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After the checkered flag waves each week, motorsports journalists from The Athletic, Jeff Gluck and Jordan Bianchi, offer instant reaction, analysis and debate straight from the racetrack.

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After the checkered flag waves each week, motorsports journalists from The Athletic, Jeff Gluck and Jordan Bianchi, offer instant reaction, analysis and debate straight from the racetrack.

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English


Episodes
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Love Triangle

7/14/2024
One driver reaffirms his status as a contender, but a strategy play at Pocono leads Jeff and Jordan to wonder how much meaning the Tricky Triangle carries for the rest of the season. Meanwhile, the guys debate the Corey LaJoie-Kyle Busch incident, examine the impact of Ross Chastain's crash on the playoff situation and digest some of the recent NASCAR news.

Duration:01:08:53

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Chicago Deja Vu

7/8/2024
Jeff and Jordan are live from the Art Institute of Chicago — also known as the Chicago Street Course Race media center — to break down all things Year 2 for NASCAR Chicago. The guys debate whether the rain-affected race could have gone differently, ponder a penalty for Bubba Wallace and Jordan gives his concert review of The Chainsmokers.

Duration:00:56:11

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Winning on Empty

7/1/2024
One driver makes his fuel last through a NASCAR Cup Series record five overtimes at Nashville Superspeedway, changing the playoff picture with seven races remaining. Jeff and Jordan discuss all things Nashville, including the Kyle Larson/Denny Hamlin rivalry and a pair of questionable calls from race control.

Duration:01:15:58

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Watershed Moment

6/24/2024
Wet weather tires get their first mid-race test in the NASCAR Cup Series, leaving Jeff and Jordan to dissect both the good and the bad elements of the situation. Plus Jordan drops some Bianchi Bombs on upcoming NASCAR schedule changes and the guys digest the state of the playoff picture halfway through the season.

Duration:01:30:25

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Infield of Dreams

6/17/2024
Jeff and Jordan are live from Iowa Speedway to discuss everything that happened in Sunday night's inaugural NASCAR Cup Series race. Plus the guys talk about Martin Truex Jr.'s retirement, his potential replacement and the current playoff picture.

Duration:01:16:14

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An Unwavering Winner

6/9/2024
A topsy-turvy Sonoma race leaves Jeff and Jordan with plenty to discuss, including the new NASCAR term you should never say. Plus, the guys look ahead to what's next at Iowa.

Duration:01:09:23

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Up in the Air

6/2/2024
An out-of-nowhere winner at Gateway shakes up the NASCAR playoff picture and Kyle Larson's continued limbo with his waiver status leads to another heated conversation.

Duration:01:18:32

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The Double Whammy

5/27/2024
Kyle Larson's Double attempt gets ruined by rain, sparking a heated debate between Jeff and Jordan on NASCAR's waiver rule. Plus the guys talk all things Indy 500, the shortened Coke 600 and Stewart-Haas Racing's future.

Duration:01:17:17

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One IcyHot Night

5/20/2024
Jordan has a front row seat to a fight between Kyle Busch and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and records a viral video in the process. Meanwhile, the guys break down what happened at the NASCAR All-Star Race and discuss Kyle Larson's impact on the Indy 500 and NASCAR overall.

Duration:01:10:15

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Darlington Delivers

5/12/2024
Jeff and Jordan discuss the thrilling final stage of the Darlington race and debate NASCAR's upcoming 2025 schedule changes.

Duration:01:21:31

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Never Closer

5/6/2024
After the all-time closest finish in NASCAR history, Jeff and Jordan are abuzz about the racing at Kansas Speedway. Plus, Jordan fills us in on his F1 experience in Miami.

Duration:01:09:53

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Defense Wins Championships

4/28/2024
Air blocking decides another race while Dover proves to be another battle of NASCAR's elite drivers. Jeff and Jordan discuss all things from Sunday's race, as well as the recent IndyCar controversy and Saturday's Xfinity Series race.

Duration:01:06:56

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Talladega (Tyler's Version)

4/21/2024
A fuel-savings superspeedway race at Talladega sparks some debate between Jeff and Jordan, but there's no arguing over the importance of a Michael Jordan celebration for NASCAR. Meanwhile, the guys dive into the scoring pylon debate and talk about where TV commercials were excessive.

Duration:01:11:37

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Cowboy Comeback

4/14/2024
Texas turns into a surprisingly entertaining race and a driver snaps a long winless streak. Jeff and Jordan discuss everything that happened Sunday in the Lone Star State.

Duration:01:02:11

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Trigger Warning

4/7/2024
Jeff's mood turns sour after another disappointing short track race, which sparks a rant. Meanwhile, the guys discuss what can be done to short tracks, take a look at Hendrick Motorsports' 40th anniversary race and dive into what's behind the Denny Hamlin vs. Marcus Smith drama.

Duration:01:08:00

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Richmond Review

4/1/2024
Controversial calls, spoiled strategies and wet weather tires are among the topics after an Easter race at Richmond.

Duration:01:01:26

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Green in the Heart of Texas

3/24/2024
A relatively tame race at Circuit of the Americas leaves Jeff and Jordan to wonder about the state of NASCAR road racing, whether COTA will be on future schedules and how track limits should be officiated. Don't forget to subscribe to The Athletic during our $1 per month sale at theathletic.com/nascar! Also, visit our sponsor FanDuel at fanduel.com/teardown to get $200 in bonus bets with your first $5 deposit. 21+ and present in NC. First online real money wager only. $10 Deposit req. Bonus issued as non-withdrawable bonus bets that expire 7 days after receipt. Restrictions apply. See full terms at fanduel.com/sportsbook. Gambling problem? Call 877-718-5543 or visit morethanagame.nc.gov.

Duration:01:13:23

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Bristol Banger

3/17/2024
Jeff and Jordan marvel at an unexpectedly incredible Bristol concrete race. Plus Jeff celebrates the demise of the dirt with his third annual rap...uh..."performance." Visit our link at fanduel.com/teardown to get $250 in bonus bets. Must be 21+ and present in NC. First online real money wager only. $10 Deposit req. Bonus issued as non-withdrawable bonus bets that expire 7 days after receipt. Restrictions apply. See full terms at fanduel.com/sportsbook. Gambling problem? Call 877-718-5543 or visit morethanagame.nc.gov.

Duration:00:58:36

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By Phoenix Standards

3/10/2024
Did NASCAR's new short track rules package produce a good race at Phoenix? Jeff and Jordan digest what they saw on Sunday in the desert and talk about what it means for similar events this season. North Carolina residents: Visit FanDuel.com/Teardown to receive $250 in bonus bets when you place your first $5 bet. Must be 21+ and present in NC. First online real money wager only. $10 Deposit req. Bonus issued as non-withdrawable bonus bets that expire 7 days after receipt. Restrictions apply. See full terms at fanduel.com/sportsbook. Gambling problem? Call 877-718-5543 or visit morethanagame.nc.gov.

Duration:01:07:46

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Vegas Verdicts

3/3/2024
Jeff and Jordan wonder how much they can jump to conclusions after the first 'real' race of the NASCAR season. Can Las Vegas tell us anything about how the rest of the year will unfold? Fan Duel is coming to North Carolina. Visit our link at fanduel.com/teardown Availability subject to regulatory approval. 21+ and present in NC. Bonuses are issued in non-withdrawable bonus bets that expire 30 days after FanDuel accepts its first real money sports wager in NC. Unique user identity verification required. Restrictions apply. See terms at sportsbook.fanduel.com. Gambling problem? Call 877-718-5543 or visit morethanagame.nc.gov.

Duration:01:06:15