Phil and Josh return for Episode 82 of the GSP to discuss the Turkish Grand Prix, which saw Valterri Bottas win his first race in over a year while controversy reigned for teammate Lewis Hamilton. Red Bull consolidated their points with Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez but struggled to stay with the Mercedes pair. The guys cover all of this and the major takeaways leading into the USGP.
NASCAR's playoffs saw an elimination race at the demo derby which is the ROVAL. Larson and Allmendinger take the W's and move into the next round while Phil and Josh go over who was eliminated. Poor driving standards and questionable decisions with track setup continued a bad trend for the major series but that has become the norm.
The Roundup covers IndyCar Silly Season news, IMSA GT at VIR, DTM at the Norisring, and WSBK at Argentina before the guys cover their fantasy football matchup in FallBrawl and how their actual teams are doing in the NFL. Josh's Sim Segment always provides the precursor to the promotional stuff.
Phil and Josh return for Episode 81 of the GSP to discuss three first-time winners in NASCAR's national touring series. Bubba Wallace earned a historic 1st Cup Series win and provided plenty of fodder for different types. The guys go over what it means and how the playoff drivers faired with the ROVAL looming as a cut-off race. Brandon Brown took his first XFinity Series win after the race was shortened due to darkness and had some colorful fans yelling in the background.
Josh's Algorithm picked Tate Fogleman and he ended up winning the Truck Series race after dumping John Hunter Nemechek and crashing his own truck in the process. Will Josh continue the bit for the ROVAL? The GSP Roundup covered MotoGP/Moto2 at CoTA, WSBK at Algarve, DTM at Hockenheim and Norisring and IMSA GT at VIR.
Phil and Josh preview the Turkish Grand Prix and cover the driver's championship battle between Lewis and Max along with other key battles within the driver and constructors' points. They also preview the elimination race at the Charlotte ROVAL for Cup and XFinity along with picks for the race winners along with who will be eliminated.
The guys cover their NFL teams after a brutal week for both along with Fantasy Football in the FallBrawl league plus Josh's Sim Segment before the show close.
Phil and Josh return for Episode 80 of the Grip Strip Podcast to discuss Lewis Hamilton's historic 100th Formula 1 victory at the Russian Grand Prix. The guys go over all the chaos that took place which allowed LH44 to get the century while his title rival Max Verstappen started last and still finished second. They also give props to Lando Norris and others for their runs at the *&^%$drome.
IndyCar finished their 2021 season at Long Beach with another great performance by Colton Herta and Alex Palou taking down his first title. Phil and Josh go over the highs and lows of a crazy 2021 season and what is to come in 2022 for the IndyCar Series.
NASCAR raced at Las Vegas with race one of different rounds, seeing Dennis Hamlin, Josh Berry and Christian Eckes winning their respective races. They cover the implications of each victory relative to the playoff grid. The GSP Roundup looks into F2/F3 at Sochi, IMSA at Long Beach, NHRA Midwest Nationals, WSBK at Jerez and Algarve and MotoGP/Moto2 returning to CoTA.
The guys preview Talladega with the debut of Josh's Algorithm which saw Josh correctly pick one of the Saturday winners! They ended up calling an audible on the Cup pick though. NFL Week 3 discussion and Fantasy Football talk lead into Josh's Sim Segment and show close.
Phil and Josh get into championship discussions for IndyCar at Laguna Seca and NASCAR with a Bristol tripleheader regarding said playoffs. The guys go over Colton Herta's domination at Herta's House while Alex Palou got one step closer to his first IndyCar title. They cover all the title combatants along with outstanding performances throughout the field.
Bristol meant the cutoff for Cup and Trucks which saw Larson win again and Chandler Smith takes his first Truck win. The most interesting finish though was in XFinity with AJ Allmendinger getting destroyed but still winning the regular-season title over Austin Cindric.
