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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 recap Laguna Seca, look ahead to IndyCar season finale at Long Beach

9/21/2021
This week on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin look back at Colton Herta’s dominating victory at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. They discuss the championship battle heading into the season finale at Long Beach, in which Alex Palou holds a commanding lead over Pato O’Ward and Josef Newgarden. Later, Kevin and Curt talk about Romain Grosjean’s impressive charge to a podium finish at Laguna Seca and Alexander Rossi’s disappointing day after a lap two spin. In the second hour, the guys...

Duration:01:36:16

Kevin and Curt Recap Grand Prix of Portland

9/14/2021
Tonight on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin look back on the wild and unpredictable Grand Prix of Portland, in which Alex Palou earned his third win of the season and regained the lead in the point standings. The guys discuss the first lap incident where Palou was shuffled back to 16th and the confusion surrounding the reordering of the field after the first turn caution. They also debate what changes IndyCar could make to the start at Portland, which has seen a number of lap one...

Duration:01:25:08

Kevin and Curt preview the Grand Prix of Portland and chat with Indy Lights points leader David Malukas

9/7/2021
It’s race week once again, as IndyCar heads west for the Grand Prix of Portland, and Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee look ahead to the final three races of the 2021 season. They discuss the tight points race, with Pato O’Ward holding a narrow lead over Alex Palou, Josef Newgarden and Scott Dixon in the battle for the Astor Cup. They talk about new driver developments for this week, including Oliver Askew driving the third entry for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, and F2 star Callum Ilott, who will...

Duration:01:25:50

Kevin and Curt salute Robin Miller and discuss Silly Season

8/31/2021
Kevin and Curt remember our friend Robin Miller, who passed away last week at the age of 71. Kevin and Curt discuss Robin’s huge influence in Indianapolis over the past 50 years and his unique personality and generosity. Curt tells stories of his time at the IndyStar with Robin and Kevin looks back on his time working with Robin at WIBC in the mid-90s and how Grid Walks came to IndyCar TV broadcasts in 2011. They continue to break down Silly Season, including the Racer.com report that Romain...

Duration:01:25:24

Kevin and Curt look back on the Bommarito 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway

8/24/2021
This week on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin recap Saturday night’s IndyCar race at World Wide Technology Raceway outside of St. Louis, including how Josef Newgarden earned his 20th career win. They discuss the championship implications from the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 as Pato O’Ward took the lead in the standings after Alex Palou got caught up in a crash. Kevin and Curt look at Colton Herta’s half shaft issues which dashed his hopes of winning, and break down a pair of...

Duration:01:28:06

Kevin and Curt recap the wild Brickyard Triple-Header

8/17/2021
Kevin and Curt look back on the action-packed weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, including the controversial ending to the Verizon 200 at the Brickyard, and whether or not the Cup Series should return to the road course in 2022. The guys discuss the convergence of IndyCar and NASCAR at IMS with fans for the first time, and if the curbing issues were the fault of the track or the drivers. They recap Will Power’s first victory of the season, and what other first-time winners we can...

Duration:01:26:37

Kevin and Curt preview this weekend's events at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

8/13/2021
Tonight on Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee, Curt opens the show with the news of the day, and talking about qualification results Friday evening. Kevin joins the show to talk about the day Pato O’Ward had, and the top spot he earned. The discussion continues to other drivers and the varying level of experience seen on the track on Friday. Curt looks back on all the events on the track this afternoon, including the best practice times on Friday. Kevin breaks down what he saw during...

Duration:00:42:41

Kevin and Curt preview next week’s BC39 and this weekend’s Brickyard Triple-Header

8/12/2021
Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin give the rundown for this weekend’s triple-header at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, wish a happy 88th birthday to 1963 Indy 500 winner Parnelli Jones, and reveal how to watch Bob Jenkins’ memorial service next week. They talk about next week’s BC39 at the dirt track in the IMS infield, and the debate about whether NASCAR should race on the oval or road course at 16th and Georgetown. They talk about drivers to watch out for this weekend, including Austin Cindric,...

Duration:00:43:29

Kevin and Curt look ahead to the triple header weekend at IMS and discuss Silly Season

8/11/2021
Wednesday on Trackside, Kevin and Curt preview this weekend’s IndyCar/NASCAR triple header at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and catch up on listener questions. Questions include clarification about working on your car during a red flag, potential changes to the Nashville street circuit, logistics for the upcoming weekend at IMS, and a tidbit about Graham Rahal’s success. In the second segment, the guys discuss recent Silly Season rumors, including the potential for Simon Pagenaud to move...

Duration:00:43:16

Kevin and Curt on IndyCar’s huge ratings from Nashville and a final look back at the Music City Grand Prix

8/10/2021
Kevin and Curt continue to discuss the aftermath of the Music City Grand Prix, including record-high TV ratings, and which drivers had a strong weekend in Nashville. They discuss the cooperation between NASCAR, IndyCar and TV partners to maximize ratings, and changes that can be made next year to the Nashville street circuit. In the second segment, the guys look ahead to the triple-header weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and discuss scheduling news regarding sports cars at IMS and...

