The Marshall Pruett Podcast
MP 897: The Day At Indy, Aug 13, with Simon Pagenaud and Elton Julian

MP 897: The Day At Indy, Aug 13, with Simon Pagenaud and Elton Julian

August 13, 2020

It's the second Day At Indy podcast of 2020, featuring defending race winner Simon Pagenaud from Team Penske, and DragonSpeed team owner Elton Julian, whose team and driver Ben Hanley have faced adversity to open the Indianapolis 500.

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MP 896: The Day At Indy, Aug 12, with James Davison and Max Chilton

MP 896: The Day At Indy, Aug 12, with James Davison and Max Chilton

August 12, 2020
We kick off the 2020 Day At Indy podcasts with James Davison, who is tackling the Indy 500 and NASCAR Cup racing at the same time, and Max Chilton, who tells us about the amazing helmet livery he's carrying at the Speedway, and his thoughts on Carlin Racing's rise in competitiveness on ovals.
 
MP 895: The Week In IndyCar, August 12, with Tony Kanaan

MP 895: The Week In IndyCar, August 12, with Tony Kanaan

August 12, 2020

A.J. Foyt Racing's Tony Kanaan calls in after the first day of Indy 500 practice for The Week In IndyCar show to answer listener's questions on:

  • His first Indy 500 back in 2002
  • Whether his #TKLastLap tour will include a return to next year's Indy 500
  • Starting his own podcast
  • Joining the new SRX Racing series
  • Best teammate he's worked with over the years
  • Memories from racing with Rubens Barrichello in 2012
  • the legacy he wants to leave for his kids, and fans
  • His picks for the best, favorite, and worst IndyCar journalist (Hint: He works for RACER and has a Mailbag)

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MP 894: The Week In IndyCar, August 11, Listener Q&A

MP 894: The Week In IndyCar, August 11, Listener Q&A

August 10, 2020

It's The Week In IndyCar Listener Q&A show, driven by questions submitted by fans via social media.

A sampling of the items posed this week (Q&A begins at the 7m15s mark in the episode):

"We have a field of 33 entries for the 500. How close did Pippa, Oriol, Wilson, and Enerson actually come to making something happen this year? I assume all but Enerson had been in talks with Coyne for the seat that went to Davison?"

"I'm seeing a lot of sentiment from people wishing that the Indy 500 be canceled rather than run without fans in attendance. Could you speak to the hypothetical impact this would have on IndyCar? Because I feel like many fans lack the imagination or understanding to grasp the impact such a decision would have."

"Why is there so much variance between car performance among teams. #Mepersonally thinks that if say a Penske car sets the pole, then the rest of the cars would always be within thousandths of a second, and always between all teams. But that doesn't always happen. Is it fall off between driver talent? Car set-ups?"

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MP 893: The Sounds of IndyCar, Phoenix 1995

MP 893: The Sounds of IndyCar, Phoenix 1995

August 6, 2020

Take a trip back to the 1995 CART IndyCar Series event at Phoenix International Raceway with an ambient audio feature where the glorious sounds of the unmistakable 2.65-liter turbocharged V8 engines provide an amazing soundtrack. We also get to hear qualifying play out where young Bryan Herta scored his first IndyCar pole position for the emerging Target Chip Ganassi Racing team.

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MP 892: The Week In IndyCar, August 6, with Sebastien Bourdais

MP 892: The Week In IndyCar, August 6, with Sebastien Bourdais

August 5, 2020

Four-time Champ Car champion Sebastien Bourdais stops in for The Week In IndyCar to answer listener's questions on: His chances of landing a seat in the Indy 500; whether he expects to race for A.J. Foyt Racing later in the year; the experience of observing the season while competing in IMSA; how the dust-up with Takuma Sato at Toronto came to be; if he holds a grudge against former competitor Robert Doornbos; whether NASCAR holds and interest, and how his weekend in the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R at Road America was salvaged with a fourth-place finish.

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MP 891: The Week In IndyCar, Aug 4, Listener Q&A

MP 891: The Week In IndyCar, Aug 4, Listener Q&A

August 3, 2020

It's another packed episode of The Week In IndyCar Listener Q&A show, all driven by questions submitted via social media.

A sampling of the items posed this week (Q&A begins at the 5m47s mark in the episode):

"Marshall, is the Indy 500 in 2020 in danger of not happening? Odds? #mepersonally I am starting to get worried about it not running in 2020, given the RP mandate that it must run with fans. Follow up, how much better/worse is IMS and IndyCar financially being backed by Roger versus the HG Family?"

