The Pit Lane Parley

Welcome to The Pit Lane Parley! Each week we (Mike and Jessica) will be discussing the Indy Car world and some other racing from time-to-time. We'll have special guests regularly and make sure you don't miss anything racing related! Join the forums to interact with other fans.   The podcast can be found on iTunes, Podbean, Stitcher Radio, Cast Box and Google Play Podcasts!  Check out our website at

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Pit Lane Parley

Welcome to The Pit Lane Parley! Each week we (Mike and Jessica) will be discussing the Indy Car world and some other racing from time-to-time. We'll have special guests regularly and make sure you don't miss anything racing related! Join the forums to interact with other fans.  The podcast can be found on iTunes, Podbean, Stitcher Radio and Google Play Podcasts!

On this weeks episode, Jess and Mike discuss the many storylines from the Long Beach race. From the Bourdais penalty to all the events and decisions that made Long Beach into one of the more entertaining races there in some time. We go on to discuss more potential new Indy Car teams in the series, the upcoming race at Barber Motorsports Park and some thoughts on whether or not the pits should stay open or closed under caution!


Tune in Fridays on 315-415pm Eastern for the show live or listen on iTunes, Spotify, Castbox, and more.

Author: pitlaneparley
Posted: April 20, 2018, 2:24 pm

Welcome back! Guest host Matt Hickey continues to help out Mike for another week (Jess will return next week) We discuss the race at Phoenix, dive into how amazing Robert Wickens’ start has been, and Will Power’s comments about Rossi passing him. We dive head-on into the hot topic of the week thanks to Robin Miller’s article and why ovals arent actually dying, but how they can improve to get more crowds out there. We discuss other recent oval races going back to the 1990s that have been great (RIP Nazareth Speedway), discuss more Indy 500 entries announced and even give F1 some love at the end of the episode. Remember leave a review of the show (include your twitter handle) and be entered to win a free #InJayFryeWeTrust shirt PLUS 2 pit/paddock passes to a race of your choosing (thanks to Jay Frye himself for that) contest end Friday morning 10am eastern on April 20.


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Author: pitlaneparley
Posted: April 13, 2018, 1:44 pm

This week Matt Hickey @IndyCar_MN guest hosts with Mike while Jess is away and Matt and Mike are joined by Byrd Racing CEO David Byrd! What a great interview. We discuss his family’s racing roots, how he got the Belardi Racing/Baldwin Brothers racing parntership with USAC driver Chris Windom for the Freedom 100 and “Windoms Wild Week” where Chris will be driving 5 different racing disciplines in 7 days! We get David’s thoughts on the current IndyCar landscape and other fan submitted racing questions. Our #InJayFryeWeTrust shirts will be posted online today and made available for sale next week! Remember you can find the show on all podcast platforms (NOW SPOTIFY TOO!) or listen live on Fridays from 315-415pm Eastern time on!

Author: pitlaneparley
Posted: April 6, 2018, 12:46 pm
This week we welcome Indycar President of Competition and Operations Jay Frye to the show! We get to know Jay better and discuss his thoughts on the current Indy Car outlook! #InJayFryeWeTrust . We round out the show discussing more IndyCar sponsor news, some thoughts before Phoenix next weekend and rant about the F1 debacle in Australia! Tune in live Friday 315-415pm on WildFireRadio Sports and join the discussion on our social media @pitlaneparley ! Next week, Matt Hickey will be a guest host while Jessica is away and we’ll be joined by Byrd Racing CEO David Byrd
Author: pitlaneparley
Posted: March 30, 2018, 3:28 pm

Indy Car driver Stefan Wilson joins us for the first 20 minutes in this weeks episode! We get Stefan’s take on the start to the 2018 season and how he’s feeling approaching the month of May! He gives the best answer yet to the #cheese question and we learn more about his amazing sponsors! The rest of the episode we discuss the NBC TV contract, Pippa Mann’s sponsor announcement (another very good one) and discuss some other Indy musings! Next week, we have a very special guest joining us, if you listen to the episode we drop a very big hint at the end! Join in the discussion on social media, @pitlaneparley and listen live on or on their iOS/Android app on Fridays 315-415pm Eastern time.

