MP 266: The Week In Sports Cars, Feb. 22, with Graham Goodwin

February 23, 2018

It’s time for a marathon episode of the Week In Sports Cars with Marshall Pruett and Graham Goodwin as the two reporters discuss WEC LMP1 and LMP2 testing at Aragon, a change to the start at Le Mans, CJ Wilson Racing’s new Acura GT3 entry in IMSA, Ford’s Le Mans news and sudden firing of its North American president, Sebring IMSA testing, and close with more than two hours of listener-driven Q&A items spanning every major series.

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MP 265: The Week In IndyCar, Feb. 21, with Spencer Pigot

February 21, 2018

Ed Carpenter Racing driver Spencer Pigot joins the Week In IndyCar on the Marshall Pruett Podcast to discuss the addition of Danica Patrick as his teammate for the Indy 500, current testing plans, bumping at the Speedway, Holmatro signing on for five more years with IndyCar's safety team, and the fake Twitter account created in his name. 

A fun Q&A session follows, ranging from Pigot's preferred method for learning a new track, his interest in fielding a 24 Hours of LeMons team with ECR, the origins of his helmet livery, how the Dallara DW12 Indy car with 2018 bodywork compares to the Dallara IL15 chassis he drove to win the 2015 Indy Lights championship, and where he'd set the downforce level at Phoenix if given free reign by the series. 

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MP 264: IndyCar CEO Mark Miles, Part 2

February 21, 2018

Verizon IndyCar Series CEO Mark Miles is back for a swift conclusion to his conversation with the Marshall Pruett Podcast as the search for a new title sponsor and pursuit of additional engine manufacturers round out his pre-season update.

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MP 263: The History of BoP with Jeff Braun

February 20, 2018

Veteran race engineer Jeff Braun makes his first visit to the Marshall Pruett Podcast to talk through the roots of Balance of Performance in IMSA more than four decades ago, how it's evolved into what we have today in IMSA's WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, whether it's a better fit for GT racing or prototypes, and if there's an alternative to consider for the future.

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MP 262: IndyCar CEO Mark Miles, Part 1

February 20, 2018

Verizon IndyCar Series CEO Mark Miles returns to the Marshall Pruett Podcast in the first of a two-part interview to discuss his thoughts on IndyCar's progress since taking the helm, and the intensive efforts to sign a new TV contract that will bring the series a wider audience through terrestrial and over-the-top (digital) distribution. 

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MP 261: Sounds of the 2018 Rolex 24 At Daytona

February 19, 2018

It's time for another ambient audio feature on the Marshall Pruett Podcast with Sounds of the 2018 Rolex 24 At Daytona. The three classes in IMSA's WeatherTech SportsCar Championship make for some of the sweetest delights to the ear, and with more than an hour of Acuras, Audis, BMWs, Corvettes, Ferraris, Fords, Lamborghinis, Mazdas, Mercedes-AMGs, Nissans, and Porsches spread across GTs and Prototypes, there's plenty to enjoy with the volume turned up.

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MP 260: The Week In Sports Cars, Feb. 14, with Graham Goodwin

February 15, 2018

In the new episode of the Week In Sports Cars on the Marshall Pruett podcast, Pruett and DailySportsCar.com editor Graham Goodwin open with a deep dive into Alonsogate, the plusses and minuses contained within the Le Mans, WEC, and ELMS entry lists, silly driver ratings oversights, IMSA’s upcoming test at Sebring, and then tear into listener Q&A with topics ranging from the WEC’s auto-BoP process for its factory GT cars, sports car racing on ovals, whether non-hybrid LMP1s should form the basis of IMSA’s next DPi formula, and how to keep escalating costs from killing GT4.

A new semi-regular guest is also announced in the episode as MP and GG zero in on a format for the new Week In Sports Cars podcast.

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MP 259: The Week In IndyCar, Feb. 13, 1yr Anniv. with Newgarden, Hampson & Miller

February 14, 2018

It's the one-year anniversary episode for the Week In IndyCar on the Marshall Pruett Podcast, and we have my original co-host Robin Miller, reigning IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden, and four-time Champ Car title-winning race engineer Craig Hampson here to celebrate and discuss the big Phoenix Open Test. 

