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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

Autoweek Spooktacular 2: Duel (1971) review, Christine review, Car horror stories

10/19/2018
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On this episode of the Autoweek Podcast, host Rory Carroll is joined by Natalie Neff, Graham Kozak and Wesley Wren to reboot the popular “Spooktacular” episode. In the second “Spooktacular,” the gang reviews the 1971 Steven Spielberg classic “Duel” and John Carpenter’s 1983 adaptation of Stephen King’s “Christine.” Starting with “Duel,” Graham guides listeners through a review that covers the entire film and talks about why it works as a scary car-related movie. At the end of the review, the...

Duration:01:08:58

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ review, Rennsport Reunion VI, Russian GP and Cadillac returns to Michigan

10/5/2018
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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 Formula 1 race in Sochi, Russia -- the Russian Grand Prix. The group talks about the team orders that put Lewis Hamilton in place to win the race and the fallout afterward. The group also talks about the growing problem of junior drivers in the series. Before that, Matt Weaver calls in to discuss the current state of NASCAR, the effect of the Roval and Tanner...

Duration:01:48:21

Empire Hill Climb, Bentley Bentayga review, Porsche 911 GT3, IndyCar Championship

9/21/2018
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On this episode of the Autoweek Podcast, host Rory Carroll talks with Mike Pryson, Jimmy Pelizzari and Wesley Wren about Scott Dixon clinching the IndyCar championship. Giving further insight, Bruce Martin calls in to talk about his thoughts on Dixon winning the championship, the race at Sonoma and analyzes the picks from earlier in the year. After Bruce hangs up, Jimmy, Wesley, Mike and Rory talk about Formula 1 at Singapore, Kimi Raikkonen’s switch to Sauber and Lewis Hamilton’s continued...

Duration:01:08:45

Porsche 911 Carrera T review, Monterey Car week, NASCAR at Darlington, F1 at Monza

9/7/2018
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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 the recent happenings in Formula 1, IndyCar, NASCAR and the NHRA. Calling in, Al Pearce guides Rory and crew through the Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington, its implications for the playoffs and how the NASCAR season could play out over the rest of the year. Al also talks about how he broke his arm. After Al hangs up, Mike and Wesley dive into the NHRA U.S Nationals...

Duration:01:39:26

Max Chilton interview, 2018 Woodward Dream Cruise and an Indycar update

8/24/2018
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On this episode of the Autoweek Podcast, host Rory Carroll talks with Mike Pryson, Wesley Wren and Jimmy Pelizzari about the latest news in racing. Bruce Martin calls in to update the crew on IndyCar -- namely, the looming Fernando Alonso decision and Robert Wickens’ crash at Pocono. Martin also brings the group up to speed with the current state of IndyCar. After Martin’s portion of the show, the group dissects Toyota’s recent loss at the hands of the scrutineers and the pitfalls of MSG...

Duration:01:30:02

2018 Detroit Grand Prix Special Interviews, Indy 500 and Monaco Grand Prix recap

6/1/2018
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On this special episode of the Autoweek Podcast, Robin Warner, Mike Pryson and Wesley Wren join host Rory Carroll to tackle the Indianapolis 500, the Monaco Grand Prix and the Coca-Cola 600. Rory also introduces a series of interviews held ahead of the Detroit Grand Prix that should give some insight into what the teams and the fans should expect during the races on Belle Isle. After the short motorsports section and brief introduction, Mike, Robin and Wesley interview Ed Carpenter Racing’s...

Duration:01:20:45

Jordan Taylor interview, Jimmy goes rally racing, Spanish GP and a Bentley Continental car review

5/18/2018
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On this episode of the Autoweek Podcast, host Rory Carroll guides Mike Pryson and Wesley Wren through the terrible Formula 1 race in Spain and Ford’s recent dominance in NASCAR. Before dissecting why the Spanish GP was bad, the team is joined by Jimmy Pelizzari by telephone to talk about his reconnaissance laps of the Southern Ohio Forest Rally. When Jimmy isn’t talking about F1 on the podcast, or doing his actual job at Autoweek, he races a Subaru 2.5RS in various stage rallies around the...

