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Podcast: Tommy Joe Martins on West Coast Swing — Is It Worth It?

On this episode of The Frontstretch Podcast with Bryan Nolen, Nolen is joined by Jack Swansey to discuss the NASCAR Cup Series race at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway.

Nolen also welcomes Tommy Joe Martins, president of NASCAR Xfinity Series team Alpha Prime Racing. Martins and Nolen discuss the struggles of his two haulers just getting to Portland International Raceway, whether it is worth it due to the cost of going to the West Coast and what he thinks the team needs to increase its performance on the racetrack.

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Nolen and Swansey then discuss the strange race at Gateway, if they are more disappointed in Corey LaJoie or more surprised by Carson Hocevar and as preview Sonoma this upcoming weekend.

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About the author

Bryan Nolen is the Podcast Manager for Frontstretch.com. He also hosts the Frontstretch Podcast with Bryan Nolen and occasionally makes appearances on The Happy Hour Podcast. He has a Sportscasting degree from the Dan Patrick School of Sportscasting. He resides in Boise, Idaho, with his wife and two rabbits.

Follow him on Twitter @TheBryanNolen

Jack Swansey primarily covers open-wheel racing for Frontstretch and co-hosts The Pit Straight Podcast, but you can also catch him writing about NASCAR, sports cars, and anything else with four wheels and a motor. Originally from North Carolina and now residing in Los Angeles, he joined the site as Sunday news writer midway through 2022 and is an avid collector (some would say hoarder) of die-cast cars.

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