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Harrison BurtonARCA Lucas Oil 200 Winner Harrison Burton got his first win at Daytona Speedway Saturday night on General Tires. Burton is the son of former NASCAR race winner Jeff Burton and nephew to Ward Burton. Harrison is only 18 but ran a smart race to get his victory. Usually 18 and smart are mutually exclusive but not with Harrison. In fact, most of the ARCA winners who’ve come into The Freak Nation are winners behind the microphone as well. It’s refreshing. Listen…

Jordan Taylor2019 Rolex 24 Winner Jordan Taylor returned to The Freak Nation Sunday Night shortly after celebrating the win with his teammates on the Wayne Taylor Racing team. Included on the team was two-time Formula One Champion Fernando Alonso. It was Jordan’s second straight win in the Rolex 24, a race that was shortened this year when rain overwhelmed the track causing two extended red flag periods including the one that ended the race a few minutes early. Listen.

Blake BaggettPhoenix Supercross Winner Blake Baggett waited some five years to come into the Freak Nation as a winner. But he did it Sunday night after a dramatic race in Phoenix Saturday night on his Bubba Burger KTM. The win left him fourth in points. Baggett is a veteran on the supercross circuit but he’s stepping up in skills this season. And his experience allowed him to explain some of the supercross nuances to The Freaks. Listen…

Will Power2002018 Indianapolis 500 Winner Will Power came into The Freak Nation after his likeness on the Indy 500 Borg-Warner Trophy was revealed. Power talked about the engraving, posing for the artist and visiting the artist’s 60 acre farm for final posings. He said the artist, William Behrends, knew Will’s face as well as Will did at the end of the process. Then, you think you could pass the citizenship test Power is preparing to take?. Listen.

Darren Law25 Hours of Thunderhill Winner Darren Law, Flying Lizard Motorsports, came into The Freak Nation before getting on an airplane after the race. Law is one of the owners at Flying Lizard so he knows what’s happening with a sportsman race that professional teams find important. And how did Flying Lizard overcome broken axles and other problems to get the team’s fourth straight win at Thunderhill. Listen…

Joey Logano2018 NASCAR Cup Champion Joey Logano returned to The Freak Nation Sunday night minutes after his title winning race in Homestead, Florida. Logano won his first NASCAR Cup title and closed the deal for Ford’s first Manufacturer’s title in nearly 20 years. Logano drives for The Captain, team owner Rober Penske, a legendary name in motorsports. Penske also spots for Logano during the races. Listen.

Matt SmithNHRA 2018 Pro Stock Motorcycle Champion Matt Smith returned to The Freak Nation Sunday night hours after winning his third title in the NHRA. But after Matt talked about his win we all got lost in his favorite Thanksgiving meal which includes his Grandma’s Mac&Cheese. Smith and his wife Angie both race in the NHRA on motorcycles and their hunt for a sponsor is overwhelming. So is their Thanksgiving break. Listen…

Steve Torrence2018 NHRA Top Fuel Champion Steve Torrence came into The Freak Nation while taking a break before the season finale at Pomona next weekend. Torrence is undefeated in the NHRA Countdown to the Championship. That’s why he has the title early. But he’s not celebrating that hard yet. He wants to go all the way winning all the Countdown races, a record that won’t be broken anytime soon. Listen.

Hector Arana Jr.NHRA Las Vegas Pro Stock Motorcycle Winner Hector Arana, Jr. came into The Freak Nation minutes after winning the Vegas round Sunday evening. Arana is following in his father’s footsteps in more ways than one. He’s taken over the bike racing but he’s also building what’s turning into a lifelong friendship with the teams major sponsor, Lucas Oil. Arana gives some details. Listen…

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.