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Joe GibbsNASCAR Team Owner Joe Gibbs was full of pride in Victory Circle after his car driven by Matt Kenseth won the Phoenix Fall Race Sunday afternoon. Gibbs is owner of Joe Gibbs Racing as well as being an inductee into the NFL Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio after his success as coach of the NFL team in Washington, DC. Listen…

Alba ColonChevrolet NASCAR Cup Program Manager Alba Colon is one of the most powerful executives in the NASCAR garage. The fact that she’s a Puerto Rican woman with backgrounds in many forms of racing including the NHRA is only coincidental. Colon’s experience making cars go fast go all the was back to her childhood when she dreamed of becoming an astronaut. Now she’s sending Chevrolet powered cars into NASCAR orbit. Listen…

Bryan SperberPhoenix Raceway President Bryan Sperber Sunday night told The Freak Nation about the difference between the driver personalities in the spring when a championship isn’t at stake and next weekend’s race when a title is on the table. Sperber also talked about the insanity of a third race at Phoenix Raceway maybe sometime in the future.

Bobby BennettCompetition Plus Magazine Publisher Bobby Bennett has been on the cutting edge of drag racing for 18 years. Just like The Freaks, Bennett took a leap into the deep end and kept swimming in the motorsports media world, in particular drag racing.  His latest breakthrough, a theory that NHRA’s Pro Stock class might be on some hard times going forward. Could it go away completely? Bennett thinks it might. Here’s his reasons for that and much more. Listen…

Ryan McGeeNASCAR/ESPN Analyst Ryan McGee hasn’t been in The Freak Nation for several months. That’s why we let Ryan bring us up to speed on what’s going on in the NASCAR garage. We talked about safety, doctors following drivers, ways to make the cars safer and whether or not the season is too long. Does NASCAR need to control the summer? Race on Wednesday nights? Ryan has some answers. Listen…

Joey Tempest 2Europe Lead Singer Joey Tempest has a distinctive voice that you’ll never forget once you’ve heard it.  And if you listen to rock music you’ve heard it a lot! Tempest and the band Europe is back in the new music business with “Walk the Earth” scheduled for full release October 20th.  Tempest talks music, Swedish athletes including Ronnie Petersen, and using Europe’s music in TV commercials. Great few minutes! Listen….

Bryan SperberPhoenix International Raceway President Bryan Sperber is a longtime Friend of The Freaks and his visits to The Freak Nation normally mean something groundbreaking is about to happen. That’s how Sperber rolls!  Sunday night the groundbreaking was about changes coming at Phoenix International Raceway, changes of the digital variety that will turn PIR into one of the fastest on-ramps ever built for the Internet.  You’ll love it when it’s done. Listen…

Mark McGrathSugar Ray Lead Singer Mark McGrath is at that age where he can remember the highs of opening for The Rolling Stones and listening to those same hits on Oldies radio! The group Sugar Ray was one of the biggest names in music several days ago.  In between are wonderful memories of walking with his kids and looking at a bird.  McGrath is having fun in his life and with The Freaks. Listen…


Judas Priest Lead Singer Rob Halford spent a couple hours with Kenny Sargent and Crash Gladys recently. We boiled that conversation down to less than 20 minutes Sunday night and the comments from the legendary singer are unforgettable. He talks about moving to Phoenix three decades ago. He talks about who he likes and goes to see in concert. He talks about the aftermath of 9/11 and how he’s observed changes in America. And he talks about coming out of the closet as a gay man and legendary lead singer in the heavy metal world. Listen…

Curt CavinIndyCar Director of Communications Curt Cavin is a longtime Friend of the Freaks. But, in those days, Cavin was a Motorsports Journalist at the Indianapolis Star newspaper. Now he’s behind the curtain at IndyCar where he’s on the opposite side of the motorsports media. What did he learn? What’s the difference between reporting and talking to reporters? And what about the upcoming IndyCar finale to determine a champion next week in Sonoma? Listen…