The Marshall Pruett Podcast
MP 615: Catching Up With Shea Holbrook

MP 615: Catching Up With Shea Holbrook

July 21, 2019

American race car driver driver Shea Holbrook joins us for an extended episode of Catching Up With to share her background and successful career in touring cars, and more recently, how her foray into open-wheel racing in the all-female W Series has been a blend of humbling and educational experiences as the inaugural championship season speeds towards its finale.

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MP 614: The Week In Sports Cars, July 18, with Graham Goodwin and Stephen Kilbey

MP 614: The Week In Sports Cars, July 18, with Graham Goodwin and Stephen Kilbey

July 18, 2019

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

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MP 613: The Week In IndyCar, July 17, with Sebastien Bourdais and Ryan Norman

MP 613: The Week In IndyCar, July 17, with Sebastien Bourdais and Ryan Norman

July 17, 2019

Dale Coyne Racing's Sebastien Bourdais and Andretti Autosport Indy Lights driver Ryan Norman visit The Week In IndyCar podcast ahead of this weekend's race in Iowa, and coming off a Toronto event that saw Bourdais and Takuma Sato tussle and Norman post two solid runs, there's plenty to discuss in a packed episode that closes with IndyCar reporter and show host Marshall Pruett answering listener questions submitted via social media.

  1. Sebastien Bourdais (starts at 20m12s)
  2. Ryan Norman (1h20m47s)
  3. MP Q&A (1h40m26s)

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MP 612: Inside The Sports Car Paddock, July 16

MP 612: Inside The Sports Car Paddock, July 16

July 17, 2019

It's the 23rd installment of the Inside The Sports Car Paddock interview show and we open with CORE autosport race engineer Jeff Braun on the unique driver rotation his pole-winning team employed at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, and close with a discussion on the nuances of Balance of Performance with vehicles that have run out of adjustments to find speed. 

Braun's followed by a pair of GT racing stars in Magnus Racing's Andy Lally, who shares insights on this weekend's IMSA race for GTLM and GTD cars at Lime Rock Park, and we wrap with Dinner With Racer's Ryan Eversley, who survived to tell us about his first experience competing in the Stadium Super Truck series.

Interviews:

  1. Jeff Braun (starts at 3m25s)
  2. Andy Lally (26m00s)
  3. Ryan Eversley (38m48s)

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MP 611: The Week In Sports Cars, July 12, with Graham Goodwin and Stephen Kilbey

MP 611: The Week In Sports Cars, July 12, with Graham Goodwin and Stephen Kilbey

July 12, 2019

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

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MP 610: The Week In IndyCar, with Colton Herta and Michael Duncalfe

MP 610: The Week In IndyCar, with Colton Herta and Michael Duncalfe

July 11, 2019

Harding Steinbrenner Racing's Colton Herta and Road To Indy team owner Michael Duncalfe visit The Week In IndyCar podcast ahead of this weekend's Honda Indy Toronto event, and to kick off the show, IndyCar reporter and show host Marshall Pruett opens with answers to listener questions submitted via social media.

  1. MP Q&A (starts at 14m51s)
  2. Colton Herta (1h24m51s)
  3. Michael Duncalfe (1h46m13s)

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MP 609: Inside The Sports Car Paddock, July 9, The Goodwood Special

MP 609: Inside The Sports Car Paddock, July 9, The Goodwood Special

July 9, 2019

It's the 22nd installment of the Inside The Sports Car Paddock interview show and we have a special feature consisting of 10 conversations from last weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed, captured by DailySportsCar.com's Graham Goodwin.

Interviews:

  1. Guy Smith and Steven Kane - on two different generations of Bentley racer, on the 2003 Le Mans winner, and the effort for the Bentley centenary at Spa 24 Hours (starts at 4m33s)
  2. Alexander Sims - On Formula E and his wish to continue as part of the BMW endurance lineup in GT racing (11m40s)
  3. Oliver Bryant - on racing his family-owned Roush Mustang Trans-Am (16m14s)
  4. Stefan Mucke - on working on his father’s Zakspped Capri and his prospects post-Ford GT (20m23s)
  5. Frank Biela - on running up the hill in the ex-IMSA Audi 90 Quattro (24m10s)
  6. Mike Conway - on Le Mans, IMSA and the WEC season to come, and the Hypercar test mule. (28m30s)
  7. Ant Davidson - on the coming WEC campaign and driving the 2009 Brawn F1 car (34m52s)
  8. Tom Kristensen - just being Tom Kristensen! (43m56s)
  9. Chris Reinke - on the new GT2 Audi R8 LMS GT2 and its place in the sport (50m07s)
  10. Eric van de Poele - going up the hill in an ex-DTM BMW E30 M3 - and his loathing of the driver ranking system (56m15s)

