Sam Rumpza

Sam Rumpza   It’s race week once again, as IndyCar heads west for the Grand Prix of Portland, and Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee look ahead to the final three races of the 2021 season. They discuss the tight points race, with Pato O’Ward holding a narrow lead over Alex Palou, Josef Newgarden and Scott Dixon […] Kevin and Curt remember our friend Robin Miller, who passed away last week at the age of 71. Kevin and Curt discuss Robin’s huge influence in Indianapolis over the past 50 years and his unique personality and generosity. Curt tells stories of his time at the IndyStar with Robin and Kevin looks back on […]   This week on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin recap Saturday night’s IndyCar race at World Wide Technology Raceway outside of St. Louis, including how Josef Newgarden earned his 20th career win. They discuss the championship implications from the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 as Pato O’Ward took the lead in the standings after […] Kevin and Curt look back on the action-packed weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, including the controversial ending to the Verizon 200 at the Brickyard, and whether or not the Cup Series should return to the road course in 2022. The guys discuss the convergence of IndyCar and NASCAR at IMS with fans for […]   On Parnelli Jones’ 88th birthday, Jake Query and Mike Thomsen discuss the career of the 1963 Indy 500 winner. They talk about how Rufus Jones became known as Parnelli and we hear some historic audio, including from his ‘63 victory and how winning the “500” changed his life. They’re joined by Donald Davidson, […]   Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin give the rundown for this weekend’s triple-header at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, wish a happy 88th birthday to 1963 Indy 500 winner Parnelli Jones, and reveal how to watch Bob Jenkins’ memorial service next week. They talk about next week’s BC39 at the dirt track in the IMS […] Jake Query and Mike Thomsen continue to talk about the history of the Brickyard 400, including some of their favorite memories and trivia from the 27-year-old event. They’re joined by veteran NASCAR broadcaster Matt Yocum discuss some of the best drivers to never win the Indianapolis 500, the decline in popularity of the Brickyard, […] Wednesday on Trackside, Kevin and Curt preview this weekend’s IndyCar/NASCAR triple header at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and catch up on listener questions. Questions include clarification about working on your car during a red flag, potential changes to the Nashville street circuit, logistics for the upcoming weekend at IMS, and a tidbit about Graham […] Tuesday on Beyond the Bricks, Jake Query and Mike Thomsen look back at the history of NASCAR at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, including the famous 1992 tire test that ultimately led to the inaugural Brickyard 400 in 1994. They discuss Davey Allison and Tim Richmond, two drivers who never had the chance to compete […] Kevin and Curt continue to discuss the aftermath of the Music City Grand Prix, including record-high TV ratings, and which drivers had a strong weekend in Nashville. They discuss the cooperation between NASCAR, IndyCar and TV partners to maximize ratings, and changes that can be made next year to the Nashville street circuit. In […]