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Jordan TaylorIMSA Petit LeMans Winner Jordan Taylor came into The Freak Nation Sunday night after the team’s first win of the season in the last race of the year. Jordan is a longtime Friend of the Freaks so we like to have him with us. So, not only did we get the inside comments after the win Saturday night, but we also got the inside information on a special contract Jordan “negotiated” with his team owner and Dad Wayne Taylor. Listen.

Steve TorrenceNHRA Top Fuel Charlotte Winner Steve Torrence won his fourth straight event Sunday. That’s all the events in the NHRA’s end of the season playoff chase for a championship. The Torrence run in so incredible it leaves Steve ALMOST speechless. But he’s quick to talk about the great run his team has had and how he’s out running the recognized best in the business. Listen…

Robert HIghtNHRA Dallas Funny Car Winner Robert Hight returned to The Freak Nation Sunday where he’s a welcome guest. Hight, though, was ready to tell the Freaks how he modified an apparatus to give him protection and relief so he could win with a broken collarbone. It was mending from surgery but Hight’s doctors gave him the clearance to race with the special “vest” he modified himself over a two week span. Listen.

Matt SmithNHRA St. Louis Pro Stock Motorcycle Winner Matt Smith came into The Freak Nation Sunday night. His conversation was incredible, something you’d probably only hear from him. He talked about running a team and sleeping with his teammate, his wife Angie. Matt and Angie are both in the Top 10 in points in the NHRA’s Pro Stock Motorcycle class. Smith, in fact, leads the points after his win, a win that came after Angie helped him rebuild the winning engine. Listen.

Scott Dixon2018 IndyCar Champion Scott Dixon returned to The Freak Nation Sunday night carrying his record fifth IndyCar title with him. Dixon is a longtime Friend of the Freaks so we love having a friend on board especially after such a successful season. Dixon talked about so much more than racing including a great story on how his daughters found Daddy’s championship no better than a night of ice cream. Listen…

Steve TorrenceNHRA Reading Top Fuel Winner Steve Torrence returned to The Freak Nation Sunday night shortly after his win that kept him atop the NHRA Top Fuel points for 2018. Torrence and his Dad Billy Torrence run the Capco dragster, named for Billy’s contracting business. It’s a smaller team but it’s on a two year run of wins. Steve finished second in the points last year. This year he’s first so far but he’s not a fan of the NHRA playoff format. Listen.

Pipo Derani (2)IMSA Weathertech Laguna Seca Winner Pipo Derani and Johannes van Overbeek returned to The Freak Nation Sunday after their victory celebrations at Laguna Seca. Derani hinted at a comeback for their ESM team even with their Patron sponsorship leaving racing. Derani and van Overbeek are two of the fastest drivers in sports car racing with wins at the Role3x 24 and Sebring 12 Hours. But Sunday was special, it could be their last race together. Listen.

Hugh PLumbIMSA Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix Winner Hugh Plumb came into The Freak Nation for the first time Sunday. His win Saturday was crucial and moved his Team TGM to the doorstep of his first championship. Right now, all he has to do is show up at the last race to get the necessary points. But Plumb has finished second so many times he isn’t counting his championships before they hatch. Listen…

Will Power200IndyCar St. Louis Winner Will Power’s third win of the season puts him in the 2018 championship race with Scott Dixon and Alexander Rossi. Those are the two men who finished behind him at Gateway Motorsports Park. Rossi was second and Dixon third. But this conversation is about how relaxed Power could get once his wife took their son out of the room. Listen.

Justin AllgaierNASCAR XFinity Road America Winner Justin Allgaier is becoming a regular in The Freak Nation and he enjoys the visit. Allgaier is learning how to drive road courses in his job with Jr. Motorsports. Winning at Road America is tough for anyone. But Justin got the win despite some late mistakes. He explains how he overcame them. Listen…