251 – Darlington and Tommy Baldwin: Real Opinionated


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Brett Griffin, T.J. Majors and Freddie Kraft are joined by former NASCAR Cup Series team owner, crew chief and NASCAR Hall of Fame voting panelist Tommy Baldwin Jr. The four of them dive into all the happenings from throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway. First, Baldwin discusses his rise in NASCAR, what elite job he turned down, and helping others like Freddie get their starts in the sport. Plus, the gang shares an exciting announcement regarding DBC’s future.

To kick off Spot on, Spot Off, the guys talk about Joey Logano’s bump and run move on William Byron to win Sunday’s Cup Series race. Hear whether the guys believe Logano’s justification for the move and whether it was necessary in the first place.

Martin Truex Jr. and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. collided off Turn 2 and caused a backstretch pile up late in Sunday’s race. The guys talk about that tricky spot on the track, why restarts are so aggressive and what it says about the state of competition in the sport.

Kyle Busch left his parked car on pit road at the garage entrance and walked off after getting collected in Brad Keselowski’s wreck. The crew connects his behavior to a penalty he received last year and discusses the example he is setting for younger racers.

Chris Rice made comments over the radio to AJ Allmendinger during the Xfinity Series about the recent struggles of Kaulig Racing. Brett and Freddie give their insight into what it will take for them to get into championship-contending form.

Finally, the guys talk about the Miami Grand Prix facility wiring 5G for fans to stream F1 TV on their phones while everyone attending NASCAR races struggles to find cell service. They discuss what needs to change and the benefits of making phones more accessible at the track.

Reaction Theatre shares their thoughts on Logano’s move at Darlington, Cody Ware’s strong run and more. Then hear what to expect at Kanas Speedway and why one manufacturer could be pulling away this season.

Thank you to our presenting sponsor Offerpad and partners Xfinity and RacingUSA.com for making this show possible.

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