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JackBeckmanNHRA Texas Motorplex Funny Car Winner Jack Beckman came into The Freak Nation again. He’s a longtime Friend of the Freaks who is fighting to get his ride for next year sponsored. These are strange times in the NHRA. Even the series switched overall sponsors in mid-season. This Covid year has changed things that maybe won’t go back to normal. Listen…

Ryan BriscoeIMSA Petit LeMans Winner Ryan Briscoe has been coming into The Freak Nation for many years. His visit Sunday night was candid as usual.  And we learned a lot about how his Wayne Taylor Racing Team  was gifted the victory when two other cars battled so hard they took each other out of the win with only ten minutes left in the race.  Briscoe’s team was right there to take advantage.  Listen…

AJ AllmendingerNASCAR Xfinity Charlotte Roval Winner AJ Allmendinger is a longtime Friend of the Freaks and, when he came into The Freak Nation Sunday night it was to have a great time after a great race Saturday night. In the rain and darkness at the Charlotte Roval, Allmendinger scored a major win. It was something that NASCAR driver don’t normally do: run on a road course in a night time rain storm. As with any AJ visit, it was legendous! Listen…

Antonio GarciaIMSA Charlotte Roval Winner Antonio Garcia made a rare Freak Nation appearance. He drove to the Saturday night win in horrible conditions with co-driver Jordan Taylor. Garcia has been with the Corvette Racing Team for many years but he’s excited about the new Corvette C8.R and the success the team is having with the mid-engine sports car. The Charlotte win was the team’s fifth in six races this season putting them in the driver’s seat for the 2020 title. Listen…

RonCappsNHRA Funny Car Gainesville Winner Ron Capps is a longtime Friend of the Freaks. He was in The Freak Nation Sunday night shortly after the win in the Gatornationals. Capps was excited, obviously, about the victory but he was careful to talk about a mild celebration before his flight home at 5:30 in the morning! Ron also talked about his dirt track spin to save his Funny Car on the drag strip. Listen…

Gracie TrotterARCA K&N West Las Vegas Winner Gracie Trotter this weekend became the first woman to win an ARCA race. The win came at the Bull Ring track in Las Vegas where she’s getting valuable experience as a Toyota Development driver. Trotter has been in eight races with an average finishing position better than fifth. Trotter has enormous developmental potential and, at 19, could be around stock car racing for many years. Listen…

Jerett BrooksLucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Chandler Pro2 Winner Jerret Brooks returned to The Freak Nation to talk about the multi race weekends in the LOORRS series this season. Delays in the season caused by the pandemic has led to as many as three races in a weekend. Brooks is on a roll winning at least one race in each of the last three weekends. Listen…

Colton HertaIndyCar Mid-Ohio2 Winner Colton Herta found time for The Freak Nation while driving back to Indianapolis after his win Sunday in Central Ohio. Herta dominated the win and it seems the only times he gets on the IndyCar podium is when he wins. Sunday was his third in IndyCar and it came after the fourth Pole of his young career. Herta was the youngest race winner in IndyCar history when he won at Circuit of The Americas at 18 years, 359 days old. He has a brilliant career ahead but Formula One? Listen…

Ty GibbsARCA St. Louis Winner Ty Gibbs brought his 17-year-old self into The Freak Nation Sunday night and had more composure and fun than some of the Freak visitors twice his age. Gibbs is Coach Joe Gibbs grandson and Coy Gibb’s son. So Ty has been around success all his life and he expect it from his racing. Listen…

Takuma SatoIndyCar Indy 500 Winner Takuma Sato came into The Freak Nation Sunday night after a brilliant victory. Sato told The Freaks “I must be one of the luckiest men on Earth” after his second Indy 500 win. Sato was still in a daze about his party plans to celebrate. But he sounded like he was ready for a big party tomorrow at the Indy 500 banquet. Listen…