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Happy Hour: NASCAR is Killing Short Track Racing

On this week’s Happy Hour, hosts Trey Lyle, Michael Massie and Caleb Barnes are joined by Frontstretch Video/YouTube Director & Graphic Designer Jared Haas to talk a miserable NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway.

The quartet give their solutions to NASCAR’s short track package problems and rant about how bad the FOX broadcasts have gotten. They also talk about the recent rumors that Stewart-Haas Racing may sell two charters, what that means for the team and who could potentially buy them.

Then, the guys debate whether Hendrick Motorsports is the greatest team in all of sports.

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In the bonus segment, in honor PGA’s The Masters Tournament this coming weekend, each of the guys select what their NASCAR version of Augusta National Golf Club would be.

Watch the whole show below or listen to the audio version wherever you get your podcasts.

About the author

Jared Haas joined the Frontstretch staff in May 2020. A graduate of Cedarville University in December 2019, Jared has been followed NASCAR since 2006.

Michael Massie is a writer for Frontstretch. Massie, a Richmond, Va. native, has been a NASCAR superfan since childhood, when he frequented races at Richmond International Raceway. Massie is a lover of short track racing and travels around to the ones in his region. Outside of motorsports, the Virginia Tech grad can be seen cheering on his beloved Hokies.

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I can’t be bothered with podcasts so I don’t have a clue what the participants decided about Hendrick, but I can say that I don’t even think they’re the greatest team in racing, let alone all sports. Hendrick has had great success in Cup, but his success in other forms of racing (like IMSA) has been somewhat limited. On the other hand Penske Racing has won and often dominated in just about every form of racing they’ve chosen to compete in. Penske’s teams have won races and championships in Trans Am, Can Am, Cart, USAC, Indycar, NASCAR Cup and Busch/Xfinity, FIA Endurance racing, Australian Supercars, and Formula 1. Of course his cars have also won the Indianapolis 500 19 times too.

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