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The 3 Wide gang welcomes in Denny Hamlin, previews Phoenix and more.
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Yeah and yeah. The ones who benefit. Well the three wide covered that ran about two laps with the -- give myself let him back but the biggest thing is we're proud to have with two races ago. The new Sprint Cup Series points leader Denny Hamlin dale almost jump right into the yes. You guys had a game plan going into this chase it and I know one thing it was they did you pinpoint it. By the time you left the Texas race you felt like he needed in order to have the points lead looked like to -- you got around game plan. Yeah in 11 factors we -- -- two competitors are good at Phoenix that it was going to be hard to make up points. We get mean homestead I feel like now all three teams are going to be very close. At that race track so. That was the the key for us leave them the tech with a point lead. And we can do that then we felt like that we could run head to head with those guys in the last two. Faded -- it's a DW I don't want him to Phoenix. You know he struggled there in the spring because -- how much of that struggling in the spring was -- -- surgery on your knee. I mean it is that the reason you feel like he didn't run as well there's you need to when you go back this time. Yeah I mean honestly and we didn't even work on the race car all weekend we will simply working on just -- things. And -- for me obviously going down to laps because batteries barriers. All their. You know for -- confidence behind got incidentally it was fun. It was a long long day from us open in a lot of different aspect. Whenever via the only negative part. It to going back to think we really don't have any test notes from the first race because we were working on my issues so much out. You know for me it is going to be a little bit of a question mark we're gonna have -- apart game when we get there but I'm sure -- got a plan together and in -- try to keep. You know -- speaking of of Mike's game -- not have been so I'm impressed with him this year court shoe at him have been together since they want. You guys didn't have the most stellar qualified effort it takes you really didn't have a lot of selection. Appears to pick from when they got he got qualified thirtieth. But these few even may be tough but it's strange that Mike elected the pick that pit rats that had stood at 48 group. When it came down the lecture Pittsburgh percentage right. Well in I wasn't totally surprised. -- -- more surprised at a Kansas when the 48 pick in front of us. And now it is important very important chase race as well. And you know it hampered. Just a little bit at Kansas and so really. You know without that the chase had on and without the -- on. Look at it -- with the best spot available for felt like after happy hour we were better than we did so hopefully we outrun him. If you were going around during the day and it favorite finalists and Scott -- hopefully. Help there can be seen from him. There's so you really the best spot available for the -- You know whether they've done that to us in the past or not so it for us it was you know Mike Mike -- right up bags and well. I don't know a thing about this but we chairs in front of 48 you know I I didn't think it was a bad choice simply because we knew our car was strong enough. After happy hour that we were should be able route runners past. You know get in any -- you guys that you might both. You do if you just don't show any intimidation. By the 48 whatsoever. You go you go toe to toe with them. You've got to respond forever one or whatever they say whatever they do. -- team ensure an incredible amount of confidence. In. I -- I am surprised. You guys have sort of been low keyed in. In most of your career really in this team in general. Word is where there's this this new attitude -- for a. Well I think -- you know that -- were a confidence factor you know we've had this -- core group of guys for such a long time what with our team. Pick crew included you know I remember a few years ago we were having pit crew fiasco we really kept a lot of those same core group of guys together. Just worked on worked on this kinks. Got them out and you know we've we've seen how how my crew is doing nowadays when the pit -- championship this year. What was the big deal for us and then ever since then it's like. Everyone's just really stepped up their game. -- I couldn't be prouder of them and I think Mike is very confident in his. Team and sometimes feel like that -- they get overlooked I'm not myself for not him. But our team get overlooked simply because it's them maybe not a flash you're not getting polls for -- we're coming from the back. It to run good. And still seem overlooked at times but you know from us up -- know the potential. Of this race team and I knew that they've been championship caliber the last few years which is and had all the piece of the puzzle put together as well as we do right now. But definitely know you get pulled -- from a bunch of different directions so we we know he would make a great ambassador for the sport. And represent our sport will as a champion we know it's two big weeks for you forgot it about six years ago. Was hit in the grandstands at Richmond watching a cup race and have no -- 2000 TNT. He's won eight races and look at it may be his first Sprint Cup Series championship did we really appreciate -- -- today. Well thank you grab and they -- game and made it -- create. Top -- guys