MP 129: The Week in IndyCar News, Mar 24

March 24, 2017

Marshall Pruett and Robin Miller discuss all the major Verizon IndyCar Series headlines to hit during the last week and manage to wander into the strange eating habits of some mechanics and drivers.

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MP 128: 2017 F1 Season Preview with Will Buxton

March 22, 2017

The 2017 Formula 1 season is here and NBCSN F1 reporter Will Buxton is back for a visit to the Marshall Pruett Podcast to give an in-depth preview of what to look for with each team and driver that will vie for the world championship.

Buxton’s insights offer praise for some, consternation for others, and with numerous changes to the grid, his forecasts could serve as a guide for all to come across 20 rounds from March to November.

3:21: Changes since the 2016 season concluded

8:40 Thoughts on the loss of Manor

13:05 Sauber

15:42 Thoughts on outgoing Sauber driver Felipe Nasr

16:35 Renault

19:21 Haas

22:14 Toro Rosso

26:40 McLaren

34:09 Williams

40:53 Force India

46:21 Ferrari

49:31 Red Bull

52:40 Mercedes

57:43 Thoughts on which drivers will thrive with the new car regulations

1:02.35 Predictions

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127: 1987 Sebring 12 Hours with Kevin Jeannette

March 17, 2017

Porsche maestro Kevin Jeannette tells the incredible tale of the short-lived Primus Racing IMSA GTP team that scored an unbelievable third-place finish at the 1987 Sebring 12 Hours on a shoestring budget with legends Brian Redman, Elliot Forbes-Robinson, and wild upstart Chris Kneifel in a Porsche 962.

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126: The Week in IndyCar News, Mar 16

March 16, 2017

Marshall Pruett and Robin Miller review the opening Verizon IndyCar Series race of the 2017 season at St. Petersburg, touch on some of the headlines that came out of the event, and discuss whether production-based engines would bring more auto manufacturers to the series.

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125: The Week in IndyCar News, Mar 9

March 9, 2017

Marshall Pruett and Robin Miller discuss all the major Verizon IndyCar Series headlines to hit during the last week and share their predictions on the 2017 season.

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124: 2017 World Challenge Season Preview with Ryan Eversley

March 9, 2017

Factory Acura driver Ryan Eversley joins the Marshall Pruett Podcast to break down the 2017 Pirelli World Challenge season ahead and offers insights on we can look forward to from the teams and drivers in the premier GT, GTA and GTS classes.

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123: 2017 IndyCar Season Preview with Paul Tracy

March 8, 2017

Paul Tracy returns to the Marshall Pruett Podcast to preview the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. The 2003 IndyCar champion (and current NBCSN commentator) offers his praise, criticism, or advice to various drivers and closes by making a few predictions on how the title fight will play out after 17 rounds.

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122: James Hinchcliffe Career Retrospective Part 2

March 5, 2017

James Hinchcliffe is back for Part 2 of his life and career retrospective. Picking up where Part 1 left off, Hinch opens with his move to Andretti Autosport in 2012, his immediate success, dealing with a downturn in results, the switch to Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, processing his life-threatening crash in 2015, the triumphant return to Indy in 2016, his starring turn on ABC's Dancing with the Stars, what he's looking forward to in 2017 with SPM, and whether he'll continue to let a fellow IndyCar driver live rent free in his house...

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121: The Week in IndyCar News, Mar 2

March 2, 2017

Marshall Pruett and Robin Miller discuss all the major Verizon IndyCar Series headlines to hit during the last week.

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120: Larry Foyt on IndyCar Team Overhaul

March 2, 2017

A.J. Foyt Racing team manager Larry Foyt visits the Marshall Pruett Podcast to field questions from myself and Robin Miller on the massive overhaul that was performed ahead of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season.

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119: IndyCar CEO Mark Miles

February 27, 2017

Verizon IndyCar Series CEO Mark Miles makes his first visit to the Marshall Pruett Podcast and, with questions from myself and Robin Miller, covers a lot of ground on where the series stands today and where he's trying to take it in the future. 

