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When you’ve spent more than 20 years of your life on the road as a NASCAR crew chief and NBC analyst, you’re bound to meet some interesting characters along the way. Letarte on Location brings you closer to all kinds of personalities that Steve has connected with throughout the years traveling the circuit. So sit down, buckle up and get ready for some “off the grid” conversations.
 
Matt Farah and Zack Klapman sit down with automotive icons, pro drivers, comedians and other friends to discuss automotive industry news, racing, projects and whatever else comes to mind. Watch our car reviews at www.youtube.com/thesmokingtire Follow us! T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman Rent or buy our movies!, where we find out if some bad CraigsList cars can cross an entire US State, off-road!https://vimeo.com/thesmokingtire
 
The Mulberry Lane Show is a music, arts, & lifestyle talk radio show by 3 sisters in a band- Rachel, Bo, & Allie Kat. When you tune in, you'll find what you have in common with a Grammy winning rock star or an Emmy winning actress. You’ll hear the philosophies, creative processes, tips, inspirations, troubles and triumphs of those pursuing their dreams. We like to break down walls. We love creating a comfy environment so artists feel safe revealing their true selves. And maybe you'll feel yo ...
 
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In a Dale Jr. Download exclusive, we sit down with Kyle Larson for his first interview since being reinstated into NASCAR. In May the use of a racial slur during an online race resulted in Larson's suspension from NASCAR and the loss of his Cup Series ride at Chip Ganassi Racing. Larson opens up about how he used that time to educate himself and ex…
 
Follow us! T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman @mt_loverman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @jonnylieberman Click here for the most honest car reviews out there: https://www.youtube.com/thesmokingtire Want shorter podcasts? Subscriber to our new CLIPS channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD4WGV-W5zD1MK4yHbNGwmw NEW SHIRTS! Merch: https://www.…
 
Parker Kligerman makes his picks for the NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Texas Motor Speedway, and explains why fans should target Chase Elliott, Brad Keselowski, and Alex Bowman. Erik Jones discusses his move from Joe Gibbs Racing to Richard Petty Motorsports in 2021, the NASCAR America crew look ahead to the upcoming playoff race at Texas and m…
 
One of our favorite Canadians! Brian Makse is a driving instructor, racer, and YouTuber. Follow his work: https://www.youtube.com/user/brianmakse https://www.hagerty.com/media/opinion/the-elsinore-files/who-is-brian-makse-and-why-is-he-here/ http://www.makse.com/ https://www.butcherbox.com/tire https://www.offtherecord.com/tst Follow us! T: @thesmo…
 
NASCAR America gives credit to Joey Logano and his spotter for holding off Kevin Harvick at Kansas, dissects Chase Elliott's radio issues and the break he received, and takes a look as the playoff standings before Texas. Then Chase Briscoe talks with Marty Snider about his ride for his rookie Cup season, the historic No. 14.…
 
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is pumped to bring a double-dose of guests to the table. And not just any two guests... two of the hottest young racecar drivers in America, Chase Briscoe and Josh Berry. Fresh off the news he is moving up to the NASCAR Cup Series in 2021, Chase Briscoe details how he learned of his dream opportunity racing the #14 for Stewart Ha…
 
Jason Castriota is the designer of the fastest production car on Earth: the 331MPH SSC Tuatara. He also designed the Ferrari 599, Maserati Gran Turismo, Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina, and Saab Phoenix. http://www.castriotadesign.com/ @castriota_design https://www.butcherbox.com/tire https://www.offtherecord.com/tst Follow us! T: @thesmokingtire @zack…
 
Where has Dale Earnhardt Jr. been? Many wondered the reason for this week’s Dale Jr. Download being two days late, but wonder no more. The two-time Daytona 500 champion speaks publicly for the first time since becoming a two-time Dad, and he uses this episode to share news about the newest Earnhardt. Dale Jr. discloses his new daughter’s name, the …
 
Steve welcomes NASCAR Cup Series driver Ty Dillon to Letarte On Location this week. Coming off an impressive showing at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL, Ty talks about working on his road course skills and shares his thoughts on a 2021 schedule with more chances to show those skills off. Also on Ty’s mind: The final days of Germain Racing, where…
 
Jeff Glucker is an automotive journalist and the host of Motor Trend's new show, "Shift Talkers." The show features people from the automotive community answering trivia questions and only one person can win. He also hosts videos for Kelly Blue Book, has a badass Montero, and is full of weird voices. Follow him: @hooniversejeff Watch Shift Talkers:…
 
