Five to Go

Five to Go

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Five to Go
August 23, 2018
The full gang is back and dives deep into Kurt Busch silly season rumors and his Bristol win, the many foibles of Kyle Busch at Bristol, the sunset of Kasey Kahne's and Elliott Sadler's careers, the Wickens terrible IndyCar crash, and a great Bobby Allison story.
Date Name
11/14/18 Five to Go The whole gang covers the crazy scenarios at Phoenix, the favorites at Homestead, the Harvick penalty, how the ISC buyout affects the schedule, and remembers David Pearson.
11/06/18 Five to Go The whole crew is back to tackle Almirola's gripe about Logano, whether the playoffs should be entirely scrapped or not, and if the 2019 rules package is really the problem or does the sport need a better tire.
10/31/18 Five to Go Doug and Dan break down the end of the Martinsville race and whether it was clean or not. They also discuss the benefit and the difficulties of racing in Australia and Doug dispatches an update from the Atlanta Motor Speedway tire test.
10/23/18 Five to Go Dan and Doug discuss Chase Elliott's breakout and if he truly is a Championship Four contender. They also talk about team playoff dynamic, ponder the 2019 rules package (again), and guess the secret sauce at Furniture Row.
10/16/18 Five to Go The guys pick apart the pedestrian, single-file Talladega race and points implications, Dan makes a bold statement about changing Talladega, they discuss returning to Nashville, and their thoughts on Chad Knaus leaving the 48 team.
10/09/18 Five to Go The whole gang does a half-hour breakdown on the 2019 rules package and what the changes do to the racing. Then they talk Elliott following a Blaney win, Almirola going for it for second week in a row, and drivers' wills to race ill.
10/02/18 Five to Go With Eric out, Doug and Dan discuss their views on the exciting Charlotte Roval race and Jimmie Johnson's move at the end. They also celebrate Daniel Hemric and Ryan Preece's promotions on merit and what momentum does for a team. Aric Almola then joins to talk about barely surviving the Roval and who could drive the 41 car next season.
09/26/18 Five to Go The whole gang is back and breaks down both the track and the racing scenarios for the big Charlotte Roval race. They also talk about Dale Jr. at Richmond, why the new NASCAR president move isn't monumental, and what could turn around Roush-Fenway Racing.
09/19/18 Five to Go Doug, Eric, and Dan go long form on what the sport would look like with a commissioner, the impact of the Goodyear controversy, if Keselowski is a big title threat, and team spending. The crew also gives a nod to driver Chris Cockrum's mother, Lynn, who passed away Saturday.
09/14/18 Five to Go Eric returns and the gang filibusters the state of the sport, why silly season moves matter less, and what to make of Jimmie Johnson's performance. Alex Bowman joins to share his background and how tough his first full year in the 88 car has been.
09/05/18 Five to Go Doug and Dan breakdown the news of the Furniture Row Racing closure and how Truex Jr.'s move is at the expense of Suarez. They also discuss an A-list driver that may be on the hot seat, break down the Southern 500, and talk about Ross Chastain's racing etiquette. Dan also remembers his late nephew Casey's racing career.
08/29/18 Five to Go Doug and Dan take a long look at Bill Elliott's return to NASCAR and how some small time drivers did very well in the Xfinity and Truck Series road course races this weekend. They also explore teammates tussling and Dan really explains why Darlington is such a hard track. Then Ricky Stenhouse Jr. joins to talk about his John Deere throwback scheme and how having rotating teammates can be tough.
08/23/18 Five to Go The full gang is back and dives deep into Kurt Busch silly season rumors and his Bristol win, the many foibles of Kyle Busch at Bristol, the sunset of Kasey Kahne's and Elliott Sadler's careers, the Wickens terrible IndyCar crash, and a great Bobby Allison story.
08/15/18 Five to Go Doug and Dan talk more about Dan's induction into the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame and dog Eric for having to skip the show again. They also dive deep on some Silly Season rumors and what NASCAR's mid-season dyno and wind tunnel tests mean. David Ragan then calls in to talk about which Bristol surface is the best, the Braves, and where he puts his racing memorabilia.
08/14/18 Five to Go With Eric away, Doug and Dan do the first-ever live remote of the Five to Go podcast live from the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame inductions. Dan is among the five entering and he shares some stories from his racing past. NASCAR Hall of Famer Rex White and several others join to mark the day. BONUS: Clint Bowyer spends ten good minutes on the phone from Michigan.
07/31/18 Five to Go Doug, Dan, and Eric give their initial reaction to Wallace's scary Pocono wreck, try to determine the best of the Big Three, and ponder if Wallace should stay in the 43. Dan also relives the crazy story of the Elliott Family's big break and the legendary journalist Tom Higgins. And Chris Buescher gives us 20 minutes of audio gold!
07/25/18 Five to Go Doug and Dan bring in guest host David Chandler, while Eric is away. They discuss what truly is a short track, the "track bite" debate, how Cup on dirt would work, and more. They also announce the first "Five to Go" live remote!
07/18/18 Five to Go Doug and Dan take the wheel with Eric off and talk about how tough beating the top drivers is and desperate moves in the inspection line. They also break down the Stenhouse Jr.-Busch spat and discuss NASCAR on dirt. Guests Tyler Head and Peyton Lewis also bring the millennial perspective to the show.
07/09/18 Five to Go Eric, Dan, and Doug hear Erik Jones and David Ragan discuss the importance of their first wins at Daytona. Dan recalls the Elliott family's Daytona triumphs. And the gang discusses NBC's coverage, the yellow line rule, futures for women in NASCAR, and much more.
06/26/18 Five to Go Doug, Dan, and Eric critique FOX's 2018 coverage and how the big three or four drivers are covered compared to the pack. Dan then explains Ryan Blaney's Sonoma power steering problem. And they look at the points, the drivers on the hot seat, and where future stars can even drive.