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Joey Logano2018 NASCAR Cup Champion Joey Logano was in Thge Freak Nation Sunday for far more than talking about t he just completed NASCAR season. He was promoting a Hot Wheels feat that established a new world record for the longest Hot Wheels track on Thursday at his Huntersville, North Carolina, race shop. It was more than a quarter-mile long but the fun was more than a drag. Listen…

AdamCarollaActor/Comedian Adam Carolla was in The Freak Nation Sunday night but this visit was about another talent, film direction. On the heels of the well received Ford vs. Ferrari feature film, Carolla introduces us to “Shelby American: The Carroll Shelby Story.” Carolla said his new movie grew out of the work with Shelby on another film about Shelby racing at Le Mans. Some of the same stories in the Ford vs. Ferrari feature are in that film, and this new project. Listen…

Rob HalfordJudas Priest Frontman Rob Halford made another trip to The Freak Nation Sunday night. This visit was to introduce The Freaks to Celestial, a collection of Heavy Metal Christmas carols. We know that sounds oxymoronic but the collection is actually pretty nice to listen to. Halford is excited about the finished work as well as his visit with The Freaks. Listen…

Robert HIght2019 NHRA Funny Car Champion Robert Hight came into The Freak Nation after winning his third Funny Car title. Hight is a longtime Friend of the Freaks but his final round Sunday afternoon in Pomona was something few have seen before in a title winning round. Hight explained how it all unfolded. Listen…

lou gramm and bandLegendary Foreigner Front Man Lou Gramm returned to The Freak Nation Sunday night. The wildly popular band is about to hit the road again after releasing a new CD and DVD Friday. “Foreigner – Double Vision: Then and Now” takes us behind the scenes as original Foreigner band members, including Gramm, joined Mick Jones and Foreigner’s current lineup for a once in a lifetime reunion concert for the very first time in the band’s 40-year history. Listen…

JohnForceSunday night we took a six year Freakin’ Flashback with 16-Time Funny Car Champion John Force.  Of course, any visit with Force is legendous and this was no different.  Force is one of drag racing’s largest names and he shows how he got that designation in this conversation from 2013 right after he won his 16th championship.  Listen…

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

First of all, this isn’t a movie review. The last time I reviewed a movie I told the truth and was never invited back to review another one.

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I paid to go see Ford vs. Ferrari on Friday at noon. For me, it was excellent.

But it’s not a documentary. For example, the producers wanted us to believe that Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California was Daytona, including signage on the front straight.

For me, the story was about the friendship between Carroll Shelby and Ken Miles. The film could have been called Carroll and Ken but some might have confused that with a romantic comedy. So, even if you don’t like racing, the story is worth a couple hours of your time.

A Ford won Le Mans in 1966, ’67, ’68 and ’69. But the factory effort failed miserably in 1965. The movie details some of that but the video below details a lot. Take a look.

As for Ford vs. Ferrari? Take the time especially if you like good stories about larger than life characters.

Peace.

JackBeckmanNHRA Funny Car Title Challenger Jack Beckman is just 46 points out of first place going into the season’s final event, The World Finals in Pomona. Beckman is in line for his second championship after winning in 2012. Beckman is always a fun conversation and Sunday night was no different. Listen…

Julie GieseISM Raceway President Julie Giese came into The Freak Nation Sunday night after a big weekend of semi final NASCAR racing. The finalists for the 2019 NASCAR Cup Finals in Homestead were decided at ISM Raceway in Phoenix. Giese talked about the event at the remodeled racetrack and getting ready for the NASCAR Finals due at ISM next year. Listen…

Shawn MichaelsThis week’s Freakin’ Flashback with WWE Superstar Shawn Michaels was rec orded in 2013.  Michaels is a legendary wrestler and called an Ambassador for the WWE.  Michaels was really comfortable when he was in The Freak Nation talking about birthdays, anniversaries and a name for his beard.  Listen…