Duration:01:23:38

Tony Kanaan interview, F1 in Azerbaijan, NASCAR at Talladega and a Porsche 911 GT3 RS car review

5/4/2018
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On this episode of the Autoweek Podcast, host Rory Carroll is joined by guest Tony Kanaan to talk about Kanaan’s Indianapolis 500 win, his new line of wheels and his car collection. Before the interview, motorsports editor Mike Pryson, Jimmy Pelizzari and Robin Warner talk about the Formula 1 race in Baku and the NASCAR race in Talladega. The gang analyzes Lewis Hamilton’s victory, the Red Bull team’s crash and Valtteri Bottas’ tire puncture. After the motorsports section and the Kanaan...

Duration:01:32:49

Bahrain GP, Chinese GP, 2019 Corvette ZR1 Garage Beer Tournament and Met Pit Stop

4/20/2018
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On this episode of that Autoweek Podcast, host Rory Carroll dives into the Bahrain Grand Prix and the Chinese Grand Prix with Jimmy Pelizzari, Wesley Wren and Graham Kozak. The guys look at the Bahrain Grand Prix briefly and analyze the close racing as well as Kimi Raikkonen’s crew member’s mishap. It’s a similar story for the Chinese GP, except of course no crew members were injured. Later, Rory talks about his recent trip to the Long Beach Bubba burger Sports Car Grand Prix in Long Beach,...

Duration:01:01:15

ESPN almost ruins the Australian GP, project car updates, 2018 Ford Mustang introduction

4/6/2018
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On this episode of the Autoweek Podcast, host Rory Carroll talks about the Australian GP with Robin Warner, Jake Lingeman and Jimmy Pelizzari. The gang dives into ESPN’s bumbling of the race’s broadcast, its half-hearted attempt at a Twitter avatar and how Lewis Hamilton lost. Afterward, the guys talk about the start of the IndyCar season and how it might be more exciting to watch than F1. After the motorsports section, Wesley Wren joins the discussion about everyone’s project cars. Rory...

Duration:01:15:29

12 Hours of Sebring, Detroit Autorama car show review, Amelia Island and 2019 Ram 1500

3/23/2018
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On this episode of The Autoweek Podcast, host Rory Carroll talks with Steven Cole Smith about the 2018 12 Hours of Sebring, the Ferrari flip, Mazda’s future in IMSA and what teams are looking good early in the year. Afterwards, Robin Warner and Wesley Wren talk with Rory about Formula 1’s Barcelona testing sessions and what we can expect at from the F1’s first race of the season. After the motorsports section, Graham Kozak and Jake Lingeman join the table to talk about the 2018 Detroit...

Duration:01:18:21

IMSA racer Christina Nielsen, Lincoln Navigator SUV review and Infiniti Q60 car review

3/9/2018
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On this episode of the Autoweek Podcast, host Rory Carroll is joined in studio by IMSA racer and Wright Motorsports driver Christina Nielsen to talk about her switch to Porsche, the best airports in the country, being a woman in racing and her feelings about becoming immortalized by Lego. Also joining in on the interview are Graham Kozak, Mike Pryson and Natalie Neff. After the interview, Wesley Wren joins the group to talk about the 2018 Lincoln Navigator and the 2018 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport...

Duration:01:05:07

Historic stories from 50 years at the Daytona 500, Mini Ductor review and everyone's favorite tool

2/23/2018
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On this episode of the Autoweek Podcast, host Rory Carroll is joined by Mike Pryson, Graham Kozak and Jake Lingeman to talk about the Daytona 500 with NASCAR legend Al Pearce. Pearce has been to 50 Daytona 500s, 46 of which were reported to Autoweek magazine. Over his time, Pearce has gone from asking Richard Petty why he climbed through the door of his Plymouth to insider deep dives into the personalities of the sport. During the interview, Pearce talks about his first Daytona 500, how he...

