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Discussing the latest NASCAR news, including a weekly recap of races, events and a look ahead to what's next in the sport. Guests include NBC Sports talent such as Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte and Kyle Petty.

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Discussing the latest NASCAR news, including a weekly recap of races, events and a look ahead to what's next in the sport. Guests include NBC Sports talent such as Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte and Kyle Petty.

iTunes Ratings

345 Ratings
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Bristol

By Marty in CT - Aug 17 2019
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Great Job Nate I love the recap and story telling from historical races

MIJ BRS

By MIJ BRS - Aug 01 2019
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Fantastic job on every show,Nate’s great

iTunes Ratings

345 Ratings
Average Ratings
312
22
4
5
2

Bristol

By Marty in CT - Aug 17 2019
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Great Job Nate I love the recap and story telling from historical races

MIJ BRS

By MIJ BRS - Aug 01 2019
Read more
Fantastic job on every show,Nate’s great

Best weekly hand curated episodes for learning

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NASCAR on NBC podcast

Latest release on Sep 17, 2020

Best weekly hand curated episodes for learning

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 21 days ago

Rank #1: Ep. 54: Danica Patrick

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The Stewart-Haas Racing driver discusses her new Warrior clothing line and upcoming book, her frustration and sadness with a disappointing 2016 season, friends with kids, political tweets and Tony Stewart.

Nov 22 2016

52mins

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Rank #2: Ep. 51: Kasey Kahne, Hendrick Motorsports driver

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The Hendrick Motorsports driver on what life has been like as a dad, his misadventures in cycling and sandwich-making and his recent turnaround in the 2016 NASCAR season.

Nov 09 2016

43mins

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Rank #3: Ep. 104: Alex Bowman

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The Hendrick Motorsports driver on how he helped Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Twitter game, the advice he's gotten from the Most Popular Driver whose ride he will fill next year and the long road he has traveled to NASCAR.

Oct 04 2017

51mins

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Rank #4: Ep. 44: @nascarcasm

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NASCAR’s most famous but unknown satirist on how he got his start, his approach and process to poking fun at Sprint Cup stars, the jokes that succeeded and bombed and his relationship with the drivers he often ridicules.

Sep 28 2016

51mins

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Rank #5: Ep. 170: The Earnhardts race the 2001 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, Part I

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In a narrative edition of the NASCAR on NBC Podcast, we recall when Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr. teamed to race the No. 3 Corvette in the 2001 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona.

--The origins of how it happened (2:30);

--How well the Earnhardts knew IMSA and sports cars (5:00);

--How The Intimidator wanted to be treated like anyone else on the team (7:30);

--The Rolex 24 business opportunities and big picture viewpoints for Dale Earnhardt (10:30);

--How Earnhardt, who was confident of driving four hours at a time from his NASCAR career, came around to handing off the car on a more frequent basis (13:00);

--Getting the Earnhardts up to speed in a memorably impactful test at Sebring International Raceway that prompted some father-son rivalry (17:00);

--How the Earnhardts bonded with each other and the Corvette Racing crew in the experience (24:00);

--The sports car communicty embraces Earnhardt while NASCAR expresses some unease with the seven-time champion running the Rolex 24 (28:00).

Jan 23 2019

31mins

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Rank #6: Episode III: Joey Logano

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The defending Daytona 500 winner is the first Sprint Cup driver to be a guest.

Feb 18 2016

33mins

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Rank #7: Ep. 109: Matt Kenseth

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The Joe Gibbs Racing driver on why he plans to step away from Cup in 2018, his disappointing 2017 season, his happy (and expanding) family life and his enjoyment in biking and running.

Nov 05 2017

37mins

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Rank #8: Ep. 102: Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

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The Roush Fenway Racing driver on his first playoff, watching dirt with Danica and Kyle Larson and his Mississippi roots.

Sep 27 2017

50mins

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Rank #9: Ep. 47: Clint Bowyer, Greg Biffle

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The Sprint Cup drivers discuss their disappointing 2016 seasons, what they’ve learned from the adversity and what lies ahead in their careers.

