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Hosted by Michael Shelton, The Checkered Flag Podcast is your go-to destination for all things NASCAR, including interviews featuring NASCAR Monster Energy & Xfinity Series superstars and their crew chiefs as well as legendary car owners, Hall of Famers and top NASCAR media personalities.

Hosted by Michael Shelton, The Checkered Flag Podcast is your go-to destination for all things NASCAR, including interviews featuring NASCAR Monster Energy & Xfinity Series superstars and their crew chiefs as well as legendary car owners, Hall of Famers and top NASCAR media personalities.
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Hosted by Michael Shelton, The Checkered Flag Podcast is your go-to destination for all things NASCAR, including interviews featuring NASCAR Monster Energy & Xfinity Series superstars and their crew chiefs as well as legendary car owners, Hall of Famers and top NASCAR media personalities.

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CFP Episode 18: Xfinity Driver Cole Custer and NC State alum Luke Lambert

6/14/2019
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On this week's episode, host Michael Shelton welcomes NASCAR Xfinity Series driver, Cole Custer, as he talks about contending for the series title again this season after finishing as the runner-up in the championship race last season. Shelton then speaks to Luke Lambert, the crew chief for the No. 8 Richard Childress Chevrolet driven by Daniel Hemric in the NASCAR Cup Series. Shelton talks to Lambert about how his experiences in the Wolfpack Motorsports program at North Carolina State...

Duration:00:24:48

CFP Episode 17: Bobby Labonte, Greg Biffle and Matt Tifft

6/7/2019
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On this week's episode, host Michael Shelton welcomes back NASCAR on FOX commentator and former NASCAR Cup champion Bobby Labonte to get his reaction to being elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2020 along with his former boss, Joe Gibbs, and former teammate Tony Stewart. In addition, Shelton shares his portion of a teleconference with former NASCAR Cup star Greg Biffle, who will be driving in his first NASCAR race in 3 years tonight in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Series Truck race at...

Duration:00:23:33

CFP Episode 16: Alex Bowman and a Charlotte recap

5/31/2019
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Host MIchael Shelton shares his experience of attending last weekend's Alsco 300 and Coca-Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, including soundbytes from NASCAR personalities including FOX's Darrell Waltrip, Xfinity Series Champion Tyler Reddick and 7-time NASCAR Cup Champion Jimmie Johnson. Shelton also welcomes Alex Bowman, the driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports in the NASCAR Cup Series as he hopes to finally earn that elusive first NASCAR Cup victory this...

Duration:00:21:51

CFP Episode 15: IndyCar's Will Power and Simon Pagenaud

5/31/2019
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In this week's edition, host Michael Shelton focuses on the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 taking place on Sunday, May 26 as he speaks with last year's Indy 500 winner and 2014 IndyCar Series Champion, Will Power, Shelton also welcomes this year's Indy 500 pole sitter and 2016 IndyCar Series Champion, Simon Pagenaud.

Duration:00:22:25

CFP Episode 14: Brett Moffitt and FOX's Bob Pockrass

5/17/2019
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This week, host MIchael Shelton is joined by Brett Moffitt, the reigning champions of the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, who talks about his journey from NASCAR Cup Rookie of the Year to a driver struggling to find a team and now a champion that is on the rise. Shelton also welcomes FOX Sports NASCAR Insider Bob Pockrass, who provides the latest news from NASCAR heading into this Saturday night's Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Duration:00:21:22

CFP Episode 13: Ryan Newman and Savanna Little

5/10/2019
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Host Michael Shelton is joined by NASCAR Cup driver Ryan Newman of Roush-Fenway Racing to discuss switching teams, why he voiced his concerns about the speed at Talladega and preparing for Saturday night's race at Kansas Speedway. Shelton also welcomes professional model turned road racer Savanna Little on her inspiring story of moving from posing in Victory Lane to being the driver celebrating a win. Little will be competing at the 18th Hyperfest at Virginia International Raceway on May...

