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The show of record for all things IndyCar. Kevin Lee is a part of both NBC Sports Network's IndyCar coverage and the IndyCar Radio Network, while Curt Cavin is now a VP at IndyCar after 30 years covering all things racing for the Indianapolis Star. Interviews with key members of the IndyCar community, and plenty of chances of listener questions and feedback.

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The show of record for all things IndyCar. Kevin Lee is a part of both NBC Sports Network's IndyCar coverage and the IndyCar Radio Network, while Curt Cavin is now a VP at IndyCar after 30 years covering all things racing for the Indianapolis Star. Interviews with key members of the IndyCar community, and plenty of chances of listener questions and feedback.

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English


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Kevin and Curt recap Hy-Vee IndyCar Weekend from Iowa and Preview Toronto!

7/16/2024
Tonight, on Trackside with Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin, they talk about this past weekend’s IndyCar doubleheader at the Iowa Speedway with Team Penske continuing their dominance, but it wasn’t “The King of Corn Country”, Josef Newgarden, however his two teammates were victorious. Scott McLaughlin won the Hy-Vee Homefront 250 Saturday night for his first career oval win, while Will Power won the Hy-Vee One Step 250 Sunday night for his first win in Iowa. They talk about how the racing was subpar, especially for the new hybrid system, and how the crowd looked along with some revisions going throughout the speedway. They even talk about the crowd for the concerts from Luke Combs, Eric Church, Kelsea Ballerini, and Post Malone. Later in the first hour of the show, Kevin talks to Curt about how he benefited from watching the race from pit exit at Iowa from the broadcast this past weekend. They also talk about the late TV channel change from the Saturday night to CNBC as the world reacted to the assassination attempt of former President, Donald Trump. To wrap up the first hour of the program, Kevin talks about some stats from the Iowa Speedway, previews the second hour of the show, including the Brickyard weekend on the return to the oval for the NASCAR Cup Series, and more racing at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park. To start the second hour of the show, Kevin and Curt go through questions on Twitter, starting with how the Indy NXT Championship could play out, weather affecting the streets of Toronto, Hailie Deegan in the Indy NXT paddock, and more questions with the hybrid system. Later in the second hour program, Kevin and Curt go through more Twitter questions, and talk more about Sting Ray Robb’s massive crash from Iowa and that he was cleared to return to racing this weekend at Toronto. They also provide some little silly season updates from Alexander Rossi and more. Then to wrap up another addition of the show, Kevin talks fast thoughts about Hunter McElrea making his debut this weekend in Toronto and Robert Wickens winning in the Michelin Pilot Challenge at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:26:12

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Curt and Kevin breakdown the close finish at Mid Ohio, the hyrbid engine, preview Iowa, and more!

7/10/2024
Tonight on a Wednesday edition of Trackside, Curt and Kevin recap an exciting race at Mid-Ohio. They also preview the HyVee IndyCar Weekend in Iowa. They talk about the new hybrid engine, but also how the cars will handle such a quck turn around between the two races. They talk about the repave, and how that will affect cars, and if it will make the racing better or worse. They also go into depth about how the hybrid will work on a short oval. Kevin believes the drivers won’t use the regen that much on the oval. They go into some of the plotlines of the Mid-Ohio race, including O’Ward’s drought of wins on-track. Later on, Curt and Kevin provide more analysis on the Mid-Ohio race, including Andretti Global’s performance, and how they felt about the weekend, as well as other teams. They talk about Christian Rasmussen’s season coming to an end, and if he will be back with Ed Carpenter next year. Kevin and Curt talk about David Malukas and how his injury is healing, and how hard Iowa will be for him. To round out the first hour, Kevin previews things to come in the second hour of the show. In the second hour of the show, Kevin and Curt head to the X Box to answer some listener questions. They talk about the benefit of having the hybrid engine in the car, and how it is appealing to car manufacturers. They talk about regen zones for the cars on the oval at Iowa, and the best place to regenerate. Curt and Kevin answer a question about new cars being introduced, and whether it matters to casual fans. Later in the second hour, Kevin talks about how everyone seems to think Kevin is in charge, and why commercial breaks happened when they did. Kevin talks about some of the things they missed on the broadcast, and the graphics for the hybrids deploying. Kevin also answers a question about the podium celebrations not making it to the TV broadcast. Kevin ends the show talking about what they missed, including the Brickyard 400 coming up next week. Kevin also talks about Ed Carpenter’s return to the ovals, and Katherine Legge racing for Dale Coyne at Iowa. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:25:03

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Curt and Kevin talk about Lundgaard Going to McLaren, Where Rossi Will Go, Hybrid Questions, and More!

