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Getting Up to Speed with Silly Season Updates plus a Chili Bowl Preview!
Jan 17 • 47 min
This week we break down everything going on in the continuing offseason! Some silly season discussion, chili bowl talk, and more! Some highlights: Alex Palou joins forces with Dale Coyne Racing Fred watch! (Fernando Alonso) Sage Karam update Jess previews…
IMSA Discussion: Breaking Down the Different Engines by Class
Jan 13 • 28 min
Joined by Bozi Tatarevic, writer for Road and Track, Hagerty and other automotive publications, we break down by each class the difference in IMSA engine technologies. While some classes engines are all the same, most have differences! From DPI to GTD,…
Behind the Mic: Get to Know the Hosts of the Show
Jan 10 • 46 min
Before we get to the remainder of the offseason, we thought the first episode would be fun for all of the amazing listeners to get to know us…some racing questions, mainly non-racing questions to get to know us better! ——more—— A big thank you to our…
Lost Tracks -The Storied History of Riverside International Raceway
Dec 30, 2019 • 26 min
Mike and guest co-host Frank Santoroski talk about the famous California track, Riverside International Raceway. The Raceway covered everything from numerous IMSA races, Indycar races, and NASCAR races. Hear about the beginnings of the track, some of the…
Talking with David Byrd & Santino Ferrucci
Dec 23, 2019 • 36 min
Happy Holidays! A special early week release episode for your holiday travels. Mike sat down with David Byrd and then Santino Ferrucci to discuss many things including: How Santino’s sprint car test came up How both James Davison and Santino did in their…
End of 2019 Silly Season Run Down + Talk of the Davison Double
Dec 20, 2019 • 52 min
As we wind down 2019, we thought it was important to give everyone a full rundown on where we stand on the remainder of silly season (aka the rest of the offseason) What drivers are out there still? What teams have openings? Who seems to fit where? We…
Conor Daly Flying High into 2020 with Ed Carpenter Racing
Dec 13, 2019 • 45 min
Mike, Jess, and Matt are back this week to discuss 2 major news stories that have unfolded in INDYCAR. 1) Conor Daly and his Air Force sponsorship are joining forces with Ed Carpenter Racing 2) Sebastien Bourdais surprise oust from Dale Coyne Racing and…
2019 Pit Lane Parley Indycar Trivia Night
Dec 6, 2019 • 33 min
We’re back for another year of 2019 INDYCAR trivia here! This year Matt lead’s the program with Mike and Jess competing against each other. Listen to find out who wins and the loser has to buy the other day during St Pete race weekend in 2020! ——more—— A…
Lost Tracks of INDYCAR: Langhorne Speedway
Nov 26, 2019 • 21 min
The Big Left Turn or The track that ate the heroes are some of the nicknames Langhorne Speedway garnered over the years the track was active. Guest Frank Santoroski from “Drafting the Circuits”and Mike talk about one of the most dangerous tracks in…
Learning More About Rinus Veekay with Dutch Motorsport Jouranlist Jeroen Demmendaal
Nov 23, 2019 • 14 min
A special release detailing a little bit more about the newest INDYCAR rookie with Dutch motorsport journalist, Jeroen Demmendaal ! Jeroen and Mike discuss Rinus, his racing career to date, why he chose the INDYCAR path from a young age, his ties to…
Veekay Joins Ed Carpenter Racing + Fan Questions!
Nov 22, 2019 • 59 min
Welcome to another episode! Mike, Jess, and Matt are back to discuss the Rinus Veekay to Ed Carpenter Racing news — what that means for ECR, where Spencer Pigot may end up, and how his Road to Indy career was so stellar. Then we breakdown Robin Miller’s…
Lost Tracks of IndyCar: Trenton Speedway
Nov 19, 2019 • 23 min
The second edition of Lost Tracks of Indycar features Trenton Speedway! Mike is joined by Frank Santoroski from Drafting the Circuits podcast to talk everything about the “Kidney Bean” track that used to be right in Trenton, New Jersey. The beginnings of…
Meyer Shank Racing Partners With Andretti & More INDYCAR News
Nov 15, 2019 • 52 min
The off-season rolls on with more exciting Indycar news! Remember when everyone thought once Alexander Rossi re-signed with Andretti, that would be it for excitement? We’re here giving you the breakdown on: Jack Harvey & Meyer Shank Racing’s partnership…
Lost Tracks: Nazareth Speedway
Nov 8, 2019 • 29 min
In an effort to bring some new content to everyone during the long INDYCAR offseason, we are launching a series “Lost Tracks” detailing some of the tracks from the INDYCAR circuit that no longer exist, starting with one just an hour north of Host Mike’s…
The Start of a New Era: Roger Penske & The Penske Corporation Purchase INDYCAR, IMS, And IMS Productions
Nov 5, 2019 • 63 min
Occasionally, the news is so important that it can’t wait until the usual Friday release. In this case, Roger Penske and The Penske Corporation have purchased Indycar, IMS, and IMS Productions (plus all assets) from Hulman & Company. Who saw that coming?…
Sorting Through the Aftermath of the Arrow McLaren SP News
Nov 1, 2019 • 63 min
This week, Mike, Jess, & Matt are here with plenty of discussion about the bombshell news that dropped in the IndyCar world this week! Listen this week for: Will AMSP compete for wins in 2020? What are Hinchcliffe’s options ? Our take on the drama Is…
Discussing Trevor Carlin’s Comments and Answering Fan Questions!