The GSP Roundup covers MotoGP/Moto2 at Misano, Indy Lights at Laguna, F2/F3 preview at Sochi, and WSBK at Catalunya and Jerez. Phil and Josh preview the Russian GP and whether Max Verstappen will continue his dominance or can Lewis Hamilton respond in the tight world driver's championship battle. They also cover the IndyCar finale at the historic Grand Prix of Long Beach and whether anyone has a chance to pass Alex Palou for the title along with race win contenders. NASCAR races at Las Vegas with another triple-header with picks and previews.
The guys cover their NFL teams and fantasy football which is much better for the duo before Josh's Sim Segment and the show close.
Phil and Josh return for Episode 78 of the GSP to cover all things motorsports and NFL! The guys recap Daniel Ricciardo's first F1 victory in over 3.5 years at Monza along with McLaren's first 1-2 finish since 2010. They also cover the incident(s) between Verstappen and Hamilton which saw MV33 park his car on Lewis' head. Phil and Josh cover other takeaways as the teams get a week off before Putindrome.
IndyCar at Portland provided great drama but Alex Palou came through with his third victory of the 2021 season while his closest competitors watched their gaps grow to the Chip Ganassi Racing star. O'Ward, Newgarden and Dixon are still within striking distance but there's only two races to go in the IndyCar season. Can any of them catch up to make the Long Beach Grand Prix even more dramatic?
NASCAR Cup saw MTJ get another short track win at Richmond, which ended up being a JGR benefit. On the flip side, Kurt Busch wrecked early on Saturday night and is in a tie with Alex Bowman for the cutoff spot going into Bristol. The guys cover the playoff battle and what has to happen for advancement. Gagson wins his second consecutive XFinity race after announcing a new deal with JRM.
The Roundup covers MotoGP/Moto2 at Aragon along with a preview for Misano this weekend along with Indy Lights at Portland and a preview of Laguna Seca. IMSA at Laguna Seca, F2 at Monza, NHRA at Maple Grove and WSBK at Catalunya are also discussed before previews of IndyCar at Laguna and NASCAR at Bristol plus discussion of the 2022 Cup Series schedule and the Clash moving to the LA Coliseum.
Phil and Josh cover NFL Week 1 for their respective teams and the Fantasy Football side before Josh's Sim Segment and show close.
Tools reigned with Max Verstappen taking a dominant win on home soil as Formula 1 returned to Zandvoort for the first time since 1985 for the Dutch GP. The unique characteristics of the circuit after updates didn't really lead to much passing outside of Verstappen's teammate Sergio Perez coming from the back. Pierre Gasly stood out as the best of the midfield runners which Phil and Josh go over along with everything else that came from this race.
Dennis Hamlin finally stakes claim to a Cup win in 2021 and puts himself into the record books as one of only four drivers to win the Daytona 500 and Southern 500 three times. Phil and Josh cover the Cup Series playoff opener in detail along with Gagson winning somehow and Sheldon Creed going two for two to start the Truck Series playoffs at the track Too Tough to Tame.
The GSP Roundup covers F3/W Series at Zandvoort, MotoGP/Moto2 at Aragon, IMSA at Laguna Seca, Indy Lights at Portland, and F2 at Monza before previews of the Italian GP, IndyCar at Portland, NASCAR at Richmond, and NFL Week 1. The guys go over fantasy teams as well before Josh's Sim Segment and the show close.
Phil and Josh return for Episode 76 of the GSP to discuss whatever F1 did at Spa for the Belgian GP which saw them call a two-lap procession behind the pace car a race. George Russell's qualifying runs on Saturday basically locked in the second Mercedes seat along with his first podium while his BFF Lando Norris crashed out of possibly getting his first win. The guys go over the farcical events and how they could've handled things better. They also cover Kimi announcing his retirement from F1 after nearly 20 years in the sport.
In NASCAR news, YRB got his second consecutive victory and another superspeedway win at Daytona to take plenty of momentum into the playoffs. Tyler Reddick held on after a chaotic race to get the final playoff spot. Phil and Josh go over the racing that took place and other standouts including those who missed the playoffs. The Xfinity race saw another Kaulig Racing victory for Justin Haley as he prepares for a full-time Cup move in 2022. AJ Allmendinger also took over the regular-season points lead over Cindric. Silly Season discussion about Kurt Busch's move to 23XI and Xfinity news gets covered as well.