haven't totally. I'm sorry we have act and -- nothing of minds we could find room for these travelers. -- the champions it's worse sweep this. Thing got. Bullpen has me. Move along. Welcome back to three wide well -- no we're we're kind of like two and a half wide you know -- intensity we ability. Here mr. Hammond bode well they obviously mr. Hammond he's taken advantage of being an out -- all the web code at least two races at Texas and they expect him back in. Total aren't aren't try to bring bring back the big trophy the big game trophy but. -- out god keep you know so much has been stated that this past week and it taxes. Where roughly halfway through the race in the 24 car Jeff Gordon. Had direct they were out of the race. And 48 cars have -- a bad they'll pit road next thing you know when Jimmy Johnson came to get appropriate next pit stop. It was a 24 crew that -- him I guess the point in case here put what -- that chat a little bit about it. It's I guess that's one of the advantage of -- a multi car car operation but when you did this -- -- -- -- Are you put the best -- she got in the gut of that championship contender. Yeah that thing I think this may be riled people up a little bit it's -- fact it happened. During a race but you have to realize. This could not have happened if it's. When he sported red. It's recorded four runs the whole race -- the wonderful crew obviously not a leader pit box Gaudin to the 480. Win of 44 car wreck. That freed up to 24 could very well they need -- we all know this the 48 has struggled. All year long we have sitting here week after week after week and -- That that crew is slow amazingly. Not illegal. It happened if it is not the first time it's ever happened. Back marker particularly the -- maybe even have a kicker has. The piecemeal picked group. When a good car would fall out of the race he'd run -- make a deal with a car owner can you hear that current. And they would come and sit up in his pit -- the only thing if you can you can move cruise around anywhere you wanted you just gotta stay in your own pit box. Yeah whenever I would want the element of doubt and I agree and they say it. It is always great to have options that. I only important want to come we knew we were together we haven't -- eroded -- pure member I would doubt. The full -- I got Clint Bowden who retired or injured who have trouble that are catching -- they came over. -- -- -- Unfortunate and a quick victory light it's about that it happened throughout our entire history of our sport is not a decency. Because he's gonna put them -- ago. Back at -- -- time ago. What were the better decrease in the business at that time guided by the media because -- were so good in NASCAR. You know the -- that is what that India and help when the Indy 500 the -- they had it they'll pat. I think the important part is that even though maybe it was one. And I panicked out I take it out here and have a problems. Check. Now is that I'm elected to keep its whole crew together. Bring me all of the twenty walker -- -- just what Belichick era restarts are your more immediate parents came here let you know I'm not. The body in my unit totally am not clear that you helped keep them together good that I worked together Jack and Al backyard slight -- -- whole. But a lot of my leg and what might just light work of their they give big picture that they could probably say I Jimmie Johnson from slipping back. Critical that they have a -- you know. Stops dropping open in the rankings -- whichever way out that it would be any win it. Make it a bit now where Kevin Ricky is can be a point seven seconds. Well if anything is these guys trinity -- You know they they they in this in this -- job. The people that work on the 48 -- particularly. I gotta believe it if people assemble what about the team they're right going to be upset -- -- The big guys that work wreck -- Ron -- and -- that can prepare that call our. They're look at it can't announce that -- Chad Arctic -- not doing its job. We got one down here they can help woods why don't we don't get home I mean I think it. When it comes from team morale and in people come up well it destroyed the morality. I think he chose. I think it showed great leadership and -- that -- that pit box and say we're gonna make -- change where McCain right now. I'm upset Oklahoma I have support in quite honestly -- Chad canals. For for make connect collar may not know he probably. Went much further into this deal that he would like to go -- get up go all the way back to the sporting. Atlanta right that we did the fourth -- of the year we did don't fox we watch those guys. Have a very up and down make. A funny little story though it just goes to show he would just tells mark. Chad can now he has as we know everything. -- stay on that radio. Goes out. In the end people know about it almost the minute pitchers start taking those about it we'll Chad didn't wanna call too much of an uproar. Prior to 124 car show -- up in the Pitt so what Chad did. On the pit stop before he made the decision to make the change. He had a the wind -- out which ironically is Ron Malick and Jimmie Johnson though. That next pit stops 24 crew. Pity you because can you imagine if -- become in the -- hit it. It's where it didn't stop the next stop could have been all the good point sport taking into account with it. Because I've never all played a cruel world -- -- and I thought that was pretty class. Yeah yeah. It's why. Welcome back. Three -- I know I'll just tell about -- the other day there's there's in some