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Victory Lane
Episode 163: Kyle Weatherman

Victory Lane

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 55:10


Xfinity Series competitor Kyle Weatherman joins Davey Segal (5:50) to discuss his racing career and season to date with Jesse Iwuji Motorsports. They dive into when a trip to a go-kart shop started it all, how David Ragan was involved, winning national bandolero and legends titles, moving to North Carolina, living with Chris Buescher and his wife, Emma and working his way up through the stock car ranks. Weatherman details when work ethic really came into play, adjusting from short tracks and small cars to big tracks and heavier cars, how the deal with Jesse Iwuji Motorsports came together, why he enjoys being hands on with the cars he races, learning from previous teams (including trips to Applebee's with Mike Harmon) and providing them top 10 finishes, the satisfaction he gets from over-performing in underfunded equipment, the difference in Cup Series competition, what the support from Dale Earnhardt Jr. means to him, his plans for the rest of this and next season and more. Davey also discusses the Texas debacle, what can/needs to be done to fix the track and Papa Segal (with more help than usual from Mama Segal) pays homage to the No. 63.

PRN - Garage Pass Podcast
EP 224003: Dale Earnhardt Jr, Kurt Busch, Richard Childress

PRN - Garage Pass Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022


Big penalty with potentially big Playoff implications along with Dale Earnhardt, Jr. still looking at moving his team up to the Cup Series and Kurt Busch simply explains his injury. Plus Richard Childress comes up empty celebrating Tyler Reddick win at Texas.

The Dale Jr. Download - Dirty Mo Media
401 - Texas Tire Problems; Christopher Buescher Talks New Energy at RFK

The Dale Jr. Download - Dirty Mo Media

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 179:22 Very Popular


Current events are on the docket as Dale Earnhardt Jr. and co-host Mike Davis unpack the turbulent happenings of NASCAR's weekend in Texas on this week's episode of The Dale Jr. Download. Not only that, but they've brought in a guest who was very much a part of the turbulence, recent Bristol night race winner Chris Buescher. Dale and Chris have had some friendly banter over the past few weeks after Dale mistakenly referred to Chris as “Christopher” during a race broadcast. As the misstep reoccurred, Dale began to embrace the name change-up in an effort to catch his fellow commentators in the same spur-of-the-moment confusion. Chris caught wind of the joke via social media and took it in stride, even going as far as to change his profile name on Twitter and the driver name decal on his Roush Fenway Keselowski No. 17 car.  Dale explains that he first grew to admire Chris when he bested then JR Motorsports driver Chase Elliott in the 2015 Xfinity Series season points standings. They discuss Chris leaving his hometown of Prosper, Texas at the age of 15 to move to North Carolina to pursue a career in motorsports. Chris credits his upbringing from his parents and knowing he was there to work and race. A huge part of Buescher's journey was a friendship he forged with Ken and David Ragan, which stemmed from a black flag incident during the Summer Shootout Legends car event at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Chris recalls getting in trouble for rough driving during the race and being sent to Ken's office, who was managing 600 Racing at the time. After the Shootout, Ken explained to Chris' family that if they were serious about racing, they needed to move out east. When they established that they were not in the place to do that at the time, Ken offered the spare bedroom in his house to Chris.  Chris talks about getting involved in the Roush Racing development program thanks to help from the Ragans. His first step up the ladder was the ARCA Series, where he raced out of Midlothian, Illinois with the Roulo Brothers Racing outfit. He also discusses adapting to a stock car after transitioning out of Legends cars, and how he knocked the nose off his car on a start in one of his first races at Salem Speedway.  The story of Chris making his Xfinity Series debut is a wild one, as he was tabbed last minute to fill in for Trevor Bayne in 2011, who went on medical leave. After forgetting to plug his phone in overnight, he was awakened by Gary Roulo who informed him “get your stuff, we're going to the airport”. In the car, Gary explained the situation, and soon Chris was at Richmond Raceway getting fitted to hop into the No. 16 car with no practice laps or simulator time.  The interview also discusses Chris' time with Front Row Motorsports after winning the 2015 Xfinity Championship and his rain-shortened Cup victory at Pocono in 2016. Dale asks about the culture change at RFK since the arrival of Brad Keselowski. They also discuss the NextGen car's tire issues and what changes can be made to Texas Motor Speedway to help better the racing there.  With only a few races left in the 2022 Cup schedule, Chris is optimistic about where the RFK Racing organization is heading, and he's looking forward to capitalizing on the momentum they've built in the past few weeks.  DIRTY AIR Before Chris joins the show, Dale, Mike, Alex and Hannah discuss: NASCAR's eventful stop in Texas  Denny and William Byron have a dust-up The NextGen tire problems continue in a big way What to do about Texas Motor Speedway?    ASKJR presented by Xfinity This week the fans asked questions about: Dale's reaction to Jimmie Johnson retiring from full-time competition in 2023 Which underfunded driver would he like to give a shot in a JRM ride Smaller steering wheels vs. bigger Where Noah Gragson's Waffle House tradition stems from To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Sports Experience Podcast with Chris Quinn and Dominic DiTolla

Connect with us on Instagram! Chris Quinn: @cquinncomedy Dominic DiTolla: @ditolladominic Produced by @ty_englestudio

The Dale Jr. Download - Dirty Mo Media
400 - Dale Jr. Reacts to Bristol Night Race; Tony Glover Shares Some “Innovation”

The Dale Jr. Download - Dirty Mo Media

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 157:49 Very Popular


Everyone in stock car racing dreams of being on a Daytona 500-winning team, but how about three wins in five years? For Tony Glover, that dream became reality in the early 1990s, and on this week's episode of The Dale Jr. Download, he joins Dale Earnhardt Jr. and co-host Mike Davis to discuss the pieces of the puzzle that made it possible. Glover has been a part of racing his entire life. He attended his first race at three weeks old. Tony recalls his earliest memory in racing, which consisted of his father Gene flying out of Cleveland Speedway in Tennessee. The trauma of seeing his father's crash did little to deter his love for the sport though, and by his teenage years, Tony was cleaning parts and turning wrenches. After spending many years on the road crew chiefing for his father's late model program, which yielded the 1979 NASCAR Sportsman National Championship, Tony accepted a position at Petty Enterprises. Tony explains that the year he spent in Level Cross, North Carolina was the equivalent of a four-year college education. But, when his grandmother became ill in ‘83, he decided to move closer to home to spend time with her. As fate would have it, Larry McClure and Tim Morgan had just bought out G.C. Spencer and established their Morgan-McClure outfit in nearby Abingdon, Virginia and Tony was hired to work as part of the pit crew.  Tony shares the story of how he became a crew chief for the team when Spencer, who had stayed on in the chiefing role, quit suddenly during the teching process at an event at Nashville Fairgrounds. This bumped Tony into the position and he remained there for the duration of his time with the outfit. They discuss the revolving roster of drivers Morgan-McClure had during the ‘80s, which included Lennie Pond, Tommy Ellis, Joe Ruttman and Rick Wilson. Tony explains that when Rick departed for RahMoc after ‘89, his choice to fill the seat was the hard charging Ernie Irvan. And while Phil Parsons would start the ‘90 season in the cockpit, after a few failed outings Irvan would eventually get the seat and help put Morgan-McClure on the map. The Irvan-Glover combination was quite successful, bringing home seven Cup wins including the ‘91 Daytona 500, but would only last a few seasons as Irvan would depart for Robert Yates in ‘93. His replacement was a driver Tony was well acquainted with from his years in the late model scene: fellow Tennessean Sterling Marlin. The new pairing won in their first outing, the ‘94 Daytona 500. When they followed up with a back-to-back triumph in the Great American Race in ‘95, they had the entire NASCAR garage looking in their direction.  Dale and Tony get into some of the innovation on the plate-track cars in the Morgan-McClure stable. Tony talks about the revolutionary X-pipe exhaust system that was brought to them by Boyd Butler, better known as Dr. Gas. The story of how they kept the technical advantage a secret is incredible, including a non-disclosure agreement and wrapping the car in blankets in the garage. Ultimately a crash photo on the cover of Stock Car Racing Magazine leaked the guarded secret to the world. In ‘97, the desire to move up in rank and a little white lie from his wife convinced Tony to move on from Morgan-McClure and take a management position at SABCO Racing. Tony shares experiences from his years there.After a dismal season in 2011, Tony was released from the team and sought out a position at NASCAR through Mike Helton. In 2013, he became the overseeing technical director of NASCAR's many touring series, a role he continues to fill today.  DIRTY AIR: ·        NASCAR's big weeked at Bristol  ·        NextGen parts failures ·        Dirty Mo Fan Experience recap ·        Chris Buescher's big win   ASKJR presented by Xfinity: ·        Impressions about the 2023 NASCAR Cup schedule ·        Downtown Chicago's worries about upcoming street race ·        SAFER barriers at North Wilkesboro ·        Brandon Jones to JRM To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

iRacers Lounge
Steering with Wood - Episode 0348

iRacers Lounge

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 148:14


On the show today, we will recap the Coke series playoff race at Bristol with the voice of eNascar, Evan Possoco. We'll check out some of the new Seaason 4 updates in action, We'll peak inside Dale Earnhardt Jr's garage to see what might be next for iRacing and review the 2023 NIS schedule. So sit back, relax and join us on the iRacers Lounge Podcast. iRacers Lounge Podcast is available on iTunes and Apple's Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, Spotify, Soundcloud, Podbean, Spreaker, Podbay, PodFanatic, Overcast, Amazon, and other podcast players. Sponsors: Hosts: Mike Ellis – twitter.com/MikeDeanEllis David Hall – www.twitch.tv/mixmage Greg Hecktus – twitter.com/froozenkaktus – www.twitch.tv/froozenkaktus Brian Maccubbin – www.twitch.tv/MacRubbinsRacin Kyle Pendygraft – twitter.com/LoudPedalGaming Tony Groves – www.twitch.tv/SirGroves Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83 Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette Tom Dreiling – Donnie Spiker – Bobby Jonas – Links: Facebook – www.facebook.com/iRacersLounge/ Twitter – twitter.com/iracerslounge Instagram – instagram.com/iracersloungepodcast/ Web (Show Notes) – iracerslounge.com/

The Dale Jr. Download - Dirty Mo Media
399 - Real-Time Reaction to Kyle Busch News; Greg Biffle Reflects On Career

