Monday Morning Donuts
By Carolyn Manno and Parker Kligerman, NBC Sports
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NASCAR America host Carolyn Manno leads a weekly conversation following every Playoff race of the 2018 season. She'll be joined by a multitude of NASCAR on NBC personalities throughout the postseason.
||Clean2018 Playoff Edition - Talladega||Nate Ryan of NBCSports.com and the host of the NASCAR on NBC Podcast joins Carolyn to talk about Sunday's race at Talladega. They react to Aric Almirola's first win in over four years, Kyle Larson's critical comments aimed towards his own team, and NASCAR's decision not to throw the caution flag for the crash that took place on the final lap. They also look ahead to the upcoming elimination race at Kansas. Who still stay and who will go as the race to Miami gets cut down to eight drivers.||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2018 Playoff Edition - Dover||Parker Kligerman joins Carolyn to talk about the wild ending at Dover that saw Chase Elliott take the checkered flag and secure a spot in the Round of 8. It was a race, for the most part, dominated by Stewart-Haas Racing's Kevin Harvick and Aric Almirola. They also discuss what to expect for the upcoming race weekend at Talladega, and the effect NASCAR's most unpredictable track will have on the Playoffs. Parker gives first-hand knowledge on how to be successful at Talladega, a place where's earned a pair of wins in the Camping World Truck Series.||10/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOne on One with Hailie Deegan||Carolyn Manno talks to NASCAR’s newest sensation, 17-year old Toyota driver Hailie Deegan. Deegan made national headlines with her victory in the K&N Pro Series West race at Meridian Speedway in Idaho. In doing so, she became the first woman to win a race in series history. They also discuss what it's like growing up as the daughter of action sports legend Brian Deegan, and the support she receives from her family. Plus, Hailie talks about her racing influences and what it is like being a young woman achieving success in the male-dominated sport of NASCAR.||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2018 Playoff Edition - Charlotte Roval||NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett joins Carolyn Manno to discuss Sunday's epic finish at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL which saw Ryan Blaney benefit from the crash between Jimmie Johnson and Martin Truex Jr. on the final corner of the race. A move that not only led to Blaney's first win of the year, but a three-way tie for the final two Playoff spots that resulted in the 7-time Monster Energy Series champion being eliminated from the Playoffs.||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2018 Playoff Edition - Richmond||Parker Kligerman & Landon Cassill join Carolyn Manno to discuss this past weekend's action at Richmond where Kyle Busch secured his Round of 12 ticket by earning his 50th Cup Series win. Together, they look at the current Playoff landscape and the drivers they think have the best chance of moving forward. Plus, they talk about the latest Silly Season news, including Ryan Newman's move to Roush Fenway Racing for the 2019 season.||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2018 Playoff Edition - Las Vegas||Carolyn Manno and Kyle Petty discuss several storylines coming out of the Playoff opener at Las Vegas: Has Brad Keselowski and Team Penske been ‘lucky’ after winning 3 in a row OR have they found something? Can Martin Truex Jr. win a championship as Furniture Row Racing prepares to close its doors? They examine the Playoff drivers who overcame tough races with good finishes at Las Vegas, as well as Kevin Harvick’s frustration following his crash with Erik Jones. Plus, which drivers need to “go for it” at Richmond with the Charlotte Roval on the horizon? Who has the edge this weekend at the “Action Track?” And KP makes an interesting comparison between Kyle Larson and Kasey Kahne.||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 29 - Sweet Home Talladega||Carolyn Manno and Parker Kligerman discuss Parker’s big win at Talladega! Parker #Humblebrags about bringing the checkered flag home and how he made all the right moves. Plus, Brad Keselowski win proves it’s not all luck to miss the Big One at Talladega and Jimmie Johnson’s big mistake. And the two explain why Instagram is like an old gentlemen’s magazine.||10/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 25 - Rolled over in Dover||Carolyn Manno and Parker Kligerman discuss the first cut race of the 2017 NASCAR Playoffs. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. used strategy to advance to the Round of 12 but was the bigger storyline how Kyle Busch reeled in Chase Ellliott? Why was Chase Elliott's 2nd place finish different and more difficult than his other 2nd place finishes? Plus, what did Parker see from Chase's teammates at Hendrick Motorsports that have him thinking the team is about to make some major noise.||10/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 24 - Chicago Fire - Truex Jr. wins again||Carolyn Manno and Parker Kligerman are joined by special guest Kyle Petty to talk all things Chicago and Martin Truex Jr. after the regular season champ flexed his muscles to win the first playoff race in 2017. Plus, the trio size up other playoff contenders including former champion Kevin Harvick who is trying to adjust to life without being the fastest car. And why is the sports biggest organization struggling for answers?||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBaker's Dozen with Tony Stewart||The three-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion discussed Danica Patrick, what he learned from her as a driver, explains why Kevin Harvick is misunderstood and why he now has a pet deer.||9/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 23 - Michigan Man, Larson makes it 3 in a row||Carolyn Manno & Parker Kligerman discuss Kyle Larson's 3rd straight win at Michigan and how he pulled off a thrilling move to win it. Parker continues to sound the horn for one of the best rookie of the year races in NASCAR history and what would separate Erik Jones and Daniel Suarez from each other. Plus, what did Chase Elliott do, or didn't do, that had Carolyn scratching her head and Carolyn dishes on her secret life as an 80s DJ.||8/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 22 - Row House - Martin Truex Jr. wins at Watkins Glen||Carolyn Manno and Parker Kligerman are joined by former crew chief Slugger Labbe to talk about Martin Truex Jr.'s storybook season adding another chapter with his win at Watkins Glen. Plus, the trio looks ahead to Chicago and wonders if Jimmie Johnson will make the leap and challenge Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. for a championship. And Parker and Slugger explain why the spotter stand is sometimes the most interesting place to be.||8/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 21 - Playoff Push in Pocono - Kyle Busch (finally) wins||Carolyn Manno and Parker Kligerman discuss how Kyle Busch is who we thought he was: a winner. With everyone knowing Kyle Busch would eventually win, what does it mean for the rest of the season? Plus, Parker explains what lesson young drivers should take from Ryan Preece's cinderella Xfinity win in Iowa. And Carolyn reveals what kind of NASCAR driver she'd be!||7/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 20 - Kahne wins Brickyard , Dale Jr. joins NBC||Carolyn Manno and Parker Kligerman are joined by special guest, crew chief Slugger Labbe. They discuss Kasey Kahne pulling off the upset at Indianapolis and why his winning move was the best restart of the season. In a two for one special, it's a major announcement as NBC announces Dale Jr. will join the network starting in 2018. What can fans expect from Dale Jr. TV guy? Plus, Slugger gives a reason why Cup pit crews shouldn't pit Xfinity or Trucks races and Carolyn recounts a very memorable encounter with the Rock stars Chainsmokers.||7/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 19 - Clawing back into it - Loudon||Carolyn Manno and Parker Kligerman discuss Denny Hamlin's win at Loudon, how Joe Gibbs Racing can breathe a sigh of relief and why Hamlin might have beef with Parker. Plus, Matt Kenseth's team took a gamble and it cost him the win. But why was it a risk worth taking and why did it resonate with something Dale Jr said? And Joey Logano's playoff hopes are looking grim. What happened to the 22 team and what can they do to fix it?||7/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 18 - Everything but lucky, in Kentucky||Carolyn Manno and Parker Kligerman discuss Martin Truex Jr.'s Kentucky dominance and what is making him so good this season. Plus, they breakdown Brad Keselowski's controversial post-race comments that took aim at the sport. Was Brad K right, wrong or both? And Parker makes the case for a young driver who needs to get a ride sooner than later.