"The race for diversity and change could be a bit self-serving in August and help Pippa get a ride. If we're short of 33 the series could do far worse than helping Pippa Mann secure a seat. My vote would go for Simona, but we all know how hard it was for Fernando to get a visa and Kat's left leg is currently above her heart."

"I've heard that Helio Castroneves is looking to return to IndyCar full time starting next season following the Acura-Penske split in IMSA. Is this at all likely and if so, where would be the best place for him to land?"

"If Jimmie Johnson decides to race in IndyCar in any capacity, how much crossover appeal do you think he will bring? He is one of NASCAR's biggest stars, but for some reason, I don't think he will bring many new eyes over from NASCAR."

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MP 890: The Week In Sports Cars, August 1, with Pruett and Goodwin

MP 890: The Week In Sports Cars, August 1, with Pruett and Goodwin

August 1, 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 1m05s)
  2. WEC/AsLMS/ELMS/ACO (18m21s)
  3. General (40m41s)
  4. Fun (56m39s)

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MP 889: The Week In IndyCar, July 30, with Pato O’Ward and Oliver Askew

MP 889: The Week In IndyCar, July 30, with Pato O’Ward and Oliver Askew

July 30, 2020

Arrow McLaren SP drivers Pato O'Ward and Oliver Askew make a tandem visit to The Week In IndyCar Show to field listener questions on their season to date, strength of the Chevy-powered team, their budding friendship, and how, as Askew learned, O'Ward's hair-cutting skills pale in comparison to his ability to drive race cars...

 

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MP 888: The Week In IndyCar, July 29, Listener Q&A

MP 888: The Week In IndyCar, July 29, Listener Q&A

July 29, 2020

It's another packed episode of The Week In IndyCar Listener Q&A show, all driven by questions submitted via social media.

 

A sampling of the items posed this week (Q&A begins at the 22m00s mark in the episode):

 

"Of the drivers you seen throughout the years what driver made the best use of their sponsorship airtime for being slow? I use Jay Hill from 92 Detroit race as example. While off pace his Coke sponsor car would appear in the background and foreground on TV cameras finishing a serviceable 13th in his only career start."

 

"With Portland and Laguna cancelled; there will now be 5 races as well as Indy 500 qualifying and practice in 22 days in August; given the likelihood of high temperatures at most races. Is this asking too much of drivers and mechanics just to get a meaningful season done?"

 

"Why, instead of doing double headers of WWT and Mid-Ohio after the cancellation of the west coast races, couldn't IndyCar visit a couple ovals that NASCAR has, like Kansas or Kentucky, just for a change of pace? I do enjoy Mid-Ohio and WWT, I just feel like this would be a decent time to experiment."

 

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MP 887: Inside The Sports Car Paddock, July 25, with Michele Mouton, Pierre Fillon, Richard Dean and Zak Brown, and Will Owen

MP 887: Inside The Sports Car Paddock, July 25, with Michele Mouton, Pierre Fillon, Richard Dean and Zak Brown, and Will Owen

July 25, 2020

It's the return of our Inside The Sports Car Paddock show, and we have four excellent interviews captured by Graham Goodwin during the recent European Le Mans Series race at Paul Ricard, starting with the WRC legend and FIA Women's Commission leader Michele Mouton. She's followed by ACO president Pierre Fillon--the man in charge of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

 

And we close with United Autosports co-owners Richard Dean and Zak Brown, and one of their successful drivers, Will Owen.

 

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MP 886: The Week In IndyCar, July 23, with Conor Daly

MP 886: The Week In IndyCar, July 23, with Conor Daly

July 23, 2020

Ed Carpenter Racing/Carlin Racing driver Conor Daly calls into The Week In IndyCar show to field questions submitted by NTT IndyCar Series fans via social media.

 

Among the topics covered, his pole at Iowa for the Carlin team in the No. 59 Chevy, the physical and mental toll taken after doing five hot races in 15 days, cleaning up his 'party boy' image, his friendship and rivalry with IndyCar championship Josef Newgarden, studying Scott Dixon's driving, and casting the #LCQLeague movie are highlights of the Hoosier's visit.

 

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MP 885: The Week In Sports Cars, July 22, with Pruett and Goodwin

MP 885: The Week In Sports Cars, July 22, with Pruett and Goodwin

July 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.

 

Discussion Topics:

  1. IMSA (starts at 2m25s)
  2. WEC/AsLMS/ELMS/ACO (42m53s)
  3. General & Fun (1h16m07s)

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MP 884: The Week In IndyCar, July 21, Listener Q&A

MP 884: The Week In IndyCar, July 21, Listener Q&A

July 21, 2020

It's another packed episode of The Week In IndyCar Listener Q&A show, all driven by questions submitted via social media, following the doubleheader at Iowa.

