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Brittany Force2017 NHRA Top Fuel Champion & Pomona Top Fuel Winner Brittany Force took time from celebrating to come into The Freak Nation Sunday night. She was still in a bit of a shock at the title but was more than willing to accept the praise for all the hard work she did with an excellent team led by Crew Chief Alan Johnson. Listen…

Mike DeClarkRick AllenLucas Oil Drag Boat Top Alcohol Hydro Champions Rick Allen and Mike DeClark are great guests even though their championship story is intertwined in each other’s season.  Mike DeClark and his boat crashed mid-season and Rick Allen came in as “the closer” to get DeClark the title. It’s a story that was fun to unwind. So are the stories from two great guests.  Listen…

Greg AndersonNHRA Las Vegas Pro Stock Winner Greg Anderson, the 2017 points leader going into the final event in Pomona, was in The Freak Nation hours after his victory in Las Vegas. He was quick to say nothing’s been decided on the championship because the points are too close still. But Anderson also talked about changes proposed in Pro Stock. He wouldn’t give details but Greg seemed to think the category will grow when they’re put in place. Listen…

Martin TruexNASCAR Kansas Winner Martin Truex, Jr. came into The Freak Nation after a good race result but after taking a terrible hit for himself and his team. One of the Furniture Row Racing team members, James Watson, died Saturday night just hours before the Kansas race. That hit the team hard and found many members of the team in tears instead of celebrating after the victory. Truex is the hottest driver in NASCAR Cup Racing this year but you’d never know it by the challenges thrown his way this season. Listen…

Michael SelfARCA Kansas Winner Michael Self is way down in points despite his success at Kansas Speedway Friday night. Self fought for his win in late race restarts that went three to five wide at times. Self, however, is another of the well spoken ARCA drivers who battle to build their racing brands in the midst of fighting to climb the stock car racing ladder toward the pinnacle of the sport, the NASCAR Cup series. You’ll enjoy Self. Listen…

Brad KeselowskiNASCAR Talladega Winner Brad Keselowski came into The Freak Nation briefly Sunday night to talk about his survival of the Talladega NASCAR Cup race. About a dozen cars finished from the 40+ that started. Crash after crash in traffic after traffic trimmed the field to almost nothing. Brad, a longtime Friend of the Freaks, talked about surviving the Alabama track. Listen…

Scott Speed22017 Global Rallycross Champion Scott Speed interrupted his family night at Disneyland to talk with The Freaks Sunday night. Speed is a former F1 and NASCAR driver who’s found a home with his third GRC title. Speed races for Andretti Autosport but he is happy to not be in IndyCar, Michael Andretti’s main business. Speed considers GRC his destination series. Listen…

Brittany ForceNHRA Texas Top Fuel Winner Brittany Force made a giant step in her fight for the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel title.  Force’s victory was her seventh career win. It allowed her to move within 57 points of the category lead with two events left in the season in Las Vegas and Pomona. And she is having this success while she considers her options as she tests for a Nitro Funny Car license on the side. Listen…

Brendan HartleyIMSA Petit Le Mans Winner Brendan Hartley returned to The Freak Nation Sunday night after getting an important win at Petit Le Mans. Hartley is also one of the fastest in the World Endurance Championship where he’s a Porsche Factory driver. He returns to the WEC next weekend in Japan. So, what’s he think about comparing the WEC to IMSA? And IndyCar in 2018? Listen…

Greg AndersonNHRA St. Louis Pro Stock Winner Greg Anderson has four championships already on his resume and he leads the points on his way to a possible fifth. But before he can count that chicken Greg has an old family friend (really a young family friend!) standing in the way. Greg said it was a youngster who once needed Greg to change his diapers! Still, Greg beat him this weekend and leads him in points. Listen…