7/2/2024
Tonight on Trackside, Curt and Kevin talk about Alexander Rossi being let go from Arrow McLaren and being replaced by Christian Lundgaard. Curt talks about how regularly McLaren shifts their drivers, and what this means for Rossi’s future in IndyCar. Kevin talks about the reason why this driver change came about, and how long this has been in the works. The two talk about Prema Racing, and if Rossi will end up there, and who his teammates could be. They are also considering going to Rahal. Kevin talks about getting hired vs getting hired with a big check behind you. Later in the the first hour of the show, Kevin and Curt talk about a funny tweet from Scott McLaughlin, and they go through every driver change at McLaren and why the drivers were changed. Kevin reads some tweets, and brings up some comments from drivers and fans about the move. They also talk about the possibility of Juri Vipps joining IndyCar. To round out the first hour, Kevin previews things to come in the second hour of the show. In the second hour of the show, Kevin talks about the upcoming race at Mid-Ohio and Ganassi’s dominance at the track. They talk about the new hybrid engine, and how much of a difference it will make in terms of the racing itself. Kevin talks about how fuel mileage effects the new hybrids, and what will change about pit strategy. Kevin talks about the practicality of a hybrid, and how it is more appealing than all electric, and how electric cars are fading in popularity. Later in the second hour, Kevin and Curt head to the X Box to answer more listener questions, mostly about the hybrid engine and what listeners are wondering about it. They also talk about the possibility of IndyCar racing at the Glen with IMSA, and COTA with NASCAR. They talk about the temperature at Honda, and the possibility of Honda pulling out of IndyCar, or continuing with the series. They also talk about if Ed Carpenter’s Team will get bought out by other charters due to lack of sponsorship. Kevin ends the show talking about IMSA silly season, and driver free agency in IMSA. He also talks about Robert Wickens testing a Formula E car. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:27:55

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Curt and Kevin Break Down Palou's Laguna Seca Win, Caution Flag Procedures, CNBC, and More!

6/25/2024
Tonight on Trackside, Curt and Kevin recap the exciting race at Laguna Seca on Sunday. Kevin talks about Alex Palou’s dominance, and how he thinks Palou would have won regardless of pit strategy. They talk about his challengers, including Colton Herta, and give their thoughts on tire choices during the race. Curt talks about how hard it is to race at Laguna Seca, and how drivers cannot afford to make a mistake. They talk about the most entertaining races of the season, and how exciting Laguna Seca was. Kevin and Curt delve into the controversy about the caution flags not getting thrown until Josef Newgarden made it to the pits late in the race, and how they could resolve that problem. Later in the the first hour of the show, Kevin and Curt head to the X Box to answer some listener questions. They talk about the hybrid engine and how it will change the reliability of the cars, and how Herta had to save fuel at the end of the race. They also talk about how to deal with cars pitting under caution and how to blend them out onto the track. To round out the first hour, Kevin previews items that will be talked about in the next hour of the show. In the second hour of the show, Kevin answers some more questions from listeners, and also about how IndyCar will handle the sheer amount of entries that will be part of the series in 2025. They talk about having cars get bumped every race or having guaranteed spots and then a few open spots up for grabs, or limiting how many cars a team can have. They also talk about the future of Theo Pourchaire in IndyCar later this season. They talk about Josef Newgarden and ovals, and if he is still a threat to win the championship, and if Palou can keep his championship lead through a long stretch of ovals. Kevin talks about scheduling the IndyCar race, and why IndyCar was put on CNBC. Later in the second hour, Kevin and Curt talk about John Force’s frightening funny-car crash on Sunday. Kevin reads a statement about Force’s status after his crash and talks about Force and who he is like as a person. Kevin and Curt talk about drivers they remember getting dumped so quickly in IndyCar, They talk about schedules and how NASCAR’s schedule will change IndyCar’s schedule, and Kevin in the portal for broadcasting. Kevin ends the show answering a few more listener questions, including the viability of racing Road Atlanta, and having 29 cars next year and what teams will cut back on their cars. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:29:03