 

A sampling of the items posed this week (Q&A begins at the 6m21s mark in the episode):

 

"With the season more-or-less at the halfway point, on a traditional A to F scale, what grade would you give the 2020 season thus far?"

 

"MSR and Jack Harvey showing some impressive pace has been a highlight for #mepersonally so far in this young season. Any insights to how the program has adapted so well to full time and the aero screen?"

 

"How impressed are you by Arrow McLaren SP so far this season? Do you think they can join the Big 3 teams as potential serial winners / championship competitors? Is the current rookie driver line up strong enough to meet their ambition?"

 

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MP 883: The Week In IndyCar, July 16, Listener Q&A

MP 883: The Week In IndyCar, July 16, Listener Q&A

July 16, 2020

It's another packed episode of The Week In IndyCar Listener Q&A show, all driven by questions submitted via social media, following the doubleheader at Road America.

A sampling of the items posed this week (Q&A begins at the 11m01s mark in the episode):

 

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MP 882: The Road To Indy Report, Road America 2020

MP 882: The Road To Indy Report, Road America 2020

July 16, 2020

It's a new show on The Marshall Pruett Podcast with the introduction of the Road To Indy Report presented by Cooper Tires. We kick it off after the Road America weekend where Turn 3 Motorsport's Danial Frost won Round 1 in Indy Pro 2000 and took the points lead after finishing third in Round 2. He's our opening guest, and is followed by Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport's Devlin DeFrancesco, who leaves Wisconsin holding second in Indy Pro 2000 points after finishes of second and fourth.

And we close with Christian Rasmussen, who captured both USF2000 race wins for the Jay Howard Driver Development team.

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MP 881: The Week In IndyCar, July 15, with Cara Adams

MP 881: The Week In IndyCar, July 15, with Cara Adams

July 15, 2020

Cara Adams, Firestone's director of racing tire engineering and production, makes her return to The Week In IndyCar and answers questions submitted by NTT IndyCar Series fans via social media.

Episode Time Stamps For Select Topics:

  1. Coping with tire production during the pandemic shutdown (starts at 1m55s)
  2. Process of preparing tires for a doubleheader weekend (4m51s)
  3. Creating Indy 500 tires that will cope with August heat (8m07s)
  4. Her work to introduce more young girls and women to racing through STEM (10m16s)
  5. What makes a new tire faster than a used tire? (15m54s)
  6. How did the new aeroscreen change Firestone's tire engineering plans? (18m59s)
  7. Dealing with traction compound and other brand's rubber on the racing surface (25m13s)
  8. What super power would she choose to help with her job? (31m14s)

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MP 880: The Week In IndyCar, July 14, with Felix Rosenqvist and Marcus Ericsson

MP 880: The Week In IndyCar, July 14, with Felix Rosenqvist and Marcus Ericsson

July 14, 2020

It's an all-Swedish episode of The Week In IndyCar as Road America Round 2 winner Felix Rosenqvist, and his Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Marcus Ericsson, who placed fourth on Sunday, call into answer questions submitted by NTT IndyCar Series fans via social media.

Episode Time Stamps For Select Topics:

  1. Did Felix's favorite Swedish coffee (named after a urinating fox) lead him to victory lane? (starts at 3m48s)
  2. Rosenqvist's performance on Sunday and what it meant for the no. 10 Honda team (5m41s)
  3. Ericsson's thoughts on his strong debut with Ganassi (9m42s)
  4. Felix and Marcus on difference in team culture at CGR (14m59s)
  5. Rise in Swedish talent in IndyCar and the Road To Indy (20m56s)
  6. Insights on driving with the aeroscreen (24m35s)
  7. Does Felix feel Conor Daly helped him to pass Pato O'Ward for the win? (29m44s)

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MP 879: The Week In Sports Cars, July 13, with Pruett and Goodwin

MP 879: The Week In Sports Cars, July 13, with Pruett and Goodwin

July 13, 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 1m18s)
  2. WEC/AsLMS/ELMS/ACO (19m15s)
  3. Fun (28m02s)
  4. General (33m18s)

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MP 878: Catching Up With Roger Penske

MP 878: Catching Up With Roger Penske

July 10, 2020

Roger Penske, legendary racing team entrant and new owner of the NTT IndyCar Series and Indianapolis Motor Speedway, pays a visit to the Marshall Pruett Podcast for a wide-ranging interview starting with the Race for Equality & Change program he's initiated, his quest to sign more IndyCar engine partners, thoughts on future IndyCar schedules, helping the Indy Lights series to grow its car counts, and Team Penske's ongoing sports car ambitions.

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