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Irreverant? Yea. Honest? Ask Smoke. Legendous? Check! SpeedFreaks airs LIVE on Sunday nights 7-9p PST on The Freak Radio Network. PLUS, Sirius 94 - XM 208, live on the net & the Cable Radio Network... Motorsports to Music to some TMZ. And thanks to SoundCloud, if you miss a live show, just listen to them here at your convenience. We are Motorsports Radio, REDEFINED.
 
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16-Time NHRA Funny Car Champion John Force is one of the original Friend of the Freaks. He's supported us from nearly the beginning 20 years ago. This 13 or so minutes is from an hour long conversation with John that's posted on our You Tube channel. The Force program is taking the 2020 season off but is making firm plans to return to racing in 202…
 
NHRA Texas Motorplex Funny Car Winner Jack Beckman came into The Freak Nation again. He's a longtime Friend of the Freaks who is fighting to get his ride for next year sponsored. These are strange times in the NHRA. Even the series switched overall sponsors in mid-season. This Covid year has changed things that maybe won't go back to normal. Listen…
 
First Female TransAm TA2 Podium Finisher Michele Abbate came into The Freak Nation Sunday night after a rare success for a woman driver in the TransAm West Coast series. Abbate is sponsored by Lucas Oil and she's finding success with her own team, run with her husband, in less than a dozen races all together. Abbate is determined to reach the natio…
 
IMSA Petit LeMans Winner Ryan Briscoe has been coming into The Freak Nation for many years. His visit Sunday night was candid as usual. And we learned a lot about how his Wayne Taylor Racing Team was gifted the victory when two other cars battled so hard they took each other out of the win with only ten minutes left in the race. Briscoe's team was …
 
NASCAR Xfinity Charlotte Roval Winner AJ Allmendinger is a longtime Friend of the Freaks and, when he came into The Freak Nation Sunday night it was to have a great time after a great race Saturday night. In the rain and darkness at the Charlotte Roval, Allmendinger scored a major win. It was something that NASCAR driver don't normally do: run on a…
 
Antonio Garcia on Conditions, His New Car & FutbolIMSA Charlotte Roval Winner Antonio Garcia made a rare Freak Nation appearance. He drove to the Saturday night win in horrible conditions with co-driver Jordan Taylor. Garcia has been with the Corvette Racing Team for many years but he's excited about the new Corvette C8.R and the success the team i…
 
IndyCar Indy2 Race Winner Will Power is another Friend of the Freaks. His visit Sunday night was a week after his win in the second of two IndyCar races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway last weekend. The 2014 IndyCar champion is always pretty relaxed when he comes into The Freak Nation and this was no different. His relaxation makes for a very ca…
 
NHRA Funny Car Gainesville Winner Ron Capps is a longtime Friend of the Freaks. He was in The Freak Nation Sunday night shortly after the win in the Gatornationals. Capps was excited, obviously, about the victory but he was careful to talk about a mild celebration before his flight home at 5:30 in the morning! Ron also talked about his dirt track s…
 
ARCA K&N West Las Vegas Winner Gracie Trotter this weekend became the first woman to win an ARCA race. The win came at the Bull Ring track in Las Vegas where she's getting valuable experience as a Toyota Development driver. Trotter has been in eight races with an average finishing position better than fifth. Trotter has enormous developmental poten…
 
NASCAR Truck Series Bristol Winner Sam Mayer pulled off a unique doubleheader last weekend. He won both the truck race and an ARCA race also at Bristol. Obviously he calls Bristol Motor Speedway his favorite track and would hate to see any changes made that would make the track easier to race. Mayer is 17 and racing against drivers who might be old…
 
NBC Analyst/Driver Townsend Bell spent the weekend racing in the IMSA doubleheader at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. He returned to The Freak Nation shortly after Sunday afternoon's race. He spent time as an analyst talking about racing in IndyCar and IMSA. Curiously enough, some of that analysis dovetailed with his own driving experiences. Listen...…
 
IndyCar Driver Conor Daly returned to The Freak Nation Sunday night after announcing that he'll enter a NASCAR truck series race to compete against Action Sports legend Travis Pastrana. The pair became friends recently and the rivalry grew last summer as the duo competed in iRacing events on the Internet. Daly called the sim racing a "Land of Dream…
 
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Chandler Pro2 Winner Jerret Brooks returned to The Freak Nation to talk about the multi race weekends in the LOORRS series this season. Delays in the season caused by the pandemic has led to as many as three races in a weekend. Brooks is on a roll winning at least one race in each of the last three weekends. Listen.…
 
High Wire Artist Nic Wallenda represents one of the greatest family names in entertainment. The Wallenda Family has been walking across wires for nearly two centuries and Nic talked about the adventure in a book Facing Fears. He talked passionately about the book that came about after a family accident that nearly killed his sister. Wallenda said h…
 
IndyCar Mid-Ohio2 Winner Colton Herta found time for The Freak Nation while driving back to Indianapolis after his win Sunday in Central Ohio. Herta dominated the win and it seems the only times he gets on the IndyCar podium is when he wins. Sunday was his third in IndyCar and it came after the fourth Pole of his young career. Herta was the younges…
 
NASCAR Driver Brendan Gaughan is an original Friend of the Freaks. His return to The Freak Nation Sunday night was to talk about his relationship with former Georgetown basketball coach John Thompson. Gaughan played footall and basketball for the Hoyas and it was a real fight with Thompson to get him to "let" Brendan start his racing career in the …
 
Megadeth Lead Singer Dave Mustaine returned to The Freak Nation Sunday night to talk about his new book "Rust in Peace." It's a memoir about his days with the band and his battles with addictions, legal fights with fellow band members and cancer. Mustaine's fights also include several black belts. Listen...…
 
