The 2017 NASCAR season is complete and Martin Truex Jr. is indeed the champion. Never short on drama, however, news was made both on the track and off heading into and after the finale at Miami-Homestead.
In this week's edition of the Hard Left Turn podcast, Around the Track editor Brandon Reed and Katie B. discuss:
Beginning of show: A discussion of the importance of Furniture Row's race to the championship to the sport of NASCAR
4:30-minute mark: Kyle Busch was a petty after finishing second at Homestead...thoughts abound
11-minute mark: Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski both finished in the top ten Sunday, what did they learn from 2017 and the championship run that they can carry forward
13:30-minute mark: Should this year be considered a disappointment or a momentum gain for Chase Elliott?
- Sidebar: What does Hendrick Motorsports have to do to be competitive next season
18-minute mark: Brandon's take on the final race for Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the supposed finale for Matt Kenseth
24-minute mark: Danica Patrick announced last week that Homestead would be her last race as a full-time driver, Katie B. and Brandon discuss the disservice done the Patrick via NASCAR (note: some uncomfortable things are said)
End of the show: Overall thoughts on the 2017 season
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