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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.

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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United States

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Kevin and Curt are joined by Scott McLaughlin, preview Bommarito Automotive Group 500

8/16/2022
Tonight on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin preview this weekend’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway. The two discuss the group of drivers that will run laps on Friday to help rub in a 2nd lane at the oval, as well as the schedule in motorsports leading up to the Saturday night race. Then, Kevin and Curt take a look at the championship standings with three races left and other contenders in Madison, Illinois. The conversation switches to Texas Motor Speedway...

Duration:01:26:20

Kevin and Curt discuss chaotic Music City GP, Felix Rosenqvist, IndyCar Championship Standings

8/9/2022
Tonight on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin discuss a wild and chaotic Big Machine Music City GP in Nashville. Is the course in Nashville too much, or just the right amount of chaos? Kevin and Curt discuss a number of collisions and the conversation around the road circuit, then they discuss the idea of different start times to maximize viewership and get out of the heat. To round out the Music City conversation Kevin and Curt offer stats to show just how special Scott Dixon’s career...

Duration:01:25:38

Kevin and Curt recap Gallagher GP, weekend at IMS and Silly Season reports

8/2/2022
Tonight on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin discuss the Gallagher Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Alexander Rossi gets another win before heading to Arrow McLaren SP next season. Kevin and Curt discuss how Colton Herta should have won the race but had car issues, as well as what happened to the pole sitter Felix Rosenqvist. Christian Lundgaard gets his first podium in IndyCar for a bright spot in the season for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. Kevin and Curt talk about the...

Duration:01:25:18

Kevin and Curt discuss Gallagher Grand Prix qualifying, Chip Ganassi Racing struggles

7/29/2022
Tonight on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin open the show with qualifying for the Gallagher Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. They touch on how Josef Newgarden is feeling on Friday less than a week after his crash. Kevin and Curt discuss the struggles of Chip Ganassi Racing in qualifying and Scott Dixon’s comments. Our News of the Day, brought to you by the Indianapolis Speedrome and Circle City Raceway, is that the IMSA sports car championship is returning to Indianapolis Motor...

Duration:00:55:22

Kevin and Curt discuss Callum Illot signing with Juncos Hollinger Racing, Alex Palou updates, NBC Sports’ Nate Ryan joins the show

7/28/2022
Tonight on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin open the show with Josef Newgarden being cleared for racing this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Then, they get right to our News of the Day, brought to you by the Indianapolis Speedrome and Circle City Raceway, that Callum Ilott signed a long-term contract with Juncos Hollinger Racing. Kevin bounces around Prime 47 at a domestic violence fundraiser packed with drivers racing this weekend speaking to Sheldon Creed who will drive a...

Duration:00:51:53

Kevin and Curt discuss Chip Ganassi Racing suing Alex Palou, Josef Newgarden's status in the No. 2 car

7/27/2022
Tonight on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin continue discussing the upcoming weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the big off-track news that Chip Ganassi is suing Alex Palou. They discuss the likelihood that Palou is in the No. 10 car next season and what’s in his best interest as a driver next year. How much do Palou’s actions have to do with the possibility that he might be in the running for a Formula 1 seat at McLaren? Kevin and Curt once again touch on Devlin DeFrancesco’s...

Duration:00:53:52

Kevin and Curt talk latest Silly Season reports, continue to recap the Iowa doubleheader

7/26/2022
Tonight on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin speculate about the Racer.com report that Devlin DeFrancesco might be out of the number 29 car for Andretti Autosport at season's end, and the possibility for either Rinus VeeKay or David Malukas to race for either Andretti Autosport next year. They discuss new theories on the Alex Palou saga and talk about the number 10 car, including other names that could make their way into the mix with either Ganassi or Andretti. Our News of the Day,...

Duration:00:53:56

Kevin and Curt discuss Hy-Vee Iowa doubleheader, Josef Newgarden

7/25/2022
Tonight on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin recap the Hy-Vee Doubleheader at Iowa Speedway, with wins by Josef Newgarden and Pato O’Ward. They give the latest on Newgarden, who crashed while leading Sunday, and later collapsed and was transferred to a Des Moines hospital. They discuss his standby replacement for this weekend’s race on the IMS road course, Santino Ferrucci, and what the Connecticut native could bring to Team Penske. Kevin and Curt also speculate about other drivers that...

Duration:00:53:45

Kevin and Curt recap Honda Indy Toronto, talk about the continuing Alex Palou saga

7/20/2022
Tonight on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin look back on last weekend’s Toronto race, won by Scott Dixon. They discuss the Ice Man’s legendary career and longevity, after he tied Mario Andretti for second-most IndyCar wins and captured a victory for the 18th straight season. Kevin and Curt talk about the championship race, and if Dixon can win his seventh title. They talk about what to expect for Iowa, including how Chip Ganassi Racing struggled at an earlier test. They continue to talk...

Duration:01:25:17

Kevin and Curt break down Alex Palou’s stunning tweets and his move to McLaren

7/12/2022
Tonight on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin open the show by informing how to watch this weekend’s IndyCar race at Toronto on Peacock. Midway through the first segment (at 20:13), we learn that Alex Palou is leaving Chip Ganassi Racing at the end of the season and moving to McLaren. They discuss Palou’s stunning tweets that he will not be returning to CGR despite a press release earlier Tuesday stating his option had been picked up for 2023. Kevin and Curt speculate on which series Palou...

