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The Down & Dirty Radio Show

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 Episode 202 -- NASCAR Champion-Turned-Broadcaster Todd Bodine Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4921

We’ve got a lot packed into this installment of our interview with Todd Bodine … getting booed because he’s Geoff Bodine’s brother, the infamous run-in between Geoff and Brett during the inaugural Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, his OWN issues in that event and the phantom caution he caused, ANOTHER historic race at Texas Motor Speedway that got away and last, but certainly not least … the Tabasco Fiasco. In our second segment, hosts Rick Houston and Steve Waid leaf through the August 13, 1992 issue of Winston Cup Scene. Kyle Petty wins a rain-shortened race at Watkins Glen and the Bodine brothers – Geoff, Brett and Todd – race against each other for the first time. There are rumors about future NASCAR Hall of Famers Dale Earnhardt, Richard Childress, Rusty Wallace, Ray Evernham and Jeff Gordon … one of which KINDA comes true. NOTE: This show is not associated in any way with American City Business Journals, owner of the Scene brand. Be sure to check out our newly designed website! Please consider supporting our show via:

 #474 - Live from Nashville w/ Kawasaki & Monster Jam | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4110

This episode was recorded live on-site from Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee from the Kawasaki KRX Demo Tour with Monster Jam. Jim Beaver and Brittney Cardone interview Monster Jam drivers, the team from Kawasaki, and shred the all-new KRX 4.

 From the Down & Dirty Show Vault: Hall of Famer Frank "Butch" Arciero | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2472

In this "From the Down & Dirty Show Vault," Jim Beaver has Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame inductee Frank "Butch" Arciero on the show talking about his legendary career in off-road and his family's legacy in motorsports.

 Ep. 232 | Dylan "Mamba" Smith (NASCAR) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3839

Dylan Smith, otherwise known as Mamba, is an all-around content guy for NASCAR and we’re learning how he got his many jobs. Smith talks about his passion for racing before he was ever paid; he got an official job; meeting with a NASCAR executive wearing the most entertaining outfit; hosting various podcasts, including with Mark Martin and Jeff Burton; the story behind his nickname; what Mamba Media is all about; where the haters come from and why; getting into racing in New England; how much his parents helped his racing career; the Drive for Diversity program and whether it helped him; still wanting to be a driver and the biggest challenges; finding other ways to stay in the sport; being a Haitian adoptee and learning about his background; the relationship Smith has with his blood relatives. Music created by Tony Monge. Please support my work through Patreon:

 Episode 201 -- NASCAR Champion-Turned-Broadcaster Todd Bodine | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5956

After taking additional questions from friends (?!?) of the podcast Rick Mast and Rusty Wallace, we dive into the first installment of our interview with Todd Bodine. Long before he was a champion of the Craftsman Truck Series … long before he became a NASCAR analyst and broadcaster … Todd bounced up and down the east coast, trying to make a name for himself in the sport. He got one big break as Felix Sabates’ very first employee in NASCAR … and an even bigger one the following year when Kyle Petty opted out of driving several Busch Series events. His performance in that car put him in line for a ride with car owners and fellow New York natives Frank Cicci and Scott Welliver. The deal worked … and worked well. Then, in our second segment, hosts Rick Houston and Steve Waid dig through the June 6, 1991 issue of Winston Cup Scene. Ken Schrader wins on an extraordinarily hot and humid weekend at Dover and he gets by Dale Earnhardt to do it. Todd wins the first race of his Busch Series career the day before … in one of the craziest days you’d ever want to see … and in some of the worst circumstances. Finally, a crew member for Jimmy Means Racing escapes very serious injury when a fire breaks out on pit road. NOTE: This podcast is not associated in any way with American City Business Journals, owner of the Scene brand. Please consider supporting our show via:

 From the Down & Dirty Show Vault: Tanner Foust & Miss Supercross Juliana Daniell | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6654

In this "From the Down & Dirty Show Vault," Jim Beaver has Tanner Foust and Miss Supercross Juliana Daniell on the show.

