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  • James HinchCliffe on Winning The Indy 500 Pole

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    100th Indianapolis 500 Pole Sitter James Hinchcliffe is a longtime Friend of The Freaks. The Toronto native led a rush to the Indy 500 pole Sunday taking a renewed and faster Honda engine with him. The performance was also a huge plus for the Schmidt Petersen Motorsports team with heavy backing from Lucas OIl. Schmidt Petersen had all three of it's teams in the Top 10 at Indy. The Mayor of Hinchtown changed the story completely from an accident last year to the fastest of all this year. Listen...

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  • John Force on Dinner, Bending his New Car & Speed

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    16-time NHRA Funny Car Champion John Force gave up time with his family and friends Sunday night to visit with the Freak Nation after the NHRA Mello Yello Nationals in Topeka, Kansas. The Force Family had a mixed weekend in Kansas including him crashing the new Chevrolet Camaro that was introduced to the media just hours before.  It was a typical John Force interview that was all over the map, a trip that took The Freak Nation along.  John is always fun. Listen...

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  • Rallycross Crossroads

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    This is the Statt Mann Baby. Time to Scatt a little bit. The Red Bull Global Rallycross Series could be at a crossroads like some X Games Figure 8 competition. The season opened this weekend in Phoenix. Only eleven Supercars showed up. In fact, there's only twelve drivers listed on the series website. One of those doesn't plan on running many, if any, of the season's twelve events spread across eight weekends. I'm told there are drivers being paid to field teams. But that's not new. That's happening in IMSA. The point is the series isn't growing despite a new manufacturer showing up this year. After seven full years of competition the series has become a television show bankrolled by Red Bull. Competitors can't afford to compete. Fans aren't standing in line for tickets. The TV show ratings aren't growing but, then, neither are NASCAR's. One of the series biggest stars, a championship contender, left the series this year to run internationally. He'd rather spend more money running around the world than win events and maybe a championship here at home. The series is at a crossroads. Maybe that's a reason to watch. It might be the best reality show in motorsports. Peace.

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