Duration:01:16:36

Dan Gurney's life is celebrated, Rolex 24 discussion and Subaru WRX STI Type RA review

2/9/2018
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On this special episode of the Autoweek Podcast, host Rory Carroll talks with Mark Vaughn, Robin Warner and Mike Pryson about the late Dan Gurney. The show starts with Mark detailing Gurney’s early life in New York, his move to California and his inclusion in the Southern Californian hot rod scene of the late 1940s. From there, Mark takes us through his racing career, eventually reaching a seminal time in 1967 where Gurney cemented his legacy as one of the top drivers to ever climb behind...

Duration:01:30:07

2018 Detroit auto show hits, Danica Patrick's race at Daytona and a 2018 Kia Stinger review

1/26/2018
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On this episode of the Autoweek Podcast, host Rory Carroll joins Mike Pryson, Robin Warner and Graham Kozak to talk about the upcoming racing season. The group talks about Danica Patrick’s Daytona 500 return and what it means to racing as a whole. They also talk about the other race in Daytona -- the Rolex 24. They speculate about the expected heavy hitters and discuss Jackie Chan’s DC Racing team’s inclusion of the race. A quick look at Dan Gurney’s life is also mentioned, but expect a more...

Duration:00:53:00

Graham buys a 1948 Packard at Mecum, 2018 Dakar Rally and Robin reviews a Mercedes-AMG GT4

1/12/2018
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On this episode of the Autoweek Podcast, host Rory Carroll talks with Jimmy, Graham and Robin about the 2018 Dakar Rally and news from the Roar Before the 24 in Daytona. The gang discusses the history of the Dakar Rally and mentions that rally legend Sébastien Loeb still races this race. It should be noted this was recorded before Loeb crashed during the race. After Jimmy leaves, Wesley joins the discussion to talk about Graham’s latest financial burden -- a 1948 Packard. Graham bought the...

Duration:01:12:45

The Holiday special featuring Willy T. Ribbs: Listen to one of racing's living legends

12/24/2017
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On this episode of the Autoweek Podcast, Host Rory Carroll is alone in the studio to introduce a special treat -- an interview with Willy T. Ribbs. The accomplished racing driver talks about his life on and off the track. Tibbs spent time in various racing series, such as Trans Am, NASCAR, IndyCar to name a few. This interview was recorded during the early stages of Autoweek’s podcast, so ignore the format and interview recording quality and enjoy the life of one of racing’s underappreciated...

Duration:00:20:06

The Autoweek Awards explained, our 5 favorite cars from 2017 and the best cars we drove

12/15/2017
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In episode 17 of the Autoweek Podcast, Mike Pryson, Matt Weaver and Graham Kozak join host Rory Carroll to discuss the Autoweek Awards. The guys talk about the whys and wherefores behind all the awards coming to the next issue of Autoweek magazine. After the awards section, Executive Editor Natalie Neff and Wesley Wren join in to talk about what cars the staff would pick … if we did a Car of the Year. While Autoweek doesn’t do a traditional end-of-year award for a car, the group talks about...

Duration:01:12:37

Rory tells his Porsche 911 history, Thanksgiving preview and a Mercedes-AMG GT R car review,

12/1/2017
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On this episode of the Autoweek Podcast, host Rory Carroll leads a discussion with Graham Kozak, Jimmy Pelizzari and Wesley Wren about their various project cars languishing around the Midwest. Rory dives into the history of his Porsche 911 and its current state of disrepair. Jimmy talks about his 1974 Datsun 260Z, 1988 Mazda 323 GTX rally car and 2000 Subaru Impreza 2.5RS. Wesley tells us about his fleet of seemingly absent cars: a 1954 Ford Crestline Victoria, 1959 Ford Fairlane 500...

Duration:01:09:48

2017 racing season review, Dodge Viper sendoff, Corvette ZR1 and a Genesis G90 drive review

11/17/2017
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In this episode of the Autoweek Podcast, host Rory Carroll, Mike Pryson, Graham Kozak and Jake Lingeman talk about the end of the racing season, NASCAR’s playoff season and Formula 1. The group also talks about the big names that won’t return to the track next year -- namely Dale Earnhardt Jr. After the motorsports section, the gang talks about the recent dune buggy ban in Texas and the Koenigsegg Agera RS top speed run. The legacy of the Dodge Viper is also discussed, along with notes about...

Duration:01:20:14