Oct 19 2016

36mins

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Rank #10: Ep. 36: Jimmie Johnson

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The six-time Sprint Cup champion explains the responsibilities of attaching your name to a charitable foundation, details his family’s summer of fun in Aspen, Colorado; dissects the 2016 challenges for Hendrick Motorsports; and discusses what might lie ahead after NASCAR.

Aug 23 2016

37mins

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Rank #11: Ep. 59: Breaking down Carl Edwards' abrupt departure

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Nate and NASCARTalk Editor Dustin Long sit down to discuss Carl Edwards' abrupt departure from full-time racing, what was surprising about his press conference and what to expect from Daniel Suarez.

Jan 11 2017

29mins

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Rank #12: Episode IV: Parker Kligerman, Ed Clark

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Our guests are the third-place finisher in last Friday's truck race at Daytona and the president of Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Feb 25 2016

1hr 6mins

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Rank #13: Ep. 140: IndyCar champion Simon Pagenaud

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The Team Penske driver on his epic pranks with teammate Josef Newgarden, the following he has built through his lighter side on social media, his up-and-down 2018 season, how he think the Indianapolis 500 will unfold and the epic celebration he would have if he won it.

May 25 2018

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Rank #14: Ep. 135: Matt DiBenedetto

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The GoFas Racing driver on his season-best 16th at Richmond; his excellent relationship (and surprising backstory) with new crew chief Randy Cox; whether Ryan Preece's recent Xfinity success make him wish he could go back in time to his 2009-10 stint at Joe Gibbs Racing; his All-Star Race fan vote campaign and his chances at Talladega.

Apr 27 2018

21mins

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Rank #15: Ep. 125: Jeff Gordon

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The four-time champion and Fox analyst on the need for drama and emotions from drivers; his thoughts on a potential induction to the NASCAR Hall of Fame; the best race he ever ran; Lewis Hamilton's Daytona 500 prospects; whether his kids will race; his origins at Hendrick Motorsports and what he does with the team now.

Feb 28 2018

38mins

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Rank #16: Ep. 171: The Earnhardts race the 2001 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, Part II

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In a narrative edition of the NASCAR on NBC Podcast, we recall when Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr. teamed to race the No. 3 Corvette in the 2001 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona.

--Dale Earnhardt climbs into the car for the first time in the rain ...which turned out to be perfect conditions (3:30);

--How Earnhardt begged to stay in the car beyond his scheduled time (4:30);

--What impressed Earnhardt Jr. about how his father ran the race (5:45);

--The impressive run turned in by Dale Jr. despite a few mistakes under immense self-induced pressure (7:00);

--Dale Jr.'s first shunt (9:00), his second (10:00) and evaluations of his performance (13:00);

--What the fan reception was like and why it moved Earnhardt (15:45);

--The aftermath of the Rolex 24 and what would have been next for Earnhardt (18:00)

--The plan to put Dale Earnhardt in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, perhaps as early as 2002 (20:00);

--A touching tribute from Teresa Earnhardt to Corvette Racing (22:00);

--In his own words, Dale Earnhardt talks about his love of the Corvette (22:45);

--How Dale Jr. has honored his father and the Corvette legacy (23:45);

--The special replica of the No. 3 Corvette that Dale Jr. has that means more to him now than ever (24:45);

--The friendships that have lingered from the Rolex 24 for Dale Jr. and the promises he kept to them for his father (27:00);

--Would Dale Jr. ever run the Rolex 24 again? The appeal of friendship and sports car racing (28:30);

--Final thoughts on the legacy Earnhardt left with Corvette Racing fans (30:45);

--Dale Earnhardt summarizes his 2001 Rolex 24 (31:30).

