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An Interview with Santino Ferrucci + Portland Recap

This week we talk with Dale Coyne Racing driver, Santino Ferrucci for the first half of the episode. We discuss: His weekend in Portland How he likes his car to feel while driving on track How he stays sharp in the off-season 2019 plans and more! After Santino we recap: The awesome weekend at Portland International Raceway Discuss Colton Herta and Pato O'Ward racing for Harding Racing at Sonoma Fernando Alonso updates and the likelihood of him in an IndyCar next year after his test at...


Gateway Recap and Previewing the Return to Portland

In this week's episode, Mike, Jess & Matt recap a great weekend at Gateway Motorsports Park including discussing some highs and lows from the weekend. IndyCar's anticipated return to Portland International Raceway is previewed, Mike tries to stump Jess in Matt in the week's "Stump the Hosts", we answer numerous fan questions ( thank you to every fan who submitted!) and we discuss more silly season topics -- Juncos Racing expansion, Pato O'Wards future, Dragonspeed Racing, Dreyer and...


SPECIAL RELEASE: Live Show from Gateway Motorsports Park Featuring Pato O'Ward and Al Unser Jr

At Gateway Motorsports Park this past weekend, Mike and Jess conducted a live show in the IndyCar fan village. It features an interview with Indy Lights points leader Pato O'Ward, some predictions and discussions about the IndyCar season so far, and we close out with an interview with the legend Al Unser Jr !


Get Well Wickens + Gateway preview

GetWellWickens - This week we give all of our well wishes to Robert Wickens and his family as he recovers from his accident at Pocono Raceway this past weekend. We speak about the race itself before discussing some more silly season topics as the schedule is nearing completion for 2019. Some driver news from Team Penske, new IndyCar villain Santino Ferruci and the great news that both Chevrolet and Honda are willing to add more engines to their programs starting in 2019! Please tune in to...


Pocono Preview + More Insanity Season Discussions

This week we dive deep into the numerous silly season rumors and discussions that have popped up since last week. From Fernando Alonso, to Ganassi #10 car, to the Harding Racing/Andretti/McLaren partnership possibility, some more track and schedule rumors come up, we break it down and help you make sense of the chatter! We preview the ABC Supply Co 500 at Pocono Raceway, Jess tries to stump the host (hint: she only stumps one of Matt & Mike) and make some bold predictions for this weekends...


Episode 34 - Silly Season Insanity with Jim Ayello

This week, we're joined by IndyStar journalist Jim Ayello and we dive deep into everything that is "silly season" right now. From #Alonsomania to Scott Dixon to Pato O'Ward and the MRTI drivers! We discuss some thoughts on the potential 2019 + beyond schedule. We challenge Jim with some tough racing and non-racing questions. Stump the host Trivia question this week, thanks to Matt is a good one! Jim's insightful answers into all the potential driver/team/track changes that could be coming...


Episode 33 - What a Show at Mid-Ohio

Wow, even when there's no race this weekend coming up, the news keeps flying! This week Mike & Jess dive deep into how great Mid-Ohio was last weekend! We break down all of the insanity that is silly season talk (Scott Dixon, Penske, Pagenaud, McLaren, Fred) We talk about the new Road-to Indy 5 Year plan along with the disappointing news that Mazda will no longer be a part of it. We briefly discuss the introduction of the 2019 F1 front wing, the IndyCar licensing system in place starting...


Episode 32 - Jeremy Milless Interview + Mid-Ohio Preview

Jeremy Milless, Alexander Rossi's engineer, joins us for the first part of the episode. We discuss how his career as a race engineer began, his time with Josef Newgarden, the 2018 season, and what he sees in Alex since his career in IndyCar started. After Jeremy signed off, we discuss Mid-Ohio, Matt stumps Jess & Mike with a trivia question, more AlonsoMania! and more on our best episode to date!


Episode 31 - Racing on Ice in Toronto, Laguna Seca Return Thoughts!

This week Mike & Matt (Jess was on vacation) discuss how awesome Toronto race was, our grade for the Street racing was in this new aero kit era in 2018 now that we are done the street races this season. We go on to discuss Laguna Seca's return and its' implications for 2019 as the finale. We answer more fan questions (thank you for submitting them) , discuss Leigh Diffey's thoughts on Kimi Raikonnen to IndyCar idea, and preview the remaining 5 races of the season and our thoughts on how...