Duration:01:25:45

Kevin and Curt recap drama-filled Mid-Ohio race

7/5/2022
Tonight on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin discuss Sunday’s IndyCar race at Mid-Ohio, won by Scott McLaughlin in a battle with Alex Palou. They discuss the reliability issues for Arrow McLaren SP, with polesitter Pato O’Ward and teammate Felix Rosenqvist retiring early due to mechanical issues, and the decision by race control to wait to throw a caution. Kevin and Curt discuss the fireworks among multiple Andretti Autosport drivers, especially Romain Grosjean and Alexander Rossi, and...

Duration:01:25:21

Kevin and Curt preview Mid-Ohio, chat with Indy Lights star Benjamin Pedersen

6/28/2022
Tonight on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin preview IndyCar’s return to action Sunday at Mid-Ohio. They chat about recent Silly Season news and rumors, including Felix Rosenqvist returning to McLaren in 2023, either in IndyCar or Formula E. They discuss if a Chip Ganassi Racing driver could be on the move, and also talk about the swirling rumors surrounding Tatiana Calderon with sponsor Rokit falling behind on payments to A.J. Foyt Racing. They take listener questions, including about a...

Duration:01:26:03

Kevin and Sam break down the first half of the IndyCar season, talk to Nolan Siegel and Dakota Dickerson

6/21/2022
Tonight on Trackside, Kevin Lee is joined by producer Sam Rumpza to assess the IndyCar season at the halfway point. They take stock of which teams have been impressive, and which still have work to do, including a stellar first half from Marcus Ericsson and a disappointing run from Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. They look back at A.J. Foyt’s final IndyCar win, which came 41 years ago Tuesday in a unique race at Pocono. Kevin discusses Jimmie Johnson’s comments on his IndyCar future, and...

Duration:01:26:16

Kevin and Curt recap Josef Newgarden’s win at Road America

6/14/2022
Tonight on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin recap Sunday’s eventful race at Road America, won by Josef Newgarden, and talk about how the Team Penske star could go on a dominating run in July. They talk about the beauty of Road America, which is one of the most fan-friendly stops on the IndyCar schedule. Kevin and Curt break down the incidents that included championship contenders Alex Palou and Will Power, and Power’s issues with Devlin DeFrancesco. They discuss how Road America shuffled...

Duration:01:25:29

Kevin and Curt discuss final race on Belle Isle, look ahead to Road America

6/7/2022
Tonight on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin discuss Sunday’s thrilling Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix, the last on Belle Isle before a move downtown next year. They look back at the legacy of Belle Isle and some of the pros and cons with the event moving to downtown Detroit. They discuss the different strategies that went into play, including Will Power’s long stint on red tires at the end of the race as he held off Alexander Rossi, who started on reds and pitted early. They discuss...

Duration:01:25:07

Kevin and Curt recap 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500, talk to Marcus Ericsson’s engineer Brad Goldberg

5/31/2022
Tonight on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin are back with a two-hour show to break down the Indy 500 won by Marcus Ericsson of Chip Ganassi Racing. They discuss how Ericsson’s victory wasn’t that much of a surprise, and how some of the top contenders had their day ruined. Kevin and Curt talk about how Ericsson hung around all day and pulled away from Pato O’Ward and Felix Rosenqvist at the right time. They chat about the Swede’s dedication to racing, how he will represent IndyCar as the...

Duration:01:27:38

Trackside live from Carb Night Classic at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park

5/27/2022
Tonight on Trackside, Kevin Lee is live from the Carb Night Classic at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park. He’s joined by Andretti Autosport Indy Lights driver Christian Rasmussen to discuss how his season has gone so far. Homes For Our Troops CEO Tom Landwermeyer talks with Kevin about his company, which builds homes for veterans and is sponsoring J.R. Hildebrand’s ride in Sunday’s Indy 500. USF2000 star Michael d’Orlando joins the show to preview his race Friday night, and Indy Lights...

Duration:00:50:04

Kevin and Curt rank their tiers of Indy 500 competitors

5/26/2022
Thursday night on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin preview Sunday’s Indy 500, and which drivers they think have the best chance of drinking the milk in Victory Circle. They discuss how drivers prepare mentally for the race, some of the things they learned at Thursday’s Media Day, and which drivers they expect to lead the race early. Kevin and Curt rank drivers in tiers, from the favorites through the longshots. Later, Curt is joined by Tim May, who covered the race for the Columbus...

Duration:00:47:40

Kevin and Curt discuss race strategies for the Indy 500

5/25/2022
Wednesday night on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin discuss some of the favorites for Sunday's Indy 500. They talk about the race strategies they expect to unfold, and how tire wear could play more of a role in this year’s race. Kevin and Curt chat about how passing could be difficult, and that the race could look more like a road course race in terms of strategies. They discuss the wide open nature of the field, and how as many as 27 or 28 cars could be in contention for a top-7...

Duration:00:49:03

Kevin and Curt chat with J.R. Hildebrand, Brady Bacon

5/24/2022
On Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin give their thoughts on the new Indy 500 qualifying format, which saw a new pole-speed record. They discuss some of the surprises from qualifying, the crowd’s reaction to laps over 234 MPH, and what led to those fast laps. Kevin and Curt also break down the disappointing speeds from Team Penske as well as Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. We talk to A.J. Foyt Racing’s J.R. Hildebrand about his Month of May, and his sponsor, Homes For Our Troops. The 2011...

Duration:00:49:27