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Dale Earnhardt, Jr.NBC Racing Analyst Dale Earnhardt is a strange sentence to write. Dale Junior had an excellent racing career winning championships and races in NASCAR before his retirement. But his broadcast career could surpass even his sometimes brilliance on a racetrack. His contribution to NBC’s Indy 500 broadcast Sunday was just an example of what’s might be ahead. Listen…

Leigh DiffeyNBC Race Broadcaster Leigh Diffey is a fun conversation in The Freak Nation. Sunday night was no difference. After more than a half century of ABC broadcasting the Indy 500, NBC sports did this year’s race and Diffey was in the center of a great race and broadcast. Diffey is fun… Listen…

Mike Tirico2019 Indy 500 Broadcast Host Mike Tirico might be the best sports broadcaster in the industry. He’s done championship games, Olympic Games and legendary games. Sunday he hosted the NBC Indy 500 broadcast with Dale Earnhardt and Danica Patrick. That was after he took a two-seater ride with Mario Andretti. Tirico did all of it with his usual calm and engaging personality. He’ll be welcome in racing as well as The Freak Nation. Listen…

6th Annual NFL HonorsNFL Hall of Famer Terrell Davis is launching a new performance energy drink called Defy. He is bringing the drink into the world of motorsports sponsoring the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports IndyCar team along with Lucas Oil. They’ll be on the car next weekend at the Indy 500. The twist on this story is an active ingredient in the drink, CBD. Davis says it’s hemp based with no trace of THC, the active ingredient in pot. This is a new step in motorsports. Listen…

Fernando AlonsoTwo-time Formula One Driving Champion Fernando Alonso was supposed to lead McLaren into the 2019 Indy 500 next weekend. But a funny thing happened on the way there. He failed to qualify. It’s a shocker in the world of motorsports but Alonso might be the most settled in the failure. He talked with reporters after day two of qualifying at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Listen…

Dean RolandCollective Soul Guitarist Dean Roland visited with The Freaks this week as part of a 25th Anniversary of the Southern Rock band’s first album, Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid. Roland told The Freaks the band at the time simply called the smash hit album Hints. Roland and his brother Ed Roland are readying another release Blood that’s due out in June. Listen…

Lil Rel HowreyComedian/Actor Lil Rel Howrey visited The Freaks this week. He’s enjoying a booming career and that includes the cancellation of his TV series on FOX. Lil Rel has done several blockbuster films including Get Out, a film that earned him considerable residual money delivered with a cake by the studios. Lil Rel’s career is something that could be made into a movie, if you believe the impossible is possible. Listen…

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…