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Matt KensethNASCAR Phoenix2 Winner Matt Kenseth was minutes out of the car when he came into The Freak Nation to talk about his win in what could become his last race at Phoenix Raceway. Kenseth has said this could be his last season in the NASCAR Cup Series as he looks at 2018 without a competitive ride. What was the soundtrack to Sunday’s win? Listen…

Brad Keselowski2012 NASCAR Cup Champion Brad Keselowski was the last man into the NASCAR Playoff Final Four next week at Homestead. Keselowski has engine problems in the last few laps of the race and nursed his car home to the fourth and final spot. Keselowski now has a chance to win his second championship to match the one he won in 2012. Listen…

Robert HIghtNHRA Funny Car Points Leader Robert Hight was a little under the weather Sunday night. But he says a cold won’t stop him from battling for the 2017 NHRA Funny Car title next weekend at the World Finals in Pomona. His chief rival is the 2016 champion and friend Ron Capps. Less than a round of competition separates the drivers which means every point available will be fought for. Listen…

Rusty Wallace2013 NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee Rusty Wallace, the 1989 NASCAR Winston Cup Champion, came into The Freak Nation Sunday to speak his mind on several issues. They included the changing of the driver guard in NASCAR and the changing of the configurations at Phoenix International Raceway. Wallace also talked about some controversial issues like making the races shorter and the season even shorter than that! Listen…

Justin AllgaierNASCAR Xfinity Points Leader Justin Allgaier has a narrow lead in the 2017 championship over William Byron (two points) and Elliott Sadler (11 points).  So Allgaier certainly isn’t planning a championship celebration yet.  But he is satisfied with several things including the support and resources he’s found at Junior Motorsports this year.  He’s raced elsewhere but the shop at Junior Motorsports is very comfortable. Listen…

Ricky Taylor2017 IMSA Prototype Champion Ricky Taylor will leave his father’s Wayne Taylor Racing Team next season to go racing with Roger Penske, one of the strongest teams in all of American racing. Taylor and his brother Jordan won the IMSA Prototype title this year in what might be the last family effort at Wayne Taylor Racing. Will Taylor drive a Penske IndyCar? He’s due to drive one of the new Penske Acura Prototypes in IMSA next year. What else is on the horizon? Listen…

Zach VeachAndretti Autosport IndyCar Driver Zach Veach was back in The Freak Nation after signing his first full-time contract to drive in IndyCar. He’ll be with Andretti Autosport in 2018 where he’s been driving in the IndyCar ladder system. Veach is a longtime Friend of the Freaks. We’ve been in each other’s corner since Veach was 15-years-old. Zach knows a lot about The Freaks including how to make a bet with Kenny. Listen…

JosefNewgarden2017 IndyCar Champion Josef Newgarden was in The Freak Nation on his digital media tour after getting the title Sunday afternoon in Sonoma. Newgarden got the title in his first year with Penske Racing. He was quick to point out the differences between Penske and other teams where title are at a premium if they exist at all. Listen…

Morgan LucasMorgan Lucas Racing Owner Morgan Lewis has been working hard with his wife Katie to build the brand for the ninth annual golf tournament honoring the memory of funny car driver Eric Medlen who was killed during a test session ten years ago last March. Lucas is no longer racing but it sounds like he’s getting just as much hard work building the tournament that raises money for the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent. This year all proceeds will be used to create new patient themed rooms for the children who stay overnight in the hospital. Listen…

Scott PalmerNHRA Cat Spot Litter Funny Car Driver Scott Palmer faces one of the biggest weeks in his racing career. He has until Wednesday for drag racing fans to vote him into the Traxxas Shootout at the U.S. Nationals. But, more important, he is ninth out of ten who will qualify for the NHRA’s championship playoffs. That’s all in the next week for Palmer who’s proud of the fact he’s on a smaller less funded team but still competing for titles. Listen…