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Welcome to the Autoweek Podcast –- the place to hear interviews with some legends of racing and car culture, as well as our takes on the latest news from the rest of the car world. In each episode, you'll hear host Rory Carroll join the rest of the Autoweek Staff to talk about the latest car and racing news, as well as hear reviews about some of the best cars on Earth.

Welcome to the Autoweek Podcast –- the place to hear interviews with some legends of racing and car culture, as well as our takes on the latest news from the rest of the car world. In each episode, you'll hear host Rory Carroll join the rest of the Autoweek Staff to talk about the latest car and racing news, as well as hear reviews about some of the best cars on Earth.
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Welcome to the Autoweek Podcast –- the place to hear interviews with some legends of racing and car culture, as well as our takes on the latest news from the rest of the car world. In each episode, you'll hear host Rory Carroll join the rest of the Autoweek Staff to talk about the latest car and racing news, as well as hear reviews about some of the best cars on Earth.

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Episodes

2020 Chevrolet Corvette revealed, Formula E in NYC and BMW M5

7/19/2019
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On this episode of the “Autoweek Podcast,” host Rory Carroll talks with Wesley Wren, Mike Pryson, Robin Warner, Jake Lingeman and Jimmy Pelizzari about the latest in car culture and racing. Kicking off the show, Rory, Wesley, Robin and Jake are joined by Autoweek’s Jeff Vettraino to talk about the new Chevrolet Corvette. The midengine 2020 Chevy Corvette is a huge departure from the Corvette tradition, considering the engine is now placed behind the passengers in a rear-midengine layout....

Duration:01:46:12

Why rally is great, a WRC explainer and a chat with Jeremy Hart

7/12/2019
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On this episode of the “Autoweek Podcast,” host Rory Carroll talks with Mike Pryson, Wesley Wren and Jimmy Pelizzari about something close to Jimmy’s heart: stage rally. On this special episode of the podcast, Jimmy talks about what got him obsessed with the relatively niche motorsport and what furthered his love for racing on gravel, dirt, snow and tarmac. Jimmy also dives into the steps you’ll take while racing and how to get to the top levels of American stage rally. Calling in with...

Duration:01:16:58

Acura NSX review, Mazda wins at Watkins Glen, Jake races Lemons and Hot Wheels Legends tour

7/5/2019
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On this episode of the “Autoweek Podcast,” host Rory Carroll welcomes Wesley Wren, Graham Kozak, Jake Lingeman and Natalie Neff to talk about the latest in motorsport and car culture. Kicking off the show, Natalie dives into her experience judging the recent Hot Wheels Legends Tour stop in Dearborn, Michigan. Rory, Natalie and Wesley discuss the types of cars present, and Natalie goes into detail about what she was looking for as a judge. Afterward, Jake talks about his trip to the Lemons...

Duration:01:35:25

Cars in Corktown, BMW M4 CS and Mike experiences the NHRA

6/28/2019
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On this episode of the “Autoweek Podcast,” host Rory Carroll joins Mike Pryson, Jimmy Pelizzari, Jake Lingeman, Wesley Wren and Graham Kozak to talk about Mike’s recent trip to Norwalk, Ohio, to experience an NHRA event in person. Mike talks about the access available to fans, what it feels like to see two nitro-burning dragsters launch and the unbelievably low cost of ice cream. After Pryson wraps up his NHRA thoughts, the gang talks about Autoweek’s recent Cars in Corktown event. The event...

Duration:01:03:41

Peter Hughes at Le Mans, Hot Wheels Legends and remembering Davey G. Johnson

6/21/2019
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On this episode of the “Autoweek Podcast,” host Rory Carroll joins Wesley Wren and Mike Pryson in the studio to talk about the 2019 running of Le Mans. Since no one in the room was actually there, the guys have Peter Hughes call in to talk about his first trip to Circuit de la Sarthe for a 24-hour race. Peter spins a yarn about his experience and the sights he saw -- and explains how you can have fun at Le Mans through a VIP experience or just from running around with the masses. The group...

Duration:01:01:47

IndyCar at Texas, NASCAR at Michigan, F1 in Canada and a Le Mans preview

6/14/2019
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On this episode of the “Autoweek Podcast,” host Rory Carroll joins Mike Pryson, Jimmy Pelizzari and Wesley Wren to talk about the latest in motorsport. Joining the group on the phone is Matt Weaver, who was at both the IndyCar race in Texas and the NASCAR race in Michigan. After the IndyCar race’s exciting and controversial finish is discussed, the gang dives deep into the even more controversial Canadian GP. For those who didn’t watch the race, Sebastian Vettel finished first … but didn’t...

