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 Pit Lane Parley! Your #1 stop for interviews with fan favorite IndyCar drivers, news, and debate about IndyCar. Trying to grow the IndyCar fanbase is our main goal! Occasionally, we dive into dirt track racing and other racing out there! Join in the discussion on our social media @pitlaneparley and tune in for contests/give-a-ways including t-shirts, paddock passes, and more! #teamPitLane #InJayFryeWeTrust

In this week's episode, Mike, Jess, and Matt are joined by @FauxWillPower, the man behind the legendary parody twitter account. We discuss Texas, what race should follow the Indy 500, whether Sage Karams potential has transferred over into talent (a hotly debated topic in the episode) and what race we believe should end the season each year. It's an episode full of debates and topics looking towards the future! This week we're lucky to be sponsored by @TurfMonkeyLawnCare and Shane Runion, whose country song "Tattoos" has broken into the top 40 country songs! Be sure to check the show out live on Fridays 315pm Eastern time.
Posted: June 15, 2018, 1:34 pm
Welcome back! We talk to Mike Hull, managing director of Chip Ganassi racing for nearly an hour about many things past and present Indy Car racing. Where does Scott Dixon rank all-time? How has Ed Jones meshed with Ganassi racing so far? We discuss the direction of IndyCar currently, some achievements that Mr Hull is especially proud of during his illustrious racing career. This is a can't miss episode!
Posted: June 7, 2018, 12:31 pm
In this week's episode, we speak with Aaron Telitz about his season so far in Indy lights + his thoughts on IndyCar and the Indy500. We dive deep into the results of the 500 and the surrounding post race chatter as well. Now that May is over we look to the rest of the season, talk about the Detroit protesters and discuss some intriguing IndyCar news and rumors out there! Be sure to get your #InJayFryeWeTrust shirts while you can! Stump the hosts trivia question returns with Matt taking a decisive victory this week. Stay tuned for an incredible guest joining us next week!
Posted: June 1, 2018, 4:37 pm
Indy 500 Preview Special! Jess and Mike chat about tomorrow's race and some other news before the big event! Special interview with James Davison follows the preview! Thanks to David Byrd and Lauren Stewart for helping set that up!
Posted: May 26, 2018, 7:29 pm
Wow! What a weekend. Mike, Jess, and guest-host Matt discuss everything from qualifying weekend. In our longest episode to date, we deep-dive into all the drama and action from the past weekend and the aftermath during the week. We'll just leave it at that so you can enjoy the episode! Matt stumps us with a really difficult trivia question.    Stay tuned this weekend! A special episode featuring a pesonal interview with the awesome James Davison, and media day interviews with the likes of Graham Rahal, Gabby Chaves, and more!
Posted: May 24, 2018, 9:01 pm
Since we had some audio issues with the regularly scheduled episode. Here is audio from 3 different press conferences prior to the start of fast friday!   1) Team Penske 2) Team Ganassi 3) Team Rahal
Posted: May 20, 2018, 1:00 pm
Note: Sorry for the audio issue. It's been fixed so it wont happen again!   Mike and Jess are joined by blogger, Mike Silver this week. We discuss everything Indianapolis Motor Speedway and 500 practice week. Plus another very surprising driver announcement! Some predictions are made for this weekends qualifying and we discuss Indy Lights and the Freedom 100! Stay tuned next week, we have Aaron Telitz joining us!
Posted: May 19, 2018, 2:14 am
In this week's episode @mike_joachim and @bakerjm13 discuss all the activity about the upcoming IndyGP race and answer a ton of fan submitted questions from our twitter page, @pitlaneparley. We discuss how the potential Nascar sale may affect IndyCar for awhile and speculate how IndyCar stands to gain plenty if it happens. We break down some options for Dale Coyne to replace Pietro Fittipaldi for the Indy 500 and Texas (get well soon Pietro!) We surmise what this Conor Daly annoucnement may be and throw in some Indy 500 trivia (check our twitter @pitlaneparley) for additional correct answers! Remember to listen live on Fridays 315-415pm Eastern time and on demand at iTunes, Spotify, Castbox, Spreaker and more! There are only 3 or 4 #InJayFryeWeTrust shirts left, so get them while you can!   Stay tuned for an action packed month of may!
Posted: May 11, 2018, 12:48 pm
Episode 20! Mike and Jess are joined by Matt Hickey this week and dive into the week of Indy 500 testing across 3 days. We go into some Indy 500 thoughts post testing, whose in danger of getting bumped and who we'd like to see at the track racing, but won't be at the track. Matt brings some fan questions from twitter along with an interesting IndyCar trivia question that we correctly answered...can you? Then we discuss the news of a new engine format in the coming years as well as the potential for a new chassis in 2021! Don't forget to buy your #InJayFryeWeTrust shirts (DM us on twitter @pitlaneparley) as we are running low un supplies! Catch the show live on Fridays on from 315-415pm eastern and on demand using iTunes, Spotify, Castbox, and more!   A special thanks to show sponsor, Country music star Shane Runion whose new single "Tattoos" is available now! Find Shane at or @shanerunion on all social media.
Posted: May 4, 2018, 1:37 pm
In this weeks episode, Jess and Mike are joined by Belardi Auto Racing Owner Brian Belardi. We get his take on their current Indy Lights season, their partnership with Foyt and Byrd Racing in the Indy 500, some other racing topics, and as usual some questions to get to know Brian better as a person. We discuss the wild weekend at Barber Motorsports park with many lengthy discussions on some decisions made over the weekend in race control and on/off the track by the drivers all weekend! Join in the discussion on our social media @PitLaneParley, there's plenty to talk about as it is FINALLY just about May! We also discuss our thoughts as we've hit the 1/4 mark in the season with some surprises and disappointments so far! Tune in each week on, iTunes, Spotify, CastBox, and more!
Posted: April 27, 2018, 2:00 pm
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.
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.   Listen to the show on live Fridays from 315-415pm Eastern, on iTunes, Spotify, Castbox, Podbean and more on demand!
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!
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          
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.
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 !
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
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!
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! 
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! 
Posted: February 16, 2018, 4:34 am