The Dale Jr. Download - Dirty Mo Media

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 157:04 Very Popular


On this week's episode of the Dale Jr. Download, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and co-host Mike Davis catch up with one of his longtime competitors from the NASCAR Cup scene, Washington's Greg Biffle. After a successful career in NASCAR that spanned nearly two decades, Biffle quietly exited the sport following the 2016 season. Biffle originally hails from Vancouver, Washington, where he spent his formative years working in an automotive machine shop that was owned by his father's friend. As he became a teenager, Greg discovered his love for driving and going fast and it wasn't long before he found trouble behind the wheel. In an effort to focus his need for speed into something productive, his father Jack suggested they attend the local Friday night street stock races at Portland Speedway. After their first outing, Greg was hooked and immediately purchased a 1974 Ford Torino to convert into a racecar.  Upon building his second street stock, Biffle began to have success at the track and along with it began getting noticed for his fabrication skills. This attention grew into a chassis fabrication business, and Greg went on to build over 50 race cars over the next few years. He also used his earnings to go late model racing and found victory lane many times at both Portland and Tri-City Raceway.  The story of how Greg got into NASCAR came when he decided to take the show on the road: heading south to Tucson, Arizona to participate in the NASCAR Winter Heat Series. It was there that he met and befriended NASCAR Hall of Famer Benny Parsons, who was impressed with the unknown racer's performance. As the story goes, weeks later Parsons was conversing with Jack Roush in the garage area at Michigan International Speedway about Roush's NASCAR Truck team. Parsons recommended Biffle to Roush, and soon after he received a call from Geoff Smith, who was president of Roush Racing at the time. After a lengthy chat, a contract was faxed over to Greg and the next two decades of his racing career were in motion. Greg and Dale speak on the decline of Roush Racing and the factors that led to the team getting behind the competition. Greg explains that the team failed to progress with the direction of the sport and that it took them a long time to catch up once they were behind. The lack of winning equipment ultimately played a role in Greg leaving Cup racing in 2016, which he explains was a year earlier than his contract stated.  The interview also touches on some of Greg's rivalries over the years and the stories behind them. Greg details his dust-up with Jay Sauter at Richmond and the monetary fine and points penalty that fell on him because of it. As a result, when he and Kevin Harvick made contact at Bristol a year later in 2002, he knew he wanted to avoid a fight at all costs. They also discuss his famous feud with Boris Said at Watkins Glen in 2011, and how a perfectly thrown water bottle exploded into a huge blow-out.  Since leaving racing in 2016, Greg has made use of his time by owning and operating a rock quarry as well as a humane shelter. He spends a lot of time outdoors fishing and boating. He has also made time for some racing, including his successful return to the Truck Series for Kyle Busch Motorsports in 2019 and running in the 24 Hours of Lemons. While he still loves auto racing, he has learned to enjoy his weekends off and these days Greg Biffle is making the most of life.     DIRTY AIR Before Greg joins the show, Dale, Mike, Alex and Hannah discuss: North Wilkesboro to host the 2023 NASCAR All-Star Race.  Dale blowing the lid off of NASCAR's silly season The future of Kyle Busch, KBM, and Tyler Reddick Bubba's big win in Kansas   ASKJR presented by Xfinity This week the fans asked questions about: Other track revivals Bristol walk-out songs What makes Bristol so exciting Live reactions to the Kyle Busch announcement To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Three Wide In The Middle
North Wilkesboro Is BACK, and Why Dale Jr Is Still The Most Important Man In NASCAR

Three Wide In The Middle

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 63:17


In today's episode of Three Wide in the Middle, Tommy talks about the Clown Show that is Ferrari's F1 team (1:49). Then in Hit or Miss (14:20), Tommy and Keith discuss the news about North Wilkesboro hosting the 2023 NASCAR All-Star Race, why Dale Earnhardt Jr is the most important man in NASCAR, how Kevin Harvick is still a favorite in the playoffs, and if David Gravel is still in the hunt for the World of Outlaws driver championship. Finally, the guys break down Tommy's newly created NASCAR power rating system (40:52), before closing out the show with their GOAT of the Week (56:55). Hosts: Tommy Brandon and Keith Bradley Producer: Tommy Brandon Email the show: ask3wide@gmail.com

The Dale Jr. Download - Dirty Mo Media
398 - Jimmy Blewett: Racing for Acceptance

The Dale Jr. Download - Dirty Mo Media

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 200:23 Very Popular


Dealing with the adversity that comes from being a race car driver requires resilience and nerves of steel. For Jimmy Blewett, it was a mentality he was born with, following in the footsteps of his hard-nosed grandfather, father, and older brother. On The Dale Jr. Download, Blewett joins Dale Earnhardt Jr. and co-host Mike Davis to discuss growing up in a tough household, racing in the modified ranks, and losing a loved one in motorsports. Hailing from Howell, New Jersey, the Blewetts have long been known for their rough and tumble nature. Jimmy recounts stories of his grandfather John dealing with unruly customers at the yard. He also shares episodes from his childhood following his father John Jr.'s racing career, where they were “banned for life” from many of the east coast's finest race establishments due to pit melees.  Jimmy shares that initially his grandfather purchased a racecar for his uncle to drive, hoping that it would keep him out of trouble. But his father was so fascinated with the car that he ended up racing and became quite good. He would be a mainstay in the eastern modified ranks for decades, before retiring in the early 90s. About that time, Jimmy's older brother John III was beginning his own impressive chapter of Blewett family racing history, and it would help pave the way for Jimmy to get on track as well. After getting into go-kart racing at the age of 14, he eventually wanted to build a street stock to run at his home track, Wall Stadium. But Grandpa Blewett disapproved, claiming that his running a street stock would embarrass the family, and one night the car disappeared from the shop, a mystery still unsolved. Through his brother's help, Jimmy got the opportunity to test someone else's car, and he was hooked. The story of how Jimmy came to get his first modified is epic, involving a failed effort to get a loan, having to bring his grandfather on as a co-signer, and winning a car show without an engine. Once he was able to scrape together a functioning race car, his challenges were far from over. His grandfather wanted him to start at the back of every race to gain on-track experience. This helped develop his driving ability, and before long Jimmy was a modified race winner. In fact, in his first two full seasons in modified competition at Wall Stadium, he brought home back-to-back season championships. Jimmy speaks candidly about his relationship with his grandfather and father, and how he felt he spent a lot of his career seeking their approval. He also speaks about the mentorship he received from his older brother John III, and how he helped raise Jimmy in the aftermath of his parent's divorce. The two developed a healthy on-track rivalry, always racing each other for bragging rights of the highest placing Blewett. But as time would tell, no amount of conditioning or hardship could prepare the Blewett family for the loss on the horizon. In August 2007, the Blewett brothers were in competition at Thompson Speedway in Connecticut when Jimmy's right-front tire was punctured, causing a head-on collision with the wall. Mayhem behind him ensued, and John and several other cars piled into Jimmy's wrecked modified. Jimmy was knocked unconscious from the impact of the crash, but upon coming to he heard his brother's screams and jumped out to try and save him. Unfortunately, John's injuries would prove too critical and he passed away that evening at the age of 33. Suddenly, Jimmy's entire life had changed and he had an insurmountable tragedy to deal with. DIRTY AIR Before Jimmy joins the show, Dale, Mike, Alex, and Hannah chat about: Isla and Nicole's first day of school A weekend magnet fishing excursion Dale's late model race at North Wilkesboro  The exciting NASCAR weekend at Darlington ASKJR presented by Xfinity This week the fans asked questions about: If Dale has a love for pixie sticks like Mike Davis Staying focused in loud environments Favorite dishes for grilling out   To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Deez Lug Nutz
Matthew Dillner- FLO RACING and Lost Speedways

Deez Lug Nutz

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 118:47


In this show we are joined by Matthew Dillner, racing fanatic and personality, to discuss North Wilkesboro Speedways Racetrack Revival and the influence of Dale Earnhardt Jr, plus SMART Modified Tour and CARS Tour impact on local racing, his move to Flo Racing from Dirty Mo Media, and more. We also discuss co-host Dean Motleys media venture to Darlington Speedway for the historic Southern 500, as well as Julian Austins similar trip to North Wilkesboro for the final race on the current asphalt surface, the Whelen Modified at Oswego, South Boston, and more. Please give us a follow, share, and leave a review. 

The SuperSpeedway Podcast
252 — That Jones boy tames Darlington

The SuperSpeedway Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 100:24


It was Darlington weekend for NASCAR and the track Too Tough to Tame did not disappoint. Eric was at the track as the NASCAR Cup Series began its 2022 playoffs and Erik Jones spoiled the day winning his second Southern 500. Saturday's Xfinity race featured an epic battle between Kyle Larson, Sheldon Creed and Noah Gragson. And Eric was also at North Wilkesboro for the Racetrack Revival where Dale Earnhardt Jr. raced a late model for the first time in a couple decades. We talk about all of it and more in this mega episode. Show notes at www.thesuperspeedway.com.

Off The Record
Off the Record With CARS Tour Driver Mason Diaz

Off The Record

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 35:47


RJ and Celia sit down with CARS tour Driver Mason Diaz to tall all things model racing and about the racing at North Wilksboro. Diaz recently finished second to Carson Kvapil, and just ahead of Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the sold-out CARS Tour Late Model Stock event at North Wilkesboro Speedway. This interview was conducted heading into the North Wilkesboro race. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/off-the-record-daveysegal/support

Rappin' on Racin'
Rappin on Racin September 5, 2022

Rappin' on Racin'

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 127:19


Guests tonight include Asphalt Late Model driver Brian Shipp, Area Auto Racing columnist Ernie Saxton, 100-time Lernerville feature winner Brian Swartzlander, Bedford Speedway late model feature Matt Cosner, Doug Rice from PRN has a great interview with Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the Race at North Wilkesboro Speedway. Weekly reports from Bill Hribar at Jennerstown and Tyler Harris at Pittsburgh Brian Swartzlander made history in becoming the fifth driver to ever win 100 feature events joining an illustrious list including Bob Wearing Sr., Lou Blaney, Ed Lynch Jr., and Lynn Geisler. Tyler Dietz picked up his first career Late Model win and followed that up with a win and a championship with the  Pro Stocks. We have Victory Lane interviews with Doug Glessner, Will Hemminger, Dale Kimberly. Ken Burkholder, Johnathan Haburcsak, Anthony Aiello, Clinton Hirsch  

The Best of The OG with Ovies & Giglio
Russell Wilson has a new deal with the Denver Broncos. Baker Mayfield was misquoted when talking about the Cleveland Browns? And Dale Earnhardt Jr was racing in North Carolina.

The Best of The OG with Ovies & Giglio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 19:26


Russell Wilson has a new deal with the Denver Broncos. Baker Mayfield was misquoted when talking about the Cleveland Browns? And Dale Earnhardt Jr was racing in North Carolina.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

PRN - Garage Pass Podcast
EP 223604: Kyle Larson, Kyle Busch, and Dale Earnhardt Jr

PRN - Garage Pass Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022


The 2022 Cup Series Playoff gets underway Sunday at Darlington Raceway with Kyle Larson looking for back-to-back championships. Plus a number swap at 23XI Racing, Kyle Busch refuses to air dirty laundry, and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. runs third at North Wilkesboro.

PRN - At the Track
EP 2236: Southeast Edition: Dale Earnhardt Jr, Jed Emert, and Ed Fausel

PRN - At the Track

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022


This week we feature PRN's Doug Rice with Dale Earnhardt Jr following a magical night at North Wilkesboro on Wednesday; Jed Emert, winner from Wartburg Speedway; and Ed Fausel previewing the Charlotte Fall Auto Fair. Lenny Batycki is the host.

PRN - At the Track
EP 2236: Mid-America Edition: Dale Earnhardt Jr, Ed Fausel, Chase McDermand

PRN - At the Track

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022


This week we feature PRN's Doug Rice with Dale Earnhardt Jr following a magical night at North Wilkesboro on Wednesday; Ed Fausel previewing the Charlotte Fall Auto Fair; and Chase McDermand, Xtreme Midget Series winner at Davenport, Iowa. Lenny Batycki is the host.

Authenticated: The Die-cast Collector’s Podcast from Lionel Racing

This week on an all-new episode of "Authenticated," we take a deep dive into all the craziness that went down in Daytona, including the final push towards the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. Our team of hosts gives our championship predictions ahead of the start of the Playoffs at Darlington. Thanks to some great submissions using #AskLionelRacing on social media, we've got a bunch of answers to some of your questions about our die-cast and the processes that go into making them. 