Duration:00:41:21

Graham judges at Auburn, Robin drives a Honda race car and Cadillac CT5-V is discussed

6/6/2019
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On this episode of the podcast, host Rory Carroll joins Graham Kozak, Wesley Wren and Jimmy Pelizzari in the studio to tackle the latest happenings in the car world. Kicking the show off, Graham talks about his recent trip to Auburn, Indiana for the AACA meet. He dives into the intricacies of judging cars for the club’s prestigious Zenith award. He also shows the varied nature of one of the AACA’s events. Following that, Jimmy dives into a short update on his Subaru rally machine and Wesley...

Duration:01:21:33

Detroit GP special: Rick Mears, Johnny O’Connell, Jordan Taylor, Graham Rahal, and more interviewed

5/31/2019
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On this star-studded episode of the “Autoweek Podcast,” host Rory Carroll is joined by the usual Autoweek co-hosts and no shortage of guests. On this episode, you’ll hear legends like Rick Mears and Johnny O’Connell talk about their history with Detroit. You’ll also hear from future legends like Jordan Taylor, Graham Rahal, Ed Jones and Jack Hawksworth, who all talk about racing, life and the upcoming Detroit Grand Prix. Aside from the interviews, Rory, Mike Pryson, Robin Warner and Wesley...

Duration:01:25:44

Indianapolis 500 special: Mario Andretti's life, Alonso's failure and more!

5/24/2019
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On this episode of the “Autoweek Podcast,” host Rory Carroll and the usual suspects -- Jimmy Pelizzari, Mike Pryson and Wesley Wren -- talk about the upcoming Indianapolis 500. Ahead of any race talk, Autoweek’s Peter Hughes calls in to chat about his recent cover story that details the life of Mario Andretti. Mostly, Hughes talks about the stories that didn’t make the magazine and what it’s like to talk with a living legend. Following Hughes, associate motorsports editor Matt Weaver calls...

Duration:00:56:30

Stephen Simpson interviewed, F1 Spanish GP, IMSA at Mid-Ohio and a Porsche 911 Speedster

5/17/2019
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On this episode of the “Autoweek Podcast,” host Rory Carroll joins Mike Pryson, Jimmy Pelizzari and Robin Warner to tackle the latest happenings on a race track. Producer Wesley Wren also chimes in with the new in-booth microphone to help keep the conversation flowing. Kicking things off, the team discusses the Spanish GP and its impact on the 2019 F1 season. The guys argue about Mercedes-AMG’s continued dominance and predict the rest of the F1 calendar. After the heated F1 debate, Jimmy...

Duration:01:13:43

American Flat Track analyzed, Graham goes to a riding school and Michael Lock interviewed

5/10/2019
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On this episode of “The Autoweek Podcast,” host Rory Carroll guides the gang down the flattest motorcycle racing in the world: flat track racing. Joined on the phone by Steven Cole Smith, and in person by Jimmy Pelizzari, Wesley Wren and Graham Kozak, Carroll and crew take you into the sport’s changing scene. Smith explains pieces of his upcoming feature in Autoweek and gives listeners a good foundation of why flat track racing matters. Later in the show, Kozak explains his time at a flat...

Duration:01:14:11

Larry Dixon sues the NHRA, F1 Azerbaijan GP and Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro

5/3/2019
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On this episode of the Autoweek Podcast, host Rory Carroll joins Mike Pryson, Jimmy Pelizzari and Robin Warner to talk about the latest news in racing. Kicking off the show, Autoweek NHRA correspondent Susan Wade calls in to dive into the recent antitrust lawsuit filed by NHRA Top Fuel past champion Larry Dixon against the NHRA. The drama started with an expired certification sticker and a suspension, but will likely end in a courtroom. Wade also talks about Tony Schumacher’s absence from...

Duration:01:02:04

'Trading Paint’ starring John Travolta review

4/26/2019
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On this episode of “The Autoweek Podcast,” host Rory Carroll, Jake Lingeman and Wesley Wren give an honest assessment of John Travolta’s latest epic: “Trading Paint.” For those unaware of this movie (Ed note: I envy you), it’s a tale of turmoil and triumph on dirt short tracks in the Southern United States. Starring Travolta, Michael Madsen and Shania Twain, the movie tries to capture the romance and heart of dirt Late Model racing. Sadly, it misses the mark and might possibly be one of the...

