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JohnForce16-Time NHRA Funny Car Champion John Force is one of the original Friend of the Freaks. He’s supported us from nearly the beginning 20 years ago. This 13 or so minutes is from an hour long conversation with John that’s posted on our You Tube channel. The Force program is taking the 2020 season off but is making firm plans to return to racing in 2021. That’s just one of the things John talked about with us. Listen…

Michele AbbateFirst Female TransAm TA2 Podium Finisher Michele Abbate came into The Freak Nation Sunday night after a rare success for a woman driver in the TransAm West Coast series. Abbate is sponsored by Lucas Oil and she’s finding success with her own team, run with her husband, in less than a dozen races all together. Abbate is determined to reach the national TransAm racing series, one of the oldest racing programs in America. Listen…

Will Power200IndyCar Indy2 Race Winner Will Power is another Friend of the Freaks.  His visit Sunday night was a week after his win in the second of two IndyCar races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway last weekend.  The 2014 IndyCar champion is always pretty relaxed when he comes into The Freak Nation and this was no different. His relaxation makes for a very candid conversation.  Listen…

Sam MayerNASCAR Truck Series Bristol Winner Sam Mayer pulled off a unique doubleheader last weekend. He won both the truck race and an ARCA race also at Bristol. Obviously he calls Bristol Motor Speedway his favorite track and would hate to see any changes made that would make the track easier to race. Mayer is 17 and racing against drivers who might be older than his parents. Listen…

Townsend BellNBC Analyst/Driver Townsend Bell spent the weekend racing in the IMSA doubleheader at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. He returned to The Freak Nation shortly after Sunday afternoon’s race.  He spent time as an analyst talking about racing in IndyCar and IMSA.  Curiously enough, some of that analysis dovetailed with his own driving experiences.  Listen…

Conor DalyIndyCar Driver Conor Daly returned to The Freak Nation Sunday night after announcing that he’ll enter a NASCAR truck series race to compete against Action Sports legend Travis Pastrana. The pair became friends recently and the rivalry grew last summer as the duo competed in iRacing events on the Internet. Daly called the sim racing a “Land of Dreams” but he’s not dreaming about his race against Pastrana. He desperately wants to win! Listen…

Brendan GaughanNASCAR Driver Brendan Gaughan is an original Friend of the Freaks. His return to The Freak Nation Sunday night was to talk about his relationship with former Georgetown basketball coach John Thompson. Gaughan played football and basketball for the Hoyas and it was a real fight with Thompson to get him to “let” Brendan start his racing career in the Nevada desert. These are stories you won’t hear anywhere else. Listen…

Carson HocevarNASCAR/ARCA Driver Carson Hocevar was only 15 when he won the Pole at an ARCA race leading men older than his father to the green flag.  Hocevar has since spread his talents around the stock car world winning a Super Late Model Race this weekend at Berlin Raceway.  He’s also had success driving NASCAR trucks.  He’s sampling everything and liking it.  Listen…

T.J. ZizzoNHRA Top Fuel Indy2 Finalist T.J. Zizzo has been waiting for about two months to run his final round against newcomer Justin Ashley, both of whom reigned over the heavy-hitting, full-time teams in the greasy heat last July to advance to their first career professional final rounds. The rainshowers, however, forced the two unlikely finalists to put the champagne on ice for the next six weeks. They’ll try again to run it off next weekend at the U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis. Listen…

Jerett BrooksLucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series Wheatland Pro 2 Winner Jerett Brooks enjoyed his visit to The Freak Nation Sunday night. Brooks has championships and event wins on his resume. But he’s preparing for the Daytona 500 of short course off road racing in Crandon next weekend. He says it’s the biggest event of that sport. Brooks has a new truck ready for the big event. Listen…