After Phoenix, Newgarden answers plenty of fan Q&A, starting with Josef's interest in F1, the pass he pulled on Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud at Gateway, and which driver(s) he'd like to have as a teammate in the future standing out among many great inquiries.

For Hampson, who serves as Sebastien Bourdais' engineer at Dale Coyne Racing, thoughts on engine development for 2018, the addition of Jimmy Vasser and James Sullivan to DCR, lingering feelings on Seb's big Indy crash, a great Paul Newman story from his time with Bourdais at Newman/Haas Racing, and his opinions on Kurt Busch's talent in an Indy car after running him at the 2014 Indy 500 for Andretti Autosport are part of the first episode for Year 2 of the Week In IndyCar podcast.

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MP 258: The Untitled Sports Car Review Show, Feb. 7

February 8, 2018

Marshall Pruett and DailySportsCar.com editor Graham Goodwin are back for the second episode of their new untitled sports car racing show on the Marshall Pruett Podcast.

On this week's docket, MP & GG discuss the Asian Le Mans Series season finale and Bathurst 12 Hours, the upcoming announcement of ELMS, WEC and Le Mans entries, the expected WEC Fuji date change, ORECA' new R13 LMP1 car for Rebellion, a new TCR manufacturer and team alliance coming to the Pirelli World Challenge series, Giancarlo Fisichella's odd plans for the upcoming WEC 'Super Season,' and the recent choice by American sports car legend Hurley Haywood to confirm a long-known secret that could impact the sport in positive ways.

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MP 257: The Week In IndyCar, Feb. 7, with Mike Hull

February 8, 2018

Chip Ganassi Racing managing director Mike Hull is back with Marshall Pruett for the Week In IndyCar podcast to discuss the Sonoma test, upcoming Phoenix test, provides insight on the new IndyCar windscreen his driver Scott Dixon will test, adds insight on the new primary sponsor signed to Dixon's car and the pair of drivers who will share Dale Coyne Racing's second entry.

Then Hull & Pruett two dive into listener Q&A that includes CGR's secret aero testing facility in the Pennsylvania mountains, the time to convert a Dallara DW12 to 2018 bodywork and electronics, the fatal errors by CART that led to its demise, whether the team will run three cars at Indy, and more in a packed episode ahead of next week's one-year anniversary show.

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MP 256: The Week In IndyCar, Feb. 1, with Stefan Wilson

February 2, 2018

Andretti Autosport IndyCar driver Stefan Wilson joins Marshall Pruett for the Week In IndyCar podcast to discuss the latest news including A.J. Foyt Racing's first test outing of 2018, developments with Dale Coyne Racing's driver lineup, RLL signing a new sponsor, the new relationship between IndyCar and RACER Magazine, Andretti's growing collaboration with United Autosports, and then fields compelling questions from listeners who asked Wilson's opinion on aeroscreens, how he supports himself between Indy 500s, to provide an update on his parents and the family of late older brother, and plenty more in the first episode of February.

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MP 255: Who The Hell Are You, Marshall Pruett?

February 2, 2018

It had to happen. After many of the 15 guests on the first series of Who The Hell Are You? insisted the host should suffer through his own questions, Marshall Pruett is grilled--politely so--by FOX's Justin Bell, who served as the 15th and final proper guest in season 1. 

 

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MP 254: The Untitled Sports Car Review Show, Jan. 31

February 1, 2018

Marshall Pruett and DailySportsCar.com editor Graham Goodwin kick off a new series that reviews major sports car racing events and lacks a title.

The debut episode on the Marshall Pruett Podcast covers IMSA's season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona, Fernando Alonso's Toyota WEC plans, Anthony Davidson's reduced role in the program, and most of the highlights and lowlights that occurred during five days of WeatherTech SportsCar Championship developments in Florida. From repeated tire failures to strange penalties to imbalanced BoP, there was plenty to improve, and at the other end, big crowds, enthusiastic teams and drivers, and hearty racing from one IMSA class in particular are taken for a spin by Pruett and Goodwin.

