The Drive with Alan Taylor
2015 Indianapolis 500 | FULL EPISODE | #19605/23/15
We're getting geared up for the Indy 500 as Alan chats with experts and newbies alike at the Firestone Garage in Gasoline Alley at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Stay tuned for an interview with the great Al Speyer, now retired Executive Director of...
Tires and Tires | SEGMENT 1 | #196
It's Chris Duke's first time at the Indy 500 and he's seeing lots of new stuff, including many, many tires! Did you know that each tire on every race car has its own serial number to prevent thievery of the proprietary rubber compound?
Free Rides and Factoids | SEGMENT 2 | #196
National Sweepstakes Winner, Keith Palmer, got a free pass to the Indy 500 and everything it entails and joins us to share his experiences thus far. Also, Alan has a few factoids to share with us about the Indy 500 and the Monaco Grand Prix.
Lost and Found | SEGMENT 3 | #196
The racers of the Indianapolis 500 are like one big family. Alan shares some stories about his run ins with some of the racers. Then, we find Steven Cole Smith walking through the garage.
Detours | SEGMENT 4 | #196
From a scenic route detour caused by an Australian GPS system, to a wonderful memorial service, Steven Cole Smith gives us an update on what he's been up to at, and on his way to the Indianapolis 500.
News from Indy 500 | SEGMENT 5 | #196
Steven Cole Smith brings us some motor sports news! The biggest story this week: James Hinchcliffe's right-front suspension broke and went through his legs, nearly killing him.
Under Pressure | SEGMENT 6 | #196
Remember to check your tire's air pressure! Stu Crum reminds us that any Firestone location will check your tires and keep them at the appropriate levels for free!
Townsend Bell | SEGMENT 7 | #196
An eclectic racer in his own right, Townsend Bell still thinks the Indianapolis 500 has it's own unique element. Townsend shares his hopes for the race and what it's like to race the Indy 500 nine times.
Radio Show Rivals | SEGMENT 8 | #196
Host of The Drive Chicago, Paul Brian, joins us and shares his insights and hopes for the Indy 500.
Old Days and Airbags | SEGMENT 9 | #196
Autoline Detroit Host, John McElroy, sits down with us to reminisce about the old days of racing and share who he's rooting for to take home the win. Also, we discuss the airbag issue that's been plaguing the used car market.
Bigger Than Life | SEGMENT 10 | #196
We catch up with retired Executive Director of Firestone Racing, Al Speyer, to see how his retirement has been treating him and learn about the 41st anniversary of the day he joined the Firestone team.
A Spectacular Event | SEGMENT 11 | #196
"The one thing that will happen is something none of us expect." Al Speyer explains the majesty and the grandeur of the whole event that surrounds the Indianapolis 500 and the Memorial Day celebration.
Feel the Energy | SEGMENT 12 | #196
We cannot stress enough how important it is to check your tire pressure every time you drive! Also, Al Speyer reminds us that, when it comes to experiencing the energy and the ambiance, a seat in the stands or on the field is still the best seat in...
Indianapolis 500 Trivia | SEGMENT 13 | #196
For a chance to win a pair of Piloti Driving Shoes, Alan asks a trivia question: Who won the 2014 Indianapolis 500?
Piloti Shoes and Hammertoes | SEGMENT 14 | #196
Guest caller Dave calls in to answers the trivia question for a pair of Piloti Driving shoes. Then, we ask Nick Bonsanto important questions about his hammertoes, and discuss why he chose the 99th running to be his first time attending the Indy 500.
Another Pair of Pilotis! | SEGMENT 15 | #196
For another pair of Piloti Driving Shoes: Who won the 2013 Indianapolis 500? Guest Caller Sauer from Lake Havasu calls in to answer the trivia question and doesn't have hammertoes!
Testosterone Boost | SEGMENT 1 | #195
If a Dodge Charger Hellcat doesn't get your testosterone pumping, we don't know what will! We chat with Steven Cole Smith about his recent low testosterone diagnosis and his Hellcat driving experience.
Next Up | SEGMENT 2 | #195
Steven Cole Smith is taking his turn at the Dodge Hellcat and he is loving it. The car fills more roles than most people think, from the race track, to round-town cruising.
Gettin' Ready | SEGMENT 3 | #195
We get prepped for the Indy 500 next week with a look at Chevrolet and Honda's new cars for the oval track.
How I Met Your Matt | SEGMENT 4 | #195
Matt Edmonds joins us and Alan tells the tale of how he met Matt at a race event and got second best time right behind him.
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