Radioactive: Daytona 500 — ‘Get the (expletive) out of the way!’

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Check out all the best scanner audio from the 2018 Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.

[MUSIC PLAYING] ANNOUNCER 1: NASCAR'S biggest, most famous, prestigious race.

20 years ago this week, the great Dale Earnhardt won the Daytona 500.


MAN (ON RADIO): Austin, good luck today, man.

ANNOUNCER 3: Drivers, start your engines!

CHAD KNAUS: Let's get ready to rock and roll here. 2018 Daytona 500.

DARRELL WALLACE JR.: Good, clean, and smooth all day.

DANICA PATRICK: Thanks for everything, everybody. We're going to have a good last day here.

CHRIS OSBORNE: Green flag. Clear out front.

ANNOUNCER 4: 40 drivers, three months of anticipation.

BRETT GRIFFIN: On your toes. On your toes. On your toes. On your toes. They're four-wide.

CLINT BOWYER: I don't like this right here. 20's out of control.

FREDDIE KRAFT: I'd like to stay with Denny here if we can get an idea of what he's doing.

DENNY HAMLIN: 43, tell him to be patient here. We could pull away.

BRETT GRIFFIN: Only good car in your mirror, the 3.

ANNOUNCER 4: Costly mistake early for Hamlin.

MIKE WHEELER: Back up. Back up. Back up.

FREDDIE KRAFT: 11 slid through his box. He's getting a one-lap penalty here, man. Everybody makes mistakes

KYLE BUSCH: Flat left rear. Flat left rear. Flat left rear.

ANNOUNCER 4: Kyle Busch has cut down. Left rear tire.

ANNOUNCER 5: Erik Jones is--

ANNOUNCER 6: No, no, no, no, no, no.

ANNOUNCER 5: --not going to be able to save it.

ANNOUNCER 4: Jones did not.

RICK CARELLI: Hang on. Hang on. Hang on.

TAB BOYD: Check up. Check up. Check up.

ERIK JONES: [BLEEP] done. Oh, my god.

JIMMIE JOHNSON: It was such a great race car, boys. I'm sorry. Thank you for all your hard work.

ANNOUNCER 4: Caution to end stage one with Kurt Busch the stage winner.

- Good job. [INAUDIBLE] start it up.

JUSTIN ALEXANDER: Everybody's screaming handling, man. Guys are out of control.

STEVIE REEVES: Watch your middle here with the 17. He's all over the damn place.

EDDIE D'HONDT: Here comes the 2 on the top.

ANNOUNCER 4: Big push coming from Keselowski. Contact! Slam into the wall.

ANNOUNCER 6: Are you kidding me?

EDDIE D'HONDT: We're wrecking.

JEREMY BRICKHOUSE: That whole damn thing is tore up.



DARRELL WALLACE JR.: Running out of Chevys out here.

CHRIS LAMBERT: 43 just came down, said that we're amongst a bunch of Fords where he can't push like hell.

CHAD JOHNSTON: Tell the [BLEEP] behind us that we're a second slower than the pack in front of us.

COLE PEARN: That 17's overheating.

MIKE HERMAN JR.: Bring it. Bring it. Bring it.

BRIAN PATTIE: Pull the rest of the tape off. Pull the rest of the tape off! [BLEEP]

ANNOUNCER 5: Ryan Blaney will win Stage 2 of the Daytona 500.

AUSTIN DILLON: 43 just blocked me. I could have moved him, but it didn't seem worth it.

ANNOUNCER 3: Here they come onto pit road.

CLINT BOWYER: Hi there, Brett?

BRETT GRIFFIN: I went to pee. I ain't back yet.

ARIC ALMIROLA: Getting in a Penske car has turned him into a damn speedway racer.

TAB BOYD: Those guys are getting a little bit squirrely.

MARTIN TRUEX JR.: [BLEEP] lap cars, get the [BLEEP] out of the way! Tell [BLEEP] 3 [BLEEP].

TAB BOYD: Oh, flat tire. Get ready, guys.

ANDY HOUSTON: Caution's out. Caution's out.

ANNOUNCER 3: That changes everything. With 10 laps to go.

DREW BLICKENSDERFER: Pit. Pit. Pit. We're pitting. Get ready here with four tires.


MAN (ON RADIO): And green, green, green.

ANNOUNCER 4: Another lead change as they come to two laps to go.

BRETT GRIFFIN: Kurt Busch spins!

CHRIS LAMBERT: They're wrecking behind us. Inside. Inside. Caution. You should be the leader.

KEVIN HAMLIN: Hold the brake. We're in it, guys.


TJ MAJORS: Coming straight. Just go straight.

KURT BUSCH: Sorry, guys.

- [BLEEP] man. I'm sorry.

COLE PEARN: I knew that was going to happen.

- I know you did, Cole.

ANNOUNCER 4: It's overtime. They'll see the green flag, and then hopefully the white, and then the checker.

DENNY HAMLIN: I think I should take bottom. What do you think?

CHRIS LAMBERT: Yeah, I think 37 will be more apt to stay in line than Austin would.

MIKE WHEELER: I tend to agree with you.

- 10-4.

JOEL EDMONDS: Go get 'em, bud.

ANNOUNCER 5: Up front, Denny Hamlin, Aric Almirola. They see the green. They're on the gas.

JOEL EDMONDS: Still there. Clear.

ANNOUNCER 5: Aric Almirola around Hamlin.

JOEL EDMONDS: White flag right here.

ANNOUNCER 4: Almirola's a lap away.

ANDY HOUSTON: Stay with this 10 for now.

JOEL EDMONDS: He's not clear yet. Block bottom. Block bottom.

ANDY HOUSTON: 43 with you. Keep coming.

ANNOUNCER 5: Hamlin turns. And Aric Almirola into the wall in turn number three.

JOEL EDMONDS: Hang onto it, bud. Hang onto it. Hang on. Hang on. One more coming at you. Yeah, they hooked us.

JOHN KLAUSMEIER: Good job, man. You had us in position. Can't control an idiot.

ANDY HOUSTON: Clear low. Keep coming. No caution. No caution. Keep coming. All the way back to the line here. Daytona 500 winner, come on.

AUSTIN DILLON: Did we win? Did we just fucking win?

RICHARD CHILDRESS: Hell of a job, buddy! Hell of a job. That's what I mean. You want it!

JOEL EDMONDS: Let me know that you're OK, please.

- I'm OK. Devastated.

JUSTIN ALEXANDER: You're the man! Thank you! You are the man!

ANNOUNCER 4: And he just did a slide to replicate what Dale did when he won it in the 3 20 years ago.

AUSTIN DILLON: And that is all Him. I didn't do nothing today. It's all Him.

MAN (ON RADIO): Way to go, Austin Dillon!

AUSTIN DILLON: Yes, sir. Thank the Lord.


For the first time in so long.

ANNOUNCER 1: Austin Dillon celebrating in victory lane.


Help me up. Help me up again.

- You did it. Are you so excited?

- I have no clue what's going on right now.

ANNOUNCER 4: We were looking at some pictures for this week. Right back here, did you ever imagine 20 years later, you would be a Daytona 500 champion?

AUSTIN DILLON: Daytona has a way with just making memories. I didn't want to wreck him, but I had to go. It's the Daytona 500!

- You wanted it bad. That's what you did.

- Yeah!

I was fortunate to be in victory lane 20 years ago. And I'm here again, but I'm driving. This is awesome.

- There are going to be some kids that are going to have their picture with you, that 20 years from now, they hope to be here.

ANNOUNCER 4: With the number 3, Austin Dillon wins the 60th running of the great American race.