Oct 25, 2019 • 46 min
This week, we were joined by a special guest, Josh Blackburn who runs “North 40 Report” podcast & worked for Andretti Autosport in 2019. Click here to listen to his show. We discuss: Trevor Carlin’s comments to motorsport.com on IndyCar team sizes What…
Fan Questions & A Chat with 2019 INDYCAR Rookie of the Year Felix Rosenqvist
Oct 24, 2019 • 57 min
A Special 2 Part Episode This Week! Part 1: Fan questions! Thank you to all who submitted questions and spurred some great debate between Matt & Mike this week. Part 2: Jess and Mike sit down and talk to 2019 IndyCar Rookie of the Year winner, Felix…
Best of: Throwing it Back to the First Time Josef Newgarden Joined the Show in January 2018
Oct 24, 2019 • 41 min
For those who might be newer fans of the show! In early 2018, we had Josef Newgarden join the show to talk with Jess and Mike. Coming off of his first Astor Cup Championship in 2017, Josef was gracious enough to be our first ever guest on the show and an…
Talking Aeroscreen and Silly Season + A Chat with Sponsor Craft 1861
Oct 11, 2019 • 65 min
We’ve got a special 2 part episode this week for everyone! Leading off: Aeroscreen chat after 2 tests! What we think after 4 drivers have tested the aeroscreen and what the drivers are saying! Simon Pagenaud’s thoughts about testing the aeroscreen in the…
The 2019 Pit Lane Parley INDYCAR Awards Show
Oct 4, 2019 • 59 min
Welcome to the second annual Pit Lane Parley INDYCAR awards show! We switch up the style this year, but share your thoughts with us on social media! Thank you for listening all season long and tune in each week this off-season as we keep you entertained!…
Recapping the finale: Newgarden Captures the Championship in Laguna Seca
Sep 27, 2019 • 63 min
What a great ending to the 2019 Indycar season! The finale at Weather Tech Raceway / Laguna Seca was a great way to cap off the season. We Discuss. Josef Newgarden’s championship || Colton Herta’s dominant weekend || How good the Laguna Seca race turned…
A Chat with Global MX-5 Cup Driver Ryan Hall
Sep 26, 2019 • 19 min
Mike, Jess, and Mike Knapp sit down with driver of the #76 mx-5 cup car, Ryan Hall before their second race this past weekend at Laguna Seca. Hear Ryan’s take on the MX-5 series, why his car is nicknamed Godzilla, his driver coaching and his motorsports…
Road to Indy Spotlight: Talking with John Cummiskey and Toby Sowery
Sep 25, 2019 • 16 min
During the weekend at Laguna Seca, Mike, Jess, and Mike Knapp talk with both John Cummiskey and Toby Sowery from the newly re-named HMD Motorsports. We discuss everything from John’s legendary background in racing with Penske back in the 1990s, his race…
The Pit Lane Parley Experience with Harding Steinbrenner Racing with VP of Marketing Phil Sparks
Sep 24, 2019 • 13 min
In the last in-season episode of The Pit Lane Parley Experience with Harding Steinbrenner Racing, Mike and Jess talk to Phil Sparks, VP of Marketing for the company. The talk about : what his race weekend job is versus year round responsibilities are ||…
Talking Laguna Seca with Graham Rahal and Spencer Pigot
Sep 22, 2019 • 21 min
In this 2-part episode, Mike, Jess, and Mike Knapp sit down with both Graham Rahal and then Spencer Pigot. They discuss With Graham: What it’s like driving through the corkscrew His overall impression on Indycar’s return to Laguna Seca How the Firestone…
He Loves to Bake, Star Wars, and to Race - Chatting with Jack Harvey
Sep 21, 2019 • 12 min
Before Friday started at legendary Laguna Seca, Mike and Jack Harvey spent some time talking racing, Star Wars, his new skill in baking, and more! Tune in to hear Jack’s thoughts on his 2019 season, his boss Michael Shank, and what his future holds!…
Previewing IndyCar’s Return to Laguna Seca
Sep 20, 2019 • 50 min
In our last in-season episode, we’re here to break down everything Laguna Seca. From championship clinching scenarios for Josef Newgarden, Alex Rossi, Simon Pagenaud and Scott Dixon to the rookie of the year battle! We discuss how we think Indycar’s…
Aeroscreen Updates + Is This the Most Competitive Era in INDYCAR Racing History?
Sep 13, 2019 • 53 min
On this week’s episode, the last in-season off weekend means it’s a bit quiet on the news front for silly season, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have plenty to discuss! This week we break down: The Aeroscreen and if INDYCAR’s change at the top of…
A Chat with Shea Holbrook
Sep 10, 2019 • 45 min
In this week’s interview, Mike sits down with motorsports extraordinaire, Shea Holbrook! They discuss: Her experience in the new W Series Her concerns about the W series before it began and what she would say to those who didn’t like it Her extremely…
Looking Back on a Wild Portland Grand Prix
Sep 6, 2019 • 56 min
First, all of us at Pit Lane Parley share our thoughts and condolences with Anthoine Hubert, his friends and family, and the motorsports community. ——more—— We’re back to discuss a crazy Portland GP! The first lap crash. Does Indycar need to go to…
Rapid Fire with Some of the Road to Indy Stars
Sep 5, 2019 • 18 min
Mike sat down throughout the Portland weekend with Ryan Norman, Robert Megennis, Sting Ray Robb, and Rasmus Lindh in short interviews to discuss the end of their respective Road to Indy seasons!
