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30 Odd 6

30 Odd 6 – Erik Jones

30 Odd 6 is your weekly feature focusing on the 30th driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. This week, we’re highlighting the 29th place finisher in the Pocono 400.

Name: Erik Jones

Age: 22

Hometown: Byron, MI

Team: Joe Gibbs Racing

Odd 6

  1. He got his high school diploma at Texas Motor Speedway prior to the Camping World Truck Series race in June of 2014.
  2. Outside of the car, he enjoys scuba diving and golfing.
  3. His nicknames are EJ and That Jones Boy, which were given to him by broadcaster Ken Squier.
  4. His favorite sports teams are the Detroit Lions and the University of Michigan football team (as an Ohio State alum, I’m not thrilled with his choice of football teams lol).
  5. He’s the youngest Camping World Truck Series champion.
  6. He’s the youngest driver to complete triple duty (compete in all three national touring series in one weekend) when he did so at Texas Motor Speedway in November of 2015.
Battle of the Beers

Battle of the Beers – Pocono 400

The Battle of the Beers is the weekly drinking game focusing on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. News, discussion topics and other themes of the week are highlighted and in proper Brake and Clutch form, we target them for a drinking game.

Preferred beer: Yuengling (most popular beer in PA)

Drinking Game

-If they mention Kyle Busch being the only driver to win at every track on the schedule, take a shot.

-If they mention the Toyota Supra possibly coming to NASCAR for 2019, take a drink.

-If they call Pocono Raceway the Tricky Triangle, take a shot.

-If they mention the end of Danica Patrick’s career, finish your drink.

-If they mention the Charlotte Motor Speedway fence climber, finish your drink.

-If they mention Foxwoods sponsoring the NHMS race, finish your drink.

-If they mention the radio issues at CMS, take a drink.

-If they mention Kurt Busch sounding the siren at the Vegas Golden Knights game, take a drink.

#TBT

#TBT – Pocono Raceway

Throwback Thursday is the segment that takes you down Memory Lane for the races each week. This week, we head to the Pocono mountains!

2012

This was Joey Logano’s second career win, where he edged out Mark Martin for the checkered flag. Here’s a look back at how he did it.

 

2017

This was Ryan Blaney’s first win in the Cup Series. Other notable circumstances are Bubba Wallace filling in for Aric Almirola in 2017 and Jimmie Johnson’s brakes failing.

30 Odd 6

30 Odd 6 – Ryan Reed

30 Odd 6 is your weekly feature focusing on the 30th driver, normally in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. This week, we’re highlighting the 29th place finisher in the Xfinity Series.

Name: Ryan Reed

Age: 24

Hometown: Bakersfield, CA

Team: Roush Fenway Racing

Odd 6

  1. He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2011 and was told he’d never be able to race again.
  2. He’s one of three drivers in a national racing league with diabetes (the other two are Charlie Kimball and Conor Daly over in IndyCar).
  3. His engine tuner injects him with insulin during races and he has a glucose monitor on his dashboard.
  4. His foundation, Ryan’s Mission, focuses on bringing about awareness of type 1 diabetes.
  5. He’s the youngest of four children.
  6. Outside of the car, he enjoys wakeboarding, karting, lifting, triathlon training and video games.
Battle of the Beers

Battle of the Beers – Coca-Cola 600

The Battle of the Beers is the weekly drinking game focusing on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. News, discussion topics and other themes of the week are highlighted and in proper Brake and Clutch form, we target them for a drinking game.

Preferred Drink: Rum and Coke (it is the Coke 600, after all)

Drinking Game

-If they understandably mention Memorial Day, take a shot.

-Relatedly, if they mention the names of fallen soldiers being on the windshields of the cars, take a shot (and if you meet or are with a Gold Star relative, aka someone whose relative in the military has died, or a fallen soldier’s friend, buy them one too).

-If they discuss the aero package from the All Star Race, take a shot.

-If they mention Chase Elliott taking over Spencer Gallagher’s seat for some races while Gallagher is going through the Road to Recovery program, finish your drink.

-If they talk about the visit by Martin Truex Jr and Furniture Row Racing to the White House, finish your drink.

-If they bring up the Joey Logano and Kyle Larson crash in the All Star Race, finish your drink.

-If Fox mentions the rail cam, take a drink.