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What’s Next for McLaren?

This is the Statt Mann Baby. Time to Scatt a little bit. McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown shouldn’t buy any green bananas. The American was hired on promises that he’d find a full-time sponsor for the McLaren Formula One program while making the brand competitive and, possibly, a winner at Indy. So far, neither has…

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Dean Roland on Shine, Breathe & Blood

Collective Soul Guitarist Dean Roland visited with The Freaks this week as part of a 25th Anniversary of the Southern Rock band’s first album, Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid. Roland told The Freaks the band at the time simply called the smash hit album Hints. Roland and his brother Ed Roland are readying another…

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Masterful Driving in Chili

This is the Statt Mann Baby. Time to Scatt a little bit. You probably didn’t hear much about it but there was masterful win by Ott Tanak at Rally Chili this weekend. The Estonian driver led most of the event in his Toyota to move within ten points of the lead in the World Rally…

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Bill Auberlen on Records, BMW & Rain

BMW Factory Driver Bill Auberlen came into The Freak Nation Sunday night to talk about the sports car record for wins, a mark currently owned by legendary driver Scott Pruett, now retired.  Auberlen talked with Statt Mann at Mid-Ohio before the IMSA WeatherTech race last weekend.  Auberlen has been coming into The Freak Nation for…

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Little New Under the Sun

This is the Statt Mann Baby. Time to Scatt a little bit. Lots of noise these days about the falling attendance and TV ratings in NASCAR. Here’s some more. Looking at the Top 20 in points going into Dover, there are only TWO drivers with less than five years experience. TWO. Alex Bowman is fifteenth…