NASCAR/ARCA Driver Carson Hocevar was only 15 when he won the Pole at an ARCA race leading men older than his father to the green flag. Hocevar has since spread his talents around the stock car world winning a Super Late Model Race this weekend at Berlin Raceway. He's also had success driving NASCAR trucks. He's sampling everything and liking it. L…
 
Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series Wheatland Pro 2 Winner Jerett Brooks enjoyed his visit to The Freak Nation Sunday night. Brooks has championships and event wins on his resume. But he's preparing for the Daytona 500 of short course off road racing in Crandon next weekend. He says it's the biggest event of that sport. Brooks has a new truck ready fo…
 
NHRA Top Fuel Indy2 Finalist T.J. Zizzo has been waiting for about two months to run his final round against newcomer Justin Ashley, both of whom reigned over the heavy-hitting, full-time teams in the greasy heat last July to advance to their first career professional final rounds. The rainshowers, however, forced the two unlikely finalists to put …
 
Comedians The Plastic Cup Boyz presented by Kevin Hart includes comedians Na'im Lynn and Will “Spank” Horton. A third member, Joey Wells, didn't come into The Freak Nation. These guys write some of Hart's material but they're hilarious in their own right. They even filmed their own stand-up special (presented by Hart, of course) in 2014. They even …
 
IndyCar Indy 500 Winner Takuma Sato came into The Freak Nation Sunday night after a brilliant victory. Sato told The Freaks "I must be one of the luckiest men on Earth" after his second Indy 500 win. Sato was still in a daze about his party plans to celebrate. But he sounded like he was ready for a big party tomorrow at the Indy 500 banquet. Listen…
 
2013 Indy 500 Winner Tony Kanaan is one of The Freaks favorite guests. He's been a regular in The Freak Nation. So when we talked with him before The 500 he was relaxed and having fun. Kanaan even laughed at a prank that was pulled on him that cost him a $10,000 racing bicycle. But mayo on a hotdog? Listen……
 
ARCA Dover General Tire 125 Winner Sam Mayer wsa in The Freak Nation Sunday night. And Mayer's so young he wasn't born when The Freak Nation was created. Mayer is only 17 but he runs like a seasoned veteran in the ARCA series. We were especially interested in what he had to say about the return of exiled NASCAR driver Kyle Larson. Listen...…
 
IndyCar Indy 500 Pole Sitter Marco Andretti found time in the craziness of Indy to visit with The Freak Nation Sunday night. Marco was the first Andretti in 33 years to sit on the Indy 500 pole. The success is new for Marco who's struggled the last couple years. But he talked with The Freaks about what's helped turn around his career. Listen...…
 
ARCA Daytona Winner Michael Self returned to The Freak Nation Sunday night. Self is a road racing coach who won the ARCA race Friday and leads the ARCA points on the season. He brought some clarity to what goes through a driver's mind when there's a weather delay. He also talked at length about the art of racing in the rain. Michael Self is becomin…
 
NHRA Indy2 Top Fuel Finalist T.J. Zizzo faces pure craziness in 2020 drag racing. He qualified for the Top Fuel Finals in the Indy 2 event. That was last month when rain postponed the final race. Now it's scheduled for sometime in September. That's more than 20 weeks between the semis and the finals. Plus, friends of Zizzo's were involved in a terr…
 
Comedian/Actor/Producer Steve-O was in The Freak Nation Sunday night. Stephen Gilchrist Glover made a name for himself in the Jackass films. But he's graduated to stand-up comedy, film production and his own You Tube channel that's booming in its first few videos. Steve-O spent some time on several issues from sobriety to sophomoric humor. It was a…
 
NHRA Indy3 Pro Stock Motorcycle Winner Angelle Sampey took time from a victory party to talk with The Freaks Sunday night. Angelle broke through with her first win on a Harley on her birthday weekend. The winningest woman in racing got her first win in four years and she was pretty happy about it. She explained how and why she needed to learn all o…
 
Racer/IndyCar Insider Robin Miller visits The Freak Nation frequently. It was great to hear from him Sunday night. He brought The Freaks up to speed on changes at the Speedway in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. He had some headlines on Speedway owner Roger Penske and some speculation on rumors involving the Indiana University Medical Center and…
 
Xtreem Flat Track Sturgis Winner Jesse Janisch called in from a camp ground and camp fire Sunday night. He was enjoying his week at the Sturgis motorcycle rally winning flat track races along the way. Janisch said he loves motorcycles and riding them. He races in several disciplines including off-road racing professionally in Texas. Listen...…
 
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Diamond National Winner Chris Ferguson made a step up in class last weekend when he won the Diamond Nationals at Lucas Oil Speedway in Missouri. Ferguson comes from a racing family where his aunts, uncles and Dad all have trips into victory circle on their resume. But Ferguson is most proud of winning with his Grand…
 
ARCA Series Kentucky Winner Brett Holmes made a debut in The Freak Nation Sunday night. And he did it with some fun. Holmes explained how he was so frustrated he took a year off with his team to figure out what was wrong. That was last season. Now he's second in the points with the win in Kentucky. Holmes says the changes the team made were importa…
 
Comedian Bobby Lee's appearance in The Freak Nation brought some fun that had nothing to do with motor racing. In fact, Lee knows little about motor racing and he's almost proud of that! He even asked why he was on the broadcast. The craziness was obvious. But Bobby Lee made some assumptions that weren't quite true anyway. Listen...…
 
NASCAR Texas Cup Winner Austin Dillon came into The Freak Nation Sunday night after ending his 88 race losing streak Sunday afternoon. Dillon had to survive not only the race and its competitors but he also fought 140 degree temperatures inside the racecar. Austin needed first aid when the race was over but he was anxious to get back home to his ne…
 
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