Duration:00:21:46

CFP Special Edition: Dale Earnhardt Jr. at the NC Sports Hall of Fame

5/6/2019
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On this special edition of The Checkered Flag Podcast, Michael Shelton speaks exclusively with one of NASCAR's all-time great superstars, Dale Earnhardt Jr., prior to his induction into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame on Friday, May 3 at the Raleigh Convention Center.

Duration:00:16:28

CFP Episode 12: Xfinity driver Gray Gaulding and FOX's Alan Cavanna

5/3/2019
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On this week's Checkered Flag Podcast, host Michael Shelton welcomes 21-year NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Gray Gaulding, who is looking to parlay his career-best 2nd place finish at Talladega this past weekend into a $100,000 Dash 4 Cash victory bonus this Saturday at Dover. Shelton also speaks with NASCAR on FOX Reporter Alan Cavanna, who talks about NASCAR's return to single-car qualifying this weekend, Chevrolet's return to victory lane at Talladega last Sunday and why Kevin Harvick has...

Duration:00:22:18

CFP Episode 11: Austin Cindric and Justin Allgaier

4/26/2019
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This week, host Michael Shelton is joined two NASCAR Xfinity Series championship contenders, Austin Cindric and Justin Allgaier. They are two of four drivers eligible for a $100,000 "Dash 4 Cash" victory bonus this Saturday at the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Talladega. Don't forget to catch the Geico 500 NASCAR Cup race on Sunday on WRAZ FOX 50 and 620 The Ticket at 2 p.m.

Duration:00:21:24

The Checkered Flag Podcast: Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Hailie Deegan and The Last Great Colosseum

4/12/2019
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On this edition of The Checkered Flag Podcast, host Michael Shelton is joined by Ricky Stenhouse Jr., driver of the No. 17 Ford Mustang for Roush Fenway Racing, who talks about this past weekend at Texas in which he did TV commentary for a motorcross race in Houston in addition to racing in Fort Worth and also responds to some of his fellow drivers who have been critical of his racing style early in the season. In addition, Shelton is joined by 17-year old racing phenom Hailie Deegan, who...

Duration:00:22:49

The Checkered Flag Podcast: FOX's Mike Joy, MRN's Alex Hayden and Kyle Busch looks to continue his Richmond dominance

4/12/2019
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On this edition of The Checkered Flag Podcast, host Michael Shelton is joined by the lead race announcer for NASCAR on FOX, Mike Joy, as he shares his thoughts on his broadcast colleague, Darrell Waltrip, announcing his retirement from the booth as well as his thoughts on the NASCAR season thus far. In addition, Shelton welcomes Motor Racing Network Announcer Alex Hayden, who previews this Saturday night's Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway (7:30 p.m., WRAZ FOX 50 and 620 The Ticket) as...

Duration:00:20:36

The Checkered Flag Podcast: William Byron, FOX's Adam Alexander and the 2020 NASCAR schedule annoucement

3/29/2019
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On this edition of The Checkered Flag Podcast, host Michael Shelton is joined by 21-year old William Byron, driver of the No. 24 Chevrolet Camero for Hendrick Motorsports, who talks about driving for the number once made legendary by Jeff Gordon as well as his progression under his new crew chief, 7-time NASCAR Cup winner Chad Knaus. In addition, Shelton is joined by Adam Alexander, a co-host for NASCAR RaceHub and the play-by-play voice for FOX's coverage of the NASCAR Xfinity Series, who...

Duration:00:23:48

The Checkered Flag Podcast: Paul Menard, Brehanna Daniels & Breanna O'Leary and Kyle Busch reaches 200 wins

3/22/2019
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On this edition of The Checkered Flag Podcast, host Michael Shelton is joined by Paul Menard, driver of the No. 21 Ford Mustang for Wood Brothers Racing, who talks about how important this Sunday's STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia is to him and the legendary Wood Brothers organization whose headquarters is located nearby in Stuart, VA. in honor of Women's History Month, Shelton also welcomes Brehanna Daniels and Breanna O'Leary, two tire changers who became the first female pit...