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Curt and Kevin talk about Nolan Siegal to McLaren, the new Fox TV Deal, and more!

6/18/2024
Tonight on Trackside, Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee talk about the massive TV deal IndyCar landed with Fox Sports, and how every single race will be on Network TV. We also talk about Nolan Siegal taking over Theo Pourchaire’s seat. Kevin and Curt talks about how Siegel has talent, but he also has a budget behind him that can benefit McLaren, especially with his dad’s connections to Fortune 500 companies. Kevin talks about how business is important in motorsports, and Siegel’s connections are perfect for the team. Later in the the first hour of the show, Kevin and Curt talk about why McLaren has had such controversy with retaining drivers, and how easy it is to get fired in racing, and how drivers can make it difficult for teams to get rid of them. Kevin talks about the return of Agustin Canapino, and why he wasn’t ready for Road America. They also touch on Canapino admitting he did not handle the situation with Pourchaire correctly. To round out the first hour, Kevin heads to the Xbox to read some questions sent to him by listeners, including the musical chairs at McLaren. In the second hour of the show, Kevin and Curt delve more into the broadcasting schedule with Fox in 2025. They delve into how the 500 will be covered on Fox, and the fact that the season ends before the NFL starts. They talk about changes in the schedule, including moving race dates, and Thermal becoming a points race. Curt talks about how much clearer of a path Fox has for summer sports than NBC has, and the streaming component of the series. Indy NXT will also be on television, airing on FS1, which will build popularity for the series. Kevin also talks about the likelihood of his working for Fox next season. Later in the second hour, Kevin and Curt talk about how Kanaan played a role in helping David Malukas at McLaren and answered some information on if Texas would return to the schedule. Kevin talks about why the IndyCar schedule is essentially the same as last year. Kevin ends the show recapping what they missed during the rest of the show. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:26:45

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Curt and Kevin Talk About the XPEL Grand Prix, The Milwaukee Hybrid Test, and More!

6/11/2024
Tonight on Trackside, we recap Penske’s dominant performance at Road America, and what led to their success. We hear about the reason why Will Power’s celebration was so emotional in victory lane after his win, and the health problems his wife has had. They also talk about the likelihood of Power retiring after his contract expires, and why he is considering stepping away from racing in the future. They also talk about how the tires performed on the track, and how that led to different strategies during the race. They also talk about Newgarden running into the back of Colton Herta, which ruined Herta’s race, and Herta’s harsh comments on the officiating. Later in the the first hour of the show, Curt and Kevin provide a brief recap of Milwaukee testing, including David Malukas’ performance, and how the track handled. They also talk about the state of the Iowa track, and how messy the surface is after NASCAR had parts of it repaved. To round out the first hour, Kevin talks about the Le Mans broadcast, and Jackson Lee’s Michelin Pilot Challenge race that he ran over the weekend. He talks about the crowd and atmosphere there, and how the car performed for him. In the second hour of the show, Curt and Kevin delve into IndyCar hybrid testing with Eric Smith of IndyCar.com. Smith talks about the changes to the track since the last visit in 2015, and how pit road feels a lot better than it has in previous years. He talks about what the drivers used the session for, and their thoughts on the engine. They also talk about the amount of studying that will go into the new engines to get a leg-up over the competition. He also talks about David Malukas and his thoughts on the test. Later in the second hour, Kevin and Curt go more into detail about the race at Road America, and Agustin Canapino’s absence from the race. They also talk about Nolan Siegel filling in for Canapino at Road America, and how he performed, and the future for him in IndyCar. They also discuss Canapino and how sponsors view him. Kevin ends the show looking at some listener tweets, and a little more on the Milwaukee test. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:24:08

