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Bringing the Heat: Rajah Caruth Talks His Rookie Truck Season

On this week’s episode of Bringing the Heat, Trey Lyle fills in for Bryan Nolen as podcast host.

The show starts with Adam Cheek’s conversation with NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series rookie Rajah Caruth on his first year in the series, balancing racing and school work, and his prerace playlist.

Chase Folsom then joins to talk about his CARS Tour coverage last weekend at Tri-County Speedway and the latest topics in NASCAR, which included the playoff bubble and the announcement of a Netflix series.

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Stephen Stumpf comes on for his weekly stats portion, discussing the run time at Watkins Glen International and previewing Daytona International Speedway.

Lyle and Folsom rejoin to discuss the future of Alan Gustafson with Chase Elliott and the NASCAR Cup Series No. 9 team.

Listen here or wherever you get your podcasts.

About the author

Chase began working with Frontstretch in the spring of 2023 as a news writer, while also helping fill in for other columns as needed. Chase is now the main writer and reporter for Frontstretch.com's CARS Tour coverage, a role which began late in 2023.  Aside from racing, some of Chase's other hobbies include time in the outdoors hunting and fishing, and keeping up with all things Philadelphia sports related.

Adam Cheek joined Frontstretch as a contributing writer in January 2019. A 2020 graduate of VCU, he works as a producer and talent for Audacy Richmond's radio stations. In addition to motorsports journalism, Adam also covered and broadcasted numerous VCU athletics for the campus newspaper and radio station during his four years there. He's been a racing fan since the age of three, inheriting the passion from his grandfather, who raced in amateur events up and down the East Coast in the 1950s.

Stephen Stumpf is the NASCAR Content Director for Frontstretch, and his weekly columns include “Stat Sheet” and “4 Burning Questions.” Stephen also writes commentary, contributes weekly to the “Bringing the Heat” podcast and is frequently at the track for on-site coverage. A native of Texas, Stephen began following NASCAR at age 9 after attending his first race at Texas Motor Speedway.

Follow on Twitter @stephen_stumpf.

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