The Autoweek Podcast Ep. 42: NASCAR championship, WRC title, LA Auto Show and Ferrari GTC4Lusso review
On this episode of the Autoweek Podcast, host Rory Carroll joins Jimmy Pelizzari, Mike Pryson and Wesley Wren to talk about the end of the NASCAR season. Adding some actual relevant information, veteran NASCAR correspondent Al Pearce calls in to explain the season’s wrap and give us the word from the team garages. Pearce talks about Logano’s season, the frustration with some fans about his victory and the history of NASCAR champs without a lot of race wins.
Pearce also leads a discussion about the late NASCAR legend David Pearson. Pearce talks about the moment of the first NASCAR Hall of Fame induction, Pearson’s absence from that first class and Richard Petty’s response to Pearson’s death.
After the NASCAR talk, Pelizzari leads us off-road and on to the stages of the World Rally Championship. Pelizzari wraps the 2018 season, highlighting the final race in Australia. He also discusses the shuffling happening in the offseason and gives insight as to next year’s calendar, which can be watched on WRC’s bespoke streaming service.
From there, Jake Lingeman replaces Jimmy and Mike, and the conversation moves to this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show. Rory was on the ground floor at LA and gives the inside scoop of what it’s like to go through media previews at auto shows. The team also dives into this year’s reveals and how they stack up against each other.
Finishing the show, Jake tells the tale of our short-lived Ferrari GTC4Lusso and its troubles. He also gives some insights about the good parts of the Ferrari -- namely how it drives.
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