The Dale Jr. Download - Dirty Mo Media
397 - Conor Daly: Man of the People

The Dale Jr. Download - Dirty Mo Media

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 190:25 Very Popular


As drivers follow their trajectory through motorsports, they are often faced with potentially life-changing decisions. On episode 397 of the Dale Jr. Download, Indycar talent Conor Daly joins Dale Earnhardt Jr. and co-host Mike Davis to discuss a crossroads he faced and how his choice affected his career path. After winning the Star Mazda Championship in 2010 and securing a hefty scholarship fund to invest in his future racing endeavors, Daly had to make the selection of a lifetime: pursue Formula One or Indycar?   Son of former Formula One driver Derek Daly and Indianapolis Motor Speedway employee Beth Boles, Conor was no stranger to auto racing. In fact, he begins by saying that he has hardly any early-life memories that don't involve racing. He recalled his time spent at the Racing Babies childcare facility at IMS and his early infatuation with the sport. He also spoke of his father's racing career, which ended when he was born in 1991, and how he has been able to uncover more of his accomplishments through the digital age.  Up to that point in 2010, Conor had rapidly progressed up the opening rungs of the motorsports ladder. From his first time behind the wheel of a go-kart at age 10 to winning the 2006 World Karting Association Grand Nationals, he and his father Derek worked tirelessly on his burgeoning career. From karts, he took on car racing through the Skip Barber National Championship, which he won in his first year in 2008. Then came the Star Mazda circuit, which of course brings the story to that crossroads at the end of the 2010 season.  A stipulation of Conor's scholarship and the Road to Indy program was that while he could take part of the money and pursue GP3 racing in Europe, he still needed to enter a handful of Indy Lights events. After the first three events of the schedule, competing for Sam Schmidt Motorsports, Conor found himself with a 2nd place finish and a victory and leading the season points. His prospects in the world of Indycar were so high, that he revealed he actually got a call from Graham Rahal as he was about to depart for Europe, asking him, “are you sure you want to do this?”  Ultimately, Conor left the United States and departed for England, where he'd stay with Rahal's stepfather Chris Berry and set up a home base for his time spent racing in GP3. Daly explained that in his debut GP3 race he qualified 29th and was immediately hit with the regret of his decision. In his absence in the Indy Lights series, Josef Newgarden would go on to win the championship and sign a three-year contract with Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing. And while Daly would wind up inking a deal with the Force India Formula One team that would have him serve as a test and reserve driver, his time overseas would prove unfruitful, and he returned home to pursue a path in Indycar.  Conor and Dale Jr. discuss Europe's perspective on American racers and theorize as to why it is difficult for them to break into the Formula racing ladder. After returning home, Daly did whatever he could to be at the tracks on race weekends, even at one point driving the Indycar two-seater for fan experiences. His perseverance would eventually win out, as he rose from filling in for injured drivers to racing part-time and now full-time for Ed Carpenter Racing.  Daly took time to speak on the ascension from spending his childhood at IMS to racing in the Indianapolis 500. Just this past May in the 106th running of the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing”, the hometown hero brought home his best finish to date, sixth place.  DIRTY AIR Before Conor joins the show, Dale, Mike, Alex, and Hannah chat about: Kelley's birthday bash Long weekend in Daytona The great Cup race rain debacle  Kurt Busch's injury progress ASKJR presented by Xfinity This week the fans asked questions about: Strangest excuse to explain a crash Feelings on Greg Ives' leaving as crew chief Updates on his ongoing car projects Championship Four predictions To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Southern Race Week
SRW Podcast Season 3 Episode 32 with Kerry Tharp, Jacklyn Drake & Connor Hall

Southern Race Week

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 33:32


On this episode of #SRWPodcast - #President of Darlington Raceway Kerry Tharp previews #Southen500 weekend, Jacklyn Drake of FloRacing recaps season finale at Bowman Gray Stadium & CARSTour Series #LateModel driver for Chad Bryant Racing Connor Hall talks about racing at North Wilkesboro Speedway with Dale Earnhardt Jr. from weekend of August 26th, 2022

Sports Legends of the Carolinas
Dale Earnhardt Jr., Part 1

Sports Legends of the Carolinas

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 29:04


Dale Earnhardt Jr., our latest interview subject for The Observer's new “Sports Legends of the Carolinas” project, is a NASCAR hall of famer who has made his own indelible mark in the family business. Earnhardt — or simply “Dale Junior,” as his fans call him — is the son of legendary racer Dale Earnhardt Sr., who won seven NASCAR Cup titles before dying in a last-lap crash at the Daytona 500 in 2001. Now 47 years old, Earnhardt Jr. is retired from full-time Cup racing but stays involved in the sport as a well-known TV broadcaster and team owner. He and I spoke at his race shop in Mooresville, and on Part 1 of our conversation, Earnhardt Jr. reflects on the most meaningful mementos he's collected from his family's three generations of racing; the frightening freedom that came after his father's sudden death; and why he believes he failed to fulfill his own potential as a driver. Part 2 of our conversation is available exclusively for subscribers on Apple Podcasts. Sports Legends of the Carolinas is hosted by Scott Fowler. It's produced by Jeff Siner and Kata Stevens. McClatchy's director of audio is Davin Coburn. For lots more on the show, visit https://www.charlotteobserver.com/sportslegends . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Dale Jr. Download - Dirty Mo Media
396 - Freddie Query: Hometown Hero

The Dale Jr. Download - Dirty Mo Media

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 167:34 Very Popular


On this week's episode of The Dale Jr. Download, Query sits down with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and co-host Mike Davis to talk about that racing landscape and how he rose to prominence there.  Dale prefaced the interview by describing Freddie as someone he both looked up to and was intimidated by while growing up at the Carolina short tracks. Query's reputation as a hard racer and champion preceded him for many years. But like most short-track racers, he came from humble, quiet beginnings in Kannapolis. In fact, Freddie explained that he shared a first-grade classroom with another Kannapolis racing legend, Dale Earnhardt Sr. himself. The two even ran go-karts together in their pre-teen years on a crude dirt track a neighbor had carved out on his property. Ultimately, the two drivers had vastly different life trajectories, and their connection remained pleasant but distant. While finishing high school, Freddie had ambitions to attend college to be an engineer, but after getting married during his senior year his life changed direction. He began attending a tech school and taking trade programs, and when the local school district wanted to begin implementing trade classes on a high school level, Query found himself in a teaching position, one he would hold for 20 years.  The go-kart he raced at age 10 was built from a bed frame rail and propelled by his father's lawn mower engine. His mechanical wonder carried on to his teenage years when he began “borrowing” the family car to enter street races, unbeknownst to his parents. But his path in racing would have stalled out on the streets of Kannapolis, had he not started attending local races at the recommendation of a neighbor. After buying a new house as a teacher, he became acquainted with the folks next store, who were avid racing fans attending events multiple nights a week. He took a trip to Hickory Speedway with them and was hooked from the get-go, deciding then he wanted to be a part of the sport. The neighbor was one step ahead, installing a race shop in his backyard, and soon Freddie was out there with him every night of the week. The two built a street stock and took it to Metrolina on a Friday night, with the neighbor hopping in the driver's seat. But the following evening, when they had planned to try Hickory, the neighbor was too tired from the previous night's action and turned the driving duties over to Freddie. And while he ended up flipping due to an aggressive move to pass, the racing bug had bit him, and the course for his next 30 years was set. In the early 1980s he was a dominant force in the six-cylinder division, before moving up to super late models in '85. Freddie was recognized by his red No.6 hot rod which he drove to countless victories. When Concord received the blacktop treatment towards the end of the '86 season, Freddie was prepared to say goodbye to the track he had so much success at, but when Coors threatened to reduce their sponsorship, he decided to give the asphalt another go. Hence would begin the most dominant period in the track's history. From 1988 to 1992, Freddie brought home 4 out of 5 track championships, while battling it out with the likes of Jack Sprague, Rich Bickle and Robbie Faggart. His success in the high-paying Big-10 Series helped propel him to bigger events, and in '93 he began running with the NASCAR All-Pro tour. He brought home major victories in the Myrtle Beach 400 and All-American 400, as well as the '98 All-Pro season championship before settling into a car builder/mentor role. He went on to assist the likes of Hank Parker Jr., Johanna Long, Harrison Burton and many more before retiring from competitive racing. Today, Freddie still dabbles in go-kart racing and car repair but basks in the glory of his storied career and the acclaim that comes with it.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

iRacers Lounge
Barrel PitRoll - Episode 0344

iRacers Lounge

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 122:13


We talk Coke racing from Watkins Glen with Evan Posocco, Dale Earnhardt Jr gives an interview on iRacing, and we preview a big 55” curved monitor for your racing pleasure. So sit back, relax and join us on the iRacers Lounge Podcast. iRacers Lounge Podcast is available on iTunes and Apple's Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, Spotify, Soundcloud, Podbean, Spreaker, Podbay, PodFanatic, Overcast, Amazon, and other podcast players. Sponsors: Hosts: Mike Ellis – twitter.com/MikeDeanEllis David Hall – www.twitch.tv/mixmage Greg Hecktus – twitter.com/froozenkaktus – www.twitch.tv/froozenkaktus Brian Maccubbin – www.twitch.tv/MacRubbinsRacin Kyle Pendygraft – twitter.com/LoudPedalGaming Tony Groves – www.twitch.tv/SirGroves Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83 Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette Tom Dreiling – Donnie Spiker – Bobby Jonas – Links: Facebook – www.facebook.com/iRacersLounge/ Twitter – twitter.com/iracerslounge Instagram – instagram.com/iracersloungepodcast/ Web (Show Notes) – iracerslounge.com/

The Dale Jr. Download - Dirty Mo Media
395 - Michael "Fatback" McSwain: Racing is Sacred

The Dale Jr. Download - Dirty Mo Media

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 166:40 Very Popular


At the end of the 2007 NASCAR Cup season, Michael “Fatback” McSwain suddenly departed from the garage scene, leaving a void once filled by one of the most colorful personalities in the modern stock car era. On this week's Dale Jr. Download, McSwain joins Dale Earnhardt Jr. and co-host Mike Davis to discuss the decision to leave the sport, as well as the path he traveled to get to the top. Coming from the humble home of a phone company worker, McSwain did not grow from racing roots. After graduating from high school with no real direction, he decided to travel to Nashville to attend a diesel mechanic's college. It was during this time that he became familiar with racing and upon returning back to North Carolina, he wanted to give it a shot himself. He and his father built a demolition derby car for the Cleveland County Fair, and had so much fun in the process that they embarked on six-cylinder racing at Cherokee Speedway. But the further they got into the racing, the more expensive it got, and soon McSwain was left to find solutions to subsidize his own on-track endeavors. He began working on other people's race cars, ultimately finding a spot in the Robert Gee garage where a local racer was working on a NASCAR Sportsman Division ride. McSwain explained that working under Gee was very influential and taught him a lot in a short amount of time. It also helped him realize that he wanted to work in auto racing full-time. McSwain recalled driving to many different race shops and turning in applications before finally getting a call from Lake Speed's racing operation to come and work as a fabricator. This would be his first experience working on a Cup car, and over the next few seasons he would bounce from operation to operation, spending time working under legends such as Harry Hyde and Cale Yarborough before finally ending up with Ricky Rudd at Rudd Racing Enterprises. In 2000, Rudd inked a deal to race with Yates Racing, and McSwain assumed he was once again on the job hunt. However, a few days before his honeymoon he received a call of a lifetime from Robert Yates offering him the crew chief position. McSwain explains he cut his honeymoon a few days short because he was excited to get to work in a real, full-time race shop.  The Rudd/McSwain duo delivered “Fatback'' his first Cup victory in June 2001 at Pocono Raceway. McSwain shares a story of how the car came together after a mad scramble the week of the race, and the result was a completely dominant performance. He also shares a hilarious encounter with Kevin Harvick during the waning laps of the September Richmond race that same season, a situation that may have landed him in serious hot water had it come to fruition. When the decision was made to release Rudd and bring in Elliott Sadler, McSwain jumped ship and headed to Joe Gibbs Racing to man the pit box for Bobby Labonte. All was far from well though, and rising turmoil amongst the team would leave McSwain without a job. The conversation deals a lot with driver/crew chief relationships and dialogue, and McSwain offers up stories of disagreements he had with Rudd and Bobby Labonte over the years. He explains that driver attitudes over the radio during a race can affect a whole team, and when the situation reached a breaking point he felt inclined to intervene. Finally, the interview covers McSwain's seemingly abrupt departure from the NASCAR garage scene following the 2007 season. He explains that having growing children at home influenced his decision, but now that they're older he is open to a return to the racing world. DIRTY AIR Before Michael joins the show, Dale, Mike, Alex and Hannah discuss: •          Magnet fishing •          Wild world of TikTok •          Chris(topher) Buescher •          Roots & Revival  ASKJR presented by Xfinity: •          Racing on dirt •          Are drivers retiring earlier? •          What FOX scheduled race would you like to call? •          Bingeable television shows To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Leaning Right and Turning Left with Sadler and the Senator
The Men Who Revived North Wilkesboro Speedway: Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and SMART Modified Tour Director Chris Williams. The North Wilkesboro Chronicles, Part 2

