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Brad SweetWorld of Outlaws Knoxville Winner Brad Sweet finally made it into The Freak Nation Sunday night. Sweet is a former NASCAR driver who won the biggest race on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car calendar Saturday night. It was by inches over 10-time Knoxville winner Donnie Schatz, a nine-time World of Outlaws champion. Sweet was a great conversation especially explaining the importance of Knoxville. Listen.

Chase ElliottNASCAR Winner at The Glen Chase Elliott made a brief stop in The Freak Nation Sunday night. His first win ast The Glen was a popular one with all his competitors who rushed to congratulate Chase. He’s the son of Bill Elliott, Awesome Bill from Dawsonville, a NASCAR legend from a different time. Elliott is letting his debut victory sink in a bit. Listen…

Colin BraunIMSA Road America Winner Colin Braun came into The Freak Nation Sunday night after his second win in a row with teammate and team owner Jon Bennett. Braun’s CORE Autosport team isn’t one of the major teams in the sport but it’s winning with smarts and strategy. And he feels that’s good enough. But what about those IndyCar dreams? Listen.

Tanner GrayNHRA Pro Stock Seattle Winner Tanner Gray was the 2017 Rising Star in the NHRA, a title given to the Rookie of the Year. Gray’s fourth win of the season is more than anyone else in his category. But despite this success, Gray is still getting some shade from competitors who don’t appreciate his success at to young an age. Frankly, he doesn’t care. Listen…

JohnForceDenver Funny Car Winner John Force, a 16-time Funny Car Champion, was in the Freak Nation Sunday night where he’s always welcome with open arms. John Force might be The Freaks favorite Friend of the Freaks. His win in Denver was his first of 2018 keeping him in the chase for the NHRA playoffs. The win surprised his grandson: “Grandpa Won?!” Listen.

Kevin HarvickNASCAR New Hampshire Winner Kevin Harvick has dominated the Cup season so far. His sixth win was in dominating fashion, however. He bumped Kyle Busch out of the way very late in the race to get the victory. He didn’t apologize for the maneuver. And Kyle wasn’t upset. Many in the sport call it racing. Kevin talked about why his Ford is dominating this year. Listen…

Madison SnowIMSA GTD Lime Rock Winner Madison Snow won at LIme Rock with another Friend of the Freaks, his co-driver Bryan Sellers. Sellers and Snow lead the GTD points driving a Lamborghini. But Snow was quick Sunday night to talk about a VERY different car he drives everyday and, maybe, wouldn’t mind racing one day in the future. Listen…

Scott DixonIndyCar Toronto Winner Scott Dixon returned to The Freak Nation after his strong win Sunday in Canada. Dixon is one of the top three winningest drivers in IndyCar history behind only A.J. Foyt and Mario Andretti. Dixon has a weekend off upcoming when he’ll celebrate time with the family and a birthday. But, first, Dixon had to answer hard hitting Freak questions. Listen.

Gus DeanARCA Elko Winner Gus Dean had to come from two laps down to get the win Saturday. It was the result of a crew chief plan that didn’t work, shall we say. Dean is another of the ARCA drivers we’ve had in The Freak Nation that was a joy to talk with. Maybe it’s the General Tires they win with in the series. Or maybe it was luck and anger. Dean blamed it on… Listen…

James HinchcliffeIndyCar Iowa Winner James Hinchcliffe was in the Winner’s Circle for the first time in 2018. And the win was the first on an oval for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. So, with all those first, it wasn’t unusual for Hinch to wind up the day in The Freak Nation. He’s been doing it for nearly 18 years. We love having the guy with us to talk excellence. Listen…