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  • Todd LeDuc on Monster Dreams & Taking Off-Road Down Under

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    Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series & Monster Truck driver Todd LeDuc is part of a First Family in off-road racing. The LeDucs have won races and championships for two generations of drivers. Todd wins races in front of thousands of off-road racing fans in his Pro-4 Ford F-150. But Todd's experience in Monster Trucks has given him some real ideas about how to sell his team, his series and his sport to sponsors. Some are ground breaking. Others are just good business. Listen...

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  • Jason Line on Championships & His Daughters Favorite Driver

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    NHRA Pro Stock Points Leader Jason Line has two more events in Las Vegas and Pomona before he learns if he can turn his points lead into another drag racing championship. He won in 2006 and 2011. His biggest comp0etitor for the crown is Erica Enders-Stevens who has led the points this season but fell back when her team could run all the races on the West Coast. Line has more than a problem with Erica, though. What about his daughter's favorite driver. This is a switch.

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  • Speed vs. Endurance

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    This is the Statt Mann, Baby. It's time to Scatt a Little Bit... Lately, I'm constantly reminded about the differences between speed and endurance. It came up again today at Rally Spain where defending World Rally Champion Sebastien Ogier won his second straight championship turning back the challenge from his Volkswagen teammate Jari-Matti Latvala. Latvala made a late season charge even winning eight stages in Spain to Ogier's four. But Ogier won the event and closed the points to Latvala with one event left in Wales in three weeks. As the phrase goes: the race isn't given to the swift but to those who endure to the end. In fact that might apply to Volkswagen. Ford and Citroen controlled the world's rally stages until Volkswagen game on board three years ago. VW took its time stepping back on the world's rally stages. It even did one year with Ogier in a secondary rally car before unleashing him to go for the championship. Essentially they're sent Ford and Citroen back to the drawing boards. So many times in motor racing we think of speed as the ultimate decider. But whether you're behind the wheel or behind the fence, knowing what's behind the plan will give you a heads up on the sport. Like with many things in life, what's happening may not be what's going on. Peace.

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