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Don PrudhommeDrag Racing Legend Don Prudhomme, ranked number three in the NHRA’s list of Top 50 Drag Racers of All-time, came back to The Freak Nation Sunday night after an absence of several years. Prudhomme is one of the few to ever win championships in both the Top Fuel and Funny Car categories of the NHRA. But he’s proven he’ll fly anywhere to watch a race, especially Formula One. Listen…

Zane SmithARCA Nashville Winner Zane Smith got his first win last weekend in Tennessee. His visit to The Freak Nation was enjoyable for all The Freaks.  Smith is one of a long line of ARCA drivers who hit it out of the park when they visit us.  Zane’s MDM Motorsports crew was on the cutting edge in Nashville and Smith felt it would be a night to remember.  Listen…

Al Unser Jr.1990 & 1994 IndyCar Series Champion Al Unser, Jr. relaxed in The Freak Nation Sunday night. The 1992 & 1994 Indianapolis 500 Champion has visited several times but Sunday he was ready to talk about everything from Gaby, to Gabby Girl, to the demands of racing at ISM Raceway. He also was embarrassed to talk about an April Fool’s joke some of his team played on him. Listen…

Aric AlmirolaNASCAR Driver Aric Almirola came into The Freak Nation Sunday night with a good attitude and a better idea about conditioning for the rigors of a long NASCAR season.  Almirola moved from Richard Petty Motorsports to Stewart Haas Racing this year and he’s changed much about his career. He explained that included his own conditioning and how he trained for racing.  Listen…

SimonPagenaud2016 IndyCar Champion Simon Pagenaud is a longtime Friend of the Freaks. He was a friend back in 2010 when he won the ALMS championship with David Brabham. So, Pagenaud is a brilliant driver who’s accomplished in open wheel and sports cars. We kidded him about his friend Sebastien Bourdais leading him in points. Listen…

Shane StewartWorld of Outlaws Driver Shane Stewart is fourth in points this young season. And The Freaks found out Sunday night that Stewart is one of those drivers who might race twice a week in the grinding 90 race schedule of the Outlaws. Stewart also talked about his family traveling with him and the time they find for some “vacation” time while the Outlaws rip around the country. Listen…

Christian CraigSupercross Rider Christian Craig has become a Supersub in the sport.  He’s filled in for 450 riders Ken Roczen and Cole Seely.  But his real story is the broken back that nearly took away his ability to walk much less ride.  Doctors weren’t too encouraging after the accident.  But they didn’t know Craig’s determination, the determination other riders recognize from Craig.  Listen…

Graham RahalIndyCar Driver Graham Rahal was second at the St. Petersburg Opener, was in The Freak Nation Sunday night to talk about some strange things only done in motor racing. He drove for the opposition, in this case, Penske Racing.  He also had a chance to share a car with his former IndyCar rival Helio Castroneves. How’s all this come about? Listen…

JohnForce16-time NHRA Funny Car Champion John Force came into The Freak Nation after an evening of dinner and a movie with his family including the grandchildren. It’s fun to hear John relaxed, especially after the hair raising accidents that have dotted his early season starts. John remembers family and some fun in Australia. Especially the fun in Australia. Listen…

JohnForceWe go way back with drag racing legend John Force. We even have a relationship with Forces’ former teammate Gary Densham, another Funny Car driver who will be inducted into Don Garlit’s Hall of Fame this week. John will be there to celebrate with Densham about a great career, but also about some great trips to Australia for some drag racing fun. The stories are as legendary as the drivers including this one involving some cross dressers on the other side of the world. Listen…