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Scan All: Miami — the best from the season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400

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This week’s Scan All: Miami combined not only regular scanner traffic from team radios during Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400, but also studio cut-ins of Truex and crew chief Cole Pearn talking about their road to the Cup championship.

Here’s some of the best exchanges:

Martin Truex Jr. on coming into the race: “I felt good all weekend, I really did. I was relaxed and knew that no matter what happened, we had a great season and a lot to be proud of and a lot to build upon for the future.”

Truex on his team radio just before the green flag: “We’ve been working a long time to get here. I can’t say enough about how proud I am of you guys and what you’ve done. Thank you for an unbelieveable season. Let’s cap it off tonight.”

Dale Earnhardt Jr. just before the green flag: “I just want to thank everybody that’s had an impact on my career. I’ve made friendships and relationships that’ll last a lifetime, and I’m just so thankful for that.”

Aric Almirola on his last start for Richard Petty Motorsports: “King, if you’re on the air, thanks for that phone call six years ago. It’s been a lot of fun driving this 43 car.”

Crew chief Darian Grubb to Kasey Kahne on his final start with Hendrick Motorsports: “I know it’s an emotional day for everybody. I’m proud to be able to call you teammate and even more proud to be able to continue to call you friend after this, bud.”

Kahne’s reply (while holding back tears): “Thank you guys for everything, man.”

Kahne’s spotter, Kevin Hamlin, to Grubb: “Man, you’ve got to make him cry before we go green?”

Cole Pearn on Kyle Larson getting a run: “The 42 is running the wall. He’s hauling ass.”

Clayton Hughes, spotter for Truex: “How about this, Martin Truex Jr., you are the champion, baby!”

Truex in studio cut-in on winning championship: “It was our time. There’s no doubt in my mind that it was our time. Sometimes, things are meant to be.”

Check out the whole Scan All segment in the video above.

NASCAR America: Scan All from Phoenix Raceway

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With likely two races left in his Cup career, Matt Kenseth threw a wrench in the playoffs by winning Sunday’s Cup race at Phoenix Raceway.

It was the 39th Cup win for the 45-year-old driver, who was left in tears at the start-finish line as he celebrated before a thunderous crowd.

“You guys are going to see the biggest cry baby you’ve ever seen,” Kenseth said over his radio after taking the checkered flag.

Kenseth and crew chief Jason Ratcliff recap their winning effort in this week’s edition of “Scan All.”

Here’s some more highlights from the scanner traffic during the Can-Am 500:

  • “I’m trying to survive here and I don’t really have any ideas.” – Brad Keselowski as he struggled to be in a position to advance to the championship race.
  • “Just throw this thing in the garbage.” – Danica Patrick, who finished 25th in her next to last race with Stewart-Haas Racing.
  • “That was pretty entertaining to watch, to be honest with you.” – Ryan Blaney after watching the battle between Chase Elliott and Denny Hamlin that resulted in Hamlin crashing from damage suffered in the duel.

Watch the above video to hear more.

NASCAR America: It’s Scan All Texas, pardner

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They always seem to do things bigger in Texas, and this week’s edition of Scan All is no exception, with bigger action on the radio and TV.

Here’s some of the highlights:

  • “We have a different race track from last week, but the theme is the same: move it forward all day and put it where we need to be.” — Crew chief Jeremy Bullins to driver Ryan Blaney.
  • “I’ll see you down there in about 3 1/2 hours and get us a cowboy hat.” — Clayton Hughes, spotter for Martin Truex Jr.
  • “It’s not exactly what we wanted, but we’ll gather it up here.” Joey Meier, spotter for Brad Keselowski, after the first-lap contact between Keselowski and Kyle Busch.
  • “The goal is to not get crashed and not get lapped again.” — Crew chief Chad Knaus to Jimmie Johnson after the No. 48 went two laps down in the race.
  • Danica Patrick asked crew chief Billy Scott “How many laps is this race?” To which Scott replied, “334, so we’re about five laps past halfway.” Patrick responded, “Oh, geez.”
  • “Sorry I’m being all a negative Nancy out here, but it’s hot as (expletive).” — Danica Patrick on the high temperature in her car.
  • “We’re going to Miami, though. We’ll get ’em in two weeks.” — After Martin Truex Jr. finished second, crew chief Cole Pearn gave him the good news that he had qualified for the Championship 4 on points. “
  • “Damn, it’s good to be here in victory lane here in Texas.” — Race winner Kevin Harvick.

Check out Sunday’s best in the video above.

NASCAR America: Scan All from Martinsville (video)

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There was plenty of action not only on the racetrack at Martinsville on Sunday, there was also plenty of action on team radios, from drivers to crew chiefs to spotters.

On Tuesday’s edition of NASCAR America, we checked out some of the best lines overheard in this week’s edition of Scan All:

  • Danica Patrick watching the conflict between Chase Elliott and Denny Hamlin: “Alright. Hell yeah. If only I had a camera right now. This is good.”
  • Brad Keselowski: “Probably one of the biggest things today is just not tear the nose off this thing.” To which Keselowski’s spotter, Joey Meier replied, “10-4, I’ll take care of it like it’s my dad’s (car).”
  • Clint Bowyer: “Everybody’s gotta be a legend, even if it’s in their own mind.”
  • Ryan Blaney on issues with Kevin Harvick throughout the race: “He’s been racing everyone like that all day. What’s (Harvick’s) problem?”
  • Chase Elliott on his team radio after Denny Hamlin spun him: “Yep, he definitely wrecked me.”

Check out the whole segment of Scan All in the video above.

Get the best sound clips from Sunday’s Kansas race on this week’s Scan All

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On Tuesday’s edition of NASCAR America, we had our weekly rewind of Sunday’s radio communications during the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway.

Here’s some of the best lines:

“I guess winning the race takes care of everything else. You don’t have to worry about points. Easier said than done, but that’s the plan.” – Matt Kenseth

“267 exciting laps here at Kansas. Let’s do it the Truex way. See you in victory lane when it’s over.” – Clayton Hughes, Martin Truex Jr.’s spotter, must have had a premonition of how the race would wind up

“It’s (race director) David Hoots. He’s a (expletive) idiot. I don’t know what to tell you.” – Cole Pearn, crew chief for Martin Truex Jr. in regards to the restart penalty Truex incurred.

“To the crew chief of the 78 (Pearn), this is directly from the driver’s meeting. The front row establishes the lane and the inside lane must be established above the painted line.” – Race director David Hoots explaining on NASCAR’s radio channel why Truex was penalized for a restart violation

“That sucked, shame on us. I guess they clearly explained that in the driver’s meeting and I guess I wasn’t listening. So, shame on me.” – Cole Pearn after Truex was penalized

“NBC, please check that out from our helmet cam. That was bad-ass.” — Denny Hamlin on avoiding the big wreck.

Check out the rest of the best radio conversations by clicking on the above video.