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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.

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.