Emme Hall and Lyn Woodward are automotive journalists and off-road enthusiasts. They will both be competing in the Rebelle Rally, a 2,000km multi-day all-women off-road rally held in the Nevada desert. In addition to driving, competitors have to navigate the whole course without using GPS. Follow them: @mmmotorsports @lyn__woodward Read about the r…
 
The newest member of the NASCAR on NBC team, Brad Daugherty, joins Steve for an episode of Letarte on Location. Brad shares stories of his past growing up in North Carolina and how his love of racing grew because of his family - and his dreams of one day becoming a race car driver! That, however, was not in the cards for the 7-foot Daugherty, who b…
 
Good times and loads of laughs! That's what you get when you bring longtime friend and former NASCAR racer Hank Parker Jr. to the table for a conversation with Dale Earnhardt Jr. They were born days apart and both had famous fathers, one a world famous Champion Fisherman, the other an icon of the sport of Auto Racing. Their father's friendship led …
 
Marco Gerace is the owner of TLG Auto, a shop that specializes in the maintenance, repair, and restoration of air-cooled Porsches. He's also a watch aficionado, a provider of wine, and a teller of great stories. Follow us! T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman https://www.innova.com CODE: TST https://www.autotempest.c…
 
Dantley Davis is the head of research and design at Twitter, a frequent track driver, and a car collector. We have a fascinating conversation about social media's impact on the world, the responsibility of software companies, and where it's headed. And we talk about cars, of course. Follow us! T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman @dantley IG: @thesmokin…
 
As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Omar Amador of Telemundo joins Steve for the latest edition of Letarte On Location. Omar covers a variety of sports for Telemundo’s Spanish-speaking audience, including NASCAR. In his conversation with Steve, he explains how he fell in love with NASCAR at Daytona, his involvement in the sport (including cove…
 
In one of the most wide-open episodes of all-time, former NASCAR driver Mike Skinner brings a new level of honesty and badassery to the table, in a much awaited conversation with Dale Earnhardt Jr. Skinner holds nothing back as he talks about his rough upbringing and how working in the oil fields of Colorado was the start of a journey that led to s…
 
Betim Berisha is the co-founder of BBI Autosport, a shop that builds seriously fast Porsches for the street or the track. He just got back from Pikes Peak where he was the crew chief for David Donahue and his crazy fast Porsche GT2 CS. We talk about the challenges of tuning for Pikes Peak, roads that change shape, aero, power, suspension magic, and…
 
Justin Bell is a racing driver, automotive journalist, and TV and podcast host. He's been published just about everywhere and once raced in a McLaren F1 GTR to a Le Mans podium. He's here to talk about how racing has changed over the decades, young drivers vs old drivers, and his new show on Hagerty (co-hosted by Tommy Kendall). https://www.justinb…
 
Dale Earnhardt Jr. welcomes America's Crew Chief, Larry McReynolds, to the show to uncover how the heck a Birmingham 'Baby Boy' became one of the most recognizable and trusted names in NASCAR. Larry Mac gives us the low-down on why he was nicknamed "baby boy" early on in a journey to NASCAR that was filled with more ups and downs than an amusement …
 
Chris Hayes is the founder of the podcast hosting company, Shout Engine, and was the original producer of The Smoking Tire podcast. We reminisce about the old days, talk podcasting gear, get an update on his C6 Corvette, and discuss brain implants. Follow us! T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman @hayesdata IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman Watch the …
 
Richard Petty, Darrell Waltrip, Rusty Wallace and Dale Earnhardt Jr. share everything they love about Bristol Motor Speedway ... their first impressions on rolling into NASCAR's "Last Great Colosseum," the secrets to some of their success, why they tell every fan it's the first NASCAR racetrack where they should attend a race, the toll it takes on …
 
In the latest Letarte On Location, Xfinity Series driver Jeremy Clements joins Steve to talk about what goes into bringing a small, family-owned race team to the track each week. From working with mileaged-out parts to booking travel, Jeremy and his #51 team have to make the most of it. But he remains dedicated to living out his dream - a commitmen…
 
Back at the table, Dale Earnhardt Jr. brings in one of his drivers, Justin Allgaier, who brings truth and transparency like we've never heard from the driver hungry for his first NASCAR Xfinity Series title. Allgaier opens up about his run-ins with JR Motorsports teammate Noah Gragson and discloses what had him most upset about the situation. What …
 
You don't want to miss this show. Spike Feresten is a comedy writer, car collector, TV producer and the host of the podcast "Spike's Car Radio" along with his good friend and co-host, Paul Zuckerman. They have both owned (and own) a lot of cars, and sometimes buy one together. They're both incredibly funny, knowledgeable, and opinionated; About car…
 
