The Marshall Pruett Podcast
MP 965: Catching Up With Oliver Webb

MP 965: Catching Up With Oliver Webb

October 21, 2020

After setting a new world record of 316mph in the SSC Tuatara road car with a peak of 331mph on the Nevada interstate, English pro racer Oliver Webb joins us for an episode of Catching Up With to discuss his history with extreme speeds at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 24 Hours of Le Mans, and all that led into his recent record-breaking run for SSC that pushed the Briton to his emotional limit.

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MP 964: The Week In IndyCar, Oct 21, with Mike Hull

MP 964: The Week In IndyCar, Oct 21, with Mike Hull

October 21, 2020

Chip Ganassi Racing managing director Mike Hull pays a visit to The Week In IndyCar ahead of Sunday's season finale where his driver Scott Dixon leads the championship. Hull, in his familiar style, answers a variety of fun and insightful questions submitted by fans via social media.

A sampling of the items posed this week:

"Did Felix have to go to make way for Jimmie?"

"Mike, how much of your notes and prep work that you put in for the original March race date for St. Pete will remain relevant for this weekend?"

"Mike, please tell us any and everything about Jimmie Johnson coming to CGR."

"I know Dixon is the Ice Man but St Pete and him seem to have more unpleasant memories than good ones. Is there any extra talking up or motivation you or the team have given him this week?"

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MP 963: The Week In Sports Cars, Oct 19

MP 963: The Week In Sports Cars, Oct 19

October 19, 2020

It's time for The Week In Sports Cars podcast, all driven by listener Q&A, with Marshall Pruett and DailySportsCar.com's Graham Goodwin.

Discussion Topics:

  1. IMSA (starts at 1m04s)
  2. WEC/AsLMS/ELMS/ACO (33m05s)
  3. General (1h04m13s)
  4. Fun (1h36m30s)

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MP 962: When Porsche Won Overall At Petit Le Mans With A GT Car

MP 962: When Porsche Won Overall At Petit Le Mans With A GT Car

October 16, 2020

We're going back to 2015 and IMSA's water-logged Petit Le Mans season finale to tell the tales from when Porsche passed all the prototypes and captured an amazing overall victory with Nick Tandy, Patrick Pilet, and Richard Lietz in the No. 911 Porsche RSR.

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MP 961: The Week In IndyCar, Oct 15, Listener Q&A

MP 961: The Week In IndyCar, Oct 15, Listener Q&A

October 15, 2020

It's Part 2 of the Week In IndyCar Listener Q&A show as we track Felix Rosenqvist's move to Arrow McLaren SP and a bunch of other questions submitted via social media. 

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MP 960: The Week In IndyCar, Oct 15, with Rinus VeeKay

MP 960: The Week In IndyCar, Oct 15, with Rinus VeeKay

October 15, 2020

Ed Carpenter Racing's Rinus VeeKay returns to The Week In IndyCar show after capturing his first podium in the No. 21 Chevy, and answers a variety of fun and insightful questions submitted by fans via social media.

A sampling of the items posed this week:

"Have you signed anything yet for next year?"

"I’m curious if Ed Carpenter has introduced you to the fine American cuisine at places like the Mug-N-Bun or Charlie Brown’s restaurant?"

"Rinus, when did you come up with the pose (turning around and 👉) you did during the drivers intro for the Indy 500?"

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MP 959: The Week In IndyCar, Oct 13, Listener Q&A

MP 959: The Week In IndyCar, Oct 13, Listener Q&A

October 12, 2020

It's Part 1 of the Week In IndyCar Listener Q&A show as we dive into a bunch of questions submitted via social media. 

A sampling of the items posed this week:

"Do you have any more details on the Askew situation? Was Oliver's contract a multi-year and he is being fired, or are they choosing to not resign him? Externally it is looking like Arrow or AMSP has some thin skin. Two drivers fired in two years for things they didn't like. The whole thing seems like a mess."

"Do you believe that there will be a third OEM in IndyCar for the 2023 season when the new engine/chassis specs hit the track?"

"MP, the announcement of Indy Lights returning next year was huge sigh of relief, and I really like the aspect of the top 3 championship finishers testing in IndyCar at the end of the year. This concept is definitely cool, but with the series current climate of more drivers than available seats, I don’t see a test doing much good moving many drivers up the ladder."

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MP 958: Catching Up With Gerard Neveu

MP 958: Catching Up With Gerard Neveu

October 10, 2020

Outgoing FIA WEC CEO Gerard Neveu visits with DailySportsCar.com's Graham Goodwin for our short-form interview show Catching Up With to discuss controversial LMP2 driver regulations, the 100th race overseen by the LMEM organization Neveu leads, WEC calendar items, and more.