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118: IndyCar Competition President Jay Frye

February 27, 2017

Verizon IndyCar Series president of competition Jay Frye joins the Marshall Pruett Podcast along with Robin Miller to look at a number of present and future items that will affect open-wheel racing in 2017 and beyond.

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117: The Week in IndyCar News, Feb 24

February 24, 2017

Marshall Pruett and Robin Miller discuss all the major Verizon IndyCar Series headlines to hit during the last week.

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116: Lamborghini Huracan GT3 In-Car Audio at Daytona

February 23, 2017

Ride inside Change Racing's Lamborghini Huracan GT3 at Daytona International Speedway and listen as its incredible 5.2-liter V10 engine takes you on a rampaging tour of the legendary Rolex 24 at Daytona road course.

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115: Mario Andretti on Winning the 1967 Daytona 500

February 19, 2017

The great Mario Andretti visits the Marshall Pruett Podcast to tell the tale of his Daytona 500 debut in 1966 with Smokey Yunick, his triumphant 1967 race win with the Holman Moody factory Ford team, the challenges and sabotage he faced as an unwlecome open-wheeler in stock car land, and what he expects as an honored guest of NASCAR on the 50th anniversary of his historic victory.

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114: The Week in IndyCar News, Feb 17

February 17, 2017

Marshall Pruett and Robin Miller discuss all the major Verizon IndyCar Series headlines to hit during the last week.

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113: Sounds of IndyCar at Phoenix

February 16, 2017

A field of turbocharged Indy cars lapping the one-mile Phoenix oval at more than 190mph is something to behold in person, and the sounds of the twin-turbo V6 Chevy and Honda engines in action is also a treat. Listen in as the Verizon IndyCar Series drivers prepare for the upcoming season at one of the country's great bullrings.

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112: Bill Burr on Racing

February 9, 2017

Comedian Bill Burr joins the Marshall Pruett Podcast to discuss his love for motor racing, wandering around the Indy 500 and gambling on the cars, his newfound passion for Formula 1, the drama created by Mercedes F1 teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, Donald Trump and his brief flirtation with racing, his favorite racing movies, F1’s biggest problem, and other hot takes on the sport.

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111: McLaren F1 2017 Update with Zak Brown

February 7, 2017

McLaren Formula 1 boss Zak Browns returns to the Marshall Pruett Podcast to share his thoughts on the upcoming season, McLaren's chances of returning to Victory Lane, the adjustment process of pairing Fernando Alonso with Stoffel Vandoorne, the arrival of Libery Media to the sport and subsequent loss of his friend Bernie Ecclestone, and whether F1's financial payout system should be altered to benefit the smaller teams.

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1: Zak’s personal adjustment process as the new McLaren F1 leader (3:49)

2: How the McLaren F1 team is reacting to his influence and management style and whether the team could return to Victory Lane in 2017 (5:26)

3: Whether an individual like Brown can make a significant impact among hundreds of McLaren F1 employees (9:11)

4: Managing the expectations of a team, partners and drivers who want to see immediate results (11:40)

5: How Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne are coming together as new full-season teammates and how the relationship is different from Alonso and Jenson Button (14:05)

6: Thoughts on Liberty Media’s new role in F1 and some of the positives and negatives that come with moving away from Bernie Ecclestone as the series’ leader (16:05)

7: Views on the calls by some F1 teams to rework the financial payout system to create a more balanced distribution of income throughout the paddock (18:08)

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110: Sounds of the 2017 Rolex 24 at Daytona

February 6, 2017

Enjoy more than an hour of ambient audio from the 55th Rolex 24 at Daytona as more than 50 cars from four classes were captured from new locations from qualifying through the end of IMSA's WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season opener.

Starting with GT Daytona qualifying, the Sounds of the 2017 Rolex 24 at Daytona continues with:

Race Start (16:31)

PC Qualifying (19:48)

Race Restart (32:42)

GTLM Qualifying (38:20)

Exit NASCAR 2 (50:03)

Prototype Qualifying (57:47)

Infield Exit Outside Circuit (1:10:38)

Infield Exit Inside Circuit (1:18:56)

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