Episode 30 - Putting the Green/White Checkered Debate to an End

This week, we're joined by Kaaveh Akbari, who runs www.humansofracing.com! Kaaveh was a PR man for many years in the racing world, working with the likes of James Hinchcliffe! We discuss Iowa, debate how the race should/shouldnt end -- no overtime please! We break down some fan questions, wonder why Foyt Racing struggles more than usual at Iowa and preview Toronto before diving into more silly season rumors!


Episode 29- McLaren Discussion, An Iowa Preview and Liberty Media Interested in IndyCar Again

This week Mike, Jess, and Matt debate topics ranging from Conor Daly's future, Spencer Pigot's season, more McLaren-mania news, we discuss the rumor re-appearing that Liberty Media wants to buy IndyCar AND the Indianapolis Motorspeedway! Tune in, share your opinion on our social media, @Pitlaneparley! We'll be back next week with more discussion and an Iowa Speedway recap (and maybe a special guest!)


Episode 28 - Ed Jones Interview

Ed Jones of Chip Ganassi Racing joins the show this week! We talk about Ed's growth from his first to second year in IndyCar, his thoughts on how important the Mazda Road to Indy is, what it's like working along side of the legendary Scott Dixon, the differences between European and North American tracks, where would he like to see IndyCar go now that Phoenix won't be back on the schedule and more in this weeks episode!


Episode 27- Kristian Aleixo Joins the Show + Silly Season Discussion

This week we interview Kristian Aleixo, soon-to-be Pro Mazda driver. We talk about Kristians racing background and how he stays prepared while he is not in a car testing. Kristian then stays on the show to join us in discussing the flurry of silly season activity that has come up this week plus some discussion on Road America, a "stump the host" trivia question, and we debate a certain drivers title before we end the episode.


Episode 26 - Texas Recap & Looking Towards 2019

In this week's episode, Mike, Jess, and Matt are joined by @FauxWillPower, the man behind the legendary parody twitter account. We discuss Texas, what race should follow the Indy 500, whether Sage Karams potential has transferred over into talent (a hotly debated topic in the episode) and what race we believe should end the season each year. It's an episode full of debates and topics looking towards the future! This week we're lucky to be sponsored by @TurfMonkeyLawnCare and Shane Runion,...


Episode 25 - An Interview with Mike Hull

Welcome back! We talk to Mike Hull, managing director of Chip Ganassi racing for nearly an hour about many things past and present Indy Car racing. Where does Scott Dixon rank all-time? How has Ed Jones meshed with Ganassi racing so far? We discuss the direction of IndyCar currently, some achievements that Mr Hull is especially proud of during his illustrious racing career. This is a can't miss episode!


Episode 24 - Aaron Telitz Interview and Indy500 Recap

In this week's episode, we speak with Aaron Telitz about his season so far in Indy lights + his thoughts on IndyCar and the Indy500. We dive deep into the results of the 500 and the surrounding post race chatter as well. Now that May is over we look to the rest of the season, talk about the Detroit protesters and discuss some intriguing IndyCar news and rumors out there! Be sure to get your #InJayFryeWeTrust shirts while you can! Stump the hosts trivia question returns with Matt taking a...


Special Episode - Indy500 Preview Special

Indy 500 Preview Special! Jess and Mike chat about tomorrow's race and some other news before the big event! Special interview with James Davison follows the preview! Thanks to David Byrd and Lauren Stewart for helping set that up!


Episode 23- The Speedway Chooses Her Thirty-Three

Wow! What a weekend. Mike, Jess, and guest-host Matt discuss everything from qualifying weekend. In our longest episode to date, we deep-dive into all the drama and action from the past weekend and the aftermath during the week. We'll just leave it at that so you can enjoy the episode! Matt stumps us with a really difficult trivia question. Stay tuned this weekend! A special episode featuring a pesonal interview with the awesome James Davison, and media day interviews with the likes of...


Special Edition - Penske, Gannasi, and Rahal Team Press Conferences

Since we had some audio issues with the regularly scheduled episode. Here is audio from 3 different press conferences prior to the start of fast friday! 1) Team Penske 2) Team Ganassi 3) Team Rahal


Episode 22 - Practice Week at IMS Thoughts

Note: Sorry for the audio issue. It's been fixed so it wont happen again! Mike and Jess are joined by blogger, Mike Silver this week. We discuss everything Indianapolis Motor Speedway and 500 practice week. Plus another very surprising driver announcement! Some predictions are made for this weekends qualifying and we discuss Indy Lights and the Freedom 100! Stay tuned next week, we have Aaron Telitz joining us!