Welcome to the 4 Wide Salute, where all motorsports is fair game, as we go #4wide for you the fan.
Life After Bloomer22/04/2019 Duration: 24min
What will happen to Dirt Late Model racing when Scott Bloomquist retires from his driving career? What drivers will step up to try to take Bloomquist's role of wearing the dark hat? In what role do we see Bloomquist taking in the sport after he retires from driving? We discuss this and talk about the large role that Bloomquist has taken in the popularity of Dirt Late Model racing over the years.
How can NASCAR make the All Star race relevant again?18/04/2019 Duration: 18min
We talk about the format changes for the 2019 edition of the NASCAR All Star race, how changes in the sport have diminished the appeal of the event, and what NASCAR can do to make the All Star race relevant again.
The Effects of Aerodynamics on Quality of Racing04/04/2019 Duration: 35min
We discuss the effect that aero has on the quality of racing in NASCAR and Dirt Late Model racing. Among topics discussed is low downforce vs high downforce, what sanctioning bodies can do to limit the effects of aero, how aero has crept more and more into play into Dirt Late Model racing, and what we would like to see in the Gen 7 NASCAR car among other discussion.
Breaking Down the 2020 NASCAR Cup Schedule28/03/2019 Duration: 41min
Brandon and T. J. break down the 2020 NASCAR Cup schedule. We talk about controversial moves such as moving Daytona away from Independence Day weekend and moving the championship race to ISM Raceway. We also talk about a night race at Martinsville, the shake-up involving the playoffs, the Pocono doubleheader, and much more.
What has led to the resurgence of IndyCar racing?27/03/2019 Duration: 22min
In this podcast we talk about what has led to the resurgence of the IndyCar Series. Among topics discussed are the series use of social media, it's rising stars, and how it has taken care of it's core fan base. We also talk about what IndyCar needs to do to continue it's growth in years to come.
What can track promoter's do to enhance the racing program?27/03/2019 Duration: 29min
Brandon Stegall and T. J Layne discuss what dirt track promoters can do to enhance the fan experience. T. J., former Southern Ohio Speedway track promoter, offers views of this from a track promoter's side. Amongst the topics discussed are: -Timely Shows -Race Format/Cutting Out Time Trials -Running Headline Classes First -Offering Other Entertainment At The Track -Admission Prices -And much more!
What makes good racing?08/03/2019 Duration: 13min
What is it that makes good racing? Is it a close battle for the lead? An exciting finish? The personalities driving the cars? The legendary tracks and events? Is the quality of racing today better than it ever has been? We discuss all of these topics!
Is NASCAR's new package working?06/03/2019 Duration: 14min
Brandon and T. J. debate whether NASCAR's new package for the 2019 season on the intermediate tracks is working. We discuss topics such as is the package making the racing closer? Are we seeing more side by side racing? Has the package changed the fundamentals of the sport too much? Is this package really what the fans want?
State of Dirt Late Model Racing: National Level vs Weekly Level01/03/2019 Duration: 32min
We take an in-depth look at the current state of DIrt Late Model racing on a national level compared to a weekly level. In this podcast we discuss the rising popularity of national level races and the struggle weekly racing is in. We dive into issues such as cost and technology effecting the sport. Could the sports struggles at the weekly level eventually slow down the growth on the national scene? While discussing those issues, we also talk about all of the great things going on to promote the sport and how the quality of racing is as good as it's ever been despite lower car counts.
Takeaway's from NASCAR's new package at Atlanta28/02/2019 Duration: 25min
What we saw from the debut of the new NASCAR Cup Series aero package at the Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 24th, 2019. Topics discussed include: How many questions about the package were answered at Atlanta? Did the package do what it was intended to do? What is going to be the measure of success with this package? The danger of a split fan base over the package.