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Happy Hour: Gene Haas Tells NASCAR Bye Bye Bye

On this week’s Happy Hour, hosts Trey Lyle, Michael Massie, Davey Segal and Caleb Barnes talk about Tuesday’s (May 28) news that Stewart-Haas Racing is shutting down at the end of 2024.

The quartet also get into the rumor that teams could be limited to three charters going forward. They also discuss how NASCAR could’ve handled the ending to the Coca-Cola 600 better and whether crown jewel races should have different weather-delay rules than other races.

The guys also speculate on if NASCAR will grant Kyle Larson a waiver after he missed the Coke 600 due to the Indianapolis 500’s rain delay.

See also
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In the bonus segment, the gang each name their favorite SHR memory over the years.

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

About the author

Podcast Manager

A Graduate of Virginia Tech in Sports Media and Analytics, Trey Lyle has been covering NASCAR since 2021 as the producer of the Fast Lane with Ed Lane on VTRN Sports 93.3 FM in Lynchburg, Va.

Trey joined FS in 2023 to cohost Happy Hour and help out on the podcast front as the producer for Brining the Heat with Bryan Nolen. Now, he oversees the entire podcast operation for Frontstretch.


Michael Massie joined Frontstretch in 2017 and has served as the Content Director since 2020. Massie, a Richmond, Va., native, has covered NASCAR, IndyCar, SRX and the CARS Tour. Outside of motorsports, the Virginia Tech grad and Green Bay Packers minority owner can be seen cheering on his beloved Hokies and Packers.

I began sports writing in 2023 with The Liberty Champion, where I officially covered my first NASCAR race at Richmond in the spring. While there, I met some of the guys from Frontstretch, and I joined the video editing team after I graduated from Liberty University with degrees in Strategic Communications and Sports Journalism. I currently work full-time as a Multi-Media Journalist with LEX 18 News in Lexington, Kentucky and contribute to Frontstretch with writing and video editing. I'm also behind-the-scenes or on camera for the Happy Hour Podcast, live every Tuesday night at 7:30!

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