Leaning Right and Turning Left with Sadler and the Senator

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 127:43


In this must listen episode of the LRTL Podcast, Hermie Sadler brings his “Turning Left” moment back to the historic North Wilkesboro Speedway races with engaging and timely conversations with the two gentlemen that brought racing back to life at the track, SMART Director Chris Williams, and Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt, Jr.! The boys' Sadler/Stanley Racing Team's #39 won the historic first race back and secured a top ten finish in the second historic race. Relive the moments that made that night so special to so many, and what it took to pull it off. And you can't miss Hermie's one-on-one interview with his old friend Junior, as they talk about their past together, the NWS re-birth, and where the future of short track racing goes from here moving forward. In the Senator's “Leaning Right” moment, the boys discuss the shocking raid on former President Trump's home by the FBI, and discuss the political travails of their semi-regular side-kick Shep Moss as he fights the Old Guard on the South Hill Town Council, a fight that nearly gets him arrested for standing for the rights of the people of his hometown.  And finally, Sadler, Shep and The Senator agree to a weight loss competition to benefit their favorite charities! Laugh with the boys as they agree on bet amounts, set the rules and time limits, and have an official “weigh-in” to kick off the weight loss battle royale!  The Leaning Right and Turning Left Podcast is Powered By Pace-O-Matic. Pace-O-Matic develops, produces, and licenses legally compliant skill games in every state where it operates. Founded in 2000, Pace-O-Matic has built a talented leadership team and a company culture defined by integrity, innovation, and compliance, and it leads the industry with compliant, dominant skill-based games that are exciting to play. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Dale Jr. Download - Dirty Mo Media
394 - Ty Gibbs: Growing Up Gibbs

The Dale Jr. Download - Dirty Mo Media

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 151:42 Very Popular


In just a few short seasons, Ty Gibbs went from winning in the periphery of the stock car world to becoming one of the most polarizing characters in the NASCAR garage. On this week's episode of The Dale Jr. Download, Ty joins Dale Earnhardt Jr. and co-host Mike Davis in the Bojangles Studio to discuss his meteoric rise to becoming a focal point in motorsports. Gibbs stunned onlookers when he won the February 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series event at the Daytona Road Course, in what was his first attempt in the division. After starting deep in the pack on a late restart, Gibbs put on a driving display that saw him pass several cars and even drive through the grass to take the point, holding off accomplished road racer Austin Cindric in the process. The victory would make history, as it made Gibbs the first driver in the modern NASCAR era to win a national series event in his first attempt.  While Ty has come off as soft-spoken in many of his public interviews, he gives The Download listeners a rare look into his home life, filling Dale and Mike in about his siblings and new townhouse. After Kurt Busch's recent hard crash at Pocono, Ty received the call to fill in at the last moment, minutes after finishing second in the Saturday afternoon Xfinity event. He explained that to best prepare for the challenge of driving a car he had zero experience in, he retreated home to run laps on his sim racing setup and sleep in his own bed before returning to Pocono early the next morning for the Cup race.  The interview covers Ty's early years in racing, from competing in shifter karts at venues like the GoPro Motorplex to running late model stock cars on the prestigious CARS tour. He recalls the moment he knew he wanted to pursue a career in racing came after his grandfather Joe, whom he affectionately refers to as “Coach”, took him and his cousin to test a go-kart at Millbridge Speedway. When Mike asked if he has ever struggled with getting acclimated to any type of race vehicle, Ty explained the challenge in transitioning from karts to late models and how it took a couple of years to get comfortable. At one point, he was racing his kart full-time while testing a late model at Hickory Speedway during the week.  Dale and Ty dig into the challenge of dealing with the public perception of coming from an established racing family. Ty gave some insight into how he tunes out the criticism he faces, finding that focusing on his love for motorsports keeps him motivated to move forward. Many young racers are forced to grow up in the public eye, and Gibbs talks about his ongoing maturation in dealing with conflicts both on the track and off. Ty's future has been a hot topic of discussion as he continues to find success in the Xfinity Series and now filling in at 23XI Racing in Kurt Busch's absence. He explains he ultimately wants to race in many different types of cars, mirroring the career path of Kyle Larson, whom he looks up to in many regards. They also discuss the future of Joe Gibbs Racing and what roles Ty may see himself in as the years roll on.  This year in the Xfinity Series, one of the main storylines to watch has been JR Motorsports versus Ty Gibbs. And while usually, you'd never invite your competition into your very race shop, Dale Jr. recognizes that Ty is going to be a part of motorsports for many years to come and is choosing to embrace him.   DIRTY AIR Before Ty joins the show, Dale, Mike, Alex and Hannah discuss: New Kyle Petty shirts available on the DirtyMoMedia.com Dale's play-by-play commentary at Michigan Bubba Wallace's passionate post-race interview The modified race opener at North Wilkesboro   ASKJR presented by Xfinity This week the fans asked about: The future's perspective on today's NASCAR world Racing left-handed Dale's most prized vintage t-shirt Applying Mike Joy's commentary advice To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Dale Jr. Download - Dirty Mo Media
393 - Randy Lanier (Part Two): On The Run

The Dale Jr. Download - Dirty Mo Media

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 83:28 Very Popular


What do you get when you combine a drug smuggling enterprise straight out of an episode of Miami Vice with the high-dollar sports car racing world of the 1980s? You get the story of Randy Lanier, and on this week's episode he joins Dale Earnhardt Jr. and co-host Mike Davis to tell it. At one time a top prospect in American motorsports, Lanier made headlines when he was indicted in 1986 for operating a multi-million dollar drug distribution effort responsible for bringing over 300 tons of marijuana to the United States from Columbia. Just a handful of months before he was Rookie of the Year in the 70th running of the Indianapolis 500. Originally born in rural Lynchburg, Virginia, Lanier and his family of seven moved to Hollywood, Florida when he was 13. The sunny beach lifestyle was captivating for young Randy, and was soon introduced to the thriving marijuana subculture of the 1960s. His father, who worked as a draftsman, was concerned about his seemingly wayward lifestyle and got him a job in construction. But, due to his longhaired appearance, fellow construction workers began asking Randy if he knew where to buy marijuana, and his stint in drug dealing began. Randy shares a frightening story of getting robbed at gun-point during a sale, which temporarily took him away from Florida to Colorado. It was there he met a guru, who invited him to an ashram in Boulder where he learned the art of meditation, which proved to be a big part of his survival in prison as well as a cornerstone of his life today. Upon returning to Florida, Randy continued on his new path until tragically losing his brother Glen in a motorcycle accident. The event was catastrophic for the Lanier family, and Randy explains it spun him out, back into the familiarity of selling marijuana.  While he may not have realized it at the time, Lanier's eventual career in motorsports was implanted in the back of his mind, thanks in part to listening to the Indianapolis 500 broadcast on the radio when he was a young boy at his family farm in Virginia. Randy recalls a story from the late 1970s when he was attending a car show at the Miami Beach Convention Center and noticed a SCCA-sponsored booth. He picked up a pamphlet and eventually made the call to inquire about becoming a licensed driver. Soon after, he purchased his first race car: a 1957 Porsche 256. After renting out a small warehouse to be his shop and preparing the car for racing action, he entered his first amateur contest at West Palm Beach Speedway in 1980. As legend would have it, he won.  From there he rapidly progressed through the sports car ranks, arriving at the headlining IMSA GT circuit. After spending a few seasons in borrowed rides with minimal results, he decided to take matters into his own hands and form his own racing team. But, to win on a consistent basis required a large bank roll, and so the two roads of Lanier's life intersected.  At this point, he had some experience with off-shore drug smuggling. At age 19 he used some of his dealing profits to purchase a 27-foot speed boat, initially intended to be a frivolous expenditure for thrill-seeking. He soon began traveling to the Bahamas to bring in loads of marijuana from awaiting motherships. In order to fund his newly formed Blue Thunder Racing team, Lanier expanded from speed boats to fishing boats, then tug boats and finally a full-on barge. The results were instant, and in 1984 he won the IMSA Championship. The next year, he took on CART racing with the intention of heading to Indianapolis. The transition proved difficult, and although he had a successful debut in 1986 in the 500, a devastating crash at Michigan a few weeks later effectively ended his racing career. As it turns out, his drug smuggling efforts caught up with him and soon after he was indicted. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Sports Legends of the Carolinas
Introducing Sports Legends of the Carolinas, with Scott Fowler

Sports Legends of the Carolinas

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 2:10


Over nearly 30 years at The Charlotte Observer, Scott Fowler has built an unparalleled rolodex of hardwood heroes, gridiron greats, hall-of-fame coaches, and sports media luminaries throughout the region. Now, thanks to access fans won't get anywhere else, Fowler sits down with icons from the area — including Muggsy Bogues, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jay Bilas, and more — to hear the unfiltered, untold stories of their journeys to becoming Sports Legends of the Carolinas. Season 1 debuts Aug. 17. New episodes coming weekly on Wednesdays, starting Aug. 17. Sports Legends of the Carolinas is hosted by Scott Fowler. It's produced by Jeff Siner and Kata Stevens. McClatchy's director of audio is Davin Coburn. For lots more on the show, visit https://www.charlotteobserver.com/sportslegends . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Dale Jr. Download - Dirty Mo Media
392 - Randy Lanier: Speed Funded By Weed