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Curt and Kevin recap the Detroit Grand Prix, On and Off Track Drama, and Remember Parnelli Jones

6/4/2024
Tonight on Trackside, we recap a crazy Detroit Grand Prix. Curt and Kevin recap the Grand Prix and talk about their reaction to it. They also talk about Kyle Larson’s waiver finally being granted by NASCAR, and controversy with Agustin Canapino and Theo Pourchaire. Kevin believes that racing is a financial business, and even if the track is not perfect, there is serious financial gain to be had from racing at this location. He believes that having one wreck-filled race a year is not all that bad for teams, and fans like chaos. Later in the the first hour of the show, Kevin and Curt talk about Scott Dixon. We hear about how Alex Palou’s season has not been as dominant as it had been in previous years, and now Scott Dixon is a challenger for the championship win. They talk about Scott Dixon approaching AJ Foyt’s win record, and if he can surpass it in his career. To round out the first hour, Kevin answers some listener questions, like lack of fans at oval races, Ed Carpenter swapping cars, and more. In the second hour of the show, Kevin and Curt talk about Flavor Flav, and his being Will Power’s hype man. Kevin recounts a story of Power at qualifying in Detroit, and how Flav made sure he was in the camera shot during an interview to promote his brand. We talk about Will Power’s comments during the race about race control and answer other listener questions. They also talk about David Malukas and what team he could come back and race for this season and next season, and Tom Blomqvist being removed from Meyer-Shank. They also talk about the conflict with Santino Ferrucci and Kyle Kirkwood. Later in the second hour, Kevin and Curt talk about the controversy with Agustin Canapino and Theo Pourchaire, and the threats Pourchaire received for crashing with Canapino during the race. We hear about IndyCar’s stance on the issue, what Canapino had to say, and how Juncos is taking the controversy, and how hard it would be to regulate these types of threats. Kevin ends the show paying homage to racing legend Parnelli Jones. It was announced that Jones passed during the show, and Kevin talks about his accomplishments, and we hear a statement from PJ Jones, Parnelli’s son. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:26:47

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Curt and Kevin Recap the 108th Running of the Indy 500!

5/28/2024
Tonight on Trackside, we recap a thrilling and historic Indianapolis 500! Curt and Kevin give all the details on Josef Newgarden’s second 500 win in a row, the last lap pass on Pato O’Ward, details you may have missed, and more! Kevin and Curt delve into the TV ratings, and what caused them to shoot up the way they did. They talk about the likelihood of moving the start time later, and how that wouldn’t be a good idea, and how accurate weather predictions were the day before the race. Later in the the first hour of the show, Kevin and Curt talk about how historically impressive it was for Josef to win two in a row, the first time since Helio Castroneves in 2002. They go over some historical stats to show how important the race was in the history of the 500, and how Newgarden is the first American to win back-to-back since Al Unser in 1970-71. They also hit on the fact that Dixon has led more Indy 500s than anyone. To round out the first hour, Kevin talks about Stewart-Haas shutting the doors of their NASCAR team. They talk about what may happen to the drivers on the team, and if Haas plans on leaving F1 and if Andretti will buy the F1 team to get on the grid. In the second hour of the show, Kevin and Curt talk about if the race was one of the best ever. Regardless, the fans were entertained. They talk about the red flags during the race last year, and how this year felt more natural and proper as the last part of the race had a long green flag stint. They talk about IndyCar drivers competing in NASCAR races, and the likelihood of more of these cross overs in the future. They also answer listener questions about why the race was so competitive and talk about Sting Ray Robb’s performance. Later in the second hour, Kevin and Curt talk about Kyle Larson, and how he believes he let everyone down. We hear about the tug of war between Larson’s NASCAR team and his IndyCar team. Larson has not received his waiver, and if he will come back next year to race after this year’s let down. Kevin and Curt end the show going over what they missed and answering listener questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:23:03

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Curt and Kevin recap Carb Day and preview the 108th Indianapolis 500!