The Pit Lane Parley Experience with Harding Steinbrenner Racing featuring Pole-Sitter Colton Herta
Sep 3, 2019 • 16 min
This week, Mike talks with eventual pole-winner and 4th place finisher, Colton Herta. The pair discuss: Colton’s rookie season lookback With all the silly season rumors, is it tough to focus? Thoughts on Gateway/WWT Raceway His fellow rookie class Looking…
Dale Coyne Double: Talking with Both Sebastien Bourdais and Santino Ferrucci
Sep 2, 2019 • 18 min
During the weekend at Portland International Raceway, Mike was able to speak with both Santino Ferrucci and Sebastien Bourdais, drivers #19 and #18 for Dale Coyne Racing. Both of the drivers have a great working relationship and discuss: Is Sebastien a…
Talking IndyCar and Portland with Jeff Gluck of The Athletic
Aug 31, 2019 • 15 min
Mike spent some time during the INDYCAR Autograph session talking with reporter Jeff Gluck, national motorsport writer for The Athletic. They discuss: The championship contenders How IndyCar and nascar differ from an overall race weekend perspective…
A Thriller Under the Lights at Gateway + Looking West to Portland
Aug 30, 2019 • 52 min
Mike, Jess, and Matt are here to discuss a thriller at WWT Raceway aka Gateway Motorsports Park: Takuma Sato’s redemption story Tony Kanaan and AJ Foyt Racing How the championship standings have unfolded Santino Ferrucci’s bold moves and Josef Newgarden’s…
Examining the Events of Pocono Raceway and Looking Ahead to This Weekend at Gateway
Aug 23, 2019 • 71 min
Mike, Jess, and Matt break down everything Pocono including: The first lap crash and the ensuing debate Has Indycar outgrown Pocono or can there be any safety additions to the car/track? Was the rest of race improved versus last year? How does the first…
Rapid Response Movie Discussion with Producer Michael Miles
Aug 22, 2019 • 25 min
Host Mike and Mike Miles, one of the producers on the Rapid Response movie sit down to discuss the movie, motorsports safety innovations since the 1960s and the current state of safety in motorsports. Please look out for the movie release on September 6th…
The Pit Lane Parley Experience with Harding Steinbrenner Racing - Pocono Edition
Aug 20, 2019 • 15 min
On this week’s episode, Mike sits down with tire changer/mechanic Gary Michalak. Gary and Mike talk about: How they felt after Saturday’s rained out qualifying and 2 hour practice What makes Harding Steinbrenner such a special group Silly season rumors…
On the Championship Hunt: Talking with Scott Dixon
Aug 19, 2019 • 10 min
During the Saturday rain delay, Mike and some other media members had some time with Scott Dixon. In this short media round-table interview, Scott discusses: His efforts to come from 62 points back (before the race started) to win his 6th championship His…
A Talk with Pocono Raceway President Ben May
Aug 18, 2019 • 19 min
Before the weekend started, Jess and Mike talked with the President of Pocono Raceway, Ben May. We talk about: What makes Pocono Raceway unique for fans In addition to the racing, what else there is to do at the track The best part about Indycar racing…
McLaren Mania Starting Silly Season Off with a Huge Bang
Aug 16, 2019 • 55 min
What a start to “silly season” for INDYCAR. We break down everything McLaren and INDYCAR from: The Honda to Chevrolet switch What does this mean for James Hinchcliffe? Was this a good move for Sam Schmidt? Who will race for Arrow McLaren SP Racing next…
A New Engine Is Announced + A Chat with Will Power
Aug 9, 2019 • 58 min
A big welcome to our presenting sponsor, Grypmat, the world’s first flexible tool tray designed to keep your tools in place no matter the surface, head to their website HERE and enter promo code PLP10 for 10% off your order! This week we’re back to break…
Scott Dixon is the King of Mid-Ohio + First Silly Season Deep Dive
Aug 2, 2019 • 50 min
A big welcome to our presenting sponsor, Grypmat, the world’s first flexible tool tray designed to keep your tools in place no matter the surface, head to their website HERE and enter promo code PLP10 for 10% off your order! Mike and Jess are back to…
The Pit Lane Parley Experience with Harding Steinbrenner Racing - Mid Ohio Edition
Jul 30, 2019 • 18 min
A big welcome to our presenting sponsor, Grypmat, the world’s first flexible tool tray designed to keep your tools in place no matter the surface, head to their website HERE and enter promo code PLP10 for 10% off your order! Welcome to a very special The…
Road to Indy Spotlight: Chatting with Rasmus Lindh and Sting Ray Robb
Jul 28, 2019 • 19 min
Yesterday during Saturday’s action at Mid-Ohio, Mike sat down with both Indy Pro 2000 Juncos Racing drivers, Rasmus Lindh and Sting Ray Robb. Mike and the Juncos duo cover: How Rasmus’ fantastic open-wheel career has grown quickly in just 2 seasons Does…
A Wild Weekend in Iowa Leads to a Newgarden Victory
Jul 26, 2019 • 54 min
