With the most feared race of the playoffs now behind us, Sunday’s Alabama 500 at Talladega Superspeedway turned out to be nothing short of heart-wrenching.
The penultimate race of the second round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs is now upon us. This one, though, is much different than any of the other 10 races in the playoffs.
Greg DePalma, PSN motorsports analyst C.J. Radune and Eric Smith of Race Review Online look back at the opening round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup playoffs and preview Round 2, as Eric offers up a surprise pick to be among the next group eliminated after Kansas.
Greg DePalma, Kenny Bruce of NASCAR.com and PSN motorsports analyst C.J. Radune look ahead to this weekend’s start of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup playoffs, where they agree on three of the four cars they expect to reach the final showdown at Homestead. They also talk about which driver and team changes lie ahead, plus Dale Earnhardt Jr.‘s pending retirement.
Greg DePalma and PSN contributor Jamal Murphy take an in-depth look at the NBA Finals, as the curtain finally rises on the third act between Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors – unbeaten in this year’s postseason – and reigning champs LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Also, an early analysis of this week’s NASCAR stop, as the AAA 400 gears up at Dover.
Greg DePalma and Kenny Bruce of NASCAR.com preview the Coca-Cola 600, which concludes Sunday’s tripleheader of racing classics, and offers the latest updates as the Monster Energy Cup circuit enters the summer schedule. Later, PSN racing analyst C.J. Radune previews the Indianapolis 500 as Scott Dixon sits on the pole and Marco Andretti tries again to add to the family legacy.
Greg DePalma and PSN contributor Jamal Murphy discuss a very good week for the Boston Celtics, who reached the NBA‘s Eastern Conference finals and landed the No.1 pick in next month’s NBA draft. Playoff talk continues as NHL analyst Jan Levine breaks down early series leads for the Ottawa Senators and Nashville Predators, and C.J. Radune offers an update on NASCAR‘s premier series ahead of All-Star weekend.
Greg DePalma previews Saturday night’s Go Bowling 400 from Kansas Speedway, where Ryan Blaney sits on the pole and there has been no repeat winner in the race’s first six editions. He also touches on the latest in the NBA playoffs, where the Washington Wizards have forced Game 7 with the Boston Celtics.
Greg DePalma looks ahead at Sunday’s Geico 500 from Talladega, where Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has the pole and Dale Earnhardt Jr. makes his next-to-last start on the famed superspeedway. Fords have held the edge at Talladega of late, and on the circuit in general. The NBA playoffs and Stanley Cup playoffs also get an update.
Ford drivers have not only dominated lately at Talladega Superspeedway with six wins in the last nine races including three straight, but they’ve also looked overwhelmingly strong this week with four of the top six starting up-front including the top nine fastest from the only practice session on Saturday.