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Nigel HookLucas Oil Silverhook Power Boat Drivers Jay Johnson & Nigel Hook next month will attempt a World Record run from the Florida Keys to Havanna Cuba and, possibly, attempt another record on a return run. Their Lucas Oil sponsored Silverhook power boat is powered by two engines totaling more than three thousand horsepower. But flying low across the ocean in hurricane season has its own form of danger. Listen…

RonCappsNHRA ESPY Nominee Ron Capps won his first Funny Car championship last year. He’s been one of the hottest drivers in all of motor racing and that’s why he got the ESPY nomination. If he should win he’d become the first drag racer to get the honor. Capps is part of Don Schumacher Racing, a team that’s won the last nine NHRA Funny Car events. Ron told The Freaks his toughest competition comes when he must face the guys on the other side of the shop. Listen…

Brandon JonesARCA Michigan Winner Brandon Jones spun during the ARCA race June 16th but he went on to win race anyway. Jones is part of the Richard Childress Racing program. He drives in the NASCAR Xfinity and Camping World Truck series in addition to his starts in ARCA. His success in each is moving him up the ladder rapidly. Brandon is part of stock car racing’s New World Order of young drivers who not only drive fast but speak easily with the media. Listen…

Harrison BurtonARCA & NASCAR Winner Harrison Burton sounds more “together” than any youngster ever in racing. At 16 he sounds more mature than many more than twice his age. Burton is the son of NASCAR veteran Jeff Burton and nephew of Daytona 500 winner Ward Burton. Harrison had much to say about his racing family and racing in general. You’ll love to make room on your favorite driver’s list when you year this young man talk. Listen…

Mario AndrettiRacing Legend Mario Andretti is always a welcome guest in The Freak Nation. He stops by once or twice a year and always leaves us knowing and wanting more. Andretti’s legend is global so when Fernando Alonso came to Indy he came under the Andretti name. Mario’s experience is so expansive he might be the only one who can put several generations of IndyCar machinery into perspective for us. Listen…

Johnny RutherfordThree-time Indy 500 Winner and 1980 Indycar Champion Johnny Rutherford was important in the history making return of McLaren to the Indy 500 last month. Rutherford won for McLaren in 1974 and 1976 at The Brickyard. He was hoping that the massive event would make a big impression on two-time Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso when he made a one-off appearance in the 500. It could be argued that Rutherford’s counsel contributed to Alonso’s success at Indy. Listen…

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…