The Bump N’ Run Podcast

215 NASCAR at Kansas Kurt Busch's final win? Tires, spins, and signs. Pit road importance. And the All Star Preview

May 16, 2022 Season 2 Episode 15
The Bump N’ Run Podcast
215 NASCAR at Kansas Kurt Busch's final win? Tires, spins, and signs. Pit road importance. And the All Star Preview
Show Notes

Kurt Busch channeled his inner Michael Jordan for a game 7 performance leading 116 laps, after winning stage two, and passing both his brother Kyle and Kyle Larson on the final restart to lock himself into the NASCAR Playoffs!

This week on the Bump N' Run Podcast veteran radio host Michael D. White, Daytona Ron, and Matt "The Stat Man" Reilly talk about the latest news including Chase running for the SRX series, and the All Star race.

Plus our Checkers and Wreckers, Race Grades, Pick A Lane topics and our All Star Race Preview!

All that and more on this week's Bump N' Run Podcast!

Truck race: Zane Smith
Cup race: Kurt Busch led 5 times for 116 laps, won stage 2, and locked himself into the playoffs.
Highlights: 3 hours 13 minutes, 3 seconds.
8 cautions for 47 laps
18 lead changes among 10 drivers
1 Kurt Busch, 2 Larson, 3 Kyle Busch, 4 Denny Hamlin, 5 Christopher Bell

Race notes: 
1st Kurt
2nd Larson lead for 29 laps, battled a lot at the end, just overdrove a corner and gave up the lead.
3rd Kyle Busch lead 18 laps his car was solid all day long
4th Denny
5th Bell won the pole, lead 37 laps, had a really good car all day, just struggled on some restarts
6th Truex lead no laps but had a solid top 5 car all day long
7th Ross Chastain lead 4 laps
8th Ricky Stenhouse another top ten 3 weeks in a row, lead 3 laps
9th Bowman
10th Bubba
16th Byron lead 25 laps but didn’t have the finish he was looking for

Bad luck
Reddick lead 24 laps in stage one until he had a piece of a vinyl sign on the grill that ended up affecting the handling of the car and put him in the wall. Finished 30th

Jones looked great until a lug nut got stuck on his car for much of the race. 32nd

Bubba Wallace got a top ten finish despite losing 61 spots on pit road

Chase Elliott lead 10 laps Sunday but had a tire go down in stage 3 finishing 29th

Suarez was having a nice run the tires got him, and then the tow truck did some damage to his car, he finished 11 laps down in 33rd

Last place:  BJ McLeod’s day ended early after an incident on lap 34 that left his roof hatch open, something I’ve never seen in a race, and I wish I could say was the craziest thing that happened on Sunday.

Pick a Lane:
A trend on Twitter this weekend is how outdated Kansas’s facility is. What is something tracks can do to draw people/off track entertainment

Denny had a good day on Sunday, but during the race Chris Gabehart his crew chief said to pay attention to his race, not what 23XI is doing, is that all we need to confirm that ownership might be affecting his performance? 

We saw a lot of tire issues, Goodyear has recommended air pressure and if you go lower than that it creates weakness in the sidewall. Are teams flying too close to the sun, and is the risk worth it at this point?

Next week preview: We’re heading to Texas for the All Star Weekend
Friday night 8:30 on FS1 trucks have the 220
Saturday Xfinity has the SRS Distribution 250 1:30 on FS1

Saturday night we have Cup Qualifying at 7pm on FS1, it will also reair 3pm on Suday
5:30 we have the All Star Open on FS1
8pm we have the main event All Star Race on FS1