A big welcome to our presenting sponsor, Grypmat, the world’s first flexible tool tray designed to keep your tools in place no matter the surface, head to their website HERE and enter promo code PLP10 for 10% off your order! Welcome back! What a wild…
The Pit Lane Parley Experience with Harding Steinbrenner Racing: Iowa Edition
Jul 24, 2019 • 20 min
This week we’re joined by tire specialist Alex Workman, one of the newer crewmen in the HSR garage. Alex fills a lot of roles within the team, but his main responsibility is preparing the tires for each test, practice, qualifying session, and race day!…
On the Championship Hunt: A Chat with Josef Newgarden
Jul 22, 2019 • 21 min
After Friday qualifying and practice ended at Iowa, Mike, Matt, and Mike Knapp sat down with championship leader Josef Newgarden. They went over Prioritizing points versus going for the win when you’re leading the championship Does Iowa Speedway need a…
Simon Pagenaud Reasserts Himself in the Championship Hunt
Jul 19, 2019 • 54 min
What a weekend in Toronto for Simon Pagenaud! Mike, Jess, and Matt are back to discuss Pagenaud’s dominance in the streets of Toronto. We cover:The inspirational Robert Wickens pace lapPagenaud and the championship huntThe Ed Jones vs Spencer Pigot…
Catching Up with Ed Jones
Jul 18, 2019 • 14 min
Mike spoke with Ed Jones, driving for Ed Carpenter Racing/ Scuderia Corsa. They talked about:Teaming up with Spencer PigotHis season-to-dateHow inspirational Robert Wickens isIf he knows his plans for 2020 yetPhoto Credit: Shawn Gritzmacher
The Pit Lane Parley Experience with Harding Steinbrenner Racing Toronto Edition
Jul 16, 2019 • 14 min
This week on The Pit Lane Parley Experience with Harding Steinbrenner Racing, Mike and Mike Knapp talk to floating mechanic Heath. We talk to Heath about His role at HSRWhen & how he got started working in open wheel racingHis thoughts on Colton Herta and…
Sage Karam Happy to be with Carlin Racing in Toronto
Jul 15, 2019 • 19 min
Mike and Mike Knapp sat down with Sage Karam before the weekend in Toronto began. Sage talks about Setting realistic expectations for the weekend, What it’s been like so far with Carlin RacingHow thrilled he is just to be back in IndyCar outside of the…
On the Hunt for a Championship: A Chat with Alexander Rossi
Jul 13, 2019 • 13 min
Mike and Mike Knapp spend some time talking with Alexander Rossi before the Honda Indy Toronto weekend began. They discuss with Alex:Prioritizing winning versus just getting as many points as possibleRobert Wickens, his journey, and his special weekend…
Previewing The Honda Indy Toronto
Jul 12, 2019 • 57 min
Toronto is here! Mike, Matt, and Mike Knapp preview everything Toronto related to start the episodeRobert Wickens NSX hand controlled car for the pace lapSage Karam’s returnPredictionsPoutine!Further, we answer some great fan questions and touch on some…
Sage Karam’s New Ride and the Aeroscreen’s First Big Test
Jul 5, 2019 • 54 min
Welcome back IndyCar fans! This week we have some fun breaking down some great topics, even with no race this weekend upcoming weekend, we bring the fun and INDYCAR to you!This week:Thoughts on Max Verstappen’s passScott Dixon, the dallara simulator, and…
Alexander Rossi Dominates in Spectacular Fashion
Jun 28, 2019 • 53 min
This week we recap the domination that Alexander Rossi displayed at Road America this weekend. Including:Rossi and how good he wasScott Dixon’s amazing dayWho struggled? Who surprised?Was race control right not to throw a caution?Afterwards, we get to…
A Quick Pit Stop with Max Chilton
Jun 26, 2019 • 7 min
Mike and Mike Knapp speak with Max Chilton directly after practice as Max got ready for qualifying in this weekends race at Road America
The Pit Lane Parley Experience with Harding Steinbrenner Racing featuring VP Vince Kremer
Jun 25, 2019 • 15 min
Back with another episode in “The Pit Lane Parley Experience with Harding Steinbrenner Racing” where Mike interviews VP of the team, Vince Kremer Photo Credit: John Cote
Road to Indy Spotlight: Sitting Down with Oliver Askew and Robert Megennis
Jun 23, 2019 • 17 min
Mike sat down with both Oliver Askew and Robert Megennis before the weekend at Road America got underway Photo credit: Road to Indy
Grading the First Half of the 2019 INDYCAR Season
Jun 21, 2019 • 55 min
Before we preview the weekend at Road America, we take a look back and dive deep into each drivers season-to-date!
IndyCar Puts on a Show under the Lights in Texas
Jun 14, 2019 • 73 min
Time to recap a wild night in Texas followed by some awesome fan submitted questions! And the introduction of a new segment! Cover Photo: Chris Owens || IndyCar Media
A Wild Weekend in Detroit and Looking Ahead to Texas
Jun 7, 2019 • 64 min
Mike, Jess, and Matt recap a wild weekend in Detroit, preview Texas, and debate some topics in the news Cover Photo: Chris Owens
Live from Belle Isle with Emerson Fittipaldi
Jun 5, 2019 • 13 min
A chat with Emerson Fittipaldi during our live show at Belle Isle!
