Mike and Jess sit down with NHLer (most recently Philadelphia Flyer) Mike McKenna about his love for racing!
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Mike and Jess sit down with NHLer (most recently Philadelphia Flyer) Mike McKenna about his love for racing!
We talk with Ben Hanley, David Bryd/James Davison, and Santino Ferrucci on how they are feeling after successful qualifying weekends
Mike and guest host from open-wheels.com, Tanner Watkins, talk with Ben Hanley and Santino Ferrucci
Cover Photo Credit: Walter Kuhn
We're back with Sage Karam for his thoughts before fast friday!
Cover Photo credit: Chad Smith Photography
It's Indianapolis 500 Practice week leading up to qualifying!
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In episode 1 of "Speedway Spotlight" we talk with Sage Karam before Indianapolis 500 practice begins.
This week Mike, Jess, and guest host from open-wheels.com, Tanner Watkins break down the Indy GP and some great fan questions!
This week, Mike, Matt, and guest David Leiting discuss everything from the controversial blocking penalty on Graham Rahal to the new debate engulfing the INDYCAR community: should bump day go away?
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We chat with Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Company this week covering everything from what he thinks about the current state of INDYCAR to its' future!
Mike, Jess, and Matt recap a very interesting weekend in Barber Motorsports Park while looking ahead to The Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach
This week, Mike is joined at the track by blogger Mike Knapp and they talk to lead mechanic/air jack operator, Scott Davin.
This week we're joined by driver of the #31 Carlin Racing Pato O'Ward for the first half of the episode before diving into more topics! @RacecastWX provides a weather report for the weekend after the ending music.
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Mike, Jess, and Matt recap a historic race at Circuit of the Americas which saw Colton Herta win his first career race as the youngest ever winner
This week, at Circuit of the Americas, Mike and Mike Knapp talk to HSR engineer Tyler Bell, one of the newest members of the HSR crew.
Mike, Jess, and Matt preview INDYCAR's first voyage to Austin, Texas and the Circuit of the Americas track, discuss Danica Patrick joining the NBC Crew, and why team orders in F1 are terrible!
Mike, Jess, and Matt recap everything from the first NTT IndyCar Series race of the season down in St Petersburg, Florida!
Welcome to the very first edition of The Pit Lane Parley Experience with Harding Steinbrenner Racing. Each race week you'll hear a different interview with an HSR member and then a post weekend recap of their on-track action!
In our final off-season episode, we preview the first race of the year, discuss the Indy 500 qualifying news and more!
The most comprehensive audio preview of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season!
This week, brought to use by Apex Pro, we discuss all the latest IndyCar news and debate if RC Enerson's sponsor is going to be okay in the IndyCar world. A great stump the host question and a really interesting fan question entered as well!
A great episode of pre-season analysis, some more news, and great debate as the off-Season winds down!
This week we talk to Jim Lowe, full time Neurosurgeon who also for many years raced in IMSA at the Rolex 24 at Daytona and other events.
This week, Mike, Matt, & Jess break down the latest IndyCar news and introduce a new segment called "Why IndyCar" . A new contest is announced!
This week, we give everyone the latest and great in IndyCar news from Schmidt Peterson Motorsport's big announcement to a great Robert Wickens update, tune in for this plus some debate on latest news and rumors.
In this week's episode, we talk to Chris Fambro -- Will Power's Hauler driver and crew member for Team Penkse for the first part of the episode and then discuss all the latest in IndyCar!
Mike and Matt break down all of the news that has happened over the past couple weeks! Plenty to discuss from Jay Frye's promotion to another new team joining IndyCar!
For the first time ever, we let the fans run the episode. 7 lucky fans join us for their own segments where they each bring their own topic for all of us to discuss!
Mike and Mike Knapp, our blogger, conduct interviews around the trade show floor at PRI in Indianapolis! A transcript of the interviews is available on the "15 Days in May" blog at www.pitlaneparley.com
This week we have some fun and give some wishlist gifts for some IndyCar drivers!
