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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…

Kyle BuschSunday night we looked back on a conversation with 2015 NASCAR Cup Champion Kyle Busch. This talke, however, was 11 years before that in 2004 after Kyle, 19 at the time, won a Busch Series race in Kentucky. The Cup series was sponsored by Nextel at the time and Kyle was longing to be a part of THAT! Here’s Kyle. Listen…

Don GarlitsThere’s no larger name in all of drag racing history that Big Daddy Don Garlits.  Some people know that name if they don’t know any other from the sport.  His friends sometimes call him just Big.  We couldn’t, even though we had several conversations with Garlits. This one was in 2008 at the Mopar Mile High Nationals outside Denver.  The stories Big Daddy has in his hear would fill a drag racing library.  Here are just a few. Listen…

Richard PettyWe’ve been lucky to have some of the biggest racing legends in the sport’s history. Certainly Richard Petty is one of those names and he’s visited with us several times on radio and television. This was one of the first, though. And you can hear why Richard is one called The King. He treated nobodies like The Freaks with respect. It’s why he’s lasted for generations. Listen…

SC_FreaksOn our 19th Anniversary Show The Freaks go back more than 20 years to bring out highlights from our original pilot demo, Motorsports Talk America. It was done in 1999 and submitted to networks and radio stations to see if anyone would have us on the air. Now, 19+ years later, SpeedFreaks is a national icon, one of the largest motorsports shows in America. We wanted you to hear where we came from. Listen…

DaleEarnhardtJrOn our 19th Anniversary we had to dig out our first conversation with a huge name in NASCAR, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., It was three months before his father was killed in a crash at Daytona. Junior was pretty tired after a race in Phoenix, a late night flight and some relaxation in a Los Angeles hotel. He was in town to appear on a Fox Sports show the next day. Dale had such fun he put us in his first book. Listen…

Ryan EversleyContinental Tire Hot Rod Power Tour Entrant Ryan Eversley joined The Freaks Sunday night during a break in the Continental Tires Hot Rod Power Tour. If you like beautiful cars and cruising for five days, you’ll love the Power Tour. Eversley takes us on a tour of the Tour including the burnouts that attracted cops who loved The King. Listen…

Bobby UnserRacing Legend Bobby Unser is one of only two drivers to win the Indy 500 in three different decades: 1968, 1975 and 1981. (Rick Mears is the other.) But among his greatest accomplishments is being a Friend of the Freaks.  We love his visits because he has stories that can only come from a racing legend who’s won Indy three times.  This visit was no different.  Listen…

Chris DysonTrans Am Lime Rock Winner Chris Dyson is another Friend of the Freaks.  His win last Monday at Lime Rock came after he was hospitalized for injuries received in a dirt track race the Thursday night before that.  Dyson’s career resume includes the 2011 ALMS championship in very high end sports cars.  But he’s transitioning his career to dirt tracks with USAC and muscle cars with the Trans Am.  Listen…

Mario Andretti1969 Indy 500 Winner Mario Andretti was celebrated all month at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It was the 50th anniversary of his only win at Indy. But the 79 year old racing legend remains heavily involved in IndyCar racing from being an IndyCar Ambassador to driving the demonstration car giving VIPs the thrill of their life on a racetrack. But being with The Freaks is a thrill for all involved. Listen…