Scott Paddock on CTL
Tue, 6 Nov 2012|
Chicagoland Speedway's Scott Paddock joins David Kaplan on CTL to discuss the latest news in Nascar - 11/6
He is our NASCAR guru good to have -- all right so great finish last week get Keselowski he got. Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick so upset what happened last week. Well I mean. Are you talking about skydiving it's a -- to do that aren't there are there because as Kevin Harvick we did he said it's never good thing you know you're gonna have a bad race when the the sky diving activities your carpet for the rest solely online here it is on the street here in southern it was actually a week -- came down and hit his car damaged the front end. He had to go back into the garage and ask -- did about thirty minutes a homer fixed the damage -- -- -- thank goodness you know wasn't a driver involved in this championship run -- to. Those are the things when you're in my role did -- fret about when you see those guys. He's come -- what great race on the racetrack I mean we've got a two man race now much like last year when it was done Tony Stewart Carl Edwards and now it's all about practice and asking Jimmie Johnson. And Jimmie Johnson Chad tell us is crew Chiefs are showing why they -- championship caliber team. This race given the late cautions was not about fuel mileage it was about track position. And -- Kinsler ended Jimmie Johnson check Nelson made the right calls will be on the race to make the right -- Stations on the car and in those notifications led to him when that went in the race Scott probably. How each and every year is Jimmie Johnson. It is that the money that backs them up every year because every year breaking you winning this or he's right in the hunt come without -- home -- -- -- to compete for Sprint Cup championship you've got to be on a well funded team and there's a handful of those out there Joseph Gibbs racing. Roush Fenway Hendrick Motorsports but I think this is a story we're going to be talking about we look back twenty years from now. This is going to be the New York Yankees the Los Angeles Lakers the Michael Jordan both to me what he's doing is really almost unprecedented Dale Earnhardt. And Richard Petty who each won seven championships. And by all measures they are the best the sport is. If Jimmie Johnson pulls this out of the next two weeks that'll be his six championship. We still a young guy so this is what we're seeing is just really the story now is it more impressive now because the driving is better because you just I mean could give us. -- they were drinking beer there and cars back in the day I want now Wilt Chamberlain -- -- we -- well I know what other sports have a ball I do right what do you say that the drivers are better now would you say the town was posted the same feel I. I think the technology is certainly better or so and and maybe that's leveled the playing field a little bit so -- whereas it used to be you know Richard Petty was such a dominant driver and and now you've got you know other eleven drivers that come out there. Affiliate you guys played with a solid race team to make a difference but. You know there's so much into it now that the the driver component I think I would argue is is less of a factor than it's ever been. Because the technology in the playing field is so level. But that's what's amazing in and I think what we're seeing is the communication between Chad can announce the Jimmie Johnson is so strong. That they're just not going to be tonight with Scott there's no chance for anybody that kind of sneak up -- near -- end and pull ups that are Bert -- Did it this sleep well I think it's that's human race I mean we we saw what Tony Stewart did last year -- had unprecedented run he had winning five out of the ten chase races. But this is clearly it's human race and Brad Kozlowski has his work cut out for your -- He's been impressive that we saw last week. You know he he sent a little message Jimmie Johnson that he's not gonna go down easily with how he. Prompting -- Ohman and got aggressive with -- that but -- -- -- but to his credit he backed off at the right time because he didn't want to go out -- Jimmie Johnson so. He knew he didn't have the car to beat him down the stretch. He made the call to go with two tires vs -- announced goal with four tires. On that last pit stop and if the wind and so many cautions I think his last he could pull that off but when Mark Martin pulled out that last caution. Those four tires were going to be those two tires and right we got mega pics girl on the regular Kyle Busch where at Phoenix international raceway this weekend. Going to be testing in the valley of the sun belt wanna say if it's on the racetrack from the desert so that makes cripple a little bit of an issue but Kyle Busch has been dominant there and he's having a tremendous change unfortunately he didn't make the chase we have a great run riot helmet pick Jimmie Johnson got a 72. Reportedly because of all the I'm not mathematically life right you're -- why don't you said last month okay Martin Truex junior. So it's a -- last we did it mostly had a crew of the sweetheart thanks for being here make friends.