBenedetto resigned to stay with the Wood Brothers Racing No. 21 Ford for the 2021 season. It was a bit of a surprise to many since many rumors had Austin Cindric in the car next season. Cindric, meanwhile, will stay in the Xfinity Series and move to the No. 21 Ford in the Cup Series for the 2022 season.
Clayton Caldwell gives his thoughts on that and what it means for DiBendetto heading into the 2021 season.
Denny Hamlin's solid 2020 season continues as he took the checkered flag for the 7th time in 2020 in controversial fashion. Did Hamlin go below the yellow line and advance his position? Did NASCAR get the calls at the correct? We'll discuss.
Plus, Chris Buescher got his 8th place finish rescinded after NASCAR ruled he blocked Chase Elliott after ruling Elliott went below the yellow line. NASCAR has come out and said that the calls are easy to make, yet changed their minds on the Elliott call.
We'll talk about that and whether or not the yellow line rule needs to be changed or eliminated.
Plus, Justin Haley and Raphael Lassard took the checkered flags in those events. We'll discuss the playoff situations for each series and see who is in trouble for the next events.
The 2021 schedule has been released. There are several changes including, a dirt race at Bristol, 3 more road courses races, additional races at Atlanta and Darlington and Chicagoland and Kentucky falling off the schedule.
Clayton Caldwell will gives his thoughts on the schedule.
Kurt Busch won the Cup event on Sunday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It was his 32nd career victory and it locks him into the third round of the playoffs.
We'll discuss that & who is in a tough spot heading to Talladega and the Roval.
Plus, it was a dominating victory for Chase Briscoe in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. It was his 8th win of the year and he advances to the next round.
Plus, Austin Hill won the Truck event from Vegas. He advances to the next round and avoids the disaster of Talladega.
It was a busy Monday in the NASCAR world as two pieces of news shook the world.
Ross Chastain will drive Chip Ganassi's No. 42 car in 2021. We'll give our thoughts on that and whether or not that was the right move.
Also, there are reports circulating that NASCAR will move the all-star race to Texas Motor Speedway and move a points race to the Circuit of The America's in Texas. We'll discuss that potential change and whether or not that is a good move.
Plus, Kevin Harvick won the Cup race at Bristol, and four drivers were eliminated. Also a big weekend for Chase Briscoe and Sam Mayer, who won both the ARCA race & the Truck event. We'll break down the entire weekend and look ahead to Las Vegas.
A piece of the silly season puzzle has been solved as Ross Chastain will drive the No. 42 Chevrolet for Chip Ganassi Racing in 2021.
Host Clayton Caldwell gives his thoughts on the move and whether or not CGR made the right call.
Brad Keselowski took the checkered flag at Richmond to put himself into the next round of the playoffs. It was a dominating victory.
We'll discuss that & Justin Allgaier's impressive weekend, winning both Xfinity Series races. We'll talk about those races and preview the race at Bristol.
Plus, Grant Enfinger impressed in the truck race on Thursday. We'll preview the playoffs and discuss who we think will win the championship.
Finally, Daniel Suarez and Gaunt Brothers Racing has announced that they will part ways at the end of 2020. What does that mean for the two's future? We'll discuss.
Kevin Harvick held off Austin Dillon to win the 2020 Cook Out Southern 500 from Darlington Raceway. It was a finish that happened because Chase Elliott and Martin Truex Jr got together in the closing stages leaving both drivers with some damage and ending any shot at victory. We'll discuss that event and who has put themselves in a tough spot entering Richmond.
Plus, Brandon Jones went to victory lane in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday after another late race battle took the leaders out of contention. This time it was Denny Hamlin & Ross Chastain. We'll discuss that finish and we look ahead to Richmond.
Plus a late race caution put Ben Rhodes at the front of the field and he was able to capitalize to win the truck race at Darlington.
We'll also talk about Auto Club Speedway being turned into a short track and Ty Majeski is out at Niece Motorsports. Trevor Bayne will drive the No. 45 this weekend. We'll give our thoughts.