5/24/2024
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Duration:00:42:28

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Curt and Kevin talk the Indy 500 forecast, who can realistically win on Sunday

5/23/2024
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Duration:00:43:02

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Curt and Kevin talk about Kyle Larson getting a waiver for NASCAR, talk to Kaylee Bryson, and more!

5/22/2024
Tonight on Trackside, we talk about Josef Newgarden and his stance in the racing world. Curt and Kevin talk about the star power of IndyCar drivers, and ratings for Qualifying and how good the streaming numbers were for Sunday. They talk about how easy it is to sit and watch qualifying now as opposed to how it used to be back in the 80s and 90s. Later in the the show, Kevin and Curt talk about NASCAR giving Kyle Larson a waiver if he cannot make it to the Coca-Cola 600. There is a rule that says that all drivers have to compete, but Larson may get a pass because of the 500 and because it would damage the look of the sport if they did not give him a waiver. They talk about Simon Pagenaud helping Scott McLaughlin, and how Dario Franchitti had to stop abruptly like Pagenaud too. Should Larson forgo his ride, would the league bend the rules and get Tony Kanaan behind the wheel? Is Nolan Siegel the only driver that could sub? Malukas said himself he wasn’t physically able to. Kevin and Curt end the show talking to Kaylee Bryson about her racing career in USAC. She talks about her mentors, and her first USAC feature win. She talks about coming up the ranks, and where she wants to go with her racing career. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:42:54

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Curt and Kevin Talk About Kyle Larson, Ken Griffey Jr. Driving the Pace Car, and more!

5/21/2024
Tonight on Trackside, Kevin and Curt are back in their regular locations, and are previewing the festivities of the upcoming Indy 500. They talk about the latest on the Kyle Larson situation, and the weather for the 500. They talk about the ratings bump that Larson brought to qualifying, and if Tony Kanaan will run test laps on Thursday. They also discuss whether Larson will get a waiver if he misses the Coca Cola 600, and where NASCAR would draw the line. They also go into detail about what would happen if Larson couldn’t race, and who would take his spot. Nolan Siegel is presented as an option for an alternate. Later in the the show, Kevin and Curt head to the X box to answer some listener questions, including questions about the pace car’s look, and the possibility of a Honda Pace car. Kevin talks about whether they will refer to Will Power as the points leader during the 500, and why IMS chose Ken Griffey Jr. to drive the pace car. Kevin talks about how cool it is to have Griffey driving the pace car, and Dale Coyne’s team expanding if possible. Kevin and Curt end the show going over what they missed about events going on during the weekend, including 500 picks. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:43:10

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Curt and Kevin live from the Burger Bash with Conor Daly, Ryan Hunter-Reay and more!

5/20/2024
Tonight on Trackside, it’s the Burger Bash! The show will be joined by plenty of drivers and personalities live off of Turn 1 at IMS. Conor Daly joins Curt and Kevin first, and talks about his month of May so far. Conor talks about Dreyer and Reinbold Racing, and how they could compete the whole season if they wanted to. James Hinchcliffe gives some analysis on practice today, and how good Penske cars are. Conor talks about 100 Days to Indy, and an odd question Kevin was asked about comparing Scott Dixon and Conor Daly. We also hear from Romain Grosjean, Agustín Canapino, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Santino Ferucci. Later in the the show, Kevin and Curt talk to the founders of Cluster Truck and talk to them about how Cluster Truck works. We also hear from some of the other donors to the Burger Bash. Kevin and Curt end the first hour talking about what will happen during the second hour of the show, including upcoming driver appearances. In the second hour, Sting Ray Robb joins the show to talk about some of the sponsors that made his ride at IMS possible, his upcoming marriage, and what he likes about Indiana. He talks about the porch parties he saw after the race around IMS, and how his month of May has been so far. He talks about some gremlins in the car, but also the confidence he has going into the 500. He sheds some light on the Ferrucci/Grosjean rivalry, and drama between Josef Newgarden and Scott McLaughlin. Kevin and Curt talk about Marcus Ericsson’s qualifying run, and the rationale behind having him go out with eight minutes left. Later in the second hour we hear more people from Cluster Truck, and how the company came to be. Kevin and Curt talk about how outstanding their burgers are. Kevin and Curt expand on the last row shootout conversation, and what stands out to them. Curt talks about Kyle Larson’s adaptability and how he mixed it up in traffic today. They also talk about how much we can figure out from the Monday practice, if anything. Kevin and Curt round out the show talking about what they liked about Burger Bash. Kevin gives thanks to key sponsors, and he and Dr. Lee talk about the purpose of the Burger Bash. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:25:29

