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The Auto Racing team at USA TODAY Sports talks all things racing. Well talk NASCAR, IndyCar, small tracks, dirt tracks, its all on the agenda. Well interview drivers, team owners, pit crew and anyone who wants to talk racing.


  • Delicia Cordon 911 call

    12/07/2018 Duración: 03min

    Milton, Ga., police released this 911 call Delicia Cordon made from LeSean McCoy's home. Pauses and some questions have been removed, per the police.

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. on podcasts, wedding, return to NASCAR

    01/12/2016 Duración: 14min

    NASCAR's most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr., is the special guest on this week's episode. USA TODAY Sports' Jeff Gluck talks with Earnhardt about the popularity of podcasts, his upcoming nuptials with Amy Reimann and the rigors of wedding planning. Earnhardt also talks about the value of his fan base and what they mean to him as he plans his return to the car next year after sitting out half of the 2016 season while recovering from a concussion.

  • Chase finale: Johnson's crazy run to the title

    21/11/2016 Duración: 28min

    After Jimmie Johnson's shocking run to a seventh title unfolded in the closing laps at Homestead-Miami Speedway, USA TODAY Sports' Jeff Gluck and Brant James are left to wonder how many more championships are in the star's future. Plus, a closer look at Carl Edwards' act of sportsmanship at one of the lowest points of his career. And why Tony Stewart's last race fulfilled the three-time champion's wishes.

  • Chase race 9: Logano's win, Kenseth's wreck and the final four is set

    14/11/2016 Duración: 26min

    Jeff Gluck welcomes Dustin Long of NBC Sports in this week's edition. We chat with race winner Joey Logano from victory lane at Phoenix, where he proclaims he will win his first Sprint Cup title. Plus, how he lost his wedding ring for a second time. Gluck and Long break down how the final laps unfolded, sending Matt Kenseth home early and giving Kyle Busch a chance to go back-to-back. They also offer their insights into who has the edge at Homestead - Logano, Busch, Jimmie Johnson or Carl Edwards.

  • Chase race 8: Texas two-step sees Edwards win in rain

    07/11/2016 Duración: 13min

    Brant James welcomes special guest Holly Cain from on this week's edition of Start Your Engines. They discuss Carl Edwards' timely strategy in the rain at Texas and how feisty drivers may get at Phoenix this weekend as just two slots remain in the championship race. Will reigning titlist Kyle Busch make it? And what of Kevin Harvick, who has proven unbeatable at Phoenix recently?

  • Chase race 7: Johnson dominates Martinsville

    31/10/2016 Duración: 31min

    NBC Sports' Nate Ryan joins USA TODAY Sports' Jeff Gluck in this week's episode that features an analysis of why Jimmie Johnson's win at Martinsville means much more than a run at title No. 7. Also, a look at the chances for Joe Gibbs Racing and defending champion Kyle Busch to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup final. The Toyotas looked strong as the Chase opened, but now the team is showing cracks. And what should fans make of the extended scoring snafu? Why NASCAR should have thrown a red flag.

  • Chase race 6: Talladega winnows the field

    24/10/2016 Duración: 28min

    Talladega Superspeedway didn't offer 'The Big One' this time around, but there were surprises nonetheless. From engine woes that struck two of the heavy favorites for the championship to the drivers that advanced to the Round of 8 in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, USA TODAY Sports' Jeff Gluck and Brant James give their take now that the smoke has cleared.

  • Chase race 5: Kevin Harvick closes out Kansas

    17/10/2016 Duración: 28min

    USA TODAY Sports' Brant James welcomes special guest Nick Bromberg of Yahoo Sports in this week's edition. Also, James chats with Kansas winner Kevin Harvick and crew chief Rodney Childers from victory lane and asks how much longer this team can keep pulling out victories in must-win situations. Plus, why didn't Brad Keselowski follow his own advice?