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MP 957: The Week In Sports Cars, Oct 10

MP 957: The Week In Sports Cars, Oct 10

October 10, 2020

It's time for The Week In Sports Cars podcast, all driven by listener Q&A, with Marshall Pruett and DailySportsCar.com's Graham Goodwin.

Discussion Topics:

  1. WEC/AsLMS/ELMS/ACO (starts at 3m41s)
  2. IMSA  (327m55s)
  3. General (1h163m37s)
  4. Fun (1h33m11s)

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MP 956: The Week In IndyCar, Oct 9, with Will Power

MP 956: The Week In IndyCar, Oct 9, with Will Power

October 9, 2020

Following his win at the second Harvest Grand Prix race in the No. 12 Team Penske Verizon Chevy, Will Power returns to The Week In IndyCar show to answer a variety of fun and insightful questions submitted by fans via social media.

A sampling of the items posed this week:

"Out of all your Penske teammates in the last decade and a bit, who would you say has been the toughest to beat?"

"Will, how did you feel when iRacing muted you on the All Teams chat? You were so funny to listen to."

"Mr. Power, would you rather be chasing someone down in closing laps for the win, or managing a healthy lead like you did on Saturday? What’s the hardest part from a driver perspective about leading so much of a race?"

"You can pick one piece of music for Colton Herta to play on the drums. What piece is going to tell you whether he’s any good or a poser?"

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MP 955: The Week In IndyCar, Oct 8, Listener Q&A

MP 955: The Week In IndyCar, Oct 8, Listener Q&A

October 8, 2020

It's Part 2 of the Week In IndyCar Listener Q&A show as we dive into a bunch of questions submitted via social media. 

A sampling of the items posed this week:

"More on the Leaders Circle $1m please. How do the three teams approach St. Pete? Marco has to be aggressive, take strategy risks, but do Foyt and ECR play it safe? Especially ECR. Do they bolt on a 'safe' setup so the car isn't a handful, pit early in the windows, and tell Conor to just bring it home?"

"Does Scott Dixion wish the season ended on road course or oval vs street course? Understand it's his championship to lose but I feel Newgarden will have the advantage. As he has two killers for teammates vs Dixon has hit or miss Felix and Ericsson hasn't been strong at all to help. Couple with Dixon unusual qualifying slumps last few rounds could lead him starting mid-pack. Which means he could be in #dangerzone in concrete canyons. Your thoughts?"

"Couple weeks ago you mentioned Juan Montoya had talked to a couple teams about returning to IndyCar, do you have anymore news on that front? Do you happen to know if its for a full time or part time ride, and whats you opinion on what team(s) you think he'd be a good fit for?"

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MP 954: The Week In IndyCar, Oct 6, Listener Q&A

MP 954: The Week In IndyCar, Oct 6, Listener Q&A

October 6, 2020

It's Part 1 of the Week In IndyCar Listener Q&A show as we dive into a bunch of questions submitted via social media. 

A sampling of the items posed this week:

"The new schedule to me is very lackluster. I feel like IndyCar should be expanding into new markets, similar to what the new NASCAR schedule is doing, instead they have a shrinking amount of ovals. Could IndyCar maybe purchase an Iowa or a Kentucky or a Chicagoland and invest in those tracks' future? Or is this an ignorant thought?"

"What would you grade the replacement’s (Bourdais, Castroneves, and Hinch) performance this weekend? Do you think Helio and Hinch did well enough to earn a job next year?"

"It is not my place to tell teams what they should spend money on but with the hard date for new engines + KERS in 2023, wouldn't that be the lowest cost time to switch to a new chassis instead of reworking the stock of existing chassis to fit the new engine package only to scrap them a few years later anyway?"

"Do long, smoky NHRA-style burnouts leaving the pits hurt tire life through the stint? When the the driver complains about the rears losing grip I think 'should have taken better care the first 3 seconds you had ‘em.'"

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MP 953: The Week In IndyCar, Oct 1, Listener Q&A

MP 953: The Week In IndyCar, Oct 1, Listener Q&A

October 1, 2020

It's Part 2 of the Week In IndyCar Listener Q&A show as we dive into a bunch of questions submitted via social media. 

A sampling of the items posed this week:

"It's safe to assume that Oliver Askew has been racing with concussion related injuries since the Indy 500. Does him not telling his team now put him in bad light with the team? Should he have been more upfront about his injuries?"

"AMSP, CGR, and Penske are all currently projecting an additional entry in 2021. How many do you think end up happening for a full season?"

"Looking to next year, are there any technical changes to the cars?"