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Kevin and Curt recap Fast Friday and preview Day 1 of Qualifying for the 108th Indy 500!

5/17/2024
Tonight, on Trackside with Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin, they talk about Team Penske’s dominance in today’s practice, with defending 500 champion, Josef Newgarden, putting together the best mock four-lap average of 234.063 mph while Colton Herta was the fastest overall on top of the pylon with 234.974 mph. They recap what happened to rookie Nolan Siegel’s airborne crash that took him out early in the day. They also talk about the new setup for Santino Ferruci and how well Penske and McLaren look as Ganassi seems to struggle. Later in the show, Kevin and Curt talk more about Kyle Larson during his time in practice so far in the 500, and his scenarios with his NASCAR schedule conflicting with their All-Star Race at North Wilkesboro and the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte. Then to wrap up another addition of the show, Kevin talks fast thoughts about the passing of Eddie Gossage, numerous engine changes, and the snake that met its unfortunate demise. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:42:41

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Curt and Kevin Talk about the 2nd Day of Practice, Preview Fast Friday, and More!

5/16/2024
Tonight on Trackside, Kevin and Curt talk about the second day of practice, and the first full day of practice. We hear highlights from the 2006 Indy 500, and its connection to Nolan Siegel. They go down the speed charts, and talk about no-toe speeds, and how they sometimes can be deceiving. Kevin talks about what he heard from teams, and why some teams don’t think using the qualifying sim today posed much benefit. Curt talks about how Kyle Larson is fairing at IMS, and if he is enjoying the experience or not, and the precarious position he is in. They compare Larson’s laps turned to other drivers and show how few laps he has run. They talk about the two crashes on track, and the fact that Marcus Ericsson will have to go to a backup car. Later in the the show, Kevin and Curt talk about the amount of practice time the teams have had so far. They answer questions about when drivers realize they are in trouble for bumping, and they talk about some of the drivers who may be concerned about their position. Kevin talks about how most teams do not want to be anywhere near 30th. They also answer a question about the extra boost only being used on Friday. Kevin and Curt round out the show previewing Fast Friday. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:42:50

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Curt and Kevin breakdown the first day of practice, who was fastest, on-track rivalries, and more!

5/15/2024
Tonight on Trackside, Curt and Kevin recap the three hour practice session that took place at IMS today. Curt talks about what happened today, including the sheer amount of yellow flags that happened today due to rain. Curt goes down the list and talks about who performed well in practice. Kevin and Curt talk about the bind that drivers and teams are in with the constant rain that is plaguing the first week of practice. Curt gives his thoughts on how comfortable Pato O’Ward feels, and how he thinks he will do during the race. Later in the the show, Kevin and Curt talk about the incident on track with Colton Herta and Christian Rasmussen in which Herta flipped Rasmussen off. They talk about which rookies stood out most during the race. They also go into detail about what you can expect tomorrow and how teams feel with the weather as rough as it has been. Kevin and Curt round out the show providing a schedule for tomorrow’s track activities, what the show will look like tomorrow, and more! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:42:42

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Kevin and Curt Talk About the Abbreviated First Day of Practice, Records Being Broken, and More!

