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December 24, 2021 2021 F1 season review with Mark Hughes, Chris Medland and Damien Smith

2021 F1 season review with Mark Hughes, Chris Medland and Damien Smith

Formula 1 produced a season like no other in 2021: Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton battled for the championship from the start of the Bahrain Grand Prix to the very final lap in Abu Dhabi. To look over the excitement, the drama, the many controversies and the occasional mistake, Chris Medland is joined by Motor Sport F1 Editor Mark Hughes and Contributing Editor Damien Smith

December 21, 2021 Ep.200 – Chris Simmons

Ep.200 – Chris Simmons

If you like winners, like his boss Chip, then you’ll like Chris Simmons. A stronger driver in his own right throughout the junior open wheel and USAC ranks, Chris Simmons successfully transitioned from a promising open wheel driving talent to one of the best engineers in the history of the sport, having worked with a number of drivers like Tony Kanaan, Paul Tracy, and Dan Wheldon to winning about 300 INDYCAR championships at Chip Ganassi Racing with Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon, where he now serves as the Director of Performance. Dinner was served at Tegry Bistro in Indianapolis, IN with the song “Can’t Bring Me Down” by Stone Caskets. Thanks again to Continental Tire, Acura and Valvoline for making it all happen.

 

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December 21, 2021 Ep.199 – Michael Cannon

Ep.199 – Michael Cannon

One of the most legendary engineers in INDYCAR, Michael Cannon has endured a nearly 40-year career as a driver, mechanic, engineer, most notably working with a number of legendary teams including Forsythe Racing, Dale Coyne and Chip Ganassi Racing, and drivers like AJ Allmendinger, Patrick Carpentier, Alex Palou, Scott Dixon and more. Dinner was served at Tegry Bistro in Indianapolis, IN with the song “Can’t Bring Me Down” by Stone Caskets. Thanks again to Continental Tire, Acura and Valvoline for making it all happen.

 

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December 21, 2021 Ep.198 – Alex Palou

Ep.198 – Alex Palou

The reigning 2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion, Alex Palou has burst on to the American open wheel scene as a major force, beating all of the legends including his own teammate in Scott Dixon. Hailing from Catalonia, Alex’s career has been anything but linear and traditional, growing up with modest means and crossing the European and Japanese ranks to get here. Lunch was served at Juniper on Main in Carmel, IN with the song “Lucha by The Shears taking us out. Thanks again to Continental Tire, Acura and Valvoline for making it all happen.

 

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December 21, 2021 Ep.197 – Justin Marks Again, Pt. 2: Other Stories

Ep.197 – Justin Marks Again, Pt. 2: Other Stories

The first-ever guest we’ve travelled back to re-visit! If you want the origins of Justin Marks, travel back to Episode 46. This episode is about the insane changes of Justin’s career since meeting in 2016, where beyond climbing some of highest mountains in the world, he’s also started a NASCAR Cup team, aligned with a major celebrity musician, and bought out the legendary Chip Ganassi Racing. Dinner was served at The Diner in Nashville, TN with the song “Nashville Sun” by Matt McCloskey taking us out. Thanks again to Continental Tire, Acura and Valvoline for making it all happen.

 

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December 21, 2021 Ep.196 – Justin Marks Again, Pt. 1: The Story You Came For

Ep.196 – Justin Marks Again, Pt. 1: The Story You Came For

The first-ever guest we’ve travelled back to re-visit! If you want the origins of Justin Marks, travel back to Episode 46. This episode is about the insane changes of Justin’s career since meeting in 2016, where beyond climbing some of highest mountains in the world, he’s also started a NASCAR Cup team, aligned with a major celebrity musician, and bought out the legendary Chip Ganassi Racing. Dinner was served at The Diner in Nashville, TN with the song “Where the adventure begins” by Tim Halperin taking us out. Thanks again to Continental Tire, Acura and Valvoline for making it all happen.

 

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December 21, 2021 Ep.195 – Deb Williams

Ep.195 – Deb Williams

When it comes to breaking barriers in racing, Deb Williams is one of the true unsung heroes of the sport. Having performed nearly every media function possible in the sport, from acting as a reporter for a wire service, writing for numerous stock car and road racing magazines, television, and even working in the PR department for Penske, Deb has been awarded numerous accolades along the way, and being the first woman to find herself in a number of these positions. Dinner was served at Harrisburg Family House in Harrisburg, NC with the song “50’s Kind of Love” by Paul Moody taking us out. Thanks again to Continental Tire, Acura and Valvoline for making it all happen.

 

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December 21, 2021 Ep.194 – Corey LaJoie

Ep.194 – Corey LaJoie

While Corey LaJoie is a driver from a family of racers, including a father who won the Xfinity championship, Corey LaJoie’s story is very much his own. From winning nearly everything in the Junior ranks to effectively being unemployed, the peaks and valleys of Corey’s career has led him to a current position of hunger and thankfulness, which he elaborates in his own podcast, “Stacking Pennies.” Lunch was served at 44 Mills Kitchen & Tap in Concord, NC with the song “I Need to Go Somewhere” by the Neighbors taking us out. Thanks again to Continental Tire, Acura and Valvoline for making it all happen.

 

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December 21, 2021 Ep.193 – AJ Allmendinger, Pt. 2

Ep.193 – AJ Allmendinger, Pt. 2

It’s hard to grasp that in just a two-decade career, AJ Allmendinger has gone from dominating everything in the American junior open wheel ranks, to a dominant force in ChampCar, to an eventual NASCAR winner who eventually won at the Brickyard and nearly the Xfinity Championship. AJ’s had a crazy ride of a career, with no shortage of peaks and valleys and he shares it all. Dinner was served at On The Nines in Mooresville, NC, which AJ co-owns, with the song “Top Shelf Liquor” by Redlands taking us out. Thanks again to Continental Tire, Acura and Valvoline for making it all happen.

 

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