The Pit Lane Parley Experience with Harding Steinbrenner Racing with Colton Herta and George Steinbrenner IV
Jun 4, 2019 • 20 min
Mike and Matt are joined by both Colton Herta and George Steinbrenner at the Duals in Detroit
Pagenaud Triomphe de l’Indianapolis 500
May 31, 2019 • 56 min
Time to recap the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500! Cover photo: Walter Kuhn
Speedway Spotlight with Sage Karam Round 3
May 26, 2019 • 11 min
Mike is back with Sage Karam, speaking earlier this week about his thoughts before final practice and the anticipation towards race weekend! Cover photo: Motorsport Images
Bump Day Provides Plenty of Drama!
May 24, 2019 • 58 min
Time to recap a wild qualifying weekend and preview the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500! Photos: Motorsport Images
Fast, Loud, Authentic, & Unapologetic - Sitting down with Jay Frye
May 23, 2019 • 25 min
Mike and Jess sit down with INDYCAR President Jay Frye to discuss everything from the upcoming Indianapolis 500 to future speculation!
A Different Perspective - Talking IndyCar with NHLer Mike McKenna
May 22, 2019 • 16 min
Mike and Jess sit down with NHLer (most recently Philadelphia Flyer) Mike McKenna about his love for racing!
Post Qualifying Thoughts with Ben Hanley, David Byrd & James Davison, and Santino Ferrucci
May 21, 2019 • 43 min
We talk with Ben Hanley, David Bryd/James Davison, and Santino Ferrucci on how they are feeling after successful qualifying weekends
Pit Lane Adventures with Ben Hanley and Santino Ferrucci
May 19, 2019 • 22 min
Mike and guest host from open-wheels.com, Tanner Watkins, talk with Ben Hanley and Santino Ferrucci Cover Photo Credit: Walter Kuhn
Speedway Spotlight with Sage Karam Round 2
May 18, 2019 • 13 min
We’re back with Sage Karam for his thoughts before fast friday! Cover Photo credit: Chad Smith Photography
Getting Ready for Qualifying at the Indianapolis 500
May 17, 2019 • 44 min
It’s Indianapolis 500 Practice week leading up to qualifying! Cover photo credit: Chris Owens
Speedway Spotlight with Sage Karam
May 14, 2019 • 19 min
In episode 1 of “Speedway Spotlight” we talk with Sage Karam before Indianapolis 500 practice begins.
An Introduction to May: The IndyCar Grand Prix Preview
May 10, 2019 • 68 min
This week Mike, Jess, and guest host from open-wheels.com, Tanner Watkins break down the Indy GP and some great fan questions!
The Best Month of the INDYCAR Season is Here!
May 3, 2019 • 58 min
This week: Mike, Jess, and Matt discuss the recent tests at Indianapolis Motor Speedway before diving into numerous fan questions gathered online! Photo credit: Chris Jones/ INDYCAR Media RIPAndrewFarmer
The Great Bump Day Debate + Long Beach Grand Prix Recap
Apr 26, 2019 • 61 min
This week, Mike, Matt, and guest David Leiting discuss everything from the controversial blocking penalty on Graham Rahal to the new debate engulfing the INDYCAR community: should bump day go away? Cover photo credit: Chris Owens / INDYCAR Media
A Chat with Mark Miles
Apr 18, 2019 • 57 min
We chat with Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Company this week covering everything from what he thinks about the current state of INDYCAR to its’ future!
Takuma Sato Dominates Barber Motorsports Park and Looking Forward to Long Beach
Apr 12, 2019 • 60 min
Mike, Jess, and Matt recap a very interesting weekend in Barber Motorsports Park while looking ahead to The Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach
The Pit Lane Parley Experience with Harding Steinbrenner Barber MSP Edition
Apr 9, 2019 • 27 min
This week, Mike is joined at the track by blogger Mike Knapp and they talk to lead mechanic/air jack operator, Scott Davin.
Pato O’Ward Joins the Show + Honda Indy Grand Prix Preview
Apr 5, 2019 • 60 min
This week we’re joined by driver of the #31 Carlin Racing Pato O’Ward for the first half of the episode before diving into more topics! @RacecastWX provides a weather report for the weekend after the ending music. Cover Photo credit: Stephen King
A New Wave of Hertamania Has Arrived
Mar 29, 2019 • 59 min
Mike, Jess, and Matt recap a historic race at Circuit of the Americas which saw Colton Herta win his first career race as the youngest ever winner
The Pit Lane Parley Experience with Harding Steinbrenner Circuit of the Americas Edition
Mar 26, 2019 • 48 min
This week, at Circuit of the Americas, Mike and Mike Knapp talk to HSR engineer Tyler Bell, one of the newest members of the HSR crew.
Previewing INDYCAR’s Invasion of Circuit of the Americas
Mar 22, 2019 • 59 min
Mike, Jess, and Matt preview INDYCAR’s first voyage to Austin, Texas and the Circuit of the Americas track, discuss Danica Patrick joining the NBC Crew, and why team orders in F1 are terrible!
The IndyCar Season is Off to a Sunny Start
Mar 15, 2019 • 66 min
Mike, Jess, and Matt recap everything from the first NTT IndyCar Series race of the season down in St Petersburg, Florida!
The Pit Lane Parley Experience with Harding Steinbrenner Racing St Petersburg Edition
Mar 12, 2019 • 23 min
Welcome to the very first edition of The Pit Lane Parley Experience with Harding Steinbrenner Racing. Each race week you’ll hear a different interview with an HSR member and then a post weekend recap of their on-track action!
The Off-Season is Over! St. Pete Preview & More
Mar 7, 2019 • 63 min
In our final off-season episode, we preview the first race of the year, discuss the Indy 500 qualifying news and more!