5/14/2024
Tonight on Trackside, it is a rainy day! Only about 23 minutes of practice at IMS took place, and Kevin and Curt break everything down. They talk about qualifying speeds, and if there will be a new track record this year. Curt believes you may see a 2-lap average record being broken, but probably not a new track record. They break down the weather for the rest of the week. They talk about the rivalry between Santino Ferucci and Romain Grosjean, and how that will play out the rest of the month of May. Later in the the show, Kevin and Curt head to the X Box to answer some listener questions. They talk about IndyCar’s TV partner for next year, they also go through driver-by-driver and talk about how each of them did during the Sonsio Grand Prix. They also delve into Pato O’Ward’s performance, and the woes he has had with his team, and Colton Herta’s comments about Marcus Ericsson. Kevin and Curt round out the show talking about the schedule for tomorrow, what cars didn’t turn laps, and the status of Tony Kanaan on turning laps at the track in case Kyle Larson cannot compete due to a rain delay. Kevin also talks about the hybrid start date. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:42:51

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Curt and Kevin recap the Sonsio Grand Prix, talk about Bump Day, and more!

5/13/2024
Tonight on Trackside, Kevin and Curt get ready for preparation for the Indy 500 to kick into high gear. They start the show talking about the weather for tomorrow, and how it may affect on-track product tomorrow. They talk about Tony Kanaan, and his position as a reserve driver for Kyle Larson. They talk about Larson’s commitment, and his ability to race in all sorts of motorsports. They discuss what team could be bumped from the 500 this year. They also discuss Burger Bash, and how the Pacers being in the playoffs will affect the show. Later in the the show, Kevin and Curt talk about the Sonsio Grand Prix. They both talk about how they thought Alex Palou would dominate the race, which he did. They highlight how both Will Power and Christian Lundgaard thought Power had the better car, but Palou was just that impressive. They go into depth about Newgarden’s image in racing, and how the team can fix it. Kevin and Curt round out the show talking about what they missed earlier in the show, including 100 Days to Indy, and the weather for tomorrow at the track, and previews Beyond the Bricks. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:46:33

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Curt and Kevin recap Practice and Qualifying for the Sonsio Grand Prix!

5/10/2024
Tonight, on Trackside with Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin, Curt starts us off as Kevin finishes his play-by-play work on Peacock for the Indy NXT race, by recapping today’s qualifying for the Sonsio Grand Prix. Alex Palou earns pole as Christian Lundgaard completes the front row. Colton Herta and Lundgaard were fastest in their respective practice sessions. Curt even dives into some play-by-play action of his own as Jacob Abel goes back-to-back and wins the Indy NXT race at the Indianapolis road course! Curt talks about the misfortunes of some drivers for today such as Graham Rahal and Colton Herta. Later in the show, Kevin and Curt, Kevin joins us as he gets done with his call on the Indy NXT race. They recap the race with Jacob Abel’s second consecutive win and Jamie Chadwick earning her first podium in the series! They both talk about the driver's different tire strategy for qualifying and for tomorrow's race and who could be the biggest mover of the race, and if anyone could catch up to Alex Palou and Will Power. Then to wrap up another addition of the show, Curt and Kevin make their race predictions for tomorrow’s Sonsio Grand Prix. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:46:01

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Kevin and Curt talk about Theo Pourchaire Going to McLaren Full Time, Red Flag Rules, and More!

5/9/2024
Tonight, Kevin and Curt talk about the announcement of Théo Pourchaire replacing David Malukas full-time at Arrow McLaren. They talk about Pourchaire’s racing history, how he really didn’t have anything lined up this year until McLaren called, and the races he will compete in this year. They talk about how they think Pourchaire feels about his new position in IndyCar. Kevin talks about some new liveries on cars for the month of May, and some new sponsors. They also bring up the importance of long-term liveries. Later in the the show, Kevin and Curt talk about attendance expectations for the 500. They also talk about Marcus Ericsson on red flag policy during the 500. They also talk about the likelihood of the ban on the dragon movement being enforced. Kevin ends the segment answering listener questions. Kevin and Curt round out the show answering a few more twitter questions, including eliminating back markers, and the success of Indy NXT Champions and their success in going to IndyCar, and more talk on the mannequin falling from the bridge, including Georgina’s previous position on the bridge. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:46:30