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NASCAR Driver Daniel Hemric is already ahead of the game. He’s married to a great woman who’s also a driver, Kenzie Ruston.  So when he same into The Freak Nation Sunday night he was full of fun and information.  He was ready to talk about a driver fight, a headline this week. He also talked about NASCAR marketing as well as compatibility among drivers in the NASCAR garage.  Hemric is a Friend of The Freaks and Lucas Oil at Richard Childress Racing.  Listen…

Jimmie JohnsonSeven-Time NASCAR Cup Champion Jimmie Johnson spent an afternoon talking with young kids last week. He talked about his love of math when he was growing up and how that made his career choice easier. It’s been a difficult season thus far for Johnson. The wins aren’t coming like they did when he was winning all those championships. Some of them came before those kids were born. Johnson loved the afternoon though. Listen…

Sebastian BourdaisFour-Time CART Champion Sebastian Bourdais is a long-time Friend of the Freaks.  He’s getting ready to start the IndyCar season in St. Petersburg where he’s won the last two races.  Bourdais is sixth on the all-time IndyCar wins list.  But many of those wins came early in his career.  They’re coming harder now and Bourdais knows why.  He also knows who and what should be out there beating the drum for IndyCar growth.  Listen.

Ryan BlaneyNASCAR Cup Driver Ryan Blaney came into The Freak Nation Sunday night and touched on a wide range of issues from the carnage at Daytona to the carnage in Star Wars to 159 selfies in three minutes, a carnage of a different kind. And wait’ll ou hear what he thinks of Natalie Portman! Blaney got his first win in 2017 at Pocono and his second last season at the Charlotte Roval. So he’s got wide ranging talents and tastes. Listen.

Al Unser Jr.1990 & 1994 CART Champion Al Unser, Jr. visited The Freak Nation Sunday night to talk about his expanding role with Harding Steinbrenner Racing which will field an IndyCar team this year for 18-year-old Colton Herta. George Steinbrenner, the grandson of the late Yankee owner George Steinbrenner, is only 22 and could be considered a contemporary of the rookie driver, himself a son of iconic former driver Bryan Herta. This is a good conversation with a man who understands all aspects of IndyCar. Listen…

Colin Braun2015 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype Challenge Champion Colin Braun was once the young upstart in racing but, at 30, he’s now a champion and able to talk about efforts to get more young people into the sport’s grandstands. Braun could also put himself into a new place, a Disney Channel project with his brother Travis who’s just becoming a producer with Disney. Listen…

Zach OsborneTwo-time 250 Supercross East Champion Zach Osborne busted his collarbone last fall just before the Supercross season opened in Anaheim in January.  The injury required surgery and four weeks of recovery time.  That recovery led to his 2019 season start in Dallas last weekend where he made his 450cc debut finishing 22nd after retiring on lap nine.  Osborne has lots of work to gt back to championship form but he talked about that work and the injuries that come without it.  Listen…

Ryan DungeyFour-time Supercross Champion Ryan Dungey came into the Freak Nation Sunday night to talk about his transition to retirement. He won his titles in 2012 and 2015-2017. When he left he was the best in the sport devoting his entire life to staying on top of the best. Now, though, it’s a challenge to change from two months off to all 12 months away from the sport. What’s that like? And who does he see on top of the heap now? Listen.

Graham RahalIndyCar Driver Graham Rahal has been coming into The Freak Nation for more than a decade. So when we talked with him Sunday night it was like talking with an old friend. Rahal was at pre-season testing at Weathertech Raceway, the old Laguna Seca, in Northern California. He’s eager to get the 2019 season underway with a new IndyCar series sponsor, new teams in the sport, and new excitement among IndyCar fans. He also had some comments about a favorite Freak idea, combining an IndyCar weekend with another sport like NHRA drag racing. Listen…

Kyle ChisholmSupercross rider Kyle Chisholm is trying to recover from knee injuries that sidelined him last year. Chisholm was in The Freak Nation Sunday night to talk about the strong competition in the series this season.  He said races early in the season are being won by riders who aren’t considered championship contenders now. Chisholm is in his 30s and that’s considered very “experienced” for Supercross. But he’s fighting for wins anyway. Listen…