Duration:00:42:16

Kevin and Curt remember legendary broadcaster Bob Jenkins and recap the inaugural Music City Grand Prix

8/9/2021
Kevin and Curt remember our friend Bob Jenkins, the legendary racing broadcaster and former “Voice of the Indianapolis 500” who passed away Monday after a battle with brain cancer. The guys discuss Bob’s impact, both personally and professionally, and listen to some of his iconic calls from his long career in both IndyCar and NASCAR. Kevin and Curt recap the wild Music City Grand Prix and the energy surrounding the inaugural race on the streets of Nashville. In the second segment, they talk...

Duration:00:42:39

Kevin and Curt Preview the Music City Grand Prix And Discuss Juncos Holllinger Racing

8/3/2021
Tonight on Trackside, Kevin and Curt look ahead to this weekend’s much anticipated Music City Grand Prix in Nashville and where it ranks in most anticipated debut events. The guys talk about the logistics for track preparation for the street course and predict who they expect to perform well this weekend. In the second hour of the show, Kevin and Curt discuss the news that Juncos Hollinger Racing will join the NTT IndyCar Series full-time in 2022. They continue to talk about Silly Season,...

Duration:01:25:29

Kevin and Curt Discuss Silly Season Heating Up, Look Ahead to Music City Grand Prix

7/27/2021
Tonight on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin open the show discussing Helio Castroneves returning to INDYCAR full time for 2022 with Meyer Shank Racing. They look through possibilities of a second driver candidate for the team to race alongside Castroneves. Kevin details where MSR’s Jack Harvey could end up. Silly Season discussion continues as Kevin and Curt talk about potential drivers for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing and landing spots for Takuma Sato, Oliver Askew and Ryan...

Duration:01:25:45

Kevin and Curt talk to Paul Tracy and Kyle Kirkwood

7/20/2021
Kevin and Curt open the show with the big news of the day regarding IndyCar moving certain events to Peacock Premium, a streaming service. Kevin breaks down how this deal came about, and then Curt weighs in on the effect of the decision. They both agree that IndyCar has done a great job of making the sport accessible on multiple platforms. Next, Kevin looks ahead to the future and how streaming could become more common in the sport. After the break, they return to look forward to possible...

Duration:01:28:17

Kevin and Curt Preview the Upcoming Summer Schedule

7/14/2021
Tonight on Trackside, Kevin and Curt open the show talking about the status of the race in Toronto that has been canceled two years in a row. Kevin weigh in on the future of the event, and how these two years may impact the nature of the event moving forward. Next, they move on to the upcoming race in Nashville. Kevin previews the upcoming broadcast, and he goes through some stats on number of viewers for races that air on cable. The attention turns to Indianapolis and IMS, and they look...

Duration:01:25:24

Kevin and Curt look back on the Weekend at Mid-Ohio

7/6/2021
Tonight on Trackside, Kevin and Curt open the show by breaking down this past weekend at Mid-Ohio, and where IndyCar stands right now. They break down the fuel strategy of the race this weekend, and who was effected most. The two agree with each other that the race this weekend was more entertaining than previous years at Mid-Ohio. Kevin talks about the performance of Marcus Ericsson and the results starting to show his great performances. The two discuss how the championship may come down...

Duration:01:24:21

Dale Coyne Racing's Ryan Norman and Music City Grand Prix's COO Jason Rittenberry Join Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee On Trackside

6/29/2021
Tonight on Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee, they are joined by Dale Coyne Racing driver Ryan Norman to discuss his emotions heading into his first ever IndyCar race in his home state, details what happened at the end of his 2019 racing season in order to get to this moment, and describes the path he took in order to get to this point in his young driving career. Later in the show, the COO of the Music City Grand Prix in Jason Rittenberry joins Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee to describe the...

Duration:01:11:46

Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee Recap Road America

6/23/2021
On tonight's edition of Trackside hosts Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee broke down Alex Palou's second career win at Road America, the struggles for Team Penske in finishing races with the lead, looked ahead at Mid-Ohio, and races that still remain. Plus Curt and Kevin talk about the rise of success of Chip Ganassi and Arrow McLaren Racing. Kevin also discussed a conversation he had with Tony Kanaan about the impact of not having Roger Penske on the mic. Curt and Kevin talked about a better way to...

Duration:01:27:52

Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee Recap Detroit Races

6/15/2021
Tonight on Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee in hour number one, they tackle the big news of the day regarding Rinus VeeKey's cycling accident that took place earlier in the day, Curt identifies who he thought were winners this weekend (outside of Marcus Ericsson and Pato O'Ward), and discuss what they took away from the first race in Detroit. In hour number two, Curt and Kevin spend some time previewing the Road America race this weekend, updates you on what happened to Felix...

Duration:01:26:22

Kevin and Curt talk with Four Time Indy 500 Winner Helio Castroneves and Road America President Mike Kertcher

6/8/2021
On tonight's edition of Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee, four time Indy 500 Champion Helio Castroneves joined the show to talk about his historic win, what it meant to have fans in the stands, how he feels post victory, and what it was like to not have Rick Mears as his strategist for the first time. Also President and General Manager of Road America talked with Kevin about the race, their rules for fans and COVID restrictions, being able to enjoy the outdoors, having NASCAR take on...

Duration:01:29:53