Author: pitlaneparley
Posted: March 23, 2018, 2:09 pm

Guest host @IndycarMN and joining the show for the first time, blogger @tannerjwatkins join the show while Jess is away this week and we dive headfirst into an eventful season opener! We discuss the controverserial pass by Alex Rossi on Robert Wickens, TV production/the new TV deal, and more thoughts on the direction Indy Car is heading. #InJayFryeWeTrust . Remember the show is live on or on their iOS/Android App from 315-415pm every Friday, and we can be found on iTunes, Google Play, Castbox, Stitcher, Overcast, and Podbean! Join in our social media discussion @pitlaneparley !

Author: pitlaneparley
Posted: March 16, 2018, 2:06 pm

The last episode before the first race of the season! John Oreovicz, formerly at ESPN, an esteemed Indy Car writer for many years, joins us for the season preview episode! Season predicitions are made. We give some rare praise to F1 for it’s online streaming offering and wonder what is wrong with Team McLaren and Fernando Alonso. We debate the bumping or no bumping for the 500 this year, as the internet rumors have started to run wild. Don’t forget you can hear our episodes on all the usual places, but it will be played every friday from 3:15-4:15 eastern on (or on their iOS/Android app) check it out there and support a growing sports network including Indy Car writer, Mike Silver! Their social media is @_wildfireSports ! Stay tuned next week where we recap St Pete! #TeamPitLane

Author: pitlaneparley
Posted: March 9, 2018, 12:32 am

We welcome dirt racer, whose car the podcast was on during the Chili Bowl Nationals, Nick Berry to the show to learn more about him and his racing! Jess gets in everyone’s favorite question while Mike gets to know more about Nick and the different types of cars and styles of racing Nick is into. We talk smack about each other’s favorite sports teams and even talk about our pets. We touch on some Indy Car news as we enter the last offseason weekend of the year! Jess makes a huge announcement about the 500! Don’t forget to join in the discussion on @pitlaneparley, a new topic of the week will be up soon. Soon you will be able to find our show as part of the WildFire Sports Radio Network ( @_wildfiresports ! Next week we will record and get everyone ready for the Grand Prix of St Petersburg down in Florida!

Author: pitlaneparley
Posted: March 2, 2018, 3:45 am

Welcome back to Pit Lane Parley! A quiet week in the news doesnt mean that we are quiet! Some early season predictions are started, we discuss the potential for a 3rd engine manufacturer and the news that Continental Tire has approached Indy Car about entering the tire mix for Indy Car. T-shirts for “The Cheese Party” are almost sold out and then the #inJayFryeWeTrust shirts will be designed! Comment on the poll of the week topic for a chance to win a free shirt from us! Join the discussion on social media, @pitlaneparley (twitter and instagram) or! 

Author: pitlaneparley
Posted: February 23, 2018, 4:26 am

Welcome back! @mike_joachim and @bakerjm13 welcome back fantasy indycar expert and league owner @indycar_MN for a second time! We discuss the Phoenix test, the beautiful 2018 Indy Car liveries, Alonso and Sports car chat, and of course, Danica’s announcement. We make a fantasy Indy Car predicition for 2018 and end the show with 3 great pitfalls of the week. Tune in and join the discussion on social media, @pitlaneparley. Both our Twitter and Instagram accounts have pictures of our first T-Shirt (inspired by the Josef Newgarden interview) that is now available for order! 

Author: pitlaneparley
Posted: February 16, 2018, 4:34 am

Joel Willman, a 4th generation racer joins the show! We talk dirt racing, racing in general, sponsorship opporunities, and the US Veterans charity he supports We talk all things racing. We go into detail about all of the different racing ventures Joel has taken part in and discuss some family racing histroy. Jess gets in her patented comedic questions and we wrap up with some Indy Car news! Follow us on social media: @mike_joachim , @bakerjm13, and @pitlaneparley to continue the discussion! Thank you for listening!

Author: pitlaneparley
Posted: February 2, 2018, 4:14 am

Hosts Mike Joachim (@mike_joachim) and Jess Baker (@bakerjm13) discuss some Rolex24 at Daytona updates in relation to the Indy Car drivers there and off-season testing is in full gear! We talk about what Dale Coyne should do with his second week and some more Danica Patrick discussion. We both “pitlane pitfall” some non-Indy Car people for poor comments. Join the discussion on our social media @pitlaneparley and make sure to follow us, giveaway at 500 followers! Next week, tune in to hear Joel Willman (his great Uncle Tony was Indy 500 Rookie of the Year in 1934) !

Author: pitlaneparley
Posted: January 27, 2018, 10:47 pm

Josef Newgarden, 2017 Verizon Indy Car Series Champion joins us for the bulk of the show! We talk a lot about the 2018 season, some career highlights, and some off-topic questions for a great time that really highlight why Josef is the new ambassador for Indy Car! This interview was an absolute blast and we are extremely honored for Josef to spend a majority of the episode with us! This is one you don’t want to miss! Please continue tuning it and don’t forget to subscribe! Join in the discussions on our social media @pitlaneparley ! 

Author: pitlaneparley
Posted: January 18, 2018, 4:21 am

Welcome to episode 5! @mike_joachim and @bakerjm13 welcome @indycar_MN to the show for the first (and certainly not last time) on the show! We discuss how Mike’s view won in our weekly twitter poll which can be found @pitlaneparley. The off-season rolls and we discuss why Juncos is going about their season the right way, where Danica can still get a ride, break some news live on-air, and discuss are extremely too early picks for whose going to win the 500 this year! Continue to tune in as we have a give-a-way contest coming up when we hit 500 followers on twitter. 

Author: pitlaneparley
Posted: January 12, 2018, 1:07 pm

Welcome to 2018! @mike_joachim and @bakerjm13 discuss the latest in Indy Car Offseason news! A spirited debate on “Bump day” for Indy 500 qualifying takes place, dont miss it and chime in with your opinion on social media and tweet us @pitlaneparley. We discuss #TeamIndyCar in “The Amazing Race” (or #TeamKindaIndyCar, sorry Conor) Finally, the episode starts with an amazing announcement that the show is a sponsor on @nickberryracing ’s entry in next weeks Chili Bowl Nationals dirt track racing week in Oklahoma! #TeamPitLane. Tune in next week, when we have guest Eric Smith of “The Race Review” on to discuss the offseason and more!

Author: pitlaneparley
Posted: January 5, 2018, 3:54 am

Episode 3 is here just in time for Christmas! @mike_joachim and @Bakerjm13 discuss the recent Indy Car news of Carlos Munoz’s return to Andretti, the future of the DW12 chassis, some end-of-year nostalgia, and our 2018 New Years resolutions for Indy Car. Don’t forget to subscribe (iTunes, Google Play, Podbean, and Stitcher radio) and join the debate at and on social media @pitlaneparley ! Special guests will be joining the episodes starting in early 2018!

Author: pitlaneparley
Posted: December 23, 2017, 6:33 pm

In this weeks episode, Mike (@mike_joachim) and Jess (@bakerjm13) debate the hottest topics in racing from the FIA’s controversial decision last week to discussing some proposed rule changes in Indy Car. We discuss the weeks announcement of another new Indy Car team to the mix and the possibility that bump day could return to Indy 500 qualifying weekend! Dont forget to join the discussion on our social medias @pitlaneparley or on our message boards at!

Author: pitlaneparley
Posted: December 15, 2017, 12:54 pm

The first episode! Myself (@mike_joachim) and Jess (@bakerjm13) discuss the 2017 Indy Car season, the current offseason and some predictions for 2018! Plus we introduce a segment called “Pitlane Pitfall” Thank you for listening! Tune in next week for our first guest joining the show!

Author: pitlaneparley
Posted: December 7, 2017, 5:03 am