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Jim Beaver brings you the #1 action motorsports radio show on the planet covering the world of racing with some of the biggest interviews in motorsports! #GameOn

Jim Beaver brings you the #1 action motorsports radio show on the planet covering the world of racing with some of the biggest interviews in motorsports! #GameOn


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Jim Beaver brings you the #1 action motorsports radio show on the planet covering the world of racing with some of the biggest interviews in motorsports! #GameOn






Episode 19 - Earl Barban, Spotter for Jimmie Johnson

Earl Barban is best known by today's race fans as Jimmie Johnson's spotter, but the St. Louis native's motorsports career has involved so much more. He has spotted for NASCAR champion Rusty Wallace as well as various other drivers in the NASCAR Xfinity and Truck Series, fielded a truck driven by Kenny Wallace in the early years of NASCAR's truck series, driven a transporter for Team Penske, raced a dirt car, and hauled show cars. In this episode of Racing Now and Then, Barban talks about his...



Once and for all ... Brett Bodine DID win the 1990 spring race at North Wilkesboro, and in this installment of our interview, he lets you know about it in no uncertain terms. He also remembers his friendship with fellow competitor Davey Allison, his highly charged incident with brother Geoff in the inaugural Brickyard 400, his decision to buy out Junior Johnson and a devastating relationship with an all-talk sponsor. In our second segment, co-hosts Rick Houston and Steve Waid dig into the...


Ep. 137 | Matt Kaulig

Kaulig Racing is having a career year in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, and Matt Kaulig has to enjoy it all from afar because of the pandemic. Kaulig is the team owner of the Nos. 10, 11, and 16 Chevrolets and joins the podcast to share what he keeps his hands on and getting into the sport seven years as a sponsor in two races. Now, 2020 is a culmination of everything that has been built since, and Kaulig discusses whether he’s happy with their pace, if going Cup Series racing is on the radar...


#438 - Motorsports Roundup w/ Jack Korpela & Tiffany Stone

Jim Beaver has Lucas Oil TV personality Jack Korpela on talking about the latest in the LOORRS series, Tiffany Stone is back with rally news, and Chris Leone dives into power rankings while Jim answers fan questions and hits on the latest motorsports storylines.



In the first of what will be a three-part interview, Brett Bodine discusses his phenomenal 1985 Busch Series rookie season, during which he won three races in just 13 starts. Then, in his first full-time campaign the following year, Bodine finished achingly close to the championship in one of the most bizarre seasons anyone could remember. After that, he moved to the Winston Cup circuit with veteran team owner Bud Moore. In our second segment, hosts Rick Houston and Steve Waid dig into the...


Ep. 136 | David Pepper

David Pepper is the team manager of ThorSport Racing, the longest-tenured team in the Truck Series. But when that isn’t keeping Pepper busy, he also serves as a spotter in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and Cup Series. In our conversation, we discuss ThorSport going 1-2-3 at Richmond Raceway over the weekend, the return of the Trucks to the Virginia short track, and being ready for the playoffs with three of their four teams. Pepper also shares what has been different with driver Grant Enfinger,...


The Motorsports: Drop 9/12/20

On an all-new Motorsports Drop, we look ahead to this weekend's F1, NASCAR, and IndyCar races, while touching on the top stories of a busy week in racing and getting hyped for the first-ever esports event sanctioned by Crandon International Raceway.


#437 - Crandon Recap w/ Andrew Carlson & Tiffany Stone

Jim Beaver has newly crowned World Champion Andrew Carlson on the show this week as well as Tiffany Stone to recap Crandon. He also dives into the latest storylines from motorsports.



In the second and final installment of our interview, legendary NASCAR independent Jimmy Means remembers his one-race deal with Hendrick Motorsports, the wrecks that finally convinced him to quit driving, working as a crew chief for Bud Moore and finally making it to victory lane with Ed Berrier. In our second segment, hosts Rick Houston and Steve Waid dig into the October 15, 1987 issue of Grand National Scene. The paper featured coverage of Bill Elliott's fall Charlotte win and a rash of...


