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 – NASCAR’s All Star Race

Throwback Thursday is the segment that takes you down Memory Lane for the races each week. We’re doing a special edition this week since there are some all stars who need to get their game on and go play (or in this case, race).

2007

The Busch brothers were racing each other towards the end of the race when disaster struck and they crashed into each other. If I remember correctly from a segment on Race Hub last season, Kurt still isn’t thrilled about it – and it was 10 years later (although he missed out on $1 million thanks to a wreck with his brother, so can you blame him?). Here’s some footage of the wreck.

 

2017

This was Dale Earnhardt Jr’s final All Star Race. In it, Matt Kenseth’s car blew up and Kyle Busch took home the win. Here’s some sound bites from it.

Battle of the Beers

Battle of the Beers – Auto Club 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. We’ve got one more race out west, this time in California.

Preferred beer: Corona (most popular beer in California)

Drinking game

-If they mention that it’s the last race of the west coast swing, take a shot (which I guess you can do already with the last sentence of the first paragraph).

-If they discuss the rule changes following a bunch of cars failing and/or not making it through pre-qualifying tech this week, finish your drink.

-If they talk about the Daniel Suarez wall joke from Thursday’s NASCAR Race Rub (here’s some video of it), then finish your drink.

-If Busch Beer becoming the new pole award sponsor is mentioned, finish your drink.

-If Kevin Harvick potentially winning his fourth straight is talked about, finish your drink.

-Kurt Busch has already revealed his Southern 500 paint scheme, so if that gets mentioned, take a drink.

-NASCAR and Twitter made a deal where live in-car helmet cam video will be streamed during races in the second half of the season (including all 10 playoff races). If it gets talked about, take a drink.

#TBT

#TBT – Daytona 500

Throwback Thursday is the segment that takes you down Memory Lane for the races each week. We’ve got a couple races this week that are memorable to at least some, if not a good chunk of the fan base.

1998 Daytona 500

It’s the 20th anniversary of this race and it’s understandably memorable for a lot of people. This is the first and last time Dale Earnhardt won the Daytona 500 and one of the few times every member of every pit crew came out to pit road to high five the driver.

 

2017 Daytona 500

Another first-time win happened last year, this time with Kurt Busch. This was the first race with Monster Energy as the series’ primary sponsor and while it wasn’t the primary sponsor for Kurt for this race, they do act as one of his primary sponsors. Tony Gibson was especially happy because he’s from the Daytona Beach area so this race was even more special for him.

Hold My Beer

Hold My Beer – ISM Connect 300

Hold My Beer is the segment that features some of the highlights where you can imagine drivers saying, “Hold my beer and watch this!” We certainly had drivers say THAT during this past weekend’s ISM Connect 300.

Kevin Harvick spun and several other drivers, most notably Kurt Busch (oops), Austin Dillon, Dale Earnhardt Jr (also oops) and Martin Truex Jr, got collected in it. It definitely helped Kyle Busch, though, who went on to win the stage and the race.

Apologies to anyone whose favorite got wrapped up in this, especially the Jr fans.