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Alexander RossiIndyCar Road America Winner Alexander Rossi was in The Freak Nation Sunday night. His win Sunday afternoon was dominating leading 54 of 55 laps, an IndyCar record. Rossi passed pole sitter Colton Herta on the first turn and never looked back. He was more than ready for the win after a series of second place finishes. Listen…

Andrew HinesNHRA Norwalk Pro Stick Motorcycle Winner Andrew Hines has turned around a disappointing season in 2018 to a near perfect season in 2019. He told The Freak Nation that the mental changes he needed for wins in 2019 were substantial. In fact, the changes were coupled with renewed commitments to physical training at the gym. The combination worked wonders. Listen…

Robbie BuhlIndyCar Team Owner & Race Winner Robbie Buhl is a Detroit businessman now who is expanding his race interests to the emerging sport of rallycross. He visited with The Freaks at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course during an Americas Rallycross weekend. His driver Alex Keyes won the Lites category adding to Buhl’s resume as the 2000 IRL winner at Disney World Speedway, a team owner in the Indy 500 and more. Buhl’s interests include electrification. Listen…

Scott DixonIndyCar Detroit 2 Winner Scott Dixon came into The Freak Nation Sunday night for his victory celebration. That came after finishing last in the Detroit Grand Prix race one win on Saturday. Dixon is a LONG time Friend of the Freaks so when he comes to visit it’s a great few minutes. This was no different especially after word this week that he was given an honor from the Royal Family in the UK. Listen…

Steve TorrenceNHRA Top Fuel Chicago Winner Steve Torrence, the defending Top Fuel champion, won his fourth straight race on the NHRA season. Torrence is dominating the series in 2019. He must be in the heads of the other drivers because his Capco team is running so consistently strong. But Torrence is getting used to his Freak Nation visits. That why we like having him. Listen…

Ty MajeskiARCA Pocono Winner Ty Majeski is making a name for himself in the series very quickly. His 2019 ride is part-time. But of the first three races, he won two in a row. And, luckily for him, those wins came when the lader series was running with the major Cup team owners watching. Majeski recognizes his good fortune but is quick to point to his team and his own confidence for his success. Listen…

SimonPagenaud2019 Indy 500 Winner Simon Pagenaud scored a dramatic victory over Alexander Rossi Sunday. His visit with The Freaks was quick but memorable. It was Pagenaud’s third straight week with The Freaks after winning the Indianapolis Grand Prix followed by the Indy 500 Pole and, finally, the race to own the month of May at the Speedway. Pagenaud’s conversation went everywhere from Freaks’ Mojo to his favorite topic, his dog Norman. Listen…

SimonPagenaud2019 Indy 500 Pole Sitter Simon Pagenaud was the headline from a dramatic day 2 of qualifying at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Pagenaud had to survive the Fast Nine qualifying for next weekend’s Indy 500. He came into The Freak Nation Sunday night to talk ab out how he won the Pole, the voices he hears in his head, his conversations with his dog and t he woman who sends him lucky charms from France. Listen…

Chandler SmithARCA Toledo Winner Chandler Smith won Sunday afternoon on General Tires. The 16-year-old came into The Freak Nation shortly thereafter to talk about the win and his success in the ARCA series this year. And, yes, we said that right: Smith is 16 and he’s winning races against grown men, some older than his father. And like nearly every driver in the ARCA series, Smith knows how to handle an interview no matter how young he is. Listen…

RonCappsNHRA Virginia Funny Car Winner Ron Capps might be the closest friend the Freaks have in motorsports. It’s always a grand time when he visits The Freak Nation because it means our friend has won an event.  It’s his second win in a row and it was sandwiched between the competition and what sounded like one GRAND party going on in the background.  Listen…