 Ep. 231 | Camrie Caruso | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2641

Camrie Caruso is in the midst of her first full NHRA Pro Stock season and she’s here to break it down. Caruso shares if it’s what she imagined; being the second woman to contest a full year; what it’s like driving a Pro Stock car; what made Camrie want to be a race car driver like dad and grandpa; loving to prove the critics wrong and not snapping back on social media; the reason she ended up in Pro Stock after wanting to be in Pro Mod; the relationship with dad, who wears many hats; the experience of starting out in Jr. Drag Racing and her climb to Pro Stock; also having other jobs outside the car; derailing the family plan; earning her first No. 1 qualifier in Houston but the incident with Erica Enders in qualifying; wanting to upset the apple cart; recognition from Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Angelle Sampey; doing things differently than society norm; not one for school; being on the cover of Drag Illustrated; on a fast upward trajectory; goals coming into the year and what’s already been accomplished. Music created by Tony Monge. Please support my work through Patreon:

 Episode 200 -- NASCAR Icon Richard Petty | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 7795

Richard Petty … what else do we really need to say? NASCAR Hall of Fame inaugural inductee. Seven championships … seven Daytona 500 wins … the number 43 … 200 wins. It's a perfect fit for our 200th episode. It would also not be appropriate to celebrate our 200th episode without including our listeners, so we asked everybody to send in their questions for hosts Rick Houston and Steve Waid … and we even got a few from PAST INTERVIEW guests Larry McReynolds, Jeff Hammond, Kenny Wallace and Las Vegas Motor Speedway President and General Manager Chris Powell. NOTE: This show is not associated in any way with American City Business Journals, owner of the Scene brand. Please consider supporting our show via:

 Ep. 230 | Blaine Perkins | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1979

Camping World Truck Series rookie Blaine Perkins is here to break down his season. Perkins assesses if he’s where he’d thought he’d be halfway through the year; the best race he’s driven; how much having limited practice is hindering the growth process; if Perkins is able to learn from seeing those racing around him; being a visual learner; how quickly he gets over bad weekends; what is realistic for CR7 Motorsports on a weekly basis; the benefit of being in the Team Hornaday Development camp; having Ron Hornaday on his side; indoor karting leading to a career in racing; why he became a race car driver; west coast to east coast adjustment; wanting to finish his college degree; how big a jump it is from ARCA to NASCAR; who Perkins is away from racing. Music created by Tony Monge. Please support my work through Patreon:

 Episode 199 -- Richard Childress Racing-Dale Earnhardt Tire Changer Will Lind Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5278

NOTE: Have a question to ask hosts Rick Houston and Steve Waid for next week's milestone 200th episode? Tweet us @thescenevault and use #vault200, or email a voice file to! In the second and final installment of our interview with Richard Childress Racing legend Will Lind, he discusses all the Daytona 500s that got away from Dale Earnhardt and what it meant to him personally when the NASCAR icon finally won the sport’s biggest race in 1998. Will also tells our listeners about the Goodyear-Hoosier tire wars, a controversial decision by the RCR crew to replace Earnhardt’s missing tires at Charlotte, the transition between RCR crew chiefs Kirk Shelmerdine and Andy Petree and his own decision to take a step back from life on the road. Then in our second segment, we take a long look inside the October 18, 1990 issue of Winston Cup Scene. This late-season, off-week issue features a preview of the conclusion to the battle for the 1990 Winston Cup championship, news of the passing of former team and track owner L.G. DeWitt, Rick Mast's Busch Series win at New Hampshire, the aftermath of a very scary pit-road clash between Alan Kulwicki and Ernie Irvan at Charlotte and an equally as frightening accident during testing at Rockingham for Richard Petty. DISCLAIMER: This show is not affiliated in any way with American City Business Journals, owner of the Scene brand. Please consider supporting our show via:

 Subscriber Update | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55

Hey everyone, this is Jim Beaver with the General Tire Jim Beaver Show. This only effects you if you are an Apple Podcasts Subscriber. If you listen elsewhere, disregard the following message. We have had a 2nd Apple Podcasts “pirate feed” pop up the past few years. We finally have worked with Apple to take ownership of the pirate feed. This feed has generated its own subscriber base and also has cannibalized downloads from our main feed. When you log in to Apple Podcasts to the Jim Beaver Show and you are subscribed to the feed with only 7 ratings, you are subscribed to the wrong feed. You will need to unsubscribe and go and subscribe to the other Jim Beaver Show feed with close to 100 ratings. In one week we will be shutting the private feed down permanently and you will no longer get the show unless you are subscribed to the correct feed. Thanks for listening in and supporting us and be sure and leave a rating and a review along with subscribing while you are on Apple podcasts. Correct Feed:

 From the Down & Dirty Show Vault: One on One with Sal Fish | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5410

In this "From the Down & Dirty Show Vault," Jim Beaver throws it back 8 years to a one on one interview with the legendary owner of SCORE International, Sal Fish. This interview took place immediately after the sale of SCORE and his retirement.

 Ep. 229 | Luke Lambert | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2663

How did the JR Motorsports 9 team finish in the top five at Charlotte down a cylinder? Luke Lambert explains that and much more this week while also praising his driver, Noah Gragson. Lambert breaks down how a driver has to adjust to less power; what impresses Lambert about Gragson; getting to know Noah the person; if Lambert expected the team to gel so quickly; why he joined JRM; the grind of the Cup Series; where his passion for racing began; being a former driver and why it didn’t pan out; Richard Childress Racing being his first NASCAR job and how engineering started to evolve; if Lambert felt he had to become a crew chief; nearly winning the 2014 Cup Series championship; if crew chiefs keep track of their statistics; getting his first ice bath at JRM; if the goals for the team have changed since his first day. Music created by Tony Monge. Please support my work through Patreon:

 Episode 198 -- Former Richard Childress Racing-Dale Earnhardt Tire Changer Will Lind | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5181

This week's show begins with a simple challenge ... pay it forward. Do something nice for someone else, without any expectation of receiving anything in return. Will Lind got his start in the sport working with James Hylton, but he went on to have a LONG and successful career with Richard Childress Racing and was probably best known for changing rear tires on Dale Earnhardt’s Flying Aces/Junkyard Dogs pit crews of the late 1980s and early 90s. This week, Will talks about his hardcore early days in the sport, when he went to GREAT lengths to carve out a place for himself in the garage, his beginnings with RCR and the Dale Earnhardt he knew away from the track. The September 2, 1982 issue of Grand National Scene marked a fairly significant milestone in the publication’s history. It was Scene’s first issue with a standard tabloid size, rather than the folded, two-cover format it had used since its very first issue back in the spring of 1977. In the pages of that week's issue, it wasn’t exactly breaking news that Darrell Waltrip won at Bristol. This was his fourth in a row there, but it wasn’t exactly easy … and surprise of all surprises … there was just a wee little bit of controversy that night. Bobby Allison and Harry Gant weren't exactly happy with NASCAR or Darrell Waltrip. Dave Marcis wasn't happy with Terry Labonte, and Terry Labonte AND Billy Hagan weren’t happy with Dave. After reading co-host Steve Waid's column, Jimmy Means probably wasn’t very happy either after being made fun of for being so skinny. And finally … Bill Elliott … yes, THAT Bill Elliott got downright chatty with Gene Granger about the never-ending battle between Ford and General Motors, his season to date and safety. NOTE: This podcast is not associated in any way with American City Business Journals, owners of the Scene brand. Please consider supporting our show financially via:

 Ep. 228 | Ty Majeski | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2281

Ty Majeski is keeping himself busy this year with a full Camping World Truck Series schedule and late model races. Majeski joins the show to share how he’s also in the ThorSport shop every day working as an engineer; the decision to put racing on the backburn for a year to do that; what he’s learned working in the shop; how much it helps build a better bond with the team; what changed at Niece Motorsports that led Majeski to ThorSport; the importance of not burning bridges; pushing through a start and stop career; going through the “total catastrophe” of the 60 car program at Roush; lessons learned from that deal; how Majeski got into racing and the racing ladder he climbed; how much his parents were able to help along the way; does he feel at a disadvantage in the Truck Series with limited starts; the hardest thing about the Truck Series; why he feels his team is flying under the radar; the biggest goal in his first season in NASCAR. Music created by Tony Monge. Please support my work through Patreon:


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