MP 301: The Week In IndyCar, May 2, with Charlie Kimball & Robin Miller

May 2, 2018

Marshall Pruett's Week In IndyCar podcast welcomes Carlin Racing's Charlie Kimball and RACER's Robin Miller back for a look into the IMS Open test with the new Universal Aero Kit in Speedway trim before the trio move onto another round of great IndyCar fan Q&A.

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MP 300: David Hobbs’ Autobiography Hobbo: Motor Racer, Motor Mouth

April 27, 2018

The great David Hobbs visits the Marshall Pruett Podcast to discuss his long-awaited autobiography, Hobbo: Motor Racer, Motor Mouth, and shares the story of its creation and a few tales from the book, including a drive from New York to Florida with F1 champion Jim Clark, the questionable romanticism found at Le Mans in the 1960s, the amount Ford paid to pilot its GT40 at fabled 24-hour event, and the incredible array of cars he drove that are captured in his memoirs. 

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MP 299: The Week In Sports Cars, April 25, with Graham Goodwin

April 25, 2018

Sports car reporters Marshall Pruett and Graham Goodwin look through IMSA, FIA WEC, and Blancpain developments before closing the show with listener questions in the latest edition of the Week In Sports Cars podcast.

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MP 298: The Week In IndyCar, April 24, with Robin Miller & Gabby Chaves

April 25, 2018

Marshall Pruett's Week In IndyCar podcast welcomes Robin Miller back for a deep dive into all the good and bad that took place in Alabama, including Josef Newgarden's dominant win for Team Penske and Chevy in the rain-delayed event, the curious calls made by the Verizon IndyCar Series for Monday's restart, whether James Hinchcliffe should be nicknamed "puddles" after an odd confession to NBCSN, and plenty more before Gabby Chaves takes over.

The Harding Racing driver breaks down his fiery argument with Penske's Simon Pagenaud, all the obstacles he faced during a rough weekend, and answers listener questions to close the episode.

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MP 297: 1991 Spice-Acura IMSA GTP Lights In-Car Audio

April 20, 2018

Ride inside the iconic 1991-1993 Spice Acura IMSA GTP Lights car powered by a 425hp 3.0-liter VTEC V6 engine and driven by its original championship-winning pilot, Parker Johnstone, at the 2015 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. 

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MP 296: The Week In Sports Cars, April 18, with Graham Goodwin

April 19, 2018

Sports car reporters Marshall Pruett and Graham Goodwin run through a packed episode with IMSA and PWC at Long Beach, the ELMS season opener in France, Neel Jani's record-shattering lap at Spa in the Porsche 919 Hybrid, and more future rule developments before MP+GG close with an hour of listener questions in the latest edition of the Week In Sports Cars podcast.

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MP 295: Inside Porsche’s 919 Hybrid Spa Record Run with Neel Jani

April 18, 2018

Go inside the insane lap record set by Porsche's Neel Jani with its unrestricted 919 Hybrid at Spa-Francorchamps and get a feel for what the world champion and Le Mans winner experienced with more than 1100 horsepower, DRS, all-wheel drive, and torque vectoring at his disposal to beat the Formula 1 lap record by three-quarters of a second. 

The Swiss ace also talks us through the lap and closes with a description of how he won the battle "between man and machine."

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MP 294: The Week In IndyCar, April 17, with Bretzman & Bourdais

April 18, 2018

How much does Long Beach winner Alexander Rossi remind Andretti Autosport technical director Eric Bretzman of his former driver, four-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon?

“Shocking similarity,” he said during his co-hosting visit to Marshall Pruett's 'Week In IndyCar' podcast. “I see Alex developing into nearly the same guy on track. It’s crazy how they, in a lot of cases, say the same thing [and] are looking for the same things a lot of time.”

Bretzman adds further insight during his one-hour visit fielding listener questions on what he’d change if given the keys to the technical regulations and how and increase in engine power will require immediate development of a new brake package to deal with the extra speed. And as Fernando Alonso’s race engineer during the Spaniard’s unforgettable run at the Indy 500 in 2017, Bretzman shares a closing tale about the two-time Formula 1 world champion’s amazing car control while drafting that is simply insane.

Four-time Champ Car champion Sebastien Bourdais closes the episode with a half-hour visit where he and Pruett resume their 'Hamburger and French Fry' show discussing the Frenchman’s crazy pass of Scott Dixon and Matheus Leist into Turn 1, the penalty he received as a result of crossing over the pit exit lane, his pointed comments and the heat he’s caught for calling some drivers ’idiots’ and whether he cares.

“If you don’t want to be called an idiot, don’t behave like an idiot,” the Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan driver said. “It’s not acceptable, and I don’t mind saying it. If they don’t want to hear it, they don’t have to read it. Honestly, I don’t care. We can all agree to disagree.”

Bourdais continues the thread on Ed Carpenter Racing rookie Jordan King and the dive bomb passing attempt on James Hinchcliffe into the hairpin that spun the Frenchman’s car which, as you might suspect, remains a hot topic between the two drivers.

Closing the show, listen in to Bourdais’ fan Q&A on everything from what he plans to do after he hangs up his helmet to whether the new 2018 IndyCar bodywork makes the current chassis perform in ways that are similar to the 2007 Panoz DP01 Champ Car.

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MP 293: Sounds Of Long Beach CART IndyCar 1995

April 13, 2018

After discovering an audio recording I made of the 1995 CART IndyCar Series round at Long Beach that had been missing for more than 20 years, I converted it to podcast form for your 2.65-liter turbocharged V8 listening delight. After hearing the screaming Ford XBs, Ilmor Mercedes-Benzs and Hondas powering the likes of Al Unser Jr, Michael Andretti, Bobby Rahal, Emerson and Christian Fittipaldi, Paul Tracy, Jimmy Vasser, Bryan Herta, and more of the iconic drivers from CART's golden era, you might come to appreciate why so many miss the best-sounding engine formula the series has produced.