Episode 28: Build Week and Meet the Hudsons!

It’s build week on the latest iRacing Downshift! Get ready for 2020 Season 4 with a look at all of our exciting new content and features, and we cover all the biggest news in our World Championship series. We’ve also got an extended interview with our own Tyler and Lisa Hudson, covering everything from their day-to-day responsibilities to if we might see Lisa join Tyler in one of our staff races anytime soon!


The Motorsports Drop: 9/7/20

Labor Day weekend is always one of the busiest in racing, and an all-new Motorsports Drop catches you up on the results from Formula 1, NASCAR, Pro Motocross, NHRA, and the Crandon World Cup.


Episode 18 - Kelly Crandall, NASCAR writer for, discusses the NASCAR Cup Playoffs

With the NASCAR Cup Playoffs kicking off Labor Day weekend at Darlington Raceway, NASCAR writer Kelly Crandall discusses this year's 16-car field with show host Deb Williams. Find out who they believe are the favorites and how this year's track schedule could provide some interesting twists in the playoffs.



In the first of our two-part interview, Jimmy Means sits down with hosts Rick Houston and Steve Waid to discuss his career as an independent driver and team owner. Before getting down to business, Rick discovers that Jimmy's mom worked at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, the same Army base on which he was born a LONG, LONG time ago. Jimmy then turns his attention to busting Steve's chops a little bit over a long-ago joke. In our second segment, Rick and Steve dig into the April 23,...


The Motorsports Drop: 8/31/20

Did you miss any of this week's races? Never fear! The latest Motorsport Drop has the winners from Formula 1, IndyCar, NASCAR, Pikes Peak, and World RX.


Ep. 135 | Daniel Hemric

Daniel Hemric was still in the middle of adapting and learning a new team at JR Motorsports and then he had to adapt to racing during a pandemic. Hemric joins the show to discuss how he deals with isolating before the race and handling additional responsibilities. Then we get into the mixed bag of results for the 8 team; if there is any concern about the lack of a NASCAR win; explaining the inexperience of his team; whether Hemric has refocused and settled himself down; how difficult it’s...


#15 - BEER - Victor Carrillo

Salud to Victor Carrillo, Victor is an old friend of Jarods. A TRUE Angelino, Victor has an automotive agency called The ID Agency that works with multiple brands and companies over the years. listen into Victors journey and being a young "hustler" along the way. From lowrider, rims & tires, the Mexican music scene and listen as Jarod & Victor recount some good times over their 20+ year relationship. Cheers to Victor Carrillo


#436 - The Crandon Episode with Keegan Kincaid & Marty Fiolka

Jim Beaver has Pro 2 champ Keegan Kincaid on the show discussing the upcoming event in Crandon over Labor Day, Marty Fiolka calls in to talk Crandon as well as the Vegas to Reno event and a little off-road history, Chris Leone is on with Power Rankings and to discuss the Indy 500, and Jim Beaver does a segment talking motorsports media and marketing.


The Motorsports Drop: 8/28/20

The latest Motorsports Drop has you covered on a massive motorsports weekend, from Formula 1 and World Rallycross action in Europe to NASCAR, IndyCar, and Pikes Peak in the United States.



In the conclusion to our conversation, former Winston Cup team owner Larry McClure remembers an acrimonious split with Ernie Irvan, two Daytona 500 wins with Sterling Marlin, his team's departure from the sport and an incredibly trying time in his own life. Our Issue of the Week takes a deep look into the September 9, 1993 Winston Cup Scene, which featured coverage of Mark Martin's Southern 500 victory, his fourth win in a row. The issue also covered Irvan's overnight move from...


#14 - BEER - James Kirkham

Have a BEER with James Kirkham, self described "Dreamer" at Automotive Hub/Agency, Race Service located in Mid City Los Angeles. James has had a great history of motorsports, companies, relationships, experiences etc. James and Jarod share multiple tattoos and stories of their travels and the overall importance of relationships and giving a shit! Meet James Kirkham of Race Service.