It’s fun episode of The Week In IndyCar following the Texas event won by our opening guest, Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden, and closes with the Mayor of Hinchtown, James Hinchcliffe.
Both offer their thoughts on the controversial Montreal Formula 1 penalty that ensnared Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton; Newgarden offers insights on the strategy and handling characteristics that led to his most recent victory, tells the story behind his role in the bizarre bondage-themed ‘Milk Veins’ 2014 Indy 500 video, and does his best to reveal the origin story of The Chalice of Excellence. Newgarden also, at the request of a listener, talks smack about championship rival Alexander Rossi.
Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ Hinchcliffe lays the groundwork for the NBA Finals bet between himself and The Week In IndyCar host Marshall Pruett, explores the rotten luck he’s experienced this year, compares the stresses of Indy 500 Bump Day 2018 and 2019, and bids farewell by revealing his biggest on-track pet peeve.
The show closes with Pruett answering listener questions submitted via social media.
Josef Newgarden (starts at 14m00s)
James Hinchcliffe (1h11m44s)
MP Q&A (1h51m50s)