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MP 608: The Week In Sports Cars, July 7, with Graham Goodwin

MP 608: The Week In Sports Cars, July 7, with Graham Goodwin

July 7, 2019

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

Discussion Topics:

  1. IMSA (starts at 1m46s)
  2. WEC/AsLMS/ELMS/ACO (1h14m20s)
  3. General (2h21m43s)

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MP 607: The Week In IndyCar, July 4, with Pato O’Ward, Sage Karam, and Hunter McElrea

MP 607: The Week In IndyCar, July 4, with Pato O’Ward, Sage Karam, and Hunter McElrea

July 4, 2019

Carlin Racing's Pato O'Ward, bound for Japan in the Super Formula series with Red Bull, Sage Karam--O'Ward's Carlin replacement for the next IndyCar race in Toronto, and USF2000 race-winning Californian-Kiwi Hunter McElrea visit for the latest episode of The Week In IndyCar podcast.

And to kick start the show, IndyCar reporter and show host Marshall Pruett opens the show with answers to listener questions submitted via social media.

  1. MP Q&A (starts at 15m39s)
  2. Pato O'Ward (50m08s)
  3. Sage Karam (1h20m01s)
  4. Hunter McElrea (1h46m22s)

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MP 606: Inside The Sports Car Paddock, July 3

MP 606: Inside The Sports Car Paddock, July 3

July 3, 2019

It's the 21st installment of the Inside The Sports Car Paddock interview show and we open with CORE autosport race engineer Jeff Braun with an engineering preview of IMSA's trip to Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, and close with insights on Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems,

Braun's followed by IMSA racer/BimmerWorld team owner James Clay, Mazda Motorsports boss John Doonan, Motorsports In Action IMSA team owner Eric Kerub, and Ligier's Pierre Nicolet.

Interviews:

  1. Jeff Braun (starts at 3m37s)
  2. James Clay, on competing at Watkins Glen and at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on the same weekend. (31m52s)
  3. John Doonan, on Mazda winning its first IMSA DPi race. (44m48s)
  4. Eric Kerub, on MIA's Michelin Pilot Challenge season so far, racing the McLaren 570S GT4, and IMSA GTD (55m30s)
  5. Pierre Nicolet, on Ligier's new LMP3 chassis and thoughts on Hypercar and DPi 2.0. (1h12m17s)

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MP 605: Catching Up With Juan Montoya

MP 605: Catching Up With Juan Montoya

June 28, 2019

Acura Team Penske IMSA DPi driver Juan Montoya pays his latest visit to The Marshall Pruett Podcast for our short-form Catching Up With interview series and shares thoughts on winning two straight races with Dane Cameron in their Acura ARX-05, life after IndyCar, Formula 1, and NASCAR, how long he wants to continue in sports cars and, in an epic revelation to close the conversation, his desire to become a guest steward in F1.

The stone cold JPM just might be the perfect man to swing the axe from within F1's race control room...

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MP 604: The Week In IndyCar, June 27, with Alexander Rossi and Augie Pabst III

MP 604: The Week In IndyCar, June 27, with Alexander Rossi and Augie Pabst III

June 27, 2019

Andretti Autosport's Alexander Rossi makes his first visit to The Week In IndyCar podcast after an almighty drive to victory at Road America, and he's followed by Road To Indy team owner Augie Pabst III, whose USF2000 driver Hunter McElrea also won in Wisconsin on the REV Group Grand Prix under card.

IndyCar reporter and show host Marshall Pruett closes the show with answers to plenty of listener questions sent in via social media.

  1. Alexander Rossi (starts at 8m26s)
  2. Augie Pabst III (1h08m16s)
  3. MP Q&A (1h30m23s)

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MP 603: The Week In Sports Cars, June 25, with Graham Goodwin

MP 603: The Week In Sports Cars, June 25, with Graham Goodwin

June 26, 2019

It's time for The Week In Sports Cars podcast with DailySportsCar.com's Graham Goodwin and show host Marshall Pruett, driven by listener Q&A, following the Nurburgring 24, heading into IMSA's 6 Hours of Watkins Glen, and circling the recent news on Hypercar from the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Discussion Topics:

  1. N24 (starts at 1m22s)
  2. IMSA (15m30s)
  3. WEC/AsLMS/ELMS/ACO (39m50s)
  4. Fun (1h00m11s)

This episode's hashtag: #PASSIONOFTHECHRISTophe

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MP 602: Inside The Sports Car Paddock, June 24

MP 602: Inside The Sports Car Paddock, June 24

June 25, 2019

It's the 20th installment of the Inside The Sports Car Paddock interview show and we open with CORE autosport race engineer Jeff Braun with an engineering preview of IMSA's upcoming 6 Hours of Watkins Glen, and close with insights on Computational Fluid Dynamics, the software tool that replicates aerodynamic wind tunnel testing.

