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Will Power200IndyCar Grand Prix Winner Will Power logged his first win of the 2017 season Saturday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The victory left him fifth in the standings just four points shy of teammate Helio Castroneves in fourth. Power is another longtime Friend of The Freaks. It was cool to talk with Will on Mother’s Day because this new father has some ideas on how his new child has changed the way he drives and thinks behind the wheel. Listen…

Bo ButnerNHRA Atlanta Pro Stock Winner Bo Butner is second in 2017 Pro Stock points after his second victory of the season. Butner is building an excellent season His two wins leave him only a point out of first place in the most competitive category in drag racing. But Butner is proud of something else in drag racing. And that’s the field itself. It’s different than any other form of motor racing. Listen…

JordanTaylorIMSA WeatherTech COTA Winner Jordan Taylor is dominating the 2017 season with his brother Ricky. They started winning at the Rolex 24 in Daytona and haven’t stopped. The latest win at Circuit of the Americas last week was a walkover. They were more than a minutes up on the field in the last hour. But now Jordan will join his brother Ricky at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. But Jordan won’t have his Cadillac prototype in France. Listen…

Kyle PettyNASCAR broadcast analyst Kyle Petty is a Friend of the Freaks. We love it when he comes in to promote his Charity Motorcycle Ride. This year’s is the 23rd on May 13-19. Kyle once told us The Freak Nation is one of his largest supporters for his charity efforts. We LOVE that unsolicited comment. We also love it when Kyle talks about the legends leaving NASCAR and the new names coming on board to take their place. Listen…

Petter Solberg2014-2015 World Rallycross Champion Petter Solberg is the only driver in history to win global titles in two different disciplines. The rallycross crowns go along with his 2003 World Rally Championship. Petter has won titles with his own team and with a factory team. Now he’s back with a factory team as the World Rallycross Championship gets more competitive. Is it still possible to win with your own team in that sport? Listen…

Helio CastronevesThree-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves is one of the original Friends of the Freaks. He’s been with us nearly as long as he’s been in major league motor racing. And with Fernando Alonso, the two-time Formula 1 champion, coming to run this year’s Indy 500 we also talked with Helio about his former dreams to run in F1. Any regrets that he didn’t make it? And what’s he think about Fernando paying some tributes to Indycar? Listen…

Bobby UnserRacing Legend Bobby Unser, Sr. brought the experience of 35 wins, two championships and three Indy 500 wins to The Freak Nation Sunday night. WE always have fun with Unser who brings great memories from his brilliant past. That includes a rattle snake that forced him out of his race car. And a fellow driver who nearly forced him from a racetrack in Pennsylvania. Bobby Unser is always fun. Listen…

Patrick LongPatrick Long is one of the most successful sports car drivers in the world. He won a World Challenge title in 2011. He’s won three ALMS class championships in 2005, 2009 and 2010. He also has two class win s at the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2004 and 2007. He’s the only American among the ten Porsche factory drivers and he speaks at least six languages. But according to him one of those languages isn’t music. Listen…

Ricky TaylorRicky Taylor has raced at the Le Mans 24 Hour before with the Corvette Racing team where he was seventh in class in 2016. Taylor is going back this year, though, to run an LMP2 Prototype, a car that’s similar to the Cadillac prototype he races in the IMSA series here in the US. Ricky is happy to be going back to Le Mans especially in the private jet he’ll use to get there right after the IMSA race in Detroit in early June. Listen…

JordanTaylorJordan Taylor and his older brother Ricky have won all three races in the 2017 IMSA schedule. Their win Saturday in Long Beach is their third in a row at the iconic street course. But Jordan is sailing on the track but he’s facing some social media problems. It involves his trophy for winning the Rolex 24 and his pet dog Fonzi. Listen…