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MP 952: The Week In IndyCar, Oct 1, with Sebastien Bourdais

MP 952: The Week In IndyCar, Oct 1, with Sebastien Bourdais

September 30, 2020

Ahead of his first race for A.J. Foyt in the No. 14 Chevy, Sebastien Bourdais returns to The Week In IndyCar show to discuss the challenge ahead, sports car racing, and a variety of other goodies, all powered by questions submitted by fans via social media.

A sampling of the items posed this week:

"Seb-whats your focus for the rest of the year finishing the season strong as opposed to kicking off next year with the same team?"

"What are some of the biggest hurdles of driving a GT car one week, DPi after that, and an Indy car the next?"

"Seb any chance you'll be part of a French Hypercar or lMDh effort at Le Mans? Or isn't that compatible with your Foyt campaign?"

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MP 951: The Week In Sports Cars, Sept 30

MP 951: The Week In Sports Cars, Sept 30

September 30, 2020

It's time for The Week In Sports Cars podcast, all driven by listener Q&A, with Marshall Pruett and DailySportsCar.com's Graham Goodwin.

Discussion Topics:

  1. IMSA (starts at 1m13s)
  2. WEC/AsLMS/ELMS/ACO (37m16s)
  3. General (1h13m46s)
  4. Fun (1h38m39s)

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MP 950: The Week In IndyCar, Sept 29, Listener Q&A

MP 950: The Week In IndyCar, Sept 29, Listener Q&A

September 29, 2020

It's Part 1 of the Week In IndyCar Listener Q&A show as we dive into a bunch of questions submitted via social media. 

A sampling of the items posed this week (Q&A begins at the 2m40s mark in the episode):

"What actually happened to Zach Veach? I doubt he willingly stepped aside for the rest of the year to help the team prepare for next season, he seems like a great guy, but I don’t think any racing driver no matter how nice they are would willingly do that. As a Canadian I’m very happy to see Hinch back in the car, what are his odds of being in that seat, or at least that organization for next season?"

"Do you think that Sergio Perez could make the transition to IndyCar, now he has been replaced by Seb Vettel at Aston Martin in F1 #mepersonally he would fit in well at SPAM with Pato O'Ward and brings investment to the team."

"Due to the lack of Indy Lights this year, do you think this will give the current crop drivers higher chance not being replaced, or will teams spend more time considering options from F1 / sports car championships?"

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MP 949: The Road To Indy Report, Exclusive Autosport and Charles Finelli

MP 949: The Road To Indy Report, Exclusive Autosport and Charles Finelli

September 28, 2020

In this edition of the Road To Indy Report, we delve into the Cooper Tires hashtag challenge for RTI teams and drivers, featuring Exclusive Autosport team owner Michael Duncalfe, and FatBoy Racing's Charles Finelli.

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MP 948: The Week In IndyCar, Sept 24, with Mike Shank

MP 948: The Week In IndyCar, Sept 24, with Mike Shank

September 24, 2020

Meyer Shank Racing co-owner Mike Shank returns to The Week In IndyCar show to discuss the season to date with Jack Harvey, MSR's new Acura DPi deal in IMSA, and more, all powered by questions submitted by fans via social media.

A sampling of the items posed this week:

"How much crossover is there between race day personnel between IMSA and IndyCar? I imagine many of the staff are tied to manufacturer alliances like tire techs, HPD engineers, but how about others? Truck drivers? Caterers? Logistics people?"

"Interested to know how you decided to grow the team the way you did (going from Indy only, to part-time to full-time)? What did the decision making look like on the business side of how and when to take the next step forward? And what are your goals for the future?"

"Mike- what Van Halen song best describes your fine pilot Jack Harvey? And number two, would Jack even know what song you’re talking about?"

"Michael, when I was a kid, I used to travel around to all the Central Division SCCA tracks and saw you drive a bunch of Atlantic races. I know you started racing before Atlantics though. What was your first race car and what are some of your favorite things about that time?"

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MP 947: The Week In Sports Cars, Sept 24

MP 947: The Week In Sports Cars, Sept 24

September 24, 2020

It's time for the second part of The Week In Sports Cars' listener-driven review of the 88th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Marshall Pruett, and DailySportsCar.com's Graham Goodwin and Stephen Kilbey.

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MP 946: The Week In Sports Cars, Sept 22

MP 946: The Week In Sports Cars, Sept 22

September 22, 2020

It's time for The Week In Sports Cars podcast, all driven by listener Q&A, with Marshall Pruett, and DailySportsCar.com's Graham Goodwin and Stephen Kilbey, as they take a first look inside the 88th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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