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Tony SchumacherNHRA Bristol Top Fuel Winner Tony Schumacher is an eight time Top Fuel Champion. That breaks a record of five held by Joe Amato. Six of those championships came consecutively from 2004 to 2009. But his win Sunday in Bristol was his first since March of 2017 at Gainesville. Despite the months of frustration, Schumacher told The Freaks: “I wouldn’t want to be racing me the rest of the season.” Tony believes his dry spell is over and the last time he broke a dry spell he won some titles. Listen…

Courtney ForceNHRA Virginia Funny Car Winner Courtney Force is a great Frient of the Freaks, especially when her fourth win of the season leaves her solidly in first place in the Funny Car standings. Courtney beat her Dad, 16-time Funny Car champion John Force, in Sunday’s final. Next was supposed to come a visit to the bar she visited with her Dad after he won in Virginia when Courtney was seven. And the music! Listen…

Tyler SpeerLucas Oil Drag Boat Series Top Fuel Winner Tyler Speer was a great guest Sunday night as he drove back to Georgia after his win in Missouri on Lake Lucas in Wheatland, MO. Speer nearly goot an important double winning Top Fuel and just missing a win in Pro Mod where he was the 2016 champion in the series. Speer is a lot of fun. Listen…

Will Power2002018 Indy 500 Winner Will Power won the 2014 IndyCar Series championship. But this year’s win at Indy was another box checked on Power’s Bucket List. He wanted that win as much as any and he’s tied with Scott Dixon for most road and street course wins in IndyCar Series history. Will’s a friend and it was great to see a Friend of the Freaks get a dream. Listen…

Will Power2002018 IndyCar Grand Prix Winner Will Power is becoming comfortable at the front of the Grand Prix field. Saturday’s win was his third in the five year history of the event. But Power is very anxious to win the next event at the Speedway, the Indy 500. He’s never won there even though he’s been a favorite in the past. Will is a Friend of the Freaks. Listen…

Ricky TaylorIMSA Mid-Ohio Winner Ricky Taylor came into The Freak Nation Sunday night after his first win of the season. It was also the first IMSA win for Penske Raicng and Acura. The win at Mid-OHio was welcome and will be celebrated at the Penske Racing compound in North Carolina this week. Taylor said he’s looking forward to it. Listen…

Leah PritchettNHRA Atlanta Top Fuel Winner Leah Pritchett came into The Freak Nation after her first win inf the season. She appears to be the only Top Fuel team in the Don Schumacher Racing compound that’s winning. She said she was surprised by the NHRA’s promotion of women in drag racing this weekend. Frankly, her surprise surprised us. Listen…

EricaEndersStevensNHRA Charlotte Pro Stock Winner Erica Enders is a long-time Friend of the Freaks. She loves coming into The Freak Nation because it means she’s won a race. And there’s little Erica likes more than winning. Her win Sunday war her first this year. And it’s an indication her team is putting together a championship effort. She’s won two in 2013 and 2014. But sponsorships and marketing partnerships follow her everywhere. Listen…

Zane SmithARCA Talladega Winner Zane Smith returned to The Freak Nation Sunday Night. It’s always a pleasure to talk with an ARCA driver. They know everything from racing to baseball. Zane Smith proved that Sunday night.  He one an ARCA race Friday night by .029 secs.  Now he must answer questions about NASCAR buying ARCA. What’s it mean for drivers looking for jobs? Will it be a good thing? Listen…

Brittany ForceNHRA Houston Top Fuel Winner Brittany Force, the 2017 NHRA Top Fuel Champion, came into The Freak Nation after her first 2018 victory. Force was excited to turn her season around after an accident ended her day in Pomona in February and left her in the hospital. Force says she’s now ready to fight to keep her title. Listen…