||7/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 17 - Sonoma is for closers||Parker Kligerman welcomes guest host Nate Ryan who fills in for a vacationing Carolyn Manno. The two discuss Kevin Harvick getting his first win of the season and what it means for the perennial championship contender. Also, how something that didn't happen at Sonoma might have been the most rewarding part of the race. Plus, the podcast gets a breaking news alert! How does Parker respond to Nate delivering breaking news about Kyle Busch?||6/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 16 - Restart my heart, Larson wins again in Michigan||Carolyn Manno and Parker Kligerman discuss how Kyle Larson won Michigan by being the king of the restarts. Plus, Chase Elliott finishes 2nd again but why this time feels better than the others. And Parker talks about staying up all night and it has nothing to do with Rose! So why was he up all night???||6/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 15 - A Win for All Ages at Pocono||Carolyn Manno and Parker Kligerman are joined in-studio by NASCAR on NBC podcast host Nate Ryan to discuss why Ryan Blaney's Pocono win represents the perfect merger between new school and old school. Plus, after a dominant Kyle Busch performance turns into a 9th place finish, is it finally time to worry about the winless stable of drivers at Joe Gibbs Racing? And Parker makes us all wait before hashtag humble bragging.||6/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 14 - Overtime Monster Man - Dover||Carolyn Manno and Parker Kligerman discuss Jimmie Johnson tying Cale Yarbrough with his 83rd career win and 11th win at Dover. But Jimmie's teammate might have stolen the show after the race. How did Dale Jr's comments about the Overtime line show he's looking even more powerful as a voice for the sport? Plus, PK takes question from fans, blames 2 different parties for his truck race wreck and offers an explanation why Kyle Larson struggles on restarts.||6/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 13 - All in the Family - Charlotte||Carolyn Manno and Parker Kligerman discuss the Coke 600 and why Austin Dillon's win means as much for the new generation as it does for his grandfather Richard Childress and Dale Earnhardt fans. Plus, should fans just accept Kyle Busch's post-race mic drop or was it an unnecessary temper tantrum? Parker goes outside the NASCAR family tree and describes what makes the Indianapolis 500 the perfect sporting event.||5/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 12 - One Lukewarm, All-Star, Night||Carolyn Manno and Parker Kligerman talk about the All-Star race and why the action left fans feeling hot and bothered. Plus, this weekend's Blind Spot takes aim at enhancing the All-Star format. And is there drama between Carolyn and Parker after PK described his weekend like a corporate pitchman?||5/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 11 - We're not in Kansas anymore||On this week's episode, Carolyn Manno and Parker Kligerman step outside the Donut factory and ask big picture questions about the 2017 NASCAR season: What driver needs a vacation? Who needs to pimp their ride? What should be the first thing that comes up when you type NASCAR into Google? This podcast will provide the answers to life's, or 2017 NASCAR, biggest questions.||5/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 10 - Ricky Stenhouse Jr. scores the Big One at Talladega||Carolyn Manno & Parker Kligerman describe how Ricky Stenhouse Jr.'s Talladega win was the ride of his life, why Chase Elliott's southern gentleman act was a tad disappointing after AJ Allmendinger started The Big One and how Jamie McMurray pulled a rabbit out of his hat with help from Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch. Plus, Parker reads fan questions and describes why surprise winners put more pressure on drivers like Dale Earnhardt Jr.||5/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 9 - Virginia is for Logano||On this week's podcast, Carolyn Manno and Parker Kligerman discuss Joey Logano's Richmond victory and what he's done over the last 3 years to put him in the same class as Jimmie Johnson. Plus, a Driver's Ed segment where Parker displays his master's degree in heating & cooling and find out why Dale Jr. made Parker a star at a Richmond press conference. And this week's listener review challenge is the best yet. Seriously. #Humblebrag||5/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: Dale Jr. Retires, analysis with Greg Biffle and Kyle Petty||It's a Bakers Dozen at MMD-You subscribed and we tossed in a free podcast. Dale Jr. turned the news cycle on its head by announcing his retirement from NASCAR at the end of the 2017 season. Greg Biffle and Kyle Petty join Parker and Carolyn to break down what this means for Jr., the sport, and how Lenny Kravitz fits into all this.||4/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 8 - Reign on me, Bristol||It's a two for one Tuesday donut sale! With rain pushing the Bristol race to Monday afternoon, Carolyn Manno & Parker Kligerman have a special Tuesday edition of MMD. They discuss Jimmie Johnson doing his best King Arthur impersonation, why the word struggle really shouldn't apply to Joe Gibbs Racing & why describing Kyle Larson's race required more than 140 characters. Plus, this week's review challenge! The tanks are made, being shipped & ready to distribute. Listen to the whole Podcast to find out how you can get one.||4/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 7 - Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot in Texas||Carolyn Manno and Parker Kligerman break down the Texas race where Jimmie Johnson sweated out his first victory of 2017. The two discuss why Ryan Blaney got hot under the firesuit, how the end of the race could have been even more dramatic & why Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s post-race comments raised eyebrows. Plus, this week's challenge for fan reviews and an update on the MMD tank-top any self-respecting Rosè lover must have this summer.||4/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 6: #2, for the crew at Martinsville||Carolyn Manno and Parker Kligerman break down Brad Keselowski's win at Martinsville. They describe why stalking is good at the race track, what Ricky Stenhouse Jr. did to gain the most street cred and why questioning Jimmie Johnson just feels...wrong. Plus, reviews from listeners have inspired Carolyn to break out tank-tops and get Parker to jump up and wheel hop.||4/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 5: Meet Me at The Altar||Carolyn and Parker rejoice that Kyle Larson is no longer a bridesmaid! What was the best part about Larson's "perfect weekend"? Plus, which late-race calls had Parker pulling his hair out and why did something off the track make Carolyn lose her mind?||3/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 4: Kyle Larson finishes second (again) in Phoenix||In a special recording from 30 Rock, Carolyn and Parker discuss the Camping World 500 at Phoenix, why it's time to move on from the Logano-Busch fight, how heat impacts tires and Parker's next big idea.||3/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 3: Gloves, er, helmets were off in Las Vegas||After some technical difficulties, Carolyn and Parker are back for a late-night edition of Monday Morning Donuts where they break down the Logano-Busch battle on pit road, what it means for sponsors, how NASCAR will react, why Martin Truex Jr. is a classy driver and introducing a new segment, The Blind Spot.||3/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 2: To repave or not to repave? Breaking down Atlanta||Parker and Carolyn discuss Kevin Harvick's run in Atlanta, why drivers don't want Atlanta repaved, Kyle Larson's impressive move that faltered late, plus the duo take fan questions.||3/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 1: Demolition at Daytona||Carolyn and Parker recap exactly what happened in a Daytona 500 riddled with crashes, how Kurt Busch won, their Instagram habits, Kyle Busch's comments on Goodyear and a surprise phone call.||2/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMonday Morning Donuts Preview||Join Carolyn Manno and Parker Kligerman as they analyze every NASCAR race and the news from the weekend on Monday Morning Donuts. Subscribe for the first episode, which will drop after Daytona.||2/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I don't like to wait around for a few days for analysis from the race...so this is a great option for a breakdown available right away!
Good insights, analysis, and opinion. The insider information from Parker Kligerman can't be found anywhere else. I think I would prefer that the podcast be a little more structured—perhaps divided into segments, for example—but it's not fair to criticize them for not making the podcast that I want them to make. This is the podcast they made and it is a free flowing conversation between two entertaining and clever people. I subscribe to it and heartily recommend it.
This podcast is almost as good as watching the big eyed dummy punch "sliced bread!"
But seriously this is a great podcast. Lots of great info from Parker. And great chemistry between the two. Parker was on Midweek Motorsport for Radio Lemans a few years ago and he seems like a fun guy to be around!