Vinny Russo gives us a tour at his new job, We Are Curated, a dealership that specializes in the sale and restoration of exotic cars. Not just the new hotness, but vintage metal, too. Diablos, Countaches, XJ220s, classic Benzes and more. And while Zack is out of town for his other job, J Ryan stands in on the mixer and brought his wife and Late Nig…
 
Legendary NASCAR racer Ernie Irvan lived to tell his story, barely, and joins the Download for a tell-all interview with Dale Earnhardt Jr. Irvan discusses his California racing roots and how his missing father led to a journey to stock car country in North Carolina. From welding bleacher seats to daring the local short track scene, Ernie quickly m…
 
Yuri and Jakub are the hosts of the YouTube channel "The Straight Pipes." We talk about their million subscriber milestone, their hilarious cheap car challenge, and their favorite recent press cars. Watch them! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC86SBFIAgnYL3ll2ZDgmsuA Follow them! @thestraightpipes @yuritereshyn Follow us! T: @thesmokingtire @zackkl…
 
Matt has been riding the Royal Enfield around, shares some car show drama, and Zack has scary stories from Pikes Peak 2020. Follow us! T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman https://www.autotempest.com https://www.bluechew.com CODE: tire https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/tire https://www.policygenius.com/ Watch the…
 
Winston Kelley, NASCAR Hall of Fame Executive Director & MRN Pit Reporter, joins Letarte On Location to share stories of the past in honor of Throwback Weekend at Darlington. Winston talks to Steve about how he juggled multiple jobs in order to follow NASCAR on the weekends, and balancing his current roles at the Hall of Fame and MRN. He also goes …
 
Dale Earnhardt Jr. brings one of NASCAR's hottest young stars, Ross Chastain, to announce a throwback that lights up the Download. The watermelon farmer turned NASCAR driver has been turning heads and making headlines during his journey in the sport. Despite his recent success, he shares the emotions of how it all came crashing down when a sponsor …
 
Jason Torchinsky is the Senior Editor of Jalopnik.com. He's known for reviewing strange cars, his excellent dissection of designs, the industry, and coming up with weird concepts. He also has collection of VERY odd cars, including a brand new EV he bought on Alibaba for less than $1000. He is full of hilarious ideas, stories, and adventures. Read h…
 
Dale Earnhardt Jr and co-host Mike Davis are joined by legendary NASCAR crew member, the great Danny “Chocolate” Myers, for a colorful and candid conversation. Chocolate was a longtime gasman for Dale Earnhardt Sr., Richard Childress Racing and the famed number-three; so boy does he have stories! Choc talks about his family racing heritage and how …
 
Robb Holland is an American racecar driver who has competed in several international racing series. He's racing in the British Touring Car Championship, World Touring Car Championship, and the Pikes Peak Hill Climb. We talk about how he got started, what his favorite race cars were, and what he's driving at Pikes Peak this year. @robbholland3 https…
 
In a conversation between crew chiefs, Steve welcomes Martin Truex Jr.’s head wrench James Small to Letarte On Location. In his maiden season as the head of the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 19 Toyota, Small talks about his start in racing back home in Australia to his current role in NASCAR's premier series. Small gives Steve a lesson about the difference …
 
7-time NASCAR Champion Jimmie Johnson joins Dale Earnhardt Jr. for an exclusive reveal of a special tribute scheme to fellow 7-timers Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt. The Darlington throwback paint scheme has Dale Jr. and co-host Mike Davis over the moon. Johnson goes deep on the impact of the scheme and other's who will be throwing back to honor …
 
Andrew Collins is the Reviews Editor for Jalopnik.com and the owner of several fine, sort of terrible, great cars. We talk about his beloved, awesome-looking Scout, his 300ZX, and his newly-for-sale and sublime Acura TL. We also talk about the RAM TRX, the Raptor, jet skis, and a lot more. Follow us! T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman @andrewpcollins …
 
J Ryan has lived a cool life. By age 17 he was working in television and walking the sets of legendary comedy shows like Saturday Night Live and Late Night with David Letterman. He also built a late night TV set in his living room, where he records a show with his wife called "Late Night Play Set." Serious, look it up. It's amazing! He's a gearhead…
 
Letarte On Location talks to Daytona International Speedway President Chip Wile ahead of the first NASCAR weekend on the facility’s storied road course. Both Chip and Steve share their love of NASCAR history along evolution of the sport. As leader of one of the most famous race tracks, Chip shares his career path mowing lawns at Darlington and late…
 
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