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Podcast: Cliff Daniels on Becoming Cup Champion, Working With GOATS and Not Sleeping

In the season finale of the podcast, Davey chats with NASCAR Cup Series champion crew chief Cliff Daniels on the whirlwind that was Phoenix and the days following, the reality of being a Cup champion, working with Jimmie Johnson compared to Kyle Larson, why he felt compelled to learn dirt racing to work with Larson, whether or not he’s sleeping now that the season is over and more. Plus, you won’t want to miss some iconic names in his family.

Tom Bowles joins Davey for a discussion surrounding the Next Gen car, including how it will race, how long it’ll take teams to adjust to it, Ryan Newman‘s safety comments and more. Plus, the duo dive into Daniels as a crew chief and rank him on the Mount Rushmore for shot callers.

About the author

Davey is in his fifth season with Frontstretch and currently serves as a multimedia editor and reporter. He authors the "NASCAR Mailbox" column, spearheads the site's video content and hosts the Frontstretch Podcast weekly. He's covered the K&N Pro Series and ARCA extensively for NASCAR.com and currently serves as an associate producer for SiriusXM NASCAR Radio and production assistant for NBC Sports Washington. Follow him on Twitter @DaveyCenter.

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