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Alexander RossiIndyCar Long Beach Winner Alexander Rossi came into The Freak Nation shortly after his second straight win at the Long Beach Grand Prix. Rossi won the Pole and dominated the race Sunday afternoon. He got the win driving a Honda powered car in front of the President and CEO of American Honda. An important win for Andretti Autosport to be sure! Listen…

Robert HIghtNHRA Houston Funny Car Winner Robert Hight won his first ract in Houston 48 wins ago. He came into the Freak Nation then and he came back Sunday night. In between there were many visits but this time he talked about the missing Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle classes that weren’t at the Houston Springnationals. Hight also talked about how other racing series can take advantage of the technology in drag racing to get better at THEIR racing disciplines. Listen…

Joao BarbosaIMSA Long Beach Bubba Burger Grand Prix Winner Joao Barbosa came into The Freak Nation Sunday night and talked about a wide racing number of topics. His race Saturday had a dramatic finish. His teammate Felipe Albuquerque had to hold off a late race charge from Ricky Taylor in an Acura. The last time Albuquerque was chased by Taylor, Ricky made a controversial pass that knocked Felipe off the track. It didn’t happen this time though. Listen…

Kyle BuschNASCAR Bristol Winner Kyle Busch came into The Freak Nation Sunday night with much to say about Bristol, his recovery from an early race crash and post-race comments from his brother Kurt Busch. Kurt was running second behind Kyle when he scrapped the wall and fell back. Kurt said he’d have crashed Kyle for a shot at winning. Does that open a door for Kyle? Listen…

Takuma SatoIndyCar Barber Winner Takuma Sato was back in The Freak Nation Sunday night after a popular win Sunday afternoon. Sato drives for Rahal, Letterman Lanigan Racing and his win came in front of one of his bosses, David Letterman, the former talkshow host. Will Sato have to expect Letterman at the races now to take advantage of that Mojo? It took a bit but Sato was able to talk about more than the mechanics of winning. Listen…

Mike SalinasNHRA Las Vegas Top Fuel Winner Mike Salinas got his first win Sunday in the Las Vegas 4-wide Nationals. Salinas is a San Jose businessman who’d never won anything before but now he’s with the best tuner in the business, Alan Johnson. In fact, Salinas gave the microphone to Johnson during the interview and Johnson had some ground pounding comments himself. Are big budgets necessary for success in drag racing? Listen…

Denny HamlinNASCAR Texas Winner Denny Hanlin Came into The Freak Nation Sunday night after his second win of the young season. After winning the Daytona 500, Hamlin won in Texas overcoming two penalties in the process. He also described problems with the car and strategy during the race. Listen…

Rafa MatosTrans Am TA2 Road Atlanta Winner Raphael Matos returned to The Freak Nation after a ten year hiatus. Matos once came to see The Freaks along with Shaquille O’Neal. But Sunday night he came as a Trans Am TA2 winner at Road Atlanta. The win follows the season opening victory at Sebring. Matos is in Trans Am after a career in IndyCar and sports cars. Listen…

Solton HertaIndyCar COTA Winner Colton Herta came into The Freak Nation Sunday night as the youngest winner in IndyCar history. Colton was only 18 when he won at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. He’s the son of former IndyCar winner Bryan Herta but, soon, Bryan’s identity might end up more as Colton’s Dad. Colton is fast and could wind up a regular winner in the series. If he can recover from Sunday’s win at COTA. Listen…

Eric CurranIMSA Sebring 12 Hour Winner Eric Curran was part of a team that included Pipo Derani and Felipe Nasr. Curran came into The Freak Nation Sunday night to share some insight and some laughs. Curran won the 2018 IMSA title with Nasr and the Sebring win gives the two a chance to repeat. Their Whelen Engineering Cadillac led the Cadillac domination at Sebring. but what about the bumpy track and slippery rain? Listen…