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MP 253: The Week In IndyCar, Jan. 25, with Scott Dixon

January 25, 2018

2008 Indy 500 winner and four-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon joins Marshall Pruett for the Week In IndyCar podcast to discuss recent testing at Sebring, the change in points offered for qualifying at the Indy 500, upcoming aeroscreen testing, and other news items before jumping into great fan Q&A that includes naming his all-time favorite race car, his Formula 1 test with Williams, and whether being held up at Taco Bell or that crash and flight during last year's Indy race was the worst part of the Kiwi's month of May...

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MP 252: Jaguar Wins the 1988 Daytona 24, with Martin Brundle & Tony Dowe

January 23, 2018

Go back in time to 1988 with Martin Brundle and Tony Dowe as the Daytona 24 Hour' winning TWR USA Jaguar team describe how they toppled IMSA's GTP giants on their first attempt with the glorious XJR-9.

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MP 251: Rolex 24 Roundtable with Franchitti, Haywood, Johansson and Wilson

January 23, 2018

Take sports car legend Hurley Haywood, open-wheel legend Dario Franchitti, the incredible Stefan Johansson, and Major League Baseball All Star-turned-IMSA driver/owner CJ Wilson, put them together for more than an hour at the 2017 Rolex 24 at Daytona, and all kinds of interesting topics spring to life about motor racing. 

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MP 250: Scott Pruett, Life & Career, Part 1

January 23, 2018

Standing at the precipice of his final race, Scott Pruett visits the Marshall Pruett Podcast to discuss his life growing up in Northern California, his family’s heavy influence in the 50-year career he’s about to close, the extreme importance karting played in his development, getting his first shot as a pro in sports cars, the move to Jack Roush Racing that changed his world, the fierce—and sometimes fisticuff-laden--time in IMSA GTO and Trans-Am with Willy T. Ribbs, Paul Newman, and other legends of the era, and his one-off Formula 1 test with the Larrousse Calmels team in 1987.

Part 2, spanning his time in IMSA GTP and IndyCar, will be the subject of the next recording with the 57-year-old phenom, and more episodes will follow to capture his peerless career.

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MP 249: Strangest Cars I’ve Raced, Owen Trinkler, 1997 Keiler Kopf WSC

January 22, 2018

The Strangest Cars I’ve Raced series continues continues on the Marshall Pruett Podcast with Owen Trinkler and the bizarre 1997 Keiler Kopf IMSA World Sports Car. Named after a German boar, built on top of a failed Chevron WSC, with homemade bodywork that copied the era’s dominant Riley & Scott Mk III, it could be the most confused prototype from the late 1990s. Trinkler takes us back to its debut at the 24 Hours of Daytona with motocross legend Jeff Ward and Indy Lights veteran Roberto Quintanilla where, aside from top speed and competitiveness, the American entry found a strange place of its own on the grid.

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MP 248: Who The Hell Are You, Justin Bell?

January 22, 2018

Sports car ace and FOX broadcaster Justin Bell is the 15th and final Who The Hell Are You? guest on the Marshall Pruett Podcast. Recorded in front of a small audience, Bell's innate humor is the perfect closer to the first series, and a second edition is already in the works for later this year.

Bell's episode quote: “'Tis a dangerous thing when a man with no boundaries (Marshall) asks a man with no limits (me) questions to gain insight into my life. In our politically correct world I think I need to write two books. One to be read while I am alive. The other when I am truly gone. Chatting with Marshall made me realize the second one is the only one that counts.”

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MP 247: Strangest Cars I’ve Raced, David Hobbs, 1972 Lola T310 Can-Am

January 22, 2018

Strangest Cars I've Raced, the first in a new series on the Marshall Pruett Podcast, kicks off with legendary driver David Hobbs and the hilarious tales of the 1972 Lola T310 Can-Am car that did everything other than perform as expected. Intended as Lola's answer to Porsche's all-conquering 917/10s with George Follmer and Mark Donohue, the T310 remains a mystery the Briton has no interest in solving...but decades later, he still doesn't mind exploring all the ways it underwhelmed. 

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