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In this episode of the Autoweek Podcast, host Rory Carroll, Mike Pryson, Graham Kozak and Jake Lingeman talk about the end of the racing season. The group dissects the NASCAR Cup playoff system, the four big players and the possible winners. They also talk about the folks not returning to the track next year, namely Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Danica Patrick. Formula 1 also crowned a winner, but the hosts aren’t sure of his name (Lewis Hamilton).

After the motorsports section, Wesley Wren joins the group as they talk about the latest car culture news. Texas bans dune buggies while Koenigsegg takes its Agera RS to 284 mph. Afterward, the team talks all things Dodge Viper as they work through the car’s history, Graham’s recent drive to Tennessee and J.P. Vettraino’s visit to the Viper’s assembly plant. Rumors of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG borrowing the Viper’s chassis are laid out and discussed thoroughly.

Continuing with high-performance two-seaters, the gang talks about Chevy’s latest  — the ZR1. The 755-hp ‘Vette debuted at the Dubai Motor Show last weekend. The group talks about what they think Chevy plans to do with the winged track weapon, expecting an overall Nurburgring record as a primary target.

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By Autoweek Staff



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