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Petter SolbergWRC & WRX Champion Petter Solberg revisited The Freak Nation Sunday night after runing in the Legends sim race Saturday. Solberg won the 2003 WRC title and the 2014 and 2015 World Ralycross titles. So he’s one of the great driver in history. But he had to work on his skills in sim racing and he still might not be as adept at his son Oliver. Who’d win? Listen…

Conor DalyIndyCar iRacing Indianapolis Runner-up Conor Daly was a great guest in The Freak Nation Sunday night. He drove through a wild finish in the IndyCar iRacing finish at the virtual Indianapolis Motor Speedway to reach the checkered flag in second place behind Scott McLaughlin. Daly and McLaughlin went through the last turn of the race down the field but crashes at the front left them standing at the end. Listen…

Garrett SmithleyNASCAR Driver Garrett Smithley has danced around the NASCAR world from Cup to Xfinity to the truck series to ARCA racing.  He stays busy but his experience in the sim world is what’s bringing him recognition while the track racing is shutdown.  Does sim success get the attention of team owners?  Do sim racing experiences translate to the track?  Is Smithley cool with The Freaks?  Listen…

Ricky StenhouseNASCAR Driver Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. also wears the title World of Outlaws team owner and he wears it with pride. That’s why Stenhouse could talk easilly about a new documentary called For The Love of Dirt about the World of Outlaws Series, one of the most exciting forms of racing in the world of motorsports. Stenhouse knows both divergent roads well. He explained they both Sunday night. Listen…

Tony Kanaan1999 IndyCar Series Champion Tony Kanaan, the 2004 Indy 500 winner, is a longtime Friend of the Freaks as well. Kanaan was in another sim race this weekend in addition to the IndyCar iRacing event Saturday. The Legends event included names like Emerson Fittipaldi and Juan Montoya. Kanaan, though, has fun anywhere he competes. Listen…

Adan EnticknapSupercross Rider & Rapper Adam Enticknap brings a lot with him whenever he visits The Freak Nation.  He not only runs at the front of the Supercross line but he’s building a career in the rap game as well.  Strange combo but Adam is the first man to give it a try.  His 7-deuce-deuce brand is getting known in several marketplaces including the marketplace for names!  Enticknap laughs at the ways people have ruined his name through the years.  Listen…

James HinchcliffeNBC IndyCar Analyst & Driver James Hinchcliffe is a longtime Friend of the Freaks. So his visit Sunday night was fun as well as informational. The Mayor of Hinchtown talked about his assignment with NBC this year, his racing plans for 2020 as well as how his 2015 Indy injuries affect him now. Hinchcliffe will bring so much to the NBC broadcasts this year. Listen…

Daniel SuarezNASCAR Cup Driver Daniel Suarez, the 2016 NASCAR Xfinity Series Champion, came into The Freak Nation Sunday night with great background on his growing interests outside of racing. Those interests include soccer stars and basketball legend Kobe Bryant. Suarez explained that his interests in Kobe are largely outside of basketball. The Mexican driver also explained how that interest in Kobe led to him changing some of his goals in America. Listen…

Kevin Harvick2014 NASCAR Cup Champion Kevin Harvick had some fun with The Freaks Sunday night. The conversation had some in-depth background on Harvick’s shopping for a cat. But Kevin got serious for several minutes talking about the truck series and why he participates as an owner and, once, as a driver. Listen…

Chad Reed2004 & 2008 Supercross Champion Chad Reed is calling his 18th year in the Supercross his #onelastride. He’s retiring to spend some time behind the wheel of a sports car. The Australian has moved his base of operations to North Carolina where he can immerse himself in the car racing world. Chad likes the idea of a roll cage after all this time! Listen…