This week, Mike, Jess, and Matt have special guest George Butz on the show. We dive deep into the latest news and rumors of the 2018-2019 offseason like Harding-Steinbrenner racing partnering with Honda and more!
This week we update everyone on the latest in off-season news and rumors and what we think may happen!
We interview rising star, Oliver Askew about his racing career to date. From how he got started in racing through this past year in Pro Mazda, we talk about it all and what he's learned along the way!
A special episode this week, we at Pit Lane Parley + special guest Kristian Aleixo discuss what we're thankful for during this Thanksgiving holiday week!
The first annual Pit Lane Parley host trivia night! Mike has a number of questions for Jess & Matt, and just like Whose Line is it, Anyways -- the points are made up!
This week Mike, Matt, and Jess discuss the latest news and rumors during this edition of "Silly Season Round Up"
We talk with Senior Director of Competition for IndyCar, Jason Penix about the many hats he has to wear working for IndyCar!
Adam Stern, of Sports Business Daily joins the show to discuss the latest in off-season IndyCar news, and debate as the off-season continues!
This week we talk to Parker Thompson, who drove for Exclusive Autosport in Pro-Mazda class this year, finishing 2nd overall in the standings.
Off-season update of all news and rumors current in the IndyCar world!
On this week's episode we talk to both Harding-Steinbrenner racing drivers, Pato O'Ward and Colton Herta about racing, food choices, their anticipation for 2019, living in your racing dads shadow, and many more fun topics in this great episode!
This week Mike, Jess & Matt breakdown a number of offseason topics, James Hinchcliffe's interesting article from Racer.com and more!
Matt, Mike, and Jess along with guest from the IndyStar, Jim Ayello vote on their own 2018 IndyCar season awards. Some of them are to provide some laughs after the season! ALL of the awards will be available for a fan vote on twitter in the coming days!
This week we sit down with Sage Karam for the entire episode! We discuss what he thought happened during his accident in the Indy 500, his thoughts on the new aero kit, and plans for 2019, especially with DRR Racing. We dive further into his racing career and Sage doesn't hold anything back in his answers!
This week we talk with Dale Coyne Racing driver, Santino Ferrucci for the first half of the episode. We discuss:
His weekend in Portland How he likes his car to feel while driving on track How he stays sharp in the off-season 2019 plans and more! After Santino we recap:
The awesome weekend at Portland International Raceway Discuss Colton Herta and Pato O'Ward racing for Harding Racing at Sonoma Fernando Alonso updates and the likelihood of him in an IndyCar next year after his test at Barber Motorsports Park on Tuesday! An engine manufacturer update courtesy of Bobby Rahal Matt takes a turn this week in our weekly "stump the hosts" trivia Thank you to our first Patreon subscribers Colin Taylor and George Butz!
In this week's episode, Mike, Jess & Matt recap a great weekend at Gateway Motorsports Park including discussing some highs and lows from the weekend. IndyCar's anticipated return to Portland International Raceway is previewed, Mike tries to stump Jess in Matt in the week's "Stump the Hosts", we answer numerous fan questions ( thank you to every fan who submitted!) and we discuss more silly season topics -- Juncos Racing expansion, Pato O'Wards future, Dragonspeed Racing, Dreyer and Reinbold, and we discuss what the 17th track on the schedule will be for 2019, while we also look ahead to some non-North American IndyCar race rumors for 2020! We end the episode with two pitfalls that we think all IndyCar fans and drivers can agree on!
At Gateway Motorsports Park this past weekend, Mike and Jess conducted a live show in the IndyCar fan village. It features an interview with Indy Lights points leader Pato O'Ward, some predictions and discussions about the IndyCar season so far, and we close out with an interview with the legend Al Unser Jr !