The Dale Jr. Download - Dirty Mo Media

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 150:47 Very Popular


What do you get when you combine a drug smuggling enterprise straight out of an episode of Miami Vice with the high-dollar sports car racing world of the 1980s? You get the story of Randy Lanier, and on this week's episode he joins Dale Earnhardt Jr. and co-host Mike Davis to tell it. At one time a top prospect in American motorsports, Lanier made headlines when he was indicted in 1986 for operating a multi-million dollar drug distribution effort responsible for bringing over 300 tons of marijuana to the United States from Columbia. Just a handful of months before he was Rookie of the Year in the 70th running of the Indianapolis 500. Originally born in rural Lynchburg, Virginia, Lanier and his family of seven moved to Hollywood, Florida when he was 13. The sunny beach lifestyle was captivating for young Randy, and was soon introduced to the thriving marijuana subculture of the 1960s. His father, who worked as a draftsman, was concerned about his seemingly wayward lifestyle and got him a job in construction. But, due to his longhaired appearance, fellow construction workers began asking Randy if he knew where to buy marijuana, and his stint in drug dealing began. Randy shares a frightening story of getting robbed at gun-point during a sale, which temporarily took him away from Florida to Colorado. It was there he met a guru, who invited him to an ashram in Boulder where he learned the art of meditation, which proved to be a big part of his survival in prison as well as a cornerstone of his life today. Upon returning to Florida, Randy continued on his new path until tragically losing his brother Glen in a motorcycle accident. The event was catastrophic for the Lanier family, and Randy explains it spun him out, back into the familiarity of selling marijuana.  While he may not have realized it at the time, Lanier's eventual career in motorsports was implanted in the back of his mind, thanks in part to listening to the Indianapolis 500 broadcast on the radio when he was a young boy at his family farm in Virginia. Randy recalls a story from the late 1970s when he was attending a car show at the Miami Beach Convention Center and noticed a SCCA-sponsored booth. He picked up a pamphlet and eventually made the call to inquire about becoming a licensed driver. Soon after, he purchased his first race car: a 1957 Porsche 256. After renting out a small warehouse to be his shop and preparing the car for racing action, he entered his first amateur contest at West Palm Beach Speedway in 1980. As legend would have it, he won.  From there he rapidly progressed through the sports car ranks, arriving at the headlining IMSA GT circuit. After spending a few seasons in borrowed rides with minimal results, he decided to take matters into his own hands and form his own racing team. But, to win on a consistent basis required a large bank roll, and so the two roads of Lanier's life intersected.  DIRTY AIR Before Randy joins the show, Dale, Mike and Matthew discuss: Listeners respond to Dale and Mike's heated discussion The chaotic Cup race at the Indianapolis Road Course  Indianapolis Oval or Road Course? Dale Jr.'s return to North Wilkesboro   ASKJR presented by Xfinity The fan questions came rolling in about: Doing commentary for other sports Should NASCAR return to Iowa Speedway? The 1995 Impala from MTV Cribs Dale's perfect tailgate menu To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Authenticated: The Die-cast Collector’s Podcast from Lionel Racing

This week on an all-new episode of "Authenticated," we debut an all-new segment to the show called, “Ask Lionel Racing.” If you've got questions that require more detail than can fit in 180 characters on Twitter, we can address them at length here on “Authenticated.” Just use #AskLionelRacing and we'll address more on future episodes. This time, we answer some questions about receiving paint schemes, race win processes, and some background details on our 1:64-scale die-cast. Plus, this week's show features a spirited discussion about the action at Indianapolis, some exciting new die-cast from drivers like Dale Earnhardt Jr. and more!

The Scene Vault Podcast
Episode 205 -- Jeff Purvis on South Boston Pit-Road Brawl, Career-Ending Accidents

The Scene Vault Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 74:41 Very Popular


In the second and final installment of our interview with Jeff Purvis, Jeff talks about the all-out South Boston brawl and subsequent suspension he faced way back when, a Pikes Peak win he does not remember and TWO life-threatening and ultimately career-ending accidents … AND … giraffe money.Hosts Rick Houston and Steve Waid then dig into the August 2, 2001 issue of Winston Cup Scene. Bobby Labonte gets around Dale Earnhardt Jr. for the win at Pocono, Jeff Purvis wins at Pikes Peak in a fill-in role for Richard Childress Racing and Columbine shooting victim Rachel Scott's family is treated to a weekend of Busch Series racing and hospitality. The issue also featured coverage of yet another NASCAR rule change and a package of stories on stress in racing.NOTE: This show is not affiliated in any way with American City Business Journals, owner of the Scene brand.Please consider supporting this show via:www.patreon.com/thescenevaultpodcastwww.paypal.me/thescenevaultpodcastwww.venmo.com/thescenevaultpodcast

NascardRadio
Episode 107: 2022 National Giveaways, Debut Tickets Plus Last Weeks Race Winners and Their Trading Cards

NascardRadio

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 53:19


NasCardRadio Episode 107: The guys quickly review last week's Pocono Raceway Camping World Truck Series (Chandler Smith), Xfinity (Noah Gragson) and Cup (Chase Elliott) winners, highest finishing rookies (Corey Heim, Sheldon Creed and Harrison Burton) and their rookie trading cards. They also discuss the IndyCar double with winners Josef Newgarden and Pato O'Ward. last but not least the guys discuss the French Grand Prix and winner Max Verstappen. The next segment the guys discuss Ty Gibbs filling in for the injured Kurt Busch and collecting Debut tickets and how they are getting harder to acquire. Plus, some more 2022 NSCC talk and some more details on the NasCardRadio prize packs and also a grand prize announced of a 2019 Dale Earnhardt Jr signed Relic card from 2019 Victory Lane for one lucky winner of the prize packs. Finally, there are some interesting eBay auctions in ‘The Kings Court'. Special thanks to our sponsor, Panini America. #thehobby #tradingcards #whodoyoucollect

The Dale Jr. Download - Dirty Mo Media
391 - Mike Joy: More Than a Mic

The Dale Jr. Download - Dirty Mo Media

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 179:38 Very Popular


If you've listened to or watched a NASCAR race in the past 50 years, there's a voice that is synonymous with some of the sport's biggest moments. Legendary broadcaster Mike Joy joins Dale Earnhardt Jr. and co-host Mike Davis to fill listeners in on his career, as well as talk shop about the broadcasting craft. After a meteoric rise from the PA booth of New England's finest short tracks, Joy has gone on to work for almost every major broadcasting network in motorsports over the past five decades.  Growing up in Windsor, Connecticut, Joy enrolled at the University of Hartford pursuing a degree in engineering. It was here that he got his first on-air experience after taking a position at the university's radio station as a play-by-play commentator for sporting events. It was also during these years that he became involved in the world of motorsports. He had developed a love for sports cars as a teenager, thanks to an extensive collection of auto magazines and his father's acquisition of a two-seater that the two worked on. His admiration for the road racing experts of the day, such as Dan Gurney and Mark Donohue sparked an interest to join the driving ranks himself. But without proper funding or opportunity, he settled into the sport of autocross where competitors could use their street vehicles.  His autocross club brought him to Riverside Park Speedway in Agawam, Massachusetts – a small pavement oval located in an amusement park. Thanks to his broadcasting experience, he was asked to hop on the microphone during an autocross meet one Sunday to help inform any park attendees who may have wandered into the track exactly what was happening in the competition. Before long, park owner Ed Carroll noticed that a few hundred people had gathered in the grandstands to watch a single car weaving around barrels, and invited Joy on board to become a fill-in PA announcer. Although he initially turned down the offer, citing a disinterest in the crude jalopies of the oval racing circuit, he attended a Saturday night show at the recommendation of the track's public relations specialist. After witnessing a mad dash to the finish between two drivers and the effect it had on the audience, Joy thought “I need to be a part of this.” Joy fills Dale and Mike in on how taking the position at Riverside introduced him to the legendary Ken Squier, and how that guided him to joining the Motor Racing Network. He talks about an opportunity he received to call some of the 1975 IROC race at Daytona, and how that moment made him realize that he could have a career in broadcasting.  The conversation also dives into the art of commentating, and how different platforms require different approaches. Joy recounts a hilarious story of sneaking into the 1976 Daytona 500 and joining in on the Wood Brothers' victory lane celebration. He also shares the details of his final conversation with Dale Earnhardt Sr. Although known for his contributions to the sport from inside the broadcaster's booth, Joy still managed to have a career in road racing, and shares the details of his 1973 IMSA debut, as well as his experiences in the 1993 24 Hours of Daytona. In 2022, Joy celebrated his 22nd consecutive year as lead commentator for the Daytona 500. It also marked his 46th year of involvement with Daytona Speedweeks, a record that may never be eclipsed.  DIRTY AIR presented by Filtertime Before Mike Joy joins the show, Dale, Mike and Matthew get real about: NASCAR's wild weekend at Pocono Denny Hamlin's pass for the lead considered retaliation against Ross Chastain? Ty Gibbs subbing in for Kurt Busch The future of Kyle Busch   ASKJR presented by Xfinity Alex Timms brings fan questions to Dale about: The advantage the NextGen rear view camera provides The upcoming modified opening races at North Wilkesboro Hanging with Noah Gragson in victory lane Collecting diecast cars To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Dale Jr. Download - Dirty Mo Media
390 - Dale Earnhardt Jr. & Friends: Bad Blood & Rivalries

The Dale Jr. Download - Dirty Mo Media

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 152:44 Very Popular


The success of sports is often built on rivalries. Auto Racing is no different. Dale Earnhardt Jr. and co-host Mike Davis bring their favorite rivalries from the table of truth to this special episode. In the late 90's the NASCAR Xfinity Series was a hotbed for talent but also a series full of hot tempers. One of the great rivalries of the era was between an out-spoken northern driver, Champion Randy Lajoie, and an aggressive Georgian named Buckshot Jones. Dale Earnhardt had several rivals throughout his storied career. Most foe were created by physical contact between two racecars. Dale's rivalry with Ricky Rudd was personal. Rudd reveals how their shattered friendship lead to some legendary on-track altercations. Ron Hornaday Jr. is still not over it. In a 2011 NASCAR Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, he and Kyle Busch made contact on the track. Busch proceeded to wreck Hornaday under caution. NASCAR may have parked and suspended Busch for the actions, but it was Hornaday who suffered the most. The incident cost him a shot at the Championship. It's a wound that isn't fully healed to this day. Some rivals start as best friends. Some, under the same roof. Jeff Burton and Ward Burton open up about how their different personalities and upbringing, created bad blood between one of Virginia's most beloved NASCAR families. Rusty Wallace and Dale Earnhardt were great friends behind closed doors. On the race track? Far from it. The two giants of the NASCAR world battled each other relentlessly, resulting in a library of contentious moments and altercations. Rusty opens up about it and we find out how it played into a rivalry with a young Jeff Gordon. Dale Jr. says that if there is a Mount Rushmore of Motorsports rivalries, the Geoff Bodine / Dale Earnahrdt rivalry would be on it. Bodine details his side of one of the sport's most talked about feuds. Last but not least, a colorful Jimmy Spencer gets down and dirty about his distain for Kurt Busch. How did "Mr. Excitement" get so mad that he punched Kurt Busch? ASKJr presented by Xfinity Before the rivalry talk Hannah Newhouse brought fan questions to Dale Jr. about: What track should host the Championship finale? What dream racecars would Dale Jr. like to test at North Wilkesboro? The mysterious red left front tire at Daytona in 2004. Lugs Harvey or Harry Hogg? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Bellas Podcast
A Tale of Two Sisters: Popsicles, Pit Crews, Paddles, & Polls

The Bellas Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 49:57 Very Popular


