Looking back at IndyCar 2018, Part II: Belle Isle to Mid-Ohio

This is part 2 of a 3-part series on Live Full Throttle, looking back on the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season as we approach the finale weekend at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. The only double-header on the schedule takes place in Detroit every summer and will continue to do so for many years to... Continue Reading →

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series youth movement will have to wait for now

by Ryan Isley Is the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series about to go out with the old and in with the new? Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch would like to think not. While NASCAR has been busy promoting its younger drivers, Harvick and Busch have been busy racking up points and wins. When the season... Continue Reading →

Could Texas be the answer to Jimmie Johnson’s problems?

By Ryan Isley If seven is indeed a lucky number, drivers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series should be aware of Jimmie Johnson this Sunday in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500. It’s the seventh race of the season. Johnson has won at Texas Motor an all-time series best seven times. And Johnson also has... Continue Reading →

Push to Pass [S3E18] – Packing It Up for Texas

Three-wide was a bad idea in Texas, so we decided to remain cautious and only go two-wide for our review of the Rainguard 600. Dusty & I discuss the race, the carnage, the six drivers that finished on the lead lap, and some other news from the past week around the world of IndyCar. http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/www.slipstreamnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/P2P-S3E18-Packing-it-up-for-Texas.mp3... Continue Reading →

Push to Pass [S3E17] – From the Streets of Detroit to the Heat of Texas

Dusty and I were the only two causing trouble on this episode, so enjoy our review of Detroit Race 2 and the entire double-header weekend. We also look ahead to the Rainguard 600 at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend - with practices and qualifying happening today! Can Graham Rahal defend his winning title in Texas... Continue Reading →

Rahal Comes into Watkins Glen Race Hot Off Firestone 600 Win

“The last nine laps (of the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway) were as thrilling of racing as you're ever going to get…” Sure, I might be quoting Graham Rahal, who you could argue is biased based on the fact that he won said race, but even he went on to say that it was... Continue Reading →

Newgarden and Daly Will Not Compete in Firestone 600 Completion at Texas Motor Speedway this August

Man, what a weekend this was for Josef Newgarden. First, Ed Carpenter racing had J.R. Hildebrand ready as a substitute driver for the No. 21 Chevy, assuming Newgarden would need time to heal from a fractured clavicle and wrist. How silly of us to assume such a thing! Beyond most common understanding, Newgarden managed to earn medical... Continue Reading →

Everything is Bigger in Texas. Not Always a Good Thing.

Bigger puddles. Bigger weepers. Bigger flooded tunnels. Bigger delays. Bigger wrecks. That’s a quick summary of a weekend in Texas that can only be described as miserable. They tried, I will give them that. But prolonging the inevitably seemed like a poor decision. The decision that this weekend just wasn’t going to work due to... Continue Reading →

NASCAR Relationship With Phil Robertson Speaks to Inconsistency on Acceptance

As with just about everything else, it seems that NASCAR just can't come to a consistent stance on the issue of gay rights and acceptance. When the new “religious freedom” law in Indiana was announced, people were outraged that a state could pass a law that was so discriminatory against the gay and lesbian community. As... Continue Reading →

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