A Preview to the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series Season
Mar 1, 2019 • 77 min
The most comprehensive audio preview of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season!
The Long Off-Season is Almost Over!
Feb 22, 2019 • 63 min
This week, brought to use by Apex Pro, we discuss all the latest IndyCar news and debate if RC Enerson’s sponsor is going to be okay in the IndyCar world. A great stump the host question and a really interesting fan question entered as well!
Everything is Bigger in Texas
Feb 15, 2019 • 65 min
A great episode of pre-season analysis, some more news, and great debate as the off-Season winds down!
A Chat With The World’s Fastest Neurosurgeon
Feb 8, 2019 • 48 min
This week we talk to Jim Lowe, full time Neurosurgeon who also for many years raced in IMSA at the Rolex 24 at Daytona and other events.
Daly’s 500 Ride Has Him Flying Into 2019!
Feb 1, 2019 • 66 min
This week, Mike, Matt, & Jess break down the latest IndyCar news and introduce a new segment called “Why IndyCar” . A new contest is announced!
The Arrow is Pointing Up for IndyCar
Jan 25, 2019 • 60 min
This week, we give everyone the latest and great in IndyCar news from Schmidt Peterson Motorsport’s big announcement to a great Robert Wickens update, tune in for this plus some debate on latest news and rumors.
Welcome to the NTT Indycar Series Era!
Jan 18, 2019 • 53 min
In this week’s episode, we talk to Chris Fambro — Will Power’s Hauler driver and crew member for Team Penkse for the first part of the episode and then discuss all the latest in IndyCar!
Jay Frye Continues to Lead IndyCar in the Right Direction
Jan 11, 2019 • 43 min
Mike and Matt break down all of the news that has happened over the past couple weeks! Plenty to discuss from Jay Frye’s promotion to another new team joining IndyCar!
Fan Night
Jan 4, 2019 • 72 min
For the first time ever, we let the fans run the episode. 7 lucky fans join us for their own segments where they each bring their own topic for all of us to discuss!
Collection of Interviews from PRI
Dec 28, 2018 • 71 min
Mike and Mike Knapp, our blogger, conduct interviews around the trade show floor at PRI in Indianapolis! A transcript of the interviews is available on the “15 Days in May” blog at www.pitlaneparley.com
An IndyCar Holiday Special!
Dec 21, 2018 • 31 min
This week we have some fun and give some wishlist gifts for some IndyCar drivers!
How Much Longer Until the Season Starts?
Dec 14, 2018 • 61 min
This week, Mike, Jess, and Matt have special guest George Butz on the show. We dive deep into the latest news and rumors of the 2018-2019 offseason like Harding-Steinbrenner racing partnering with Honda and more!
The Silly Season Speeds On
Dec 7, 2018 • 57 min
This week we update everyone on the latest in off-season news and rumors and what we think may happen!
Road to Indy Spotlight with Oliver Askew
Nov 30, 2018 • 50 min
We interview rising star, Oliver Askew about his racing career to date. From how he got started in racing through this past year in Pro Mazda, we talk about it all and what he’s learned along the way!
Thankful
Nov 21, 2018 • 11 min
A special episode this week, we at Pit Lane Parley + special guest Kristian Aleixo discuss what we’re thankful for during this Thanksgiving holiday week!
Trivia Night
Nov 16, 2018 • 42 min
The first annual Pit Lane Parley host trivia night! Mike has a number of questions for Jess & Matt, and just like Whose Line is it, Anyways — the points are made up!
November Silly Season Round Up!
Nov 9, 2018 • 59 min
This week Mike, Matt, and Jess discuss the latest news and rumors during this edition of “Silly Season Round Up”
Interview with Jason Penix- Senior Director of Competition at IndyCar
Nov 2, 2018 • 46 min
We talk with Senior Director of Competition for IndyCar, Jason Penix about the many hats he has to wear working for IndyCar!
Adam Stern Joins the Show!
Oct 26, 2018 • 55 min
Adam Stern, of Sports Business Daily joins the show to discuss the latest in off-season IndyCar news, and debate as the off-season continues!
Road to Indy Spotlight with Parker Thompson
Oct 19, 2018 • 57 min
This week we talk to Parker Thompson, who drove for Exclusive Autosport in Pro-Mazda class this year, finishing 2nd overall in the standings.
Fernando Alonso Secures a TV Deal and more Off-Season Fun
Oct 12, 2018 • 62 min
Off-season update of all news and rumors current in the IndyCar world!
Double Feature! Interviews with Pato O’Ward and Colton Herta
Oct 5, 2018 • 66 min
On this week’s episode we talk to both Harding-Steinbrenner racing drivers, Pato O’Ward and Colton Herta about racing, food choices, their anticipation for 2019, living in your racing dads shadow, and many more fun topics in this great episode!
Harding-Steinbrenner Merger and More Off-Season Fun
Sep 28, 2018 • 64 min
This week Mike, Jess & Matt breakdown a number of offseason topics, James Hinchcliffe’s interesting article from Racer.com and more!
2018 Season Awards Ceremony Featuring Jim Ayello
Sep 21, 2018 • 58 min
Matt, Mike, and Jess along with guest from the IndyStar, Jim Ayello vote on their own 2018 IndyCar season awards. Some of them are to provide some laughs after the season! ALL of the awards will be available for a fan vote on twitter in the coming days!
