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  • Antron Brown on America's Child & Other Things Winning

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    NHRA Mello Yello Chicago Top Fuel Winner Antron Brown interrupted his trip home Sunday night to call The Freak Nation and talk about his Chicago victory. It put him into the points lead halfway through the NHRA season. What surprised us, though, was the long string of success Antron's had in the Top Fuel ranks. Listen to the stats. He's been more dominant than most drivers in any form of motorsports. And that includes two championships in the last four seasons.

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  • Josef Newgarden Dominates Like No One Ever Has in a Corn Field

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    IndyCar Iowa Winner Josef Newgarden had a busy night Sunday night telling the world how he managed to dominate the Iowa Con 300 leading 282 laps in the race, an IndyCar record. The number surprised him, though.  And he was quick to point to his team and the dominant car he was given for the event.  There's some modesty there.  Newgarden has been second in the last two events in Iowa. Listen...

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  • An American on Top of The World

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    This is the Statt Mann Baby. Time to Scatt a little bit. I try to keep up with several drivers who've become friends over the past 16 years. One is Billy Johnson who's buried deep in the Ford camp at the moment. But while I was I was wringing my hands at his inability to climb into the spotlight I noticed he was leading the World Endurance Championship GT points. That's right, the only American in the Ford GT camp, is leading the WORLD Endurance GT points at the moment. That's helped by driving the number 66 Ford GT to fourth at Le Mans last month. Then a win in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race Saturday at Mosport has him and teammate Scott Maxwell in a commanding lead in those season points. I met Billy nearly ten years ago as a pimply face kid at Homestead. He was promising he'd be winning races and championships soon. Now he's making good on the promise as one of the best GT drivers in the world. World class cool. Peace.

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