The Week In IndyCar, June 11, with Josef Newgarden and James Hinchcliffe

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)

The Week In IndyCar, June 5, with Marcus Ericsson, Takuma Sato, and Shaun Lee

It’s another marathon episode of The Week In IndyCar from the Detroit Grand Prix double-header featuring Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ Marcus Ericsson, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Takuma Sato, and GESS International CEO Shaun Lee, along with listener Q&A answered by your host Marshall Pruett.


Marcus Ericsson (starts at 17m24s)
Takuma Sato (1h02m37s)
Shaun Lee (1h27m05s)
MP Q&A (1h39m19s)

My Racing Life and Career, with Cara Adams

Cara Adams, Firestone’s chief motorsports engineer, sits down for an episode of My Racing Life and Career with Marshall Pruett and shares the story of how the Ohio native worked her way up to earn one of the most prestigious jobs in the sport while helping to seed future generations to follow in her footsteps. A fascinating character, Adams’ drive and personality stand out throughout the conversation.

The Week In IndyCar, May 28, with Simon Pagenaud, Ben Bretzman, and Santino Ferrucci

It’s a marathon post-Indy 500 episode of The Week In IndyCar featuring Team Penske’s race winner Simon Pagenaud, his race engineer Ben Bretzman, Indy 500 Rookie of the Year Santino Ferrucci, a huge list of Q&A items for your host Marshall Pruett, and a personal update to close the show.


Simon Pagenaud (starts at 15m17s)
Ben Bretzman (33m57s)
Santino Ferrucci (57m56s)
MP Q&A (1h24m16s)

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How Roger Penske changed the Indy 500 – the complete series

Daily during the two weeks leading up to this year’s 103rd Indianapolis 500, presented a fresh episode of the 15-part podcast series, ‘How Roger Penske Changed The Indy 500′. The series celebrated the most successful entrant in Indianapolis Motor Speedway history, culminating on the 50th anniversary of his team’s first appearance in 1969 and, as it turned out, on the day of another Team Penske Indy 500 triumph courtesy an on-form Simon Pagenaud.

In case you missed any of the episodes, here are links to all 15:

Catching Up With: Janet Guthrie documentary filmmakers Jenna Ricker and Greg Stuhr

Jenna Ricker, director of ‘Qualified,’ the new ESPN 30 For 30 documentary on racing pioneer Janet Guthrie, and producer Greg Stuhr visit the Marshall Pruett Podcast to discuss the film and the many choices they made to honor the first woman to qualifying and compete in the Indianapolis 500. The film debuts May 28 at 8 p.m. on ESPN.

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