An Interview with Sage Karam
Sep 14, 2018 • 60 min
This week we sit down with Sage Karam for the entire episode! We discuss what he thought happened during his accident in the Indy 500, his thoughts on the new aero kit, and plans for 2019, especially with DRR Racing. We dive further into his racing career…
An Interview with Santino Ferrucci + Portland Recap
Sep 7, 2018 • 75 min
This week we talk with Dale Coyne Racing driver, Santino Ferrucci for the first half of the episode. We discuss: His weekend in Portland How he likes his car to feel while driving on track How he stays sharp in the off-season 2019 plans and more! After…
Gateway Recap and Previewing the Return to Portland
Sep 7, 2018 • 62 min
In this week’s episode, Mike, Jess & Matt recap a great weekend at Gateway Motorsports Park including discussing some highs and lows from the weekend. IndyCar’s anticipated return to Portland International Raceway is previewed, Mike tries to stump Jess in…
SPECIAL RELEASE: Live Show from Gateway Motorsports Park Featuring Pato O’Ward and Al Unser Jr
Aug 27, 2018 • 30 min
At Gateway Motorsports Park this past weekend, Mike and Jess conducted a live show in the IndyCar fan village. It features an interview with Indy Lights points leader Pato O’Ward, some predictions and discussions about the IndyCar season so far, and we…
Get Well Wickens + Gateway preview
Aug 24, 2018 • 51 min
GetWellWickens - This week we give all of our well wishes to Robert Wickens and his family as he recovers from his accident at Pocono Raceway this past weekend. We speak about the race itself before discussing some more silly season topics as the schedule…
Pocono Preview + More Insanity Season Discussions
Aug 17, 2018 • 76 min
This week we dive deep into the numerous silly season rumors and discussions that have popped up since last week. From Fernando Alonso, to Ganassi #10 car, to the Harding Racing/Andretti/McLaren partnership possibility, some more track and schedule rumors…
Insanely Silly Season with Jim Ayello
Aug 10, 2018 • 57 min
This week, we’re joined by IndyStar journalist Jim Ayello and we dive deep into everything that is “silly season” right now. From #Alonsomania to Scott Dixon to Pato O’Ward and the MRTI drivers! We discuss some thoughts on the potential 2019 + beyond…
What a Show at Mid-Ohio
Aug 3, 2018 • 57 min
Wow, even when there’s no race this weekend coming up, the news keeps flying! This week Mike & Jess dive deep into how great Mid-Ohio was last weekend! We break down all of the insanity that is silly season talk (Scott Dixon, Penske, Pagenaud, McLaren,…
Jeremy Milless Interview + Mid-Ohio Preview
Jul 27, 2018 • 64 min
Jeremy Milless, Alexander Rossi’s engineer, joins us for the first part of the episode. We discuss how his career as a race engineer began, his time with Josef Newgarden, the 2018 season, and what he sees in Alex since his career in IndyCar started. After…
Racing on Ice in Toronto, Laguna Seca Return Thoughts!
Jul 19, 2018 • 62 min
This week Mike & Matt (Jess was on vacation) discuss how awesome Toronto race was, our grade for the Street racing was in this new aero kit era in 2018 now that we are done the street races this season. We go on to discuss Laguna Seca’s return and its’…
Putting the Green/White Checkered Debate to an End
Jul 12, 2018 • 76 min
This week, we’re joined by Kaaveh Akbari, who runs www.humansofracing.com! Kaaveh was a PR man for many years in the racing world, working with the likes of James Hinchcliffe! We discuss Iowa, debate how the race should/shouldnt end — no overtime please!…
McLaren Discussion, An Iowa Preview and Liberty Media Interested in IndyCar Again
Jul 6, 2018 • 69 min
This week Mike, Jess, and Matt debate topics ranging from Conor Daly’s future, Spencer Pigot’s season, more McLaren-mania news, we discuss the rumor re-appearing that Liberty Media wants to buy IndyCar AND the Indianapolis Motorspeedway! Tune in, share…
An Interview with Ed Jones Interview
Jun 28, 2018 • 65 min
Ed Jones of Chip Ganassi Racing joins the show this week! We talk about Ed’s growth from his first to second year in IndyCar, his thoughts on how important the Mazda Road to Indy is, what it’s like working along side of the legendary Scott Dixon, the…
Kristian Aleixo Joins the Show + Silly Season Discussion
Jun 22, 2018 • 70 min
This week we interview Kristian Aleixo, soon-to-be Pro Mazda driver. We talk about Kristians racing background and how he stays prepared while he is not in a car testing. Kristian then stays on the show to join us in discussing the flurry of silly season…
Texas Recap & Looking Towards 2019
Jun 15, 2018 • 73 min
In this week’s episode, Mike, Jess, and Matt are joined by @FauxWillPower, the man behind the legendary parody twitter account. We discuss Texas, what race should follow the Indy 500, whether Sage Karams potential has transferred over into talent (a hotly…
An Interview with Mike Hull
Jun 7, 2018 • 60 min
Welcome back! We talk to Mike Hull, managing director of Chip Ganassi racing for nearly an hour about many things past and present Indy Car racing. Where does Scott Dixon rank all-time? How has Ed Jones meshed with Ganassi racing so far? We discuss the…
Aaron Telitz Interview and Indy500 Recap
Jun 1, 2018 • 59 min
In this week’s episode, we speak with Aaron Telitz about his season so far in Indy lights + his thoughts on IndyCar and the Indy500. We dive deep into the results of the 500 and the surrounding post race chatter as well. Now that May is over we look to…
Special Episode - Indy500 Preview Special
May 26, 2018 • 52 min
Indy 500 Preview Special! Jess and Mike chat about tomorrow’s race and some other news before the big event! Special interview with James Davison follows the preview! Thanks to David Byrd and Lauren Stewart for helping set that up!
