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Don PrudhommeDrag Racing Legend Don “The Snake” Prudhomme was in The Freak Nation Sunday night to talk about everything but drag racing. Prudhomme plans to run in the NORRA Mexican 1000 rally in two weeks sponsored by Lucas Oil.  At 78 he’ll be paired with a 16-year-old teenager, Jagger Jones. Jones is the sun of P.J. Jones and grandson of racing legend Parnelli Jones. Prudhomme says he’s looking forward to racing the the teen as well as running in an event he wanted to try more than fifty years ago. Listen…

Mike HeltonNASCAR Vice Chairman Mike Helton once ran NASCAR’s Cup Series. Now he’s moved into the senior executive offices to plan NASCAR’s future. That future will start next season when NASCAR has decided to break with traditions and try new things in it’s top level Cup series.  Helton explained some of those changes along with some other plans that might be on the horizon beyond 2020.  Listen…

Clint BowyerNASCAR driver Clint Bowyer has been coming into The Freak Nation long enough to let his hair down a bit and have fun with The Freaks.  This is a Freakin Flashback to 2013 when Bowyer’s mind drifted from racing to duck hinting.  There aren’t many places where Bowyer can freestyle like that.  Bowyer won the 2008 Nationwide Series title driving for Richard Childress.  But he comes into the Freak Nation with five hours worth of energy every time.  Listen…

This is the Statt Mann Baby. Time to Scatt a little bit.

Citroen this week said it would leave the World Rally Championship unless the series opens the door for some form of electric hybrid by 2020.

An executive said the company couldn’t see a manufacturer supporting something that doesn’t reflect what’s going on in society.

To that I can only say: Thank you!

The series should listen when Citroen speaks. It’s won nine WRC titles in a row with Sebastian Loeb. And it’s won two of three events this year with reigning champion Sebastian Ogier. That includes this weekend’s Rally Mexico.
2019 Citroen Mexico
Citroen said it’s working hard to meet carbon dioxide regulations in its road cars and it doesn’t want to compete with a product that doesn’t fit its brand.

This is more proof manufacturers are in racing to sell cars and not just its name.

Let’s hope someone’s listening at the WRC.

Peace.

Deon ColeActor Comedian Deon Cole is a brilliant funny man. If you don’t believe it, just listen to these few minutes. He’s won recognition for his comedy writing, his comedy acting and his comedy standups. He did the SpeedFreaks show this week like it was a standup. We dare you to listen and not laugh. But there were a few moments of seriousness that opened the door for his acting success. Cole explains how that happened. Listen…

Gilbert GottfriedComedian Gilbert Gottfried is a perfect guest for The Freaks.  His comedy is a bit Freakish as you’ll hear.  He sampled a number of stories from the headlines including New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Empire actor Jussie Smollett, how the public responds to PC comedy and how he created his iconic voice and delivery.  Listen…

Carlos MenciaComedian Carlos Mencia returned to The Freak Nation this week as he continued his latest comedy tour. It’s always fun to have Mencia with The Freaks especially as he riffs on the L.A. Dodgers and Rams, his passion for baseball, taking his friends to a Lakers game, political correctness and reaching for the brown sugar. Mencia is always ready with a story that’ll leave you in stitches. Listen…

Travis BraunDisney Channel Producer Travis Braun has spent a lifetime talking with youne people, racers and his Dad’s Triumph Spitfire. He’s the brother of sports car champion driver Colin Braun but his latest headline is all for Travis. He’s become a producer for the Disney Channel. The programs he’s developing for Disney could solve a growing problem for motor racing promoters: putting young people back into cars and, maybe, becoming racing fans. Listen.

Jeremy PivenActor and producer Jeremy Piven, Ari Gold from the award-winning Entourage television show, is turning his attention to stand up comedy. Piven won a Golden Globe Award and three consecutive Emmy Award as Ari Gold. Now, though, he’s like to win some great laughs as a comedian. He’s touring the country now doing shows. It must be difficult, though, doing comedy when no one’s laughing in the studio to doing comedy in front of an audience where you wantlaughs every minute or so. Listen…

Jay FryeIndyCar President Jay Frye Sunday night told The Freak Nation a lot of behind the scenes information about the upcoming IndyCar season and seasons to come. Will races start earlier in the year to capture audiences? Could there be a race the second week in January? Are new teams signing up for IndyCar racing? Is media already getting ready for Fernando Alonso’s appearance at the Indy 500 in May? Listen…