Nikki and Brie had two very different experiences this weekend. Brie stayed in Tahoe with Bryan and the kids while Nikki went to Atlanta on a work trip that included riding in fast cars with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and hanging out with Bianca Belair. Nikki felt much better after a stomach bug wreaked havoc on the family, and the calm after that storm has allowed Nikki to live a caffeine-free lifestyle. She likes what she's experiencing so far. Nikki took the time to research for her upcoming bachelorette party on her flight which led to some incredible ideas 33,000 feet above sea level that all centered around popsicles. While she was at the NASCAR race to represent her new show, “Barmageddon,” on the USA Network, Nikki's day was full of adrenaline rushes and triple-digit-speeds. Nikki had a few observations about the drivers but a lot more to say about guys the pit crews. So if you're single and ready to mingle, consider swiping right on a tire changer or a jackman! Brie's weekend was a different kind of exciting because it was full of nudity. While boating with the family, Brie encountered multiple people without clothes and without worries. Now, after seeing all that skin glistening in the sun, her internal debate about getting a boob job has ignited once again. The Bellas also catch up on Bryan's guest appearance last week. And we get to hear how Nikki's answers to Bellas Choice compared to the responses from Brie, Bryan, and the audience! Dipping a toe into the pop culture pond, Nikki & Brie also played Nailed or Failed, covering such topics as sharing DM's from Doja Cat, Ryan Gosling's underwear, Florence Pugh's see-through dress, Elon Musk's decision not to buy Twitter, Nicole Kidman kissing, and much more. The episode closes with a The Bellas sharing special Inspiration & Affirmations. In a rare occurrence, we double down on the motivation, and we get one from Brie and one from Nikki.Follow Nikki & Brie on Instagram for exclusive clips from this episode

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389 - Tony Eury Jr.: Bud 8 and Beyond

The Dale Jr. Download - Dirty Mo Media

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 170:47 Very Popular


Tony Eury Jr. is more than a cousin to Dale Earnhardt Jr. He's a brother. Dale Jr.'s former crew chief comes to the table of truth to discuss their best days together in racing and the hard truths of the controversial breakups that made the headlines during their careers. From their two years of winning the championship in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Dale Earnhardt and the Eury's took their success to the NASCAR Cup Series. Tony, Dale Jr. and co-host Mike Davis talk about the challenge of growing together as a team and a family. Dale Jr. wastes no time asking Tony about "creativity" he used on their racecars and how other's in the sport were talking about how fast they were. Tony and Dale laugh about re-gaining their mojo by drinking more. And yes, it worked. They also tell the hilarious story of a test session that ended in Dale Jr. doing donuts in the garage area. Eury details how the 2001 death of Dale Earnhardt impacted he, Dale Jr and the entire Bud No. 8 team in their approach and future trajectory. As many triumphs that the team earned, there was also tension and arguments. Like there typically is with family, the cousins didn't always see eye to eye. The tension led to a severing in the relationship and the first split between Dale Jr and the Eury's in 2004. Tony Jr. and Dale open up to each other about their feelings at the time and the regret they have to this day about the situation. The cousins discuss the Charlotte 600 impromptu presser by "Pops" Eury and how that lit a fuse in the media. Tony Jr. shares a never-before-told story about how Teresa handled the situation in the shop that week. They also open up about Dale's departure from Dale Earnhardt Inc. and how thinks could've been much different. The Hendrick years offered so much promise to Dale Earnhardt Jr. But just like at DEI, there were wins and painful losses. Eury talks about Dale Jr.'s mindset and lack of confidence through the trying times as the two detail the second split in their crew chief-driver relationship. He also brings us inside the Hendrick Motorsports dynamic to share the challenges and struggles within the organization during this period. The table discussion brings the relationship from Hendrick Motorsports through the Eury's next stint with the Earnhardts and Jr Motorsports. Tony Eury shares his thoughts on being Danica Patrick's crew chief and how there were similarities between she and Dale Jr.   DIRTY AIR presented by FilterTime Before Tony Eury Jr. came to the table, Dale and Mike discuss: Dale Jr's high-pitched excitement in the broadcast booth at Atlanta The 2022 Ross Chastain Aggression Tour Corey Lajoie's near-win at Atlanta.   ASKJR presented by Xfnity Hannah Newhouse brings fan questions to the podcast for Dale about: Ryan Ellis' tweet about stealing sponsors from another driver. Favorite Atlanta Braves players. What was miserable about being a driver and the worst part of being a broadcaster? Would the Xfinity Series benefit from an identity shift to V6 Motors or electric? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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388 - Justin Marks: Silence the Doubters

The Dale Jr. Download - Dirty Mo Media

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 160:59 Very Popular


He's the man responsible for starting a NASCAR team that has turned everyone's heads in NASCAR. Today, racer and entrepreneur Justin Marks sits with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Mike Davis to discuss the wild journey from a no-name to someone shaking up the industry. Marks' exposure to the sport of auto racing came at an early age, when his grandfather, a fan of motorsports, took him to local dirt tracks in Missouri. From there, his passion grew. Eventually the Marks family moved to California, as his father Michael chased dreams in Silicon Valley. For young Justin, his dreams came in the form of an amateur ride in the SCCA road racing ranks. From amateur to pro, his career started to climb as he found himself having success in IMSA and events like the 24-hours of Daytona. But how did this road racer transition to the NASCAR world? Influences like Boris Said, a cross-over racer, took Marks to North Carolina. It also took him to a basement party at Dale Jr.'s house. Dale Jr. didn't even realize that the future NASCAR team owner was there. From there, his family's success created opportunities in the NASCAR ranks from the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, through Xfinity and even the elite Cup Series. Marks admits that he didn't always do things right and revealed what it was like being fired from a ride that he paid for. He did find success in the NASCAR ranks, winning an Xfinity Series race on the windy and wet turns of the Mid-Ohio racing course in 2016 for Chip Ganassi Racing. Ironically, the same team he'd end up purchasing in his breakthrough in the Motorsports business world. Realizing his journey behind the wheel served a selfish need, Marks realized he had a "higher calling." He realized that he wanted to be a mover in the Motorsports industry. He did so by starting a team called "Trackhouse Racing." Trackhouse purchased two charters and longtime NASCAR team Chip Ganassi Racing. A purchase that happened one year before this appearance on The Dale Jr. Download. He admits that the decision was done in a risky order but he knew he needed to make some unorthodox moves to make his dream happen. In a year, a new team has created two first-time winners in the NASCAR Cup Series and has both of its teams in a playoff spot, running up-front each week and stealing headlines? How? Dale Jr admits that he was among the plethora of doubters, that didn't see the rapid success of the first year team coming. The mantra of Marks' approach is rooted in "belief." A philosophy in creating a business and culture that differs from the norm and placing belief in his drivers and employees to produce results. Marks discusses the rise of NASCAR superstar Ross Chastain and how he has ruffled the feathers of some of the sport's biggest names. He opens up about discussions with Ross and with other car owners like Rick Hendrick. He also talks about conversations with Denny Hamlin after a run in with Chastain in St. Louis. Dale Jr. and Mike Davis get the young team owner to open up about his thoughts on the state of the sport and how he sees the business model moving forward with the cost of the Next Gen car and the up-coming television deal that NASCAR will have to make in 2025. How does he view the current Charter system and the potential of new team owners, potentially ones sitting at the table, entering the Charter system? DIRTY AIR presented by FilterTime Before bringing Justin Marks to the table the DJD Gang discuss: The Download live at Ole Red in Nashville. Lightning delays and race start times. The reality that everything is going to streaming. ASK JR presented by Xfinity Hannah Newhouse tees up fan questions about: Dale's rain delays as a driver. Who closed down the bar in Nashville? Fiery Tony Stewart getting physical with Ernie Francis in the SRX race Dale Jr. racing a Late Model at North Wilkesboro Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Teardown
12 Questions with Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2022)

The Teardown

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 34:19


The NASCAR Hall of Famer and NBC Sports analyst returns to the 12 Questions for the first time in five years to spend time chatting about a variety of topics, including how he handles backlash from NASCAR and why it's now quite pleasant to go out in public. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Bonus: Live from Ole Red in Nashville w/ guest Darrell Waltrip, presented by Ally

The Dale Jr. Download - Dirty Mo Media

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 92:35 Very Popular


A special live taping of The Dale Jr. Download with host Dale Earnhardt Jr and Mike Davis at Ole Red in Nashville, Tennessee brought to you by Ally. The beers and the stories flowed on stage in front of a packed house at Blake Shelton's bar and music venue. NASCAR Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip joins Davis and Earnhardt to share tall tales and loads of laughs. Before DW showed up, Dale and Mike share some fun stories about their relationship, including the time a drunk Dale Jr. offered to be a perfect stranger's best man at a wedding. Oh, and the best man turned out to be a con-man. Dale talks about being back in the booth for this weekend's Ally 400 at Nashville Superspeedway. Dale Jr. also discusses recent test at North Wilkesboro Speedway in preparation for his return to racing a Late Model Stock car. Yes, that's an announcement! Dale Jr will be racing at North Wilkesboro on August 31st. How about that bombshell? Dale talks about his buddy Martin Truex Jr.'s decision to run one more season. He also talks about JR Motorsports' desire to compete in the NASCAR Cup Series. Ally brought Darrell Waltrip to the stage and boy he didn't disappoint. Ole DW stole the show at Ole Red. Waltrip made a name for himself down the road at the Nashville Fairgrounds. Waltrip talks about being called "Jaws" and the how it balanced with "The Cale Scale." This wasn't your ordinary talk with DW. Dale Jr found out the answer to something he's always wondered about. What happened when the cameras cut-away from Darrell and Dale Earnhardt after their infamous wreck at Richmond in 1986? DW reveals the Richmond revenge that was exacted in a never-before told story. Dale also seeks the truth about the controversial ending to the 1985 Winston when Darrell's Junior Johnson #11 blew an engine coming across the start-finish line. The guys decided to do an impromptu version of AskJr. It was live, in a bar full of beverages and it was hosted by former NFL player Bernard Pollard, The questions and answers are epic as Dale and Mike let it fly. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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387 - Phil Parsons: A Family Tradition

The Dale Jr. Download - Dirty Mo Media

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 188:21 Very Popular


Phil Parsons has done it all. From being the little brother of a NASCAR Legend, a racer, a team owner and a broadcaster, the only thing he hadn't done was come to the Bojangles Studio to sit down with Dale Earnhardt Jr. Until now. On his 65th birthday, Parsons sits down with Dale Jr. and Mike Davis about his fascinating life. All he wanted to do is race. Plain and simple. From the age of five, watching his brother Benny in daring Figure-8 races through his older brother's monumental ascension through the sport, little brother just wanted to drive. When he got his shot, it didn't come easy. He took a Vega and some infrequent opportunities and made the most of them by winning races in NASCAR's Baby Grand Series, which was to become the Dash Series. He won at places like Hickory Motor Speedway, Caraway Speedway, North Wilkesboro and Nashville. It's a period of Parsons' story not often talked about and a time that Dale Jr. came to the table with curiosity about. Parsons' racing career hit rock bottom, when family money and opportunity ran dry. So, he humbly went to Humpy Wheeler for help. The advice led him to a "real job" working with Travis Carter on Hal Needham and Burt Reynold's Skoal Bandit team. The team's drivers were stuntman Stan Barrett and the legendary Harry Gant. The job created a relationship with U.S. Tobacco which blossomed into funding for his own chances back behind the wheel. The sponsorship sent Parsons on a course for Cup. At first, he was just trying to stick in NASCAR's Late Model Sportsman ranks (now known as the Xfinity Series). His rookie season produced success and an opportunity the next year with the Skoal Bandit team in NASCAR's Cup Series. Parsons is well known for a massive crash he experienced at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama which sent his racecar tumbling violently on the high-banks. He details the wreck from his vantage point and the pain it produced. Phil also experienced the jubilation of winning in NASCAR's elite series, when he captured a win, five years after his flip, at Talladega. He explains the Zen of having the perfect car that day and matching it with perfect strategy and drive. At the end of the 1989 season Phil elected to have cataract surgery. After the successful procedure, Parsons started in his next big opportunity, for the powerful Morgan McClure Racing team. But, only three races into his tenure with the team, he got a call saying that the team was going in a different direction. Phil opens up about taking that phone call and the decision that ultimately cut the growth of his Cup career. Parson's also reveals how false rumors about his eyesight then hindered potential chances in Cup. His decision to return the Xfinity Series was a family matter. He details the choice and how he built part-two of his racing career. Parsons goes into detail about his brother Benny and the wild repair job that netted him the 1973 NASCAR Cup Series Championship. He also talks about Benny's role as a television broadcaster and how his legacy lives on. Phil too followed in Benny's footsteps with a successful television career of his own, to which he still enjoys to this day. DIRTY AIR Before Parsons joins the show, Dale, Mike, Hannah and Matthew talk about: Dale and Amy's wild commercial travel adventures and their trip to France. The upcoming live DJD show at Nashville's Ole Red. Jeremy Mayfield and others winning after being on the show. The sport needing more short-track style road courses.   ASKJR presented by Xfinity The fan questions came rolling in about: What songs pump up Dale Jr. Road Course suggestions like running a green Sonoma or The Boot at the Glen! Dale Jr driving a V8 Supercar. Dale Jr. asked to Le Mans for Garage 56? and more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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386 - Dale Earnhardt Jr & Friends.: It Ain't Cheatin' If...

