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Talking with the New COO of Circuit of the Americas, Rick Abbot

Mike spent some time talking with new COO at Circuit of the Americas, Rick Abbot, in this special mid-week release. Rick, a former first round draft pick of the Detroit Tigers was promoted to COO a few months back at COTA. We talk about the track, his love for racing, and what his job duties entail. Of course we discuss his thoughts on INDYCAR and the track!


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Hinchcliffe’s New Sponsor, Engine Discussion & Fan Questions!

Welcome back! This week we are here to break down and discuss a wide range of topics including:


  • James Hinchcliffe's sponsor (sliding into those DMs)
  • A potential change to the 2022 engine formula
  • A rolex 24 preview and chili bowl recap
  • Great fan submitted questions!

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Road to Indy Spotlight: Catching Up with Toby Sowery

Mike catches up with Toby Sowery, who drove for HMD Motorsports in 2019 on a handful of topics in this special episode!


  • Everyone's favorite topic, Rich Energy. Does he know William Storey?
  • Looking back on the highs and lows of 2019
  • Looking forward to 2020, where does he want to win the most?
  • Will he be back on the Indy Lights grid in 2020?


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Previewing the Rolex 24 at Daytona

Mike and sports car expert/friend of the show George Butz are back to break down an extensive preview of the Rolex 24


  • Whose entered this year?
  • How will the vaunted BoP help/hurt the teams?
  • Winners, sleepers, and who might struggle?


Jess and Mike will be covering the race in person, please tune to our social media @pitlaneparley or the Facebook group PIT LANE PARLEY FANS for updates and maybe a live stream or two!

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IMSA Chat with Ryan Eversley: What is “Balance of Performance” ?

Mike and guest host and sports car expert George Butz talk with driver in the Michelin Pilot Challenge series and host of "Dinner with Racers" podcast/show, Ryan Eversley!

We discuss:

  • Ryan's new team for 2020 and a new teammate
  • What is "balance of performance"
  • The awesome charity he supports, click HERE to donate

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Getting Up to Speed with Silly Season Updates plus a Chili Bowl Preview!

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 the amazing Chili Bowl
  • INDYCARs rule adjustments!


Join "Team Pit Lane" and support the show RIGHT HERE : If you join by the end of January you will be entered to win a Stefan Wilson signed and race worn helmet visor!

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IMSA Discussion: Breaking Down the Different Engines by Class

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, Bozi and Mike discuss all engine types (with a small bonus of what INDYCAR drivers will be participating by class in the Rolex 24 in less than 2 weeks!) Read the rest of this entry »

Behind the Mic: Get to Know the Hosts of the Show

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!

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Lost Tracks -The Storied History of Riverside International Raceway

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 unique history of the track, and the unfortunate demise of the track.


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Talking with David Byrd & Santino Ferrucci

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 dirt track tests
  • How Davison's Daytona 500 entry came to fruition
  • Santino's 2020 plans/hopes
  • Thoughts on the aeroscreen

And more!

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