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When you’ve spent more than 20 years of your life on the road as a NASCAR crew chief and NBC analyst, you’re bound to meet some interesting characters along the way. Letarte on Location brings you closer to all kinds of personalities that Steve has connected with throughout the years traveling the circuit. So sit down, buckle up and get ready for some “off the grid” conversations.
 
Matt Farah and Zack Klapman sit down with automotive icons, pro drivers, comedians and other friends to discuss automotive industry news, racing, projects and whatever else comes to mind. Watch our car reviews at www.youtube.com/thesmokingtire Follow us! T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman Rent or buy our movies!, where we find out if some bad CraigsList cars can cross an entire US State, off-road!https://vimeo.com/thesmokingtire
 
The Mulberry Lane Show is a music, arts, & lifestyle talk radio show by 3 sisters in a band- Rachel, Bo, & Allie Kat. When you tune in, you'll find what you have in common with a Grammy winning rock star or an Emmy winning actress. You’ll hear the philosophies, creative processes, tips, inspirations, troubles and triumphs of those pursuing their dreams. We like to break down walls. We love creating a comfy environment so artists feel safe revealing their true selves. And maybe you'll feel yo ...
 
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Michelle Martinelli of For The Win! and USA Today Sports joins to talk about the third (NASCAR-themed) season of The Sneak (1:00); the backstory of the mysterious Mario Rossi (3:00); the lack of general NASCAR awareness about the Rossi story (5:30); the story of “Black Thursday” (7:30); were some of these events covered up by the NASCAR industry at…
 
Kristen Lee is one of our favorite people and favorite automotive journalists. She is the Deputy Editor at The/DRIVE.com. She has written for Business Insider, Jalopnik, Road & Track, and other publications. Follow her @kristenleeeeeeee Go to HelloFresh.com/smokingtire12 and use code smokingtire12 for 12 free meals, including free shipping! Follow …
 
Josh Berry won his first career NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Martinsville Speedway! Dale Earnhardt Jr. dedicates the entire show to reliving this emotional and heartfelt victory for JR Motorsports. Before Josh joins the show, Dale Jr. and co-host Mike Davis share what seeing Berry win meant to them and the company. Dale talks about Josh’s rise thr…
 
Matt drifted a crazy Hummer H1 and then hung out with some hot rods that shoot 80-foot fireballs; Zack gets into the details of their Ferrari 812 GTS review; and they answer questions about Drift Week, buying cars, and buying watches. Go to HelloFresh.com/smokingtire12 and use code smokingtire12 for 12 free meals, including free shipping! Follow us…
 
Marty Snider, Nate Ryan and Jeff Burton discuss the upcoming race at Martinsville and how Denny Hamlin, Chase Elliott and others could break through, while Ricky Stenhouse Jr. shares his take on NASCAR's fourth crown jewel, Graham Rahal calls in to discuss IndyCar testing and Ricky Carmichael joins to break down the Supercross season so far.…
 
Jonny Lieberman is a long-time automotive journalist for Motor Trend. He's driven all the greatest cars, had the best whiskey, and usually has a funny way of explaining his opinions. It's always a good show when Jonny sits down. We talk about the RUF Yellowbird, M2 CS vs Cayman GT4, which Bugatti Chiron is the one to buy, and more. Policygenius sav…
 
Steve Letarte, Dale Jarrett and Kyle Petty discuss the upcoming Cup Series race at Martinsville and if they could see the eighth different winner in eight races, Erik Jones calls in to discuss his expectations with Richard Petty Motorsports and Harrison Burton joins the show to reflect on his strong 2020 Xfinity Series run and how he's approaching …
 
Legendary NASCAR pit reporter Dick Berggren joins Dale Earnhardt Jr. for a conversation that covers Berggren’s racing career, rise as a journalist and pit reporter, and New England racing history preserver. It’s a special episode as Dale Earnhardt Jr. leads off the program with a big announcement, that includes Berggren himself. After sharing the e…
 
In Mary Shelley’s book Frankenstein, she couldn’t have been more on point when she had Dr. Frankenstein belt, “It’s Alive…It’s Alive!!”. From amps to voltage we got an “electrifying” show for you today. Alans first guest is BJ Killeen – Automotive Journalist and Voice of Reason. They chat about Volkswagen doing an April Fools Day joke by releasing …
 