The Dale Jr. Download - Dirty Mo Media

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 122:10 Very Popular


They say, it ain't cheatin' unless you're caught. Dale Earnhardt Jr. and co-host Mike Davis share some of the best cheating stories to ever be heard on the download, with some surprises thrown in. Has the statute of limitations passed? And is it really cheating? We like to call it creativity and innovation. From Todd Parrott illegally cutting NASCAR templates while officials are being distracted, to Darrell Waltrip using Nitrous to boost his racecar, these are tales that are of legend. On this episode we also hear from racing great, convicted felon and creative genius Gary Balough. He reveals some tales from his days cheating up racecars on the short tracks of America. Ward Burton even brings a Daytona cheat to the floor. One of Dale Earnhardt's early car owners tried to skirt around a Dale Earnhardt cheating story. Dale Jr. and Mike hold him to the fire and get one of the wildest admissions of cheating the table has ever heard. No cheating show would be complete without some stories from former crew chief, car owner and racer Andy Petree. Oh, and just when you think the show is over and all the tall-tales are done, we bring a new surprise into the studio and an unexpected guest. Dean Jones worked with Petree, at Leo Jackson's team, in a secret room making some intriguing things for their racecars. Jones brought something to the table that stole the show. DIRTY AIR Before getting to the dirt from our guests, the Dale Jr. Download gang comes to the table with their own admissions. What have they cheated on? Fess up! ASK JR presented by Xfinity Hannah Newhouse hits Dale Jr. with fan-submitted inquiries about: Who's the more trusted babysitter, Mike Davis or Matthew Dillner? Favorite and least favorite broadcast booths Goodwood dream ride? Some bucket-list tracks for Dale Jr to hit. Oswego Speedway and Supermodified glory Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

l8nightwithchoccy's podcast
A conversation with Michael "ANGRY VIKING" Voorhees

l8nightwithchoccy's podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 165:47


Our guest this week is an Award-Winning Photographer. Getting his first break by winning acontest to have a photo selected for the Daily Aztec…. A SDSU Independent newspaper…. whichled to a position while attending college. Over that last 30+ years of his profession career….. hehas made a name for himself in fashion, sports, and in active lifestyle campaigns. Working withsome of the Biggest Brands, Sporting Events, and Athletes in the World. His portfolio includesDr. Pepper, Oakley, Quiksilver, K-Swiss, Polo, Izod, The Australian Open Tennis Tournament, TheSuper Bowl, The Indy 500, Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, and the following Super Stars…..Michael Phelps, Danica Patrick, Lance Armstrong, Laird Hamilton, Dale Earnhardt Jr, and ofcourse 11x World Champion Kelly Slater. He has published several books and is an oceanenvironmentalist. We welcome the super talented Michael “ANGRY VIKING“ Voorhees.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Dale Jr. Download - Dirty Mo Media
385 - Jeremy Mayfield (Part Two): The Rise Before the Fall

The Dale Jr. Download - Dirty Mo Media

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 158:42 Very Popular


In part one with Jeremy Mayfield we dove head-first into the former driver's failed drug tests, lengthy court battles, indefinite suspension from NASCAR and the tangled web of alleged conspiracy that shrouds his story. Today, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Mike Davis speak with Mayfield about the mighty rise before his world came tumbling down. The Kentucky native started as a fabricator before working his way onto the Nashville Fairgrounds Late Model racing scene. Through hard work came opportunity. On the short track scene, Mayfield won races, even ones he wasn't supposed to be entered in. Yes, there's a story there! His short track success led to a rise into the upper-ranks of NASCAR. But at first, Mayfield didn't have the speed. So he had to get "creative" to gain and advantage. But first, he needed to get some soaked tires by NASCAR's technical inspection process. Mayfield reveals the "wink" that paved the way to furthering his young career. Mayfield opens up about negotiations with Cale Yarborough when he signed his first major deal with a NASCAR team. His timeline, though jagged, rose upward to the Kranefuss-Hass team and then to driving for the great Roger Penske. During this time, he was clearly making it know that he was a force to reckon with. An in-team rivalry with Rusty Wallace got to near ridiculous levels. The day he planted his flag in the ground was at Pocono in 2000 when he moved Dale Earnhardt, on the final corner, to win. Jeremy details the controversial tangle and what the Intimidator's reaction was the next time they saw each other. The biggest break for Mayfield came with Dodge and Ray Evernham's No. 19 team. Mayfield won races and raced his way into NASCAR's playoffs in the high-profile ride. But it wasn't without drama either. Internal struggles with Ray Evernham went public. Then, Mayfield made a final mistake. Dale Jr. gets to the bottom of what led to Mayfield's departure, and eventually led to the downfall of his racing career.   DIRTY AIR Before getting to part-two of the Mayfield story, Dale Jr. & Mike Davis get animated discussing: A wild St. Louis Cup Series race full of its own drama Ross Chastain's post-race "trolling"? Will Denny Hamlin and Chase Elliott exact revenge? Conor Daly and Joey Mullinaro bring it in Speed Street debut.   ASKJR Presented by Xfinity Fan questions delivered to Dale with X-fi speed by Hannah Newhouse about: NASCAR Crown Jewels. Let's pick it and be done! The Future of the Xfinity Series. Electric? Safety response teams. Where can it improve? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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384 - Jeremy Mayfield - Blackballed?

The Dale Jr. Download - Dirty Mo Media

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 164:41 Very Popular


Jeremy Mayfield is still indefinitely suspended from NASCAR. Today he sits down with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Mike Davis to share his story about the drug test that changed his NASCAR career, and life. The year was 2009, and Mayfield was a race-winner in NASCAR. May 1, 2009 he was called to perform a random drug test at Richmond Raceway. The test, and the result eight days later, would become one of the sport's biggest controversies of the era, and play out publicly and in the U.S. Court system. To this day, Mayfield denies any drug use. He contends that the positive test was a result of a combination of prescribed Adderall and over-the-counter Claritin-D. He was the first driver to trip a positive test under NASCAR's new substance abuse policy. Mayfield refused to play-ball and decided to fight America's largest motorsports sanctioning bodies. He not only contested the result, but questioned the head of NASCAR's drug lab, Aegis' Dr. David Black. The battle between NASCAR and Mayfield was all over the news and played out for years in the courts. Trouble seemed to follow Mayfield after the test and suspension. There was a July drug test in 2009 that resulted in a lengthy delay between the time of the call to test and Mayfield reporting. The Kentucky native opens up about what his lawyers were telling him to do and why the delay happened. That test, by NASCAR's lab, showed positive for high levels of methamphetamines. Mayfield says his independent tests, taken just hours later, showed no trace of the drug. In 2011, Mayfield's personal shop and house were the subject of a warrant and a raid by law enforcement. He details what happened from his vantage point when the SWAT teams arrived with machine guns and broke down the doors of his home. The raid resulted in a string of felony charges for stolen items and a charge for possession of meth. Mayfield denies the meth that was found and tells his take on the baggie they discovered in his safe. Mayfield still believes that all of the drug tests that tested positive were false or were a part of a greater conspiracy. He claims that a personal feud with NASCAR's Brian France was the root of much of his troubles. Now, this might not be "the' story, but it is "his" story. The Download gives the former racer a chance to share his account of the fascinating story.. DIRTY AIR Before Jeremy came to the table, the DJD crew talks about: The World 600 and why it shouldn't be named anything else. Chase Briscoe's Hail Mary full of crash. The new Dirty Mo Media podcast, Speed Street, with Indycar driver Conor Daly and Joey Mulinaro. ASKJR Presented by Xfinity Hannah Newhouse brings it with fan questions from Twitter and the live YouTube chat. The Snake Pit at the Indy 500. Dale's anxiety of having two aggressive JR Motorsports driver gunning for a win. The Roval wouldn't be here if the racing was as good as the 600 a few years ago. Dale going to a World of Outlaws race? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Dan Patrick Show on PodcastOne
Hour 2 - Kaepernick's Raiders Workout, Dale Earnhardt Jr.

The Dan Patrick Show on PodcastOne

Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 42:47 Very Popular


Dan weighs in on the lack of coverage given to Colin Kaepernick's 'workout' with the Raiders. And NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. drops by. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Dan Patrick Show on PodcastOne
The Best of The Dan Patrick Show

The Dan Patrick Show on PodcastOne

Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 48:24


On today's Dan Patrick Show, DP discusses the Mavericks future and their chances of making it back to the Conference Finals. Nick Wright joins the show to explain why he was on the Dallas bandwagon. Plus, Dale Earnhardt Jr. previews the Indy 500 this weekend.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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383 - Denny Hamlin: Zero F's Given

The Dale Jr. Download - Dirty Mo Media

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 140:14 Very Popular


He's a NASCAR winner. He co-owns a race team with Michael Jordan. He's not afraid to tell it like it is. Denny Hamlin joins Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Mike Davis at the table for a bold and honest conversation about the sport. Hamlin comes in "full send" mode with his takes on the sport and the direction it is headed. His unique perspective, as a current competitor and car owner, gives him an even bigger voice at the table. Boy, does he use it! While he is candid about what he feels isn't right, he points out that his intentions are to make the sport better. Sometimes Denny's presence and opinions on social platforms and in the media have created controversy, but his voice has become one of a leader in the garage. Hamlin opens up about the conversations he's had with NASCAR CEO Jim France about the potential expansion of his team, 23XI Racing, and how they are on hold until further notice. Denny talks about what he needs to see before he and MJ take the two-car operation to the next level. Hamlin lets us in to how he feels about the business model of NASCAR between drivers, tv partners, teams and tracks. He says that the pie is big enough, but it needs to be divided differently. The veteran NASCAR driver pulls no punches in expressing what he believes needs to happen. Hamlin and Earnhardt discuss the state of the charter system in the sport and the pros and cons of starting a team in the Cup Series. If the sport expands to a higher number of charters, how much should a new team pay? Fresh off his second-place run at the NASCAR All-Star Race, Hamlin shares his disappointment in the controversial yellow flag and Ryan Blaney's window net issue. Plus, did his post race comments and use of the "F" word get him in hot water? Denny also explains what he thinks about the All Star Race as a whole and how the event, and other aspects of the sport, have become diluted. Dale Jr. asks Denny, who currently races the FedEx #11 for Joe Gibbs Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series, if he would drive for his own team someday. Earnhardt also gets Hamlin's insight into the current dynamic at JGR with four full-time drivers, contract questions, and the emerging talent of Ty Gibbs waiting in the wings. What's gonna give? Denny also talks about his exit plan from behind the wheel of a racecar and what that will look like.. After struggling for a good chunk of 2022, Hamlin has reached victory lane. The season though, has only resulted in two top-five finishes. Denny gives his take on the Next Gen car's performance and which issues need to be addressed. He talks about Bubba Wallace's performance and 23XI Racing's big win in Kansas with veteran driver Kurt Busch. DIRTY AIR Before Denny came to the table, Dale Jr., co-host Mike Davis, Hannah Newhouse and producer Matthew Dillner share some conversation about: The All Star Race and the controversial caution. The Window-net debacle and what should have been done. NASCAR owning one mistake but not the other. What should happen to the All Star Race in the future? Jimmie Johnson's run to the Indianapolis 500 has come with some big risks ASKJR presented by Xfinity Hannah Newhouse brings fan questions to the table about: Dale Jr.'s wildest appearances, including driving a tank and landing on an aircraft carrier. How Blaney handled the anxiety of the end of the All Star Race. Dale's childhood love for wrestling and how it was stifled in the Earnhardt homestead. Late Night drunken Waffle House orders Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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382 - Doug Yates: Win with Advantages

