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Greg AndersonNHRA Dallas Pro Stock Winner Greg Anderson has two races to make up a little more than 100 points to grab his fifth championship. Anderson won titles in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2010. He came into The Freak Nation Sunday night to celebrate his 94th career win. Anderson is a Friend of the Freaks so we always have fun when we chat. Listen…

Rob MacCachranFour-Time Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Pro 2 Champion Rob MacCachran was in The Freak Nation Sunday night. MacCachran has raced for more than 30 years winning four Baja 1000s and four Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Pro2 championships in 2010, 2013, 2015 and 2016. He’s raced and won championships in several other categories but we had the most fun talking about his experiences in racing NASCAR trucks when that series was getting underway. Listen…

Christian Eckes2019 ARCA Champion Christian Eckes came into The Freak Nation Sunday night after his championship run Friday night in Kansas. Eckes won to assure himself of the title. But he was very laid back about the win in his new apartment and cooking pancakes for dinner. Listen…

Ross ChastainRoss Chastain is considered the busiest driver in the NASCAR/stock car racing industry. But his claim to fame last week was smashing watermelons at ISM Raceway outside Phoenix. The story of that promotion included some wonderful memories and even greater images at the track. Listen…

This is the Statt Mann Baby. Time to Scatt a little bit.

My mind was bumping around this weekend. The fight after the NASCAR Xfinity race amused me. When they fight in a stick and ball game we complain about the thugs in those sports.

When they fight after a NASCAR race the drivers are considered passionate about winning. Unless, of course, Darryl Wallace throws water on a driver then he needs some talking too by NASCAR officials.

Funny how all that works in that sport.

Then I heard a conversation about the wind during the Cup race today in Kansas. All the talking heads had an opinion about what the wind does to a car traveling at 200 miles an hour.

It reminded me of a conversation I once had with NHRA Funny Car driver Gary Densham. He described how he had to compensate for the break in the grandstand as he traveled down a drag strip at 300 plus. All it took was the break. Forget fighting the winds on race day.

Funny where the mind goes when you actually listen to people talk.

Peace.

Eric CurranIMSA Petit Le Mans Winner Eric Curran stepped away from celebrating after the IMSA dinner to have a conversation in The Freak Nation Sunday night. Curran says he’s in the midst of slowing down his racing after his wins and his 2016 IMSA championship. Curran is now in the midst of building an exotic car business on the West Coast. And he enjoys talking ab out it. Listen…

Jagger JonesK&N Roseville Pro West Winner Jagger Jones is happy with his first professional win at Roseville, California this weekend. The grandson of legendary racer Parnelli Jones is proud to carry on in the family business. He’s especially happy to be building a career in stock car racing, a career he expects to carry on and, even, expand next season. Listen…

Ryan BeatLucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Pro Lite Points Leader Ryan Beat Sunday night talked about his upcoming championship chase at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Arizona. Beat won the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Pro Lite title in 2017 and ’18. He leads the points in 2019 with one event to go. Beat admits his success might be tied to the birth of his daughter three years ago. Listen…

Christian EckesARCA Points Leader Christian Eckes came into The Freak Nation Sunday night to talk about his upcoming battle for the title with Michael Self who’s second in ARCA points. The two will face off for the title in Kansas next weekend at Kansas Speedway. It’s been a difficult season for Eckes who had to overcome a bout of food poisoning that immobilized him mid-season. Listen…

Carl EdwardsThis week we take a Freakin’ Flashback with Carl Edwards, back to April 2013 after he won a Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway.  Edwards walked away from the NASCAR Cup Series in 2017 after finishing the 2011 season in a flat tie with Tony Stewart. Stewart was given the title after a lengthy tiebreaker.  Carl will always be a Friend of the Freaks.  Listen…