Jerry Freeze, general manager of Front Row Motorsports, on life at the Daytona 500 champion's headquarters, even if the signage doesn’t reflect its greatest triumph yet (1:00); describing the command center at Front Row Motorsports and its role in warding off geese (3:00); what being general manager entails (4:00); comparing the Daytona 500 victory…
 
Matt Farah and Zack Klapman talk about their recent drives in the BMW X6 M, Ducati Multistrada V4, Zack chasing drift cars at Gridlife, and fire-breathing cars. Plus, Ferrari restoration expert, Donnie Callaway, drops by with Matt's car and some wisdom. Policygenius saved customers up to $1,055 per year compared to their current home & auto policie…
 
BJ Killeen – Automotive Journalist and Voice of Reason jump’s shotgun with Alan this week, as Alan pay’s tribute to his mother that just passed away. BJ shares about a program called Speed and Sport Adventures, a 3 day 4 night off road motorcycle/dirt bike tour. Just bring your gear. The two go on to talk about how the RV sales are through the roof…
 
Chris Dunlop, also known as Pinstrip Chris, is an incredible automotive artist. Using a mix of pens, pencils, airbrush, and brushes, he creates paintings that are both incredibly realistic without looking like a simple photograph. He's also known for his "Sharpie cars", where he uses Sharpie pens to draw incredible patterns that cover an entire car…
 
Steve sits down with Bridget and Sarah Burgess of BMI Racing. 19-year old Bridget pilots the No. 88 Chevrolet for her family-run race team in ARCA Menards West Series competition with her mother, Sarah, calling the shots from atop the pit box. They talk about their family’s move from Australia to America in order to pursuit their racing dreams.…
 
Following the first NASCAR Cup Series dirt race in over 50 years, Speedway Motorsports Inc. CEO Marcus Smith joins Dale Earnhardt Jr. after hosting the dirt race weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway. Smith delves into many exciting projects surrounding his portfolio of race tracks including the latest on Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway, Atlanta Motor S…
 
NASCAR on NBC analyst Kyle Petty on why The King and other old-timers were leery about Bristol Dirt (1:00); how racing on dirt in 2021 compared to 50 years ago (3:00); does NASCAR need a dirt race to showcase driver talent? (5:30); “it’s all about the fans,” and they told KP that they loved it (6:30); improvements to consider for 2022, starting wit…
 
Steve Serio and Cam Ingram spend a lot of time around expensive, amazing cars. Steve is a broker who helps people buy and sell cars worth five to eight figures. Cam Ingram is the Owner of Road Scholars, a world-renowned restoration shop that also has an incredible car collection. Apply for free today at WOMPLY.COM/SMOKINGTIRE and see if you qualify…
 
What's it like to go 212MPH in the McLaren F1 press car? Race a vintage Ford at Silverstone? Go head-to-head against Chris Harris in a Citroen 2CV? Andrew Frankel knows. He is the kind of automotive journalist that we admire. He's a great writer and driver, he's driven some incredibly special machines, and he's British, so he has 48 different words…
 
Alan is joined by Josh Hancock – JoshCAR Hollywood Car Consultant, as they talk about Volvo and its transformation to be electric by 2030. The continue on about synthetic fuel and how promising it looks. Alan shares that the only electric vehicle he has is his golf cart. Josh talks about Ford’s F-150 being the number one selling vehicle for years a…
 
Jumping in the hot seat this week with Alan is Steven Cole Smith – Automotive Journalist for Autoweek, Automobile Magazine, and Grassroots Magazine. Steven talks about officer Jesse Madsen stopping another driver going 100 miles an hour. He goes onto talk about the opening event for the NHRA. Steven goes onto talk about John Force coming back from …
 
Dale Earnhardt Jr. invites father-son duo Dave and Ryan Blaney to the table to learn more about the Blaney racing legacy and hear about Ryan’s Cup Series victory on Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway. First, Dale Jr. and co-host Mike Davis address an eventful Xfinity Series race for JR Motorsports in Atlanta. Commenting publicly for the first-time fo…
 