The Roundup covers MotoGP/Moto2 at Silverstone, F3/WSeries at Spa, Extreme E Arctic X-Prix, F3/WSeries at Zandvoort and DTM in Austria.
Phil and Josh preview and make picks for the first Dutch Grand Prix for F1 since 1985 and whether it will be anything other than the Max Verstappen GP. They also cover the NASCAR triple-header at Darlington including the Cup playoff opener at the Southern 500 along with picks. NFL coverage and Josh's Sim Segment also get their spot before the show close.
Phil and Josh return for Episode 75 of the GSP and initially discuss the loss of motorsports journalistic legend Robin Miller. The guys give their thoughts and memories of Miller while going over some of the best things that Robin brought to sport over 50+ years of involvement.
Miller would've had plenty to say about the IndyCar race at Gateway, which saw Josef Newgarden win and Pato O'Ward retake the points lead. Chip Ganassi Racing has a nightmare race and plenty more argy-bargy took place which brings up the issues of driving standards and respect among the competitors.
NASCAR Cup at Michigan was a Hendrick benefit till Young Ryan Blaney snuck through on a late restart to take his second win of 2021. AJ Allmendinger in XFinity at Michigan and Sheldon Creed in Trucks won with Allmendinger closing the gap on Cindric in the regular-season points while Creed won the Playoff opener for Trucks at Gateway.
A busy segment of the GSP Roundup goes over the 24 Hours of Le Mans, WSBK at Navarra, Indy Lights at Gateway, DTM at the Nurburgring, F3 & W Series at Spa, MotoGP/Moto2 at Silverstone, and Extreme E in Greenland.
Phil and Josh preview the return of Formula 1 at the Belgian Grand Prix with a focus on Verstappen vs. Hamilton along with McLaren vs. Ferrari and the other key battles with picks. They also preview the Cup regular-season finale at Daytona in the Coke Zero 400 and XFinity with the Wawa 250. Regular football and FallBrawl Fantasy Football talk precede Josh's sim segment before we close for the week.
Phil and Josh return for Episode 74 of the Grip Strip Podcast talking about everything going on in motorsports. The guys go over the IndyCar race which saw Will Power win for the fifth time at the Indy road course along with all the other crazy events including Alex Palou blowing an engine closing the points battle up. Further discussion about the NASCAR races at the track takes place with analysis regarding the last few laps during the Verizon 200 between the curb issue and what took place between Briscoe and Hamlin.
The Roundup goes over the 24 Hours of Le Mans preview, Formula E at Berlin, MotoGP/Moto2 at Austria2, WRC Rally Belgium, WSBK at Navarra, and Indy Lights at Gateway. Phil and Josh preview the IndyCar/Truck races at Gateway along with the Cup/XFinity at Michigan. Further discussion about NFL with the guy's teams and fantasy preview with both Phil and Josh looking to win FallBrawl this year.
Josh lets us know where he's racing during the Sim Segment before we provide an outro.
Phil and Josh start Episode 73 of the GSP discussing the passing of motorsports announcing icon Bob Jenkins and what he meant to both of them as fans. The guys go over some of Bob's great calls over the years and his timeless style that resonated with so many people over Bob's legendary career.
Recaps of the Music City Grand Prix, which saw Marcus Ericcson win his second IndyCar race of 2021 after taking off earlier in the day along with the weekend at Watkins Glen for NASCAR are thoroughly fleshed out. The Roundup consists of MotoGP talk with Valentino Rossi announcing his retirement along with Styrian/Austrian GP coverage, IMSA at Road America, DTM at Zolder, World Superbikes, plus upcoming events on the horizon.
Phil and Josh spend some time to go over their respective NFL teams since the preseason starts officially this week and key position battles to look at for them before they discuss fantasy football with the FallBrawl league drafting in just over a week's time. Josh discusses his recent win at the old Phoenix International Raceway in an IndyCar along with other exploits on iRacing plus covering the release of NASCAR 21 before the show close.