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JackBeckmanNHRA Maple Grove Funny Car Winner Jack Beckman returned to The Freak Nation Sunday Night shortly after his win in Pennsylvania. Beckman has never been short of opinions or expressing them in The Freak Nation and Sunday night was no different. Wait’ll you hear what he has to say about the merits of the NHRA Playoff Countdown. Listen…

Jerett BrooksCrandon Raceway 50th Anniversary Pro2 Winner Jerett Brooks returned to The Freak Nation Sunday night after his historic victory. Crandon is one of the most important racing venues in the off-road world. Brooks’ win earned him the Pro2 World Championship for 2019. He was quick to explain the importance of the win and the racing venue in Wisconsin. Listen…

Takuma SatoIndyCar St. Louis Winner Takuma Sato came into The Freak Nation and found a NEW fan. The interlude with the fan left him speechless. But the core of the conversation was Sato’s recovery from last weekend’s fiasco when Social Media fans beat him up pretty hard for his involvement in a first lap accident at Pocono Raceway. What a difference a week makes in IndyCar Racing! Then there’s that new fan. Listen…

Will Power200IndyCar Pocono Winner Will Power was rolling down the highway with his family in a minivan when he called The Freak Nation Sunday night. It was only hours after his first win of the season, a 500 mile race cut short by lightning in the Pocono area. The 2014 IndyCar champion had some fun explaining the race, his family and more. Listen…

Michael SelfARCA Springfield Dirt Mile Winner Michael Self won his fourth ace of the year Sunday. His first dirt win in his first dirt start expanded his points lead over teammate Christian Eckes. Self is one of a series of ARCA driver we’ve had who is as comfortable talking with the media as he is winning races behind the wheel. Self explained everything you wanted to know about the rare stock car race on dirt. Listen…

Austin ProckNHRA Seattle Top Fuel Winner Austin Prock made a splashing debut into The Freak Nation Sunday night. But when he made Don The Snake Produhomme the Coolest drag racer of them all, that wrecked the phlace. Prock races for John Force, considered maybe the best drag racer of all time. Prock got his first win the same say Force got his 150th. So there’s a little difference between the two but Prock is in his own category. Listen…

Harry TincknellIMSA Road America Winner Harry Tincknell is leading the Team Joest Mazda Prototypes on a massive comeback in sports car racing. The Mazdas have won three races in a row and Tincknell and his co-driver Jonathan Bomarito have two of those three. Tincknell led today’s victory with a triple-stint time in the car that he described as a fourth or fifth place machine. Listen…

Scott DixonIndyCar Mid-Ohio Winner Scott Dixon returned to The Freak Nation Sunday night after his thrilling win at the Mid Ohio Sports Car Course. With points Leader Josef Newgarden going out in the last lap Dixon’s win tightened the points even more with four event sleft in the season and double points available on the last event at Laguna Seca. Dixon is always fun when he visits The Freak Nation especially after a wheel-to-wheel win. Listen…

Robert HIghtNHRA Sonoma Funny Car Winner Robert Hight won his 50th event Sunday and came into The Freak Nation for some fun. Hight recalled his first call to The Freaks after is first win years ago. He explains why he wins so often at Sonoma. Maybe it’s because his crew-chief Jimmy Prock lets him have input in his set-up. Oddly enough, not every driver has that voice in major league drag racing. Listen…

JosefNewgardenIndyCar Iowa Winner Josef Newgarden, the points leader in the season championship, was in The Freak Nation Sunday night to talk about his rain delayed victory in Iowa. The delay found the race not ending until early Sunday morning but Newgarden was happy anyway as he expanded his points lead for the championship. But Newgarden has lots on his plate including how he gets home from the race and how he’ll gt married later this year. Listen…