way this thing like it has been a very long 2010. Season. But it doesn't seem that many weeks ago that we were role in the Daytona for speak we speak out and can't. Get ready for the Daytona 500 but here we are -- only two races ago in. Think out of the two racetrack furcal at today's two completely different tracks we go next week whether homestead Miami speedway that mama half but progressive banking. But we head out to our last trip out west and that they always. Catches -- topic about we go to Phoenix time like this spring right. If this indeed is one of the shortest races on the schedule only 312. Laps 312 out you better be right. When you push that car -- -- on Sunday morning. Yeah out in Larry did that make that decision and Hendrick motor -- decision to make this screeched. -- change that swapped even more important yeah -- -- you can't give up track position that it's -- to expect to win the race but here here. I believe. When I look at this spring rates and -- know or -- those they -- but Hamlin just coming off of this surgery. I heard a Mike Ford state we've got to know American teammates they ran really good player. I'd I'd -- bothers me a little bit for the eleven car that they want but most drivers don't like. Another drivers that are very seldom do you take that set up from one guy I'm. Yeah occurred the Cowboys particularly. Maybe maybe. Two and -- a little bit but. Bitty cameras driving style is not going to be this same as those guys and if you miss the set up. It Phoenix you're in big trouble and a NIR I I've totally expect. The 48. -- to come out Phoenix with the portly. I think he's gonna run that good I think we're gonna find out now. This is the final offer is this the first copy we've added four years. To see what his 48 team is made out of and I think you're gonna see when they going to Phoenix this week in a focus. And a commitment like we haven't seen before they're gonna get that point lead back and they're gonna go to homestead. Inaugural -- around and win the championship. They're gonna take it they're gonna go after the eleven despite eleven been going after them. And they -- Phoenix they'll have to point lead and they'll go and homes they're pretty close to each other and it's the best man wins and I think that's what I'm really love and about this chase. Is that really the chaser any championship I watched in the years is this intensity that these two great states particularly not like arm and a. Are we gathering in the wrong but could be do great things are really after he got there in the -- -- never seen before and it kind of way that I didn't think eleven relief headed in the well definitely I have you say this barrel you you're you're being at all I don't like the level that you mention wrapped their disrespect Kevin Harvick. That odd man. Really makes that make it beautiful goals per. Who -- the 48 would be eleven to be able to do with it -- it is that it focused on one another. They're gonna have to keep wanna outlet 29 o'clock eight to generalize it that awake even junkyard -- They had no you don't really you know respect for anybody out there he knows what he's going after he's not in the right to count the 4828. According to call you right back about in the back Clinton knows it would impact that you guys like tight. Constantly -- you haven't got rid of me yet. So I think he's going to be one of the variables and think he runs well there they couldn't be one bit but cynical apple cart we about Roland I'll sit. Now with you -- constantly -- that we may want to have a drink guys out of the top then that would be totally part of that this -- the very very very nice. Yet the problem -- think what Kevin Harvick if not -- it's the. Being that point you know -- -- -- don't give -- -- up a lot of points with with only two races ago but -- -- it's not the 59 point. It's the fact that he has believe brawl. The two best rape -- in the Sprint Cup Series grudge campaign that collectively. As 114. Races this. It picked out and it and that that's definitely going to be a -- You know one -- -- about governor's cup cup thing about Kevin Harvick. In there aren't very seldom hear Denny Hamlin. Argue with Mike for. I never hear Jimmie Johnson argue which it. And I didn't hear Kevin and even Richard Childress Sunday. Come on the radio when -- elected to take four hour and a lot of teams took to it started. Beaten -- up. This is -- first chase. I just don't think you wanna do that to a guy. It's kinda you know they've got you to this point. It has been a pretty darn good job I think he's got an -- you don't wanna hurt his confidence. In. Are you are right -- they're getting under wraps. The -- signal here but Bob seconds no explanation. To -- Phoenix it was a championship BW. Well I think Jimmie Johnson -- it Phoenix in. I'm gonna -- I believe I've played eleven car the way he runs at homestead I believe he will be your campaign. -- -- -- -- -- was it figured that was a great and I got to feel it doesn't cause will be up well we -- And you know I'm good thank you guys have to begin -- 48 about them delivered begins but I think GB can make in this -- this past -- he could've been done by the I don't let Mac come on go to Greg Biffle to win the race at Phoenix he's gonna win that. The battle but probably did they haven't Mike Ford that eleventh taint their career in the -- -- no you know next week will be back but pretty wide. We make changeup takes it all depends on what happened to that right out of Phoenix Arizona this week. Was seated next week complete lack.