Please tune in to our social media for a special announcement on a live show at Gateway Motorsports Park Saturday before the Indy Lights autograph session which will be released on all podcast platforms later in the weekend as well as another special interviews Jess and Mike will be conducting throughout the weekend! Plenty of more content to come in the next few days!
This week we dive deep into the numerous silly season rumors and discussions that have popped up since last week. From Fernando Alonso, to Ganassi #10 car, to the Harding Racing/Andretti/McLaren partnership possibility, some more track and schedule rumors come up, we break it down and help you make sense of the chatter! We preview the ABC Supply Co 500 at Pocono Raceway, Jess tries to stump the host (hint: she only stumps one of Matt & Mike) and make some bold predictions for this weekends race.
This week, we're joined by IndyStar journalist Jim Ayello and we dive deep into everything that is "silly season" right now. From #Alonsomania to Scott Dixon to Pato O'Ward and the MRTI drivers! We discuss some thoughts on the potential 2019 + beyond schedule. We challenge Jim with some tough racing and non-racing questions. Stump the host Trivia question this week, thanks to Matt is a good one! Jim's insightful answers into all the potential driver/team/track changes that could be coming make for an awesome episode! Listen at the end for a special advertisement for the "Off Track: Hinch and Rossi Show" and look for a special ad to play during their show in the coming weeks!
Wow, even when there's no race this weekend coming up, the news keeps flying! This week Mike & Jess dive deep into how great Mid-Ohio was last weekend! We break down all of the insanity that is silly season talk (Scott Dixon, Penske, Pagenaud, McLaren, Fred) We talk about the new Road-to Indy 5 Year plan along with the disappointing news that Mazda will no longer be a part of it. We briefly discuss the introduction of the 2019 F1 front wing, the IndyCar licensing system in place starting next year, and Mike stumps Jess in our weekly trivia question! Matt will re-join us next week for our next episode!
Jeremy Milless, Alexander Rossi's engineer, joins us for the first part of the episode. We discuss how his career as a race engineer began, his time with Josef Newgarden, the 2018 season, and what he sees in Alex since his career in IndyCar started. After Jeremy signed off, we discuss Mid-Ohio, Matt stumps Jess & Mike with a trivia question, more AlonsoMania! and more on our best episode to date!
This week Mike & Matt (Jess was on vacation) discuss how awesome Toronto race was, our grade for the Street racing was in this new aero kit era in 2018 now that we are done the street races this season. We go on to discuss Laguna Seca's return and its' implications for 2019 as the finale. We answer more fan questions (thank you for submitting them) , discuss Leigh Diffey's thoughts on Kimi Raikonnen to IndyCar idea, and preview the remaining 5 races of the season and our thoughts on how the season championship is going to play out!
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This week, we're joined by Kaaveh Akbari, who runs www.humansofracing.com! Kaaveh was a PR man for many years in the racing world, working with the likes of James Hinchcliffe! We discuss Iowa, debate how the race should/shouldnt end -- no overtime please! We break down some fan questions, wonder why Foyt Racing struggles more than usual at Iowa and preview Toronto before diving into more silly season rumors!
This week Mike, Jess, and Matt debate topics ranging from Conor Daly's future, Spencer Pigot's season, more McLaren-mania news, we discuss the rumor re-appearing that Liberty Media wants to buy IndyCar AND the Indianapolis Motorspeedway! Tune in, share your opinion on our social media, @Pitlaneparley! We'll be back next week with more discussion and an Iowa Speedway recap (and maybe a special guest!)
Ed Jones of Chip Ganassi Racing joins the show this week! We talk about Ed's growth from his first to second year in IndyCar, his thoughts on how important the Mazda Road to Indy is, what it's like working along side of the legendary Scott Dixon, the differences between European and North American tracks, where would he like to see IndyCar go now that Phoenix won't be back on the schedule and more in this weeks episode!
This week we interview Kristian Aleixo, soon-to-be Pro Mazda driver. We talk about Kristians racing background and how he stays prepared while he is not in a car testing. Kristian then stays on the show to join us in discussing the flurry of silly season activity that has come up this week plus some discussion on Road America, a "stump the host" trivia question, and we debate a certain drivers title before we end the episode.