Jan 24 2019

33mins

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Rank #17: Ep. 151: Rick Hendrick

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The Hendrick Motorsports founder on his vast collection of music memorabilia (from Lady Gaga to Led Zeppelin) and vintage cars (more than 200); his love of the 1967 Corvette; the personal shrine he built to the people and places that shaped his life; how he manages overseeing an automotive dealership empire and four race teams; why Hendrick Motorsports has slumped in 2018; and how he reflects on realizing his dreams.

Aug 01 2018

42mins

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Rank #18: Ep. 41: DeLana Harvick

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The wife of 2014 Sprint Cup champion Kevin Harvick discusses the growth of their management company, KHI, raising a child in the social media spotlight and the balance of a NASCAR star's personal and professional life.

Sep 14 2016

51mins

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Rank #19: Ep. 149: Kyle Busch

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The 2015 Cup Series champion in a wide-ranging conversation on:

--His love of the Denver Broncos;

--The time he almost met Tom Brady (twice) on vacation and what he wants to ask him about maintaining his status as an elite pro athlete;

--How his son, Brexton, already is resembling Kyle's all-or-nothing desire to win;

--The workload he and wife Samantha share in running Kyle Busch Motorsports;

--Through their foundation's Bundle of Joy program, how Kyle and Samantha have helped couples battling infertility;

--The couple’s famous dance moves and the raging party on their wedding night;

--What it was like getting booed as an 18-year-old for just having a last name;

--Whether he plans to follow the advice of teammate Denny Hamlin and stop engaging the haters on Twitter;

--The catharsis he finds in putting his detractors on blast through social media;

--His blunt style and why he has no qualms about calling out his truck teams;

--The bond he feels with his fan base and the frustration of being unable to fulfill every fan’s request;

--Why he considers himself an old school racer;

--What he would have wanted to discuss with Dale Earnhardt;

--How he was just as consumed as Dale Earnhardt Jr. by their feud;

--His rationale for why he was displeased Ricky Stenhouse Jr. didn't call after their Daytona wreck;

--On the role his father played in mentoring him as a racer and how it could apply to his son.

Jul 19 2018

46mins

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Rank #20: Ep. 189: Darrell Waltrip reflects on a career in broadcasting and life in NASCAR

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The NASCAR Hall of Famer and Fox Sports analyst reflects on what he has seen change the most in NASCAR over the past 19 seasons as a broadcaster (2:30); whether he thought NASCAR’s popularity ever would wane from its high-water mark and the reasons why he believes some longtime fans “felt abandoned” (5:00); the encouraging signs he sees for attracting the next generation of fans (6:45); on the impact of the playoffs and stage racing (9:00); what he has seen change in how races are broadcast over the past two decades (12:15); how DW believes NASCAR might be overexposed … but by necessity (14:00); why the term “industry” drives him crazy, along with the many “councils” in NASCAR (15:30); DW’s best and most memorable races to broadcast (16:30); answering his critics who say he is disconnected from the garage and its major players (19:00); on how he relates to the new wave of youthful drivers and what remains constant about driver attitudes (21:30); “I was the best driver I could possibly be, but I was a damn crew member. I had to work on the car.” (23:45); how his relationship with NASCAR brass has changed as he’s “mellowed” (25:15); Mike Helton’s respect and thinking about the bigger picture (27:30); what blowback was like from the drivers and teams who disagreed with his on-air analysis (29:15); a regret he has about a recent description of Jimmie Johnson (30:15); his response to those who say Fox has too much fun (31:30); whether he knows who might replace him at Fox and why he thinks a two-man booth might make sense (32:30); becoming good buddies with boothmate Jeff Gordon (33:30); the active drivers who might make good broadcasters (34:30); his relatively perfect attendance record in TV and why the job is much harder than it seems (35:30); the legacy of fan education and relativity that he wanted to leave in NASCAR TV and his defense of “Boogity Boogity Boogity” as an appealing concept (37:00); why it’s harder to retire from broadcasting than driving … and why he might not be at the racetrack nearly as much in the future (39:45).

Jun 19 2019

43mins

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