The Speedway Chooses Her Thirty-Three
May 24, 2018 • 83 min
Wow! What a weekend. Mike, Jess, and guest-host Matt discuss everything from qualifying weekend. In our longest episode to date, we deep-dive into all the drama and action from the past weekend and the aftermath during the week. We’ll just leave it at…
Special Edition - Penske, Gannasi, and Rahal Team Press Conferences
May 20, 2018 • 69 min
Since we had some audio issues with the regularly scheduled episode. Here is audio from 3 different press conferences prior to the start of fast friday! 1) Team Penske 2) Team Ganassi 3) Team Rahal
Practice Week at IMS Thoughts
May 18, 2018 • 53 min
Note: Sorry for the audio issue. It’s been fixed so it wont happen again! Mike and Jess are joined by blogger, Mike Silver this week. We discuss everything Indianapolis Motor Speedway and 500 practice week. Plus another very surprising driver…
Would a Nascar Sale Effect IndyCar?
May 11, 2018 • 51 min
In this week’s episode @mike_joachim and @bakerjm13 discuss all the activity about the upcoming IndyGP race and answer a ton of fan submitted questions from our twitter page, @pitlaneparley. We discuss how the potential Nascar sale may affect IndyCar for…
Danica Makes Her Return
May 4, 2018 • 57 min
Episode 20! Mike and Jess are joined by Matt Hickey this week and dive into the week of Indy 500 testing across 3 days. We go into some Indy 500 thoughts post testing, whose in danger of getting bumped and who we’d like to see at the track racing, but…
Brian Belardi Joins the Show!
Apr 27, 2018 • 66 min
In this weeks episode, Jess and Mike are joined by Belardi Auto Racing Owner Brian Belardi. We get his take on their current Indy Lights season, their partnership with Foyt and Byrd Racing in the Indy 500, some other racing topics, and as usual some…
Should the Pits Stay Closed or Open?
Apr 20, 2018 • 61 min
On this weeks episode, Jess and Mike discuss the many storylines from the Long Beach race. From the Bourdais penalty to all the events and decisions that made Long Beach into one of the more entertaining races there in some time. We go on to discuss more…
Why Ovals Aren’t Dead
Apr 13, 2018 • 63 min
Welcome back! Guest host Matt Hickey continues to help out Mike for another week (Jess will return next week) We discuss the race at Phoenix, dive into how amazing Robert Wickens’ start has been, and Will Power’s comments about Rossi passing him. We dive…
David Byrd Joins the Show
Apr 6, 2018 • 62 min
This week Matt Hickey @IndyCar_MN guest hosts with Mike while Jess is away and Matt and Mike are joined by Byrd Racing CEO David Byrd! What a great interview. We discuss his family’s racing roots, how he got the Belardi Racing/Baldwin Brothers racing…
Jay Frye Joins the Show!
Mar 30, 2018 • 61 min
This week we welcome Indycar President of Competition and Operations Jay Frye to the show! We get to know Jay better and discuss his thoughts on the current Indy Car outlook! #InJayFryeWeTrust . We round out the show discussing more IndyCar sponsor news,…
Stefan Wilson Joins the show!
Mar 23, 2018 • 49 min
Indy Car driver Stefan Wilson joins us for the first 20 minutes in this weeks episode! We get Stefan’s take on the start to the 2018 season and how he’s feeling approaching the month of May! He gives the best answer yet to the #cheese question and we…
What a Start to the Season
Mar 16, 2018 • 60 min
Guest host @IndycarMN and joining the show for the first time, Open-wheels.com blogger @tannerjwatkins join the show while Jess is away this week and we dive headfirst into an eventful season opener! We discuss the controverserial pass by Alex Rossi on…
The Season Preview with John Oreovicz
Mar 8, 2018 • 55 min
The last episode before the first race of the season! John Oreovicz, formerly at ESPN, an esteemed Indy Car writer for many years, joins us for the season preview episode! Season predicitions are made. We give some rare praise to F1 for it’s online…
Welcoming Nick Berry to the Show!
Mar 1, 2018 • 55 min
We welcome dirt racer, whose car the podcast was on during the Chili Bowl Nationals, Nick Berry to the show to learn more about him and his racing! Jess gets in everyone’s favorite question while Mike gets to know more about Nick and the different types…
The Season is Coming!
Feb 22, 2018 • 50 min
Welcome back to Pit Lane Parley! A quiet week in the news doesnt mean that we are quiet! Some early season predictions are started, we discuss the potential for a 3rd engine manufacturer and the news that Continental Tire has approached Indy Car about…
In Jay Frye We Trust (and how Danica Made that Announcement on Purpose)
Feb 15, 2018 • 54 min
Welcome back! @mike_joachim and @bakerjm13 welcome back fantasy indycar expert and league owner @indycar_MN for a second time! We discuss the Phoenix test, the beautiful 2018 Indy Car liveries, Alonso and Sports car chat, and of course, Danica’s…