Tonight on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin open the show with Josef Newgarden being cleared for racing this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Then, they get right to our News of the Day, brought to you by the Indianapolis Speedrome and Circle City Raceway, that Callum Ilott signed a long-term contract with Juncos Hollinger Racing.
Kevin bounces around Prime 47 at a domestic violence fundraiser packed with drivers racing this weekend speaking to Sheldon Creed who will drive a midget car next weekend. Then, Indy 500 winner Marcus Ericsson casually stops by to talk about what’s going on at IMS and the road course characteristics. Kevin and Curt talk about August 1 being the time that Rinus VeeKay can negotiate with teams and if he’s in the best situation already.
Then, Nate Ryan from NBC Sports joins Curt for a conversation about the unprecedented situation that Alex Palou finds himself in with Chip Ganassi Racing. Nate and Curt talk about the role Formula 1 is playing in the whole situation. Then, they discuss drama on the NASCAR side and the disqualifications that happened last weekend, why Ty Gibbs is such a big story and how he might end up in a Joe Gibbs Racing seat. They finish the conversation looking at favorites this weekend in the Cup series and Will Power.
Kevin wraps up the show from Prime 47 with Dr. Chernoff raising awareness for the Survivors of Violence Foundation.