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Jack RoushWe take a 2009 Freak Flashback with NASCAR Team Owner Jack Roush.  Roush has been a longtime Friend of the Freaks.  His stories are legendary!  But this visit is a special one when he describes a dealership visit with legendary Ford Corporation legend Edsel Ford.  Roush also goes into detail on a plane crash in Alabama that could have taken his life if it wasn’t for a true miracle.   Listen…

Edgar WinterLegendary Rock Musician Edgar Winter was in The Freak Nation in 2006 remembering Les Paul’s 90th birthday. It was nice to reprise the conversation to hear from a rock legend in his own right. Edgar Winter changed rock music from behind his keyboard. He even took the keyboard out front on the rock stage like no one had ever don before. Listen…

Stephen SimpsonIMSA Six Hours at the Glen Winner Stephen Simpson made his first visit to The Freak Nation but it was a good one. Simpson explained his commitment to a paraplegic driver who’s a teammate in one series. And he talked about the LMP2 prototypes that are making themselves a nuisance in IMSA. Then, about that citizenship. Listen…

Billy DuffyGuitarist & Founding Member The Cult Billy Duffy is on a special tour, Revolution 3, with legendary bands Stone Temple Pilots and Bush and from what he says, the tour is growing almost daily. Seven new dates have been added growing the stops to 27 across North America this summer. And that doesn’t include two shows the band will do on its own! Billy Duffy is heavy metal rock! Listen…

Ed Carpenter2018 Indy 500 Pole Sitter Ed Carpenter was pleased to be the Indy 500 top qualifier but Sunday night he was looking more toward becoming the top finisher and getting the win. Carpenter has take three of the last four Top Qualifier awards but the races have all ended in disappointment. He wants to change that. So does his son. Listen…

Clay MillicanNHRA Top Qualifier Top Fuel Topeka Clay Millican is always a welcome guest in The Freak Nation. He’s been a long time friend. So close, in fact, that he’s offered Keny and Statt Mann a taste of nitro itself! And we lived to tell about it. Just like telling about the rain and the cars in the other lane. That last comment was maybe the line of the night. Listen…

Rickey MedlockeLynyrd Skynyrd Guitar Musician Rickey Medlocke says he loves to come into The Freak Nation and we love having him.  Just as much as we love his music with Lynyrd Skynyrd even though Medlock talked about the legendary band’s last tour: The Last of the Street Survivors.  Medlocke has been with Skynyrd and bands of his own but it’s Skynyrd that will be the longest memories.  He talked about those memories Sunday night. Listen…

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

Here’s something to consider if you looked at the Royal Wedding Saturday and fell in love with all things British.

A survey done last year in Britain found that Brits believe Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter are bad news for their well-being. 18-24 year olds were studied.

The good news? Social Media helped with their self-expression and community building.

But here’s the bad news: those platforms provoked anxiety and depression, deprived them of sleep and left them with a fear of missing out.

Kevin HarvickKyle BuschMaybe that’s what you feel when you don’t have the latest comment from Kevin Harvick or Kyle Busch. Or maybe that’s what you feel when you can’t get to the phone to find out who won the pole at Indy.

Some of the world’s largest corporations are waiting out there to sell us something or, more likely, sell our interest to someone else.

Either way, someone’s making billions on your next Instagram missive. Shouldn’t you get a piece of that action?

Peace.

SC_FreaksNot Much Motorsports with The Freaks is a weekly  feature that looks at quirky things outside the world of motor racing.  This week we found a series of stories that, frankly, were pretty far outside the world of motorsports.  The conversations surrounding the stories were fun.  Listen…

Mark MIlesMark Miles is the President and Chief Executive Officer Hulman & Company, which owns the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and IndyCar. So when The Freaks get a chance to talk with him we learn a lot especially about IndyCar’s new TV contract with NBC. That was announced this week so the news is fresh. We learned about all the future of broadcasting which includes streaming and what that might cost IndyCar fans. Listen…