The annual NASCAR "Throwback Weekend" at Darlington Raceway is in our review mirrors, and not without some great memories, hard racing and a weekend sweep by Brad Keselowski.
In this week's edition of the Hard Left Turn podcast, Around the Track editor Brandon Reed and NASCAR reporter Pete McCole have a look at this past weekend's Southern 500, including:
-Brad Keselowski's crew got the No. 2 Team Penske out front with less than 20 laps to go on a late caution. From there, he drove to the win, a lock in the Playoffs and his first major Crown Jewel win in the Southern 500.
-Kyle Larson dominated on Sunday night at Darlington, but was beat off pit road on the final pit stop by inches, meaning another near miss for the California driver.
-A crash on lap 313 left the car of Clint Bowyer destroyed and the car of Ryan Newman heavily damaged. We look at how the wreck occured, and discuss if anything could be done to prevent a similar one in the future.
-On Saturday, Ross Chastain and Kevin Harvick tangled while fighting for the lead, leaving Harvick fuming afterwards. Was his criticism justified?
--We close the show out with a look at the final race of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular season, this weekend's Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
WDUN will have live IMS Radio Network coverage of Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series Lilly Diabetes 250 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway beginning at 2 pm on 102.9 FM, AM 550 and streaming live on AccessWDUN. Coverage continues on Sunday with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Brickyard 400, beginning at 1 pm on 102.9 FM, AM 550 and streaming live on AccessWDUN.