In this week's episode, Mike, Jess, and Matt are joined by @FauxWillPower, the man behind the legendary parody twitter account. We discuss Texas, what race should follow the Indy 500, whether Sage Karams potential has transferred over into talent (a hotly debated topic in the episode) and what race we believe should end the season each year. It's an episode full of debates and topics looking towards the future! This week we're lucky to be sponsored by @TurfMonkeyLawnCare and Shane Runion, whose country song "Tattoos" has broken into the top 40 country songs! Be sure to check the show out live on www.wildfireradio.com Fridays 315pm Eastern time.
Welcome back! We talk to Mike Hull, managing director of Chip Ganassi racing for nearly an hour about many things past and present Indy Car racing. Where does Scott Dixon rank all-time? How has Ed Jones meshed with Ganassi racing so far? We discuss the direction of IndyCar currently, some achievements that Mr Hull is especially proud of during his illustrious racing career. This is a can't miss episode!
In this week's episode, we speak with Aaron Telitz about his season so far in Indy lights + his thoughts on IndyCar and the Indy500. We dive deep into the results of the 500 and the surrounding post race chatter as well. Now that May is over we look to the rest of the season, talk about the Detroit protesters and discuss some intriguing IndyCar news and rumors out there! Be sure to get your #InJayFryeWeTrust shirts while you can! Stump the hosts trivia question returns with Matt taking a decisive victory this week. Stay tuned for an incredible guest joining us next week!
Indy 500 Preview Special! Jess and Mike chat about tomorrow's race and some other news before the big event! Special interview with James Davison follows the preview! Thanks to David Byrd and Lauren Stewart for helping set that up!
Wow! What a weekend. Mike, Jess, and guest-host Matt discuss everything from qualifying weekend. In our longest episode to date, we deep-dive into all the drama and action from the past weekend and the aftermath during the week. We'll just leave it at that so you can enjoy the episode! Matt stumps us with a really difficult trivia question.
Stay tuned this weekend! A special episode featuring a pesonal interview with the awesome James Davison, and media day interviews with the likes of Graham Rahal, Gabby Chaves, and more!
Since we had some audio issues with the regularly scheduled episode. Here is audio from 3 different press conferences prior to the start of fast friday!
1) Team Penske
2) Team Ganassi
3) Team Rahal
Note: Sorry for the audio issue. It's been fixed so it wont happen again!
Mike and Jess are joined by blogger, Mike Silver this week. We discuss everything Indianapolis Motor Speedway and 500 practice week. Plus another very surprising driver announcement! Some predictions are made for this weekends qualifying and we discuss Indy Lights and the Freedom 100! Stay tuned next week, we have Aaron Telitz joining us!
In this week's episode @mike_joachim and @bakerjm13 discuss all the activity about the upcoming IndyGP race and answer a ton of fan submitted questions from our twitter page, @pitlaneparley. We discuss how the potential Nascar sale may affect IndyCar for awhile and speculate how IndyCar stands to gain plenty if it happens. We break down some options for Dale Coyne to replace Pietro Fittipaldi for the Indy 500 and Texas (get well soon Pietro!) We surmise what this Conor Daly annoucnement may be and throw in some Indy 500 trivia (check our twitter @pitlaneparley) for additional correct answers!
Remember to listen live on www.wildfireradiosports.com Fridays 315-415pm Eastern time and on demand at iTunes, Spotify, Castbox, Spreaker and more! There are only 3 or 4 #InJayFryeWeTrust shirts left, so get them while you can!
Stay tuned for an action packed month of may!