The Dale Jr. Download - Dirty Mo Media

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 147:57 Very Popular


Yates, a name synonymous with power. Master engine builder Doug Yates, son of NASCAR Hall of Famer Robert Yates, comes to "the table of truth" to share stories with Dale Earnhardt Jr., and co-host Mike Davis, about a family legacy filled with ups, downs and everything between. Growing up in North Carolina, the epicenter of modern stock car racing, Doug knew nothing different than his father Robert working on engines. But life in Charlotte shifted to the hills of North Wilkesboro. The Yates family uprooted, and went to work for NASCAR car-owner and folk hero Junior Johnson. Living on a farm, just steps away from a modest laboratory of speed, Robert Yates crafted horsepower into the wee hours of the night with his young son right beside him. Doug details the formidable years they spent in Wilkes County and how it prepared them for their racing timeline. When DiGard Racing came calling, Robert packed up and left the farm. The departure caused tension between Robert and Junior for years. It wouldn't be the only tension. Darrell Waltrip's departure from DiGard resulted in unspoken animosity that spanned decades. It wasn't until Robert's final months, before cancer took his life, that son Doug found a way to get them together to bury the hatchet. Doug gives us a unique perspective on DiGard's successes, like the ‘83 title run w/ Bobby Allison and the Daytona 500 win that some called “bumper-gate.” He also details dynamics that led to the fall of DiGard and his father leaving the sport. In 1985, just two years after his engine won, Yates watched the Great American Race from his television. But soon the sport that came calling for Yates again. Rick Hendrick was using his engines when Ford set up the next opportunity. Doug carefully details the alignment with Ranier-Lundy racing that led eventually led to the creation of Robert Yates Racing. While young phenom Rusty Wallace was in line to be their driver, Yates took a swing in a different direction, choosing a racer with a familiar pedigree, Davey Allison. With Allison's raw talent and the straightaway speed of Yates Engines, it created speed that even the Intimidator wasn't pleased with. Doug admits the Yates engines were cranking out about 50-horsepower more than the other Ford engines. This forced NASCAR to get involved. The following years of the Yates story read like a novel. Wins and a near title w/ Davey were followed by his untimely death in a helicopter crash in 1993. Yates opens up about his family's struggle with moving on from a driver that was like a son and a brother. Then, their next big star, Ernie Irvan's practice crash at Michigan International Speedway. Ernie returned from severe head injuries, to win w/ RYR, but the accident proved to stunt the growth of a once promising career. Most don't know that the next step for RYR nearly put Dale Earnhardt as the driver of the Texaco No. 28 Ford. What? But, it was Robert Yates who said he wanted another Dale. Once again, Yates went a different direction and his choice was Dale Jarrett. The combo proved lethal, netting the team two Daytona 500's and the 1998 NASCAR Cup Series Championship. Doug opens up about the unusual partnership that brought bitter rivals and the two giants of Ford Racing Engines to form an unlikely alliance. Just how did Jack Roush and Robert Yates agree to partner? Doug holds the key. The company still thrives today but not just in racing. They manufacture for medical companies, defense projects and even Elon Musk's Space-X program. OPEN SEGMENT Dale Jr. announces his new children's book “Buster's Trip to Victory Lane” “The” new and dirty name for Open Segment Mike's commencement speech Kurt Busch's win! ASKJR presented by Xfinity Hannah brings fan questions to the table about: Drivers pulling those belts tight Dale Jr.'s Black-top desires How Dale Earnhardt would handle the SIM Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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381 - Rick Mears: A Quiet Desire

The Dale Jr. Download - Dirty Mo Media

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 167:52 Very Popular


When a Motorsports icon walks into the room, that room changes. Dale Earnhardt Jr. and co-host Mike Davis welcome four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Rick Mears to the table for a fascinating discussion about his storied racing career. From the streets of Bakersfield came a young man, with a motorcycle and a thirst for competition. The sensible influence of a mother, added two more wheels underneath Rick Mears. Little did she know that it would lead to being one of the fastest racers on the planet. First, young Rick honed his skills on the dirt of Ascot Park, jumping and sliding around in Sprint Buggies. The world of off-road racing took young him to the desert, where races like the Mint 400 and the Baja 1000 introduced Mears to some of the giants of Motorsport. As his reputation grew, so did opportunity. Bill Simpson plucked Mears from the dirt into open-wheeled racecars. Two years later, this quiet Californian was attempting to qualify for the Indianapolis 500. His first 500 attempt came with failure. The experience of not making the 33-car field came with learning opportunities and a random meeting that would change the course of Mears' life. Enter Roger Penske. The famed racing team owner tabbed the virtually unknown racer to pilot one of his open-wheeled beasts. The duo blossomed into what became one of the most successful driver-car owner combinations in the sports' history. Mears' style was calm and calculated. Rick admits that his demeaner led to an embarrassing and potentially dangerous moment in the opening laps of his first Indy 500. It was so bad, that he didn't even want to cue the radio to tell Roger Penske. It's a story you have to hear to believe. Rick says that "being strapped to a bomb," inside of an Indycar, will teach a racecar driver to go to the limit of speed and not go over. How did a young Mears deal with the ever-present factory of fear and develop the uncanny ability to walk a car to the edge of disaster so successfully? While his early career was pretty clean, disaster did strike Mears eventually. He admits to Dale Jr. and Mike that the horrific crash at San Air in Canada that left his feet shattered, was caused by driver error. Mears survived the crash but endured through most of his career feeling the pain caused by the incident. Mears became a four-time Indy 500 Champion, a feat only accomplished by three other drivers in the 104th running of the world's most famous race. But during some of those wins, Mears viewed Indy as just another race. It wasn't until later in his racing life, that he learned to appreciate what Indianapolis truly meant. Out of a curiosity created by filming the tv show "Lost Speedways" Mike Davis inquires about Rick Mears' take on the USAC / CART split in 1979. This question leads to Mears revealing that he had once tested a Formula-1 car and even had a signed contract with Bernie Ecclestone. Why did Mears stay the course in American open-wheel racing rather than a move overseas to the world of F1? Mears opens up about his disastrous 1992 Indy crash and the change in his mindset that led to hanging up the helmet. While many wanted him to go for an unprecedented 5th Indy 500 win, Mears knew it was his time to walk away. OPEN SEGMENT Before Mears entered the Bojangles Studio, the DJD gang took a fresh new swing at the "Open Segment" of the show to talk about: Kyle Busch leaving his racecar on pit road and walking away to the garage at Darlington. Joey Logano's controversial last lap contact with William Byron for the win. Is Joey doing it right? How should Byron handle it moving forward? Dale Jr. and Rutledge Wood's role in the Kentucky Derby broadcast and the awkwardness of interviewing Jack Harlow and Drake. What should the "Open Segment" of the show be called anyway? ASKJR presented by Xfinity Hannah Newhouse serves up fan questions about: Miami's F1 Weekend Strange Things Dale has autographed. North Wilkesboro Speedway News Dale's Rich Strike moment and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Dale Jr. Download - Dirty Mo Media
380 - Ricky Carmichael: The GOAT

The Dale Jr. Download - Dirty Mo Media

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 127:59 Very Popular


"The GOAT" Ricky Carmichael sits down with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and co-host Mike Davis for a fascinating discussion about his decorated career as the greatest motocross and supercross, rider of all-time, his brief go at NASCAR and much more. Dale Jr. admits that when Carmichael enters a room, the room changes. Ricky brings much more than an impressive resume to the Bojangles Studio. He brings honesty and openness about the ups and downs of his career. From dirt to riches, he details his humble beginnings in Florida and how a 5-year-old went from riding a three-wheel bike to becoming a 2-wheel racing icon. Carmichael admits, he didn't race for himself, but his parents. They were the motivation he used to succeed in his early riding days. He reveals that for years, he actually hated dirt bikes. Racing MX / SX takes more than just God-given talent, it takes bravery. Dale Jr. and Mike get Ricky to talk about the mindset that it takes to make it in such a wild sport. At first came failure, than a dedication to his craft that led him to finally beat the great Jeremy McGrath in 2001. Then, in 2002 and 2004, Carmichael did the unthinkable. He was perfect. 24 wins in 24 races, for two seasons, solidified his status as a legend of the game. But in between the success' was heartache, tough business decisions and injuries, that threatened it all. Hear how Carmichael raced through a torn ACL to try to progress his racing career. RC talks about his current life as a broadcaster and how the passionate and vocal Supercross fanbase makes his job even more of a challenge. He opens up about the business side from the various perspectives he's had as a rider, a broadcaster and a team owner in the MX/SX ranks. Do present-day riders get paid what they should? "Someone's making money," says Carmichael. Ricky's retirement form motorcycle racing in 2007 sent shockwaves across the sport. But it wasn't the end of his racing career, he just added two wheels! A conversation with Kasey Kahne and a test session in a Ray Evernham Late Model at Hickory Speedway in North Carolina, led to the start of his Stock Car Racing career. Ricky details why he made the decision to sign with Ginn racing over the Joe Gibbs development program. The move put him running Super Late Models in his home state of Florida under the tutelage of NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin. When the Ginn team collapsed, the next move put him in an ARCA racecar for the legendary Ken Schrader's team. Their success led to a call from Kevin Harvick and a shot at the big leagues in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. In three years he racked up four top-five finishes in the Trucks and a handful of Xfinity Series starts. With long-time partner Monster Energy, the next step in his career was just one signature away. The plan had Carmichael splitting the seat with Kyle Busch in a Kyle Busch Motorsports Xfinity Series car. Just how did two separate Busch brother controversies lead to the collapse of a deal in the final hour? For the first time, Carmichael opens up about what happened and how it pretty much ended his NASCAR career. OPEN SEGMENT Before Ricky Carmichael came into the studio, The Download welcomed Trackhouse Racing team owner Justin Marks to the table. They touch on the sudden success of the new team. But, what Marks really came for, was to reveal the Darlington throwback scheme for both of his NASCAR Cup Series cars. The announcement and execution of the liveries had Dale Jr. breathless. ASKJR PRESENTED BY XFINITY Hannah Newhouse brings fan questions from Xfinity Twitter and the Dirty Mo Media YouTube about: JRM's 1,2,4,5 finish and how Door Bumper Clear is the Kyle Busch of Motorsports media. Monday Night Racing and how it has led to an increase in "wreck avoidance". How to achieve a Throwback Eclipse in NASCAR How Ross the Renter is a bona fide contender for the child. Oh, and Dale gives insight into Chastain's post-race talk with Martin Truex Jr. A possible DEI racecar graveyard Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices