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Off Track with Hinch and Rossi

Off Track with Hinch and Rossi

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A look into the lives of professional Indycar drivers, reality television stars, and great friends James Hinchcliffe and Alexander Rossi. Though Hinch and Rossi have seen plenty of success on the track, the show is meant to highlight their off-the-track lives, including their unfiltered opinions on what’s trending in popular culture, with each episode featuring a number of recurring, unscripted segments and an interview with a celebrity guest. Off Track is at heart a sports show, but Hinch and Rossi are well-versed in popular culture and have experience relating to influential figures across a variety of disciplines. The interviews consist of athletes, artists, and entrepreneurs -- really anyone with a passion for what they do, regardless of what that is. This is the first original production from CastBox. 

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The guys talk about how Team Discord turned into LCQ, and reveal a MAJOR guest driver for next week. Then Alex and James talk about partnering with Red Bull for a fun new video game league. And, to finish the episode off, Alex annoyingly talks about how much he loves Tom Brady. +++Follow us on Twitter at @askofftrack. Or individually at @Hinchtown, @AlexanderRossi, and @TheTimDurham.To buy a #GetWellWickens sticker and or shirt, visit Toronto Motorsports, all proceeds go to Sam Schmidt's Conquer Paralysis Now Foundation.The music you heard in this episode comes from:Ryan Dann of Holland Patent Public Library. You can find him online at hollandpatentpubliclibrary.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The guys talk about their luck, or rather their lack of it, in iRacing. Thim talks about playing too much Risk, and Thim's daughter, Hazel, makes a special appearance to ask the guys a question.+++Follow us on Twitter at @askofftrack. Or individually at @Hinchtown, @AlexanderRossi, and @TheTimDurham.To buy a #GetWellWickens sticker and or shirt, visit Toronto Motorsports, all proceeds go to Sam Schmidt's Conquer Paralysis Now Foundation.The music you heard in this episode comes from:Ryan Dann of Holland Patent Public Library. You can find him online at hollandpatentpubliclibrary.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week we joined Mark Gillespie of Whiskycast to do a virtual bourbon tasting for his podcast and live stream. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed the bourbon! Make sure to check out the livestream to see Thim in a robe, at whiskycast!+++Follow us on Twitter at @askofftrack. Or individually at @Hinchtown, @AlexanderRossi, and @TheTimDurham.To buy a #GetWellWickens sticker and or shirt, visit Toronto Motorsports, all proceeds go to Sam Schmidt's Conquer Paralysis Now Foundation.The music you heard in this episode comes from:Ryan Dann of Holland Patent Public Library. You can find him online at hollandpatentpubliclibrary.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The guys are still in lockdown, but talk about iRacing, and the current state of motorsports. Plus, Thim's daughter takes over for a bit.+++Follow us on Twitter at @askofftrack. Or individually at @Hinchtown, @AlexanderRossi, and @TheTimDurham.To buy a #GetWellWickens sticker and or shirt, visit Toronto Motorsports, all proceeds go to Sam Schmidt's Conquer Paralysis Now Foundation.The music you heard in this episode comes from:Ryan Dann of Holland Patent Public Library. You can find him online at hollandpatentpubliclibrary.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Travis Pastrana

Travis Pastrana

2020-03-2646:091

Travis Pastrana calls in while the guys are in lockdown. Plus iRacing, an appendectomy, and Rossi's lighter.+++Follow us on Twitter at @askofftrack. Or individually at @Hinchtown, @AlexanderRossi, and @TheTimDurham.To buy a #GetWellWickens sticker and or shirt, visit Toronto Motorsports, all proceeds go to Sam Schmidt's Conquer Paralysis Now Foundation.The music you heard in this episode comes from:Ryan Dann of Holland Patent Public Library. You can find him online at hollandpatentpubliclibrary.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Season Opener

The Season Opener

2020-03-1230:201

The guys vetoed Thim's idea for an episode, so instead, they talk about the upcoming season, coronavirus, and the art of sending a letter with a quill.+++Follow us on Twitter at @askofftrack. Or individually at @Hinchtown, @AlexanderRossi, and @TheTimDurham.To buy a #GetWellWickens sticker and or shirt, visit Toronto Motorsports, all proceeds go to Sam Schmidt's Conquer Paralysis Now Foundation.The music you heard in this episode comes from:Ryan Dann of Holland Patent Public Library. You can find him online at hollandpatentpubliclibrary.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Brought to you by

Brought to you by

2020-02-2731:54

This week the guys dive into their sponsors. James and Alex talk about the process of getting sponsors as young up and coming racers, and give their advice to those trying to do the same thing. Then, James talks about his plans with NBC this season, and Alex dishes on the aeroscreen test at COTA. Bonus: everyone figured out how to use their microphones!+++Follow us on Twitter at @askofftrack. Or individually at @Hinchtown, @AlexanderRossi, and @TheTimDurham.To buy a #GetWellWickens sticker and or shirt, visit Toronto Motorsports, all proceeds go to Sam Schmidt's Conquer Paralysis Now Foundation.The music you heard in this episode comes from:Ryan Dann of Holland Patent Public Library. You can find him online at hollandpatentpubliclibrary.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
We're Back

We're Back

2020-02-1327:342

Sorry for the long delay in episodes, we had a thing at the place, you understand. Besides some technical issues from James and Alex, we're back! And, as we're wont to do, we talk about peeing WAY too much. We also catch up on everything that has happened in the IndyCar world in our absence, but the episode is way more about peeing than it should be. What do you think about the troughs going away at IMS? Thim promises to teach the guys how to use microphones by the next episode.+++Follow us on Twitter at @askofftrack. Or individually at @Hinchtown, @AlexanderRossi, and @TheTimDurham.To buy a #GetWellWickens sticker and or shirt, visit Toronto Motorsports, all proceeds go to Sam Schmidt's Conquer Paralysis Now Foundation.The music you heard in this episode comes from:Ryan Dann of Holland Patent Public Library. You can find him online at hollandpatentpubliclibrary.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

2019-11-2828:56

It's been a while since we've done one of these, but given that it's Thanksgiving (in America, at least), we thought we should take a minute to reflect on everything we're thankful for this year.+++Follow us on Twitter at @askofftrack. Or individually at @Hinchtown, @AlexanderRossi, and @TheTimDurham.To buy a #GetWellWickens sticker and or shirt, visit Toronto Motorsports, all proceeds go to Sam Schmidt's Conquer Paralysis Now Foundation.The music you heard in this episode comes from:Ryan Dann of Holland Patent Public Library. You can find him online at hollandpatentpubliclibrary.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Hinch and Rossi are in the same place, because -well- they're kind of roommates at the moment. The guys talk about one of the most controversial topics of our time, breakfast food. Then, after a long break, we have a grinds my gears again, and shocker, it's about twitter... again. Lastly, the guys talk about Laguna Seca, and the end of the 2019 series.+++Follow us on Twitter at @askofftrack. Or individually at @Hinchtown, @AlexanderRossi, and @TheTimDurham.Thanks to our sponsors! Check out Fanimation for your ceiling fan needs!To buy a #GetWellWickens sticker and or shirt, visit Toronto Motorsports, all proceeds go to Sam Schmidt's Conquer Paralysis Now Foundation.The music you heard in this episode comes from:Ryan Dann of Holland Patent Public Library. You can find him online at hollandpatentpubliclibrary.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Un-Luck-y Episode

The Un-Luck-y Episode

2019-08-2930:59

The guys are back! Hinch has lost his mic again (he suspects foul play). After Pocono and St. Louis, it's easy to see why the guys might not be feeling too lucky. They talk about where they both are in the season, and what they're looking forward to. Then, they wrap up the episode with their opinions on the news of Andrew Luck's retirement, and the blow back from the fans.+++Follow us on Twitter at @askofftrack. Or individually at @Hinchtown, @AlexanderRossi, and @TheTimDurham.To buy a #GetWellWickens sticker and or shirt, visit Toronto Motorsports, all proceeds go to Sam Schmidt's Conquer Paralysis Now Foundation.The music you heard in this episode comes from:Ryan Dann of Holland Patent Public Library. You can find him online at hollandpatentpubliclibrary.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Nice gear, cool mics, and the best software can all -sometimes- fail. So, this episode is brought to you by our back-up recording equipment. The guys talk about where they are in the season, then James talks about this biggest news facing him at this point in the year. Not the McLaren news, his wedding. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
James and Alex (er... Alexander) talk about unsolicited twitter advice, and how they deal with criticism online. Next up, Alex sat down with Olympic Figure Skater, Adam Rippon, before his two-seater ride to start the Toronto Grand Prix. To wrap the episode up, Alex and James talk about where they are in the season after Iowa, what they expect from Mid-Ohio and the rest of the races, and James' upcoming wedding.+++Follow us on Twitter at @askofftrack. Or individually at @Hinchtown, @AlexanderRossi, and @TheTimDurham.Thank you to Catalyst 317 for the audio of the Adam Rippon interview!To buy a #GetWellWickens sticker and or shirt, visit Toronto Motorsports, all proceeds go to Sam Schmidt's Conquer Paralysis Now Foundation.The music you heard in this episode comes from:Ryan Dann of Holland Patent Public Library. You can find him online at hollandpatentpubliclibrary.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The guys are all together again! They talk about where they are in the season, then welcome the very special guest, Robert Wickens. They talk about Robbie's return to a racetrack, before Alex and Thim definitively win the argument about the absurdity of Canadian money (in a non-controversial way). Then James and Robbie talk about the importance of the Toronto race to them.+++Follow us on Twitter at @askofftrack. Or individually at @Hinchtown, @AlexanderRossi, and @TheTimDurham.To buy a #GetWellWickens sticker and or shirt, visit Toronto Motorsports, all proceeds go to Sam Schmidt's Conquer Paralysis Now Foundation.The music you heard in this episode comes from:Ryan Dann of Holland Patent Public Library. You can find him online at hollandpatentpubliclibrary.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Rossi's enjoying a well earned break, but Hinch and Thim recap Road America, and talk about where the season stands, now. Then, author (and brother of Hinch), Christopher Hinchcliffe joins the show to talk about the application of rules in F1, and dives in a discussion about what the role of the stewards should be, and how rules should be applied. We dive into the weeds a bit on this one, so we hope the real racing fans will enjoy it!+++Follow us on Twitter at @askofftrack. Or individually at @Hinchtown, @AlexanderRossi, and @TheTimDurham.Check out Christopher Hinchcliffe here!This episode is brought to you by Bar Keepers Friend!To buy a #GetWellWickens sticker and or shirt, visit Toronto Motorsports, all proceeds go to Sam Schmidt's Conquer Paralysis Now Foundation.+++The music you heard in this episode comes from:Ryan Dann of Holland Patent Public Library. You can find him online at hollandpatentpubliclibrary.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Hinch is taking a much needed, mid-season, vacation, so Alex and Thim check in from Indianapolis. A lot has happened since we last talked, so we recap the Indy 500, both Detroit races, and Texas. A lot of people are curious about what it takes for a driver to stay in shape to race in IndyCar, so we sat down with PitFit's own, Jim Leo to go into the methods behind the madness. Hope you enjoy!+++Follow us on Twitter at @askofftrack. Or individually at @Hinchtown, @AlexanderRossi, and @TheTimDurham.Follow PitFit on Twitter and Instagram!This episode is brought to you by Bar Keepers Friend!To buy a #GetWellWickens sticker and or shirt, visit Toronto Motorsports, all proceeds go to Sam Schmidt's Conquer Paralysis Now Foundation.+++The music you heard in this episode comes from:Ryan Dann of Holland Patent Public Library. You can find him online at hollandpatentpubliclibrary.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Carb Day Live 2019

Carb Day Live 2019

2019-05-3043:19

Our 2nd annual Carb Day Live Show! We sat down at the Honda Fan Zone, in the in-field at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway! First, Chris Perkins is in the medical field, and won the chance to join us on the podcast at Hinch's Stop and Go Foundation Charity Auction, which was great for us, because he's an awesome guest! Next up, we have the star of bump day, Kyle Kaiser, giving his take on that storybook run. During the Kaiser interview, NBC jumped on stage, and broke in during their live "NASCAR America" live broadcast. Then, we have legendary snowboarder and all-around-personality, Dingo, for another game of Battle Royale.+++Follow us on Twitter at @askofftrack. Or individually at @Hinchtown, @AlexanderRossi, and @TheTimDurham.This episode is brought to you by Bar Keepers Friend!Thanks for joining us, Kyle Kaiser and Dingo!Thank you for the recording space, Honda!To buy a #GetWellWickens sticker and or shirt, visit Toronto Motorsports, all proceeds go to Sam Schmidt's Conquer Paralysis Now Foundation.+++The music you heard in this episode comes from:Ryan Dann of Holland Patent Public Library. You can find him online at hollandpatentpubliclibrary.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Indy GP Recap

Indy GP Recap

2019-05-1622:37

The guys are back! James and Alex make a bet about the Toronto Raptors game, then they both go through there not-very-good days at the Indianapolis Grand Prix. Plus, Alex and James talk about how eager they are to get back to racing in the Indianapolis 500. Coming to the track for Carb Day? Come see our live show, after the pit stop challenge!+++Follow us on Twitter at @askofftrack. Or individually at @Hinchtown, @AlexanderRossi, and @TheTimDurham.Check out Conor Daly and Jim Ayello's new podcast here!To buy a #GetWellWickens sticker and or shirt, visit Toronto Motorsports, all proceeds go to Sam Schmidt's Conquer Paralysis Now Foundation.+++The music you heard in this episode comes from:Ryan Dann of Holland Patent Public Library. You can find him online at hollandpatentpubliclibrary.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The guys are back together again (in the same location this time)! They talk about Rossi's experiences living as Hinch, then they get into the race recap for the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. After that, the guys are joined by ESPN's Sam Alipour, to catch up on their time on Hang Time, and his experiences coming up as a premiere sports journalist, who doesn't like sports, and never studied journalism. Enjoy!+++Follow us on Twitter at @askofftrack. Or individually at @Hinchtown, @AlexanderRossi, and @TheTimDurham.Follow Sam Alipour on Twitter!Check out Conor Daly and Jim Ayello's new podcast here!To buy a #GetWellWickens sticker and or shirt, visit Toronto Motorsports, all proceeds go to Sam Schmidt's Conquer Paralysis Now Foundation.+++The music you heard in this episode comes from:Ryan Dann of Holland Patent Public Library. You can find him online at hollandpatentpubliclibrary.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Conor Daly joins the guys to talk about the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, what's coming up at Long Beach, and Conor's new podcast with Jim Ayello.+++Follow us on Twitter at @askofftrack. Or individually at @Hinchtown, @AlexanderRossi, and @TheTimDurham.Check out Conor Daly and Jim Ayello's new podcast here!To buy a #GetWellWickens sticker and or shirt, visit Toronto Motorsports, all proceeds go to Sam Schmidt's Conquer Paralysis Now Foundation.+++The music you heard in this episode comes from:Ryan Dann of Holland Patent Public Library. You can find him online at hollandpatentpubliclibrary.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Gary Wood

Could have enjoyed the episode more with some drink samples of my own. I'm sure a cold Sleeman Honey Brown is just not the same. Good to see Thim involved,

Apr 22nd
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Gary Wood

So, I just listened to the season opener episode. It's Mar 20 and I trust that you all buy into the science of the pandemic and it's severity. At the time you recorded the episode many people thought like you did, were confused and unwilling to accept things as some were stating. Not at all helped by your pres. who continues to confound and confuse. I have seen James's plea for blood which is excellent. I wish there was more we could each do to help. Let's all do what we can and hope for the best.

Mar 20th
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R & Y Racing

this episode did not age well

Mar 13th
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Vickie Johnson Gill

Thanks for the update... been missing you both🏁

Dec 5th
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Jimmy Hester

So my comments were removed? Are things that sensitive? Seriously guys, I did not see this one coming.

Oct 29th
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Jimmy Hester

PS....Tell Rossi to share some of that Honda dough that made it possible for him to stay at Andretti!

Oct 29th
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Jimmy Hester

Hey Hinch....heard the news today about the SPAM team driver line-up. Not surprised, as I don't believe you wanted to be there. Honda is your bread and butter, and you have certainly made them a great representative and spokesman. I hope what I believe is true and that you will be announced as the third can in RLL Racing. I refuse to believe that you won't be in the upcoming season in a top-notch ride. Seriously, all of the best racing luck to you in the world my friend.

Oct 29th
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Gary Wood

After the season is over and you have fun at Bathurst, it would be great if you had some Indycar crew folks on the podcast so we could get their perspective of life Off Track.

Sep 11th
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Gary Wood

As for Bathurst. You likely know but iRacing.com has both the track and Supercars modelled and both are a blast. Highly recommended .

Aug 29th
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Gary Wood

As for Pocono, it was Sato's fault, end of story. I would love to see the cars back there and the solution is to institute a first lap yellow at turn 2. Back in the day, I witnessed Patrick Carpentier win the CART race at Laguna and it was spectacular, although passing was at a minimum. I hope you both have great good fortune there in 19.

Aug 29th
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Gary Wood

Just caught up with the last 2 episodes. First congrats to the newly weds. May you continue to cherish each other throughout your lives. There is nothing that will serve you better.

Aug 29th
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Brandon Poveromo

we need to know the address to get the gummy bears

Aug 20th
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Gary Wood

Great episode but as one of the 10,000 I am very concerned that Timothy let Al and Jimmy get away without talking about their real highschool nicknames. That could have been fun. To all exhibit great skill at Mid O and to Reba and Jimmy and all their friends have a great wedding day and may you continue to find joy in your union.

Jul 25th
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Wendy Pratt

Best one yet!

Jul 25th
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Gary Wood

Happy to have a Canadian episode, eh. Also happy that both boys finished well at what was a very tough race in Toronto. As a native I would like to see the circuit paved and smoothed out but it might take away from the unique nature of the race. I have a question for a future episode. Can you describe how driver styles differ? Presumable everyone knows the racing line and so on so how do top drivers' styles differ? It has to be do to different braking techniques? Would love to know.

Jul 17th
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Gary Wood

The Philosophy episode was one of the best yet, demonstrating the depth of thought to which the Hinches are capable. I found it fascinating. It does raise a question in my mind. In the past some drivers have become winners without bringing a lot of intelectual ability to the task. The question then is: Can a driver overthink the sport or are they best to just react instinctively so long as smart people on the team support them? Another train of thought that was brought to mind is: What is the ultimate purpose of indycar racing or any motorsport for that matter. As an amateur track driver I believe that all drivers and most team members would do this even if there were no fans present. They possibly couldn't afford to do it but they would want to. Doesn't that mean thet the purpose of motorsport is to entertain, not only the drivers and team people, but also the fans and sponsors? Discuss.

Jun 27th
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Gulliano Vazquez

we need heilo as a guest

May 21st
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Gary Wood

Living as Hinch episode was lots of fun with good insider comments. I like to listen to learn what it is really like to live the dream. Sounds like I should strive to get racing driving added to the olympics !! When will Indy host the olympics?

Apr 29th
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Gary Wood

A really amazingly good episode. I can't believe just how "matter of fact" these guys are about their very serious accidents, taking about them like they happened to someone else at times. Maybe it's a big part of the job to compartmentalize these things and focus only on the future but it is still a remarkable and rare skill. I was mesmerized by everything.

Apr 14th
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Gary Wood

Fun episode. I like the banter, that which I could hear at least. Good stuff overall.

Apr 14th
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