NASCAR on NBC podcast: Best of 2016 edition

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The latest episode of the NASCAR on NBC podcast – and the first of 2017 – is a collection of the some memorable guests and moments from its inaugural season.

From Brad Keselowski on the election news cycle impacting his team to Jeff Burton’s firm (and accurate) prediction that points would matter in setting the Chase field to Danica Patrick’s candor on a rough season, the 57 episodes of the podcast’s inaugural season featured 12 active NASCAR drivers, several NBC Sports analysts and three NASCAR Hall of Famers.

Among those guests featured:

–Rutledge Wood on Richard Petty’s love of “breakfast cookies.”

–Kyle Petty on reaching an understanding with NASCAR about being outspoken.

–Dale Jarrett on being in a mentor role for Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Jimmie Johnson on why his 2016 season was trying (despite it ending in a record-tying seventh championship).

Parker Kligerman on how driving for Kyle Busch and Keselowski showed the champions have more in common than it might seem.

–Roush Fenway Racing president Steve Newmark on the development of the Race Team Alliance and NASCAR charter system.

You can listen to the podcast by clicking on the AudioBoom embed below or download and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes by clicking here. The free subscription will provide automatic downloads of new episodes to your smartphone. It also is available on Stitcher by clicking here and also can be found on Google Play, Spotify and a host of other smartphone apps.

Stay tuned for time codes for easy referencing while listening to the podcast.