Episode 20! Mike and Jess are joined by Matt Hickey this week and dive into the week of Indy 500 testing across 3 days. We go into some Indy 500 thoughts post testing, whose in danger of getting bumped and who we'd like to see at the track racing, but won't be at the track. Matt brings some fan questions from twitter along with an interesting IndyCar trivia question that we correctly answered...can you? Then we discuss the news of a new engine format in the coming years as well as the potential for a new chassis in 2021! Don't forget to buy your #InJayFryeWeTrust shirts (DM us on twitter @pitlaneparley) as we are running low un supplies! Catch the show live on Fridays on www.wildfireradiosports.com from 315-415pm eastern and on demand using iTunes, Spotify, Castbox, and more!
A special thanks to show sponsor, Country music star Shane Runion whose new single "Tattoos" is available now! Find Shane at www.shanerunion.com or @shanerunion on all social media.
In this weeks episode, Jess and Mike are joined by Belardi Auto Racing Owner Brian Belardi. We get his take on their current Indy Lights season, their partnership with Foyt and Byrd Racing in the Indy 500, some other racing topics, and as usual some questions to get to know Brian better as a person. We discuss the wild weekend at Barber Motorsports park with many lengthy discussions on some decisions made over the weekend in race control and on/off the track by the drivers all weekend! Join in the discussion on our social media @PitLaneParley, there's plenty to talk about as it is FINALLY just about May! We also discuss our thoughts as we've hit the 1/4 mark in the season with some surprises and disappointments so far! Tune in each week on wildfireradiosports.com, iTunes, Spotify, CastBox, and more!
On this weeks episode, Jess and Mike discuss the many storylines from the Long Beach race. From the Bourdais penalty to all the events and decisions that made Long Beach into one of the more entertaining races there in some time. We go on to discuss more potential new Indy Car teams in the series, the upcoming race at Barber Motorsports Park and some thoughts on whether or not the pits should stay open or closed under caution!
Tune in Fridays on www.wildfireradiosports.com 315-415pm Eastern for the show live or listen on iTunes, Spotify, Castbox, and more.
Welcome back! Guest host Matt Hickey continues to help out Mike for another week (Jess will return next week) We discuss the race at Phoenix, dive into how amazing Robert Wickens' start has been, and Will Power's comments about Rossi passing him. We dive head-on into the hot topic of the week thanks to Robin Miller's racer.com article and why ovals arent actually dying, but how they can improve to get more crowds out there. We discuss other recent oval races going back to the 1990s that have been great (RIP Nazareth Speedway), discuss more Indy 500 entries announced and even give F1 some love at the end of the episode. Remember leave a review of the show (include your twitter handle) and be entered to win a free #InJayFryeWeTrust shirt PLUS 2 pit/paddock passes to a race of your choosing (thanks to Jay Frye himself for that) contest end Friday morning 10am eastern on April 20.
Listen to the show on www.wildfireradiosports.com live Fridays from 315-415pm Eastern, on iTunes, Spotify, Castbox, Podbean and more on demand!
This week Matt Hickey @IndyCar_MN guest hosts with Mike while Jess is away and Matt and Mike are joined by Byrd Racing CEO David Byrd! What a great interview. We discuss his family's racing roots, how he got the Belardi Racing/Baldwin Brothers racing parntership with USAC driver Chris Windom for the Freedom 100 and "Windoms Wild Week" where Chris will be driving 5 different racing disciplines in 7 days! We get David's thoughts on the current IndyCar landscape and other fan submitted racing questions. Our #InJayFryeWeTrust shirts will be posted online today and made available for sale next week! Remember you can find the show on all podcast platforms (NOW SPOTIFY TOO!) or listen live on Fridays from 315-415pm Eastern time on www.wildfireradiosports.com!