Duration:00:22:41

The Checkered Flag Podcast: Martin Truex Jr., the 2020 NASCAR Hall of Fame nominees and Kyle Busch seeks win No. 200

3/15/2019
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On this edition of The Checkered Flag Podcast, host Michael Shelton is joined by Martin Truex Jr., driver of the No. 19 Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing and the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Champion, who talks about moving from a small racing operation to one of the premier organizations in the sport as well as his start to the 2019 season as he seeks to win at Auto Club Speedway in Southern California for the second straight year this weekend. Shelton also discusses the recently...

Duration:00:15:29

The Checkered Flag Podcast: Special Edition with NASCAR legend Tony Stewart

3/14/2019
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On this special edition of The Checkered Flag Podcast, host Michael Shelton is joined by Tony Stewart, 3-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Champion, co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing and a nominee for the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2020. Stewart speaks his mind on a variety of topics, including his induction into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America earlier this week as well as how he feels Stewart-Haas Racing is faring early in the 2019 NASCAR season with the new rules package for the...

Duration:00:20:06

The Checkered Flag Podcast: Erik Jones, NASCAR on FOX's Jamie Little, a Vegas review and a Phoenix preview

3/8/2019
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On this edition of The Checkered Flag Podcast, host Michael Shelton is joined by Erik Jones, driver of the No. 20 Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing, who talks about his dustup with Ricky Stenhouse Jr. during last weekend's race in Las Vegas, what it's like being on a team with 3 fellow NASCAR superstars and his goals for his third year in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. In addition, NASCAR on FOX pit reporter Jamie Little joins the Checkered Flag Podcast to share her insight on how...

Duration:00:20:46

The Checkered Flag Podcast: Former NASCAR champion and FOX analyst Bobby Labonte and NASCAR Cup rookie Daniel Hemric

3/1/2019
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On this edition of The Checkered Flag Podcast, host Michael Shelton is joined by NASCAR on FOX analyst Bobby Labonte, the only driver to win both the Xfinity Series (1991) and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup (2000) championships. Lebonte shares his experience of adjusting to rule changes in NASCAR as well his current racing adventures in Europe. Daniel Hemric, who drives the No. 8 Chevrolet Camero for Richard Childress Racing, also joins the Checkered Flag Podcast to share his thoughts on his...

Duration:00:20:40

The Checkered Flag Podcast: FOX NASCAR Raceday host Kaitlyn Vincie and the debut of "New Rules" this weekend at Atlanta

2/22/2019
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On this edition of The Checkered Flag Podcast, host Michael Shelton is joined by Kaitlyn Vincie, reporter and host for NASCAR RaceDay and NASCAR Race Hub on FOX and FS1, who discusses what is happening in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup garages as preparations for this weekend's race in Atlanta as well as a record that could be set this weekend by Kyle Busch. Shelton also recaps the Daytona 500 and also previews this weekend's Folds of Honor Quick Trip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, which will...

Duration:00:14:18

The Checkered Flag Podcast: Clint Bowyer, FOX's Matt Yocum and a Daytona 500 preview

2/15/2019
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On this edition, Michael Shelton is joined by Monster Energy NASCAR Cup driver Clint Bowyer as he talks about driving the new No. 14 Ford Mustang for Stewart-Haas Racing and how he is looking to follow-up last year's impressive run to the playoffs with a victory in the Daytona 500 on Sunday. In addition, NASCAR on FOX pit reporter Matt Yocum shares how crew chiefs and their teams are adjusting to the new rules for the Monster Energy cars as well as which drivers may work together in Sunday's...

Duration:00:20:51

The Checkered Flag Podcast: Xfinity Champ Tyler Reddick, FOX's Larry McReynolds and NASCAR's major changes for 2019

2/15/2019
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On this very first edition of The Checkered Flag Podcast, host Michael Shelton is joined by reigning NASCAR Xfinity Series Champion Tyler Reddick, who talks about switching to Richard Childress Racing as well as attempting to qualify for his first Daytona 500. In addition, Shelton welcomes NASCAR on FOX analyst Larry McReynolds, who shares his thoughts on what it was like to lead Dale Earnhardt Sr. to victory 20 years ago in the Daytona 500 as his crew chief. Also, Shelton previews the 2019...

Duration:00:20:43