TV host Ant Anstead and 2009 Formula One champion Jenson Button are about to live every car enthusiast's dream: design their own car. They -along with automotive designer Mark Stubbs and attorney Roger Behle- are revitalizing Radford, a British coach-builder famous for its customization work in the 1940s and 1950s. They're bringing the company back…
 
NASCAR on NBC analyst Dale Jarrett on how did Kyle Larson lose this race? (1:00); did Joey Logano really affect the outcome much? (3:30); how did Ryan Blaney conserve his tires so well on a track that gobbles them? DJ offers the Hall of Fame driver perspective (5:30); what this victory says about the emergence of Ryan Blaney as a championship conte…
 
Matt and Zack talk about their drive in the BMW M4, the new X6 M that arrived, Matt's Ducati loaner, Ben Chen's Gemballa crash, the RPM Act, and answer a lot of YOUR questions. Get more information on the RPM Act. Go to HelloFresh.com/smokingtire12 and use code smokingtire12 for 12 free meals, including free shipping! Apply for free today at womply…
 
Michael McDowell joins Steve to chat about his path to earning first career Cup Series win as a 70/1 underdog in the sport’s biggest event … the Daytona 500! The native of Glendale, Arizona talks about how focusing on the details helped the No. 34 Ford Mustang team make an impact early in the season. Approaching his career with honesty, making achi…
 
Bobby Labonte joins Dale Earnhardt Jr. on this week’s episode to dive deeper into the NASCAR Hall of Famers family history, successful career and current racing endeavors. Much of Labonte’s NASCAR career is well publicized but Dale Jr. is curious about the path that led the Corpus Christi, Texas, native to rise from the shadow of his older brother …
 
Can our grid handle more EVs? We know who to ask. Jason Fenske is the host of Engineering Explained, an excellent YouTube channel that teaches you how cars work. He has a background in both engineering and teaching, so he's the perfect person to ask about, well, everything. We talk about the grid, charging, Tesla, Mach-E, sports cars, and more. Wat…
 
NASCAR on NBC analyst Jeff Burton returns to the NASCAR on NBC Podcast for his first appearance in a year and five days to break down the NASCAR Cup race at Phoenix Raceway, including recalling the last time we did this pre-pandemic (1:00); what stood out about Martin Truex Jr.’s victory, aside from being so good after scrubbing the wall (2:00); wa…
 
“Talking Shop” this week with Alan is BJ Killeen, Automotive Journalist and Voice of Reason. They discuss the possibility of Jeep changing the “Cherokee” name to appease the offended Native Cherokee Nation. Alan feels it will be a sad thing to lose the brand recognition. Kia is thinking about changing their logo and vehicle names as well. Speaking …
 
Matt Farah and Zack Klapman sit down to talk about their recent tests of the Honda Civic Type R, Ford Bronco Sport Badlands, and Kia Telluride. We also talk about Zack's new bugout vehicle, Matt's Ducati loaner, and Tesla's NHTSA issues. Re-shop your rates and you could save up to $1,055. Head to Policygenius.com to get started right now. https://w…
 
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is joined by two-time Daytona 500 and 1999 NASCAR Cup Series championship crew chief Todd Parrott for an emotional and heart-felt conversation about Parrott’s triumphs and struggles. Ahead of this interview, Dale Jr. fills us in on the latest developments for Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway. He details what he learned traveling to…
 
Tony Quiroga (@guaupants) is the Deputy Editor of Car and Driver Magazine. As one of the testers for Lightning Lap, he's one of the better drivers in the journalist field. He's also the only journalist to do instrumented testing of the Bugatti Chiron, and the speeds he hit were ridiculous. He tells us all about the g-forces of the Chiron, the thril…
 
NASCAR on NBC analyst Steve Letarte breaks down the NASCAR Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, including Kyle Larson breaking the “underdog” streak (1:00); how it felt to see a crowd (though limited) at Las Vegas this time (2:00); is Larson getting up to speed so quickly a surprise? (4:00); sizing up the surge by Hendrick Motorsports (6:30); why …
 
Andrew Collins is a returning guest, Jalopnik alum, and the new Editor-in-Chief of CarBibles.com. We talk about what you should know when buying a car, the challenges of launching a site, weird seat belts, confusing HVAC controls, cheap off-roading, and a lot more. https://www.carbibles.com IG: @andrewatlarge Let Sunday take the guesswork out of gr…
 
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