This week we welcome Indycar President of Competition and Operations Jay Frye to the show! We get to know Jay better and discuss his thoughts on the current Indy Car outlook! #InJayFryeWeTrust . We round out the show discussing more IndyCar sponsor news, some thoughts before Phoenix next weekend and rant about the F1 debacle in Australia! Tune in live Friday 315-415pm on WildFireRadio Sports and join the discussion on our social media @pitlaneparley ! Next week, Matt Hickey will be a guest host while Jessica is away and we'll be joined by Byrd Racing CEO David Byrd
Indy Car driver Stefan Wilson joins us for the first 20 minutes in this weeks episode! We get Stefan's take on the start to the 2018 season and how he's feeling approaching the month of May! He gives the best answer yet to the #cheese question and we learn more about his amazing sponsors! The rest of the episode we discuss the NBC TV contract, Pippa Mann's sponsor announcement (another very good one) and discuss some other Indy musings! Next week, we have a very special guest joining us, if you listen to the episode we drop a very big hint at the end! Join in the discussion on social media, @pitlaneparley and listen live on www.wildfireradiosports.com or on their iOS/Android app on Fridays 315-415pm Eastern time.
Guest host @IndycarMN and joining the show for the first time, Open-wheels.com blogger @tannerjwatkins join the show while Jess is away this week and we dive headfirst into an eventful season opener! We discuss the controverserial pass by Alex Rossi on Robert Wickens, TV production/the new TV deal, and more thoughts on the direction Indy Car is heading. #InJayFryeWeTrust . Remember the show is live on www.wildfireradiosports.com or on their iOS/Android App from 315-415pm every Friday, and we can be found on iTunes, Google Play, Castbox, Stitcher, Overcast, and Podbean! Join in our social media discussion @pitlaneparley !
The last episode before the first race of the season! John Oreovicz, formerly at ESPN, an esteemed Indy Car writer for many years, joins us for the season preview episode! Season predicitions are made. We give some rare praise to F1 for it's online streaming offering and wonder what is wrong with Team McLaren and Fernando Alonso. We debate the bumping or no bumping for the 500 this year, as the internet rumors have started to run wild. Don't forget you can hear our episodes on all the usual places, but it will be played every friday from 3:15-4:15 eastern on www.wildfiresports.com (or on their iOS/Android app) check it out there and support a growing sports network including Indy Car writer, Mike Silver! Their social media is @_wildfireSports ! Stay tuned next week where we recap St Pete! #TeamPitLane
We welcome dirt racer, whose car the podcast was on during the Chili Bowl Nationals, Nick Berry to the show to learn more about him and his racing! Jess gets in everyone's favorite question while Mike gets to know more about Nick and the different types of cars and styles of racing Nick is into. We talk smack about each other's favorite sports teams and even talk about our pets. We touch on some Indy Car news as we enter the last offseason weekend of the year! Jess makes a huge announcement about the 500! Don't forget to join in the discussion on @pitlaneparley, a new topic of the week will be up soon. Soon you will be able to find our show as part of the WildFire Sports Radio Network (www.wildfireradiosports.com) @_wildfiresports ! Next week we will record and get everyone ready for the Grand Prix of St Petersburg down in Florida!
Welcome back to Pit Lane Parley! A quiet week in the news doesnt mean that we are quiet! Some early season predictions are started, we discuss the potential for a 3rd engine manufacturer and the news that Continental Tire has approached Indy Car about entering the tire mix for Indy Car. T-shirts for "The Cheese Party" are almost sold out and then the #inJayFryeWeTrust shirts will be designed! Comment on the poll of the week topic for a chance to win a free shirt from us! Join the discussion on social media, @pitlaneparley (twitter and instagram) or facebook.com/pitlaneparley!
Welcome back! @mike_joachim and @bakerjm13 welcome back fantasy indycar expert and league owner @indycar_MN for a second time! We discuss the Phoenix test, the beautiful 2018 Indy Car liveries, Alonso and Sports car chat, and of course, Danica's announcement. We make a fantasy Indy Car predicition for 2018 and end the show with 3 great pitfalls of the week. Tune in and join the discussion on social media, @pitlaneparley. Both our Twitter and Instagram accounts have pictures of our first T-Shirt (inspired by the Josef Newgarden interview) that is now available for order!