Braun's followed by an assortment of world champions, pro-am drivers, and program managers captured at the Nurburgring 24 by Graham Goodwin.

Interviews:

  1. Jeff Braun (starts at 3m19s)
  2. Jorg Bergmeister, on winning the WEC GTE-Am title, post pace dramas at Le Mans. and his own driving future. (27m07s)
  3. Kevin Estre, on the Le Mans GTE-Pro battle and dramas en route to clinching the GTE-Pro world title. (34m47s)
  4. Josh Burdon, on the process leading up to his rookie N24 with the KCMG Nissan GTR squad. (43m01s)
  5. Michael Lyons, on racing a Lamborghini, and why he'd rather race at the N24 than the historic Group Cs and F1 cars he often pedals. (49m36s)
  6. Stefan Wendl, head of Mercedes AMG Customer sport, on the launch of the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT3. (57m25s)

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MP 601: The Week In IndyCar, June 20, with Robin Miller

MP 601: The Week In IndyCar, June 20, with Robin Miller

June 20, 2019

The original co-host of The Week In IndyCar podcast is back as Robin Miller joins Marshall Pruett to answer listener questions submitted via social media and review some of the major themes that have emerged during the first half of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season.

Potential driver movement, hot seats, schedule changes for 2020, and more topical items are also discussed.

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MP 600: Inside The Sports Car Paddock, June 19, with Jeff Braun and Ben Keating

MP 600: Inside The Sports Car Paddock, June 19, with Jeff Braun and Ben Keating

June 19, 2019

It's the 19th installment of the Inside The Sports Car Paddock interview show and we open with CORE autosport race engineer Jeff Braun on the topic of simulation and how the two primary versions of the technology aid in both chassis setup and component development.

We close with team owner Ben Keating, who spoke with us approximately 24 hours after learning his victory in the GTE-Am class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans had been vacated. Honest and raw, Keating's take on the infractions experienced with his Ford GT, the penalties assessed by the ACO, and how he plans to move forward, speak to the Texan's character.

Interviews:

  1. Jeff Braun (starts at 3m43s)
  2. Ben Keating (31m11s)

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MP 599: The Week In Sports Cars, June 18, with Graham Goodwin

MP 599: The Week In Sports Cars, June 18, with Graham Goodwin

June 18, 2019

It's time for the post-Le Mans edition of The Week In Sports Cars podcast with DailySportsCar.com's Graham Goodwin and show host Marshall Pruett who have plenty of topics to discuss, driven by listener Q&A, on disqualifications, dreadful television, weird technical glitches, penalties, confirmation of 2020's Hypercar formula, and all manner of intrigue following a drama-filled 24 hours in France.

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MP 598: The Week In Sports Cars, June 14, with Graham Goodwin, Stephen Kilbey, and Jim Roller

MP 598: The Week In Sports Cars, June 14, with Graham Goodwin, Stephen Kilbey, and Jim Roller

June 14, 2019

It's the latest edition of The Week In Sports Cars podcast with DailySportsCar.com's Graham Goodwin and Stephen Kilbey, plus TV presenter Jim Roller, as the trio switch formats and take a stroll down pit lane at the 24 Hours of Le Mans discussing the cars and offering their insights on the race ahead. The standard listener-driven Q&A format will return next week.

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MP 597: Catching Up With Livery Designer and Spotter Guide Creator Andy Blackmore

MP 597: Catching Up With Livery Designer and Spotter Guide Creator Andy Blackmore

June 14, 2019

Renowned race car livery designer and creator of the 24 Hours of Le Mans Spotter Guide Andy Blackmore returns to the Marshall Pruett Podcast to discuss the three cars carrying his work and artistry this week in France, and fields listener questions on his creative process, how the LM24 guide is assembled, and a variety of other design items.

Images Referenced In The Episode

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MP 596: The Day At Le Mans, June 14

MP 596: The Day At Le Mans, June 14

June 14, 2019

It's the sixth installment of The Day At Le Mans, a new companion series for the 87th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, with DailySportsCar.com's Graham Goodwin and Stephen Kilbey on the ground grabbing short interviews with some of the key players in the race.

Interviews on the new 2020 Hypercar regulations:

  1. Gerard Neveu, WEC CEO
  2. Rob Leupen, Toyota Gazoo team principal
  3. Hugues de Chaunac, ORECA leader
  4. John Doonan, Mazda Motorsports director
  5. Ernest Knoors, MTEK founder

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