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 Truex, Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s finale and Danica Patrick.
Matt Kenseth was the big winner when the checkered flag flew at Phoenix on Sunday, but Brad Keselowski earned a win as well, earning a spot in the Cup Championship at Homestead-Miami via points. In this week's edition of the Hard Left Turn podcast, Brandon Reed and Katie B. discuss Kenseth and Keselowski's wins and what it says about the state of Hendrick Motorsports that no drivers qualified to run for the Cup Championship.
From the Class A Public bracket (Towns County and Commerce) to Class AAAAAAA, the area is well represented as high school football moves into its playoff season. With football in its waning weeks, basketball is ramping up and both are discussed in this week's edition of the Prep Talk podcast with AccessWDUN sports editor Morgan Lee and Game On's Katie B. Davis.
With a win Sunday at Texas, Kevin Harvick punched his ticket to Homestead, joining Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch. Five other drivers - Brad Keselowski, Denny Hamlin, Ryan Blaney, Chase Elliott and Jimmie Johnson - are still in contention for the fourth and final spot in the title race with one lap to go, if you will.
Martinsville housed plenty of on- and off-track drama, but more than anything, left a number of drivers in must-win situations heading down the stretch to Homestead and the Monster Energy Cup Championship. In this week's edition of the Hard Left Turn podcast, Brandon shares his unconventional take on the Chase Elliott and Denny Hamlin verbal spar that ensued after the race Sunday and what drivers are in must-win situations.
Week 9 of the high school football season had some suprise wins and losses, along with a lot of region reshuffling and more games that went a long way toward defining the true colors of the playoff picture.
Martin Truex Jr. won his seventh race and further cemented himself as the driver to beat heading into Sunday's final playoff elimination race at Martinsville. The race at Kansas wasn't safe from controversary and on this week's edition of the Hard Left Turn podcast, Around the Track editor Brandon Reed and Game On's Katie B. speak on it all.
In more cases than not, Week 8 of the high school football season was ugly. Of the 22 games covered, 16 were decided by three or more touchdowns. Week 9 is shaping up to be much more competitive and with games for potential region titles and playoff positioning on the docket, intrigue is high.