Duration:00:47:29

The 1,000th Formula 1 race and the Long Beach Grand Prix

4/19/2019
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On this episode of the Autoweek Podcast, Host Rory Carroll joins Mike Pryson, Jimmy Pelizzari and Robin Warner to talk about the past week in racing. The group kicks the show off with the 1000th Formula 1 race: The Chinese GP. Rory and crew dive deeply into the race and discuss their favorite parts. The continued dominance from Mercedes-AMG is brought up, as well as the problems with Ferrari. More importantly, Autoweek’s Formula 1 correspondent, Joe Saward, calls in to talk about the 1,000th...

Duration:00:48:25

Jeep JL Wrangler Rubicon review, a reader’s question and TROG

4/12/2019
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On this episode, host Rory Carroll joins Graham Kozak and Wesley Wren to talk about what’s going on in the world of cars. West Coast editor Mark Vaughn helps kick off the show by calling in and talking about his experience at The Race of Gentlemen event in Santa Barbara, California. This latest TROG moves the cars from the sand to the streets -- and the valves to the cylinder head. Of course, flathead-powered cars were allowed, too, but for the first time overhead valve-powered hot rods...

Duration:00:46:01

Bahrain GP, Max Chilton interviewed and NASCAR season update

4/5/2019
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On this episode of the Autoweek Podcast, host Rory Carroll joins Mike Pryson, Wesley Wren and Jimmy Pelizzari to talk about a whole lot of racing. Tackling the NASCAR front, Matt Weaver calls in to talk about the state of the series and bring anyone up to speed who hasn’t been paying the closest attention to NASCAR this year. He also talks about the upcoming race schedule change and how it will affect certain tracks and the racing package as a whole. After Weaver leaves, Rory receives...

Duration:00:52:08

2019 Australian GP, WEC and IMSA at Sebring and Audi E-Tron

3/22/2019
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On this episode of the Autoweek Podcast, host Rory Carroll joins Mike Pryson, Jimmy Pelizzari and Robin Warner to talk about the start of the Formula 1 season. The gang dives into a discussion about the dominance of Mercedes, the struggles of Renault and the flop of Ferrari. The team also champions the Red Bull switch to Honda power and talks about the regulation changes made ahead of the 2019 season. Aside from F1, the guys dissect the World Endurance Championship and IMSA race at Sebring...

Duration:01:28:44

Detroit Autorama LIVE, a look into Ridler judging, Joe Amato interview

3/8/2019
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On this episode of the Autoweek Podcast, host Rory Carroll is joined by Graham Kozak and Wesley Wren at the Detroit Autorama live on the show floor. Responsible for judging the multi-million dollar Ridler contenders Butch Patrico, the co-chair of the Autorama and the president of the Michigan Hot Rod Association, gives insight into judging a Ridler winning car. Patrico also talks about the Great 8 Finalists, the evolution of the Autorama and what it’s like to win the Ridler for the owner of...

Duration:01:20:41

Daytona 500 analysis, Autoweek Trivia game questions and a McLaren 600LT review

2/22/2019
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On this episode of the Autoweek Podcast, host Rory Carroll joins Mike Pryson and Wesley Wren to talk about the 2019 Daytona 500. Adding to the mix, NASCAR enthusiast and Autoweek motorsports reporter Matt Weaver calls in to talk about what we learned from this year’s race. The guys dive into the implications -- or lack thereof -- of the race results and throw away their tinfoil hats as conspiracy theories are debunked. Friend of the show Killer Mike’s driver’s meeting is also a point of...

Duration:01:03:05

NASCAR season and Daytona 500 preview, NHRA shakeup, Grand National Roadster Show results

2/8/2019
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On this episode of the Autoweek Podcast, host Rory Carroll joins Mike Pryson, Jimmy Pelizzari and Wesley Wren to dive into the upcoming NASCAR kickoff race at Daytona. Joining the group by phone, Al Pearce chimes in with his extensive knowledge of the series as well as his predictions of the upcoming race. The gang tries to tackle the changing rules headed for the 2019 NASCAR season. Afterward, the group discusses the constantly evolving NHRA landscape ahead of its first race in Pomona,...

Duration:00:55:33