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MP 292: The Week In IndyCar, April 12, with Mike Hull

April 12, 2018

Chip Ganassi Racing managing director Mike Hull joins Marshall Pruett for the Week In IndyCar podcast to discuss the Phoenix oval event at ISM Raceway where numerous young drivers and smaller teams made powerful statements. The two then look ahead to Long Beach, recent Indy 500 driver new, and close by fielding great listener Q&A.

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MP 291: The Week In Sports Cars, April 11, with Graham Goodwin

April 11, 2018

Sports car reporters Marshall Pruett and Graham Goodwin parse though a ton of FIA WEC and ELMS developments coming out of the 30-hour Prologue test and associated on-track activity, look into Porsche's lap-record run at Spa with an unhinged 919 Hybrid, explore the upcoming visit by IMSA to Long Beach and how BoP changes have been made to satisfy one ownership group with a valid concern, and MP+GG close by moving onto listener questions that fill the rest of the packed episode.

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MP 290: Dave Sims on the 50th Anniversary of Jim Clark’s Death

April 6, 2018

On the 50th anniversary of Jim Clark's passing, Dave Sims, the Scot's Team Lotus mechanic on that fateful April 7, 1968 day where the great Formula 1 world champion lost his life in Hockenheim, visits the Marshall Pruett Podcast to share insights on his early years and the sorrowful tale of Clark's cruel end in a second-tier Formula 2 race. 

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MP 289: The Week In IndyCar, April 4, with Paul Tracy

April 3, 2018
  1. NBCSN IndyCar commentator and 2003 Champ Car title winner Paul Tracy joins Marshall Pruett for the Week In IndyCar podcast to discuss his return to racing, the upcoming Verizon IndyCar Series race at ISM Raceway in Phoenix, and answers a ton of great listener questions including his thoughts on the return of bumping at the Indy 500, the dumbest thing he's ever purchased, and the time he set the IndyCar trap speed record at over 256mph...

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MP 288: The Week In Sports Cars, April 2, with Graham Goodwin

April 3, 2018

Sports car reporters Marshall Pruett and Graham Goodwin dive into the SCCA Trans-Am weekend at Road Atlanta that saw former IndyCar driver Rafa Matos and former ALMS champion Chris Dyson win as 2003 Champ Car title winner Paul Tracy made his return to racing on the same weekend. The upcoming 30-hour FIA WEC Prologue test is also covered where Goodwin and his DailySportsCar.com crew will be in attendance, and then MP+GG move onto listener questions, including their favorite April Fools stories of 2018...

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MP 287: The Sounds of St. Petersburg IndyCar 2018

April 2, 2018

Take a guided audio tour for the 2018 edition of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, won by Dale Coyne Racing's Sebastien Bourdais, as the field of Chevy- and Honda-powered cars fill the city streets with the sounds of turbocharged power.

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MP 286: The Week In Sports Cars, March 29, with Graham Goodwin

March 30, 2018

Sports car reporters Marshall Pruett and Graham Goodwin dive into the Pirelli World Challenge weekend at COTA, Juan Montoya's pending Le Mans debut with United Autosports, Spirit of Daytona's big financial hit after Sebring, VLN racing in Germany, World Endurance Championship notes of interest, and then move on to answer some great listener Q&A. Everything from creating fake sports car reality shows to DTM rule changes to start time for the 2019 WEC race at Sebring is covered by GG & MP.

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MP 285: The Week In IndyCar, March 27, with Gabby Chaves

March 27, 2018

Harding Racing driver Gabby Chaves joins Marshall Pruett for the Week In IndyCar podcast to discuss recent testing, sponsorship pursuits, and how he's been able to help in the formation of the new Harding team before the two dive into listener Q&A that ranges from his desire to race at the Chili Bowl, feelings on losing his seat to Alexander Rossi, having Al Unser Jr as his driving coach, reflections on racing the DeltaWing, why he races under the Colombian and American flags, the driver he's afraid to ride with in a rental car, an more in our latest episode.

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MP 284: The Sounds Of Sebring 2018

March 27, 2018

Take a guided audio tour from corner to corner for the 2018 edition of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, won overall by Nissan in Prototype, Porsche in GT Le Mans, and Lamborghini in GT Daytona for Round 2 of IMSA's WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. 

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MP 283: The Week In IndyCar, March 22, with Sebastien Bourdais

March 22, 2018

Sebastien Bourdais, winner of the opening round at St. Petersburg, joins the Week In IndyCar podcast to discuss the new TV deal struck between the series and NBC, recent testing at Texas and Barber, and the frustrations of having bad weather ruin the limited testing opportunities made available to teams. Listener Q&A items include what Bourdais would have done differently while racing for Toro Rosso in F1, thoughts on a new track to add to the IndyCar calendar and why drivers are to blame for some of the bad ones, memories of racing the fearsome Peugeot 908 LMP1, and more during a packed episode.

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MP 282: NBC’s Jon Miller on the New IndyCar TV Deal

March 21, 2018

Jon Miller, president of programming for NBC Sports and NBCSN, joins the Marshall Pruett Podcast to discuss the new TV deal that will give the Verizon IndyCar Series a single network home starting in 2019. Miller's insights on everything from live streaming plans to the Indy Lights series lend to the positive direction that lies ahead for NBC and IndyCar.

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