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Austin ProckNHRA Seattle Top Fuel Winner Austin Prock made a splashing debut into The Freak Nation Sunday night. But when he made Don The Snake Produhomme the Coolest drag racer of them all, that wrecked the phlace. Prock races for John Force, considered maybe the best drag racer of all time. Prock got his first win the same say Force got his 150th. So there’s a little difference between the two but Prock is in his own category. Listen…

Harry TincknellIMSA Road America Winner Harry Tincknell is leading the Team Joest Mazda Prototypes on a massive comeback in sports car racing. The Mazdas have won three races in a row and Tincknell and his co-driver Jonathan Bomarito have two of those three. Tincknell led today’s victory with a triple-stint time in the car that he described as a fourth or fifth place machine. Listen…

Kenny WallaceFormer NASCAR Driver/Analyst Kenny Wallace is one of The Freaks Favorites. And this Freakin’ Flashback from December 2006 is as zany as they come. Wallace can jump from Deliverance banjos to Nelly free style in a sentence or two. This conversation covers the gamut in lifestyle and motor racing. You just can’t believe where this goes. Listen…

Plastic Cup BoyzComedians Na’im Lynn and Will “Spank” Horton, The Plastic Cup Boyz made an hilarious appearance in The Freak Nation Sunday night.  They’re part of the Kevin Hart comic crew that tours with the comedian and actor.  But they also tour on their own as they made clear Sunday night. They also made some wild suggestions for Kenny’s 3 AM stress.  Listen…

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Lots of drama, competition and strategy in today’s Hungarian Grand Prix.

And largest headline might be Ferrari. They were so far from the leaders today that Lewis Hamilton was able to make a pit stop for new tires in the last 20 laps and not lose his second place position in front of Ferrari.

WLewis Hamiltonith those new tires, in fact, Hamilton made up nearly 20 seconds in those final 20 laps to win going away over Max Verstappen.

Max VerstappenIt’s easy to say that Verstappen’s race craft is now equal to Hamilton. Verstappen is the only driver in the series to finish in the top five of every race going into the annual August break.

But the pony in the pile is Honda. Verstappen’s Red Bull team uses Honda engines and Honda racing continues to shine after leaving McLaren two years ago.

The headlines after the break? Can Verstappen and Honda continue pushing Hamilton and Mercedes? And can Valtteri Bottas do enough to keep his job at Mercedes?

Peace.

Scott DixonIndyCar Mid-Ohio Winner Scott Dixon returned to The Freak Nation Sunday night after his thrilling win at the Mid Ohio Sports Car Course. With points Leader Josef Newgarden going out in the last lap Dixon’s win tightened the points even more with four event sleft in the season and double points available on the last event at Laguna Seca. Dixon is always fun when he visits The Freak Nation especially after a wheel-to-wheel win. Listen…

Robert HIghtNHRA Sonoma Funny Car Winner Robert Hight won his 50th event Sunday and came into The Freak Nation for some fun. Hight recalled his first call to The Freaks after is first win years ago. He explains why he wins so often at Sonoma. Maybe it’s because his crew-chief Jimmy Prock lets him have input in his set-up. Oddly enough, not every driver has that voice in major league drag racing. Listen…

Christian EckesARCA Pocono Winner Christian Eckes is another in the long line of ARCA drivers who come into The Freak Nation and have brilliant conversations. Eckes raced both in ARCA and the NASCAR Truck Series this weekend. And he explained how both are radically different. He talked about the peculiarities racing at Pocono. And he hinted at the nutritional information he gets from Toyota to keep him going to Victory Circle. Listen…

Shawn WayansActor/Comedian Shawn Wayans had a hilarious visit to The Freak Nation Sunday night.  But what would you expect from the first family of comedic entertainment? Wayans told some great stories about growing up with nine other siblings, nearly all of whom were interested in a great laugh. Listen…

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Honda had a frustrating three years in Formula One supplying engines that weren’t competitive at McLaren.

The break up after the 2017 season was visible and embarrassing for all concerned.

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But Honda today had a collar popping weekend at the German Grand Prix. The wild race in pop-up rain storms at Hockenheim was described as a horror movie with a bit of polite comedy.

But Honda emerged with a first and third on the podium when it was done. Considering the nightmare with McLaren today was a dream come true.

Honda had more good news this week. It re-upped with Andretti Autosport in IndyCar. That allowed Alexander Rossi to stay with Andretti and Honda.

In addition, Honda powered two of the three on the podium at Mid-Ohio including winner Scott Dixon. Must be champagne corks we hear popping at Honda Racing.

Peace.